Around Snohomish, Island counties

Arlington: Harvest dinner tonight

Arlington Farmers Market hosts its first harvest dinner at 6 p.m. tonight at 318 N. Olympic Ave.

Tickets, $16 each, are available at BrownPaperTickets.com.

Camano Island: Learn about orcas

“Back to School with Killer Whale Tales,” a free presentation by orca scholar Jeff Hogan, is set for 7 tonight at the Camano Multipurpose Center ,141 N. East Camano Drive. Learn how orcas feed, communicate and travel. Sponsored by WSU Island County Camano Beach Watchers.

More info: 360-572-4130.

Monroe: Learn to cook healthy food

A nationwide movement to promote healthy, affordable and sustainable eating is coming to Monroe. Fryelands Elementary School is hosting a Food Day from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today at 15286 Fryelands Blvd. There will be cooking demonstrations and door prizes.

More info: go to www.foodday.org.

Snohomish: Fire chief set to retire

Longtime Snohomish Fire Chief Mark Collins announced his plans to retire last week.

The commissioners at Snohomish County Fire District 4 in Snohomish are still figuring out how they’ll move forward.

Collins served as a volunteer firefighter and firefighter for more than 36 years, and was hired in Snohomish in 1981. He’s been chief since 2004. A community celebration is planned.

Police fundraiser for Special Olympics

Snohomish County Sheriff John Lovick and Snohomish police officers will spend Thursday serving food at a Snohomish restaurant to raise money for charity.

The “Tip-A-Cop” event is planned from 6 p.m. to closing at El Paraiso Mexican Grill, 1431 Ave. D.

All tips and donations collected by the sheriff and officers go to support Special Olympics Washington.

Stanwood: Captain Puget remembered

Linda McCune, widow of longtime local broadcaster Don McCune, plans a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, under the sponsorship of the Stanwood Area Historical Society, www.sahs-fncc.org.

Don McCune, who died in 1993, was known as Captain Puget to youngsters growing up in Western Washington from 1957 to 1966. McCune’s “Exploration Northwest” series ran from 1960 to 1981, winning 26 Emmy Awards for documentary excellence.

More info: go to www.donmccunelibrary.com.

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