Bothell: North Creek Forest grant approvedThe city of Bothell has received a grant that will help it buy more parcels of land for the North Creek Forest. The federal Land and Water Conservation grant, administered by the state Recreation and Conservation Office, comes to $100,233 after matching funds are added in, although the city will need to raise more money to afford the land purchase. The city is seeking to buy 21.8 acres of hilly, wooded land west of I-405. Once bought, the North Creek Forest will be an unbroken 64-acre preserve that straddles the King-Snohomish County line. The North Creek Preserve was one of four LWC grant recipients this year in Washington, the others being in Tacoma, North Bend and Whidbey Island.
Monroe: Free concerts scheduled at Lake TyeThe Snohomish Artist Guild has scheduled the Monroe Lake Tye Summer Concert Series. The four free concerts are set for 7 p.m. on Thursdays from late July to early August.
Scott Cassu, a pianist and composer is scheduled to perform July 17. The Strangetones, a rock-a-billy band, is lined up for July 24. Creme Tangerine, a group that plays Beatles covers and more is set for July 31. Jessica Lynne, a country artist, is expected to perform Aug. 7.
Monroe: Sand cast leavesThe Monroe Garden Club is inviting people to take a field trip. The group plans to meet Monday for a field trip to a member’s home for a lesson on how to sand cast leaves for garden decorations.
The trip is set to depart at 11:30 a.m. from the East County Senior Center, located 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.
More info: 360-863-6160.