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The Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave W., plans its Lynnwood Appraisal Roadshow, 1-3 p.m. June 5, in partnership with Harbour Pointe Retirement & Assisted Living.
Bring your heirlooms to see what they're worth with expert Mac McVay, a third-generation licensed antiques collector and dealer. McVay started appraising at age 11 when neighbors paid him 25 cents to make sure their garage sale prices were fair.
Appetizers and sparkling cider will be served.
Cost is $8 for Lynnwood Senior Center members, $13 for non-members. Register at 425-670-5050 and reference course 46728.
Nominate: Pride in ownership in Marysville
The Pride of Marysville Neighborhood Improvement Award program is accepting nominations for 2013. The awards recognize neighbors and businesses who take pride in their property in ways that enhance the appearance of the community.
Award categories include Best Home/Pride of the Neighborhood, Best Block/Neighborhood, Best Business, and Mayor's Choice.
Nominations can be made online at Brochures also are available at City Hall, 1049 State Ave.; the Public Works lobby, 80 Columbia Ave.; Parks and Recreation, 6915 Armar Road; and the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. July 1.
Ride: Motorcycle ride aids vets suffering PTSD
The Washington State Chapter B of the nonprofit Warrior Brotherhood Veterans Motorcycle Club Inc. plans its third annual Veterans Helping Veterans Spring Run. Proceeds benefit Hearts Toward Home International, which assists struggling veterans who have returned from combat zones.
The June 8 event includes a motorcycle route from Sound Harley-Davidson, 16212 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville, to Angel of the Winds Casino, 3438 Stoluckquamish Lane in Arlington. The casino will also hold a slot tournament for the group. A raffle and silent auction will be held in the banquet room, along with food and drinks.
Check-in is at 9:30 a.m. with "wheels up" at 11 a.m. Cost is $15, or $20 with a passenger.
More info:
Learn: Ikenobo on display in Mill Creek
A free Japanese Flower Show and Exhibition sponsored by the Mill Creek Ikenobo group and Mill Creek Parks & Recreation will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2 in the Mill Creek City Hall Annex Building, 15720 Main St., Mill Creek.
Created by local masters and advanced students, the show presents more than 30 traditional fresh flower arrangements. Learn the art of Japanese flower arranging at 2 p.m. in a free one-hour lesson and demonstration.
More info: Mary Love at 425-337–4767.

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