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Cheer: Cats duke it out for research
Two upcoming matches by the Monroe High School Bearcats and Snohomish High School Panthers will raise money for the American Heart Association.
The "Catfight" will take place at the wrestling match hosted by Snohomish at 7 p.m. Thursday and at the basketball game hosted by Monroe at 7:15 p.m. Friday. A Battle of the Bands following the Friday game also will benefit the American Heart Association.
Students will collect donations during the games. T-shirts will be available for $10.
Snohomish High School is at 1316 Fifth St. Monroe High School is at 17001 Tester Road. Donations can also be made at their team page at or
Support: Concert aids wildlife
Something Wild, a benefit concert for Sarvey Wildlife Center, will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Mirkwood and Shire Cafe, 117 E. Division St., Arlington. The evening includes a slide show, talk, a Q&A session with education staff and a vegetarian buffet, followed by live music by Rare Birds and Rosemary and The Skablins.
Tickets are $20 with dinner or $10 without dinner. All proceeds go to help rehabilitate wildlife through Sarvey.
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Bird: Festival volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to help with the 2013 Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival, Feb. 23 and 24 in Stanwood and on Camano Island.
More info: Kristine Kaufman at the Snow Goose Bookstore at 360-629-3631 or
Join: Group seeks new 'Old Bags'
The Old Bags of Arlington are looking for new members. The philanthropic group of women holds fundraisers to help local children and families in need.
Members must be at least 39 years old. The club meets at noon on the first Friday of each month at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE.
More info: Etta Melhart at 360-435-3279.
Jam: City seeks musicians
Marysville Parks and Recreation seeks musical talent for its annual Sounds of Summer concert series, to take place over five Thursdays mid-July to mid-August.
Interested musicians or bands should call 360-363-8450 for details on how to submit their information for consideration.
Shakaroo: Music benefits shelter
Everett Animal Shelter's second annual benefit concert, Shakaroo!, will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett. The event is open to all ages. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and available at the Everett Animal Shelter, 333 Smith Island Road, Everett. To order, call 425-257-6040 or email
The event features live music by local band Nigel Mustafa, a Pooch Parade featuring 25 adoption dogs from the shelter and a Whine & Wine meet-and-greet with the dogs.
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