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Arlington: Food bank fundraiser today

Arlington High School DECA has a McTeacher’s Night, 5 to 8 tonight at the Arlington McDonalds, 7607 204th St. NW. Proceeds benefit Meals ‘Til Monday, a new program through the Arlington Food Bank that provides low-income students with food over the weekends.

Hospital offering free meal to firefighters

Cascade Valley Hospital plans to offer a free breakfast on Monday for all firefighters in the area from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at the hospitals cafe, 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington. The meal is in honor of EMS Week. RSVP at 360-618-7848.

Marysville: Relay for Life events this week

Marysville’s American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life has several events planned this week in the community ahead of the June 29 relay.

Now through Sunday, participating coffee stands are decorated in purple and are donating proceeds to the Relay for Life.

Friday through Sunday, the main parts of town will be decorated in purple.

Bark for Life invites dogs and their owners to the relay site for games and a walk around the track from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday at Asbury Field, Totem Middle School, 1605 Seventh Street.

To learn more or donate go to or call 425-404-2194.

Mill Creek: Bingo to benefit food bank

Mill Creek Parks and Recreation and the Youth Advisory Board host a Bingo Night, 6-8 p.m. Friday at Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Blvd. Cost is $2 plus a canned food donation for the Mill Creek Food Bank. Includes nine game cards; extra cards $1. Pizza slice and drink, $2.

More info: 425-745-1891.

Monroe: Physicals for athletes on May 28

Physicals for student athletes planning to participate in middle school or high school sports for the 2013-14 school year will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. May 28. The physicals will take place in the 100 Learning Community areas near the gym entrance at Monroe High School, 17001 Tester Road.

Doctors, physical therapists and other medical professionals from clinics in Monroe are donating their time to provide physicals for students. Cost is $25 with proceeds benefiting the Sports Medicine Club at Monroe High School. Students should wear loose fitting clothes, preferably shorts.

A medical history and parent or guardian consent form is needed for each youth. Those forms are available on the schools’ website at or at the school that evening.

More info: contact Kevin Kikugawa, Monroe High’s sports medicine instructor/athletic trainer, 360-701-3449.

Mukilteo: Shred and learn about garden

Harbour Pointe Retirement and the Mukilteo Community Garden invite the public to “Shred Your Old Documents and Help Grow A Tomato,” 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 10200 Harbour Place.

Drop off old documents (three boxes per person limit), watch them being shred on the spot, enjoy coffee and cookies, and find out how to help Mukilteo Community Garden grow. Last year, volunteers at the garden contributed over 1,800 pounds of produce to local food banks. The goal is to surpass that number in 2013.

More info:,, or 425-493-8555.

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