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Help name park plaza

The Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission wants community input on ideas to name the Town Center Park Plaza, which will be adjacent to the Civic Campus at the corner of 232nd Street SW and 58th Avenue W.

The project is a 14,000-square-foot public gathering space envisioned as a venue for civic events, performances, socializing and a possible farmers market. The plan calls for an open plaza with tables, chairs, terraced benches, public art, a water feature, flagpole pavilion, stage and in-ground lighting.

An online form to suggest a name can be found at City residents are encouraged to read the criteria linked on that page, and fill in their suggested name and how it meets the criteria. The deadline is Aug. 31. An advisory committee will make a recommendation to the city council.

More info: Recreation and Parks director Jeff Betz, 425-640-3101, or email


Special Olympics competition

More than 900 athletes from across Washington will compete in bocce, golf and softball in Everett this weekend as part of the Special Olympics Washington State Summer Games.

Venues for Saturday and Sunday are the Battle Creek Golf Course, 6006 Meridian Ave. N, Tulalip; the Boeing gym, 6400 36th Ave. W, Everett; Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St., Everett; and Kasch Park, 8811 Airport Road, Everett. All competitions are free and the public is invited to cheer on the athletes.

To ensure athletes are performing at their best on and off the fields, on Saturday, Special Olympics Washington will be offering health examinations. From hearing and eye exams to dental screenings and general health assessments, all of the screenings are free to athletes and will be led by Kaiser Permanente.

Abilities Day

Those with disabilities are invited to enjoy fall farm activities in a calmer environment, from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at Bob’s Corn, 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish.

There will be a corn maze, hay rides, cow train, big slide, corn crib and other activities with smaller crowds and less noise. Headphones to reduce noise will be available.

Tickets are $15, and that covers the entry fee for a caregiver. A limited number of tickets are available. Sign up at Scholarships are available.

More info: Email or call 425-375-4306.


Meeting cancelled

The Sno-Isle Libraries board of directors has cancelled its Aug. 26 meeting at the service center, according to an announcement on the library system’s website.

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