Free Stream Center admission
During December, the Adopt A Stream Foundation offers free admission to the Northwest Stream Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. The nature preserve and education center is located in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Stroll a half-mile elevated forest and wetland boardwalk, and find holiday gifts in a nature store where proceeds benefit environmental education and salmon stream restoration.
Guests on the boardwalk are limited to no more than 30 per half hour. Reservations are recommended; call 425-316-8592.
Holiday trees for salmon
Also at the Northwest Stream Center … The nonprofit again offers its Holiday Trees for Salmon. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8, purchase a living evergreen for $40 to $100. After the holidays, plant the tree, or return it to the Stream Center to be planted next to a stream to help with salmon runs. Purchase includes membership to the Adopt A Stream Foundation.
More info: 425-316-8592, streamkeeper.org
Bothell: 8-11 a.m. Dec. 1 and 15 (first and third Saturdays) at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Drive. Pancakes, eggs, ham (first Saturday) or sausage (third Saturday), coffee or tea, and orange juice. Cost is $5.
Snohomish: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Dec. 1 (first Saturday) at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Pancakes or French toast, sausage or ham, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and beverages. Cost is $5, $3 ages 10 and younger.
Edmonds: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Dec. 7 (first Friday) at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs, ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, beverages. Cost is $5.
Lake Stevens: A Norwegian Pancake Breakfast is served from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Dec. 15 (third Saturday, September to May) at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE. Cost is $6; under age 5 free.
Monroe: 8-10 a.m. Dec. 15 (third Saturday) at the Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway. Pancakes or French toast, eggs, ham or sausage, beverages. Cost is $5, $3 under age 12.
Everett: The Carl Gipson Senior Center’s annual Holiday Craft Bazaar runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at 3025 Lombard Ave. Fifty vendors will offer crafts.
Everett: The annual St. Nicholas Christmas Craft and Bake Sale Fair is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave. Lunch will be served. Proceeds benefit holiday baskets and an elevator fund.
Edmonds: The Edmonds Senior Center Holiday Bazaar is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 220 Railroad Ave. More than 30 vendors. Hot lunch available.
Everett: The Catholic Daughters Christmas Craft Fair is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 8517 7th Ave. SE. Proceeds benefit Cocoon House, Providence Hospice and Mercy Watch.