Community Transit officially turns 30 years old Wednesday. Rider appreciation events are planned:

* Today, 3 p.m., McCollum Park park-and-ride, 128th Street SE and Dumas Road.

* Tuesday, 5:30 a.m., Ash Way park-and-ride, Ash Way and 164th Street SW.

* Wednesday, 5:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Lynnwood Transit Center, 202nd Street SW and 46th Avenue W.

* Thursday, 6 a.m., Edmonds park-and-ride, 213th Street SW and 72nd Avenue W.; 2 p.m., Mariner park-and-ride, 128th Street SW and Fourth Avenue W.

* Friday, 5:30 a.m., Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave.; 2 p.m., Canyon Park park-and-ride, 22300 17th Ave. W.

* Saturday, 8 a.m., Darrington IGA, 1090 Seaman St.

A complete schedule of Rider Appreciation Week events is available at www.

Catch ‘The Mikado’ for free on Thursday

Northwest Savoyards Musical Theatre Society offers a free preview of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta “The Mikado” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St.

Director Dan Rein-king will provide background information about the story of “The Mikado,” composers Gilbert and Sullivan and the pair’s comic operas. The performers will sing highlights from the production, which opens Oct. 20 at the PUD Auditorium in Everett.

The performance is in EvCC’s Baker Hall, Room 120.

Nominate EdCC alumni for award

The Edmonds Community College Foundation seeks to honor alumni for excellence in service to the community and educational accomplishment with its 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Those selected for this tribute will be recognized at a special reception at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Triton Union Building on the Edmonds Community College campus. Those who wish to nominate alumni for the award should do so by Oct. 18, either online or by mail.

Since the college’s Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 1991, it has been given to 35 people notable for their academic success, professional achievement and community service. They include community leaders who are artists, attorneys, fire chiefs, musicians, educators, therapists, business owners and engineers.

For more information, call 425-640-1274. Nominate alumni online at

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