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The North Cascades Concert Band is performing its annual tribute to John Philip Sousa at 3 p.m. Sunday in Arlington at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. It being Mother's Day, moms will be admitted at a discounted price and will each receive a flower. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students and mothers. A portion of the concert proceeds will benefit the Arlington service group, Hands Together, which helps homeless and low-income people.
Everett: Dyslexia support group to meet
Liz Bertran will be holding a free support group for parents of children with dyslexia, reading problems or focusing issues from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Questions: Call Bertran at 425-231-9705.
Gold Bar: Fire district to buy station
The city of Gold Bar and the local fire district are working on a plan to transfer the city's fire station property at 501 Lewis Ave. to fire district ownership.
The roughly quarter-acre property and Fire Station 53 belong to the city. The district has signed two long-term leases with the city over the years, Gold Bar Fire Chief Eric Andrews said. The current lease expires in 2016.
The station was built about 30 years ago with a federal grant. The fire district has invested in improvements and upkeep, bringing the value of the station to about $300,000, Andrews said.
There have been talks in recent months of the city possibly disincorporating due to financial problems. If that happens, the fire district could lose the station, Andrews said.
Intergovernmental land transfers are covered under state law. The district has offered $40,000. City leaders tentatively have agreed to the sale price, but lawyers for both the city and district still need to review the plan, Andrews said.
Marysville: Workshop on what needs to go
Professional organizer Monika Kirstofferson plans to hold a workshop helping people learn how to decide what to keep and what to let go. It's scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 16 at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St.. The cost is $22. Registration is required. For information or to register online please visit Parks & Rec. ePlay at marysvillewa.gov or call the Parks and Recreation Office at 360-363-8400.
Mountlake Terrace: Hearing on medical marijuana An open house to provide information and seek people's opinions on a draft medical cannabis ordinance is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday followed by a Planning Commission public hearing at 7 p.m. in the Interim City Hall Council Chambers located at 6100 219th Street SW, Suite 220.
The draft ordinance proposes allowing medical cannabis collective gardens, a type of cooperative for up to 10 qualifying patients, in the Light Industrial/Office Park zone. This zone is in the northwest corner of the city, mostly north of 220th Street SW and west of I-5. Buffers of at least 500 feet would be required from any parks, schools, the Interurban Trail, and recreational facilities that allow minors. Any collective garden would have to be entirely within a building.
More info: call Community and Economic Development at 425-744-6266.
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