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Everett: Stream education for kids

The Northwest Stream Center is offering a two-part watershed ecology class for children in the fourth grade and older. Adult supervision is required.

The class starts with stream and wetland terminology. Habitat requirements and the life cycle of salmon also will be introduced, followed by a hands-on lesson about aquatic insects, which are near the bottom of the sealife food web.

The class will take a walk next to North Creek to identify native plants that are critical buffers for salmon habitat.

The classes will be 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Call 425-316-8592 or go to www.streamkeeper.org for more information.

Lake Stevens: City weighs fireworks ban

The city of Lake Stevens invites residents to a meeting Monday to discuss the options for changing the rules governing fireworks use in the city.

The open house is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Lake Stevens School District Educational Service Center, 12309 22nd St. NE.

Fireworks are currently allowed during certain hours from June 28 through July 5, and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

The city could ban fireworks altogether; limit their use to July 4 and Dec. 31, or shorten the time frames from the current dates and times.

The city will accept comments at the meeting or in writing.

For more information, call the city at 425-334-1012.

Mukilteo: Author coming to library

An author and illustrator is expected to meet with readers this month at the Mukilteo Library.

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 17 at the library at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

The author, Erik Brooks, is known throughout the state for his art and entertainment programs. His books include “Slow Days, Fast Friends” and “Polar Polka.”

For more information, call the library at 425-493-8202.

Snohomish: Center holds holiday bazaar

The Snohomish Senior Center plans to have holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 11 at the Masonic Hall, 602 Ave. B.

In addition to gift and craft items, participants can enjoy a lunch and buy a chance on winning a jewel-toned queen-size quilt.

Admission is free; lunch is a nominal fee. All proceeds from this event help support the programs and services of the senior center.

For more information, call 360-568-0934.

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