Community Extra: North County Update

Arlington: Trent Tomlinson to sing

Country singer and songwriter Trent Tomlinson and his band are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington.

Tomlinson’s recent hit “Drunker Than Me” scored in the top 20 country hit list. His songs have been performed by artists such as Emerson Drive, George Strait and Sara Evans. Tomlinson’s newest album “A Guy Like Me” is scheduled to be released on Oct. 20.

The city of Arlington, the Arlington Arts Council and KMPS-FM radio personality Randy Scott plan to present the concert. Tickets are $20 for lower-level seating and $25 for upper-level seating.

More info: 360-618-6321 or

Yank out blackberry brambles, plant trees

The Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force is looking for volunteers to help get rid of Himalayan blackberry brambles and help plant native trees along Whitehorse Creek near Arlington.

The work day is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and is listed as part of United Way’s Day of Caring.

The creek is a Stillaguamish River tributary and a habitat for spawning king salmon.

To sign up and get directions, call 425-252-6686.

Oso: Fire department fundraiser Saturday

Oso Fire Department’s annual barbecue and auction fundraiser begins at 4 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall along Highway 530 east of Arlington.

Salmon and burgers are on the menu. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for seniors and children. Those who bring a nonperishable donation to the Oso food bank get a discount.

Auction items include gravel, cedar planters, services and plants.

More info: Toby Hyde at 360-466-8331.

Camano Island: Dragonfly knowledge

Nature lovers have a chance to know more about dragonflies and damselflies when Jim Walker of Skagit Audubon Society speaks at 7 tonight, at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive.

Dragonflies and damselflies provide a pest removal service prowling for flies, mosquitoes and leafhoppers.

The presentation is part of a public education series hosted the third Wednesday of the month by the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks as part of the Island County watershed project.

More info: 360-387-2236.

Stanwood: Pancake breakfast to aid seniors

The annual Harvest Jubilee pancake breakfast to benefit the Stanwood Community and Senior Center is set for 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the center, 7430 276th St. NW, Stanwood.

Proceeds support the center’s programs and services.

The menu includes hot cakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice.

Tickets are $5 for adults or $3 for children age 12 and younger.

More info: 360-629-7403 or

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