Front Porch: Everett senior center to hold USO dance Nov. 11

USO dance

The Carl Gipson Senior Center’s 10th annual USO dance will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 11.

The event is free and open for all veterans and guests over 50, and will feature music from Route 66, a 16-piece swing band, and a complimentary lunch. Reservations are required. Call 425-257-8780 or stop by the senior center at 3025 Lombard Ave. Tickets must be picked up before the date of the dance. For more information on the senior center, or to see more events like this, go to

Parks board member sought: The city of Snohomish is looking for a volunteer to serve a three-year term on the Parks and Recreation Board, starting Nov. 23. Steve Ooton, a board member since 2006, has decided not to seek another term.

The board advises the City Council regarding rules and management of parks. It and makes recommendations on the budget and policies related to parks and recreation programs.

Members must live in the greater Snohomish area. Desired qualifications include experience with parks,sports, recreation programs or environmental preservation.

Applications are due to City Hall by 4 p.m. on Oct. 23. They are available at City Hall and on the city website at

Rezone subject of hearing: The Monroe Planning Commission is deliberating at public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

Commissioners are considering rezoning 43 acres of property located north of U.S. 2 near the east part of town.

The public testimony portion of the hearing has been closed.

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