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Volunteers sought for senior bingo

The Stillaguamish Senior Center is looking for people to volunteer once a week to run bingo sessions, including calling, calling back cards and helping record numbers.

The bingo sessions are 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 7-10 p.m. Fridays at the center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd.

Free meals are provided for volunteers.

If you are interested or want more information, call Beth Hansen at 360-653-4551 or e-mail bethscc@whidbey.net.


Council to discuss design committee

The Edmonds City Council will discuss tonight the process for establishing a committee to create design guidelines for future downtown development.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at the public safety complex, 250 Fifth Ave. N.

The council last Tuesday approved a measure that relies on design as a guideline for downtown development rather than building height.

The makeup of the committee is one of the elements slated to be discussed.

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


Council to decide on hospital plans

The Everett City Council will hear public comment and consider recommendations from the Planning and Historical commissions on whether to allow Providence Everett Medical Center to proceed with its expansion plans.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 3002 Wetmore Ave.

Event needs teams, sponsors

The March of Dimes will hold a fund-raising walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. May 14 at American Legion Memorial Park.

Since the event was not held in Everett last year, the organization is trying to find volunteers and businesses that would like help plan the event, form teams and be sponsors.

The walk is one of nine such events being held in Washington this year. The 10,000 people participating in the events are expected to raise $1.6 million to support education and research, raise awareness and prevent premature births.

Call 206-624-1373 for information.

Island County

Attila author to discuss new book

Anacortes author William Dietrich will present a slide show and talk about his new novel, “The Scourge of God,” about Attila the Hun and the Roman Empire, at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive.

Dietrich is a Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of eight books. He will talk as well about the writing process and life as an author.

For more information, call the library at 360-675-5115.

Lake Stevens

Board to review annexation

The Drainage Improvement District No. 8 board of commissioners will hear an update on the Barclays North South Lake Center II, III and Morris Assemblage annexation at the next board meeting.

The board will meet at 6:45 p.m. Thursday for a workshop on vouchers and at 7 p.m. for the regular meeting at the district headquarters, 1911 Vernon Road. The meeting is open to the public.


School district sets open house

The Lakewood School District will have an open house 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakewood High School commons, 17023 11th Ave. NE.

It’s a chance to learn about more than a dozen programs and groups in the schools, including high school orientation for parents of eighth graders and kindergarten registration.

The evening will also include a PTA Reflections awards presentation at 6 p.m. and a Lakewood School Board meeting at 6:30 p.m.


Real-estate tax hike considered

A proposal to increase the city’s real-estate excise tax by one-quarter of a percent will be discussed by the Lynnwood City Council in a work session Wednesday.

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

The tax is levied on real-estate transactions and is paid by the seller.

The city is considering the tax increase to raise more money to pay for capital improvement projects.

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


Learn to purge all your clutter

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering a closet planning and organizing class to help people with their spring cleaning.

The class, presented by Bruce and Becky’s Interiors, will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Marysville Public Library’s large meeting room, 6120 Grove St.

The program will help people make sense of their decor and eliminate clutter. The cost is $15.

To register, call the parks office at 360-363-8400.


Chamber hosts breakfast

The Monroe Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Before Hours” Networking Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Laurelwood Event Center, 123 N. Blakely St. The event takes place on St. Patrick’s Day. Those who show up in green outfit will be eligible for a special door prize.

Call the chamber office for reservations at 360-794-5488.


Kamiak junior serves as page

Joel Baxter of Mukilteo recently spent one week in Olympia serving as a page in the state House of Representatives.

Baxter was sponsored by Rep. Brian Sullivan, D-Mukilteo.

Baxter, son of Fred and Jennifer Baxter, is a junior at Kamiak High School. Joel is planning a career in Real Estate Development and has aspirations of running for the U.S. Congress.

Every year students from across the state between the ages of 14 and 16 serve as legislative pages. When the House of Representatives and Senate are in session, more than 280 young people have the opportunity to work in the Legislature.


Membership brunch at center

Snohomish Senior Center will hold its annual membership brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 171 Cypress Ave. The cost is $3.50, and the menu will be brunch casserole, fruit, croissant, juice and coffee or tea.

There will be entertainment, games and prizes, and Executive Director Karen Charnell will display the exterior and interior drawings of the proposed new center.

All members of the community are welcome to join in the event and find out more about the center’s programs and activities. To make a reservation, call 360-568-0934.


Ham radio club meets Thursday

The Stanwood-Camano Amateur Radio Club has scheduled its next meeting for 7 p.m. Thursday at Twin Cities Sportsman’s Club, in the 26800 block of 64th Avenue NW.

All amateur radio operators and short wave listeners are welcome.

For more information, call Joe Thomas, WA7JT, at 360-387-2561.

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