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Camano Island: Guided walk Saturday

Friends of Camano Island Parks members plan to offer a guided community walk from Cama Beach State Park to Camano Island State Park.

To participate, meet at 9:50 a.m. Saturday at Dry Lake Road and Ivy Road, 1.4 miles from Elger Bay Road.

The walk is about 3.3 miles one way and should take about two hours. A shuttle is available for the return trip. Wear appropriate clothes and sturdy shoes or boots.

More info: Carol Triplett, 360-387-0889 or

Gold Bar: Group seeks recall of three

Five people from Gold Bar have filed paperwork to recall Mayor Joe Beavers and council members Christopher Wright and Florence Martin.

The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office received the charges at the end of March.

The recall paperwork claims the three violated their oath of office. It also claims the three have violated the Open Meetings Act by voting during executive sessions and have used public funds for personal use. The paperwork also claims that Beavers used public funds to conceal and alter communication with a previous Gold Bar mayor.

Now the Snohomish County Superior Court is set to determine if the charges meet the standards for recall before a signature drive can begin. The court’s determination on whether the process can move forward is expected within the month.

Those seeking the recall are Anne Block, Noel Frederick, Susan Forbes, Joan Amenn and former City Councilman Charles Lie.

Monroe: Hearing to discuss benefit district

People can have their say about the creation of a transportation benefit district during a public hearing at the next Monroe City Council meeting.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, at City Hall, 806 W. Main St. The council is scheduled to vote April 24.

Creating a transportation benefit district is estimated to collect about $1 million a year to help pay for street maintenance and transportation projects. To do that, the district board can propose to increase sales and use taxes by 0.2 percent, increase excess property taxes for one year, or raise the car tab license fees.

Snohomish: City celebrates Easter

The 32nd annual parade is set to start at 11 a.m., Saturday, on First Street. The family event is organized by the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce.

The parade will feature floats, music bands and a bonnet competition. Registration for the bonnet contest starts at 10 a.m., at First Street and Avenue A. The awards given after the one-hour parade.

More info: www.cityof

Stanwood: Poetry slam set for Tuesday

Slamwood, a poetry slam event hosted by the Stanwood-Camano Friends of the Library, is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the upper room at Leatherheads Pub and Eatery, 10209 270th St. NW.

Participants in the community poetry slam can perform their original poetry and win prizes. The contest is open to individual or team contestants, age 12 and older. Poems will be performed in three rounds.

Rules are available at the Stanwood Library. Register online at

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