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The Arlington High School jazz bands' annual Swing Into Spring dessert dance is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, in the school commons, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd.
Under the direction of John Grabowski, the bands, which rehearse before and after school, are set to play popular swing-era favorites by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton and Glenn Miller.
Reservations should be made by calling 360-435-4900. Ticket price is $12.
The proceeds benefit the jazz band program.
More info: 360-618-6300.
School district audit presents finding
A recent audit by the state Auditor's office for the 2010-11 school year took a look at teacher education, open public meetings adherence, payroll, district finances and more. In most areas, the district complied with state law and its own policies, auditors found.
As a result of the audit, one finding which showed the district had one para-educator charged to Title I funds who did not have the experience to be judged "highly qualified," which is required for funding.
District officials agreed that one para-educator was misidentified. The district has in place a process that assures all para-educators working with Title I students and paid with Title I funds meet the "highly qualified" requirements.
Camano Island: Take a community walk
Friends of Camano Island Parks members plan to offer guided community walk Saturday at Iverson Spit Preserve, Kristoferson Creek Habitat and English Boom Historical Park.
Participants should arrive at 9:50 a.m. at Iverson Spit Preserve and caravan from there.
Wear sturdy shoes.
More info: 360-387-0889 or http://friendsofcamanoisland parks.org.
Lake Stevens: Take a tour of schools
Lake Stevens School District Superintendent Amy Beth Cook plans to lead school tours on May 16.
The tours will begin in the morning with a continental breakfast with the superintendent, an overview of the district's progress, as well as plans for the morning tour.
The visits will include a tour of one elementary school and one secondary school, and culminate with a school lunch.
More info: Daloris Waltz, 425-335-1502.
Marysville: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Friday
The sixth annual Cinco de Mayo Community Celebration is planned Friday in the Totem Middle School cafeteria.
The free event celebrates Latino culture through food, music and dancing for all ages.
It is sponsored by the Marysville School District, Marysville YMCA, Marysville Rotary, Marysville Free Methodist Church and other organizations.
Totem Middle School is located at 1605 7th St.
More info: Marjorie Serge, 425-350-2064 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stanwood: Workshop on solar power
The non-profit group Solarize Stanwood/Camano sponsors a free public workshop about solar energy from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Stanwood High School, 7400 272nd St. NW.
Learn about the federal, state and Snohomish PUD incentives.
More info: 360-387-9589 or Joan.Sch@Frontier.com.
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