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The Darrington School District board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Darrington Elementary library, 1075 Fir St. Agenda items include a capital levy.

The Mukilteo City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way, for a work session and committees. Agenda items include Sound Transit parking and financial reporting.


Veterans service officer: Snohomish County veterans service officer Jerry A. Gadek, who retired from the U.S. Air Force, is available 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. first Wednesdays at Verdant Health and Wellness Community Center, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. By appointment or walk-in. Learn about health and housing benefits. More info: 425-388-7367,

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, Most groups also seek volunteers and donations.

More info: Dial 211

Hospital offers 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: 425-640-4000.

Help for parents

A Changes Parent Support Network support group for parents of children with behavioral problems meets 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. Peer-to-peer support for parents struggling with children exhibiting risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol use. Confidential and free. A potluck is the first Thursday of each month at 5:45 p.m.

More info: 888-468-2620,


Edmonds Public Facilities District seeks board members

The five-member Board of Directors for the Edmonds Public Facilities District is seeking two candidates. The district owns and operates Edmonds Center for the Arts, a regional performing arts center in downtown Edmonds.

One board position is currently open, and the chosen candidate will begin immediately. The second position will be open June 30 and the successful candidate will begin July 1, 2019. The positions are open until filled. Applicants do not need to be Edmonds residents.

More info: 425-275-4483

Conservation District postpones plant sale

The Snohomish Conservation District has pushed back its yearly plant sale at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds to Sunday, Feb. 17. It’s scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m in Commercial Building 400, 14405 179th Ave. SE Monroe.

The sale had originally been planned for Saturday, but snow is expected. Those who cannot make it on Feb. 17 may email the conservation district for alternative arrangements.

More info: or 425-335-5634.

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