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Shakespeare in the park Saturday

Actors plan to perform William Shakespeare’s “A Comedy of Errors” at 6 p.m. Saturday in Terrace Park, 809 E. Fifth St. The city-sponsored play is presented by Last Leaf Productions.

The event is free.


Mayor to hold open discussion

Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson is planning a neighborhood meeting at 7 p.m. today at Edmonds City Hall at 121 Fifth Ave. N.

The meeting is a chance to question the mayor and talk about city issues. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Comments can be e-mailed to the mayor at haakenson@ci.edmonds.wa.us.


Plenty of park upgrades planned

Grand Avenue Park is being primed for new sidewalks, flag poles, park signs, entry pillars and landscape curbing.

Concrete bollards are planned along the edge of Grand Avenue, to prevent swerving cars from driving on the park’s long lawn between 16th and 19th streets on Grand Avenue.

The work is part of a $328,000 improvement contract awarded Wednesday to Schwets Construction Inc. of Sedro Woolley.

Meanwhile, the City of Everett Cultural Commission has agreed to hire artists from Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., to build a circular tile, pebble and concrete mosaic plaza with a wrought iron railing at the park’s lookout near 17th Street.

Work is expected to begin in late July and be completed in October.

Big garden festival this weekend

Everett’s annual Sorticulture Festival is planned from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The free event at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., is Snohomish County’s largest garden party, featuring 60 vendors, plants for sale and display gardens.

It’s a mix of horticulture, art and food, live music, a wine garden, cooking and gardening demonstrations, and children’s activities.

Look in today’s Herald for the official guide to Sorticulture, which includes articles on the event and a booth map.

Island County

Butterfly program at Camano park

Gary Piazzon of Whidbey Audubon plans to present a program titled “Butterflies and Moths of Island County” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Camano Island State Park amphitheater. He expects to talk about the anatomy, physiology and natural history of local species and the role they play in our environment. The program is intended for kids of all ages.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Friends of Camano Island Parks are sponsoring the program.

For more information, contact Melanie Ford at Cama Beach State Park at or 360-387-7542.

Lake Stevens

Open Mic Night in the park Friday

An Open Mic Night for youth is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at North Cove Park, behind City Hall at 1812 Main St.

Live music, local bands, poetry, comedy, prizes, sidewalk art and more are planned.

The event is presented by the Natural Highs Network and the Lake Stevens Family Center.

For more information, contact Steve Pitkin at steve_pitkin@ lkstevens.wednet.edu or call the Family Center at 425-397- 7433.


Flag Day event at Comeford Park

The city of Marysville is planning a Flag Day celebration for 11:15 a.m. today in Comeford Park, 514 Delta Ave.

The event features the Marysville Fire District Honor Guard, the Marysville Junior High Band and a poem recital by Mabel Hegewald.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Ken Baxter Community Senior Center at 360-363-8450.


Rotary club has fundraising dinner

The Monroe Rotary is set to have a fundraising dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on June 18 at the Monroe Red Robin, 14797 N. Kelsey St. Fifteen percent of the proceeds will be passed to the Monroe Miracle League, a baseball group for children with disabilities.

Participants of the event will have to tell restaurant staff that they are dining for the fundraising event.

For more information, call 206-714-2359.

Mountlake Terrace

City finance staff gets budget honor

The city of Mountlake Terrace has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2007-08 biennial budget by the Government Finance Officers Association.

Mountlake Terrace City Manager John Caulfield credited Administrative Services Director Scott Hugill, Financial Services Manager Sonja Springer and the city’s finance staff for putting the budget together.

Award recipients must present their budgets in a way that satisfies nationally recognized guidelines. In 2005, only 1.9 percent of the total number of cities nationwide received the award.


Art sale to help disabled adults

An art sale to raise money for a nonprofit that aids disabled adults is being planned for next month at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church.

The Eagle Wings Disability Ministries Art Benefit has been scheduled from 1 to 7 p.m. July 1 at the church at 4514 84th St. SW.

Eagle Wings holds parties for disabled adults to encourage them to get out of their homes and socialize.

Seattle artist Didi Prentice has donated watercolor paintings for the exhibition and sale.

For more information, call 360-658-6093 or e-mail sarah.eagle wings@verizon.net.


Garden club plans annual tour

The Snohomish Garden Club is set to present its 23rd annual Garden Tour on July 15 from noon to 5 p.m.

There will also be a garden market at the freshman campus from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Vendors will be offering plants and garden-related art.

Proceeds from the tour fund community projects sponsored by the garden club, including the hanging flower baskets in downtown Snohomish.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased the day of the tour at the Snohomish High School Freshman Campus in the 600 block of Maple Avenue. Tickets may also be purchased in advance at the following locations: Sunnyside Nursery (Marysville), Molbak’s (Woodinville) and Machias Nursery, as well as Kusler’s Pharmacy, Joyworks, Sun Song, and McDaniel’s Do It Center (all in Snohomish).

The featured gardens are located in historic downtown Snohomish and in the Maltby area south of town.

More information about the tour is available by calling the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce at 360-568-2526.


Quilters sew for injured soldiers

The Stanwood-Camano American Hero Quilters plan to meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Stanwood Fire Station. Everyone is invited to attend and help sew quilts for wounded soldiers.

For more information, go to or contact Sharon Szekely at 360-387-4800 or at sharonsseams2b@ peoplepc.com.

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