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EVENTS

Youth smoking forum

The Sky Valley Youth Coalition has invited several experts to speak on the topic of the current substance use trends among Sky Valley youth, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vaping, and marijuana, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Galaxy Chocolates, 501 Main St., Sultan. Learn what to look for when checking your teen’s backpack. The event includes a light dinner and music. RSVP requested.

More info: rshapovalov@voaww.org, facebook.com/SkyValleyYouthCoalition

Free poetry in Tulalip

Everett poet Eric Kosarot is the featured poet at the Hibulb Cultural Center’s poetry series, held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The museum is at 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip. Admission is free the first Thursday of each month. Kosarot, who also tends horses and plays fiddle, was a 2017 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest winner. Open mic poetry time follows.

More info: hibulbculturalcenter.org

Make salt scrubs, soaps

Make a chocolate-scented salt scrub and peppermint-infused hand soap, 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Space is limited and registration is required.

More info: 425-257-8250

Eat, greet at potluck

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society hosts a holiday potluck at noon Dec. 11 as part of its monthly meeting. Bring a dish and find fellowship with other family history researchers at the group’s library at 6111 188th Place NE, Arlington.

More info: 425-232-8946

WAYS TO HELP

Help support Alzheimer’s caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Association is recruiting local volunteers to lead Family Caregiver Support Groups in Monroe. Volunteers receive training and ongoing support. Working or retired social workers, nurse and other healthcare professionals, educators, clergy, counselors, and former family caregivers are encouraged to apply. Volunteers must commit to at least one year.

More info: April Scott, 800-848-7097 or apscott@alz.org

Toys for Tots drive

Wingert Insurance Agency holds a “Dinner with Santa and a U.S. Marine” event to collect new, unwrapped toy donations for Toys for Tots, 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 16300 Mill Creek Blvd., Suite 122, Mill Creek. There also will be dinner and kids activities. Toy donations can be dropped off at the office through Dec. 13.

More info: 425-385-8930, shelley@wingertagency.com

OPPORTUNITY

Youth Commission extends deadline

Edmonds has created a Youth Commission and seeks teen volunteers to help shape the new advisory group. Participants should live in the city and attend a local high school, Running Start program or home school. The deadline to apply has been extended to Dec. 14. The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays and help advise the City Council on issues important to youth.

More info: edmondswa.gov

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