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EVENTS

Teen STEM projects

Teens are invited to experiment with electronic circuits using fun, easy-to-use Snap Circuit kits. Build a small radio, launch a flying disc straight up into the library, or do any of the other 600-plus projects possible with these educational kits.

This free event is 3 p.m. March 5 at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave.

Learn more: 360-435-3033

Travel tips

Planning a trip to Italy? Travel expert Kerri Wood of Ultimate Italy Tours shares tips on how to navigate like a local, 2 p.m. March 15 at the Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

During this free presentation, attendees will learn some of the best and lesser-known places to visit, how to create a trip for your budget and timeline, how to avoid wasting money on tourist traps and how to decide where and how long to stay.

More info: 425-257-8000

OPPORTUNITIES

Mill Creek scholarship

The Mill Creek City Council is accepting applications for the Association of Washington Cities Center for Quality Communities Scholarship.

High school seniors who live in Mill Creek are encouraged to apply to become the city’s nominee. The chosen student will receive $500 from the city, and will then be in the running for one of six statewide scholarships worth $1,500.

Those interested must expect to graduate high school in June and continue their education in the 2020-21 school year.

The City Council is looking for a student who has been involved with local government or with a school or community leadership activity.

The original deadline was March 9, but that has been moved up so the council has time to make a decision. Now, applications must be turned in by Feb. 28.

Download an application online at cqc.org, and submit it in person or by mail to the City of Mill Creek, Attn.: Kristen Rasmussen, 15728 Main St. Mill Creek, WA 98012.

More info: Email michaelc@cityofmillcreek.com

Snohomish planning group

City leaders have created a Midtown Planning District Task Force to look into amending regulations to promote development in an area along Avenue D, from Sixth Street to Highway 9.

Now the city needs about a dozen people to make up the group. Members will be appointed by Mayor John Kartak and then confirmed by the Snohomish City Council.

The commission is expected to include two planning commissioners, two economic development committee members, two design review board members, and five to seven at-large members with experience in: land use, design, business operations, financing, housing affordability, environmental sustainability, land development or construction, the real estate market, or have insight on residents’ perspectives.

Applications are now being accepted until March 4. For more information, contact Wendy Poischbeg at 360-282-3176 or poischbeg@snohomishwa.gov.

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