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EVENTS

Meet superintendent candidates

Students, families, staff and others with ties to the Edmonds School District are invited to meet the two candidates hoping to become the next superintendent. The finalists are Gustavo Balderas and Deborah Rumbaugh.

Balderas is superintendent of the Eugene School District in Oregon. He previously served as superintendent of two districts in California and has been an assistant principal in Oregon.

Rumbaugh is instructional leadership executive director at Highline Public Schools in Burien. Before that she was executive director of human resources and also has worked as a science teacher, assistant principal and principal.

Presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. SW, Lynnwood.

Fruit tree tips

Washington State University master gardeners will share tips on how to grow fruit trees, such as apples, pears and plums, at 6 p.m. March 31, at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave.

This is a free event, but registration is encouraged.

More info: 360-435-3033

Author talk

Catherine Fransson shares from her memoir, “Loving the Enemy,” at 2 p.m. March 14 at the Everett Public Library’s Evergreen Branch, 9512 Evergreen Way.

When Fransson’s mother died, she was left to care for her 95-year-old father, a rigid and emotionally distant figure. Her book talks about how, with courage, time and an open heart, Fransson was able to move beyond the estrangement with her father to discover the joy of loving without conditions.

Fransson graduated from Everett high School and the University of Washington. She later earned a Master of Divinity at the Seattle University School of Theology and Divinity. She then served on the pastoral team at Seattle First Baptist Church from 2000 to 2015.

More info: 425-257-8000

High school performance

Archbishop Murphy High School presents “Bright Star: the Musical” Friday until March 7 at the Everett PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St.

The play is inspired by a true story and is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 1940s. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell wrote the Tony-nominated score.

Tickets are $10 for seniors and students and $15 for general admission. Show times: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. March 6; 2 p.m. March 7.

More info: Call 425-316-9449 or email ehemans@me.com

MEETINGS

Book club

Share your thoughts and discuss the book “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders at 6:30 p.m. March 10 at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave.

The book is a ghost story about Abraham Lincoln and takes a compelling look at death, grief and the powers of good and evil.

More info: 360-435-3033

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