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Council chamber to debut tonight

The City Council will have its first meeting in the new chambers that were built as part of the new police station behind City Hall. The council had been meeting for years at the Arlington Boys &Girls Club after its old chambers in City Hall was needed for an expanding staff.

The council meets at 7 tonight at 110 E. Third St.

On the agenda is a consultant’s findings from an audit of the city’s permit process.

Also on the agenda is a 20-year plan for how to address the city’s water needs, assuming a population of 20,500 people. The current population is approximately 15,000.

The council also will consider a request to approve a contract with RH2 Engineering of Bothell to study the impacts of boosting the city’s population to 30,500 in the next 20 years, instead of 20,500.

The City Council decided earlier this year to ask the Snohomish County Council to increase its population projections to as much as 30,500.

The city’s planning commission will also move its meetings into the new City Council chambers. The planning commission meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

Denim carnival soliciting jeans

Discovery Teens in Action, a Camp Fire USA community service program for sixth- through eighth-graders, has planned a Denim Daze Carnival from 7-8 tonight at Arlington United Church, 338 N. MacLeod Ave.

The free event will feature carnival games and crafts and is meant to be a clothing drive. Donations of new and used denim jeans are requested.


Council slates outreach meeting

The Edmonds City Council invites the public to a community outreach meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at Sherwood Elementary School, 22901 106th Ave. W.

Anyone with concerns or questions about city operations is encouraged to attend the meeting, or other outreach sessions held the fifth Tuesday of each month.

For more information call 425-775-2525.


Help for people affected by meth

A new help and support group for anyone whose life has been affected by methamphetamine has formed at Life Changes Ministry. It meets every Tuesday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the church, 2820 Hewitt Ave. For information, call 425-252-6484.

$300,000 grant to fight hunger

Senior Services of Snohomish County’s nutrition program, the Volunteers of America food bank and Catholic Community Services have received a $300,000 two-year grant from Altria Group, Inc.

The grant will provide fresh produce to 650 homebound clients served by these programs. The grant provides fresh fruits and vegetables each month to people on limited incomes.

The grant award will be made at the Association of Nutrition Services Agencies’ conference Sept.15 to 17 in Washington, D.C.

Island County

Lions Club fruit on sale this week

The Oak Harbor Lions Club plans to start selling fruit and vegetables from Wenatchee from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Tuesday until sold out in the Rite-Aid parking lot at 31645 Highway 20.

Proceeds will support the club’s community projects such as scholarships, eyeglasses and hearing aids, camps, Special Olympics and others.

Lake Stevens

Council to discuss city plan, pipeline

The City Council will discuss the Williams Pipeline project and a public defender contract at tonight’s meeting. Other agenda items include a Lake Stevens Rowing Club lease agreement and the city comprehensive plan.

The council meets at 7 p.m. at 1808 Main St. The workshop meeting is open to the public.

Reduced-cost CPR class offered

The Lake Stevens Family Center offers a reduced-cost first aid and CPR class from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lake Stevens Assembly of God Church, 9805 31st Place NE.

For information or registration, call the center at 425-397-7433.


City will discuss campaign rules

A statement reiterating city policy prohibiting use of city facilities for political campaign purposes will be discussed by the City Council at a meeting today.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W.

Also on the agenda are a contract with a consultant to conduct a search for a finance director and approval of a contract for emergency repairs at the wastewater treatment plant lift station.

For more information call 425-775-1971 or go to www.ci. lynnwood.wa.us.


Story time for preschoolers

The Marysville Public Library will host a preschool story time for youngsters 3-5 years old at 10:15 this morning at the library, 6120 Grove St.

The child must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Free juggling program today

Brothers from Different Mothers, a juggling duo, will celebrate the end of summer with their comedy, juggling and off-the-wall antics today at the Marysville Public Library.

The program is free to all ages. Funding is provided by the Marysville Rotary Club and the Friends of the Marysville Library.

The program begins at 4:30 p.m. at the library, 6120 Grove St.


Movies Under the Moon on Friday

The first season of the Movies Under the Moon will continue at the Sky River Park off Village Way on Friday, Aug. 19.

Festivities will begin at 7 p.m. and the movies will start at dusk. Fun family games and activities will be 7 to 9 p.m., including a bounce room and live music. Prizes will be awarded for best costume from each movie.

Featured movie for the night is “The Gods Must Be Crazy,” rated PG.

Volunteers are needed to help with this event. For more information, call 360-805-1049.

Mountlake Terrace

Sidewalk project on council agenda

The possible award of a contract for the 60th Avenue W. sidewalk and Veterans’ Park project is on the agenda for a meeting of the Mountlake Terrace City Council today.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall, 23204 58th Ave. W.

Also on the agenda is possible adoption of an ordinance establishing a moratorium on certain uses in Town Center and a report on a short-term lease agreement for operation of Ballinger Lakes Golf Course.

For more information call 425-776-1161.


Movie, teen night slated at YMCA

An outdoor movie will be shown Aug. 26 and a teen night is scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Mukilteo Family YMCA, 10601 47th Place W.

The teen event is open to grades six through 12, free for members, $5 for non-members.

For more information, call the YMCA at 425-353-9622.


City economic group meets

The city’s Economic Development Committee is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at City Hall, 116 Union Ave.

Discussion items include update on the Visitor Information Center, which recently opened to the public at First Street and Avenue D. City officials hope the center will help to draw more tourists and give them information to enjoy activities in town.

For more information, call 360-568-3115.


Talk discusses Alzheimer’s

Sue Schepp, a nurse from the Alzheimer’s Association and Larry Bach, a family caregiver, will share their insights about Alzheimer’s and related diseases in a workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Merrill Gardens, 7212 265th St. NW.

The workshop will cover signs and symptoms, available treatments and a question-and-answer session.

To make reservations, call 360-629-3445.


Tribe’s planning panel 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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