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Everett: Jetty Island restoration day set

Volunteers are needed for a People for Puget Sound’s restoration planting day set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on Jetty Island.

Arrive before 10 a.m. at the 10th Street dock, west of Marine View Drive along the waterfront in Everett.

A park ranger plans to ferry volunteers to and from the island by boat.

The effort offers volunteers a chance to get up, get out and get muddy while adding new plants to the island habitat.

Kids under age 12 are welcome with adult supervision.

Tools, snacks and water will be provided. Volunteers are asked to wear sturdy footwear and bring rain gear and a lunch.

For information, contact Keeley O’Connell, People For Puget Sound, at koconnell@pugetsound.org or 360-336-1931.

Silver Lake meeting will discuss smart growth

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Association is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at Bethany at Silver Lake, 2235 Lake Heights Drive.

Kristen Kelly with Futurewise, a statewide advocacy group that works to protect farmland and forests, is the scheduled guest speaker.

Kelly, who is also involved with the Pilchuck Audubon Society, is set to give a short talk on the concept of smart growth.

Call Peggy Claflin at 425-337-4602 for more information.

Surprise phone line adds to 112th Street SE work

A phone line duct discovered on a busy stretch of 112th Street SE, east of I-5, forced a delay in a $3.8 million road and storm drain project.

The Everett City Council on Wednesday voted to grant Marshbank Construction of Lake Stevens another two months and an additional $56,000 to complete the work.

The firm had sought another $118,000 for the unforeseen complication, according to a city staff report.

A previously granted change order tacked an additional $323,000 to the project’s cost.

Mukilteo: Public invited to writers group meeting

Writers of all types and abilities are welcome to attend today’s opening meeting of the Mukilteo Arts Guild Writers Group.

The meeting, the group’s first, is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at The Art Building, 724 First St. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 425-423-0450 or go online to www.mukilteoartsguild.org.

Snohomish: Speaker talks about South African plants

Everyone is invited to the next meeting of the Snohomish Garden Club at 7 p.m. Monday at the Snohomish High School Performing Arts Center, 1316 Fifth St. There is a $5 fee for nonmembers.

Jim Fox of Wells Medina Nursery will talk about “South African Plants for Northwest Gardens.”

The garden club holds meetings on the second Monday of the month from September through May, and annual dues are $15 per person.

For more information about the club or the featured speaker, contact Dorothy Fuhrman at 425-334-3881 or dorothyfuhrman@hotmail.com, or go to www.snohomishgardenclub.com. For membership information, call Caroline Strittmatter at 425-359-7604.


Community Transit Board of Directors, 3 p.m., 7100 Hardeson Road, Everett.

Mukilteo Library Parks and Arts Commission, 7 p.m., 4480 Chennault Beach Road.

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