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Celtic dinner show Saturday

The Grandview Community Center has scheduled a Celtic dinner show for Saturday at 11506 Smokes Road.

Celtic music by Cantabile Ensemble is planned to begin at 6 p.m., with dinner following at 6:30. The menu includes Irish stew, baked potatoes, shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage.

This event is the center’s major fundraiser. An admission donation of $10 is suggested.


City seeks input on parks plan

The City of Bothell plans to hold an open house to gather public input on its Parks, Recreation and Open Space Action Plan.

The open house is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Lytle House at Bothell Landing, 9929 NE 180th St.

The city is looking for feedback on how to prioritize the acquisition and development of parks and open space. The plan, when finished, will outline a long-range plan for the city to complete several projects.


Watercolor artist displays her work

The watercolor work of artist Augusta Asberry is scheduled to be on display at the Edmonds Library through the end of the month.

The exhibit can be viewed from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library is at 650 Main St.

Asberry’s work includes influences by African textile designs, cultural identities, religious rights, heritage and ancestral homage. She uses a variety of water-based inks and paints.


Talk about books today at library

Everett Public Library’s “Reading in the Rain” campaign continues today at noon at 2702 Hoyt Ave. in downtown.

The brown-bag book discussion group encourages people to bring a lunch and drop in to discuss what they’ve been reading.

The lunchtime program is for people who like to read and discuss, but don’t necessarily want to all read the same book.

It is held on the first Tuesday of the month through April at the Library’s training room on the second floor.

Building design workshop tonight

Builders of new apartments, condos and other multi-family dwellings in downtown Everett could soon be required to follow new design standards.

A workshop on proposed standards in the core area of downtown Everett, outside of the central business district, is scheduled for 6:30 tonight at City Hall’s eighth-floor Hearing Room, 2930 Wetmore Ave.

Call Dave Koenig at 425-257-8736 for more information.

Granite Falls

Library offers stories for babies

Granite Falls Library plans to host a story-time program for babies and their caregivers every Monday through March 26.

The program, “Baby and Me,” features rhymes, stories and songs for babies up to 18 months.

The library is located at 815 E. Galena St. For more information, call 360-691-6087.

Island County

Fire district gets large federal grant

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to award Camano Island Fire and Rescue $451,433 to purchase new radio equipment. The fire district is required to contribute $23,760 toward the equipment as a 5 percent match.

The district plans to use the money to implement a whole new radio system.

Lake Stevens

Planning board meets Wednesday

The Lake Stevens planning commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Community-Senior Center, 1808 Main St.

The agenda will include code amendments regarding the city’s planned Business District Zones and Critical Areas Regulations. The meeting is open to the public.


City plans night for teenage fun

The City of Lynnwood is planning a night of activities for teenagers Saturday at the Lynnwood Recreation Center.

The event, NightWaves Teen Night, is scheduled to go from 8 p.m. to midnight at the recreation center, 18900 44th Ave. W. The event is being sponsored by the city’s Teen Programs.

NightWaves is for teens enrolled in seventh through 12th grades.

Admission is $5 with a school identification card or NightWaves wristband.

The wristbands are being passed out this week at College Place Middle School, Meadowdale Middle School, Alderwood Middle School and Brier Terrace Middle School.

The event, which will have a St. Patrick’s Day theme, will include music and dancing, food and refreshments, swimming, movies, racquetball, exercise and more.

For more information, contact teen programs coordinator Jennifer Savage at 425-744-6471 or e-mail jsavage@ci.lynnwood.wa.us.

District solicits high school bids

The Edmonds School District is calling for bids to build a new Lynnwood High School at 18217 North Road.

Construction of the new two-story, 214,000-square-foot school is estimated at $60 million.

Pre-bid meetings are scheduled for March 15 and 20; the district will open bids April 11.

Logging of the site is due to be finished in time to start construction in May.

The project will replace the existing Lynnwood High School complex across from Alderwood mall.


Softball leagues begin registration

Marysville Parks and Recreation is currently accepting registration for its upcoming spring softball leagues.

Divisions are available for men’s and co-ed teams. All teams will play 16 games, including a double-elimination playoff.

The registration will continue on a space available basis until April 6. The cost is $710 per team for men’s divisions and weeknight co-ed, and $620 for Sunday co-ed. Games will begin the week of April 22.

For more information, call 360-363-8400.

Mill Creek

Several city parks will get attention

The City of Mill Creek is on the verge of making improvements to several city parks, starting with Nickel Creek Park.

Workers there will install a new play area. Crews are also installing concrete pads for benches, trash cans, barbecues and bicycle racks along North Creek Trail between Imperial Gardens and Woodside Walk.

Other upgrades are scheduled for Highlands, Heron, Pine Meadow, Cougar, Hillside and Library parks.

Construction is expected to go through May. For more information, call Marci Chew at 425-921- 5709.


Try out for talent show March 19

Auditions for Monroe High School’s third-annual community talent show are scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. on March 19 in the school’s commons area at 17001 Tester Road.

Budding stars of all ages may sign up by e-mail at monroe talentshow@hotmail.com. Auditions continue daily through March 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the same location.

The community talent show is scheduled for April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s performing arts center.

Tickets are available at the door for $5. Proceeds from the event will benefit the high school’s student activities.

For more information, call Sydney Swenson at 360-863-4498, ext. 5153.


Historical society offers invitation

The public is invited to attend Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Mukilteo Historical Society.

The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Rosehill Community Center at 304 Lincoln Ave.

Robert Smith, a local storyteller and volunteer naturalist at Discovery Park in Seattle, will show a working model of a Fresnel lens similar to the historic French lenses in the Mukilteo Light Station.

Smith will also talk about a carnivorous predator native to the Puget Sound and show artifacts relating to the ancient people of the region.

Mukilteo historian Opal McConnell will be available to sign her recently reprinted book, “Mukilteo Pictures and Memories.” Copies will be available for purchase.

For more information, e-mail Jeff Danks at jdanks@mbaks.com or call Robert Smith at 206-546-9242.


Board discusses trail extension

The city’s Parks and Recreation Board plans to meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at City Hall, 116 Union Ave.

The board is set to discuss a proposed extension of Centennial Trail from Snohomish to Monroe.

The recreational trail now stretches between Snohomish and Arlington.

For more information, call the city at 360-568-3115.


Meeting about skate park today

A meeting about Stanwood’s skate park is scheduled for 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at the Stanwood PUD auditorium, 9124 271st St. NW.

Kurt Malizio, manager of the Stanwood Haggen store, plans to give a presentation about what contributors want to see at the skate park.

The Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center is sponsoring the event. For more information, call 360-629-5257.

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