North County Update

Granite Falls: Study zone at the library

Students ages 7 to 18 can bring their homework to the Granite Falls Library for help.

Managing branch librarian Jude Anderson will assist students with their homework during a study zone at 2 p.m. April 21. Parents may attend the event.

The Granite Falls Library is located at 815 E Galena St.

More info: 360-691-6087

Lake Stevens: Free budgeting class

The Lake Stevens Family Center is offering “Survival Budgeting,” a new class to help people learn how to manage their money.

Participants will work in groups throughout this free five-week course to find out how to make their financial goals happen.

The class is scheduled to meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays beginning April 21 at the Lake Stevens Family Center, 1803 123rd Drive NE.

More info and to sign up: 425-397-7433

Marysville: Free fill dirt for residents

The city of Marysville is offering free, screened fill dirt and topsoil mix for residents to use in gardens, lawns or for round-the-yard projects.

The city stockpiles reclaimed, native soil for in-house construction projects and has more than necessary to meet project needs.

The free material can be picked up at the Kellogg Marsh Reservoir site at 100th St. NE and 67th Avenue. Gates are open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visitors must complete and sign a Hold Harmless Agreement.

The fill dirt is offered first come, first served.

More info: 360-363-8100

Robotics team seeks donations

Arts & Technology High School students need monetary donations to travel to a robotics competition April 25-30 in Missouri.

The team won the regional competition in Seattle in March to advance to the international competition. The team estimates it will need at least $15,000 to make the trip possible for every member.

More info: Katherine Jordan at or [URL];[URL].

Junk in the Trunk sale will be held July 9

Marysville Parks and Recreation is planning to host the Junk in the Trunk sale July 9.

Vendors can complete an application for a parking spot in the Marysville Municipal Court lot to sell antiques, vintage, crafts, garage sale and flea market items from the trunk of their vehicle.

The sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cars cost $25 to register and trucks and RVs cost $40. The event is listed in the Marysville Parks and Recreation Guide available online at [/URL];[URL].

More info: 360-363-8450

Stanwood: Support group to meet

A support group for family members and caregivers of people experiencing memory loss, Alzheimer’s or dementia meets on Saturdays at Merrill Gardens in Stanwood.

The group is scheduled to meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through June 22. It is a ministry of Warm Beach Free Methodist Church.

Merrill Gardens is located at 7212 265th St. NW in Stanwood.

More info: 360-629-3445[/URL]

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