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Council to discuss mid-year budget

Mid-year adjustments to the city budget will be the focus of a discussion by the finance committee of the Edmonds City Council today.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Public Safety Complex, 250 Fifth Ave. N.

The council’s community and development services committee also will meet.

The work session is open to the public, but comments from the audience will not be accepted.

For more information call 425-775-2525 or go to www.ci. edmonds.wa.us.


Care package items sought

AAA Washington Inland and Symetra Financial are teaming up to send care packages to those in military service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Donations may be brought to AAA Puget Sound area offices until July 15, including AAA Everett, 909 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite E-520.

Items such as playing cards, reading materials, DVDs, hard candy, trail mix, black uniform socks, nutrition bars, hot soup mix and ground coffee are sought. Cash donations cannot be accepted.

For information, visit www.aaa.com or www. symentra.com.

Science school subject of talk

The South Forest Park Neighborhood Association will meet at 7 tonight at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 S. Alger Ave.

Ardi Kveven, executive director of the Ocean Research College Academy at Everett Community College will speak about the program.

ORCA is an EvCC magnet science school for high school students who would qualify for Running Start.

For more information on the neighborhood meeting, call Shirley Small at 425-252-5772.

Granite Falls

Parking and sign laws on agenda

The first readings of the town’s new off-street parking and sign laws will take place at a City Council meeting Wednesday night.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

A public hearing on the Buss Alley vacation also will take place, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Lake Stevens

Book discussion group Wednesday

The Lake Stevens Book Group invites adult residents to join the group once a month to talk about a good book.

This month’s selection is “Undaunted Courage” by Stephen Ambrose, about Meriwether Lewis, William Clark Thomas Jefferson and the opening of the American West.

The book is available at 17 Sno-Isle libraries in Island and Snohomish counties, although many copies are checked out.

This month’s discussion will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 1804 Main St.


Help with child car seats offered

The Lynnwood Police Department offers free car seat installation inspections by appointment from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the police station, 19321 44th Ave. W.

Through September, child car seat inspections also will be available on Tuesdays after noon, by appointment only. Technicians in Lynnwood can help parents and others learn how to safely install child seats in their vehicles.

Appointments generally last 30 to 45 minutes. It is best to have the child present and to bring the vehicle owner’s manual and child seat instructions.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 425-744-6937.


Planning board off for summer

The Marysville Planning Commission will not meet during July and August.

The commission, which usually meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, has met almost every week the past year working on to update the city’s comprehensive plan, critical areas laws and development regulations.

After completing the draft and conducting public hearings, the commission presented its recommendation to the City Council, which adopted its updated plans and regulations in May.

The commission usually meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 1049 State Ave. The meetings will resume in September.


Council meets for work session

The City Council will have a work session at City Hall, 806 W. Main St., on Wednesday.

The council will discuss a helmet use education program and construction project updates. For more information, call 360-794-7400.


Low tide provides time to explore

Beach naturalists will put on a Beach Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23 at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St.

Naturalists from the Snohomish County WSU Extension program will discuss sea creatures exposed during the low tide that day.

“Touch tanks,” free brochures and a crab exhibit hosted by natural resource professionals will be part of the event.

The event is free and no registration is required.

For more information, call 425-338-2400, ext. 5535, or 425-388-6466.


Driving program set for seniors

The Snohomish Senior Center will sponsor a “55 Alive” driver safety program Monday and next Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participants will learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion that entitles them to a reduction in their auto insurance premiums. They must attend both sessions to qualify for the reduced premiums.

The cost is $10. Course materials for each person will be provided. Sessions will be conducted at the Snohomish Fire and Rescue station, 1525 Ave. D.

To register, call 360-568-0934.

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