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See: Youth theater performs 'Jungle Book'
A new youth theater group stages "Disney's The Jungle Book" on Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Snohomish County PUD Theater, 2320 California St. in Everett. Tickets are $5, all ages. The show runs about 30 minutes.
Ludus Youth Theatre Group, based in Lake Stevens, aims to help young people explore theater arts, from backstage to on-stage. The group next plans to stage the musical, "Annie!" Open auditions are Sept. 21-22 by appointment. To schedule an audition, email
More info: www.ludusyouth
Listen: Concert to benefit Housing Hope
Local indie musician Annemarie Russell hosts a free concert 7-9 p.m. Sept. 5 to benefit Housing Hope, an Everett-based nonprofit that provides affordable housing and services in Snohomish County. The concert will be at Port Gardner Bay Winery, 2802 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Russell's father, Bruce Eklund, is a founder of Housing Hope.
Ride: Take bus to lighthouse festival
The city of Mukilteo will offer 1,000 free Community Transit bus rides to the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, Sept. 6-7. Tickets are first-come, first-serve, starting Aug. 28 at City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way; Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave.; and Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, 4902 76th St. SW.
Limit six tickets per family. Tickets are good to the Mukilteo Ferry stop from three routes, including Route 113 from the Ash Way park-and-ride, and two routes starting from Seattle.
Submit: Youth art contest seeks entries
Washington State University Snohomish County Extension's Beach Watchers program seeks submissions from preschool through high school students for its "Hopeful Visions of Puget Sound" art contest. Entries are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 10. Prizes will be announced by Sept. 23. Selected entries will be used in public displays.
More info:
Attend: Everett group breakfast is Sept. 18
The Greater Everett Community Foundation's annual Possibilities Breakfast fundraiser is set for 7:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in downtown Everett. The speaker is Ted Lord, senior partner at Philanthropy Northwest. Registration is free. RSVP at 425-212-4056 or via email at
Tour: Taste of homes for Operation School Bell
The Assistance League of Everett is selling tickets for a Sept. 9 tour of six beautiful north Everett homes. The tour includes gourmet appetizers at each stop.
Raffle baskets, a vendor market at one home, and other opportunities to support the nonprofit round out the fun. The fall fundraiser takes the place of the League's usual auction. Proceeds will help buy clothes for children in need.
Tickets are $25 and available at, at several downtown businesses and at the League's thrift shop at 5107 Evergreen Way.
Donate: Gala Auction aids Camano Center
The Camano Center's annual Gala Auction is set for 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 7. The theme of this year's auction is "Puttin' on the Ritz" and includes appetizers, complimentary wine and beer, and dinner. Formal attire is suggested. Tickets are $75, $480 for a table of six, and $640 for a table of eight. Donations of auction items also are welcome. The Camano Center is at 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island.
More info: 360-387-0222
Register: Dental care for uninsured
Free urgent dental care for adults without dental insurance will be offered 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Gold Creek Community Church, 4326 148th St. SE in Mill Creek. Stand in line the day of event, or reserve one of the limited appointment times by calling 425-312-5595. One dental service per person. Patients with the most urgent needs will be served first. Free breakfast and lunch also will be served.

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