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Everett: Thanksgiving dinner for seniors

There are a few spots still open for the annual senior turkey dinner hosted by the Everett Firefighters Association.

Three dinners are planned on Sunday at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Carl Gipson Senior Center. The food will include turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and pumpkin pie, Everett Fire Inspector Eric Hicks said.

Reservations are required.

To reserve a spot, call the senior center at 425-257-8780.

The dinner is free, but attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable donation for the food bank.

Granite Falls: Public hearings on budget

The Granite Falls City Council is planning to hold a public hearing to hear residents’ thoughts about the city’s 2012 budget.

The hearing is set to begin at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in the City Hall chambers, 206 S. Granite Ave. Granite Falls City Hall Council Chambers at 206 S. Granite Ave.

“We have to consider contracting law enforcement services with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office,” councilman Tom FitzGerald said. “We have to consider what priorities we have to fund. Everyone wants a Boys &Girls Club but can we afford it?”

A second hearing about the budget is set at 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 7. Council meetings begin at 7 p.m.

More info: 360-691-6441

Mill Creek: Police plan safety meeting

Mill Creek police officers plan to meet with neighbors tonight to discuss safety and safety-related issues.

The meeting, set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, will specifically address the Block Watch program in the Wildflower neighborhood, but everyone who lives in Mill Creek is welcome, police Sgt. Ian Durkee said.

Support Officer Nathan Lerma will present on topics including home security and mail theft, especially of holiday packages.

Officer Ty Hughes will talk about people’s civil and legal rights, and how police officers must operate within certain legal limitations.

Officers also plan to address what people should do if they suspect crime, especially drug-dealing, in their neighborhoods, Durkee said.

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