Front Porch: Genealogical society celebrates relocation with April 8 grand opening

Grand opening

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society has moved to 6111 188th Place NE in Arlington and plans a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 8. The event will include a seminar on “Telling Stories with DNA from Finding Your Roots” with CeCe Moore from 1 to 2:30 p.m. across the street at Hadley Hall at the Arlington Boys &Girls Club. The seminar is free, but space is limited. Registration is required. Call 360-435-4838 or go to

Boating class: A “Recreational Boating Skills” class is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corporate and Continuing Education Center at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. Tailored to those boating on Puget Sound and local waterways, the class will cover weather, use of charts and GPS and safe navigation. The class with be taught by Everett Sail and Power Squadron instructors. The cost is $99. Go to to register

Tea and fashion: The Stanwood Area Historical Society Spring Tea and vintage fashion exhibit “Waistlines and Hemlines” is set for 1 p.m. April 16. Paid reservations are required by April 8. Cost is $20, with mimosas extra. Mary Margaret Haugen honors former Stanwood High Principal Alice Davison. There also will be music, raffle baskets, a silent auction, Rita Newberry will sell hats and prizes will be given for the best hat or vintage costume. For more information, call 360-629-6110.

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