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Mountlake Terrace: Coffee with leaders

People in the community are invited to chat with city officials over a cup of coffee at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Recreation Pavilion Jungle Room, 5303 228th Street SW.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions, provide input on city serv

ices or just listen. The informal setting provides an opportunity to get involved, learn more about city and hear what’s happening.

More info: Virginia Olsen, 425-744-6206.

Everett: Railfans meet on Wednesday

Snohomish Railfans meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hilton Lake Fir

e Station, 3525 108th St. SE in Everett. The program includes a slide show presented by a member.

Mill Creek: Passport information day

A special passport information day is planned in Mill Creek this weekend. People who attend will be able to learn about getting a passport and passport applications.

The event, “Passport Day in the USA 2011,” is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at City Hall at 15728 Main Street.

More info: http://cityof millcreek.com, http://travel.state.gov or 425-921-5743

Lake Stevens: Fall prevention signs

Snohomish County Fire District 8 in Lake Stevens and the Snohomish County Fall Prevention Coalition are partnering up Friday for a new safety program at a Lake Stevens senior home.

A ribbon cutting celebration is planned at 1:30 p.m. at Hawkins House at 9433 N. Davies Road.

Public safety officials will be posting “Keeping Your Balance” signs at the home. The signs promote exercises for seniors to improve their strength and balance to avoid falls.

Similar signs may be available for other senior homes or living complexes.

More info: jskidmore@sssc.org.

Index: New trail rules for Reiter, other areas

The Snohomish County Council last month eased permitting rules for trails, such as those in the state’s Reiter Foothills and other rural recreational areas.

The council voted 4-1 to relax the regulations, with Councilwoman Stephanie Wright casting the no vote.

The change was made because many of the permitting rules in place were intended for urban areas that drain into municipal stormwater systems, not for forest trails.

Parking lots and challenge areas for off-road vehicles still must be built to higher standards. Additional regulations apply in critical habitat and wetland areas.

Snohomish: Candidates to speak

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and his challenger in the Nov. 8 election, Mike Hope, are slated to speak next week at a Snohomish Chamber of Commerce meeting.

The event on Tuesday is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. at Faith Assembly Church, 12010 22nd St., Snohomish.

Each candidate has been asked to talk about his perspective on the local business community and the potential for growth.

Reardon, a Democrat, is seeking a third term in office. Hope, a Republican, is a state representative for the 44th Legislative District.

The event costs $15 for members of the Snohomish Chamber and $18 for non-members. Anybody who wants to go must RSVP by Friday.

More info: www.cityofsnohomish.com, 425-344-8533 or manager@cityofsnohomish.com.

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