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Marysville fire changes

Marysville and Snohomish County Fire District 12 took the final steps in forming a regional fire authority Tuesday, following voter approval for the change in April.

The fire authority will keep the Marysville Fire District name, staff, equipment and service area. Changes to fire service will include more stable funding and a governing body that better represents residents.

The authority is governed by a six-member board composed of city council members and Fire District 12 commissioners. Regular board meetings are scheduled the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

EVENTS

Camp Killoqua trick or treating

Treats & Trails is scheduled for 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Come to Camp Killoqua to trick or treat around camp. Cabins are decorated for autumn and treats will be handed out. The event is free. The camp is at 15207 E. Lake Goodwin Road in Stanwood.

More info: 360-652-6250

“Wintering”

Southside Book Discussion: “Wintering” by Peter Geye is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

The Eide family finds themselves changed forever after their elderly, demented patriarch runs into the wilderness of northern Minnesota in an attempt to reenact a similar adventure 60 years earlier.

OPPORTUNITY

School scholarship help

High school students interested in applying for scholarships and grants are welcome to attend an Oct. 12 training session put on by the Sno-Isle School Retirees.

It’s planned for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. Retired teachers will share what they look for when they judge applications and offer tips on what makes an outstanding application, as well as pitfalls to avoid. Other topics include asking for references and how to guide that reference to write appropriate information. The workshop can help plan for a vocational or trade school, or college. Registration is not necessary.

More info: seagull3@msn.com

Ideas to promote tourism

Groups proposing projects that will enhance and promote tourism in Marysville in 2020 are invited to apply to the city’s Hotel/Motel Tax Grant Program.

The program is open to qualified, private nonprofit groups with demonstrated ability to accomplish the proposed projects. Proposed projects must comply with state statutes that govern the use of Hotel/Motel tax funds. Selected projects are funded for partial cost reimbursement. Deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 18.

More info: www.marysvillewa.gov/785/HotelMotel-Tax-Grant-Program

SAVE THE DATE

Third Thursday Art Walks

The next Everett Art Walk and Art Walk Edmonds are both set for Oct. 17. In Edmonds, the walk starts at 5 p.m. Find out who is showing at www.artwalkedmonds.com. In Everett, the walk begins at 6 p.m. To learn who is showing where, go to www.everettartwalk.org.

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