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Raptors at the library

Sarvey Wildlife Center brings its raptor presentation to the Snohomish Library at 10 a.m. Tuesday. See real birds of prey and learn how Sarvey helps rescue injured raptors. The library is at 311 Maple Ave.

More info: 360-568-2898

Teens: Craft last-minute gifts

The Mukilteo Library holds a DIY Last-Minute Gifts workshop for teens in grades 6-12, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Craft supplies — and snacks — provided thanks to Friends of the Mukilteo Library. There will be several projects to choose from, plus greeting cards. The library is at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

More info: 425-493-8202


Help fill Oso youth center

Stilly Valley Youth Dynamics will open a drop-in center in Oso called The Den from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 10. The Christian youth center will be in the old Oso school house.

Donations are needed to help fill the space. The wish list includes couches and comfy chairs in good condition, area rugs, space heaters, a kitchen table and chairs, mini-fridge, TV, gaming systems, board games, foosball or air hockey table, cleaning supplies, food and drinks. Volunteers also are welcome, as well as monthly donors for ongoing support.

More info:, 360-435-0170

Humane Society seeks volunteers

The Humane Society at HappyPaws Farm seeks volunteers to help with fundraising, maintenance and driving pets to veterinarian appointments. Groups interested in holding pet food drives for the animal food bank also are welcome.

More info: 360-652-5844,,

Help injured wildlife

PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood seeks volunteers for a variety of roles. Help with wildlife care, keep the nature trail maintained, or hand-feed baby songbirds next spring, among many other tasks. An application, orientation and certain time commitments are required. Get started at

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Veterans Memorial reaches goal

It will be a special Memorial Day in Bothell.

The Northshore Veterans Memorial Fund campaign surpassed its $25,000 goal, raising over $29,000. The granite is now ordered, and work is underway to prepare the site with permits, lighting and other needs.

Organizers had wanted to dedicate the memorial on Memorial Day 2019, but this fall were unsure they would be able to meet that goal. Memorial Day is May 27.

The memorial will be installed outside the entry to Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell. Names of fallen classmates will be engraved on the monument’s curved panels.

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