Around the County
The North Cascades Concert Band performs Friday as part of a fundraiser for programs that benefit homeless people in the Arlington area.
The concert, mostly of music by John Philip Sousa, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., at Arlington High School. It is sponsored by the Arlington Rotary Club, the Arlington Arts Council and Hands Together. Tickets are to be sold at the door.
The 50-piece wind band includes Arlington area members Scott Campbell, Paul Graves, Devon McColley-Hopkins, Warren Hopkins, Alan Lish, Jeannine Lish, Rob Pattermann, Bev Soler and Patrick Swesey; from Marysville, Al Baker, Miriam Greeenshields, Elly Moen, Jay Price, Mike Schafer and Lorrie Winchell; and from Stanwood and Camano Island, Marcia Boffey, Bob Harper and Christina Neugebauer.
During intermission, auctioneer Darrel Neil of Arlington is set to auction off the opportunity to direct the band or select someone to direct the encore of "Stars and Stripes Forever."
Sale to benefit pioneer museum
The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers plan a sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Pioneer Hall, 20722 67th Ave. NE. Proceeds go to the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum.
More info: 360-435-7289
Darrington: Learn about volunteering
Darrington Area Friends For Public Use plans its first potluck meeting at 6 p.m. Saturday at 36922 Swede Heaven Road.
The group plans to do volunteer work to keep Forest Service roads open.
More info: 360-436-2167
Mukilteo: Debate on pot initiative tonight
The Snohomish County Federated Health and Safety Network is scheduled to host a debate in Mukilteo tonight on Initiative 502, which proposes to legalize marijuana.
The event is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way.
State Rep. Marko Liias, D-Edmonds, will moderate the debate. New Approach Washington, a marijuana legalization advocacy group, will argue in support of I-502, which will be on the November ballot.
A representative from the Snohomish County Regional Drug Task Force, a collection of local police departments which specializes in narcotics enforcement, will speak against the initiative.
More info: Chris Jury, cjury@ snoconetwork.org
Snohomish County: Drop off unwanted medications Saturday
Five police departments in Snohomish County will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for people to drop off their unwanted medications. The collection is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's national initiative to combat the misuse of prescription drugs.
Police departments participating in Saturday's event include Arlington, Edmonds, Everett's north precinct, Lynnwood and Snohomish.
If you can't make the Saturday event, Snohomish County offers a year-round program at more than two dozen police departments. For more information about that program, call 425-388-3199 or go to www.snoco.org and search for "pharmaceuticals."
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