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Bike bonanza

Join a day of bike-related fun from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at Lynnwood Elementary School. Free helmet-fitting and giveaways, as well as a bike rodeo. Free for kids ages 1 through 18.

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Spring brunch

Seafood and egg casseroles, country potatoes, biscuits and gravy, fruit, sweet breads and more will be served at the Utsalady Ladies Aid Spring Brunch on March 31 at the historic Ladies Aid building, 78 Utsalady Road, Camano Island. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 3-8, and free for children under the age of 3.

More info: 360-387-5181


Donate sewing supplies

Snohomish County Clothing Textile Advisors seeks donations of fabric, notions, needlework, yarn, related supplies and equipment for an annual fabric sale planned for summer. Proceeds will go to local scholarships, grants and sewing classes.

More info: Arlene, 425-743-0118 or

Make blankets for kids

The Binky Patrol, a group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make “binkies” for youth in traumatic situations, as well as quilts and blankets for senior citizens, seeks volunteers and donations of fabric, yarn or thread. The group meets on first Sundays, second Sunday if a holiday, in Marysville.

More info: 360-659-7198

Project Linus also makes quilts and blankets to donate to Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic life events. Events are set for 12:30-2:30 p.m. second Tuesdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Materials and equipment are provided. Bring a sewing machine if you have one.

More info: Diane, 425-252-4524

Donate cellphones

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County takes donations of cellphones with chargers. Even without service, cellphones can be used to access 911 emergency services. The nonprofit gives them to clients who need the phones for safety reasons. Drop off donations at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3010 Grand Ave. in Everett, or at other sites in Everett, Brier, Mountlake Terrace and Stanwood that are listed at

More info: 425-259-2827


The Ebey’s Landing Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Island County Commissioners’ Hearing Room in Coupeville.

The Friends of the Edmonds Library will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the plaza room above the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St. Social time, followed by a historical presentation at 6:30 p.m.

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors plans a study session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to hear a report on special education services. The location is the Educational Services Center, 20420 68th Ave. West, Lynnwood.

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