Help: Monroe historic commission
The Monroe Historical Society invites anyone with an interest in historic preservation and Monroe’s historic sites to attend a meeting to organize a local community historic commission.
The ultimate goal is the creation of a historic register for Monroe. Currently, Monroe has no organization to recognize or protect historic sites.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday at the Monroe Historical Museum, 207 East Main Street in Monroe.
More info: 360-217-7223.
Audition: Festival talent show
Talent auditions for the Marysville Strawberry Festival will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday at Marysville Pilchuck High School.
The deadline for entries is Friday. Solo or group acts in vocal, dance, comedy and music will audition from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.
The talent show will be June 17. To apply, go to maryfest.com. Fill out the application and send it to Marcy, the show’s director.
More info: 360-653-6584.
Go: Terrace police open house
The City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department is hosting an open house during Police Memorial Week.
There will be a fallen officer remembrance from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Mountlake Terrace Police Station, 5906 232nd St. SW, to honor officers who have been killed in the line of duty from May 2009 to May 2010. The ceremony includes the playing of a bugle and a song by Police Department staff.
The open house will begin at 6:30 p.m. Police will conduct live demonstrations and tours of the Police Station. The department will have the holding cell open and parents are welcome to bring cameras to take staged photos of their kids.
More info: 425-670-8260, www.cityofmlt.com.
Enter: High school poster contest
The Assistance League of Everett is holding a contest for students in the ninth through 12th grades to create a poster for the annual dinner and auction.
Students who are enrolled in the Arlington, Darrington, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Marysville, Monroe, Mukilteo, Skykomish, Snohomish, Stanwood and Camano or Sultan school districts may enter the contest.
The medium for each entry should be a 9 by 12-inch finished poster featuring the theme of “Celebrating a Child’s Dream,” depicting Operation School Bell and receiving new school clothing. Entries can be done in oil, watercolor, pastels or chalk. No wording or writing will be allowed on the posters.
The winner will be announced May 19 and receive a $50 first place prize. A second place prize of $25 and a third place prize of $15 will also be awarded. The winning poster will be featured in the artwork associated with the 2010 Dinner and Auction on Oct. 23.
The deadline for contest submissions is May 15. Mail entries to Assistance League, Attn: Gwen Duffy, at P.O. Box 3825, Everett, 98213.
More info: 425-218-2553.
Learn: Sultan hosts safety fair
Sultan will hold a free safety fair on May 15.
A bicycle safety training course, graffiti removal demonstration, and Search and Rescue helicopter landing will be part of the activities for families during the event. The fair will be from noon to 4 p.m. at River Park, 319 Main St. in Sultan.
More info: Sultan Police Chief Jeff Brand, 425-754-2360.