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Riverside neighborhood meeting on historic plan

The Riverside Neighborhood Association is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at North Middle School Library, 2514 Rainier Ave.

The association’s agenda includes a discussion on a proposed historic overlay zone along several blocks in the neighborhood. A neighborhood improvement project and holiday events are also planned topics of discussion.

More info: 425 339-8412.

Everett Garden Club celebrates 70 years

The Everett Garden Club is celebrating its 70th birthday at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Community Church. The program will include a lesson on making flower designs with plant material. Coffee and cake will be available.

More info: 425-252-6575

Lake Stevens

Group needs donations to keep families warm

The Lake Stevens Family Center is collecting coats for needy families for the winter. Hats, gloves and scarves are also needed.

Anyone may bring their clean, gently used coats and blankets to the Family Center, located behind Lake Stevens City Hall at 1803 123rd Drive NE.

The Lake Stevens Family Center is a nonprofit organization that provides information, resources and assistance to people in need.

More info: 425-397-7433.


Whidbey Kennel Club hosts AKC dog show

The Whidbey Island Kennel Club is holding its annual American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show at 8:30 a.m. through the afternoon, Saturday and Sunday at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.

The event includes Best in Show conformation along with a rally and obedience trials. Admission is free. Parking at the fairgrounds costs $5.

Mountlake Terrace

City needs volunteers for advisory boards

The city is seeking volunteers to serve on three advisory boards and commissions.

Currently, there are openings on the Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission, Community Policing Board and the Library Board.

Applicants must live within the city limits and be willing to meet about once a month for the length of the term. Terms are usually for three years. These openings are to fill vacant terms. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Dec. 1.

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


Local author to talk about lighthouse pets

A local lighthouse expert and author is scheduled to speak at a meeting of the Mukilteo Historical Society on Thursday.

Elinor DeWire plans to discuss her latest book, “The Lightkeepers’ Menagerie: Animals of the Lighthouses,” at 7 p.m. at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave.

Also planned is an update on the planned second phase of improvements to Lighthouse Park.

Refreshments will be served.

More info: 425-356-2778.


Get your child’s car safety seats checked

Snohomish Fire and Rescue will check your children’s car seats and teach how to install them properly. You’ll need to bring your child’s height and weight, your vehicle manual and the car seat manual.

More info: 360-568-2141.

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