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Enjoy a musical jam

Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more with the Washington Old Time Fiddlers, 5 p.m. Friday, and every second and fourth Friday, at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Musicians welcome, or just come and enjoy the music.

More info: Noel Lareau, 360-691-5907

A string instrument jam session is held at 6 p.m. third Fridays at the Community Club.

More info: Fran Eaton, 360-403-0816


Battle of the Banks

Snohomish banks each year hold a friendly Battle of the Banks food drive to benefit the Snohomish Food Bank. Bring nonperishable food or cash donations to local branches of Coastal Community Bank, Columbia Bank, Opus Bank, Peoples Bank (in Fred Meyer), or Washington Federal. A Heavy Weight Champion Against Hunger will be crowned Dec. 28 based on points for total pounds of food, the amount of cash donations, and decorations. Besides the trophy, it’s all about bragging rights.

More info: 425-344-8533

Ballerinas hold clothing drive

Pacific Chamber Ballet in Lynnwood holds a clothing drive to benefit Clothes For Kids. Drop off donations through Dec. 30 at the studio at 6925 216th St. SW, Suite F. The studio opens at 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. Saturdays; it is closed Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

More info: 425-778-1600,

Pancakes for Hungry Hearts

A Norwegian Pancake Breakfast is served from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Enjoy thin, rolled pancakes with strawberries and syrup, sliced ham and beverages for $6; children under age 5 are free. Proceeds benefit the Hungry Hearts Foundation, which provides meals and snacks on weekends to Lake Stevens students who receive free or reduced price meals.

More info: 425-334-0421

Forest work party

The next Green Everett work party is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Howarth Park, 1127 Olympic Blvd. All tools provided. RSVP requested.

More info:, 425-238-0065


Lead a STEM workshop

Edmonds Community College seeks presenters for its Expanding Your Horizons conference for girls in grades 8-12. The conference, to be held March 19, helps girls explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math. More than 450 girls are expected to attend.

Women who work in a STEM field, or who are majoring in a STEM field at the university level, are invited to design and lead a 35-minute, interactive workshop. Presenters will each have three time slots during the conference.

Send your name, job title and a brief description about what you do to The deadline for inquiries is Jan. 15.

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