Zoo holds gorilla naming contest

Ivar’s and Kidd Valley will announce the name of a baby gorilla at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

The 5-month-old female western lowland gorilla will be named at 10 a.m. Friday at the zoo after a three-week long contest by the restaurants and the zoo.

The grand prize winner gets a 12-month family membership to Woodland Park Zoo, a $150 Ivar’s gift card, a 12-month adoption of the baby gorilla, a commemorative gorilla print and a large plush gorilla.

Access project feted in Bothell

The state Department of Transportation is breaking ground with the University of Washington’s Bothell campus and Cascadia Community College on a road project to improve access to the campus, relieve congestion, and allow the campus to grow from 3,000 to 10,000 full-time students.

A kick-off celebration is planned for noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 18345 Campus Way NE in Bothell.

High school students may tour the campus. Guests include the UW Husky pep band, UW Husky cheerleaders, Harry the Husky and the Cascadia Kodiak mascots.

Share news about fairs and festivals

The Herald is preparing its list of upcoming area fairs, festivals and other community events for the A&E section. The list will begin running May 2.

To have your event included, contact Andrea McInnis at 425-339-3479 or amcinnis@ Provide times, dates, addresses, costs and contact information for your event.

The submission deadline for the May 2 issue is noon April 18.

Community center offering tax help

The Ken Baxter Senior-Community Center offers free tax preparation for seniors and low-income residents.

An appointment with a trained volunteer may be scheduled through April 15.

The center is at 514 Delta Ave. in Comeford Park.

For more information, call 360-363-8450.

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