Donate: School supplies accepted

The Union Bank’s Snohomish Branch is collecting school supplies for children in kindergarten through eighth grade until Aug. 31.

Donations can be dropped off at the bank’s collection boxes. The bank is at 818 Ave. D, Snohomish.

The supplies will be put in backpacks and distributed to kids in need through the Snohomish Community Food Bank.

The following items are accepted: composition books, wide-ruled spiral notebooks, boxes of crayons, thin markers, pencils, pink erasers, round-tip scissors, glue sticks, school pencil boxes, colored pencils, white glue, pocket folders, dividers, red pens or pencils, rulers and calculators.

Help: Volunteer on marine committee

The Snohomish County Marine Resources Advisory Committee is looking for at least four motivated volunteers to serve on an advisory committee that addresses local marine issues and recommends action to Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and the County Council.

Applicants don’t need to be experts in marine management issues but should be willing to learn about marine conservation, participate in research founded on sound science, and contribute opinions on marine issues during a term that runs through 2012.

The committee meets in Everett the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Members volunteer at least 15 hours per month. Snohomish County residents, members of local government, organizations and environmental groups are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to people who can advise on the development of proposed marine stewardship areas and can participate in project planning and implementation.

More info: www.marine.surfacewater.info or contact Kathleen Herrmann, Snohomish County marine steward, at 425-388-6414 or kathleen. herrmann@snoco.org

Learn: Computer classes offered

The Mountlake Terrace Library is hosting a series of free classes beginning next month for beginner and intermediate computer users.

Class size is limited and advance registration is required. The popular classes fill up fast.

Beginner’s Series:

Computer Basics I

Mouse skills: Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Nov. 9. Internet basics: Sept. 18, Oct. 12, Nov. 16.

Computer Basics II

Learn how to copy, paste, send attachments and other basic functions: Sept. 21, Oct. 26, Nov. 23.

Other classes include using e-mail, electronic tools for small businesses, job hunting online, and using the library website.

The library is at 23300-58th Ave. W., next to the old City Hall. All classes begin at 8:30 a.m. You may register in person or by calling 425-776-8722.

Create: Art sought for annual show

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission is seeking paintings, prints, drawings, miniatures, calligraphy, photographs and three-dimensional works for its 32nd annual Juried Art Show.

The show is part of the Arts of the Terrace festival, held Oct. 1 through Oct. 3. Deadline for entries is Aug. 30. More than $3,000 in prize money is available.

To enter the show, go to www.cityofmlt.com and click on “Arts of the Terrace,” under the “most requested services” tab.

More info: 425-776-9173, ext. 3300, or e-mail arts@ci.mlt.us

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