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Edmonds: Sign up for fitness classes

The Edmonds Parks and Recreation is offering new fitness classes — “Pachanga,” “Moving for a Better Balance” and “Crossfit Kids.”

“Pachanga” is a cardio dance party with Latin music taught in English and Spanish.

No dance experience required. The monthly sessions run from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays and cost $31 for residents, or $36 for non-residents.

The “Moving for Better Balance” class aims to improve balance and increase self-confidence in performing daily activities in the fall prevention program that uses the principles and movements of tai chi.

First sessions meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting next week, costing $82 for residents and $94 for non-residents.

The “Crossfit Kids” emphasizes movements done naturally when at play — running, jumping, climbing, throwing, pushing, pulling and lifts. The classes are for children ages 12 to 18. Classes are held from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday at CrossFit Industrious, 21619 Highway 99, Suite H.

The cost is $50. Registration is on the Edmonds Parks &Recreation at or by calling 425-771-0230.

Other classes available include Zumba, lite fitness, prenatal yoga, Pilates yoga fusion, tai chi, qigong, feldenkrais, taekwon-do and kendo.

Classes are held at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds.

See class descriptions, dates, times and fees at

Register on the website or call 425-771-0230.

Everett: Volunteers needed for MLK Day service projects

Adult volunteers are needed to help with the annual MLK Day of Service project Jan. 21, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

High school and middle school students, out of class that day, volunteer to help others as a way to honor King’s legacy.

Adults serve as coaches or mentors to the student volunteers.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program joins with United Way of Snohomish County, Catholic Community Services Volunteer Chore Program, YMCA of Snohomish County and its Minority Achiever Program to bring young volunteers together with people needing help.

Project hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are work locations all over Snohomish County. Adult volunteers will not be providing transportation to teen helpers.

A training session is scheduled for 4:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the United Way office, 3120 McDougall Ave., Suite 200, Everett.

More info: John McAlpine at 425-374-6374 or

Mountlake Terrace: Join city officials for coffee and talk

People are invited to join city officials for a cup of coffee next week and hear firsthand what’s happening in the city.

The event is scheduled from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Recreation Pavilion Jungle Room, 5303 228th St. SW.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions, provide their views on city services or just listen to the conversation.

The informal setting gives people a chance to get involved, learn more about city government and its services, and hear what’s happening in Mountlake Terrace.

More info: or call Community Relations Director Virginia Olsen at 425-744-6206.

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