Arts and Entertainment


The Magic of Dance

The North Cascades Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. Lylburn Layer,

will present “The Magic of the Dance” at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. The program honors the many styles of dance and its music, from symphonies and operas to stage plays and jazz bands. The music on this program represents many styles of music from around the world and through the ages: Russia, 18th and 19th century America, gypsy dances, Slavonic folk dances, American ballet, swing music and the popular musical, “Westside Story.”

A special feature of the program is a new composition by an Arlington High School junior, Eric McElroy called “Portly Mr. Pottle.” The concert is presented by the Arlington Lions Club and tickets can be purchased from any Lions Club members or at the door: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. For information or reservations call 360-435-9593.

Art for the


• Lavender Hills Farm offers hand-made and fragrant items perfect for holiday gifts, and the shopping experience is part of the fun at an historical farm in Marysville, at 7508 108th St. (Lauck Road). The gift shop is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 21. For information see the Web site at

• Fresh-baked pottery is up for sale at Persis Gayle’s studio. The Frailey Mountain Art Show continues this weekend, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7.

Along with Persis Gayle, there will be hand-crafted wool items by Karen Keith and photo collages and drawings by Keith Pace. The studio is located near Grandview, at 9525 N. Cedarvale Loop Rd., northeast of Arlington. For information call 360-435-5152.

Military Day

The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum will remember Pearl Harbor by gathering for Military Day, from 1 - 4 p.m., Dec. 7, at the museum, 20722 67th Ave NE in

Arlington. All veterans from all wars, past and present, are invited as are their friends and family encourged to attend and say thank you to those who served and are serving. For information call the museum at 360-435-7289.

Book discussion

The Arlington Library Book Group will discuss “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9. Newcomers, teens and adults, are welcome. For teens and adults, 135 N. Washington Ave in Arlington.

For information see the Web site at or call 360-435-3033.

Call for artists

Harman Eye Clinic seeks local artists for an art show in the clinic’s hallway during the months of January and February.

Interest artists should submit artwork to in jpeg format along with title, author, year created, size, medium and contact information.

Submissions must be received by Dec. 24 to be considered and selected works must be delivered to The Harman Eye Clinic, at 903 Medical Center Dr. in Arlington by Jan. 5, 2009. For information call Crystal Buffon 360-435-8595.

Marsyville seeks musicians for summer concerts

Musicians interested in playing in Marysville’s Sounds of Summer concert series next summer should send sample CDs and band profile information . The coordinator of the event, Maryke Burgess, manages the Ken Baxter Senior and Community Center for Marysville Parks and Recreation.

The annual “Sounds of Summer” takes place mid July to mid August. The Friday concerts take place at 7 p.m. at Jennings Memorial Park and Thursday concerts are at noon at Comeford Park.

Criteria include family friendly and “relatable to the general public,”

high energy music, and something that will hold the audience and get them dancing, and willingness to work with a tight budget No mellow music.

Interested musicians should call the city’s musician information line for details on how to submit their information for consideration.

Please call the information line at 360-363-8451 or mail your demo CD to 514 Delta Ave. in Marysville, 98270. For information call 360-363-8450.

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