PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Dustin Ackley and his 7-months-pregnant wife were about an hour from stop No. 2 in their cross-country trek from Michigan to Arizona for the start of spring training when her water broke outside Oklahoma City.
“RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CAROUSEL”: Through March 1, 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 888-584-4849 or 5thavenue.org.
MOUNT VERNON — The Burlington-Edison girl’s basketball team will now set their sights on regionals after losing to Lynden 67-55 Saturday in the Northwest 2A District title game.
KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE: RUN DMC REMIXD: featuring Vockab Kompany: Feb. 19, The Showbox, Seattle. 800-745-3000 or showboxonline.com.
Thursday, Feb. 12
SHORELINE — Jacqueline Case’s hot night from beyond the 3-point arc helped the Mount Vernon Christian girls’ basketball team clinch a berth to the upcoming title game of the Northwest 1B District Tournament.
A lady protects her flowerbed by spreading mulch. Organic mulch is beneficial for plants and gardens: It insulates the soil against cold and heat, soften the impact of rain, quells weeds, fends off pests and feeds plants. Shutterstock
DROP-IN TECH HELP: Drop in at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St., for help with your iPad, Kindle, Nook, tablet or smartphone from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Jan. 21 or 28. Be sure to register and activate your device beforehand. Don’t have a device of your own? Try out one of the library’s new iPads. Free. For information, contact reference librarian Betsy Cherednik at 360-336-6209.
WRITING WORKSHOP: 2014 Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen will host an all-ages writing workshop from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St., Mount Vernon. Austen is the author of a collection, “Every Dress a Decision,” and two chapbooks, “The Girl Who Goes Alone” and “Where Currents Meet.” Free. 360-336-6209 or mountvernonwa.gov/library.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — It wasn’t a pretty game for either side.
The Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Fund provides toys, books and a holiday meal to needy children and their families. The Skagit Valley Herald publishes names of donors throughout the Christmas season, or can list a donation in honor of someone, in memory of someone or anonymously at the donor’s request. Donate online at goskagit.com/xmasfund or mail donations to Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Fund, P.O. Box 578, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-0578.
PHILADELPHIA — The singer-songwriter Matt Duke stood at the end of Sandra Morello’s bed in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, strumming his acoustic guitar and belting out one of his own tunes, “Needle and Thread.” Her head wrapped in a purple bandanna, Morello nodded along. In her arm was an IV delivering an immunosuppressant drug.
BELLINGHAM — Classifications didn’t matter to the La Conner girls’ basketball team Saturday night.