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Outdoor movies set for summer

The Edmonds parks and recreation department is planning its first “Summer Outdoor Movie Nites.”

“Ice Age” is scheduled to be shown July 28, and “Goonies” will be shown on Aug. 4 at the Frances Anderson Center Playfield, 700 Main St. The movies will be shown on a giant inflatable screen beginning at dusk.

The program is sponsored by local businesses. For more information, call 771-0268.

Groundbreaking set for new school

Everett School District plans to break ground on its 17th elementary school in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday.

The new school is being built on the same site as Gateway Middle School, 15404 Silver Firs Drive, and it is scheduled to open in fall 2007. Voters approved the project in February as part of a $198.9 million bond measure.

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon is among those expected to attend.

Library offers reading rewards

Read a book and get a pizza, free roller skating passes, bowling, book or other prize. The Everett Public Library’s summer reading program offers kids from preschool to high school incentives for hitting the books or having stories read to them.

You don’t have to live in Everett to participate in the program.

Call 425-257-8030 for more information, or stop by the main library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., and the Evergreen Branch Library, 9512 Evergreen Way.

Kids can get facts on bats, reptiles

Children can learn about bats and reptiles at 1 p.m. Monday at the Granite Falls Library, 815 E. Galena St.

The “Bashful Bats and Roaming Reptiles” talk will cover topics such as whether a snake is slimy and how many insects a bat can eat in an hour.

There will be interactive crafts about bats, lizards, snakes and turtles. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

For more information, call 360-691-6087.

City classes open for enrollment

Enrollment is now open for Lynnwood University classes in the fall.

The program teaches students about Lynnwood city government and operations. Classes are scheduled for 7 to 9:30 p.m. each Thursday, Sept. 14 to Nov. 16.

For more information, call Trudy Dana at 425-744-6939.

Goodwill offers job training

The Marysville Goodwill Job Training and Education Center has several opening for its employment and training program.

The program gives students full-time, paid on-the-job and classroom training. They learn computer use, resume-building and interview skills.

The next session begins July 17. For more information or to apply, call Gusti Clark at 360-653-4337.

National Night Out set for Aug. 1

People in Monroe are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 23rd annual National Night Out, a crime- and drug-prevention event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 1 at Lake Tye Park off Fryelands Boulevard.

The Monroe Police Department and Monroe Crime Prevention Council will cooperate with community businesses, service groups, church groups and residents to present a local Night Out celebration, featuring educational booths about crime prevention.

For more information, call Jolene Yankey or Julie Holmes at 360-794-6300.

City hall debate back on agenda

The Mukilteo City Council is scheduled to continue its discussion of choices for a new city hall building at its meeting Monday.

The choices are building on city-owned property on Third Street in Old Town, buying new property and putting up a new building, buying an existing building or putting a new building between the city’s police and fire stations on 47th Place W.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall, 4480 Chennault Beach Road.

The council is currently scheduled to make a decision by July 17.

For more information, call 425-355-4141 or go online to www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us/.

Driving class for seniors planned

The Snohomish Senior Center plans to sponsor AARP’s 55 Alive driver safety program from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Fire and Rescue Station’s Educational Annex, 1525 Ave. D.

Students learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road. Graduates receive a certificate of completion that entitles them to a reduction in their auto insurance premiums.

The cost is $10. All course materials for each person are provided. Call 360-568-0934 to register.

Farmers market vendors sought

Arts, crafts and food vendors are needed for a farmers market each Saturday and Sunday at the Tulalip Amphitheater.

For more information, call Patti Gobin at 360-651-4076.

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