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Everett: McCollum Park walking tour

Experts are offering a free walking tour at 7 p.m. Monday at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, to show how runoff affects local waterways.

When it rains, pollution including oil, grease, pesticides and pet waste washes off streets, parking lot

s and other hard surfaces into local waterways and Puget Sound. That can harm the health of birds, fish, whales and people.

Scientist and engineers have developed practical and proven ways like rain gardens, permeable concrete and natural filtration practices to prevent and reduce the flow of polluted runoff.

The tour along North Creek is free and open to the public.

More info: Branda DesChamps,

Hearing on changing name of old City Hall

The Everett Historical Commission plans a public hearing on whether to name old City Hall the William E. Moore historic City Hall after the former mayor.

Comments by the public may be submitted during the commission’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 on the 8th floor of the Wall Street Building, 2930 Wetmore Ave.

Comments may also be submitted in writing to the Department of Planning and Community Development, 2930 Wetmore Ave., Suite 8A, Everett, WA 98201, or by email to Written comments must be received by Sept. 14.

More info: 425-257-7164.

Mill Creek: Sign up for recreation classes

Registration for Mill Creek Parks and Recreation fall and winter programs begins Wednesday.

The recreation guide is available on the city’s website at

Registrations can be mailed, faxed or dropped off at City Hall, 15728 Main Street, or register online at

More info: 425-745-1891.

Mountlake Terrace: Learn how to use a computer in free class

The Mountlake Terrace Library is offering a round of free computer classes beginning Sept. 13.

The classes are aimed at beginners and cover concepts like how to use a mouse, the basics of the Internet, how to use library resources and email.

Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. The classes fill up fast.

More info: 425-776-8722 for Mountlake Terrace; 425-483-0888 for Brier.

Arlington: Railroad crossing repair set

Arlington’s 188th Street NE is scheduled to be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday between 67th Avenue NE and 63rd Avenue NE. Burlington Northern Santa Fe plans to make repairs the railroad crossing there.

Detours are to be posted.

More info: 360-403-3500.

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