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Edmonds: New kindergarten tuition approved

Tuition for full-day kindergarten in the Edmonds School District will go up $4 a month for the 2013-14 school year.

School board members recently approved the new fee schedule, which goes up from $364 a month to $368 a month for a total of $3,680 for the school year.

State funding covers half-day kindergarten. Districts are allowed to charge tuition to make up the difference for parents who choose full-day kindergarten, which is not required.

Stanwood: Center plans seasonal events

Stanwood Community and Senior Center offers a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the center, 7430 276th St. NW.

Sponsored by Stanwood Lions Club and Candie’s Kids, the event includes crafts for kids. Tickets are available at the Snow Goose Bookstore.

Winter Wonderland Dinner at the Stanwood Community and Senior Center to benefit the Life Enhancement Assistance Program is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the center. Sponsored by Wayne’s Corner Cafe, the dinner features music by South End String Band of Camano Island.

Menu includes soup, ham or beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, roll and dessert. Dinner tickets $12 person.

More info: 360-629-7403.

Free clinic begins Saturday services

Safe Harbor Free Clinic, which offers medical services to uninsured people, has added a clinic two Saturday mornings each month.

Safe Harbor’s walk-in clinic is open each Friday evening at the Skagit Regional Clinic in downtown Stanwood. For now, the Saturday clinic is by appointment only.

To volunteer to help or to make an appointment, call Julie Vess at 425-870-7384.

Ride a shuttle to Warm Beach lights

On Saturday, people can ride shuttle buses from the Stanwood Police Station, 88th and 271st streets, to the Lights of Christmas display at Warm Beach.

Buses run every 30 minutes beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Cost is $2 or $10 per family and comes with a cost reduction for the price of admission at the light display.

Stanwood merchants also are offering free rides to the lights for those who shop in Stanwood.

More info: www.stanwoodchamber.org.

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