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EVENTS

Neighborhood night

South County Fire hosts a Neighborhood Night Open House from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brier Fire Station, 21206 Poplar Way.

Meet firefighters, find out how to protect your home from fires, and learn about emergency services and programs in the area. Other activities include fire engine and medic unit tours, first aid skills training and how to stay independent as you age.

South County Fire serves more than 250,000 people who live in unincorporated south Snohomish County, and the cities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.

More info: www.southcountyfire.org/events

Arlington downtown meeting

Learn about ideas for Arlington’s downtown corridor at a workshop 6 p.m. Feb. 11, at Haller Middle School, 600 E. First St.

Topics include urbanizing downtown, housing diversity, transportation solutions, preserving architectural character, parking and parks and trails. The meeting is hosted by the city of Arlington and the Western Washington University Sustainable Communities Partnership.

More info: www.arlingtonwa.gov

Dental education for kids

Families and children are invited to learn how to care for their teeth at three different events, called the Toothfairy Experience, by Delta Dental of Washington.

The meetings are: 10 a.m. Feb. 18, Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., Edmonds; 11 a.m. Feb. 24, Mariner Library, 520 128th St. SW, Suites A9 and A10, Everett; and 7 p.m. March 4, Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek.

The program is designed for kids 10 and younger to teach them about tooth decay, and to increase the number of children who regularly visit the dentist.

Presentations last about 30 minutes. Each child leaves with a new toothbrush. These events are free.

More info: www.thetoothfairyexperience.com

MEETINGS

Arlington town hall

State lawmakers invite 39th District residents to a town hall meeting in Arlington, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22, at Arlington Municipal Airport’s Putnam Hall, 18204 59th Ave. NE.

Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley; Rep. Carolyn Eslick, R-Sultan; and Robert J. Sutherland, R-Granite Falls host the meeting, and will talk about the 2020 session, answer questions and give information on events at the state Capitol.

More info: contact one of these three offices: Wagoner, 360-786-7676; Eslick, 360-786-7816; or Sutherland, 360-786-7967.

OPPORTUNITY

Teen photo contest

Submissions to the Schack Art Center’s 2020 Black and White Photography Contest are due by 6 p.m. March 12. It’s open to all Snohomish County high school students.

Pieces will be judged in two categories: Ninth to 10th grades, and 11th to 12th grades. Award winners will be honored at a ceremony at 6 p.m. March 26, and displayed in the Schack’s Emerging Young Artists’ Gallery.

Contest instructions are online at schack.org/student-awards-contest.

More info: Email nbell@schack.org

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