Front Porch: Everett youth awards

Everett youth awards

Nominations are being accepted through April 6 for the annual Mayor’s Youth Achievement Awards, which recognizes the accomplishments of people ages 8 to 20 who attend school in the Everett area.

Nominations are sought in three age categories: 8-11, 12-15 or 16-20. Winners will be selected from each category.

Nomination forms are available on the city’s website, www.ci.everett.wa.us/default.aspx?ID=1130.

Forms also may be requested by emailing Kate Reardon, Everett public information director, at kreardon@ci.everett.wa.us.

Nominations must be returned by April 6 to Reardon at 2930 Wetmore Ave, Suite 10A, Everett, WA 98201, or faxed to 425-257-8729.

For more information, call her at 425-257-8687.

Have you ever heard someone play the five-string violin or the Alaskan-made double-chambered wooden ocarina?

Musician Tania Opland plays these instruments while introducing audiences to a vast repertoire of songs of the world.

Opland is the featured performer at 2 p.m. Sunday in the main auditorium of the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. This free concert kicks off a series presented by the Pacific Northwest Folklore Society and the Everett Public Library. The concerts are free and start at 2 p.m. Sundays at the Everett Public Library.

The remaining concerts in the series include fiddler Sara Comer on April 22 and the band Squirrel Butter playing Appalachian, jug band and fiddle music May 20.

For more information, go to www.pnwfolklore.org/.

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