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Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Around Snohomish County

Arlington: Free jam session set
Enjoy an evening of old-time music at 7 p.m. Friday at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Musicians who play fiddle, guitar, banjo and other instruments are welcome to join the jam. Members, guests and visitors are welcome to sit in or just enjoy the music. Refreshments will be provided.
More info: Don King, 360-658-8107.
Edmonds: Chief marks 35 years
In September, Police Chief Al Compaan marked his 35th year at the department. That makes him the longest serving officer in city history. The chief said the anniversary says more about his department than about him. Staff even surprised him with a maple bar, his favorite treat.
The time has passed quickly, he said.
"I think the thing that really sticks out in my mind is this community," he said last week. "The community has been very supportive of the department, and supportive of me, and it's been my absolute honor to work here and serve this community and this profession."
Everett: GOP women meet
The public is invited for the last meeting of the year of the Evergreen Republican Women's Club is planned for Thursday. The guest speakers will be Janice Buckley, founder and president of Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors, and Jim Upton, who is a Navy veteran and a detective sergeant with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.
Social hour is at 6:30 p.m. With an optional $15 buffet dinner. (Must RSVP for dinner.) The meeting will begin at 7 p.m at Shawn O'Donnell's Restaurant, 122 128th Street SE, Everett (east of I-5 on 128th Street SE – about 1/2 block on the right). To RSVP call Amie @ 425-290-2500 or email
Toast Pacesetters' anniversary
The Everett Pacesetters Toastmaster club is hosting an open house in honor of its 75th anniversary. All are welcome. Refreshments and beverages will be served. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Washington Oakes, Third Floor Multi-use Room, 1717 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.
More info:
Terrace: Apply for tourism grants
The city is awarding $22,500 to applicants for projects and events that promote tourism next year. The money comes from the taxes collected from the Studio 6 Hotel located in Mountlake Terrace.
These funds have helped support events such as Tour de Terrace, Arts of the Terrace and the Mountlake Terrace Farmers Market.
Download an application from the city's website at on the City Happenings/Community Grant Funds page or contact community relations director Virginia Olsen at 425-744-620 or Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8.

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