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Verdant Community Wellness Center closed

The Verdant Community Wellness Center in Lynnwood will be closed the week of March 9.

The Verdant Health Commission continues to monitor the changing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) conditions, closely following the updates and guidance from public health experts with the Snohomish Health District.

No known cases of COVID-19 have been connected to the Verdant Community Wellness Center.

In canceling classes, programs and services, Verdant states that it’s acting with “the safety of program participants, community, and staff in mind.”

The center will be closed through Saturday, March 14, 2020. Verdant will continue to monitor updates and will make decisions about future programming and services at a later date.

More info: visit

Annual plant sale walk-up canceled

The Snohomish Conservation District has canceled the walk-up portion of its annual plant sale, which had been scheduled for March 21. The district is changing the event to a pre-order only sale.

Pickups will be staggered to reduce the risk of exposure in large groups.

Pre-orders will open Monday, March 9 and stay open until Sunday, or until plants are sold out.

More info: visit or call 425-335-5634 ext. 4.


Marysville seeks new board member

The Marysville School Board will be accepting applications for a vacancy in District 5, which covers the Sunnyside and Allen Creek areas.

Tom Albright stepped down last month for health reasons.

State law requires the remaining school board members to appoint a replacement within 90 days. The appointed board member will serve until the next regularly scheduled school board election in Fall 2021.

Applications are being accepted through March 27. Packets are available at the district’s Educational Service Center at 4220 80th Street NE, Marysville, or online at


Mexican tin art

Join the Arlington Library to learn about hojalata, a bright and beautiful form of Mexican tin art, at 2 p.m. March 14 at 135 N. Washington Ave.

Help make a group art piece to display at the library.

This free event is for those ages 6 and older.

More info: 360-435-3033

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

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