DABA needs volunteers
Downtown Arlington Business Association is seeking volunteers to help staff a visitor information booth during the Arlington Street Fair, July 11, 12 and 13, on North Olympic Avenue in Arlington. For information call Julie Tate at 360-435-9863. Volunteers are also needed to drive the shuttle to and from the Arlington Fly In. Anyone available to drive three-hour shifts during the weekend, July 11-13, please contact George Boulton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-435-5789.
Fourth of July events
The Fourth of July in Arlington begins with Pancakes in the Park at
7 a.m., in Haller Park, when registration for the Pedal, Paddle, Puff runs from
8 a.m. until the race starts at 10:30 a.m. Pancakes are served ‘til the batter runs out. Don’t wait too long.
Following the race, the Arlington Kiwanis Auction offers all kinds of great stuff to raise money for scholarships starting at noon in Haller Park.
Then the activities move up town with the ice creaming eating contest starts at 4 p.m., at The Local Scoop, while line-up for the parade is going on for a 5 p.m. start. After the parade, return to Haller Park to hear Becky Foster and the A-Band play while the crowd gathers for the Great Stilly Duck Dash, presented by the Rotary Club of Arlington at 7:30 p.m. Duck Dash tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. First prize is $5,000 with a chance to win a million, if the winning duck has the preselected number. Watch for honking ducks around to get your tickets. The day full of fun concludes at dusk with fireworks at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, courtesy of the city of Arlington and the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce.
Teachers wanted by Marysville parks
The city of Marysville Parks and Recreation is always looking for new ideas for classes and instructors to teach them. Those with special talents or are interested in teaching a class that you are qualified to teach, please e-mail Recreation Coordinator Andrea Hartland at email@example.com, or call 360-363-8400. All instructors are considered independent contractors and are not city employees.
Cell phones for trails
Washington residents can turn in their old wireless phones at local AT&T stores and for every phone donated, the company will make a small contribution to Washington Trails Association, up to $25,000 total. The funds will help us protect and maintain hiking trails throughout the state.
The program continue through Oct. 20. For store location information got to the Web site at www.att.com.
Lessons on Legacy Family Tree program
The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society’s Legacy Family Tree User Group meets at 1 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday afternoons at the SVGS library, 135 N. Olympic Ave. in Arlington. Anyone using this computer program to document their family history or anyone interested in learning more is invited to join the group, which is free. Legacy has quickly become the world’s most popular genealogical program because it is fun to use and takes the mystery out of creating a computerized family history, according to SVGS librarian Michele Heiderer.Buzzell is also offering her services to make prints of slides and negatives on the second Thursday afternoon each month. A 4 x 6 photograph costs $1, payable by check or cash. For information call Mary on second Thursday afternoons at 360-435-4838.