Community Focus

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:53am

Identity theft seminar Saturday

State Rep. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, will moderate a panel discussion by experts on ways people can protect themselves from identity theft and what to do if their identity is stolen, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Organizations that are participating in the forum include the FBI, Social Security Administration, Federal Trade Commission, Secret Service, Postal Inspection Service and Washington Bankers Association.

The forum takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 15 in the council chambers at Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St.

County Council candidate debate

A debate featuring Snohomish County Council candidates Dave Gossett and Eva Davies will take place from 5-6 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 14 at the North Creek Grange, 19510 Bothell-Everett Highway, south of Mill Creek.

The format will include a 3-minute opening statement by each candidate. From there, questions will alternate, with each candidate allowed a rebuttal. The debate will end with a 2-minute statement by each candidate. Questions from the audience will be prescreened to issues current to Snohomish County, specifically how they impact senior citizens.

The debate is sponsored by the Snohomish County Council on Aging.

Osteoporosis information offered

Jodi Kuhn and Patti Karthas of The Donaldson Clinic will present a slide show and lecture on independent approaches to dealing with osteoporosis at next week’s meeting of the Mill Creek Women’s Club.

The meeting is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Drive, followed by a luncheon.

The club meets the third Wednesday of each month except for June, July and August. Annual dues are $20. Luncheons are $17 and $20 for guests. For more information, call Candie Lambert at 425-357-5781.

Marriage series begins at church

Mill Creek Alliance Church is sponsoring a free marriage enrichment series beginning Tuesday, Oct. 18, and meeting every Tuesday through Nov. 29.

The video material that will be used in the program is Dr. Kevin Leman’s “Making the Most of Marriage; Building a Relationship that Will Last a Lifetime.” Leman has been featured on several nationally televised programs shows, including Oprah and Today.

Engaged couples are invited. Free child care for children through 12 will be provided.

Classes begin at 7 p.m. at the Tri-Way Grange, 3509 Seattle Hill Road, near Mill Creek Elementary School. For more information, call 425-742-5570.

Lions seeking vendors for bazaar

The Mill Creek Lions Club is seeking vendors for its second annual craft bazaar, which will take place Dec. 2-3 at the Tri-Way Grange Hall, 3509 Seattle Hill Road, Mill Creek.

Vendors can get more information online at or by calling Kathy Schumer at 206-890-1369.

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 in need of donations

Rescue Pup, a Mill Creek-based nonprofit 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.

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