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Yankee Doodle Dash

It’s the last chance to run through the streets of downtown Everett with the YMCA on the Fourth of July.

The Everett Family YMCA hosts its 20th annual Yankee Doodle Dash — Family Fun Run at 8 a.m. July 4, at 2720 Rockefeller Ave. Check-in starts at 7 a.m. This is the final year because the YMCA is moving to a new building at 4730 Colby Ave. in the fall.

There are three races to choose from: 1 mile, 5K or 10K. Online registration for the 5K and 10K is open until July 1. You also can sign up at any Snohomish County YMCA. Save a spot for the 1-mile dash between July 2 to 4 only at the Everett YMCA.

Prices vary based on age and course. Register online at

More info: Call Gael Gebow at 425-347-5703 to learn more, or to volunteer.

Edmonds waterfront changes

The city’s Architectural Design Board has scheduled a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday to discuss the redevelopment of the Edmonds Senior Center site on the waterfront.

The meeting is to take place in City Council Chambers, 250 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds.

The proposal would include parking and beach access, with a new walkway in front of the Ebb Tide condominiums. The proposed Edmonds Waterfront Center building, at approximately 26,000 square feet, would be used for both senior center programs and city services. The new walkway would provide continuous pedestrian access along the downtown Edmonds waterfront.

The board’s review of the design will result in a recommendation to the city hearing examiner, who has scheduled a public hearing about the project May 23.

More info: 425-771-0220

Snohomish High is fighting hunger

Snohomish High School students are seeking sponsorship and donations to purchase ingredients needed to pack 150,000 meals on May 20. Through the school’s annual SHS Fights Hunger campaign, students pack nutritious meals which are distributed locally and globally. The campaign is a partnership between the Dream Dinners Foundation and the Snohomish High School DECA program. On May 20, more than 1,000 students and community volunteers are expected to gather to assemble non-perishable meals.

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Filing starts for county, local offices

Candidate filing for the 2019 ballot begins Monday and ends Friday.

Those interested can register online at, or at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the first floor of the Administrative West building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.

This year 188 offices are up for election. A list of positions can be found at the county elections website listed above.

More info: Call 425-388-3444 or email

Mukilteo ferry meeting

Washington State Ferries will host a Mukilteo Multimodal Project open house meeting at 5 p.m. May 23 at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave. A community meeting is set for 6 p.m. that day.

Topics include proposed changes to passenger fares and the new ferry terminal that is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.

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