Arlington: Trail coalition seeks help
The Centennial Trail Coalition of Snohomish County plans a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Arlington Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE.
Hikers, joggers, equestrians and cyclists are encouraged to come with ideas and questions about the Centennial Trail and the Whitehorse trails.
It’s also a chance to buy trail jerseys, hats and T-shirts.
More info: ctc-of-sc.blogspot.com.
Bothell: Annexation debate tonight
People who support Bothell’s proposed annexation of nearly six square miles of unincorporated Snohomish County in next month’s special election have scheduled a debate tonight.
The public event is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Parkridge Community Church, 3805 Maltby Road, Bothell. The group Bothell YES organized it, and radio personality Pat O’Day has agreed to moderate.
Ballots for the all-mail special election are due by April 17. In November, the proposal failed to garner enough votes to pass.
Citizens for Responsible Annexations, a political group formed to oppose the expansion, has declined to participate. The group, which is largely supported by firefighter unions, has said it was not involved in planning the debate and that its members prefer to talk directly to people in the annexation area.
The annexation would add about 20,000 new people to Bothell, which straddles the King-Snohomish county line.
Camano: Learn about earthquakes tonight
William Steele, a seismologist with the University of Washington plans to talk about earthquakes at 7 tonight at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive.
Since 2004, earthquakes off Sumatra, Chile and Japan have heightened the awareness of the hazard posed from the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Steele plans to offer lessons to help reduce losses when the next big earthquake comes.
The free lecture is sponsored by the WSU Island County Camano Beach Watchers.
More info: 360-572-4130.
Everett: Free car seat checks for parents
Parents are invited to free safety checks for car seats and booster seats on Thursday in Everett. The checks are planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Providence’s Pavilion for Women &Children, 900 Pacific Ave. The checks will happen behind the pavilion in the turnaround area. They are offered by Safe Kids Snohomish County.
Roughly 4 in 5 car seats are installed improperly, Safe Kids spokeswoman Kristen Thorstenson said.
Each seat check takes up to 45 minutes, she said. Parents should bring the car seat, the car seat owner’s manual and the vehicle owner’s manual.
Call 425-261-3047 to make an appointment.
More info: www.snosafekids.org.