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Annual rodeo set for this weekend

The Darrington Rodeo is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Darrington Rodeo Grounds. The annual event features bulls, broncos, calf roping and other games.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for seniors, military personnel and children between 7 and 18. Kids younger than 7 get in for free.

The rodeo grounds are about three miles outside of Darrington on Highway 530.


Play scheduled for summer concert

The Wooden O Shakespeare Co. is preparing to show William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” next month at City Park.

The play is scheduled from 3 to 4:30 p.m. July 22 at the park at the intersection of Third Avenue S. and Pine Street. Call the Edmonds Arts Commission at 425-771-0228 or 771-0230.


Do the Yankee Doodle Dash

Everett Family YMCA plans to host its annual Yankee Doodle Dash Family Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. July 4 at the Everett Family YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Ave.

The annual community event includes 1-mile, 5K and 10K races.

Volunteers are still needed. Call 425-258-9211 or register online at www.ymca-snoco.org.

Free swing music at park on Sunday

The Bayside Neighborhood Association is planning to host a free evening concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Clark Park, 2400 Lombard St.

The music coincides with a neighborhood picnic featuring big-band musicians playing swing tunes in the park gazebo.

Kids activities, prizes and party favors will also be available.

Event organizers encourage people to bring a picnic supper for their own family and something to share with the band.

Island County

Wine art featured at Brindles market

Great Blue Heron Wine Cellars and The Gallery in the Loft have joined forces with Camano Island artist Dan Koffman to present 30 works of art that celebrate wine. The artwork is on exhibit at Brindles Marketplace on Camano Island.

A wine tasting and artist reception is planned for 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, contact Doris at Gallery in the Loft at 360-631-0688, or go to www.galleryintheloft.com.

Lake Stevens

Arts commission has an opening

Lake Stevens has an opening on its arts commission.

The commission advises the mayor and City Council on the acquisition and display of art in public places.

The seven members are appointed to four-year terms by the mayor with approval of the council. Call city clerk Norma Scott at 377-3225.


Annual car show set for Aug. 11

The third annual Hot August Car Show in Lakewood is planned for Aug. 11.

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1424 172nd St. NE.

Judging begins at noon and winners will receive trophies. Refreshments will include early-bird cinnamon rolls and coffee.

A nonperishable food item buys a raffle ticket.

Children’s activities and prize drawings are planned.

The entrance fee is $15 prior to the event, $20 at the show, with proceeds going to the Stillaguamish and Stanwood senior centers. Call 360-652-9545.


Rotary Club sets classic car show

Classic cars are expected to be on display at the Lynnwood Rotary Car Show that’s being planned for early August.

The show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5 at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The entry fee is $20.

Proceeds are planned to benefit Clothes for Kids, a group that helps provide clothes for low-income children in Snohomish County.

For more information, call 425-774-6462 or e-mail awardssv@ verizon.net.

Mill Creek

Donors needed for blood drive

The Mill Creek Lions Club and the Puget Sound Blood Center are sponsoring a blood drive set for next month.

The drive is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. July 26 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 2316 180th St. SE.

For more information, call 425-402-0342.


Kiwanis sale nets scholarship funds

The Monroe Kiwanis Club held a community garage sale on June 22 and 23 in town, raising about $3,600.

The money will be used for scholarships for graduating seniors from Monroe High School.


Boaters invited to yacht club event

Boaters are invited to take part in the Mukilteo Yacht Club Independence Day Cruise.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Port of Everett, 1720 W. Marine View Drive. People are asked to bring their boats or just walk down to the dock. Fireworks are set to begin at dark.

For more information, call 206-949-3146 or e-mail lagreen64@comcast.net.


Tickets on sale for garden 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 Snohomish High School 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 freshman campus in the 600 block of Maple Avenue.

Tickets may also be purchased in advance at the following locations: Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville; Molbak’s in Woodinville; and Machias Nursery, 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.


Public hearing on road impact fees

A public hearing on a proposed ordinance is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, July 9, before the Stanwood Planning Commission.

The ordinance would waive Transportation Impact Fees for small projects located in downtown Stanwood in order to stimulate economic revitalization.

Everyone is welcome to speak at the hearing. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the Community Development Director at Stanwood City Hall, 10220 270th St. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292.

Copies of all materials pertaining to this issue are available at the Planning Department at Stanwood City Hall.

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