North County Update


Garden club offers green-thumb workshops

Arlington Garden Club is offering a series of workshops called “Turn Your Thumb Green.”

The workshops are 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month in the community room at Arlington Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE.

Club member Sheryl Verral plans to teach the first workshop on Saturday. Her topic is hypertufa, which is an artificial stone used to make garden planters.

More information on the workshop series is at www.­

The workshops are free to members and open to the public at $3 a class.

More info: 360-403-0820.

City offers first aid and CPR classes

First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation are among the classes currently offered by the city of Arlington.

Pediatric and adult first aid are among the topics for a class set for 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in the community room at Arlington Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE.

The first aid class also is offered Dec. 1.

The CPR class is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, also in the community room at the Boys &Girls Club. The CPR class, which provides certification, also is offered Dec. 2.

The fee for each class is $25.

More info: 360-403-3448 for registration.

Ceremony set to honor Sept. 11 attack victims

A candlelight ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, is planned by Arlington American Legion Post 76.

The ceremony is 7 p.m. Thursday at Legion Park, 115 N. Olympic Ave., in downtown Arlington.

The American Legion post also plans to honor troops currently serving the country.

More info: 360-403-4953.


Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony planned

Police, firefighters and elected officials plan to gather Thursday morning to remember those who perished in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The event is 8:45 a.m. at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. The time corresponds to the Eastern Daylight Time when one hijacked passenger jet, American Airlines Flight 11, hit the north tower of the World Trade Center.

More info: 360-363-8000.


Norwegian heritage topic of meeting

Stanwood’s Daughters of Norway Ingeborg Lodge plans to talk about Norwegian heritage at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sons of Norway Hall, 9910 270th St. NW, Stanwood.

Coffee is served at 9:45 a.m., and guests are welcome.

More info: 360-387-3375.

Beachcombers and bird watchers wanted

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team need volunteers to count and identify birds that wash ashore.

The survey team conducts a citizen science project that collects data on the status and trends of coastal resources.

Volunteers are asked to commit to survey a specific beach each month.

For those who are interested in helping, the organization has scheduled a training session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW.

More info: or 206-221-6893.

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