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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:53am

Lots of kids stuff and more for sale

The Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will have its big (80 moms and 173 kids participating) sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1 and 2 at Alderwood Community Church, 3403 Alderwood Mall Boulevard in Lynnwood. The sale, which will benefit the local MOPS program, will include clothes of varying sizes, toys, furniture and household items.

Spring planting event in Brier

Brier Parks and Recreation is having a Spring Planting event at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2 at Brier Park, 2903- 228th St. SW that will kick off the revitalization of Brier Park’s woods. Volunteers hope to install more than 200 native plants in one day. The plants will help stop soil erosion, as well as provide food and shelter for birds. Bring gloves and a shovel or trowel. Free hotdogs, sodas and seed packets for participants — while supplies last. For more details or to register, call 425-771-2062 or visit the city of Brier’s Web site at

New theater busy first weekend

Loews Alderwood opened its doors Easter Weekend to great success, debuting as the No. 1 theater in the Seattle marketplace overall, a press release stated. It was the highest grossing theater by more than 40 percent. The attendance for opening weekend was more than 15,000, despite the theater not opening its doors until 5 p.m. Friday, March 25.

Baha’is have

event in Terrace

The Baha’is of Mountlake Terrace invites the public to a free showing of a documentary “Baha’u’llah, The Prisoner of Akka” regarding the life and teachings of Baha’u’llah, the prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith. Come learn why 5,000,000 souls in 116,000 localities worldwide believe that world unity and peace are not only possible, but inevitable. The event is from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

It’s spring, garden club season

The Mountlake Terrace Garden club is looking for new members, volunteers and/or donations. Membership is $10 per year and the club offers residents an opportunity to share ideas about beautifying the city and their yards. For more information, call garden club president Dave Mercer at 425-774-8440.

Dog training course at PAWS

A seven-week dog training course is offered from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 13-May 25. The program, offered by PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) and taught by Caren Malgesini, certified pet-dog trainer will be taught at the Lynnwood Shelter at 15305 44th Ave. W. Dogs must be six months and older. Limit: seven dogs. Cost is $100 (includes a $50 donation to PAWS). Info and pre-registration: 425-787-2500 ext. 820 or

Scouting for Food at area stores

Local Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venturing Crews are conducting a neighborhood food collection program at Albertson’s, Fred Meyers, Petosa’s, QFC, Safeway and Top Foods grocery stores in Bothell, Canyon Park, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace and Thrashers Corner through April 6.

Scouts will be asking shoppers to contribute cans and non-perishable food items that will be donated to area food banks. The Scouts will be stationed in front of stores on the weekends of March 26-27 and April 2-3. There will also be collection totes at the stores.

Relay For Life at Lynnwood complex

The Lynnwood High School and City Athletic Complex has been chosen for the 2005 Relay For Life of South Snohomish County site. Organizers for the event, which benefits the American Cancer Society, hopes the central location of the field (across from the Alderwood Mall) will create a greater sense of awareness about cancer and the foundation’s cause. This year’s local Relay for Life event will run from Saturday, May 21 until Sunday morning, May 22. The event raises money through lap donations. Folks participating, which include cancer survivors, family and friends of those who have or had cancer and more, walk around a track for about 24 hours non-stop. There are also opportunities to donate money to commemorate a luminary bag for a loved one.

Registration is due before April 9. The first of four Team Captain meetings is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 at the Lynnwood High School Career Center. For more information, call Mark Walker at 425-493-9694, Lyn Rau at 206-947-3362 or Candice Cochran at 425-322-1116.

Alderwood Garden Club plant sale

The Alderwood Garden Club is having their Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 16 at the Mill Creek Community Church, 16415 North Rd, Mill Creek, located at the corner of 164th Street SW. and North Rd., from I-5 travel east. This fund-raiser supports the group’s scholarship fund. There will be a large variety of plants including perennials, shrubs and more. For more information, call 425-743-1430.

Food banks need food, volunteers

Concern For Neighbors Food Bank in Mountlake Terrace needs people who can drive a truck (yours or theirs) and helpers who can ride along to pick up food during the week. To volunteer, call 425-778-7227 and leave your name and contact information.

