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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:56am

Neighborhood readies for annual ice cream social

The eighth annual Ice Cream Social hosted by the Ridgecrest &North City Neighborhood Associations for their neighborhood residents will be Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Paramount Park Picnic Shelter, NE. 155th and 10th NE. The event will start at 6 p.m. and continue until dusk. As always, everything is free.

Last year, nearly 1,000 neighbors attended and even more are expected this year. There will be ice cream (with chocolate and cherries), an inflatable for kids (of any age), a concert by the Around the Sound Community Band, and of course, your neighbors to meet and greet. What better way to start your observance of Celebrate Shoreline than to come to this event?

A collection site for non-perishable food or cash in support of the Hopelink Food Bank will be provided. Contact Patty Hale at 206-365-8596 or Charlotte Haines 206-362-1131 for additional information.

Fire department offers Safe Sitter classes

The Shoreline Fire Department will offer a three-session class for 11- to 13-year-olds who want to be sure they are qualified to do babysitting.

Shoreline’s “Safe Sitter” class will be held after school on Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 18 and 20, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. A final class will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Classes will be held at Shoreline Fire Department headquarters, 17525 Aurora Ave. N. There will be a $15 fee for a manual and course completion card.

The nationally recognized Safe Sitter® curriculum includes the following topics such as choking prevention, caring for a choking child, basic first aid, personal safety, injury prevention, babysitting ethics, the business of babysitting and fire and life safety for children.

Participants will learn new skills and enhance their knowledge about caring for children and starting their own babysitting business. Many families require their babysitters to have this training.

Class size is limited, so register early. To ask questions or register for the Safe Sitter class, call Melanie at 206-533-6500 or e-mail

Block Watch program Volunteers needed

The Shoreline Police Department is seeking two volunteers to assist with coordinating the city’s Block Watch program.

Block Watch brings neighbors together to prevent crimes and get to know one another. Duties may include outreach to citizens to promote Block Watch, responding to calls from residents, preparing and mailing paperwork, and coordinating with other city programs such as emergency preparedness education.

A minimum commitment of four hours per week, the ability to work independently and a King County Sheriff’s Office background check are required. For more information, please contact Shoreline Police Officer Sue Sherwood at 206-363-8424.

Walk, run at ‘Celebrate Shoreline’

Walkers and runners can preregister to participate in this year’s Celebrate Shoreline Rotary Run 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Shoreline Stadium.

Visit to register online or register at Shoreline Stadium beginning at 7:45 a.m. the day of the race. Adult preregistration is $20 and $25 the day of the race; $15 for middle and high school students; and $10 for children 12 and under.

The event includes a 5K run or walk and a 10K run. The course is flat and fast, giving runners a chance at a personal best time. If you’re a walker, the parks and the back streets create a peaceful and fun event to walk with your friends, including pets (scoop and leash laws apply).

The run is sponsored by the Shoreline Rotary Foundation with proceeds going to the Shoreline Community College Foundation and the YMCA/Family Center of North King and South Snohomish Counties.

Help end hunger inWestern Washington

Help feed hungry people in our community by becoming a Product Recovery Specialist at Food Lifeline. On a mission to end hunger in Western Washington, the nonprofit announced a new volunteer program that provides wholesome, nutritious food to those who need it, and supports community partnerships with retail grocery stores.

Volunteers will handle perishable food donations from local grocers, sorting products for quality and safety, and rescuing thousands of pounds of food each week from landfills for distribution to emergency shelters, meal programs and food banks in the Puget Sound area. Qualified volunteers should be able to commit to a three-hour shift one afternoon a week, read food labels in English and follow written culling guidelines, lift a maximum of 15-20 pounds and work cooperatively in small groups.

For more information, contact Stacia Bowe, volunteer resources assistant, at, or call 206-545-6600.

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