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The American Association of University Women plans to meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, Lombard and Pacific in Everett.

The scheduled speaker is Catherine Matthews, the director of improvement and on-time graduation for the Everett School District.

The public is welcome to attend.

Learn about Running Start at EvCC event

High school students and their parents can learn about Everett Community College’s Running Start program at an information session set for 7 p.m. March 21 in EvCC’s Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St. in Everett.

College staff will discuss how to apply, options for full- and part-time enrollment, student life and special program options, such as the Ocean Research College Academy program on the Everett waterfront that emphasizes local marine research.

For more information, call EvCC’s High School Relations Office at 425-388-9073 or 425-388-9008.

Marysville: Another community art project

The Marysville Arts Coalition is hosting another community-wide art project.

Businesses, service clubs, and families can buy a plywood cutout umbrella, decorate and paint it, or have it completed by a local artist.

The umbrellas will be installed along State Avenue by city crews, and reused for three years. Cost for a blank cutout is $30, or $60 to have an artist decorate it.

Umbrella cutouts are available for pickup at E&E Lumber, Carr’s Hardware and the North County Outlook. Proceeds will help fund future opportunities to promote the arts.

Finished umbrellas must be returned by April 5 to the Marysville Parks and Recreation Office in Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road.

More info: 425-308-4176 or visit online at www.facebook.com/MarysvilleArts.

Monroe: Murder-mystery fundraiser

An annual food-bank benefit that puts dinner guests on the case of a fictional murder mystery is scheduled Saturday at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.

The combination dinner and silent auction, now in its eighth year, is part of Snohomish County’s March Against Hunger.

This year’s whodunit takes place on a train in 1937. Guests try to solve the killing of technology titan Peter Petulant in his private car.

It’s scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. at 14405 179th Ave. SE, 4-H Building No. 501, Monroe 98272.

Tickets cost $25 cash and must be purchased in advance.

Buy them at the fairgrounds or at the county parks offices at 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish. The menu includes pork tenderloin with marsala, roasted potatoes, salad and brownies. Costumes are optional.

More info: 360-805-6707, 360-805-6708 or 425-388-6600.

Snohomish County: Know a history lover?

The Washington state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation seeks nominations for the 22nd annual Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation.

The program recognizes persons, organizations and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation. Nominations must be postmarked or submitted to by Friday, at 5 p.m.

More info: www.dahp.wa.gov, or by contacting Russell Holter at 360-586-3533 or russell.holter@dahp.wa.gov.

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