Other area food banks: Lynnwood (425-745-1635) and Edmonds (425-778-5833) need people who can help sort and pass out food on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday or just show up at one of the locations and offer your services. MLT and Edmonds Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m. until Noon. Lynnwood- Wednesday Noon until 6 p.m.

MLT has Around the World in stories

How does a frog become a prince? Folklore around the world tells us how the weak become strong and the meek become brave. Come and listen to incredible tales of transformation and change with celebrated storyteller, Jill Johnson from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Mountlake Terrace Library and from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the Lynnwood Library. The event is for children ages 5 and up with their caregivers, and anyone else who loves a good tale. For more information, Mountlake Terrace residents may call 425-776-8722 and Lynnwood residents may call 425-778-2148.

Lost a bike or

have it stolen?

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department’s evidence room is overflowing with lost or stolen and found bicycles.

Police officials there said folks don’t always think to report their bicycles missing to police and also don’t think to call area police departments to check if they’ve been found. So by the end of the summer police department’s have several bicycles that if not claimed would be auctioned off.

When calling a police department to inquire about a lost or stolen bicycle be prepared to have a full description of the bike and the registration information if you have it and an approximate date the bike was found missing.

Mountlake Terrace residents wishing to register their bicycle, skateboard or motorized scooter can do so for free at the Mountlake Terrace Police Department.

For more information about lost or stolen bicycles call your local police department. For Mountlake Terrace 425-670-8260, for Lynnwood call 425-744-6900 and for Brier 425-775-5452.

Sponsor the

next Hi!5 Run

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood is looking for sponsors for the next Hi!5 Run in Lynnwood scheduled for Aug. 28, 2005.

The 5K and 10K runs are looking for different sponsorships such as the title sponsor for $10,000 and co-sponsors for $5,000. The title sponsors receive exclusive premier location on the back of the official Lynnwood Hi!5 shirts. According to Rotary sponsor committee members some other benefits include marketing money leverage with a 300,000 plus marketing exposure. Recognition for involvement in the local community and support of Rotary programs. Sponsors who sign up soon will also receive other benefits. To be included in the advertising material, all sponsorships must be secured by March 31, 2005. There are also other promotional opportunities. Call Harry Truitt at 425-771-2679 for more information.

Boys &Girls Club new teen center

The Alderwood Boys &Girls Club had a grand opening for their new teen center on Sept. 29. The new teen center consists of a multimedia entertainment system, computers, furniture, pool, foos ball and ping pong. The teen center will be open to kids in grades 7-12. For more information call the club at 425-258-2436.

Have a court date? Click here:

Citizens can now go to a new website,, and look up their court dates by clicking on “find your court date” and entering a valid name or case number.

All courts in Washington including Lynnwood Municipal and South Snohomish County District Court are on the site except for Seattle Municipal Court.

Given that court proceedings may be rescheduled at any time, official said, users are encouraged to call their local court the morning of their appearance. An automated court directory is also available online via the Washington Courts website, combined with a “Courthouse Locator” which provides maps and directions to every courthouse throughout Washington State. For the Lynnwood Municipal Court call 425-670-6668. For the South Snohomish County District Court call 425-774-8803.

Donate an old cell phone for safety

Project Donate a Phone is back on and the need is high, say officials for The Snohomish County Center for Battered Women.

The center is in need of old or new cellular phones, even ones with missing parts can help, Center officials said. Usable cell phones will be provided free to all women who use the center’s services. In case of emergency old phones can still be used to dial 911. The ones that can’t be used will be recycled to a business who has agreed to pay the non-profit organization for parts. To donate phones, drop them off at the Mountlake Terrace Police Department at 5906 232nd St. SW. For more information call Terri or Vicci at 425-259-2827.

Donate your old car for a local cause

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County have started a car donation program. Funds from the program will benefit the activities of the Boys and Girls Clubs. For more information call 1-800-246-0493.

Community Focus briefs for the cities of Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier can be sent to or mailed to 4303 198th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA. 98036, attention Shannon Sessions. E-mail is preferred. Include contact number with area code for publication in the newspaper. Briefs are printed on a space-available basis.

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