City Hall holiday closed Monday
Mill Creek City Hall will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2 in observance of New Year’s Day.
Ensley to speak at garden club lunch
Janet Ensley of the Evergreen neighborhood will be the featured guest at the next luncheon meeting of the Mill Creek Garden Club.
Ensley will share some of the outstanding and unique past winners of the Pacific Northwest gardens competition. She is the seminar manager of the Northwest and San Francisco Flower &Garden shows. She also chairs the Northwest Perennial Alliance and produced the NPA’s open garden directory for seven years. Her garden was featured in the Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest magazine in June of 2004 and was on the Mill Creek Garden Club’s garden tour in July of 2004.
The luncheon is set for 11 a.m. Jan. 10 at the Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Drive.
Club membership is open to all interested gardeners, serious as well as social. Annual dues are $20 and meetings are held at the Mill Creek Country Club the second Tuesday of each month except in June, July and August. Luncheon costs for members are $17 and $20 for non-members.
For reservations or more information, call Marlene King at 425-337-1316.
Book group meets Jan. 4
One of the book discussion groups supported by Friends of the Mill Creek Library, BYOB (Bring Your Own Book), will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Starbucks, 15517 Main Street in Mill Creek Town Center.
Readers will have five minutes to talk about any book they enjoy reading. The group meets the first Wednesday of every other month.
Child safety seat installations
Snohomish County Fire District 7 offers child safety seat installation. Installation times are by appointment 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 needs 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.
Hospice needs caring volunteers
Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County needs volunteers who are compassionate, good listeners and unafraid of being in the presence of those who are ill, dying or grieving, to volunteer once a week for up to four hours.
The next informational meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5. Training will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays from Jan. 19 through Feb. 23.
For information about where the training will be held or to preregister, call Joan or Michelle at 425-261-4808.
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