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Grace Academy celebrates new building

Grace Academy, a private school in Marysville, is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate completion of a new building.

The addition to the school’s Activity Center includes seven classrooms, an elevator, a science lab and a cafeteria.

Grace Academy is a pre-K through 12th grade school founded in 1977 in Marysville. Its Activity Center already houses a gym, locker rooms, a performance stage, a commercial kitchen and seven classrooms.

The public is invited to attend the short ceremony, tour the building and enjoy refreshments.

More info: 360-659-8517,

MLK celebration rescheduled at EdCC

Snow and ice caused Edmonds Community College to reschedule speeches by Nikkita Oliver for a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, to 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6.

Oliver is a Seattle-based attorney, community organizer and educator. She is the co-executive director of Creative Justice, an arts-based approach to curbing youth incarceration and racial disparities. She organizes with No New Youth Jail and the Seattle Peoples Party.

The 12:30 p.m. address is free and intended for school employees and students.

The second session is open to all, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on campus in the Black Box Theatre, 20310 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Tickets are free and may be reserved by going to or calling 425-640-1448.


New Everett school board director takes office

Andrew Nicholls was sworn in Jan. 14 as the newest member of the Everett School District board of directors.

He won an election in November with a narrow margin after a mandatory recount.

He spent more than nine years in the U.S. Army Reserve and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

His career is in working with survivors of trauma, people with chronic mental illness and substance use disorders, as well as crisis intervention as a licensed clinical social worker. He works as a research social worker with the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

He and his wife have two children who soon will begin school in the district.

Plan ahead for folk dancing

Take to the dance floor Feb. 22 during a benefit dance at Sno-King International Folk Dance Club with music from Folk Voice Band.

Admission is $8. Proceeds will be matched and dedicated to the Youth Fund of Northwest Folkdancers, sending young people to Stockton Dance Camp.

Potluck snacks appreciated.

The dance is scheduled 7 to 10 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W, Lynnwood.

More info:, 425-610-9393 or

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