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  • Mon Jul 12th, 2010 9:39pm
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Everett: McCollum Pool marks 40 years

McCollum Pool celebrates 40 years of serving Snohomish County with a pool party Saturday.

Beginning at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, staff will serve cake and lemonade followed by an open swim from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

More than 1.3 million visits have been made to the pool at McCollum Park since it opened in 1970 as part of the redevelopment of a former landfill.

Single admission to the pool at 600 128th St. SE is $4. Children 2 and younger can enter free. Patrons also can purchase a 10-visit discount ticket for $30.

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Monroe: Planning commission opening

The city is searching for a new planning commissioner.

The position pays up to $200 per month and is open to residents living within the city limits. The person appointed will take John Knettles’ former seat. He resigned because he is moving to the East Coast.

The commission reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council on zoning, code changes and revisions to the comprehensive plan.

To apply, send a letter of interest by July 30 to Mayor Robert Zimmerman, attn: Eayde Martinson, City of Monroe, 806 W. Main Street, Monroe, 98272.

More info: 360-863-4533.

Monroe: School supplies needed

The Sky Valley Food Bank is collecting school supplies and donations to buy supplies for the “School Days Rule Days” program. Last year, approximately 650 low-income children received necessary supplies listed by the Monroe School District.

Donations may be dropped off at the Sky Valley Food Bank at 233 Sky River Parkway, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and Monday evenings between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

More info:, 360-794-7959.

Mountlake Terrace: Meet city officials

Find out what’s happening in Mountlake Terrace directly from city officials from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Recreation Pavilion’s Jungle Room, 5303 228th St. SW.

Coffee With the City is a regular city-sponsored meeting.

More info: 425-744-6206.

Snohomish: Bridal gown benefit

Brides Against Breast Cancer will stop in Snohomish on Friday through Sunday. Brides-to-be will have an opportunity to find their dream gowns while making wishes come true for breast cancer patients.

The charity wedding gown sale features hundreds of gowns donated by manufacturers, designers, retailers and individuals. Gown prices range from $199 and up.

The event will be at Belle Chapel, 231 Ave. B. The hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The event is sponsored by Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to granting wishes to those battling stage-four breast cancer.

Sultan: Discuss land for shooting range

The state Department of Natural Resources will hold a meeting at 6:30 tonight to discuss a piece of land that Snohomish County may turn into a public shooting range.

The DNR is considering the reconveyance of 150 acres north of Sultan. Discussions at the county level have centered on turning the land along Sultan Basin Road into a shooting range.

The public meeting will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sultan Middle School Commons, 301 High Ave., Sultan.

More info: 360-902-1149,