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This Weekend in Edmonds: MLK, Kidstock and More

Here's a sampling of events for the long holiday weekend, starting with Thursday. Add yours in the comments.

With a long weekend coming up, we've pulled a sampling of events from our calendar, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day events that start Thursday. For a full listing, check out our calendar.

Want to invite the community to your event? Share it on our Events calendar.

Thursday, Jan. 17

•Martin Luther King Jr. celebration with Angela Davis. Author, activist and scholar Angela Davis is the featured speaker at Lynnwood's MLK Celebration. Davis speaks at Edmonds Community College, 12:30 p.m., Thurs., Jan 17, in the Black Box Theatre. She speaks to the community at 6:30 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th Street Southwest, Lynnwood. Both events are free and open to the public.

Third Thursday artwalk. An ongoing event presented by the Downtown Edmonds Merchants and the Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. 5-8 p.m. Click the link for details.

Friday, Jan. 18

•Dance with Live Bands at Edmonds Senior Center. Foxtrot, swing, waltz. No partners necessary! 1 p.m. Cost: $3.

•Game night at Otherworlds. Come down and try a board or card game in the back of the store. Free.

•Looking for a way to give back? Visit the Puget Sound Blood Center’s blood drive at Edmonds Woodway High School. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Edmonds Center for the Arts presents KIDSTOCK, a daylong family celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the main stage, entertainment will include Kindie Rock favorites such as Recess Monkey, Harmonica Pocket and The Not-Its. Click the link for more details.

Sunday, Jan. 20

•Square Dance lessons at the Edmonds Masonic Center. 6 p.m. Free.

Monday, Jan. 21

•Looking for a service project? Here’s one to check out: Public Project: Stolja Ali: A Place of Medicine Ethnobotanical Garden. The LEAF School at Edmonds and Everett Community Colleges, the City of Lynnwood and the Snohomish Tribe of Indians invite you to join us for a day of Coast Salish storytelling, invasive species removal, native plantings and interpretive sign construction at Gold Park (corner of 64th Ave & 200th Street) in Lynnwood.

•Other projects organized by the United Way of Snohomish County can be found here, but register ahead of time. Details are at the link.

Cascade Symphony presents “Northern Lights.” Music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Saint-Saens, Sibelius. 7:30 p.m., Edmonds Center for the Arts

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