Community Calendar


Fish restoration on Portage Creek

The Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force plans a salmon habitat restoration day 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Portage Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, 5427 Cemetery Road. Volunteers are welcome to help plant native trees.

State Rep. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, plans to attend.


Agency offers

disaster training

In recognition of Disaster Preparedness Month, the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency in Edmonds offers Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, training to south Snohomish County citizens.

The training gives citizens knowledge and skills they can use to prepare for disasters and help respond in a safe and effective way. The course covers fire safety, search and rescue, and terrorism awareness, among other things.

The eight-week session meets 7-10 p.m. Thursday evenings beginning April 15 at 23607 Highway 99, Suite 3-C, Edmonds.

The training is free. However, each student must provide his or her own safety equipment at a cost of about $33, which will be discussed at the first class. Registration is required; call 425-776-3722.


Spanish films

shown monthly

The social service agency Familias Unidas tonight debuts "Latino and Hispanic Movie Nights," a monthly showing of films in Spanish.

Tonight’s screening will be of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s 1995 film "La Flor de Mi Secreto" ("The Flower of My Secret").

A Mexican dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m., and the movie begins at 6:30 p.m. A discussion in Spanish will follow. Anyone 18 or older is invited. The event is free, but donations are welcome.

Space is limited. Call 425-513-2880 to reserve a seat. Familias Unidas is at 6315 Fleming St.

The movies will be shown on the first Friday of each month.

Healthy Kids Day set for Saturday

The YMCA of Snohomish County hosts its 13th annual Healthy Kids Day 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Kids will be able to find out about YMCA programs and activities, and health care volunteers will provide vision, hearing, dental, nutrition and safety screenings. Magicians, clowns, dancers and other entertainment is also on tap.

Participating will be the Everett Family YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Ave.; the Southeast Family YMCA, 13723 Puget Park Drive, Everett; the Marysville YMCA; and the Mukilteo YMCA.

Elks to install

new officers

Everett Elks Lodge 479 will install its officers for 2004-05 at a ceremony at 7 p.m. today. David Frisk will be the new exalted ruler.

Dinner, $10, begins at 6 p.m., and the 105th annual installation of officers will be at 7 p.m. A reception and karaoke will follow. For a reservation, call 425-252-4179.

Island County

Seniors plan fashion show

The Camano Senior and Community Center is accepting donations of lightly used clothing, scarves, jewelry and handbags for its annual luncheon and fashion show 11:30 a.m. April 17 at the center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island.

Models will wear the outfits during the fashion show, and silent bids will be taken.

Donations may be made noon-2 p.m. Wednesday and April 14. For drop-off locations and directions, call Karelee at 360-387-0898 or Pat at 360-629-2372.

Lake Stevens

Council workshop meets on Monday

The City Council will discuss an ordinance amendment regarding sewer requirements, an engineering services contract for the Grade Road construction project, and an art purchase at its workshop meeting, 7 p.m. Monday at 1808 Main St.


Disney auditions at Alderwood

The Radio Disney Superstar Kidz Talent Search returns to Alderwood Mall food court 1-4 p.m. Saturday in search of the next child star.

Six finalists 14 or younger were chosen at two previous qualifying events. Contestants must sing an excerpt from one of five pre-selected songs. Performances may be up to two minutes in length. Song lists are available in the Kids’ Wear departments at local Nordstrom stores. All nine finalists will compete in a final competition

3-5 p.m. April 10, at Seattle Center’s Whirligig carnival for kids.

One local winner will receive a trip to Disneyland and the chance to compete in Hollywood. The grand prize winner will then have his or her song featured in an upcoming Walt Disney Records CD.

Because of the large turnout at the March 27 audition, Radio Disney was not able to accommodate all who came and will give those youngsters the first chance to sing. New contestants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to for the full list of contest rules and details.


Free Easter egg hunt Saturday

Children 8 and younger are invited to participate in a free Easter egg hunt 10-11:30 a.m. April 10 at Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road. Each child is asked to bring a canned food item for the food bank.

The egg hunt is sponsored by the Marysville Parks and Recreation Department, Marysville PM Rotary and the north and south Albertsons stores. Additional parking will be available at Marysville Middle School.

Officials ask that families leave their pets at home.

For more information, call the parks office at 360-651-5085.

Council to hold

workshop session

The City Council will take action on a contract for an interim softball coordinator and a professional services contract with Makers Inc. to develop workshops for the comprehensive plan during a workshop meeting Monday.

Other agenda items include a discussion of utility project financing, a grant offer for a multifamily recycling program, a review of bids for a company to provide concrete construction for the year, and a discussion of the Strawberry Festival proposal for this year.

The council meets at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 1049 State Ave.

Mill Creek

New office park

proposed in city

The Mill Creek City Council plans to discuss a new three-building office park proposed in the city’s south end at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 15728 Mill Creek Blvd.

The office park would be located on the east side of Ninth Avenue SE south of 164th Street SE against Penny Creek. The project would add 31,000 square feet of office space to Mill Creek and feature a parking lot for 82 vehicles. Part of the development would include restoring 1,800 square feet of wetlands by removing invasive plants and replacing them with native ones.

The council is scheduled to vote on the project at its April 13 meeting.


Easter bingo

at senior center

The East County Senior Center will offer Easter bingo

7-10 p.m. April 9 at 824 Village Way. While participants will play bingo, there will be drawings for hams, bacon and eggs, and Easter candy. The doors will open at 5 p.m. Hot dogs, candy and popcorn will be available. Tickets for the games are $6. For more information, call 360-794-6359.


YWCA hosts

kid health day

The Mukilteo YMCA hosts "Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA" 10-2 p.m. Saturday, at the Mukilteo YMCA, 10601 46th Place W.

Health care volunteers will provide vision, hearing, dental, nutrition and safety screenings, and there will be hands-on crafts, magicians and clowns. Activities also include Cambodian dancers, hula dancers, tae kwon do demonstrations, a climbing wall, an open swim, "racing toilets" and a kid’s petting zoo featuring baby wallabies and snakes.

Call 425-353-9622 for more information.


Water meeting rescheduled

The regular meeting of the Cross Valley Water District board, which was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, has been changed to 6 p.m. the same day at the district’s office, 8802 180 St. SE. The board will discuss general businesses.


Spring art show this weekend

The Stanwood Camano Arts Guild presents its spring invitational art show 10 a.m.-

4 p.m. Saturday and Sundayat Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st St. NW.

Best-in-show ribbons will be awarded in several categories.

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