Those concerned about global warming are staging Step It Up 2007 rallies around the country to urge Congress to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

Among the planned events is a free bicycle ride on Whidbey Island. Meet at 9 a.m. April 14 at Langley Park, Second Street and Anthes Avenue, in Langley. Maps will be provided.

It’s also Welcome the Whales Day, so bikers are encouraged to join a Welcome the Whales Parade at 1:30 p.m.

For more information about the campaign, go to www.stepitup2007. org.

Trips to Mariners games planned

Marysville Parks and Recreation has scheduled four trips to take the public to Seattle Mariners games at Safeco Field. The first game is May 11 against the New York Yankees. Tickets are $30 with seats in section 333.

Other games include the Boston Red Sox on June 26, the Detroit Tigers on July 13 and the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 14. Games are scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m.

The parks and recreation office will provide transportation from Marysville to the baseball field. Participants will meet at 4:45 p.m. in the Jennings Park parking lot.

For more information, call 360-363-8400.

Longtime Stillaguamish Senior Center volunteer Cordice Dinger-Dickson will be honored for her 30 years of service to the center at an open house set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.

Dinger-Dickson, who also is celebrating her 90th birthday, began volunteering at the center after retiring from retail management. She raised four children and has numerous grandchildren.

Dinger-Dickson also has been honored for her community service by the governor and the county executive.

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