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Arlington: Free health screening

Stillaguamish Senior Center and Everett Community College School of Nursing are teaming up to offer a free health screening day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the senior center’s main hall at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd.

Screenings include blood pressure, lung function, blood glucose, bone density, balance, hearing and vision.

To make an appointment, call 360-653-4551.

Camano: Learn how to feed the birds

Weather conditions in winter present challenges for resident and migratory birds. Learn ways you can help meet their needs for water and food. Naturalist Ani Gurnee plans to talk about how to select seed and feeders targeted to specific species and which trees and shrubs to plant to provide food and shelter. The program is at 7 tonight at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive.

This presentation is hosted by the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project and sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks as part of the Island County watershed project.

More info: 360-387-2236.

Darrington: Reception at clinic

The Darrington Clinic Guild plans a reception for advanced registered nurse practitioner Shannon Thom, who has joined the staff at the local clinic.

The reception is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Campbell Hall at St. John Catholic Church, at the corner of Commercial and Riddle streets in Darrington.

Refreshments are planned.

More info: 360-436-1055.

Marysville: Council approves LED lights

The Marysville City Council approved a contract for a retrofit lighting project that includes the installation of 81 energy-efficient LED streetlights.

A roughly $86,000 contract was awarded Monday night to Totem Electric of Tacoma during a council meeting.

The majority of the project is being funded with about $69,500 from an Energy Efficient Conservation Block Grant award. A nearly $13,000 rebate from Snohomish County PUD is also set to help pay for the lights.

City staff expect the streetlights to be installed by April.

Terrace: Tour education program

A new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathamatics Magnet High School program next fall will offer an accelerated four-year diploma path that prepares students for science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs at universities.

The program will be at Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. A tour is planned for 3 p.m. today. Deadline to enroll is Friday.

More info: 425-431-7776, or go to

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