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Annexation plan, design on agenda

The public will get a chance to comment on Esperance annexation and proposed building design guidelines at a meeting of the City Council on Tuesday.

The design guidelines will apply to commercial and multifamily buildings throughout the city, with separate guidelines for buildings in the downtown commercial area.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Public Safety Complex, 250 Fifth Ave. N. For more information call 425-775-2525 or go to www.ci.edmonds.wa.us.


Students can get free physicals

Two hundred free sports physicals will be available to students whose families meet low-income guidelines on Aug. 6 and 13.

Appointments will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Providence Everett Healthcare Clinic, in the College Plaza shopping center, 1001 Broadway, Suite A3. Call 425-317-0300 to reserve a time.

Students will need to bring a parent or a signed permission slip to get a physical.

Methodist church opens food bank

A new food bank is opening next month in south Everett. The Hands of Hope Food Bank will be in the lower level of the Everett Free Methodist Church, 9506 Seventh Ave. SE, behind the Target store.

It will be open on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 4 to 7 p.m. starting Aug. 10. Families and individuals can use the food bank twice a month.

The church also is seeking food and money donations for the food bank. Call 425-355-5895 for information.

Lake Stevens

Library lets kids delve into castles

The Lake Stevens Library invites youngsters 5 to 11 years old to join the “Castle Conundrum” in a special program at 1 p.m. today at the library, 1804 Main St.

Discover the secrets and lore of castles from long ago and uncover the lives of the people who dwelled there. The Friends of the Sultan Library paid for the special program.


Council looks at mid-year finances

The Lynnwood City Council will take a mid-year look at the city’s finances at its work session today.

The council will also discuss a request to change the name of 37th Avenue W. to Convention Place.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W. For more information, call 425-775-1971 or go to www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us.


Center seeks new classes for seniors

The Ken Baxter Senior-Community Center is seeking new classes to offer to seniors for the fall season and beyond.

Suggestions include classes on line dancing, polka dancing, conversational language, arts and crafts, digital photography, jewelry making, drum circles and music.

Most classes are conducted during the day, but others could be offered in the evenings.

Anyone interested in teaching a class at the center should call coordinator Maryke Burgess at 360-363-8450.


Carnival tickets for fair on sale

Books of tickets for the Evergreen State Fair carnival are on sale at the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Lewis St., Suite 112. Thirty-six ride coupons are $15, 50 percent off regular prices.

The fair is scheduled for Aug. 25 to Sept. 5.

To order tickets, call the chamber of commerce at 360-794-5488 or e-mail chamber@ chamber-monroe.org.

Teachers sought for public classes

Sky Valley Community Schools, a community enrichment program for adults through Monroe Public Schools, is seeking class instructors.

Evening classes include arts, crafts and hobbies, computer training, exercise and dance, team sports, finance and travel, and foreign language.

If you have a skill, hobby or interest you would like to share with others, call 360-794-3006. Fall classes begin Sept. 26.

Mountlake Terrace

Talk scheduled on Medicare changes

Information on the new Medicare prescription drug program, which starts next year, will be presented at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center, 5605 235th St. SW. Shirley Hauck, a member of the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Adviser program, will speak. Call 425-672-2407 for information.


Library will close July 28 for the day

The Mukilteo Library will be closed for the day July 28 to replace public computers and the desktops that hold the computers.

The building will open at 10 a.m. the next day.

The Mukilteo Library is located at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. For more information, call 425-493-8202.


Chalet holds annual festival

The Snohomish Chalet will hold its 30th annual free summer festival for people of all ages and abilities, caregivers and families from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 at 1705 Terrace Ave.

There will be a petting zoo, clowns, carnival games, model railroads, foods, face painting, entertainment by the International Pirates and performances by the Eleanor Leight Fantastics and the Northern Beledi Dancers.

Volunteer helpers, clowns, jugglers and unicyclists are invited. To participate, call Judy Bruce or Lynn Neff at 360-568-2168 or e-mail delta_act@verizon.net.


Tribes’ planning board to meet

The Tulalip Tribes Planning Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 6319 23rd Ave. NE. The meeting is open to the public.

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