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Arlington: Musical jam session set
An old-time musical jam session is planned for 7 p.m. Friday at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Fiddlers, banjo, guitar and other musical instruments welcome. Members, guests and visitors are welcome to sit in. Hot coffee and refreshments will be provided.
For more information call Don King at 360-658-8107.
Granite Falls: Dog photos and haikus
Students in grades 4, 5, 6 at Monte Cristo Elementary School in Granite Falls are planning to hold a unique fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Wild for Pets pet store, 104 E. Stanley St. in Granite Falls.
People can get their pictures taken with their dogs and be interviewed by students for a personalized haiku poem. Pictures are limited to dogs only and all dogs must be on a leash. Students will be available via Skype from the school for the interviews. From 3 to 6 p.m. May 8, the pictures and haiku poem will be on display in the gym at Monte Cristo Elementary. The 5x7 picture and poem can be purchased for a minimum donation of $5, with all proceeds to help send care packages to overseas soldiers.
For more information, contact Monte Cristo instructors Debra Howell at or Mike Schireman at
Snohomish: 'Birdie' to be staged
Tickets are on sale for Glacier Peak High School's musical "Bye Bye Birdie," which runs 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 26-27 and May 3-4. Tickets are $12, $10 for students, senior citizens and children younger than 12, and can be purchased online at Tickets also can be purchased at the door one hour before show time.
Terrace: Clean up Ballinger Park
In honor of Earth Day, people are invited to tidy up Ballinger Park -- the former golf course -- from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the Ballinger Park parking lot, 23000 Lakeview Drive, in work clothes, with gloves and tools (no power equipment.) This year's projects include invasive plant removal, weed control, litter clean up, debris removal and trail work. Also, Waste Management Northwest will sponsor e-waste recycling at the parking lot. Residents can drop off their old or unwanted electronics such as old desktop and laptop computers, monitors and TV's between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Groups should contact Parks and Facilities superintendent Ken Courtmanch at 425-776-1811 to register in advance. Following the work party, the City Council will host an appreciation lunch for the volunteers.
Sponsor needed for Fourth of July
The city is seeking sponsors for a new family Independence Day Celebration on July 4 at Evergreen Playfield. The city's goal is to raise $10,000 by May 10 to fund the event.
The proposed celebration envisions music entertainment from 8 to 10 p.m. followed by a fireworks show. The city has contracted with pyrotechnics vendor Western Display of Canby, Ore., for this event pending funding.
Find the sponsorship form under "news" on the city's home page at or call 425-776-9173.

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