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Arlington

Auditor to speak at Kiwanis Club

Snohomish County Auditor Bob Terwilliger will talk to the Kiwanis Club about his official duties and responsibilities at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Arlington Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE.

Edmonds

Arts center board sets meeting

The Edmonds Public Facilities District board of directors will hold a special meeting at 8:15 a.m. today in the Brackett Meeting Room at City Hall, 121 Fifth Ave. N.

The board will discuss fund-raising for the Edmonds Center for the Arts, and the progress on plans for renovation and construction.

For more information, call 425-775-2525.

Everett

Hospital public hearing tonight

The Everett Planning Commission will hear public comment on Providence Everett Medical Center’s plans for expansion at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the fourth-floor Weyerhaeuser Room of Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave.

The commission will vote at its March 1 meeting on a recommendation to send to the City Council. The council will hear public discussion on the matter at its March 16 meeting.

As part of carrying out its $400 million, 15-20 year expansion plan, the hospital wants the city to remove a block of homes from the historic register, and to change zoning to allow for institutional development. The hospital would demolish or move the homes in order to build a bed tower and parking garage.Opponents of losing the historic homes plan a protest before the meeting, 5-6:15 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of Everett Station.

Protect your kids from predators

Everett Community College on Wednesday will present a workshop with information on keeping children safe from sexual abuse and assault.

“Sexual Predators: Grooming You and Your Children” will be noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Parks Student Union Conference Room C.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Laura Misencik at 425-388-9292.

Island County

Learn about how to start composting

Janet Hall, Island County’s Waste Wise coordinator, will talk about how to begin a compost bin in your back yard or how to improve your existing compost system.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Camano Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Island.

Hall’s program touts composting as a way to reduce garbage costs and quantities by reusing yard and kitchen wastes as garden mulch.

Scholar to talk of Civil War railroad

Whidbey Island scholar Ana Toussaint will present “The True Story of the Underground Railroad,” at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive.

She will talk about the secret road to freedom for thousands of slaves during the Civil War era. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the library at 360-675-5115.

Lynnwood

City arts board has two openings

The city of Lynnwood is seeking volunteers for two openings on the Lynnwood Arts Commission.

The first is a mayor-appointed position, which is confirmed by the City Council and has a three-year term. The second opening is for a teen member and is open to anyone between the ages of 15 and 18. Teen members participate in commission meetings but do not vote.

All applicants must live within Lynnwood city limits.

Contact Fred Wong at 425-744-6459, fwong@ci.lynnwood.us, or write to the city of Lynnwood Arts Commission, P.O. Box 5008, Lynnwood, WA 98046-5008.

Mill Creek

News anchor will speak to club

Jean Enerson, an anchor for KING-TV news, is the featured speaker at this month’s meeting of the Mill Creek Women’s Club.

The meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Dr. For more information, e-mail Jo Ann Anderson, jjejeanderson@aol.com.

Monroe

E-mail workshop in Spanish set

The Monroe Public Library will offer a free workshop in Spanish and the Internet 10:30 a.m.-noon on Feb. 26 at 1070 Village Way. The workshop will teach participants how to create a free Yahoo e-mail account and how to communicate with friends and family.

To register, come to the library or call Lesla Wolf at 360-794-7851, ext. 20.

School board position open

The Monroe School Board is seeking applicants to finish a term vacated by Greg Baker, who resigned after moving out of the district.

The term expires this year.

Board members must appoint a replacement within 90 days.

Candidates must live within District No. 3. Applications are available at the administration building, 200 E. Fremont, and are due at the superintendent’s office by 4 p.m. March 11.

Finalists will be selected on March 14 with interviews on March 21. The new director would be appointed at the board’s March 28 meeting.

Baker, who served on the board for seven years, attended his last meeting Dec. 13. His letter of resignation was accepted at Monday’s school board meeting.

Sign-up time for Kids Create

Families can sign up until March 4 for Monroe Public Schools’ Kids Create creativity conference, open to elementary and middle school students across the area.

The one-day event on March 19 includes such classes as “Super Slimy Science,” “Beading Basics” and “Digital Photo Magic” for students in kindergarten to grade 7.

Magician Jeff Evans will provide entertainment.

The cost is $15 for Monroe students and $20 for others. Space is limited to 20 students per class.

Registration forms are at the district administration building, 200 E. Fremont St.

Volunteers for the event also are needed.

For more information, contact Kathryn Garrison at 360-863-4230 or garrisonk@monroe.wednet.edu.

Mukilteo

Council members visit Olympia

Members of the Mukilteo City Council will discuss issues with state legislators at a dinner in Olympia on Wednesday.

The Association of Washington Cities legislative dinner is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Capital Room of the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr., Olympia.

For more information call 425-355-4141.

Snohomish

Workshop set for caregivers

The Snohomish Senior Center will host an information circle about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday. The meeting will be at 171 Cypress Ave. in Snohomish.

Participants will share tips about how to help Alzheimer’s patients maintain capabilities and independence as long as possible.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 360-568-0934.

Stanwood

Ham radio club plans talk of VHF

The Stanwood-Camano Amateur Radio Club’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Twin Cities Sportsman’s Club, in the 26800 block of 64th Avenue NW.

The meeting’s activity will be a discussion by the Pacific Northwest VHF Club on contests and equipment. All amateur radio operators and short wave listeners are welcome.

For more information, call Joe Thomas, WA7JT, at 360-387-2561.

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