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The Stillaguamish Tribe has made donations to dozens of nonprofit organizations, as required by state gambling laws.

The donations include $25,000 to the Sarvey Wildlife Center, $11,060 to Loyal Heights Community Club for roofing expenses and $10,000 to the Stillaguamish Senior Center.


Woman named to college board

Bothell resident Kirstin Haugen has been appointed to Cascadia Community College’s Board of Trustees.

The appointment by Gov. Chris Gregoire must be confirmed by the state Senate.

Haugen is an account executive at Mercury LLC in Seattle, where she oversees client relations with AT&T. From 2004 to 2006, she was a legislative aide to King County councilman Bob Ferguson.

Haugen joins Jean Magladry, Michael Martino, Roy Wilkinson and Mark Wolfram on the board. Her term runs through Sept. 30, 2010.


Artwork exhibit set at college

The work of artist Frederic Wong is scheduled to be on display in April at the Edmonds Community College Art Gallery.

People can meet the artist at a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. April 20 at the gallery in Lynnwood Hall at 20000 68th Ave. W.

Wong, a longtime student of Chinese ink painting, creates his work by letting tea and other pigments stain ceramic tiles. He has been exhibited in Hong Kong and around the United States, including at the King County Arts Commission Gallery and the San Diego Museum of Art.


Basic astronomy class to begin

Astronomy basics are the focus of a class scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday from March 29 through April 19.

Classes are planned at the Silver Lake Plaza Shopping Center, at 11419 19th Ave. SE in Everett.

Instructors will discuss constellations, star charts, telescopes and other topics.

The cost of the class is $20 per person or $35 for families. For more information or to sign up, call 425-337-4384.

The Everett Public Schools Foundation plans its 13th annual Benefit Breakfast at 7 a.m. March 22 at the Everett Events Center.

Ross Bogue, vice president and general manager of commercial airplanes for Boeing, will speak about the importance of community assistance and foundation programs to support education.

The event is made possible by more than 40 corporate sponsors.

Those interested in attending should call the foundation at 425-385-4187.

Lake Stevens

Chamber seeks executive director

The Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce is looking for candidates to fill its executive director position.

The selected candidate will be responsible for the chamber’s overall operation, office personnel and education programs The position requires working closely with the city of Lake Stevens and other local chambers on legislative, economic and tourism issues.

The application deadline is March 30. Candidates need to submit a formal application, a resume, a letter of interest and a summary of public speaking experience. Applications can be emailed to banderson@ barclaysnorth.com or mailed to Barclays North, 10515 20th St. SE, Suite 100, Everett, WA 98205.

For more information, call 425-609-6868 or 425-334-0433.


Car seats available for low-income

Low-income parents who need car seats for their children may be able to get them through the Lynnwood Police Department.

The Kiwanis Club of Lynnwood donated $500 to help buy car seats.

To see if you qualify, or to make an appointment for a car seat check, call the police department at 425-744-6937.

Motor vehicle crashes are the single-largest cause of child fatalities in the country, according to Lynnwood Police Department data.


City to provide development info

The city of Marysville plans a breakfast meeting to provide information on the city’s development plan and regulations. The breakfast is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Cedarcrest Restaurant and Grill, 6810 84th St. NE.

The meeting offers briefings for developers, contractors and property owners who are pursuing approvals for projects or permits in the city. The meeting includes a question-and-answer session.

The cost is $10. Call 360-363-8100 or 360-363-8205.

Mill Creek

Senior center plans social

Seniors may enjoy coffee, tea, goodies and conversation at the Mill Creek Senior Center’s Social and Resource Fair.

The event is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 5 at the Greater Mill Creek Senior Office at the WSU Extension at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE.

At the event, people can learn about the senior center’s activities, including fitness programs, computer classes, support groups and day trips.

To register, call 425-357-6002.


Community band plans concert

The Monroe Community Concert Band, a group of about 40 musicians, plans a “Marches in March” concert for 2 p.m. on March 31 at the Sky Valley Education Center, 17072 Tye St.

A reception is set to take place after the concert with free sacks.


Old ship subject of discussion

The public is invited to a discussion about a U.S. ship that was stationed on Elliott Bay during the mid-1800s.

The discussion is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 7 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Mukilteo Library.

A historian will share her research from the journals and sketches from the U.S. sloop-of-war Decatur, which was stationed in the bay in 1855 and 1856 during the Washington Territory’s treaty war.


Author plans workshop tonight

Richard Jesse Watson, an author and illustrator, is scheduled to demonstrate how he creates stories and pictures for books at 7 p.m. tonight at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.

After the program, Watson’s books will be available for purchase.

For more information, call the library at 360-568-2898.

Snohomish County

Parks schedule of classes online

For the first time, Snohomish County’s quarterly newsletter on parks is available online.

Activities such as swimming and horse riding classes and gardening and volunteer opportunities are listed in the newsletter. To download the spring 2007 newsletter, go to www.snoco.org and search for “spring 2007.”

Schools to make up snow day

The Snohomish School District plans to hold classes May 24 and 25 to make up for a day canceled March 1 because of snow. May 25 will be a half-day.

Previously, May 24 was to be a half-day and there were no classes planned for May 25.

In all, the district canceled school on seven days because of weather and flooding. Other scheduled make-up days are June 20-22.


Event gets kids ‘school ready’

Parents of toddlers and preschoolers are invited to learn how best to prepare their children for school at a “Getting School Ready” event planned for 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 22 at Stanwood Elementary School, 10227 273rd Place NW.

Early childhood expert Kaye Marshall will talk about child development and school readiness. Parents can get handouts and ideas they can use at home. One topic focuses on the benefits of playtime.

While there, parents also can register their children for kindergarten, meet elementary school staff and get information on child-care options.

Child care will be provided at the event.

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