Learn about the microgrid
Snohomish County PUD plans an open house on its Arlington Microgrid Project, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Arlington Airport office, 18204 59th Drive NE, Suite A.
In an emergency, the microgrid would disconnect from the main grid and help power the PUD’s new local office in Arlington. The project will include a solar array, a lithium-ion battery storage system and several vehicle-to-grid charging stations.
Design is under way for the $9.5 million project, with construction expected in 2019.
More info: tinyurl.com/ArlMicrogrid
Try hockey for free
Everett Youth Hockey and Everett Youth Hockey Booster Club invite boys and girls to try hockey for free March 3 at the Everett Community Ice Rink, 2000 Hewitt Ave. in downtown Everett. For ages 4 to 9.
Register at www.tryhockeyforfree.com/8581.
More info: 425-314-4134
“Home Alone” class for kids
Bothell offers a “Home Alone” class to help your 9- to 13-year-old take the next step in independence, 9 a.m. to noon March 10. Find details and sign up through the parks department’s online registration system (program code SP18028).
More info: www.bothellwa.gov, 425-806-6760
Help shape Vision 2050
Puget Sound Regional Council is updating its plan to deal with growth through 2050. Public comments are welcome on “Vision 2050” through March 19. A local meeting to learn more is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Lynnwood City Hall, 9100 44th Ave. W.
More info: psrc.org/vision
Food and clothing assistance
Find a comprehensive list of Snohomish County food banks, meal programs, clothing services and more via the Snohomish Community Food Bank’s website, tinyurl.com/SnohCoHelp. Most groups also seek volunteers and donations.
More info: Dial 211
Swedish Edmonds classes
A variety of free support groups and fee-based health classes are offered at Swedish Edmonds hospital, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds.
More info: www.swedish.org/classes
The Employment Network is offered 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. SE., Mill Creek. Find free help with job searches, resume writing and interviewing.
More info: Chuck Popik, firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday bus service
Monday is Presidents Day.
Community Transit will operate local buses and DART paratransit service within Snohomish County on a regular schedule, but commuter service will be limited to specific routes (402, 413, 421, 855).
Sound Transit Express service from Snohomish County will operate on a regular schedule.
Customer service phone lines and the Lynnwood RideStore will be closed.
More info: communitytransit.org
Everett Transit buses, including paratransit, operate on regular schedules. The customer service office will be closed.
More info: everetttransit.org