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Holiday trees can be recycled for free at Everett Community College between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays Jan. 3-30.
Trees must be free of decorations, tinsel and other non-biodegradable materials. No flocked trees will be accepted.
Everett Community College is located at 2000 Tower St. in Everett. Drop off trees in the marked area by Glacier Hall in parking lot F. To see the location of parking lot F, go to www.everettcc.edu/maps and click "Campus Map."
EvCC has been recycling holiday trees since 2009. In 2010, EvCC collected nearly 200 trees that were turned into woodchips on site and used for campus flower beds and mulch projects.
More info: 425-388-9100
Learn to keep bees at extension program
Learn to become a master beekeeper by attending a Washington State University Extension Office program in Everett.
The five-week course provides an introduction to beekeeping for novices. The course covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal requirements, identification, management of pests and diseases and honey harvesting.
Each course will be taught by professional beekeepers.
The sessions are held Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 9 through Feb. 12 at the extension office, 600 128th St. SE. The cost is $70 per person.
More info: 425-357-6039
Council approves ammunition contract
The Everett City Council approved awarding a contract for the police department's annual supply of ammunition.
The $84,391 contract was split between two bidders: Law Enforcement Equipment Distributors of Tacoma and San Diego Police Equipment. The San Diego company will provide the bulk of the ammunition.
The police department requires an estimated annual supply of 400 cases of various types of training and duty ammunition.
Mill Creek: Design Review board opening
The Mill Creek City Council is looking for a volunteer to serve on the Design Review Board through August 2012.
The board reviews urban designs and helps promote visual quality in the city, officials said. That includes reviewing some building permits and applications. Board members should have a background in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning or a similar field. Applicants don't need to live in Mill Creek.
The board meets at 5:15 p.m. every third Thursday of the month.
People interested in volunteering should contact the city by Jan. 18 at 425-745-1891.
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