Front Porch: Where you can retire your U.S. flag

  • Wed May 30th, 2012 7:51pm
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Retire Old Glory

A flag retirement ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Frank H. Hancock post of the American Legion, 27212 56th. Ave., Stanwood. More than 700 old American flags will be burned at the event, and anyone who wishes to retire their own old flag is invited to attend. The event is being held by the American Legion posts of Stanwood, Arlington and Sedro-Woolley.

Get ready to Get Movin’: Get Movin’ the free summer activity program for kids and their families, kicks off this year with free registration events from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Everett’s Forest Park, Alderwood mall, Monroe High School and Allen Creek Elementary in Marysville.

Children who meet the weekly activity goal of being active for at least an hour five times a week can qualify for prizes such as free passes for swimming, using the climbing wall at REI, ice skating, and dance and gymnastic lessons.

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Art and wine mixer: Schack Art Center invites you to taste some wine, watch a glass master at work and enjoy the ambiance of art mixed with live music and decadent treats. The event is See N’ Sip where visitors can select from wines from more than 30 wineries across the region and watch American glass master Dante Marioni demonstrate goblet making in the Schack hot shop. Visitors can also purchase one of a kind wine glasses from more than 20 local glass and ceramic artists. See N’ Sip is 7 p.m. Friday at Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Tickets are $50 (for 10 wine tastes). Go to or call 425-259-5050.