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Edmonds: School presents ‘The Crucible’

The Edmonds-Woodway High School drama department is set to present Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.”

Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the school’s theater, 7600 212th St. SW, Edmonds.

Tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ASB cards, seniors and children.

The play is set during the Salem witch trials.

Everett: Weed board members sought

Snohomish County is seeking volunteers to serve on its Noxious Weed Control Board.

The board runs county programs for controlling noxious weeds under state law and county policies. New members begin serving four-year terms in 2012 after appointment by the county executive. The board meets seven times during the year.

To be eligible, people must reside in the district in which they are applying. To view information on the district boundaries, go to http://bit.ly/sl1ltJ.

A written application along with the signatures of 10 registered voters from the same district is required. Members serve as volunteers but are compensated for expenses related to their duties.

Applications can be obtained at the Noxious Weed Control Board office at 26718 115th Ave. NE, Arlington. A copy can be mailed by calling 360-435-7830 or 360-708-8166 or by emailing sonny.gohrman@snoco.org.

Monroe: trees at county racetrack

Sixty Leyland cypress trees were planted at the Evergreen Speedway this past week at turn three of the track.

The trees at the racetrack, which is part of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, provide a noise buffer for a neighboring equestrian park. The 14-foot-tall cypresses were planted 10 feet apart. They’re expected to fill in within two years.

NASCAR’s Green Clean Air program supplied the trees. The racing body plants 10 new trees for each green flag during designated race events to help offset carbon emissions from competing cars. As a result, more than 2,500 trees have been planted near racetracks across the country.

Mukilteo: Budget discussions planned

The city has scheduled a series of public hearings on the proposed 2012 budget.

Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine on Nov. 7 presented his preliminary version of the budget.

Public hearings on the development of next year’s budget are scheduled at 6 p.m. today and Tuesday, at 7 p.m. Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. Nov. 22 and Nov. 28, and at 7 p.m. Dec. 5.

Different departments will present their portions of the budget on different days.

Mukilteo City Hall is at 11930 Cyrus Way.

More info: 425-263-8005 or www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us.

Sultan: Columbia Virtual Academy info

Sultan School District and the Columbia Virtual Academy invite the public to an open house this week.

The open house is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the administrative district office, 514 Fourth St.

The event is to tell the public about the services offered by Columbia Virtual Academy, an alternative school program. The event is free and refreshments will be served.

The academy offers a tuition-free education from kindergarten to 12th grade through different options such as online courses.

Classes already started but students of any state’s school district can enroll at any time.

More info: Call Columbia Virtual Academy office manager Cyd Leahy at 360-793-9801.

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