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County celebrates new park

The Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism department is celebrating its recent purchase of a Snohomish property with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday at 1402 66th St.

The land was owned by the Heirman family. The plan is to turn it into a park, although it may not be open to the public for a few months.

See lighted boats parade on waterfront

The annual Mukilteo Yacht Club Holiday Lighted Boat Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. Saturday from the Port of Everett North (12th Street), continuing to Anthony’s Restaurant in Everett Marina Village before heading back. The parade is part of the Port of Everett’s “Holiday on the Bay” festivities and can be viewed from many shoreside locations, including Boxcar Park.

The event could be canceled if conditions are unsafe for boating.

More info:

Genealogy 101

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offers a free beginning genealogy class, 10-11 a.m. Saturday (and every first Saturday) at the SIGS Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way in Lynnwood’s Heritage Park.

More info: 425-775-6267


Teen volunteer hour

Middle and high school students in grades 6-12 can earn community service credit by helping out at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday (first Saturday, September to May). Help prepare crafts for library programs, pick up and clean up, sort books and more. No need to sign up. Meet in the teen area.

More info: 425-493-8202

Make blankets for kids

The Binky Patrol, a group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make “binkies” for youth in traumatic situations, as well as quilts and blankets for senior citizens, seeks volunteers and donations of fabric, yarn or thread. The group meets next on Sunday (first Sunday, second Sunday if a holiday) in Marysville.

More info: 360-659-7198

Project Linus makes quilts and blankets for Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic life events. The next Project Linus event is set for 12:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 (second Tuesday) at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Materials and equipment are provided. Bring a sewing machine if you have one.

More info: Diane, 425-252-4524


Arlington: A holiday bazaar runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, 1200 E Fifth St. Needle art pieces, Bargain Boutique, lunch and pie, plus a quilt raffle, silent auction and vendors. Proceeds support the food bank, a weekly food bank lunch program and other helping ministries.


Daughters of Norway: Thelma Lodge 26 meets at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Normanna Hall, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett. Annual Christmas auction and a program of Scandinavian Christmas music by the NW Nordic Ladies Chorus with a sing-a-long. Newcomers welcome.

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