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Darrington: Business group meets tonight

The Darrington Area Business Association plans to meet at 7 tonight at the Cascade Senior Center, 1115 Darrington St. The public is welcome.

More info: Nels Rasmussen at

Lakewood: School to produce mystery

Lakewood High School drama students plan to present Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest,” a mystery play, at 7 p.m. March 23, 24, 30 and 31 in the high school theater, 17023 11 Ave. NE.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

More info: 360 652-4505.

Mill Creek: Underage drinking meeting

A town hall meeting about underage drinking is set for tonight night at Henry M. Jackson High School.

The event will focus on topics including the dangers of underage drinking, liabilities to teens and parents and empowering and educating parents and their teens.

The meeting is scheduled to begin with a dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation and panel discussion at 6:30. Parents must RSVP for the dinner and to receive child care services.

Henry M. Jackson High School is located at 1508 136th St. SE.

More info: Lyn Lauzon, or 425-385-7178

Snohomish: Apply now for Easter Parade

People, organizations and businesses wanting to participate at the annual Easter parade can now apply at www.cityof The deadline is March 30.

The parade is set to start at 11 a.m., April 7, on First Street. The event is organized by the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce.

Only businesses pay an entrance fee. The cost for chamber members is $25. Non-members pay $35.

More info: Call the chamber at 360-568-2526 or contact parade chairwoman Laura Huntington at 425-754-4518.

Warm Beach: New flashing beacons

Snohomish County has installed new flashing beacons at a crosswalk on Marine Drive near 204th Street NE, south of Stanwood.

The crossing is in front of a senior community north of a curve in the road.

The beacons sit on poles at either end of the crosswalk. A pedestrian turns them on by pressing a button on one of the poles, causing the beacons to flash to alert drivers in both directions.

The flashing beacons are the first of their kind in Snohomish County. The work cost $45,000.

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