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Arlington: Dollars for Scholars fundraiser

The Arlington chapter of the Dollars for Scholars Foundation plans its annual bingo and food fundraising event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Presidents Elementary School, 505 E. Third St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Each year the Arlington chapter awards scholarships that total about $50,000 to local high school graduates to help them pay for post-high school education.

Since 1999, the Arlington chapter has been able to take advantage of a matching grant offered by the Washington State Board of Higher Education. If the chapter can raise $2,000, the board will match it.

Gift certificates from local businesses are to be offered to all bingo winners. Tickets are $10 a person for a packet of 15 games. Families of two adults and two children can buy four packets of 15 games for $25.

Snohomish: Distillery Walk on Saturday

People are invited to attend a spirits tasting and learn about the buildings, myths and ghosts of downtown Snohomish on Saturday. People can drink from 10 different distilleries at the Spirits of Snohomish Distillery Walk from 4 to 7 p.m. People need to check in and can buy tickets at The Second Street Cabin, 1010 Second St.

The cost for five tastings is $8. Additional tastings are $1 each.

People can attend an after party by paying $15. This event starts after 7 p.m. It will feature live music, beer and cocktails.

People can buy the $20 ticket for both events, To purchase tickets beforehand, go to www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org/spirits-of-snohomish.asp.

Gold Bar: City at financial risk

Gold Bar is at risk of not meeting its financial obligations, according to the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

The audit released last week said that the city is spending too much in public records requests and pending public records litigation.

The auditor’s report warned the city may not be able to provide current services levels and repaid loans if expenditures keep surpassing revenues.

The city is asking voters this November to approve a property tax levy to cover operating costs. The audit covered from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of 2011.

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