Arts and Entertainment

Arlington Times A&L Scan | Oct. 1

Senior center seeks band

The Ken Baxter Senior Community Center is looking for a resident band to practice once a week during the day at the senior center. Practices could be open to the public to come and listen. Big band, jazz, old time fiddlers, etc. are encouraged to submit a request. For information call Maryke Burgess at 360-363-8450.

Amateur Radio course

A former TV repairman in Arlington, John Lanier is helping the Stanwood-Camano Amateur Radio Club offer a six-week class open to anyone interested in amateur radios. Classes run

7 - 9 p.m. in Stanwood. High school students who pass the technician class license test are then qualified to apply for the Herb Katzenberger memorial scholarship. The only cost is the price of the textbook. For information call John Lanier KC7GFL 360-435-2359 or John Keefe W7PCK


GMAG monthly meeting

The Greater Marysville Artists’ Guild meets

6:30 p.m., Oct. 1, at the Red Barn in Jennings Park. Anyone interested in the arts is invited to attend. For information call Cecelia at 425-377-9671 or Shirley at 360-435-3887.

Hope Within


Arlington resident Vicci Hilty invites her friends and neighbors to get on the “Peace Train” by wearing tie-dye to the Hope Within Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Everett Events Center. Entertainment is provided by the Neil Rush Band, in celebration of National Domestic Violence month. The event is presented by the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, formerly the Center for Battered Women. For information call Julie Martin at 425-259-2827 x13 or e-mail

Teen activities at Arlington Library

Teenagers should enjoy an afternoon of fun playing Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution and Nintendo DS with friends and other teens at the Arlington Library

3 - 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2. Use library equipment or bring your own. Snacks provided. The fun is offered with assistance from Sno-Isle Foundation and the Friends of the Arlington Library. Also for teens, the Manga Book Group meets at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, supported by the Friends of the Arlington Library. The library is locate at 135 N. Washington Ave. in Arlington. For information see the Web site at or call 360-435-3033.

Granite Falls Railroad Days


Railroad Days includes three parades, a petting zoo, bed and duck races, an egg toss, a talent show and more on the first week of October. The event pays homage to the city’s history as a city of timber mills, and producer of railroad ties for the nearby Monte Cristo gold mines. Railroad Days also invites alumni of Granite Falls High School to attend, since the event was started 30 years ago by a Granite Falls High School English teacher.

Learn your manners, have fun, too

Manners are the key to building positive friendships and strong self-esteem and Final Touch Finishing School, Inc. wants to help kids from 6 - 11 understand the power through a fun hands-on workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4 in the Community Room at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club that teaches telephone etiquette, basic table manners, introductions, personal care and posture. Later that day, children ages 4 - 6 will learn the secrets of living like royalty through kindness and respect, and proper manners, in a class offered from 1 - 2 p.m. in the same room

Participants will practice meeting and greeting others, how to handle a napkin, eat a cookie, drink lemonade, and join in table talk. Please bring your parents.

Offered by Final Touch Finishing School, Inc. The cost is $30 for the older kids

To register, call 360-403-3448.

Mexican Art: Papel Picado

Learn about traditional Mexican paper cutting with local artist Beatriz Diaz Goodpasture 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Using scissors, tissue paper and your imagination, you can create your own beautiful flags to take home. Supported by the Friends of the Arlington Library, for children and families, at 135 N. Washington Ave. in Arlington. For information see the Web site at or call 360-435-3033.

A tribute to Burt Bachacrach at the BPAC

Nadine Shanti joins the Everett Symphony Orchestra in a pops tribute to Burt Bacharach at Byrnes Performing Arts Center in Arlington 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for seniors and students under 18 at or call 360-618-6321. For information about Everett Symphony call 425-258-1605.

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