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Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Around the County

Arlington: Voices of the Village fundraiser
The annual Friendship Walk and a car wash to benefit Voices of the Village is set for Saturday starting at Legion Park, 114 N. Olympic Ave. Registration opens at 11 a.m. The walk starts at 1 p.m. The car wash is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cenex Co-op Supply, 101 S. Olympic Ave.
The Village Music and Arts programs are for adults with disabilities.
The fundraiser features live music by the Voices of the Village choir and band, a reptile petting zoo, dove release by Highland Lofts, face painting and a $5 hot dog lunch. People can donate at the Friendship Walk registration booth or at www.friendshipwalk2013.
More info: Michelle Dietz at 360-653-7752, ext. 14, or
Bothell: Build your own rain barrel
Learn how to build your own rain barrel -- and take it home -- at a class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell.
The hands-on class costs $25 for the barrel and fixtures. Some tools will be provided or you can bring your own. A list will be emailed before the event. Refreshments will be provided.
Register online at http://
More info: Email Kate Riley at
Everett: Make quilts for traumatized children
Project Linus Blanketeers need help to make quilts, afghans and fleece blankets to be donated to kids who have experienced traumatic life events in Snohomish County.
The group is meeting from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Pacific Fabrics, 10203 Everegreen Way, Everett. Materials and equipment will be provided.
No experience is required, but sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Snacks and door prizes are provided. For people who can't come, make a quilt, afghan or fleece blanket and drop it off at Everett's Pacific Fabrics. Donations including fabric, yarn, and sewing supplies are also welcome.
More info: Diane, 425-252-4524
Lynnwood: Vendor may help find new fire chief
The city of Lynnwood expects to pay a vendor $23,500 to help it find a fire chief.
A draft contract with Texas-based Waters Consulting Group was posted to the city's website as part of Monday's council agenda.
The mayor has previously said the city expects to hire a fire chief in 2014.
Lynnwood's been without a permanent fire chief since former chief Gary Olson left in 2011. Since then, the assistant fire chiefs have taken turns acting as interim chief. Lynnwood officials in 2012 estimated the job's salary at $115,905 to $146,661, depending on experience and qualifications.
Marysville: School board member sought
The Marysville School Board seeks applicants to fill a seat vacated by Cindy Rebain (District 2) through the term's expiration in 2015.
Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the district's Educational Service Center, 4220 80th St. NE, Marysville, or at

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