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Learn about Ballinger Park waterfront updates

Mountlake Terrace city officials will present updated designs Wednesday on a new fishing pier, boat launch, boat dock and beach improvements for Ballinger Park.

They are seeking input on several designs and features, such as cleats, handrails and materials. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Mickey Corso Community Clubhouse at 23000 Lakeview Drive, Mountlake Terrace.

More info: Jeff Betz, 425-640-3101 or

STEM fun in Mill Creek

Kiddie Academy, an education child care programs provider, is scheduled to host STEM Adventures Events at its Mill Creek location Jan. 25.

STEM Adventures is a free event to introduce children and their families to science, technology, engineering and math education through activities. This year kids can design a superhero vehicle, melt an ice mountain and build skyscrapers out of marshmallows, index cards and other materials.

The event at 3226 132nd St. S.E., Mill Creek is open to the public. Register online at

More info: Rimmi Josan, 425-338-7101 or


Neighborhood traffic problems?

The City of Edmonds is looking for input for its 2020 Traffic Calming Program that has $18,000 to address speeding and cut-through traffic.

Those who have a street in mind to be monitored need to turn in a petition form to the city. It must include signatures from at least eight different households in the neighborhood. In the past, the program has funded signs, pavement markings and speed radar feedback signs. Other solutions may also be considered.

Turn in applications by Feb. 14 to Bertrand Hauss at, or by mail to Edmonds City Hall Engineering Division, 121 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds, WA, 98020.

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Bundle up with winter essentials

People who need hats, gloves and thermal socks can visit Community Health Center of Snohomish County in north Everett on Tuesday.

Molina Healthcare of Washington is partnering with the health center to give away 288 beanies, pairs of gloves and pairs of socks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 21, at 1424 Broadway, Everett.

More info: Fenice Fregoso, 360-743-1569 or

Learn how the City of Everett works

Everett Essentials is seeking applicants to fill its 35 spaces for up to 10 sessions about civic life and how Everett operates.

The civic academy is a thorough look for people who are interested in serving on one of Everett’s boards, running for office or volunteering. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Preference is given to Everett residents. The course is taught in English.

Most of the sessions are held on Monday evenings, with three on Saturdays. People need to attend at least eight of the 10 sessions to graduate.

Tuition costs $50 and financial assistance is available. It covers class materials, local transportation, refreshments and lunch on Saturday sessions. The deadline to apply is Jan. 20.

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