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  • Wed Jul 4th, 2012 8:05pm
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Edmonds: Rally against coal trains

Several groups are planning a rally to raise awareness about the growing number of trains rolling through Edmonds.

The “Don’t Block Our Beach” rally is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brackett’s Landing South, adjacent to the ferry dock. The public is invited.

The rally is sponsored by a coalition of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, Sustainable Edmonds, Port of Edmonds, Edmonds Senior Center, City of Edmonds and Fire District 1.

City officials said public safety and waterfront access were key concerns about the increased train traffic.

“The safety and accessibility of our waterfront is at stake here; with the senior center, an international underwater dive park, the Port of Edmonds, and ferry transport, as well as several beaches, we need access to our beachfront 24/7,” Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling said in a statement.

Snohomish: Kla Ha Ya Days grilling contest

Organizers of Kla Ha Ya Days are looking for the best BBQ grillers.

The festival is adding a BBQ Championship for this year’s festivities. The championship is scheduled for July 21 and 22 in the parking lot of the Snohomish Boys &Girls Club, 402 Second St. The cost to participate is $50.

There are different categories. There is also a competition for kids and another for teams. There are $10,000 in total prizes. Kla Ha Ya days run from July 18 to 22 in downtown Snohomish.

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Lakewood: Check out camp Saturday

Camp Killoqua invites families to attend an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, offering tours of the camp, a chance to meet the staff and an opportunity to enjoy Killoqua’s 185-acre facility. The camp has been operated by Camp Fire USA Snohomish County Council since 1941.

Killoqua offers day camp, resident camp and horse programs throughout the summer. Call for driving directions.

More info: 425-258-5437 or

Monroe: Review books for the library

The Monroe Library is inviting readers to submit a book review for their summer program, “Between the Covers.” Each week until Aug. 15, staff will select a review to be featured at the library’s website.

Also, there will be weekly drawings and prizes that include gift certificates and a Nook Tablet for the best written review.

More info: or 360-794-7851.