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Arlington: Pioneer Museum tours planned

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is inviting people interested in genealogy to tour the Pioneer Museum at 7 p.m. on Monday. The Museum is at 20722 67th Ave. NE.

For more information, call the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society library at 360-435-4838.

Edmonds: Sculptures at library display

A collection of bronze sculptures is expected to be on display until the end of this month at the Edmonds Arts Festival Museum.

The sculptures can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday until Sept. 29. The museum is inside the Frances Anderson Center at 700 Main St.

The artist, Georgia Gerber, studied her craft during graduate school at the University of Washington. She lives with her husband and 18-year-old daughter on Whidbey Island, where she has a studio and foundry.

She primarily crafts life-sized animal and human figures.

For more information, call 425-771-0228 or 425-771-1984.

Everett: Shelter to get $50,000 face lift

A former convent on Cedar Street that is used to shelter up to 10 homeless families with 40 children will get $50,000 to replace windows and a boiler used for heating.

The Everett City Council this week voted to give the Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington the money in the form of a 15-year, no-interest loan. All payments will be deferred as long as the property is used as a shelter. After 15 years, the debt will be forgiven if the building is still used as a shelter.

The former Our Lady of Perpetual Help convent is leased to the Interfaith Association by the Archdioceses of Seattle for $5 a year.

Families can stay at the shelter free for three or four months. The families then typically move to transitional housing.

Adults work with case managers and receive job and parenting training. Children have access to advocates who can help them with school.

Neighbors to talk with parks chief

Parks director Paul Kaftanski and Everett City Council President Brenda Stonecipher are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday with the South Forest Park Neighborhood Association at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave.

The guests will talk about open spaces and parks ideas for the neighborhood. Kaftanski is also scheduled to give a brief presentation on the subject.

Neighbors can also pick up an emergency preparedness guide.

Call Shirley Small at 425-252-5772 for more information.

Lake Stevens: Hoops league starts tryouts

The Lake Stevens Basketball Club seeks players.

The private youth basketball league aims to develop player skills, sportsmanship and leadership through coaching, training, games and tournaments.

Tryouts are planned for Sept. 15, 16 and 23 at North Lake Middle School, 2202 123rd Ave. NE.

For more information call 425-766-4137 or go to www.lakestevenshoops.com.

Lynnwood: Library gallery seeks artists

Local artists can apply to have their artwork displayed next year at the Lynnwood Library Gallery.

The Lynnwood Arts Commission is seeking artists to fill monthly exhibits from January through December. The application deadline is Sept. 28. The Lynnwood Library is at 19200 44th Ave. W.

For an application or for more information, call 425-744-6459 or go to the Arts Commission Web site at www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us/parks.

Marysville: Dog obedience classes starting

Marysville Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a dog obedience class that run Tuesday through Oct. 30.

The Canine Behavior Center Dog Obedience course includes eight one-hour obedience classes for dogs 4 months of age or older.

All dogs must be fully immunized.

Classes are from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Jones &Co. Pets, 1340 State Ave. The cost is $110.

For more information or to register, call Marysville Parks and Recreation at 360-363-8400.

Monroe : Come see the new YMCA

Everyone is invited to the grand opening celebration of the new YMCA at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at 14033 Fryelands Blvd. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, people will be invited to tour the facility, participate in program demonstrations and swim in the club pool.

The $12 million center opened to the public on Sept. 1. The city of Monroe contributed $1.9 million to the center. In exchange, Monroe residents can enjoy some free services during designated hours at the center over the next 15 years.

For more information, go to www.ci.monroe.wa.us or pick up information at City Hall, 806 W. Main St.

Snohomish: Council discusses priorities for ‘08

The City Council discussed 2008 goals and budget priorities for the city this week.

The city has narrowed its focus to seven goals for the near future, City Councilman Dean Randall said.

Those goals are:

Increase the money for street overlays and other improvements to $1 million by 2010.

Improve Mill Avenue.

Design and develop funding to construct a boat dock at Kla Ha Ya Park. City officials hope that the boat dock would attract boat tourists from Everett.

Design and plan for the development of Harryman Park.

Develop neighborhood and pocket parks and buy new park properties.

Install new street lights in the historic business district.

Set aside money for sidewalk improvements, street overlays in residential neighborhoods and utility rate reserves.

City staff plan to create the city’s 2008 budget, taking those goals into account.

For more information, call the city at 360-568-3115.

Stanwood: City Council to vote on fees

The Stanwood City Council is scheduled to vote on an ordinance tonight that would reduce transportation impact fees for small downtown businesses. The ordinance is part of Stanwood’s economic development efforts to encourage small developments downtown.

The council is also scheduled to discuss several other measures at the 7 p.m. meeting at the Stanwood-Camano School District Administration Building Board Room, 26920 Pioneer Highway.

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