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People can drop off their used Christmas trees at the Legion Park parking lot through Saturday in downtown Arlington.
The effort is a fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 29, whose members plan to collect trees throughout the city, also on Saturday.
Police commander graduates FBI academy
Arlington Police Cmdr. Terry Quintrall has graduated from an 11-week program at the FBI National Academy in Virginia.
Quintrall is the first to attend from the Arlington Police Department and one of four people from Washington state during his session.
There are more than 10,000 commissioned police officers in Washington and less than 20 are selected from the state to attend one of the four sessions held each year.
Quintrall plans to share the information he learned with members of his department to improve operations.
Everett: Volunteers needed on MLK Day
Approximately 200 high school students from throughout the county are expected to participate in the national MLK Day of Service on Jan. 21.
In its fourth year in Snohomish County, MLK Day is an intergenerational celebration where high school students volunteer to help seniors and people with disabilities, transforming King's mission and teachings into community service.
Organizations include school clubs, Scout troops, and friends who want to volunteer together and are encouraged to register as a group. Teens also can register individually.
During this Day of Service, teen volunteers can choose from 12 different projects throughout Snohomish County that will help make a real difference through hands-on work.
More info: www.uwsc.org/mlkday.php; Twitter, the hashtag for the event is #mlkdaysnoco.
Mountlake Terrace: Local artist exhibit
The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Nicole Weimer Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Avenue West. The exhibit features paintings and prints by Weimer, a local artist.
"I've been drawing and painting since I can remember," said Weimer. "My parents always supported my passion for the arts, and I consider them my first teachers," she added.
The show runs through Jan. 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.
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