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EVENTS

Make a shadow box

Get crafty and make your own shadow box, 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW. Supplies provided. Space is limited, and registration is required.

More info: 360-629-3132

Rug sale at Camano Center

Save the date for the 2nd Chance Thrift Shop Rug Sale, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Find slightly used area rugs in various shapes, sizes and colors.

More info: 360-629-6142

SUPPORT

More toys for tots available

Snohomish County Toys for Tots has gifts available for military and civilian families who need presents to put under the tree for children. The warehouse will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Foundation Church, 2730 Oakes Ave. in Everett, for those who have not yet had an appointment or assistance in 2018. First come, first served. Documentation required.

More info: everett-wa.toysfortots.org

Help for caregivers

Several local support groups exist for caregivers, to help those dealing with the challenges of unpaid caregiving. Here are some of them:

The Alzheimer’s Association keeps a list of local support groups. Groups for caregivers are available in Arlington, Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood and Snohomish.

More info: www.alzwa.org

The Caregiver Support Program of Snohomish County offers several support groups across the area, including Arlington, Lynnwood, Marysville, Snohomish and Stanwood.

More info: stillycenter.org/caregiver.shtml

OPPORTUNITY

Recognize a coastal volunteer

The Island County Marine Resources Committee, Sound Water Stewards and Washington State University Extension Island County seek nominations for the annual Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year award.

The award is open to all volunteers participating in or supporting science and outreach efforts related to protecting or restoring the coastal resources of Island County.

Nomination forms are due by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 11.

More info: islandcountymrc.org

HEADS UP

Avoid Seattle in January

The longest highway closure in the Puget Sound region’s history is looming.

At 10 p.m. Jan. 11, the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle will close for good. But it will be another three weeks before the new Highway 99 tunnel under downtown will open. More than 90,000 vehicles travel the viaduct each day.

Expect more than the usual traffic nightmare.

The last time the viaduct was closed, in spring 2016, backups started earlier and lasted longer. State planners urge drivers to carpool, work from home, cancel what trips they can — anything to help.

More info: wsdot.wa.gov

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