Arlington Schools’ State of the District
The 10th annual State of the District for the Arlington School District is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Post Middle School. Superintendent Chrys Sweeting plans to share an update on the district’s strategic plan and information about an upcoming bond measure. Pie will be served, prepared by Arlington High School culinary students. The meeting is open to the public.
More info: asd.wednet.edu
Learn how to incorporate native plants into your back yard habitat — including edibles — with Carson Moscoso, of the Snohomish Conservation District, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Island County Multipurpose Center, 141 N East Camano Drive, Camano Island.
The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts public presentations the third Wednesday of the month.
More info: www.camanowildlifehabitat.org, 360-387-2236
Series on religion
A monthly three-part series on “The Philosophy of Religion” starts with “The Existence of God,” 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W. The series continues with “Interpretations of Religious Diversity” Feb. 22 and “Conversions and Deconversion” March 29.
The series is similar to one held last year. The program is led by David E. Smith, of Edmonds, who teaches religion and philosophy, principally through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington.
More info: sno-isle.org/events, 425-778-2148
The Arlington Boys & Girls Club will present a special dance for fathers and their daughters of all ages Feb. 9-10. There will be four sessions: 5:30-7 p.m. or 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 9 or 5:30-7 p.m. or 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 10. The dance will be held in the teen center with a DJ, lights, music, refreshments and a souvenir photo. Cost is $40 per couple, $15 for each additional daughter. Registration is required.
More info: bgcsc.org/arlington-fd-dance
Several local cities take part in the Association of Washington Cities’ statewide Center for Quality Communities Scholarship Fund. Each city or town is able to nominate one student. A total of six $1,200 scholarships will be awarded.
Recruitment and selection is done by individual cities. Interested students should contact their local city hall.
In Mill Creek, contact Brian Davern at email@example.com. Deadline Feb. 9.
In Mukilteo, contact Nancy Passovoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-263-8018. Deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 27.
Students competing for the scholarships must be involved in city government, their community or school leadership. They must live in the boundaries of the city through which they apply. There is an application, reference letter and personal essay required.
Deadlines vary but typically fall in February.
More info: www.cfqc.org/scholarships