• The Duvall Tree Lighting and the end of Centennial year will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m. at the Depot. Pictures with the Holiday Heifer will be available.
The Duvall Civic Club Holiday Fair (craft bazaar and bake sale) is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Duvall Visitor and Centennial Center (old library).
Other holiday bazaars in the Valley on Dec. 7 include the Tolt UCC annual Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Sno-Valley Senior Center Holiday Bazaar, bake sale and raffle from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by the Christmas Tree Lighting activities in the evening.
• Kick off the holidays with an evening of fabulous music from Bothell High School instrumental students Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Northshore Performing Arts Center (NPAC) 18125 - 92nd Ave NE, Bothell (on the Bothell High School campus).
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7.
Pre-concert festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Commons with complimentary dessert and a performance by the BHS Jazz Ensemble. Donations are welcome.
Tickets for the concert are available for purchase at the door — $5 general admission; $3 seniors, children and BHS students w/ASB card.
• The First Congregational Church of Maltby (21111 86th Ave SE, Snohomish, Maltby) will present a Christmas concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec 8, heralding the return of the Village Voices from East County Senior Center. Call (360) 668-6011 for further information.
• On Saturday, December 7, from 1 to 4 p.m., Santa Paws will be at Cascade Kennels (20005 178th Ave. NE, Woodinville) for photos of all pets — both naughty and nice. Dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and other exotic pets are all welcome.
Jon Kaplan of Jon Kaplan Photography will be the photographer. Information can also be found at www.cascadekennels.com/santa-paws-coming-town and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cascadekennels.
• Willows Lodge’s signature Holiday Boot Camp, a weekly series of cooking, baking and cocktailing classes aimed to help novices navigate the challenges of holiday entertaining will be held on the first three Wednnesdays in December at 5:30 p.m. in Fireside at Willows. Classes are complimentary and include sample bites or sips and printed recipes to take home. Early arrival is strongly encouraged, as seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
– Wednesday, December 4: Holiday Party Appetizers
Executive Chef of Barking Frog Bobby Moore will share easy recipes for the following holiday party appetizers: cauliflower tempura with white cheddar fondue; lamb rillette with minted agro dolce; crab and shrimp fritter with mirin gastrique.
– Wednesday, December 11: Holiday Desserts
Pastry Chef Matt Kelley will share the recipes and tips for the following holiday sweets: spiced hot chocolate with candy cane macaroons; and eggnog cake with rum-whipped ganache.
– Wednesday, December 18: Holiday Cocktails
Wine Director Matt Davis will whip up a few of the Lodge’s favorite holiday cocktails and winter warming drinks.
This year, Willows Lodge has invited select neighborhood purveyors, including Woodinville Lavender and SaltWorks, to participate in a gifting boutique also featuring Willows Lodge-branded products.
• Join Congregation Kol Ami (16530 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville) for Shabbat Services and celebrate Chanukah Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Bring your Menorah and candles. Enjoy singing Chanukah songs, eating latkes, special Star of David cookies and other tasty treats.
• Downtown Snohomish invites you to treat yourself to live holiday music performances Friday, Nov. 29, starting at 4 p.m. Wave to Santa at approximately 5:45 p.m. as he rides down First Street.
You’ll want to stick around to help Santa use his magic to light the tree at the official Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. After Santa lights the tree, children will have a chance to meet and chat with him. If you come, bring your own camera for free photos with Santa from approximately 6:15-7:30 p.m. All events are free.
• Windermere Real Estate Woodinville invites the community to enjoy free photos with Santa, refreshments and live holiday music during its sixth annual Holiday Event on Friday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. Come celebrate the season at the office located at 13901 NE 175th St. (next to 7-11, across from Taco Time).
Look for the parking lot to be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with hay bales and cozy fire pits. In between sips of cocoa and munchies, guests can sing carols and visit with neighbors.
Indoors, Santa will be waiting. Guests, along with their children and pets, are encouraged to get their photos snapped with Santa. After the festivities, the professional photographer will email guests the high-resolution photos.
In keeping with the season, Windermere Woodinville invites guests to make a donation to The Forgotten Children’s Fund (www. forgottenchilrensfund.org.). The brokerage supports this all-volunteer, local non-profit because it provides a memorable Christmas to children experiencing hardship. Since its start in 1976, the fund has provided gifts and food to more than 80,000 youngsters and their families.
So, pack up your coats, kids and canines for the Windermere Woodinville Holiday Event. Please bring your neighbors, friends and their families because "the more, the merrier!
• Join the Woodinville Library as they celebrate the holiday season by hosting the Dickens Carolers Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. Adorned in elegant Victorian dress, the carolers will stroll through the library and sing favorite holiday songs in four-part harmony.
The Friends of the Woodinville Library will add to the cheer by providing festive food and drink. The event is ponsored by The Friends of the Woodinville Library.