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Edmonds: Tree board volunteers needed

The city is seeking two residents interested in serving on the Citizens’ Tree Board. The terms for these two vacancies expire Dec. 31, 2014. Those with professional or hobbyist interest/experience in urban forestry, horticulture and habitat enviroscaping are preferred; these may include arborists, botanists, horticulturists, native plant experts, master gardeners, wildlife experts and others with related areas of interest. The meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of the month.

People can apply at http://tinyurl.com/cws3525 or pick up an application at 121 5th Ave. North, Edmonds, 1st floor reception, or e-mail jana.spellman@edmondswa.gov. People also can have applications mailed to them by calling 425-771-0248.

Mountlake Terrace: Grant pays for bikes, sidewalk improvements

A $330,304 federal grant that aims to create safe routes for kids to school will pay for a new sidewalk to Mountlake Terrace Elementary School along 54th Avenue W between 200th and 223rd streets SW. The project includes approximately 1,170 linear feet of curb and gutter and sidewalk, 10 sidewalk ramps and new traffic signs.

The grant also will pay for 42 bikes for the school and provide bicycle helmets for all students at the school. Part of the grant promotes bicycle safety. The Mountlake Terrace Police Department will increase traffic patrols around the school as part of the grant.

Marysville: High school to perform ‘Legally Blonde’

The Marysville-Pilchuck High School Drama Club is to perform “Legally Blonde: The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 in the school’s auditorium, 5611 108th St. NE.

Admission is $10 for adults, and $8 for students with an ASB card and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door a half hour before showtime.

Marysville: Parenting workshop planned

Marysville Parks and Recreation is offering a workshop called, “Parenting from the Heart,” taught by parent educator Penny Davis. She aims to show positive parenting techniques that give practical skills and new tools to encourage the development of responsibility and self discipline in children. The class is offered from 6 to 8 p.m. April 17 at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave. Cost is $25; a second adult is free of charge. Register by calling 360-363-8400 or going online at marysvillewa.gov.

Stanwood: Medical pot gardens examined

The Stanwood City Council plans to consider adopting regulations on where medical marijuana collective gardens could be located within the city. The proposed regulations would allow collective gardens in retail, commercial and industrial zones. Set back requirements of 500 feet would be limited to day care centers, schools, and similar uses.

People are encouraged to attend the council’s meeting at 7 p.m. Thursdayto offer comments. The council meets in the board room at the school district office, 26920 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood. Written comments can be submitted to community development director Rebecca Lind at rebecca.lind@ci.stanwood.wa.us.

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