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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:13am

Fitness offerings at aquatic center

Yoga and Pilates classes are now being offered at the West Coast Family Aquatic Center, 15622 Country Club Drive in Mill Creek.

All classes are designed for beginners through intermediate and are taught by certified instructors. Drop-in fee is $5 per class. For more information call 425-745-3474.

Toastmasters club seeks members

The Mill Creek Toastmasters Club, sponsored by the Mill Creek Business Association, is looking for members.

The Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday in the conference room at the Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Drive.

Call Sven Mogelgaard at 425-482-9529 or visit for more information.

Child safety seat installations

Snohomish County Fire District 7 offers child safety seat installation. Installation times are by appointment only because not all fire stations have a certified child safety seat technician on every shift.

Call 425-486-1217 for more information or to schedule a seat installation.

Rescue Pup in need of donations

Rescue Pup, a Mill Creek-based non profit organization that finds homes for stray sick and injured dogs, regularly needs donations to cover veterinary expenses.

Donations can be made at Pet Pleasers, a pet supply store operated by Rescue Pup, which is located at the corner of 9th Avenue SE and 164th Street SE.

In addition to donations, the organization also needs volunteers to serve as foster homes for dogs it receives.

For more information, call 425-742-6072.

DARE chocolate shield fund raiser

Mill Creek police are selling police department chocolate shields for $2 to benefit the DARE program.

The shields were made from a mold that was designed with the Mill Creek water wheel and the words “Mill Creek Police.” The shields can be purchased at the police department’s service counter inside City Hall, 15728 Main St.

A sneak peek at summer camp

Thinking about summer camp? Camp Killoqua invites families to attend an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 24. Tour camp, meet the staff and see Killoqua’s 185-acre facility for yourself.

No reservations are needed for the open house. Call for driving directions.

Camp Killoqua , which is located just 20 miles northwest of Everett, offers day and resident camp programs for youth throughout the summer.

Camp Fire USA Snohomish County Council has operated Camp Killoqua since 1941.

For more information about the camp, visit or call 425-258-5437.

Rep. Ericks a

‘job maker’

The Association of Washington Business (AWB) and the Washington Roundtable included state Rep. Mark Ericks (D-Bothell) in their updated annual list of “JobMakers” released a few days ago, in recognition of his work and voting record in the 2006 Legislative Session.

“By creating more jobs, we’re furthering the development of prosperous, stable communities throughout Washington, and this year we passed a lot of bills that are definitely job makers,” said Ericks.

Ericks is vice chair of the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee and prime sponsor of the companion bill that provides a business and occupation tax credit for pop syrup purchases.

Other measures taken by House Democrats and approved by the 2006 Legislature to improve the state’s business climate include tax breaks, incentives and supports for the semiconductor, aluminum and aerospace manufacturing industries, as well as the biotechnology and the motion picture industries.

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