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Celtic party offers dinner and music

The Grandview Community Center will host its third annual Celtic party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 11.

Irish dishes will be served throughout the evening, and there will be continuous Celtic music.

A donation is asked to support the center, a nonprofit organization serving the community northeast of Arlington since 1949.

The proceeds will go toward general maintenance, funding for free events and a scholarship program.

The center is at 11506 Smokes Road. Call 425-377-0623 for details.


First aid, CPR classes coming

Classes in first aid and CPR will be offered March 25 at North Sound Church, 404 Bell St. in Edmonds.

CPR will be taught from 8 a.m. to noon and first aid will be taught from 1 to 5 p.m. Students may register for one or both classes. The materials fee is $10 per class.

Upon successful completion of each class, a certificate from the American Health and Safety Institute will be issued.

Enrollment is limited to 15 people per class.

To register, call the church at 425-776-9800.


Two join the city’s police department

Everett police officers Ryan Terpening and Kevin Davis were sworn in at the Everett City Council meeting Wednesday morning.

Terpening and Davis, both recent graduates of the police training academy, were congratulated by Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson and by the members of the City Council.

Flute and drum circle at Zippy’s

Zippy’s Java Lounge, 1804 Hewitt Ave., will have a flute and drum circle from 6 to 9 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. The next circle will take place March 17.

For more information, call Zippy’s owner Marilyn Rosenberg at 425-258-4940.

Lake Stevens

Free tax help available at library

Sno-Isle Libraries, in partnership with AARP, is providing tax assistance at community libraries through April 15.

AARP volunteers are scheduled to assist with tax preparation needs and questions will be at the Lake Stevens Library, 1804 Main St., on March 11, 18 and 25, and April 1 and 8.

To schedule an appointment, call 425-334-1900.


EdCC volunteers offer tax assistance

Edmonds Community College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will provide free income tax help from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and March 11 in EdCC’s Mountlake Terrace Hall Room 212. The college is at 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

Services include answering questions, preparing returns and free electronic filing. The site will be staffed by accounting students from EdCC and Central Washington University who have completed a tax course and test required by the IRS.

For more information, call 425-640-1604 or e-mail edccvita@ edcc.edu.


Track opponents meet tonight

Opponents of a proposed motocross track at a 58-acre gravel pit in Maltby have scheduled a meeting at 7 p.m. today at Maltby Community Club, 206th Street SE and 87th Avenue SE.

MXGP Inc. of Kirkland has applied for a permit to build the track at 18827 Yew Way.


Beach Watchers offers training

Beach Watcher training will be offered during the coming weeks at Jennings Park.

Scheduled times are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, March 13 to May 4.

For an application or more information, contact Chrys Bertolotto at 360-333-7977, 425-357-6020, or chrys@wsu.edu.


Auction benefits school programs

An auction of classroom art projects and other items that will benefit programs at Salem Woods Elementary School will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Wagner Community Hall, 12920 Wagner Road.

Admission is free. Desserts are available for $2.50.

This is an adults-only event. For more information, call 360-863-4499.


Reception will honor volunteers

A reception of appreciation for members of Mukilteo boards and commissions and other volunteers will take place before the next City Council meeting.

The reception is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 4480 Chennault Beach Road. The City Council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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

Snohomish County

Special examiner for sewage plant

The Snohomish County Council on Wednesday approved a contract for a special hearing examiner to review pending permits for the Brightwater sewage treatment plant.

Stephen Causseaux of Tacoma will be paid up to $12,000 to conduct the review and hold public hearings. Causseaux has worked as a hearing examiner since 1984 in Pierce and Kitsap counties.

The $1.62 billion treatment plant is planned by King County off Highway 9 in the Maltby area.


Senior center serves breakfast

The Snohomish Senior Center will hold its monthly pancake and waffle breakfast in the lower hall at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1514 Pine Ave., from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

There will be pancakes, waffles, eggs, meat, juice and coffee, $4 for adults or $3 for children. Proceeds benefit senior center programs and services.

For more information, call 360-568-0934.

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