NWIC’s annual holiday make and take tonight

The community is invited to eat spaghetti and make holiday crafts starting at 5:30 p.m.

Northwest Indian College’s Cooperative Extension Department will host its annual Holiday Make & Take from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 in Building 20 and the Log Building on the college’s Lummi campus.

The event, which is free and open to the local community, will feature hot chocolate, a spaghetti and salad dinner catered by the Lummi Youth Academy, door prizes, and crafts for children and adults, including glass ornament etching, roll-on perfume and aroma therapy making, and gift card making.

“With glitter and all that fun stuff,” said Shelli Julius, Cooperative Extension program assistant.

The department will also provide guests with miniature, artificial Christmas trees, which they will get to decorate and take home, Julius said, and there will be scarves they can decorate with Native designs.

The event is being hosted by the Cooperative Extension’s Traditional Plants and Foods and Financial Literacy programs as a way to bring the community together, said Vanessa Cooper, Lummi Traditional Food Project Coordinator.

“We do it for those that we serve,” Cooper said. “We want to give them ideas for how to make their own gifts, especially those on a budget, and to bring families together – coming together in a cultural way.”

For more information, contact Vanessa Cooper (360) 392-4343.