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Highway 524 closure

The second of two roundabouts is scheduled to be installed on Highway 524, requiring a full road closure through the weekend. The highway is set to close from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday. A detour will be posted. Crews are installing a roundabout at Locust Way after installing one on the other side of I-405 at Larch Way in September. The work is weather dependent.

More info: tinyurl.com/524roundabouts

EVENTS

Candidate forum

The League of Women Voters along with the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce, Sno-Isle Libraries, the Sultan School District and the Friends of the Sultan Library host a candidate forum Monday at Sultan High School, 13715 310th Ave. SE. Social time and refreshments will be at 6:30 p.m. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. Candidates for state and federal office are expected to attend.

More info: 360-793-0983

Costume dance

All Aboard holds a Spin Dance, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at Floral Hall at Everett’s Forest Park, 802 E Mukilteo Blvd. Admission is a $1 donation at the door. Costumes encouraged. Volunteers will help supervise this social event for those who have developmental disabilities.

More info: 425-327-5533, allaboardwa.org

Build a rain barrel

Everett Public Works holds a build-your-own-rain barrel workshop at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at its offices at 3200 Cedar St. The $40 fee covers materials and instruction. Registration is required. Don’t want to build your own? Buy a pre-made barrel for $55 (cash or check) between 9 a.m. and noon Oct. 20.

More info: everettwa.gov/rainbarrels

WAYS TO HELP

Toys for Tots drive

The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots of Snohomish County holds a donation drive, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Center Court at Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way. Plans include kids activities, raffles and an appearance by Santa. Bring new, unwrapped toys or monetary donations.

More info: Mary Butler, butlerm39@yahoo.com

Get rid of unwanted stuff, help school

Edmonds Lutheran Church hosts a donation drive to benefit Chase Lake Elementary School, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Goodwill will have two 28-foot trucks in the parking lot at 23525 84th Ave. W. Bring unwanted household goods (no mattresses). Goodwill will donate $600 to the school for each truck filled.

Also that day, the church will offer free electronics recycling, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A list of accepted items for recycling is at 1greenplanet.org.

More info: 425-744-8090

Host a blood drive

The American Red Cross seeks blood drive hosts for the winter season, December through February. Those who host a drive between Dec. 20 and Jan. 6 will receive T-shirts to give donors.

More info: redcrossblood.org/hostadrive

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