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Arlington community courses teach skills, keep you fit

ARLINGTON — The city of Arlington is pleased to present the following upcoming community classes.

Students can learn how to crochet and make potato chip scarves. Supplies are included in this class, which costs $15. Call to register and select a date at 360-403-3448.

Zumba with Jojo runs 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Classes cost $5 for drop-in students, or $50 for those with 10-class punch cards, and take place at Presidents Elementary, located at 505 E. Third St.

The community open swim at the Stillaguamish Athletic Club runs 5:30-8:45 p.m. on Fridays for $5 per person. Call 360-435-9404 for more information.

Recreational open gym adult volleyball runs 7-9 p.m. on Fridays, excluding holidays, at Post Middle School for $2 per person.

Bootcamp with Marissa offers participants an opportunity to start their weekends with healthy workouts that are always changing. Marissa combines a military drive with positive motivation between 7:15-8:15 a.m. on Saturdays at the Stillaguamish Athletic Club, at a cost of $10 for drop-in students or $95 for those with 10-class punch cards. Call 360-435-9404 for more information.

New Year's Resolution Beginner Bootcamp promises participants stronger bodies, more energy and awesome health, courtesy of Yes You Can Fitness. Classes run 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays at Lakewood Elementary School, located at 17100 16th Dr. NE in Marysville, for four-week sessions at a cost of $35 each. The next sessions will run Feb. 5-26, March 5-26 and April 2-23. Call 425-418-7328 if you have questions, or 360-403-3448 to register.

The Arlington Boys & Girls Club is again hosting youth sports, with volleyball signups for grades 1-12 running Feb. 12 to March 13, baseball signups for ages 4-9 running March 5 to April 4, and flag football signups for ages 5-14 also running Feb. 12 to March 13. Call 360-435-4442 for more information.

A class on establishing financial strategies aims to help attendees find out how to protect their families' financial security on Feb. 13 between 6:30-7:30 p.m. The class costs $5

per person and takes place at the Depot at Legion Park, located at 114 Olympic Ave. Call 360-403-3448 to register.

Tiger Family Martial Arts promises a great program for the whole family to get fit and learn some martial arts moves. Classes run 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, March 7-21, at the Old High School commons, located at 135 French Ave. in Arlington, and cost $35 per person. For more information, call 360-403-3448 or log onto www.tigerkid.com.

Adult and Teen Kung Fu and Eskrima classes are also scheduled for Thursdays, March 7-21, at the Old High School commons, but from 7:30-8:15 p.m. instead. These $35-per-person classes are open to participants 10 years and older, and are designed to teach them self-defense skills while they have fun and get fit. The classes are low-impact for all ability levels. Participants should bring clean indoor tennis shoes.

A class on decorating with moss will be presented by the Arlington Garden Club on March 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, at a cost of $4 per person. The Stillaguamish Room at 154 W. Cox Ave. will serve as the site for this class.

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