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Bothell: Homebuyer seminar planned

Learn about credit scoring, home loans and other parts of the home-buying process at a free seminar planned this weekend.

The seminar is scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Bothell Public Library, 18215 98th Ave. NE.

Danny Forbes, a mortgage banker and broker with Golf Savings Bank, will lead the seminar.

To reserve a spot or get more information, call Forbes at 425-673-8231.

Edmonds: World lessons through art

Children can create artwork to learn about life in other countries in a class planned by the city of Edmonds.

The class is scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays from Jan. 14 through March 3 at the Edmonds Parks &Recreation building, 700 Main St. The class is intended for children ages 4 through 6 and costs $58.

Participants will learn about the people, culture, wildlife and landscapes of places all over the world.

For more information, call 425-771-0230, or go to www.reczone.org.

Mill Creek: New city officials sworn in

Mill Creek’s new mayor and mayor pro tem, as well as a new City Council member, were sworn in this week in a ceremony at City Hall.

City Councilman Terry Ryan was elected by the council to serve as mayor, and Councilwoman Rosemary Bennetts was selected as mayor pro tem. Councilman Mark Harmsworth, who was elected in November, also took his oath of office.

Returning City Council members Mark Bond and Mike Todd were sworn in for their new terms.

Every two years, the seven-member Mill Creek City Council selects a member to serve as mayor. That person acts as chairman of the council.

Mountlake Terrace: Check safety seats

Parents can get their children’s safety seats checked free of charge at an event planned by the city of Mountlake Terrace.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Mountlake Terrace Police Department parking garage, 5906 232nd St. SW.

The city’s police and fire departments are teaming up to offer the car-seat checks, which are planned to continue during the first Wednesday of each month.

Appointments last about 30 minutes. People are asked to bring the manuals for their vehicles and safety seats.

For more information, contact Kristen Thorstenson of Snohomish County Fire District 1 at 425-551-1250 or kthorstenson@firedistrict1.org.

Today’s public meetings

Bothell Park and Recreation Board, 7 p.m., Municipal Courthouse, 10116 NE 182nd St.

Mill Creek Police Advisory Board, 6 p.m., 15728 Mill Creek Blvd.

Mill Creek Civil Service Commission, 7:30 p.m., 15728 Mill Creek Blvd.

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