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Dessert and books

Sno-Isle Libraries has declared the week of April 7-13 Volunteer/Library Week.

The Stanwood Friends of the Library, a volunteer group, will host a Springtime Dessert event in celebration. The event is set for 6 p.m. April 9 at the Stanwood Library. Current, past and future members are welcome for dessert and conversation.

Stanwood Friends of the Library, established in 1913, is the oldest library advocacy group in the Sno-Isle Libraries system, according to a news release.

More info: 360-618-3889‬

Mariner play

The Mariner High School Drama Club presents “Almost, Maine” starting Friday night. The play also runs Saturday, and March 29 and March 30. Ticket sales for each showing start at 6 p.m. Adults are $10, and seniors are $5. The venue is Mariner’s Little Theatre.

Transition fair

The Snohomish County Developmental Disabilities Administration plans its annual transition fair for families who receive services related to school and employment, particularly those with young people who will be leaving high school soon.

The event is 4 to 8:30 p.m. March 26 at Cascade High School. Workshop topics include housing, transportation, employment, Social Security and guardianship. More than 350 people attended last year.

More info: 425-388-7320

Support the homeless

The Spring Fling fund-raiser for the Whidbey Homeless Coalition is Saturday at the Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club in Langley.

Tickets are $40. The event includes a taco meal, live band, dancing, silent and live auctions. a raffle, dessert dash and a cash bar. Langley Mayor Tim Callison will be master of ceremonies.

Proceeds of the Spring Fling will aid both Langley’s House of Hope, which offers 90-day transitional supportive care, and The Haven in Oak Harbor, which provides emergency overnight shelter.

— South Whidbey Record

Celebrate Earth

Camp Killoqua plans a free public nature day on April 20, shortly before Earth Day.

“We will be honoring the planet with games, trail hikes, gardening and plenty of other fun camp activities,” a camp announcement said. “This is a great opportunity for the whole family to come and see what we have to offer.” All ages welcome.

The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the camp at 15207 E. Lake Goodwin Road, Stanwood.

More info: 360-652-6250


Parks board openings: Snohomish County is looking to fill parks board openings with volunteers who live within council districts 2 and 3, areas that span western Snohomish County from Tulalip to Woodway, including Everett, Lynnwood, Mukilteo and Edmonds. The parks board includes 11 members who serve up to four-year terms. They provide recommendations on park policies, facilities and operations. Application forms are available at

More info: Russ Bosanko at 425-388-6602.

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