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Everett: Northwest Neighbors to meet

The Northwest Neighborhood Association is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at Whitehorse Hall, Room 105, at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower Street.

The association’s agenda includes a police report and a presentation by Everett historian David Dilgard. who works with Everett Public Library’s Northwest Room and who will share his favorite photos of old Everett. It also includes an update on the association’s list of 30 neighborhood projects.

More info: Paul Donovan pauld@construx.com.

Everett: Hotel tax dollars promote city

Everett is accepting proposals from organizations seeking a share of bed taxes collected by hotels and motels in the city. Applications are due Friday.

The Everett City Council plans to give away $100,000 this year to events and promotions that occur in the city. The intent of the grants are to promote overnight lodging in the city.

Applications can be downloaded online at: http://tinyurl.com/aepvee or at the City Clerk’s office, 2930 Wetmore Ave.

Lake Stevens: Free class for families

The Strengthening Families Program, a class for teens and parents, is being offered for free in March and April by the Lake Stevens Family Center and Lake Stevens School District.

The class is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 10 through April 21 at Cavelero Mid-High School, 8220 24th St. SE.

The class is for kids ages 11 to 14 and their parents to learn skills in areas such as communication; identifying dreams and goals; dealing with stress and peer pressure and responding to house rules.

Free dinner and childcare is provided.

More info: And to register, 425-397-7433.

Lynnwood: Spay Day offers discounts

Progressive Animal Welfare Society and other organizations and veterinary clinics in Snohomish County plan to offer discounted spay and neuter surgery for cats and dogs on Spay Day, Feb. 24.

The cost of surgeries will range from about $40 to $60.

To schedule an appointment, go to www.paws.org or call 425-787-2500, ext. 671.

Monroe: Spare the rod

A Parenting with Positive Discipline class begins 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA. The seven-week class is designed for families with children up to age 12. The class allows parents and caregivers to go through the process of changing how they look at misbehavior and their role as parents. The class costs $90 for YMCA members and $115 for everyone else. Free child care is available at the YMCA. Register in advance.

More info: 360-805-1879.

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