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Music and poetry at the library

The Arlington Public Library presents an evening of music and poetry in the stacks at 7 tonight at the library, 135 N. Washington Ave.

Paul Nyenhuis will play flute and Sharmagne Leland-St. John will read poetry.

The performance is for all ages.


New program for bilingual workers

A new program at Cascadia Community College aims to advance the skills of bilingual office workers.

Via Nueva is a two-quarter program starting March 29 that blends courses from English as a second language and business information technology. The program is for students whose first language is Spanish and who have a good understanding of English.

Among other things, students will learn basic computing and computer applications and take Microsoft office specialist certification exams in word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

For more information, call the college at 425-352-8525.


City Council schedules retreat

The Edmonds City Council scheduled its annual retreat for Friday and Saturday at the LaConner Country Inn, 107 S. Second St., LaConner.

Meetings will take place all day Friday and until noon Saturday. They are open to the public. For more information, call 425-775-2525 or go to www.ci. edmonds.wa.us.


Doctor honored for clinic work

Dr. Tony Roon has been named the 2005 recipient of Providence General Foundation’s Spirit of Caring Award. The annual award recognizes an individual, team or organization that has collaborated with Providence Everett Medical Center to help achieve its mission, with special emphasis on service to the poor or underserved.

In March 2003, Roon helped coordinate a health care summit with former county Executive Bob Drewel on the lack of access to health care by the poor, uninsured and seniors.

Roon proposed the concept of a community clinic. The Providence Everett Healthcare Clinic opened in January 2004.

Sewing circle set for March 26

The Interfaith Association of Snohomish County and the Everett Housing Authority will host a sewing and craft circle 10 a.m.-noon March 26 at the Grandview Community Center, 716 Linden St.

Participants of all ages are encouraged to bring crafts and baskets. Yarn, fabric, dye and other decorating materials will be supplied.

The sewing circle is a Dignity and Diversity program of the Interfaith Association of Snohomish County, whose mission is to unite the faith communities of Snohomish County.

For more information about the sewing circle or other Dignity and Diversity programs, call 425-252-6672 or e-mail TQuinn@ TIASC.com

Sears group will hear about energy

The newest member of the Snohomish County PUD board, Toni Olson, will talk about the latest energy and PUD news at the noon luncheon today of the Everett Sears Retirement Club at Evergreen Bowling Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way. The club is for retirees of any Sears store.

Island County

Assessor to talk of tax valuations

County Commissioner Bill Byrd has invited county Assessor Tom Baenen to discuss property tax assessments and levy rates at Byrd’s monthly town hall meeting 7-9 tonight at Camano Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive.

Baenen will discuss changes that might qualify more seniors or the disabled for a property tax exemption program.


Meadowdale wins dancing contest

The Meadowdale High School Dance Team won the dance division of the WIAA Northwest District 1 competition it hosted recently.

The Shorewood High School Drill Team won for drill and pom, and Shorecrest High School for hip-hop dance.

These teams and others that qualified go to the WIAA State Dance and Drill Championships at the Sun Dome in Yakima Friday and Saturday. The Meadowdale dance team will be shooting for its sixth state title.

Other area teams that qualified include Meadowdale High School, hip-hop; Jackson High School, hip-hop and production; Lake Stevens High School, hip-hop; Kamiak High School, dance and kick; Shorewood High School, color guard; and Edmonds-Woodway High School, drill.

Mill Creek

Planning board seeks volunteers

The city planning commission has two vacancies to fill.

The commission conducts public hearings on land use within the city of Mill Creek and makes recommendations to the City Council. It also plays a major role in developing the city’s comprehensive plan.

Anyone interested in applying may send a letter of interest to the Department of Community Development, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek, WA 98012. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.


Hospital offers training class

Valley General Hospital, 14701 179th Ave. SE, offers the class “First Aid, Safety, CPR and AED Awareness” 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Participants will get a two-year certification. The fee is $48.

To register, call the hospital’s community relations at 360-794-1411, or register online at www.valleygeneral.com.


Firefighters host Easter egg hunt

The Mukilteo Firefighters’ Association will host an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. March 26 at Mukilteo Elementary School, 2600 Mukilteo Speedway.

The hunt will be divided into age categories 1-3, 4-6 and 7-10. Whoever finds the golden egg wins a special prize, and the Easter bunny will be on hand. Participants are asked to bring nonperishable donations for the Mukilteo Food Bank.


Comments sought on school remodel

The Snohomish School District seeks community comments on the modernization project at Snohomish High School, as well as long-term plans for the campus.

A community design workshop will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday in the high school cafeteria, 1316 Fifth St. Architects will review planning options, discuss the usability of existing buildings, and address community issues, including parking, access, athletic fields and historical considerations.

Reply to Candy Wilson at 360-563-7280 or e-mail her at candy.wilson@sno.wednet.edu.


Musical prodigy to give recital

Oliver Aldort, an 11-year-old prodigy on the cello and piano from Orcas Island, will perform a recital at 5 p.m. Sunday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 27201 99th Ave. NW.

His program includes the Saint Saens cello concerto and works by Beethoven, Debussy, Schubert, Chopin and Bach.

Donations will be accepted.

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