Fireworks annoying you? Don’t call 911
Is your neighbor lighting off bottle rockets even though there’s a ban on fireworks in your town? Is that Fourth of July party getting a little too raucous?
Don’t dial 911 for your noise or illegal fireworks complaints; dial the non-emergency line at 425-407-3999.
The holiday is typically the busiest time of year for Snohomish County 911, and the agency is doing its best to staff appropriately. Executive Director Kurt Mills hopes people will help out by using the emergency line only for real emergencies.
“Help us keep 911 lines open for emergencies,” Mills said. “While it is the same dispatchers processing both non-emergency calls and 911 emergencies, we are able to triage calls more effectively by dealing with true emergencies on 911.”
To help expedite the process, callers should keep answers brief and have the incident location handy.
Get ready to Jetty
Jetty Island opens Friday. 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 in 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
Families who have been thinking of adopting a bunny, but aren’t sure if they’re ready, can care for one of the fuzzy creatures without the commitment at the Forest Park animal farm, 802 E Mukilteo Blvd., Everett.
It costs $35 to have a rabbit for three days. The farm provides all the necessary equipment. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. The program begins Friday.
More info: www.everettwa.gov/773/animal-farm
Pianos on Main Street
Make music with the hands-on art installation of pianos along Main Street in Mill Creek. These custom-designed instruments were gifted by local residents and decorated by high school students.
Pianos can be found at these locations: near FROST, at both 15163 and 15217 Main St.; 15418 Main St., across the street from Cold Stone Creamery; 15605 Main St., at Central Market. A final piano will be installed later at 926 164th St. SE, at QFC.
Activities at Edmonds Lutheran
A family-friendly bingo event at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W, is set for 6:30 p.m. July 12. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $5 for kids and include food and drink.
Edmonds Lutheran Church hosts a summer block party from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 20. The free event includes an entertainer called the Reptile Man, Hawaiian dancers, live music, games and food.