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Former Treasury official to speak

A former U.S. Treasury official is scheduled to speak Wednesday as part of the Eastside Speakers Series.

Richard Newcomb, former director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, is to talk on “U.S. Multinationals and Sanctioned Countries: Business Risk and Human Cost” at 6:30 p.m. in the North Creek Events Center on UW-Cascadia Community College campus, 18325 Campus Way NE.

The public is invited to the event; tickets are $15. Students and members of the World Affairs Council, which sponsors the speaker series, each pay $10.

Register online at www. world-affairs.org/calendar.cfm or at the door.


Musicians invited to library band

Musicians are invited to come to the Edmonds Library to form a band including various instruments and all levels of experience.

The gathering is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the library at 650 Main St. The event is being sponsored by Friends of the Edmonds Library.

For more information, call the library at 425-771-1977.

Lake Stevens

Council embers to visit Snohomish

Members of the Lake Stevens City Council are scheduled to attend a meeting of the Snohomish City Council on Tuesday.

The meeting is planned for 7 p.m. at the Snohomish School District Resource and Services Center, 1601 Ave. D, Snohomish.

The Snohomish City Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution asking the Snohomish County Council to consider adding an area north of U.S. 2 to Snohomish’s potential annexation area.

The area includes 370 acres along Highway 9 proposed for a housing development.

Lake Stevens officials have expressed interest in adding the same area to their city in the future.

For more information call the City of Snohomish at 360-568-3115 or the City of Lake Stevens at 425-334-1012.


Veterans benefits subject of meeting

Wartime veterans, their spouses and families are invited to attend a workshop on veterans benefits for assisted-living residents.

The workshop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Clare Bridge, 18706 36th Ave. W. The American Association of Wartime Veterans hosts the workshop.

To register for the workshop, call Clare Bridge at 425-774-3300.


Gourd carving class coming

A gourd carving class is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesdaysthrough March 27 at the Ken Baxter Senior and Community Center, 514 Delta Ave.

The class teaches how to carve, burn and paint gourds and turn them into pieces of art.

The cost is $15. For more information call 360-363-8450.

Mill Creek

No City Council study session

The Mill Creek City Council’s study session scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled. The council’s next meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. March 13.


Gift shop opens after remodel

The Joyce Stewart Gift Shop at Valley General Hospital will have a grand reopening ceremony from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday after its recent remodel.

The shop is in the main lobby of the hospital at 14701 179th Ave. SE. Refreshments will be served.

The shop opened more then 35 years ago and supports many scholarships and hospital programs.

Kindergarten information nights at Monroe elementary schools have been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

They were canceled last Thursday because of snow.

Families can register for half-day kindergarten, which is free, or find out how to sign up for all-day kindergarten at a cost of $2,480 per year.

To find your local school, visit www.monroe.wednet.edu or call 360-805-3241.


Officials to discuss waterfront options

Elected officials and Port of Everett commissioners are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss redevelopment issues along Mukilteo’s waterfront.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. at City Hall, 4480 Chennault Beach Road.

One topic likely to come up is the planned Mukilteo Landing ferry terminal, City Councilman Marko Liias said. The city is trying to convince state lawmakers to allocate extra many for the new terminal so ferry holding lanes can be built on a structure over the water.

For more information, call 425-355-4141, ext. 235.


Speaker discusses garden rooms

The Snohomish Garden Club plans to hold a meeting at 7 p.m. March 12 in the Snohomish High School Performing Arts Center, 1316 Fifth St. This meeting is open to the public; there is a $5 fee for nonmembers.

The featured speaker is Seattle landscape architect Kim Rooney, who will talk about creating garden rooms.

For more information about the club or the featured speaker, contact Paula Fikes at 360-568-5960 or verbena8115@ verizon.net.


Students perform ‘Witness’ reading

Stanwood Middle School students plan a dramatic reading of Karen Hesse’s “Witness” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Admission is free. The performance will be in the school’s west gymnasium at 9405 271st St. NW.

“Witness” chronicles the Ku Klux Klan’s attempts to recruit members from a small Vermont town in 1924.

The reading comes from a stage adaptation of the young adult novel.


‘Guys &Dolls’ on high school stage

Sultan High School plans performances of the musical “Guys &Dolls” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5.

The school is located at 13715 310th Ave. SE.

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