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EVENTS

Candidates forum

Get to know candidates for Edmonds mayor and Edmonds City Council at an event scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Edmonds Community College Black Box Theatre in Mukilteo Hall, 20310 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

Sponsors included EdCC, the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women SnoKing Branch, Sno-Isle Libraries and the NAACP.

More info: www.lwvsnoho.org

Special dance is canceled

The S.P.I.N. Dance planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Floral Hall at Forest Park has been canceled.

More info: 425-327-5533

Food for thought

In recognition of Food Day, the Everett Public Library and Sno-Isle Food Co-op present a showing of the film “Food for Change” on Oct. 23 at the library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

Snacks will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the film starts at 6 p.m. This 82-minute documentary examines the important historical role played by food co-ops, their pioneering quest for organic foods, and their current efforts to create regional food systems. The film includes historical footage from the Great Depression years through the tumultuous 1960s, as food co-ops try to establish themselves as an alternative to factory farms and corporate grocery chains.

More info: 425-257-8000

Make new friends

Everett Area Newcomers Club is for women who are new to the area or would like to make new friends. A coffee social is at Panera Bread, 304 SE Everett Mall Way, at 10 a.m. Thursday.

More info: www.eancclub.org or call 972-742-7885 or 425-322-4533

Snohomish Valley Festival of Pumpkins

Activities at seven family farms in Snohomish Valley — Bailey’s, Bob’s, Carleton’s, Craven’s, Stocker’s, Swan’s Trail and Thomas — include pumpkin patches, corn mazes, zombie paintball, dark mazes, hay rides, a haunted house and bonfires. Through Oct. 31.

More info: festivalof pumpkins.org

HEADS UP

Parking changes coming to Mountlake Transit Center

The transit center’s surface lot will close Saturday night, replaced by an interim lot about a half-mile away in downtown Mountlake Terrace at the the former site of Roger’s Market Place on 56th Avenue West.

The transit center garage will remain open. Sound Transit is providing a shuttle service between the lot and the transit center, which the agency said will run at least every 10 minutes.

More info: www.sound transit.org/system-expansion/lynnwood-link-extension/

OPPORTUNITIES

Everett’s rethinking zoning open houses

Everett is holding two open houses as the city rethinks its approach to zoning and development codes. The city says this multi-year effort is to ensure that regulations support attempts to recruit new businesses and a wide range of housing at all price points.

Dates: noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.; 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 24, Cascade High School, 801 E. Casino Road

More info: www.everettwa.gov/rethink

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