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Holiday happenings

  • Lights of Christmas: 5 to 10 p.m. through Wednesday and Friday through Dec. 29, Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood. Holiday lights, treats, live music, storytelling, Nativity scene, crafts, pony and train rides, petting farm, food. $8 to $14, free ages 3 and under. 360-652-7575, 800-228-6724;

    Argosy Christmas Ship 2009: Various times through Wednesday, departs from many Seattle docks, features choral performances, kids’ activities, chances to meet Santa;

    Santa sighting, noon to 3 p.m. today, 2602 Baker Ave., Everett. Free gifts for children and refreshments. Bring a camera for Santa pictures. 425-258-4201.

    Snohomish Holiday Market, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Dec. 27, 1234 First St., Snohomish.


  • Free computer classes begin Jan. 16, Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Classes include computer basics, internet basics, secrets of the Sno-Isle Web page revealed and job hunting on the Internet. Pre-registration is required. 425-776-8722.

    Oak Harbor Library Digital Photography by Charlie Beck, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 31. 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor.

    Computer classes begin in January, Camano Senior and Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Classes by James McCafferty. 360-387-0222.

    Introduction to computers — focus on Windows XP and Vista;

    Overview of Microsoft Word 2007;

    Overview of Microsoft Excel 2007;

    Overview of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007;

    Overview of Microsoft Outlook 2007;

    Introduction to digital cameras.

  • Dance classes begin in January, Camano Senior and Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. East coast swing, West coast swing, Waltz. Some classes are for sixth through 12th graders, too. 360-387-0222.


  • New Year’s Eve dance to the music of the Camano Junction, 8 p.m. Dec. 31, Camano Senior and Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. 360-387-0222.


  • Mexican cuisine, 6 p.m. every second Thursday, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. $5. Arrive early for cooking class by NW Latinos United. 360-794-6359.


  • Lynnwood Kiwanis, 7 a.m. Thursdays in January, fire station, 18800 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

    Snohomish County Toastmasters Club No. 690, 515 p.m. Mondays, Snohomish County Snohomish County Administration Building, East room 6A04,3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.

    For pets

  • Humane Society’s Animal Food Bank collects food for low income pet owners. 360-652-5844,


  • Oak Harbor Library programs: “Star Trek” movie, 2 p.m. Jan. 2. “Spirit of Writing” Contest Winners Reading, 3 p.m. Jan. 21. Book group, “Waiting” by Ha Jin, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Mystery Book Group, Arthur Upfield, 3 p.m. Jan. 28. 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor.


  • HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center volunteer training, 1 p.m. Dec. 29, fairgrounds in Langley. 819 Camano Ave., Langley. 360-221-7656,

    Catholic Community Services Volunteer Chore Services Program seeks volunteers to assess client needs. 425-257-2111, ext. 3323.

    Everett Community College’s Adult Literacy Center seeks volunteers to assist adults learning reading, writing, English speaking and basic math. 425-388-9524,

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