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Farm plan hearing to continue

The Arlington City Council tonight will continue a public hearing on a proposal to allow farmers on the west side of town to transfer development rights to an area near Burn Road east of town.

The proposal is intended help preserve farmland in the Stillaguamish Valley for agricultural uses.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. in council chambers, 110 E. Third St.


Cascadia offers information night

Cascadia Community College, 18345 Campus Way NE, invites the public to Family Night at 6:30 p.m. April 25.

Family and friends of current and prospective students are welcome. Information on helping students make the transition to college and on academic and financial aid programs at Cascadia will be available.

For more information or to RSVP, call 425-352-8383.


Arts center seeks office director

Edmonds Center for the Arts is looking for a director of operations.

Primary duties include general office management, accounting and bookkeeping, payroll and benefits, financial reporting, human resources, contracts and billing for center clients, and development of operating policies and procedures.

For more information, go to www.edmondscenterfor thearts.org.

The deadline to apply is April 27.


Learn Norwegian at weekly classes

The Sons of Norway Lodge is offering Norwegian language classes at 7 p.m. Mondays at 2725 Oakes Ave.

The classes are $90 for nine weeks. For more information, call Kristina Strombo at 206-919-8881.

Panel to discuss downtown plan

A seventh public workshop before the city’s planning commission will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the fourth floor Weyerhaeuser meeting room at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave., to discuss Everett’s downtown plan.

The discussion will focus on a presentation by consultants about proposed development standards and design guidelines for the downtown plan.

Island County

Slide show about Camano birding

John Edison and Pam Pritzl, members of Friends of Camano Island Parks and the Audubon Society, will give a presentation about birds at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 NE Camano Drive.

Edison will present a slide show called “Birds of Camano,” and Pritzl will talk about where to birdwatch in the area.

For more information, call 360-387-2236 or e-mail camano bwh@yahoo.com.

Lake Stevens

City Council plans workshop tonight

The Lake Stevens City Council will meet in a workshop at 7 tonight at the Community and Senior Center, 1808 Main St.

The council will discuss an amendment to a law about the design review board, which examines rules for building designs.

Other agenda items include the city’s plans for annexation and economic development.

Class tonight on CPR and first aid

A class on cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first aid will be held from 6 to 9 tonight at the Lake Stevens Assembly of God, 9805 31st Place NE.

Participants will earn American Red Cross certification at the end of the class.

To register, call the Lake Stevens Family Center at 425-397-7433.


VFW needs items for care packages

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 and its Ladies Auxiliary are collecting items through Sunday to send to U.S. troops overseas.

The groups are seeking hard candy, baby wipes, suntan lotion, hand lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, playing cards, writing paper, pens, crossword puzzles, gum and letters of support for soldiers.

They also are collecting items for the USO at McChord Air Force Base.

Items can be dropped off at Lynnwood Fire Station 15, 18818 44th Ave. W., until 1 p.m. April 23. A packing rally is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day.

For more information, call Suzanne Requa at 425-771-6544 or Martin Spani at 425-774-7416.


Council to discuss code amendments

The Marysville City Council will hold a workshop at 7 tonight at City Hall, 1049 State Ave.

The council will discuss a law that would allow manufactured homes to be treated as single detached homes.

Also up for discussion is a law that would establish definitions in the city code for wireless communication facilities.


Networking event set for businesses

The Monroe Chamber of Commerce will have “Before Hours” networking breakfast Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at Valley General Hospital, 14701 179th Ave. SE.

The monthly event, sponsored by the hospital, is intended to help local businesses network with others. It includes a continental breakfast.

For more information or reservations, call the chamber at 360- 794-5488.


Planning panel to tour cottages

The Mukilteo Planning Commission will tour the Cascade Cottages at 8420 44th Ave. W. at 5 p.m. Thursday.

At the end of the tour, the commission will visit another site intended for cottage development, located to the south of 5416 88th St. SW.

The tours, which constitute a regular meeting of the commission, are open to the public.

For more information, call 425-355-4141 or go to www.ci. mukilteo.wa.us.


Group plans show of vintage fashions

A collection of vintage fashions will be modeled at a special afternoon tea at 1 p.m. April 29 at the Waltz Building, 116 Ave. B.

The fashions will represent styles worn by the wives of U.S. presidents through history. The event, sponsored by the Snohomish Historical Society, will feature models hand-picked to fit the garments.

A gift will be presented to the most senior guest. Tickets are $12, and reservations are required. Call 360-568-3393 or 360-568-5235.

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