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Everett: Learn about Norwegian tine boxes

Duane Gleave plans to demonstrate the construction of Norwegian tine boxes and show different techniques of Scandinavian carvings at 10 a.m. April 20 during the regular meeting of the Thelma Lodge Daughters of Norway, 2725 Oakes Avenue, Everett.

Gleave will have examples of articles he has made using the different techniques. Membership in the Daughters of Norway is open to women of Scandinavian descent or those interested in Scandinavian culture who are 13 years and older. Guests are welcome at this meeting.

Seminar on Tuesday on history of Lowell

A seminar planned Tuesday night will discuss aspects of the Lowell neighborhood’s human and natural history.

The talk by local resident Alex Alexander is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lowell Community Church, 5216 S. Second Ave. It’s part of a seminar series planned every other month this year to mark the 150th anniversary of Lowell’s founding.

Titled, “Ice, Wood and Water,” the upcoming presentation will focus on the evolution of the area’s freshwater resources and evidence of humans living in the area before the last invasion of the Cordilleran ice sheet.

County picks architect for new courthouse

The Snohomish County Council on Monday unanimously approved a bid by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects to design and engineer the county’s $75 million courthouse project.

The contract with the Portland, Ore., architecture firm includes a total of $4.6 million. The first phase of the contract, valued at just over $1 million, would last through the end of this year.

In November, a divided County Council approved a plan to extensively renovate the existing 1960s courthouse building. This year, however, county leaders opted to build a new seven-story building. The plan also calls for renovating the historic Mission Building and building a new Sheriff’s Office south precinct.

Work is scheduled to start in early 2014 and finish in 2016.

Lake Stevens: See ‘Calamity Jane’

The Lake Stevens High School Drama Club plans to stage the musical “Calamity Jane,” adapted after the popular 1953 movie featuring Doris Day and loosely based on the adventurous real-life story of frontierswoman Martha Jane Canary.

Shows are planned at 6:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 20 and 25, 26 and 27 at Lake Stevens High’s PAC Auditorium. A matinee performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 20.

Tickets cab be purchased at the door and cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students with Associated Student Body cards, $7 for children 12 and under and children under 3 are free.

The Drama Booster Club plans to host a dinner theater and silent auction at 4:30 p.m. April 20 with tickets costing $25, which include admission. That ticket must be purchased in advance.

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Tulalip: Walk MS this weekend

This year’s annual Walk MS takes place in Snohomish County from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tulalip Amphitheatre, 10400 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip.

Thousands of walkers are expected at this and other Walk MS events, all which raise money to fight multiple sclerosis, including supporting programs and services for people living with MS and their families, as well as research into prevention, treatments and a cure.

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