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Planning meeting called off

The city’s Planning Commission has canceled its regular meeting that would have been on Tuesday. The meetings will resume in January.


Firefighters collect food, toys

Edmonds Firefighters Local 1828 is collecting food and new toys and accepting monetary donations to help families during the holidays.

Each year, the group assists about 20 Edmonds families with holiday food and gifts. The biggest need, the group said, is money to purchase toys and to ensure individual families get what they need.

Toys, food and other new items may be dropped off at any Edmonds Fire Department station or Edmonds City Hall. Checks may be mailed to Edmonds Firefighters, L-1828, at 23009 88th Ave. W., Edmonds, WA, 98026.

For more information, call Doug Dahl at 425-754-3961.


Seniors to go on boat parade

The Everett Senior Activity Center still has a few tickets available for a Sunday Christmas cruise on Lake Washington.

Local seniors will have their own private boat, The Mystic Sea, in the annual Christmas parade of boats. There will be a lasagna dinner aboard the three-hour cruise.

Tickets are $50 and include bus transportation to the dock.

Call 425-257-8780 for more information.

Move could bring more funding

The City Council on Wednesday night voted to officially establish an emergency management organization.

The city has had an emergency management division for about 21/2 years, said Dave DeHaan director of emergency management and deputy fire chief.

Wednesday’s ordinance makes the city eligible for more federal and state funding.


Sacred music comes to Trinity

Sacred Music Chorale performs Christmas selections through the centuries at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW.

There is a suggested donation of $10. For more information call 425-379-2553 or go to sacredmusicchorale.org.


Lavender farm open for visits

Lavender Hills Farm will be open for the holidays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public is welcome and there will be hot apple cider and treats available.

The farm, at 7508 108th St. NE, grows more than 20 varieties of lavender and hosts a lavender festival each year as well as classes in how to make and use lavender. It also has a gift shop where many handmade products by local artists are available.

For more information, call 360-651-2086 or visit www. lavenderhillsfarm.com on the Internet.


CPR class offered at hospital

Valley General Hospital, 14701 179th Ave. SE, is offering first aid, safety, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and automatic electronic defibrillator awareness 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

Participants will get a two-year certification for CPR and AED. Fee is $48.

To register, call the hospital’s community relations at 360-794-1411, or register on line at www.valleygeneral.com.


Women’s golf club has openings

The Harbour Pointe Women’s Golf Club is accepting applications to join their 2005 golf season at Harbour Pointe Golf Club.

Their weekly league begins April 1 and continues into October. Membership includes women who are just learning the game as well as those who already have an established handicap.

For more information, contact the pro shop at 425-355-6060 or stop by the golf course and pick up an application.


Flute Circle gathers at cafe

The Wired and Unplugged Internet Coffee House will host the Snohomish Native American Flute Circle 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the cafe, 717 First St. The event is free. The audience is encouraged to try out a flute or just listen to the music. Those who own flutes can bring theirs and add to the music.

In addition to the music, there will be a raffle including a basket of herbal items from Good Natured Earthling, an American Indian scarf and a Native American cedar flute to help a Skykomish Valley resident.


Free accordion concert Saturday

Accordionist Harry Lindbeck will perform in a free concert at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Merrill Gardens, 7212 265th St. NW.

Lindbeck will be accompanied by a clarinetist, guitarist and another accordionist. The public is welcome.

For more information, call 360-629-3445.

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