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Everett

Free flute concert
Call them flute players, flautists, flutists, or fluters (all acceptable), these classically trained chamber musicians perform works of the world’s most renowned composers. The SPU Flute Ensemble will perform a free concert at
6 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave. A free will donation basket will be passed around at the conclusion of the concert.
A reception will follow after the concert.

Sewer project starting in March
The city’s Sewer M pipe replacement project in north Everett, which is geared to cut down on flooding issues during the heavy rain season, will start this March.
The project primarily benefits part of the North-west Neighborhood.
The City Council approved a construction bid of $10 million for the project last week, which is even to a city engineer’s estimated cost.
The city hopes to have Sewer M complete by fall 2016, and also will start its sister project Sewer N near EvCC, around that time frame.

Snohomish

SHS 50-year reunion
If you are from the Snohomish High School Class of 1965, please email your contact information to snohomishclassof65@yahoo.com. The reunion will be Aug. 22.

Garden club meets
The next regular monthly meeting of the Snohomish Garden Club will be held on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. The evening’s program will feature speaker Trevor Cameron, who has trained in nursery management with over 20 years in the business. Cameron will speak on everything you need to know about spring bulbs planting and results.
For more information about the Snohomish Garden Club, please go online to www.snohomishgardenclub.com

Spring farming survey
Farmers big and small: The USDA’s March Agricultural Survey is coming out soon to obtain information on what’s being planted this year.
The survey asks producers to provide information on the number of acres they intend to plant for particular commodities and how much grain and oilseed they have stored on the farm. The results of the survey will give detailed county level data on acreage, production, and stock levels in the Pacific Northwest for 2015.
Farmers can respond online, by telephone or by FAX or mail.
For more information please call USDA statistics Northwest Regional Director Chris Mertz at 1-800-435-5883.

Easter Parade volunteers
The 35th annual Easter Parade will be Saturday, April 4 at 11 a.m. on First St. The Snohomish Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to join the fun!
Please contact Laura Huntington atLHuntington@workmanres.com or at 425-754-4518 and help make this parade the biggest and best ever!

$1,000 scholarship available to grads
A $1,000 scholarship is available to a graduate of either Snohomish or Lake Stevens High School who is preparing for a career as a teacher.
The applicant must be a junior or senior in an accredited program by the fall of 2015.
Applications are due April 15, 2015.
The scholarship is offered by the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators. Alpha Alpha members are from the Snohomish and Lake Stevens school districts.
For more information, call 360-568-6545 or 425-397-0687.

Monthly business luncheon
A monthly business networking luncheon will be held Thursday, March 5 from 12-1pm at the Ixtapa at 18104 state Route 9 SE in Clearview. Please join to share your business with other local professionals. For more information, contact Trina at 360-668-0350.

GriefShare
CrossView Church is offering a GriefShare Recovery and support group session on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning March 10 and running through June 2.
The meetings are in the church library. 
CrossView Church is located at 604 Ave. C across the street from Snohomish High School and behind the Snohomish Family Medicine clinic. 
To register, call the church office at 360-568-5886.  There is a materials fee of $15 to participate.

Skydive Snohomish Safety Day
Skydive Snohomish expects more than 100 local skydivers to kick off the 2015 skydiving season by gathering for a day of training Saturday March 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Established in 1997, the annual nationwide Safety Day event focuses on making the sport safer and prepares recreational skydivers for the year ahead. Safety Day includes a series of skydiving seminars and training drills that serve as both a refresher course and an introduction to new developments within the sport. Seasoned and rookie skydivers alike can evaluate equipment, brush up on basic skills and learn new procedures to help keep them safely soaring through the skies. 
Skydiving operations are suspended for the day to allow staff to participate in the event. 
Skydive Snohomish is located at Harvey Field, 9906 Airport Way.

Monroe

Kindergarten registration event
Monroe Public Schools encourages families with children ready to start kindergarten in September to attend a Kinder-
garten Information Night on Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m., hosted at each neighborhood elementary school.
Kindergarten registrations will be accepted during the March 2 event and on the school days following from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at each neighborhood elementary school. If unsure which school serves your area, families may visit the schools’ website at www.monroe.wednet.edu or call the public schools’ Transportation Office at 360-804-2652.
Families needing addition-al information regarding kindergarten registration may contact their neig-borhood’s elementary
school.

Toastmasters meetings
The Monroe Toastmasters group can help you develop speaking and leadership skills, ace a job interview and possibly ignite your career!
The Monroe group meets every Thursday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Alfy’s Pizza at 19121 U.S. 2.
For more information, visit www.monroetoastmasters.com

Mountain Men Show
On March 7 and 8, the Cascade Mountain Men will host their annual Muzzle Loading Arms and Pioneer Craft Show at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.
There will be traditional muzzle loading firearms, shooting supplies, camping gear and American Indian crafts. There also will be blacksmithing, wood carving and many other demonstrations.
The show hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Admission is $5 per day, but kids under 12 are free.

Garden club meets
The Monroe Garden Club will meet on Monday, March 9, at 12:30 p.m., at the Monroe United Methodist Church, 342 S. Lewis St.
Speaker Jeff Thompson will be talk about soil testing, amendments and composting. The public is welcome to attend.
Contact club president Jeannette Susor at 360-863-6160 for more information.

 

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