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Dash: Race benefits Camano Center The Camano Crab Dash is set for June 22. Participants are invited to walk, jog or run to help raise funds for programs and services at the Camano Center. The 5k and 10k events start at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 7:30 a.m., at Utsalady Elementary School, 608 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Beer, brats and awards will be served up afterward. Registration is $35, or $25 if purchased by today. Cost includes a T-shirt, race timing, prize bag and one free beer for those 21 years and older. Register at or at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. More info: Melanie Galloway at 360-387-0222. Volunteer: Monitor lakes Snohomish County Surface Water Management seeks volunteers to collect water quality samples and record data this summer for one of the following lakes: Bryant, Cassidy, Chain, Goodwin, Lost (Devils), Martha Lake (164th), Meadow, Rowland and Wagner. Training and equipment will be provided except for a boat. Volunteers only need to commit a few hours each month through October. For more information, contact Jennifer Oden at 425-388-3464, visit, or go to and search for "Lakes." Train: Job-search classes Do you need to re-enter the workforce? If so, find tools and support in a series of free three-hour workshops presented by YWCA "Pathways to Work." Practice interview skills, set goals, learn where to find work or training, update your resume and more. Participants do not need to attend all of the classes. Women and men are welcome. Classes are also offered in the evening. Workshops will be held in Everett, South Everett, Lynnwood, Stanwood and Monroe. Space is limited. Call 425-258-2766 ext. 226 for more information, or email Learn: About watersheds Residents of the Triangle Cove watershed on Camano Island are invited to join their neighbors for an open house to share snacks, hear about issues affecting Triangle Cove, and learn what they can do to help improve the watershed. The Snohomish Conservation District event is set for 5:30-7 p.m. June 27 at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive. Residents can learn more about water quality improvement efforts in the watershed including a watershed survey, septic workshops, assistance with on-farm practices, and protecting natural areas. The Triangle Cove watershed includes Camaloch, Camano Hills, Barnum Point/Russell Road, Camano Plaza and other areas on the northeastern area of Camano Island. More info: Kyle Legare at 360-387-3443 ext. 240 or Serve: Snohomish Commission opening The city of Snohomish Planning Commission seeks applicants for an upcoming vacancy. Applications are due to the City Clerk by 4 p.m. June 27 at City Hall, 116 Union Ave. Applicants must live within the city's urban growth area boundary. There is no compensation. Commissioner Jane Thorndike, who has decided not to seek re-appointment. Applications are at City Hall and online at Race: Rec fund benefit The motto for the second annual City of Lynnwood Duck Race: "Feeling Lucky? Buy a Ducky!" The race is set for 12:30-1 p.m. June 29. The owners of the first three ducks to cross the finish line will receive summer passes to the Lynnwood Recreation Center. Ducks are available for $5, or six for $25. All proceeds go to the Recreation Benefit Fund, which provides recreational scholarships for needy children, the disabled and seniors. Ducks are available for pre-purchase at the front desk of the rec center at 18900 44th Ave. W.

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