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Everett: Help Cascade’s track team

Cascade High School track and field team is holding a recycling drive fundraiser 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Trailers will be in the Cascade High parking lot for recyclable items, such as washers, dryers, barbeques, dishwashers, printers, chain-link fencing, weights, cable and wire, nuts and bolts, lawnmowers, metal pipes, copper pipes, and any other metal products.

Mariner High to stage ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Mariner High School drama students will present the classic “Alice in Wonderland,” March 21-23 and 28-30, in the Little Theatre on the campus at 200 120th St. SW, south Everett. The play, adopted from the Lewis Carroll novel, was originally produced and later revived on Broadway and includes a variety of dance and musical elements.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7, $5 for students, and $3 for senior citizens and children under 13. Tickets will be available at the door.

Tree cutting subject of April 3 hearing

The Everett City Council has scheduled an April 3 hearing about allowing people to cut down trees in protected areas when they pose no immediate hazard, but may obstruct views, block out the sun or might create problems in the future.

The hearing to amend city code is set for 6:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 3002 Wetmore Ave. The city Planning Commission on Feb. 5 recommended approving the change. The commission has hosted meetings about the issue since October 2010.

The new rule would lift some restrictions in critical areas, which include erosion, flood, landslide and seismic-hazard areas, streams, wetlands, protective buffers and wildlife-habitat zones. Existing code only allows the removal of hazardous trees in these areas.

More info: 425-257-8941 or email singalsbe@everettwa.gov.

Darrington: Group to host new companies

Darrington Area Business Association meets at 7 p.m. today at Cascade Senior Center on Darrington St.

Bruce Blacker, who is renovating Old City Hall and putting in a specialty distillery, and Jack Hatley, who plans to run a microbrewery there, are the featured speakers.

More info: 425-238-2668.

Mill Creek: Volunteer needed for board

The city of Mill Creek has an opening on the Design Review Board. The volunteer position is to fill a mid-term vacancy that expires Aug. 31, 2015. The board meets at 5:15 p.m. the third Thursday of the month.

Prospective members should be involved professionally in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning or similar disciplines. Members do not need to live in the city limits.

Send letters of interest by 5 p.m. March 29 to Sherrie Ringstad, City of Mill Creek, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek, WA 98012.

County: Republican Women’s Club meets

The next meeting of the Evergreen Republican Women’s Club will be on Thursday, March 21. The guest speaker be the Freedom Foundation’s David Roland who is an expert on the Washington State Constitution.

The annual baby shower for the Pregnancy Resource Center will also take place. Social hour is at 6:30 p.m. with an optional buffet dinner, $15 with advance reservations. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant, 122-128th Street SE, Everett. RSVP to Amie at 425-290-2500 or e-mail evergreenrepublicanwomen@yahoo.com.

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