Front Porch: Free trolley car tours at Lynnwood park

  • Fri Jul 6th, 2012 6:59pm
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Enter the Interurban

Tours of Interurban Car 55 are being held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and then the first Saturdays of August and September at Heritage Park in Lynnwood. Interurban Car 55 is a renovated 1909 interurban electric rail car on display at the park at 19921 Poplar Way.

Car 55 is one of the six original trolleys that provided commuter service from Alderwood Manor to Seattle and Everett from 1910 to 1939.

Individuals, families and community groups are invited to enjoy the ride. Tour guides Jeanne and Gary Rogers plan to entertain with historical facts and stories along the way. No reservations are necessary.

Trolley tours are always free and can accommodate all ages and abilities. For tours from October through May, call 425-670-5502 for reservations.

All about bats: Learn about the importance of bats in the Northwest and what they mean to the region’s ecosystems. And build your own bat house, to boot.

The Mukilteo Library is planning a free talk at 2 p.m. today about some common misconceptions about bats called “Bats Don’t Suck.” The event is at the library at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. For more information, call the library at 425-493-8202.

Eatery hosts shelter fundraiser: Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant in Everett is the location of a fundraiser Wednesday for Interfaith Association’s Family Shelter in Everett. A silent auction and 50/50 raffle are planned. In addition, O’Donnell’s will donate 20 percent of the evening’s sales to the charity. The event begins at 5 p.m. and runs until closing. For more information, go to www.interfaithwa.org.