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The Arlington Arts Council is set to present two concerts in February.
On Saturday, Last Leaf Productions plans to perform "Sweet and Hot," a musical revue that showcases the music of Harold Arlen, who composed such songs as "Get Happy," "Stormy Weather" and "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" from the movie, "The Wizard of Oz."
On Feb. 16, the Grammy award-winning duo Eric Tingstad. guitarist, and Nancy Rumbel, oboist, return to Arlington for the first time since the grand opening of the Byrnes Performing Arts Center in 2007.
The concerts start at 7:30 p.m. in the performing arts center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Tickets are $15 and are available online at brownpapertickets.com, at Flowers by George, 335 N. Olympic Ave., or at the door. The concerts are funded in part by the city's lodging tax grant program. Proceeds support public art in Arlington.
More info: www.arlingtonartscouncil.net or 360-403-3448.
Everett: Archbishop Murphy High School does 'Pinafore'
Spend an evening at a comic opera, as Archbishop Murphy High School students produce and perform Gilbert and Sullivan's "H.M.S Pinafore" at the PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. The opera is being shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 7 p.m. Feb. 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17.
This two-act operetta takes place aboard a British ship in the 1870s and touches on everything from forbidden young love between the social classes to patriotism and politics, all with a comic twist.
Tickets: Adults $13; Seniors 62+, Students, Children under 10: $11. Order tickets online at http://www.am-hs.org/fine-arts-activities/springmusical.
Snohomish: Open house set for Monday
People who live in Snohomish are invited to contribute their ideas and comments for the city's strategic plan update at an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Snohomish Library's Multi-Purpose Room, 311 Maple Ave.
The city's first strategic plan -- "Imagine Snohomish: Promoting Vitality and Preserving Character" -- was initially developed with the assistance of an advisory committee in 2006. That plan is being updated by a new advisory committee appointed by the City Council.
The purpose of Monday's meeting is to seek comments about what's been developed so far. People will have the opportunity to suggest new ideas.
More information regarding the strategic plan update process can be found at www.ci.snohomish.wa.us.
Stanwood: Ryer to fill vacated council seat
Stanwood City Council has selected Conrad Ryer to fill the seat vacated by outgoing Councilman Roger Haskin.
Ryer previously served on the council. He was elected in 2005 and re-elected in 2009. Ryer had to resign his seat in 2010 when he returned to work for the federal government. Ryer is set to take the oath of office at the council's Feb. 14 meeting. He will need to run for election in November in order to retain his seat.
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