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  • Sun Apr 4th, 2010 9:02pm
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Everett: Learn about grain production

When it became cheaper to buy grain products from Eastern Washington or Midwest farmers than it was to grow wheat and barley in Snohomish County, many techniques that farmers used 100 years ago to bring in a crop every year were lost or forgotten.

Stephen Jones, renowned wheat breeder and director of the Washington State University Mount Vernon Northwest Research and Extension Center, plans to talk about successful grain varieties and the needs of local farmers from 10 a.m. to noon April 14 at the Snohomish County WSU Extension Cougar Auditorium, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Mill Creek.

Topics include planting techniques, harvest, storage, spring vs. winter varieties, end usage and growing organically.

The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

More info: www.brown or call 425-357-6024.

Lynnwood: EdCC Foundation auction

The Edmonds Community College Foundation has scheduled its annual auction for 6 p.m. April 24 in Triton Union 202 at the college, 20000 68th Ave. W.

A reception and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a live auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $150. Tables for eight are available for $1,500, or $3,000 for a VIP table of eight.

More info: 425-640-1512 or e-mail

Gold Bar: Road closed for one year

A mountain road that lies north of Gold Bar near Culmback Dam will be closed for a year beginning today to protect against erosion, which could affect water quality in the municipal watershed.

The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and Snohomish County PUD closed South Sultan River Road 6122, also known as Jeanne Ring Road.

Officials will install a gate to keep traffic from the road and trash-dumping in the area. Long-term plans call for turning the road into a walking trail.

More info: 360-677-2414 or

Snohomish: ‘Music Man’ at Glacier Peak

Glacier Peak High School students will perform the musical classic “The Music Man” later in April.

A cast of more than 40 students will be supported by 20 student musicians in the orchestra pit. Many of the actors are part of the first graduating class from Glacier Peak. This will be the first full-scale musical production by students at the 2-year-old school.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, April 16, 17, 23 and 24.

All shows will be in the school’s Performing Arts Center, 7401 144th place SE, Snohomish.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and $8 for seniors and children.

Tickets can be ordered by calling 360-563-7500 or online at