Grandparents are the special guests today at Snohomish County Christian School in Lynnwood.

They will attend a physical education class, as well as learn about computers and music appreciation.

Of course, they also will go to recess.

Awards will be given to the grandparents who have traveled the farthest, have the most grandchildren, and the oldest and the youngest grandparents.

Each grandchild is packing a picnic lunch to share.

The Kiwanis Club of Monroe, along with the Tualco Grange, the Monroe High School Key Club and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (St. Mary of the Valley Conference), brought in cash and food donations worth a total of $5,000 during their spring food drive.

Donations benefit the Sky Valley Food Bank in Monroe.

The Kiwanis Club holds food drives twice a year, just before Easter and Thanksgiving, in cooperation with the Fred Meyer, Safeway and Albertsons supermarkets in Monroe.

Olena Kalytiak Davis will share her poems at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Parks Student Union Building at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St.

Her work has appeared in the New England Review, Northwest Review and North American Review.

She is a first-generation Ukrainian American from Illinois who has lived in California, The Netherlands, France and Alaska. Her first book of poems, "And Her Soul Out of Nothing," won the Brittingham award from the University of Wisconsin Press.

The reading is free.

The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment State Park near Ilwaco plans a ceremony at

9 a.m. May 14 to honor the release of three new stamps commemorating the Lewis and Clark expedition.

One of the stamps shows Meriwether Lewis and William Clark together, and the other two feature individual portraits of the explorers, who 200 years ago crossed the continent from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean on their heralded journey of discovery to explore the West.

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