Community Calendar


Toddler time

at the library

The Edmonds Public Library hosts a toddler story time for children ages 2 to 3 and their adult caregivers at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. today at the library, 650 Main St. For more information, call 425-771-1933.


Stroke prevention screenings April 5

Screenings for problems that can lead to a stroke, including blocked arteries, begin at 9 a.m. April 5 at the Harbor Light Open Bible Church, 132 112th St. SW in Everett. The screenings are conducted using ultrasound technology and cost between $99 and $125, depending on what tests are done. For more information, call 800-643-6188.

Blood drive today

at the Red Cross

A blood drive will be noon-6 p.m. today in the Boeing Room of the Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 2530 Lombard Ave. The drive is being held in cooperation with the Puget Sound Blood Center.

To schedule an appointment, call Coni Conner at 425-252-4103, ext. 18.

Lake Stevens

Center sponsors two CPR classes

CPR classes will be offeredc Tuesday at the Lake Stevens Senior-Community Center, 1808 Main St. Infant and child CPR will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. and adult CPR 7-9 p.m.

Each class costs $25, and space is limited. Reserve a spot no later than Friday. For more information, call the Lake Stevens Family Center at 425-397-7433.

Fund requests due for nonprofits

The city’s 2004 budget includes $10,000 to help fund human service organizations that serve Lake Stevens residents. Organizations interested in applying for the funds must have nonprofit status.

The funding criteria and applications are available at City Hall, 1812 Main St. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday. Postmarks will not be accepted. Submit applications to the city of Lake Stevens, Attn: City Clerk, P.O. Box 257, Lake Stevens, WA 98258. For information, call 425-377-3225.


Summer camp

sign-up opens

The Alderwood Boys and Girls Club is accepting registrations for 10 weeks of summer day camp that will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28-Sept. 3 at the Alderwood Boys and Girls Club, 19619 24th Ave. W. The camp also offers extended hours from 6:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

The day camp is open to children entering kindergarten through eighth grade. The cost is $130 a week for K-6 and $140 a week for seventh and eighth grades. Past field trips have included Woodland Park Zoo, Birch Bay Water Slides, bowling, roller skating, swimming, parks, beaches and Everett Aqua Sox games. Call 425-774-3022 or go to for more information.


Parks department youth programs

The Parks and Recreation Department is offering the “Smart Start” program created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. The program is designed to help children ages 3 to 5 get ready for sports. Smart Start is a step-by-step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem, and makes sports fun.

Parent-child groups perform motor-skill tasks that gradually build confidence in children while they’re having fun. The Smart Start basketball program teaches motor skills necessary to play organized basketball while children work one-on-one with their caregiver. The program also focuses on dribbling, ball-handling, shooting, passing, catching, running and agility without competition or the fear of getting hurt.

Smart Start basketball will be April 5-May 10, and Smart Start baseball May 17-June 28. The classes will be 6:15-7:15 p.m. in the Cedarcrest School cafeteria. The cost for each program is $55. For registration, call the parks office at 360-651-5085.

Mill Creek

Library offers baby story time

The Mill Creek Public Library offers “Baby Bee Story Time” at 9:30 a.m. today at 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway for children ages 6 months to 24 months and their adult caregivers.

Adults and babies will participate in quality time reading, learning and playing. For more information, call 425-337-4822.


Prison honors its

volunteers tonight

The Community Aid Coalition’s volunteer appreciation night 2004 will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. today in the Twin Rivers Unit Visiting Room at the Monroe Correctional Complex, 16700 177th Ave. SE. Volunteers from the community and from the complex will be honored. For more information, call 360-794-2676.

Mountlake Terrace

Family story time at the library

The Mountlake Terrace Public Library presents family story time for children ages 2 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. today at the library, 23300 58th Ave. W.

Children and their adult caregivers are invited to enjoy a variety of stories and activities. For more information, call 425-776-8722.


Local artist opens show at restaurant

Watercolorist Steve Abbott will be featured at a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marco Polo Restaurant Gallery, 204 Lincoln Ave., Old Town Mukilteo. The event will include complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar.

To join the artist for a Middle East dinner, make reservations by calling 425-290-7627.

The art show is sponsored by the Gene Nastri School and MukArt. For information, call 425-290-9500.


Students to help the city clean up

Students at the Snohomish High School Transition Center recently planted a tree at the Averill Youth Complex, 400 Second St. The city donated the tree after using it during the holiday season at City Hall. The students will provide volunteer service throughout the year at city parks, City Hall, the police department and the old Carnegie Library building. They will also clean up sidewalks along the commercial area of First Street.

Snohomish County

State Patrol earns


The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies has accredited the Washington State Patrol for the fifth time.

The State Patrol was first accredited in 1988. To remain accredited, the agency must undergo a performance audit by a team of independent assessors every three years.

The review focused on the State Patrol’s law enforcement and management activities, and compared its performance to nationally recognized standards.

“I could not be prouder of the men and women of the state patrol,” State Patrol chief Lowell Porter said.

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