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EVENTS

Clark Park documentary

Join local history enthusiasts at 6 p.m. Tuesday for a screening of “Such a Special Place: Clark Park,” in the downtown Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Capturing the voices of early Everett through oral history, this documentary describes the important role that Clark Park played in building a sense of community among residents. The film was produced by the Bayside Neighborhood Association.

This event is part of the Hands on History series led by Northwest Room staff.

Questions? Email libref@everettwa.gov.

Parenting teen talk

A one-hour discussion, “Parenting Teens: What’s Going on in My Teen’s Brain?” will explore teenage brain development at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Granite Falls Library meeting room, 815 E Galena St. It’s presented by Cocoon House.

Parents will learn what they can reasonably expect their teen to comprehend, with tips devoted to increasing the brain capacity necessary to master the challenges of adolescence.

HEADS UP

Monroe-area fire levy

Commissioners in Snohomish County Fire District 7 approved a resolution asking property owners to raise the fire levy. The measure will be on the general election ballot Nov. 5.

It would raise the fire-protection levy from $1.36 to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. If approved, the 14-cent lid lift would last for one year and cost the owner of a $450,000 home $63 per year or $5.25 per month. Voters last returned the fire levy to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2016.

The fire district originally asked voters for a fire levy lid lift that would last six years, which was rejected in the August election.

Funding from the lid lift will pay for increased operational costs due to higher call volumes and setting money aside for capital needs such as equipment and new facilities. This helps the fire district meet these obligations as they are needed, as opposed to having to cut services if funding requests fail.

More info: snofire7.org

OPPORTUNITY

Gift shop volunteers

Providence General Children’s Association is seeking volunteers to assist in its gift shops located on the Colby and Pacific campuses of Providence Regional Medical Center.

Applications are available this coming Monday through Friday with interviews slated for Sept. 23. Qualifications include the ability to stand, bend over and kneel for long periods of time. Outgoing and friendly demeanor, the ability to communicate clearly with a diverse population and maintain strict patient confidentiality are other desirable traits.

More info: 425-261-4580 or volunteerservicesinfo@providence.org

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