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NEWS BRIEF

New Everett City Council president chosen

On Wednesday night, councilmembers elected Scott Bader as council president. Councilmember Paul Roberts held the position in 2018. Bader selected councilmember Judy Tuohy as council vice president.

Bader was elected to the Everett City Council in 2012.

OPPORTUNITIES

Scouts recycle Christmas trees Saturday

Boy Scouts will be collecting Christmas trees Saturday that the city will turn into mulch. They will collect trees from curbs in many neighborhoods at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Another option is to drop off your tree that day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Jennings Memorial Park ballfields parking lot at 55th Avenue NE and 70th Street NE. Donations are accepted.

Eagle festival looking for entries

Let nature inspire you to create a haiku poem, capture eagle images with your camera, or create a work of art to display at the Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival Feb. 2. Cash prizes are awarded from the Arlington Arts Council.

The nature haiku contest is open to Snohomish County residents. Haiku poets are challenged to convey a vivid message in only 17 syllables. The event is presented by the city of Arlington, Stillaguamish Tribe and Arlington Arts Council.

More info: www.arlingtonwa.gov/eaglefest

EVENTS

Thrift store opens at new location

The Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store will have a grand opening Jan. 19 at the Westgate Shopping Center, 22820 100th Ave. W.

Doors open at 10 a.m. A fashion show begins at 10:30. “Personal shoppers” will be on hand to help show customers around the store and layout. The larger space will allow furniture donations for the first time.

All proceeds from sales are used to support senior center programs and services.

Store hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

More info: 425-954-2518

Family friendly rainbow bingo

Seattle entertainer Sylvia O’Stayformore will put bling into bingo at events in Edmonds and Camano Island.

At Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, doors will open at 6 p.m. and bingo will start at 7 on Jan. 12. Tickets are $16 for 10 games. Food and drinks for sale. Bling-themed attire encouraged but not required. Proceeds go to the center’s programs and services.

At Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W., doors will open at 6 p.m. and bingo will start at 7 on Jan. 19. Tickets, which include food and drinks, are $20 adults, $5 children and $45 for families. The event is a benefit for Lambert House.

More info: 425-744-8090 for Edmonds or 360-387-0222 for Camano Island

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