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• Arlington Garden Club members Carol and Leroy Jacques will present a slide show on their trip to gardens in Italy at the next Turn Your Thumb Green workshop, 10 - 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, in Arlington For information see the Web site at www.arlingtongardenclub.org send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Judy Ness at 360-403-0820.
• Skagit Opera presents “Some Enchanted Evening” at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, a special Valentine’s concert featuring Seattle Opera principal baritone, Morgan Smith and guests Dean Williamson, conductor and Erich Parce, artistic director. The evening of opera, musical theater and other beautiful music with full orchestra is at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. Tickets are $56, $44, $38 and $25 with discounts for seniors, students and military on sale now at www.mcintyrehall.org or call toll-free 866-624-6897. For information about Skagit Opera go to www.skagitopera.org, call 360-422-5070, or e-mail to email@example.com.
• Now in its 14 year on national tour, “In The Mood” began as a celebration of the 1940s Swing Era. “In the Mood” is presented at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby, Everett. Tickets are $24 to $39 with limited prime orchestra seats at $45 through Brown Paper Tickets at 800 838 3006, on line at www.brownpapertickets.com and in person at the Historic Everett Theatre box office noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets will also be available at the Civic Auditorium two hours prior to each performance on Valentines Day.
needed for flood cleanup events
Snohomish County Public Works and Emergency Management staff will help flood victims clear remaining debris from their property during two volunteer Neighbor to Neighbor Flood Debris Cleanup events. The clean-up event in the Stillaguamish River basin area is set from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14 when volunteers will clean ditches and bridge stands along Pioneer Highway. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8 a.m. at Patty’s Egg Nest (Weller’s) at Island Crossing to register and pick up supplies, including gloves, safety vests and safety glasses. Volunteers are asked to wear heavy boots — no athletic-type footwear or open-toed shoes. Sponsors of the clean-up events include Beck Disaster Recovery, Allied Waste, Waste Management, Starbucks, Alfy’s Pizza, Clean Harbors, Stocker Fields and Monroe Speedway for supplies. For more information, contact the county’s Department of Emergency Management at 425-388-5060.
A movie to honor firefighters
The Assembly of God Church in Arlington is planning a special tribute to Arlington area firefighters. They are showing a movie, “Fire Proof” at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15, and the community is invited to join in the fun. They have capactiy for 500 and tickets are free. Children age 4- 12 also get a movie of their own, “A New Vegie” and child care will be provided. “We’ve invited all the Arlington, Bryant and Silvana firefighters,” said Kathy Carlin. “We just want to honor them.” The movie will be presented at the church, 201 N. Stillaguamish Ave. For information call 360-435-8981.
Marley’s Ghost, Rhonda Vincent tickets now for sale
Tickets are now available from the Byrnes Performing Arts Center web site, www.byrnesperformingarts.org, for two upcoming bluegrass concerts in Arlington. Local talent and Ed Littlefield Jr, and his band, Marley’s Ghost starts 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21.
Rhonda Vincent and The Rage take the Arlington stage at 7:30 p.m. March 21.
Tickets are $16.50 and $22.50 at www.byrnesperformingarts.org, at Flowers by George, 335 N. Olympic Ave. in Arlington, or at Copy, Mail and More at the Arlington Pharmacy, on West Avenue.
The Byrnes Performing Arts Center is located at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. in Arlington.
For information call Sarah Hegge at 360-403-3448.
Chamber plans auction, banquet
The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce has announced its Black & White Dinner Auction is set for Feb. 28 at the Medallion Hotel (formerly the Hawthorn Inn) and donations are needed for the silent and live auctions. $60 per person or $480 per table. The chamber will announce their citizen of the year winner as well as the artist selected for the cover of the next telephone directory. For information on how to donate, call Julie Morse at 360-653-1900.
PAS presents Gardening for Wildlife
Popular Audubon speaker Neil Zimmerman will show how thoughtful gardening can increase birdlife 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Admission is free and open to members and non-members alike. Everett Firefighters Hall, 2411 Hewitt Avenue, Everett.
Bajios offers Business After Hours
Bajios Restaurant for Family & Friends has announced it will host Business After Hours for the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at 2707 171st Place NE Suite 104, at Lakewood Crossing in Marysville. For information call the chamber office at 360-659-5453.
Wellness Wednesdays at M-PHS
People of all ages are welcome to join in Wellness Wednesday nights at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School
track, which is open from 5 - 9 p.m. for anyone who wants to walk with trainer Tory Klementsen.
Klementsen meets runners and walkers at 5 p.m. for fun and fitness in a safe, well lit atmosphere and it’s free.
A certified fitness trainers, Klementsen is also training for the Seattle Rock
and Roll Marathon on Saturdays at Jennings Park. The training program is open to runners or walkers
interested in training for the Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon or Half Marathon in June. Seattle will be hosting its first Rock and Roll Marathon, so named for the band at every mile and the free concert open to all runners after the race. The training program is very “new runner/walker” friendly, Klementsen said.
Klementsen is also offering a “Learn to Run” class for people interested in training for the St. Paddy’s Day Dash March 15, on Thursday nights through the Marysville Parks Department. Registration for that class is through Marysville Parks and Recreation. The Marathon/Half Marathon training program is through the