Cheer on firefighters
Firefighters will put their skills to the test in the annual South County Fire Fourth of July Waterball Competition at 2:30 p.m. at City Park on 3rd Ave. S and Pine Street in Edmonds.
Two teams of three firefighters compete in each round using a fire hose to blast water at a ball suspended on an overhead cable. The winner is the first team to push the ball to the opposing team’s side.
Book cafe scheduled
The Snohomish School District’s Book Café is delivering free books for students to read over the summer. Watch for the Book Café vehicle on Mondays and Tuesdays from July 1 to Aug. 20 at the following locations in Snohomish:
9:45 a.m. Mondays, Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 Second St.;
11 a.m. Mondays, Three Rivers Mobile Home Park, 1302 Elliot Road;
10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Plantation Mobile Home Park, 9425 56th St. SE;
11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Snohomish Mobile Home Park, 1330 Ave. D;
11:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Circle H Mobile Home Park, 6413 123rd Ave. SE;
12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Snohomish Aquatic Center, 516 Maple Ave.;
These elementary school libraries in the Snohomish School District will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays from July 2 to Aug. 20: Cascade View, Dutch Hill, Machias Elementary, Riverview, Little Cedars Elementary, Seattle Hill and Totem Falls.
More info: www.sno.wednet.edu/kidscafebookcafe
Register now for the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts summer Tech Camp that runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 to 12, at 565 Camano Ave., Langley.
Students will learn about theater set design, construction, sound, special effects, and staging and lighting. Registration fee is $150.
More info: www.wicaonline.org; 360-221-8262
Voter pamphlet statements sought
Snohomish County Fire Protection District 23 in the Robe Valley recently adopted a resolution to submit to voters on the Nov. 5 ballot. The proposition would authorize a permanent emergency medical services levy beginning at a rate of 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation for collection and starting in 2020.
The fire department is accepting names of people interested in participating on voter pamphlet statement pro and con committees. Statements must be submitted to the Snohomish County Elections Division by Aug. 6.
More info: Marie Tharp at 360-691-7182 by July 15.
Get ready to Jetty
Jetty Island opens Friday for the season that runs through Sept. 2. Enjoy a day at the beach with programs, camps and special events.
Ferries run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays, at 10th Street and W. Marine View Drive, Everett. Parking is $3, with a suggested donation of $2 for adults, $1 for kids. Ferry reservations recommended.
More info: 425-257-8304; www.everettwa.gov/jettyisland