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Slime! in Snohomish

Kids can learn about the physical properties of slime and play with the stuff at a free program at 4 p.m. Friday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Add different items to slime, squish it around, explore density and more.

More info: 360-568-2898

Brews and Brains trivia

Join Arlington librarians at a Brews and Brains trivia night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Mirkwood Public House, 117 Division St. Bring friends or make new ones as you compete in teams of up to five people.

More info: 360-435-3033

Christmas Powwow in Marysville

The Marysville School District Indian Education Department and Tulalip Youth Services Department together hold the annual Christmas Powwow on Saturday in the Francis Sheldon Gym at the Marysville Tulalip Campus, 7204 27th Ave. NE, Tulalip. Free dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Grand entry is 6 p.m. Jackpot dancing, cake walk, Santa’s Workshop with gifts for kids up to age 17, photos with Santa, vendors and more.

More info: 360-965-2100


Christmas House offers gifts

Shopping days are winding down for Christmas House; the last day is Saturday.

Christmas House provides holiday gifts for qualifying families. Identification plus proof of low income status, custody, child’s age and Snohomish County address is required. Admission is by number, which are passed out daily starting at 6:30 a.m. Registration starts at about 8:30 a.m., shopping at 9 a.m. Christmas House is held at the Everett Boys & Girls Club, 2316 12th St.

More info:, 425-338-2273

Everything’s free at Everybody’s Closet

Everybody’s Closet opens again 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. The event offers free clothing in a party-like setting. Coffee and cookies, too.

More info: 425-257-8780

Sky Valley Food Bank hours

Sky Valley Food Bank, 233 Sky River Parkway, will distribute holiday toys to registered clients from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. To receive gifts, all children must be age 13 or younger and be registered ahead of time. Holiday food will be distributed 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 19 and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 21. The food bank will be closed Christmas week to Dec. 28.

More info: 360-794-7959


Island County openings

The Island County Board of Commissioners seeks applicants for two openings on the Camano Island Mosquito Control District (deadline 4:30 p.m. Dec. 20) and an at-large seat on the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve (deadline 4:30 p.m. Jan. 3).

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