Register now for spring classes
Arlington is now enrolling students for spring classes. Classes include Tahitian dancing, babysitting and watercolor painting. Costs vary.
For more information, call Arlington’s recreation department at 360-403-3448.
Cascadia targets greenhouse gases
Cascadia Community College recently joined a national initiative to achieve “climate neutrality” in the operation of the college.
Cascadia President Bill Christopher signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, which aims to reduce colleges’ greenhouse gas emissions.
The college already has taken some environment-friendly steps, such as adopting U.S. Green Building Council standards for construction of a new academic building, turning off the automatic function on toilets, installing more efficient light fixtures in parking garages and testing waterless urinals.
Members of the national group’s Leadership Circle, including Christopher, will meet in June in Washington, D.C., to plan more activities.
Workshop to address racism
The Edmonds Community College plans a two-day workshop to raise public awareness on racism and its effect in communities.
The workshop, “Undoing Racism,” is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12 and 13 at the college’s Triton Union Room 202, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Educators will discuss the historical context of racism and its manifestation.
The workshop costs $300 and prepayment is required. Call Chris Hudyman at 425-640-1029 for registration.
Concert to aid injured woman
Dizzlepalooza, a music concert to raise money for an injured 19-year-old Lynnwood woman, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Edmonds Community College.
Admission is $10 per person. Tickets are $5 for Edmonds Community College and Central Washington University-Lynnwood students. The event, which is expected to feature 10 bands and dance teams, is being held on campus at Seaview Gym.
The benefit will raise money for 19-year-old Anna Vinokurova, who has been hospitalized since October. She was struck by a car outside the college while walking to class.
Tickets can be purchased on campus in the college bookstore or at www.edcc.edu/boxoffice. For more information, call the Office of Student Life at 425-640-1581.
Silver Lake neighbors to meet
The Silver Lake Neighborhood Association is scheduled to meet at 7 tonight at Bethany at Silver Lake, 2235 Lake Heights Drive.
Paul Kaftanski, director of Everett’s Parks and Recreation Department, is scheduled to present a new 10-year plan for Everett parks. Call Peggy Claflin at 425-337-4602 for more information.
Bands to battle at Cascade High
The second annual North Sound Battle of the Bands is scheduled to take place from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Cascade High School, 801 Casino Road in Everett.
The event, presented by the school’s 2007 class and the Parent Teacher Student Association, features school bands including Mephistopheles, Circles, On Grounds, Soulnet, Nothing Lies Ahead and As the Saints Fall.
Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door an hour before the show begins.
Four choices for elementary name
There are four finalists in the search for a name for the Everett School District’s newest elementary school, scheduled to open this fall near Gateway Middle School.
A committee presented school board members this week with their top choices, culled from about 860 suggestions by students and the community. The choices: Forest View, Pine View, Thomas Creek and Polaris.
Most refer to environmental features of the school site.
School board members are to decide on a new name at their March 13 meeting.
Photographer plans lecture
Photographer Indy Behrendt is scheduled to talk about the use of natural light in photography at 7 p.m. March 8 at Gallery in the Loft.
Behrendt, who owns a Stanwood photography studio, also plans to discuss the use of tools to control light. Her lecture is a part of the gallery’s 2007 free lecture series.
The gallery is located at 848 North Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island. For more information, contact the gallery at 360-631-0688.
Youth forum on violence is today
The Lake Stevens Family Center plans to hold its second annual Youth Forum on Violence from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Lake Stevens School District Educational Service Center, 12309 22nd St. NE.
The forum will provide resources for families and high school students who want to learn about dealing with violence they may encounter in daily life. Admission is free.
The Lake Stevens Family Center is a nonprofit organization that provides educational support and health resources for the Lake Stevens community.
For more information, call the center at 425-397-7433.
Teens to match dance moves
Lynnwood and the Lynnwood Teen Advisory Group are planning a break-dance battle for later this month.
The event, called Lockdown, is scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. March 31 at Cedar Valley Gym, 19400 56th Ave. W. Registration is scheduled for 6 p.m. the night of the event. Admission is $15.
Three separate dancing competitions are being planned for the event. Prizes will be awarded to the top performers in each category.
For more information, call Teen Programs Coordinator Jennifer Savage at 425-744-6471 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Bingo, scrapbook making at YMCA
Two special events are planned next week at the Marysville Family YMCA.
Spring Bingo is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 10 at the YMCA, 6420 60th Drive NE. The event is free to members and $5 per family for nonmembers.
An all-day scrapbook-making event is planned for noon to 8 p.m. March 11. The cost is $10 with prior registration required.
For more information, call the YMCA at 360-653-9622.
Silent auction to benefit sick boy
A silent action to help the family of Turner Patterson pay medical costs associated with treating leukemia is set for Saturday at Cascade Community Church, 14377 Fryelands Blvd. SE, Monroe.
The preview is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with bidding from 1 to 3 p.m.
Items include a two-night stay at a Leavenworth bed and breakfast; gift certificates from several restaurants; and framed original paintings by John Ebner, Lee Bogle, Robert Duncan and Gayle Rose.
Patterson, 9, underwent a bone marrow transplant Friday. His family says the transplant was successful but insurance won’t cover all of their expenses, including $2,000 monthly rent for a special apartment in Seattle for cancer patients.
Donations can also be made in Turner Patterson’s name at any Wells Fargo or Qualstar Credit Union.
Geology lecture offered at library
People can learn about the geology of the Pacific Northwest at a lecture to be offered at the Mukilteo Library.
Donn Charnley, emeritus professor of geology at Shoreline Community College, is scheduled to give the lecture at 2 p.m. March 17. The library is at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.
The lecture will touch on how plate tectonics shaped the region over the past 800 million years and how the area was molded by erosion, particularly by continental glaciers from the north.
For more information, call the library at 425-493-8202.
Church holds auction for youth
The Snohomish Community Church plans to hold its sixth annual Youth Benefit Auction at 6 p.m. Friday at 13622 Debuque Road.
Proceeds from the event will be used for the church’s youth programs, including mission trips. The auction is expected to feature a variety of items, including antiques, household services and craft items.
For additional information contact Ken Gegner at 360-403-9276 or John Overton at 360-652-7669.
Sweet fundraiser at senior center
The Stanwood Community and Senior Center plans a fundraising event featuring sweet treats from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.
The treats are expected to include root beer floats, sundaes, ice cream cones, banana splits, shakes and soda.
The event is scheduled to take place at 7430 276th St. NW. For more information, call 360-629-7403.