Around the County

  • Sun Feb 7th, 2010 11:26pm
  • News

Lynnwood: Practical help in a bad economy

Helping Hands for Hard Times, a resource fair, will provide employment, housing, financial and health care help to people in need. The free event is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Lynnwood Conference Center, 3711 196th St. SW. More than 25 nonprofit and public agencies will be represented. Participants can attend classes on avoiding foreclosure, resume building and job interview techniques.

Similar events will be held in Tulalip and Everett.

More info: Go to and search for resource fair.

Everett: City settles claim with church

The city of Everett paid $24,500 last month to the Gospel Light Church, 2801 Rockefeller Ave., to help the church clean up after a water main break. In December, a cold snap caused a city water main to burst, and the church’s basement was flooded with about four inches of water, a city spokeswoman said.

Get answers anytime from Everett library

You can now get help from a librarian anytime day or night. The Everett Public Library has joined a cooperative that allows people to send questions online and get an answer quickly. Unlike an Internet search, the library promises an actual human being will find a correct answer to research questions. To use the service, go to and click on “Ask Here.”

Snohomish: Learn about Highway 9 work

The State Route 9 Coalition will discuss ongoing construction projects and efforts to gain funding from lawmakers at its third meeting. The coalition, which is made up of community leaders from cities along Highway 9, will hold its third meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.

The group is trying to win funding to relieve congestion on Highway 9, one of Snohomish County’s major north-south thoroughfares.

More info: 360-568-3115.

Lake Stevens: Texas Hold ’em tournament

Two Lake Stevens-based service groups are sponsoring a benefit Texas Hold ’em poker tournament next month.

The Rotary Club of Lake Stevens and Granite Falls and the Purple &Gold Club of Lake Stevens High School are planning the event for 6 p.m. to midnight March 13 at Lake Stevens Team Fitness, 1109 Frontier Circle E.

The tournament requires a $50 buy-in with $25 limited re-buys and a $25 add-on. Cash prizes will be paid out, including five of $100 each.

Food and beverages are included in the buy-in price, with beer and wine available for purchase. A raffle is also planned.

To register, send your name and phone number to

More info: E-mail gary@