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  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:36pm
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Green fees

MARYSVILLE – At Monday’s City Council meeting, the members are expected to increase the green fees at Cedarcrest Golf Course, among other actions.

The council discussed the items at Monday’s work session.

The largest increases for golf would be for annual passes. For adults the cost would go up $32 to about $1,850. Other hikes would be much smaller, such as $1 more for early bird golfers during peak season March 1 to Oct. 31.

In other news the council:

•plans to update its Shoreline Master Program as required by law at least once every eight years.

•would add $200,000 to the contract for Bodesch, Nash & Hall Architects for additional work on the Civic Center project for a new total of $3.054 million.

•would continue to work with Snohomish County on a substance use disorder program with funds used from state liquor taxes. •would reappoint Kay Smith and Kelly Huestis to the parks board.

Coffee Klatch

MARYSVILLE – Mayor Jon Nehring will have a Coffee Klatch from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 10 at City Hall, 1049 State Ave.

Nehring invites residents and business people to join him for coffee and informal conversation about city programs and services. Light refreshments will be provided.

State of City

MARYSVILLE – If you missed Jon Nehring’s State of the City address at Tulalip last week, he will present it to the public Feb. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Opera House.

The free event is at 1225 3rd St.

Nehring will share 2019 accomplishments and what’s on the horizon.

Native Americans

MARYSVILLE – Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts is holding auditions Feb. 8, 11 and 12 for roles in an upcoming production of “The Rememberer.” The play tells the story of the forced relocation of Native American children to government-run boarding schools in the early 1900s and is set in the Tulalip Boarding School.

Many of the characters are Native American children, teens and adults. Red Curtain is also seeking Native American musicians, singers and dancers for the production.

Auditions are from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 8 at the Hibulb Cultural Center in Tulalip. No appointment is necessary. Auditions Feb. 11-12 will be at the Red Curtain Arts Center, 9315 State Ave. #J in Marysville, with appointments from 6 to 9 p.m. For details go to

“The Rememberer” will be presented at Red Curtain April 10-26, with nine

performances over three weekends.

‘Earnest play’

MARYSVILLE – Red Curtain brings Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” to the stage.

In this farcical comedy, Jack Worthing, a well-respected young man from the English countryside, creates an alter-ego little brother named Ernest, so he may visit London and get about without having to worry about his various responsibilities.

However, he’s found out by his friend Algernon when Jack comes to the city to propose to his girlfriend Gwendolen. Seeing a potential for tomfoolery, and curious about a young woman named Cecily living with Jack, Algernon takes on the Ernest persona himself to visit Jack’s countryside home.

A play full of mistaken identities, young love, and tiny sandwiches, “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a look at what happens when we let our concern for proper image go too far, which is when the ridiculous loves to creep in.

Directed by Annie Jankovic, “The Importance of Being Earnest” features both familiar Red Curtain actors and new additions. The cast includes Lydia O’Day, Kennan Miller, Anne Olsen, Jeannine Early, BriAnne Green, John Klise, Karli Reinbold, Megan McDermott and Sophia Rennert.

The play runs Feb. 28-March 15 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, students and military personnel. Available at the box office (360) 322-7402 or online at

Quilt show

TULALIP – Northwest Indian College will host its inaugural student and community quilt show Feb. 11-13. The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the administration building, 6406 Marine Drive. “There has no been a show like this, specific to American Indian quilt design, in many years and far away,” said Colette Keith, site manager for the NWIC Tulalip Campus. Students and community members have spend the past year learning, designing and crafting quilts. Students have also researched and designed posters that illustrate various quilting traditions. It is a free public event. There also will be a free raffle for a quilt. GOPs gather The Snohomish County Republican Party will be holding their Republican Pooled Caucuses Feb. 29 at 10 a.m. at various locations.

To find the locations of your precinct’s caucus, go to If you do not know your precinct there will be a link to “Find Your Precinct.” The purpose of the caucus is to a) elect delegates and alternates to the county convention and legislative district caucus, and b) discuss issues pertinent to the party platform for county, state and national organizations.

Any registered voter who states, by signing a registration Form, that they are a Republican is eligible to participate.

Olympia page

OLYMPIA – Lillian Gobel, a student at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, served as a page last week in the state House of Representatives. Sponsored by Rep. June Robinson (D-Everett), Gobel assumed a variety of responsibilities, from presenting the flags to distributing amendments on the House floor.

Pages support the efficient operation of the Legislature while also receiving daily civics instruction, drafting their own bills and participating in mock committee hearings.

Planning workshop

ARLINGTON – A workshop presenting the initial ideas for Arlington’s downtown corridor is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Haller Middle School Commons, 600 E. First St. Information will be presented by the city and Western Washington University Sustainable Communities Partnership Studio Project.

Planning topics include urbanizing the downtown, housing diversity, transportation solutions, preserving architectural character, parking, and parks and trails.

Clean fuel

OLYMPIA – People will be asked to use a lot less gasoline and to convert to alternative clean fuels in the next 15 years if a proposal before the Legislature becomes law.

Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1110 passed 54-44 in the House despite bipartisan opposition. The measure would direct the Department of Ecology to adopt a clean fuels program with the goal of limiting greenhouse gas emissions per unit of fuel to 20 percent of 2017 levels by the year 2035.

Clean fuel advocates believe the policy could reduce emissions and pollution and give incentives for the innovation and adoption of new clean and renewable fuels. Opponents worry the proposed law would increase energy costs for consumers and businesses.

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