Around Town

  • Oscar Halpert<br>Enterprise editor
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 12:00pm

NightWaves offers teens Lynnwood

The City of Lynnwood teen programs will be hosting NightWaves Teen Night at the Lynnwood Recreation Center, 18900 44th Ave. W., on Saturday, March 10, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight.

NightWaves Teen Night is for teens in grades 7-12. Admission is $5 with a school ID or NightWaves wristband. NightWaves wristbands are passed out at College Place, Meadowdale Alderwood and Brier Terrace middle schools during lunch on the week prior to NightWaves.

Activities will include a St. Patrick’s Day theme, professional DJ and dance, free food and beverages, Dance Dance Revolution competitions, swimming in the pool and sauna, movies, racquetball and use of the weight room.

For more information, contact Jennifer Savage, Teen Programs Coordinator at 425-744-6471 or via e-mail at You also can visit the teen Web site at

Terrace citizens to hold meeting

Citizen Voices, a Mountlake Terrace citizens’ group that meets to discuss a variety of issues, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 24, at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

The meeting provides a platform for the many new citizen activities and organizations to tell the community about their plans — from gardening to dog parks to politics. This meeting will give you a place to learn of these groups, to let your neighbors know about your concerns and ideas and to share some good food. For more information, call Sharon Maynard at 425-774-1142.

Train aficionados holding rails event

The Swamp Creek &Western Railroad Association, will hold its 21st annual Rollin’ Rails event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3.

The event will be held at the Edgewood Baptist Church, 20406 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. Admission is $4 each for this annual fundraiser. Children 12 and under are admitted free. There’s free parking available at the church.

Rollin’ Rails introduces children of all ages to the world of trains. Participants will be invited to get their hands on the track and the trains, and then run them themselves. Some of it’s actually on the carpeted floor. There will be wood trains for younger kids, Lego trains, and some beautifully detailed scale railroad layouts.

The Swamp Creek &Western Railroad Association maintains a fixed exhibit in the baggage room of the Edmonds Amtrak Station, which will also be open during the same hours. It’s been there for over 28 years, and work on it continues. That location is more like a museum, and the association’s goal is to preserve it and demonstrate the operation of real models that are built to look and operate like the real thing. Don’t forget to sign the guest book.

Shriners install new treasurer

Merle Claflin, a resident of Bothell, was recently installed as Treasurer of the Nile Shriners in a ceremony at the Shrine Center in Mountlake Terrace.

Claflin is a retired printer and direct marketer.

The Nile Shrine is a Masonic organization whose primary focus is the care of children suffering from orthopedic conditions or burn injuries. Two Shriners hospitals, one located in Spokane, Wash., and one in Portland, Ore., provide the care for children coming from the Pacific Northwest region, i.e., Alaska, Washington, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. In the past 10 years, these hospitals have provided over 4,000 appointments at no charge.

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