Traffic delays planned during trail work
Drivers on Fitzgerald Road may experience traffic delays while crews pave a new section of the North Creek Trail.
When finished, the North Creek Trail is expected to link the communities of Bothell, Mill Creek and Everett. The trail is planned to connect to the Interurban Trail at McCollum Park with the Sammamish River/Burke-Gilman Trail in King County.
The Fitzgerald Road portion of the trail is scheduled to be finished by late June.
Drivers on Fitzgerald Road can expect temporary delays of up to 20 minutes in both directions. Work is planned to be limited to daylight hours on a half-mile stretch between 231st Street SE and 240th Street SE.
More info: www.ci.bothell.wa.us or 425-486-2768.
Family Resource Center receives grant
Darrington Family Support and Resource Center recently received a $15,000 grant from the Children’s Trust Foundation.
The grant will help fund the center’s Connected Families program, which offers parenting skills, training and support. The program includes a monthly dinner, family nights and special speakers.
The Children’s Trust Foundation, a nonprofit organization, focuses on funding programs in family support centers across the state.
To learn more about family support and Children’s Trust Foundation, go to www.childrenstrust.org.
More info: 360-436-0308.
Koster to hold talk about county issues
Republican Snohomish County Councilman John Koster plans a roundtable discussion about county issues Thursday in Everett.
The event is 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Monte Cristo Hotel, 1507 Wall St., Everett. The breakfast buffet opens at 6:30 a.m. Cost is $25.
To register: Call Cindy Brengman at 425-397-7799.
Volunteers sought for city cleaning event
Help clean parks and public places in Mountlake Terrace during a spring cleaning event being organized by the city.
The event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Terrace Park School at 5409 228th St. SW. People should wear work clothes and bring small tools and gloves.
Volunteers will be needed to rake, shovel, prune and paint. Work is planned for public flower beds, trails, parks and buildings.
A barbecue is planned for after the work session.
More info: Mountlake Terrace parks superintendent Ken Courtmanch, 425-776-1811.
Group discusses U.S. 2 projects
The U.S. 2 Safety Coalition is set to meet from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Monday at the Monroe Public Library, 1070 Village Way. The group plans to announce how to use $10 million in state money for U.S. 2 improvements based on public input from two open meetings.
The state Legislature set aside the $10 million this year to improve the dangerous, congested highway. Overall improvements for U.S. 2 need about $2 billion, according to state transportation experts.
City hires consultant to design park
The city decided to hire the Watershed Company, a Kirkland-based consultant, to design Harryman’s Farm Park. The 7.43-acre undeveloped site was bought by the city in 1998.
The design work is expected to cost the city $87,251. The City Council approved the contact on May 6.
More info: 360-568-3115.
Youth arts festival Saturday
A day of arts, crafts and entertainment for young people of all ages is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st St.
The 10th annual Youth Arts Festival and Family Resource Fair also offers an opportunity for parents to learn about local resources for families and youth while the kids participate in craft and art activities.
An art show and live performances are planned, and children can learn bike safety at the Bike Rodeo sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and Cub Scout Pack 86. The festival and fair are sponsored by the Community Resource Center.
More info: 360-629-5257.
Children help protect wildlife
Members from the Sultan Boys &Girls Club are set to plant native plants outside the club to provide habitat and food for local wildlife from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on May 23. The club is at 705 First St.
The members, age 5 to 9, already participated in an eight-week program between January and March this year, learning about salmon and forest stewardship through Washington State University Snohomish County Extension 4-H.
More info: contact Gabrielle Roesch at 425-357-6011 or Kami Prutsman at 360-793-2515.