Our Towns: Around Snohomish County

Arlington: Old Time music jam Friday

Sisco Heights Community Club offers an evening of old time music at 7 p.m. Friday at the club house, 13527 99th Ave. NE.

People who play fiddle, guitar, banjo and other instruments are welcome to sit in on the jam. Or visitors can sit back and enjoy the music. Refreshments will be served.

More info: 360-658-8107.

Edmonds: School district hosts expo

The Edmonds School District’s STEM Expo 2013 on Tuesday will showcase research and projects by students in fourth through 12th grades centered on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM-related college programs and companies in the area also will be highlighted.

The event runs 6-8 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Ave. W.

Boeing and the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation are among the sponsors.

Darrington: Comedy night benefits grange

The annual comedy night at Mansford Grange is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the grange hall, 1265 Railroad Ave.

Jokes and skits are the entertainment during a dessert social and silent auction fundraiser for maintenance of the grange.

More info: www.mans fordgrange.org.

Monroe: Volunteer work party planned

Housing Hope, IMCO General Construction and Communication Resources are planning a volunteer work party on Saturday to put the finishing touches on the newly expanded Woods Creek Village in Monroe.

There are two shifts for volunteers to sign up for — a morning and afternoon. The first shift is from 8 a.m. to noon and the second from 1 p.m. to 5pm. Lunch for all volunteers will be served during the noon hour.

Tasks to be completed throughout the day include: install playground equipment, put in a buffer zone and trail area, build a tool shed and community garden, install a trash enclosure, design and paint sidewalk markings and games for the children, and more.

Woods Creek Village is located at 320 E. Fremont St, Monroe. It currently has six homeless units for families transitioning out of homelessness and two affordable rent units for low-income families. Six more affordable units are being added in the expansion.

For more information about the volunteer event, or to sign up to volunteer, go to www.housinghope.org.

Snohomish: Discuss Broadway Avenue plan

Snohomish County Public Works has scheduled an open house Tuesday evening to discuss plans for a new shoulder along a nearly 3-mile stretch of Broadway Avenue.

The 8-foot-wide paved shoulder would sit on the west side of the road, between Yew Way and 164th Street SE. Planners hope the shoulder will give pedestrians and cyclists and easier commute without competing for space with vehicle traffic.

The meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cathcart Elementary, 8201 188th St. SE, Snohomish.

More info: call 425-388-3789 or go to www.snoco.org and search for “Broadway Avenue Shoulder.”

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