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Arlington: Make a Christmas wreath
The Arlington Garden Club is holding its annual holiday wreath-making workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday in the community room at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE.
Suggested donation is $4 for greenery and instruction.
Participants can bring their own green twine and wreath form or buy them from the garden club for $5.
More info: 360-435-3892
Granite Falls: Schools receive grant
The Granite Falls School District was awarded a grant to help students stay in school and graduate.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced Tuesday that the district was one of three that received the two-year Building Bridges grants, that total $50,000 for the first year and $90,000 for the second year.
The money will be used to build a Dropout Early Warning and Intervention System, which will help schools identify students at-risk of dropping out.
Lake Stevens: Bikes for Tykes distribution
Anyone who has a like-new bike that they would like to donate to the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens can bring it to the Haggen parking lot on Dec. 3.
The Rotary Club of Lake Stevens is collecting the bikes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Haggen is located at 3711 88th St. NE.
This is the 10th year the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens has sponsored Bikes for Tykes. The club works closely with the Marysville Community Food Bank who identifies children of families that cannot afford a new or slightly used bicycle. In the past two years, the club has distributed more than 375 bikes to families.
Anyone who would like to donate cash to the Rotary Club for the Bikes for Tykes can send them to the Club at P.O. Box 908, Lake Stevens, WA 98258.
More info:
Marysville: Help keep the wreath green
The Marysville Fire District is asking residents to help keep the wreath green.
A giant wreath covered in green bulbs will be outside of the district's fire station beginning Thursday. The wreaths are part of the annual "Keep the Wreath Green" program.
As part of the program, the green bulbs are changed to red whenever there is a structure fire in the Marysville Fire District. The bulbs are changed to white when a firefighter anywhere in the United States dies in the line of duty.
The Keep the Wreath Green program runs through Jan. 1.
More info: www.marysville
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