The Marysville Family YMCA will host about 20 break-dancing competitors from around the state at a 360 Break Dance Battle starting at 6 p.m. today.

Teens planned the event themselves. Tickets are $4. The YMCA is at 6420 60th Drive NE.

‘Don’t Meth Around’ summit is Thursday

Students can still register for the fourth annual 2005 Snohomish County Youth “Don’t Meth Around” Summit Thursday at the Everett Events Center.

There will be six workshops, on club drugs, tobacco, pot, binge drinking, road rage, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, and treatment and prevention.

For more information, call 425-388-3586.

Two scholarship recipients honored

The Arts Council of Snohomish County has awarded Brian Call, a senior at Snohomish High School, a $500 scholarship. Call was selected as Young Artist of Snohomish County, and plans to continue his education in arts or arts education.

In collaboration with Henry Cogswell College in Everett, an $8,000 scholarship was given to Zachary Baggett, a senior at Cascade High School, to attend Cogswell this fall.

Both will be honored at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave.

‘Secret Life of Bees’ EvCC’s winter book

Each quarter, Everett Community College chooses a book to read campuswide. This winter’s book is “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd.

Christine Wilson, EvCC reading and study skills instructor, will lead a discussion about the book at noon Feb. 10 in the college’s Terrey Library Media Center, on the ground floor of the Parks Student Union building. The public is invited.

“The Secret Life of Bees” tells the story of 14-year-old Lily Owen, who flees with her nanny to South Carolina, where she finds a home with three bee-keeping sisters, who help Lily unravel the secret of her mother’s death.

The book is available in the EvCC library and campus bookstore. For more information, contact Marianne Le at 425-388-9351.

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