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College invites visitors to campus

Cascadia Community College hosts an open house 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 5 for prospective students and their families.

There will be tours, door prizes and presentations, including tips on starting college and getting financial aid.

The campus, shared with the University of Washington at Bothell, is at the intersection of Interstate 405 and Highway 522.

For more information about the college and the open house, go to www.cascadia.ctc.edu/ openhouse/.

Schools seeking better funding

Northshore School District leaders have joined others in King and Pierce counties and Bainbridge Island to call for “adequate, equitable and stable basic education funding.”

The move follows similar actions by school leaders across the region, including in Snohomish County, to put pressure on lawmakers for change.

Northshore school board members approved the resolution at their meeting this week.

The resolution calls for the public’s help in demanding more money from the state to carry out demands such as improved test scores and to close the gaps in busing and special education costs.


City accepting park reservations

The city parks department is accepting reservations for city park shelters for May through September. Each shelter has six picnic tables and can host 100 people. Rental for one shelter is $75, or $50 for the gazebo.

For more information, call 425-771-0230.


Health and fitness fair coming Feb. 5

Hawthorne Elementary School will have a health and fitness fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 5 at the school, 1110 Poplar St.

There will be jump-rope demonstrations by the Hawthorne Jump Team, games, activities, screenings for obesity, blood pressure checks and prizes.

Community groups scheduled to be at the fair include the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, Cascade Rehabilitation Center, Volunteers of America, North Everett Lions Club’s vision and hearing foundation, Everett Hawks, the Boys and Girls Club, Everett Public Schools, the Everett Fire Department, Medic 1 Bike Team, Everett Silvertips and the Everett AquaSox.

The health fair is an open to the public.

Elks host amateur boxing tourney

An amateur boxing tournament is planned at the Everett Elks Club starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at the lodge, 2731 Rucker Ave.

Admission is $15 for the tournament, or $25 for ringside seats. There will be 14 bouts featuring boxers from all over the state, including the Everett Elks Boxing Club, which was formerly at the South Everett Youth and Community Center.

For more information, call the lodge at 425-252-4179.

Women’s hockey workshop is back

Hockey in Heels, the Everett Silvertips’ hockey workshop for women and girls, is back by popular demand. It will be offered at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Everett Events Center.

More than 150 women and girls have signed up so far to learn hockey basics, rules and regulations from players and coaches, including head coach Kevin Constantine.

The workshop is for women only. The $30 admission buys a hockey lesson, a gift bag and a ticket to the Feb. 11 home game against the Tri-City Americans.

For more information or to reserve a spot, call Silvertips ticket executive Devon Wold at 425-609-2804.

Island County

Commissioner appointments

County commissioners planned to approve a number of appointments this week.

Phyllis Kind of Greenbank will be named to represent the county on the Northwest Straits Commission this year.

Joe Burcar will be named an alternate representing local planning on the Marine Resources Committee.

Jeanne Steffener of Everett will be named to the Sno-Isle Library Board. Island County concurred with Snohomish County on the appointment.

Lake Stevens

Special meeting set on vouchers

The Lake Stevens City Council will have a special session at 6:45 p.m. Monday for a voucher workshop. It will then meet to approve the vouchers at 7 p.m.

The meeting will be at the Community-Senior Center, 1808 Main St.


Citizens academy starts in February

The Lynnwood Police Department is accepting applications for its citizens academy.

The 16-week course, which meets 7-10 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 10-May 26, provides an in-depth look at how the police department works.

Topics include officer safety and defensive tactics; detectives, fingerprints, DNA and homicide investigation; a tour of the jail and 911 center; and a ride-along with an officer.

For more information or to request an application, call spokeswoman Trudy Dana at 425-744-6939 or go to www.ci.lynnwood. wa.us/police.

Mill Creek

Panel will discuss health care issues

Friends of the Mill Creek Library presents “Viewpoints on Health Care” 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St.

A panel of speakers representing academic and political leaders, health care providers, insurers, Medicare and small businesses will make short presentations and answer questions.

For more information, call the Friends group at 425-379-9515.


Library offers job search class

The Monroe Public Library will offer “Use the Internet in Your Job Search” 9-10:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at 1070 Village Way.

The free program will provide a hands-on introduction to useful Web sites for a job search, including sites in which participants can evaluate their work skills and interests.

To register, come to the library or call 360-794-7851.


Teen play about violence tonight

Village Theatre’s Teen Select program presents “In Your Eyes” at 7:30 p.m. today at the Kamiak High School Performing Arts Center, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

Students in grades eight to 12 perform in the play, which follows students in a journalism class during a school lockdown. It uses song, dance and humor to talk about bullying, violence and other issues.

A second performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School Performing Arts Center, 5611 108th St. NE in Marysville.

Tickets to both shows are $7-$9. Call 425-257-8600.

The performances are part of a tour of local high schools.

Parks and arts panel will meet

The Mukilteo Parks and Arts Commission will meet on Thursday. The commission will vote on student art murals, recommending three choices to the City Council. Also on the agenda is approval of an art donation by the Friends of the Library.

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


Council seeks to fill vacant seat

City Councilman Cameron Bailey recently resigned from the council to work for state Rep. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, in Olympia.

The city is accepting applications for the vacant council seat. The deadline for applications is Feb. 18.

The new member will serve the rest of Bailey’s term, which expires at the end of the year. Qualifying candidates must have lived in the city for the past year. For more information, call 360-568-3115.

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