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A listing of Snohomish County events and information.


Writers workshop in Edmonds

EPIC Group Writers is inviting folks to join editor Elena Taylor for a lesson in revision and the editing process.

“Develop techniques to identify the most common issues that regularly challenge novelists, narrative non-fiction writers and memoirists,” a news release said.

The event is on Jan. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Frances Anderson Center at 700 Main St.

Tickets are $70 for EPIC members and $85 for non-members.

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Waste Management holiday schedule

Waste Management will not be providing pick-up services on Jan. 1. Service for all customers will be delayed one day.

For Wednesday customers, service will be on Thursday. For Thursday customers, service will be on Friday. For Friday customers, service will be on Saturday.

Additionally, Waste Management customers may recycle Christmas trees with no artificial dust or spray in their yard waste bins, as long as the trees are cut so all pieces can fit in the bin.

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Legislative kick-off breakfast

Join state lawmakers and Economic Alliance Snohomish County for a breakfast before legislators head to Olympia for the 2020 session.

The event is free and will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3 at the Jackson Conference Center at Everett Community College.

“By sharing our ideas with legislators they can better advocate for our businesses and communities here in Snohomish County,” an event description said.

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The State of Everett address is near

Tickets for the annual State of Everett address are on sale.

The event brings business and city leaders together for a breakfast where Mayor Cassie Franklin shares her vision of the city’s future.

Tickets range from $35 to $50.

The Jan. 16 event starts with networking at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

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A call for multi-cultural groups

The city of Arlington is seeking cultural and equity groups and multi-cultural entertainers for its Stronger Together event in May.

Entertainment will be presented in 45-minute sets at Legion Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Performances should provide cultural enrichment, a city of Arlington news release said.

There will also be a tent for groups to set up cultural displays, education opportunities and a community resource fair.

The Arlington, Lakewood and Darrington school districts, Stillaguamish and Sauk-Suaittle tribes, Sno-Isle Libraries and the town of Darrington are helping put on the event.

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