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Mill Creek park reopening

The Mill Creek Sports Park grand reopening event slated for Saturday has been cancelled because rainy weather has delayed turf installation. Once the field is ready, it will be opened to regular spring recreation programs. Another opening celebration is expected.

The soon-to-be completed renovation cost $900,000 and closed the park for four months. It is adding a new turf field, LED lighting and an updated PA system, among other improvements. The address is 13903 North Creek Drive, Mill Creek.

Upcycle fair

Explorer Middle School invites the public to attend its second annual Upcycle Craft Fair and Silent Auction from 5 to 7 p.m. April 23 in the gym on campus. The seventh-grade science students, as part of their Human Impact unit of study, have created art and functional items out of materials that would normally be thrown away or recycled. They are now ready to sell their creations. All money raised will fund field trips and educational opportunities.

Spaghetti dinner

Support music and fine arts education at the annual Explorer Music Boosters’ spaghetti dinner and auction from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 26. The evening will include spaghetti dinner with salad, bread and beverage, and desserts will be available for purchase. There will be a silent auction and a live auction. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students, and free for children 5 and under. VIP seating is available at a premium.

More info: tinyurl.com/EXMusic

Senior breakfast

The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Breakfast, a fundraiser for the Stillaguamish Senior Center, will honor Mary Jean Kraski and her service to the Arlington community. It is set for 7 a.m. April 24 at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.

RSVP: dklemens@stillycenter.org or 360-653-4551.

Spring sale in Monroe

The Monroe Congregational Church is hosting its annual spring sale Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The sale features furniture, toys and books, tools and other household items. A bake sale is planned. The location is the fellowship hall behind the church at 301 S. Lewis St., Monroe.

OPPORTUNITY

Arlington photography contest

Once again, the Arlington Arts Council will sponsor a photography contest for residents of the Stillaguamish Valley or those with a council membership. The theme this year is “Trees of the Valley.” The subject matter should be local.

Photographers can enter up to three photographs on the online portal. A committee will vote and award prizes: first place $100, second place $75, and third place $50, plus three honorable mentions at $25 each. The winning photos will be displayed at the annual Art in Legion Park event in September and on the council’s Facebook page. The contest runs through July 26.

More info: www.arlingtonartscouncil.net

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