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Peter Ali plays flute at Marysville Library
The gentle sounds of Native American flute music will waft through the stacks of books at the Marysville Library at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19 when Peter Ali demonstrates how these beautiful instruments are made and how they were used by Native American ancestors. With special guest Tammy Kennedy. For all ages. The Marysville Library is located at 6120 Grove St. For information call 658-5000.
October Hunt in downtown Arlington
Farm tourists should stop by for shopping bargains at the October Hunt presented Saturday, Oct. 18 by the Downtown Arlington Business Association in the paved parking lot south of City Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information call 425-750-8886.
Creepy Karaoke, Nelly Bly at
Teens are invited to the Arlington Library to sing karaoke and play games like chess, Apples to Apples, Monopoly, Speed and more from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18. Try the frightening “Books with Bite” scavenger hunt and snacks, too. Win prizes for best, worst and most unique costumes. Snacks provided. Supported by the Sno-Isle Foundation and the Friends of the Arlington Library, at 135 N. Washington Ave.
• Help library staff honor the Friends of the Library with a performance from master storyteller Debbie Dimitre who plays Nelly Bly, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21. Bly was the first female investigative journalist. She set off in 1889 to travel around the world in less time than Jules Verne’s famous character, Phileas Fogg. The Arlington Library is located at 135 N Washington Ave. in historic old town Arlington. For information call 360-435-3033 or see the Web site at www.sno-isle.org.
Pumpkins for Literacy
Buy your holiday pumpkins at the Smokey Point Plant Farm to benefit literacy programs in Arlington, Marysville and Lakewood school districts in the Marysville Rotary’s Pumpkins for Literacy event, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily through Oct. 31, at 15022 Twin Lakes Ave. south of the Lakewood Commons west of I-5 in Smokey Point. The fun event includes a bouncy house, hayrides, a mini animal farm, and a story barn where volunteers read to young visitors. Admission is free and proceeds from pumpkin sales benefit the cause. For information call 360-657-3100.
White Elephant Bingo
Arlington Heights Improvement Club is hosting a Harvest Potluck dinner with a white elephant bingo Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1221 228th St. in the Heights.