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Arlington: Senior center dinner dance
The Stillaguamish Senior Center will host a dinner dance 5:30-10 p.m. April 13. Music will be provided by the Monrovians. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. The dance starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 each and can be bought from the Stillaguamish Senior Center, at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd.
More info: 360-653-4551;
Edmonds: City has board vacancies
Edmonds has an opening on its Tree Board and three openings on the Cemetery Board. Tree Board meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Cemetery Board meetings are held at 4 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Applicants must live within city boundaries. Other qualifications may apply. Applications for the Tree Board opening are at and are due by 4 p.m. March 22. For more information, contact Jana Spellman at or 425-771-0248. Applications for the Cemetery Board opening are available at City Hall, 121 Fifth Ave. N. and are due by 4:30 p.m. April 1.
More info: 425-771-0247.
Learn about Muhammad today
Much has been said about Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. But not many know who he was, what his childhood was like, and how he lived in his community. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Greater Seattle, based in Lynnwood, presents, "Messenger of Peace," telling the story of the Prophet of Islam. The program aims to give a glimpse into his life based on recorded facts, organizers said.
"We hope that bringing better awareness to the real life and actions of Muhammad (peace be upon him) will help our neighborhoods build stronger bonds of understanding and respect," community President Irfan Chaudhry said in a statement. "This is part of our ongoing nationwide Muslims for Peace campaign which seeks to convey the true message of Islam at the grass roots level."
The hour-long program is set for 7 p.m. today at the Edmonds Conference Center, 201 Fourth Ave. N. The local Muslim group is made up of followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908), an Indian whom they describe as a messiah, like Jesus Christ, and whose ministry they believe was foretold by Muhammad.
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Everett: City parks discussion Thursday
Everett has planned a review of its strategic parks plan Thursday evening at Everett Station. The meeting with the city Board of Park Commissioners will allow people to give their thoughts or to ask questions about how best to improve local recreation The meeting is set for 5 to 7 p.m. in Everett Station's Weyerhaeuser Room, 3201 Smith Ave.
More info: go to and search for "Boards & Commissions" under the "city service" tab or call 425- 257-8332.
Resource fair for vets
Everett VFW Post 2100 will be hosting a Resource Fair and Open House on Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. at 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett.
Traditional St. Patrick's Day food will be served from 2 to 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per person.
Mill Creek: Artists sought for Art Walk
Artists are being for the Mill Creek Town Center Second Thursday Art Walk, presented by the Mill Creek Art and Beautification Board and the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association. Artists are not charged fees or commissions. This year's Art Walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, and Sept. 12.
More info: To apply or ask questions, email

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