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Arlington: Garlic topic of presentation

Arlington Garden Club presents “Growing Great Garlic” with Mark Lovejoy of Garden Treasures, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Arlington Community Garden, located across from the Arlington Library, at 135 N. Washington Ave.

Darrington: Family fun set for harvest fest

The Mansford Grange Harvest Festival will run 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at 1265 Railroad Ave.

Find locally handcrafted items for sale and pick up fall recipes and recipes for kids such as for homemade play dough.

A giant zucchini contest also is scheduled.

Edmonds: Domestic violence vigil

The Edmonds Police Department plans a candlelight vigil Tuesday night to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence.

The vigil is set from 6 to 7 p.m. at the police station, 250 5th Ave North.

Domestic-violence advocates plan to speak about domestic-violence issues in Edmonds and share information about available community resources.

More info: 425-275-4502

Everett: Police serve food for fundraiser

Everett police officers will act as servers at the Everett Red Robin on Saturday as part of the “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser for Special Olympics Washington.

The fundraiser is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant at 1305 SE Everett Mall Way.

Any tips or donations the officers collect benefit Special Olympics programming in the Snohomish County area.

Stanwood: Dance at Lake Goodwin

A family dance to live classic rock music is set for 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Goodwin Community Club, 17323 42nd Ave. NW. Costumes are encouraged. $10, or $25 for a family, and food is included.

More info: 360-435-5874

Terrace: $5.1 million in bonds for sale

The city will be entering the bond market Oct. 16 with a $5.1 million water and sewer revenue bond, the proceeds of which will be used to fund capital improvements over the next two years.

The city achieved a high “AA” bond rating from Standard and Poor’s, which indicates the city is a quality borrower with very strong capacity to meet its financial commitments. The tax-exempt bonds will be sold by Piper Jaffray &Co. Maturities range from one to 20 years.

Bonds will be sold very early Tuesday morning (before 9 am). Anyone interested in buying the bonds should call on Monday. However, rates won’t be set until early Tuesday.

More information is available by calling James Dotzman, managing director at Piper Jaffray &Co. at 888-527-5339 or via email at

Mill Creek: Youth basketball signups

The Mill Creek Parks &Recreation Youth Basketball League is looking for players for the 2012-2013 season.

Practices begin in late November. There are one to two practices a week, depending on the age of the players.

Girls and boys are encouraged to sign up by Oct. 26.

League games are played on Saturdays and start in January.

The league is designed to provide a positive atmosphere for youth and build self-esteem at an affordable price.

To sign up or more info: or 425-745-1891

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