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FAA to talk about safety on runways

A Federal Aviation Administration safety team will give a runway safety presentation 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Arlington Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE.

The team will focus on runway markings and signs that help pilots.

The program is sponsored by the airports in Arlington, Darrington and Concrete, as well as the state Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration.


‘Hot Java, Cool Jazz’ is Friday

The ninth annual “Hot Java, Cool Jazz” concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle will feature jazz bands from Edmonds-Woodway High School, as well as four other high schools and two middle schools in the Seattle area.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under, seniors and students with ID. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, in person at the Paramount box office or at Starbucks at Highway 99 at 220th Street SW and at Alderwood mall. All proceeds from ticket sales go to support each school’s music program.


Asian architecture expert to speak

Dan Abramson, an assistant professor of urban design and planning at the University of Washington, will give a review of the distinctive architectural legacy left by early Asian immigrant groups on the urban neighborhoods of Seattle and Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., at 7 tonight at the Historic Van Valey House, 2130 Colby Ave.

Abramson will describe how this legacy has become a focus for historic preservation and a rallying point for community revitalization movements throughout the Northwest.

The Everett Cultural Commission sponsors this presentation, which is free. For more information, call Wendy Becker at 425-257-6309.

Lake Stevens

Easter candy donations sought

The Lake Stevens Family Center is filling Easter baskets this week for families in need. They are seeking donations of candy to add to other items in the baskets.

Donations may be dropped off Thursday at the center, 1803 123rd Ave. NE, or call Kathleen at 425-397-7433 or Donna at 425-334-0433 or 425-334-9317 to arrange a pickup.


Deadline Friday for student art

The deadline for students to submit art for the opening of the Lynnwood Convention Center is Friday.

The convention center, in collaboration with the Lynnwood Arts Commission, is inviting each school in the Lynnwood area to submit one student artwork for the grand opening of the center April 30.

The opening event will include a multicultural fair that will showcase works of art by local students. Schools are encouraged to submit work that celebrates diversity.

For more information, call the Lynnwood Arts Commission at 425-744-6459.


City seeks park board member

Mayor Dennis Kendall is seeking applicants from the city and its urban growth area to serve on the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to fill the seat vacated by Aaron Soper, a Marysville Fire District lieutenant who moved out of the city. Soper’s term expires in 2008.

The board is responsible for long-term parks and recreation planning, and recommending capital improvements. It meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Jennings Memorial Park barn, 6915 Armar Road.

Submit a resume and a brief letter of interest to City Clerk Gerry Becker, Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270, by 5 p.m. April 1. For more information, call the clerk’s office at 360-363-8000.


Trial for dirt bike track is delayed

A jury trial scheduled for Wednesday on the noise issue at a dirt bike track in Machias was delayed until 9 a.m. today at Evergreen District Court in Monroe. A dispute over providing a list of witnesses and summaries of their testimonies resulted in the delay.

Joe Ensminger of Machias faces criminal charges of violating the Snohomish County’s noise ordinance at the track on his property.


Chat informally with City Council

The Mukilteo City Council has scheduled an informal community meeting 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 4480 Chennault Beach Road.

Participants may discuss any topic relevant to city business. City Council members Jennifer Gregerson and Lori Kaiser are tentatively scheduled to attend.

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


Art class set at senior center

Pacific Northwest artist Bruce Edwards will offer an eight week warercolor class at the Snohomish Senior Center at 171 Cypress Ave. beginning April 22.

Each class is two hours long. Program instruction and materials are provided. Class size is limited. To find out more, call the Snohomish Senior Center at 360-568-0934.

Snohomish and Island counties

Library system passes state audit

A state audit of Sno-Isle Libraries for 2003 has found that the system complied with all state laws and regulations, as well as the system’s own policies and procedures.

The Auditor’s Office reviews government agencies each year.


Senior program workshop April 6

The Stanwood Senior Center plans a workshop for coordinators of senior programs on how to improve communication between seniors and their health care providers 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6 at the center, 7430 276th St. NW.

Kathy Dolan of the Northwest Regional Council will lead the workshop, which costs $50, including lunch. Registration deadline is Friday.

For more information, call Christie Connors at 360-629-7403.

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