Our Towns: North county update

Arlington: Explore the woods on nature walk

City natural resource manager Bill Blake will lead an interpretive nature walk at 4 p.m. Friday at Twin Rivers Park, 22914 Highway 530, Arlington. It’s free.

Explore the first awakenings of spring in the woods and along the banks of the Stillaguamish River. Identify new leaves of deciduous trees, learn about the salmonberry and its historical importance, see the fiddleheads of the new ferns and search for trillium flowers.

More info: 360-403-3448.

Did you help with art project? Pick up your fish

The school of artsy fish alongside I-5 at Island Crossing was dismantled by city employees, Kiwanis club members, arts council members and the Arlington High School ROTC.

Artists who participated in the community art project can pick up their fish from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the old dog pound site by Pacific Pride, 19118 63rd Ave. NE.

More info: 360-403-3448.

Camano Island: Gala for library on Saturday

The Camano Island Library Friends gala fundraiser, “Reading Between the Vines,” is 5 p.m. Saturday at the Camano Island Community and Senior Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. Artist, musician and humorist Jack Archibald is the master of ceremonies. Tickets, $75, are available by calling 360-629-2585.

Darrington: Potluck, auction set for Saturday

The annual Happy Day community potluck and auction is set for noon Saturday at the Darrington Community Center.

Enjoy lunch and then bid on homemade blackberry pies and more.

Money raised goes to support the Darrington Memorial Dinners committee and the community center.

Granite Falls: Chief’s contract on agenda

A proposed revision to Police Chief Tony Domish’s contract is among the agenda items planned for a meeting of the City Council tonight.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall, 206 S. Granite Ave.

On Dec. 30, Domish received a new five-year contract covering the years 2010-2014, including a pay freeze at his 2009 level for the first year and annual raises of 5 percent thereafter.

The contract as written, however, froze Domish’s pay at $66,000, where it was at the beginning of his previous contract, rather than his 2009 pay of $72,000, city officials said.

The council is scheduled to consider a $6,000 raise tonight to make up the difference.

More info: 360-691-6441.

Tulalip: Alternative medicine for diabetics

The Tulalip Health Clinic and Hibulb Cultural Center will host a free forum today titled “Diabetes Prevention through Traditional Plants.”

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Kenny Moses Sr. Building, 6700 Totem Beach Road.

The forum, a Northwest Indian College program, is intended for Northwest tribal member diabetics and college students, though interested members of the public are invited.

The event will include the release of Northwest Indian College’s consumer booklet on the subject (“Feeding the People, Feeding the Spirit”) and talks by Tulalip health clinic staff members.

Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome. Call 360-716-5644.

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