Community Focus

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:53am

Going on a

Reading Quest

A land of castles, magicians and dragons awaits children at Sno-Isle Libraries this year. The Brier, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace libraries are offering children ages 12 and younger the opportunity to go on a Reading Quest. This yearlong reading program supports families in building a love of reading. “Developing a love for reading early is the key to learning for a lifetime,” says Kay O’Connell, Sno-Isle Libraries children’s services manager.

Reading Quest is the children’s part of the 2005 reading initiative More to Explore, which highlights a different Dewey Decimal System range each month. In March, featured subjects are mythology and religion. In April, folk tales and social sciences will be highlighted. The libraries are hosting special programs and displays to support the monthly theme. For example, Lynnwood Library will host a performance of “Hercules and the Golden Apple” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. For more information, contact your local Sno-Isle library, or visit the Sno-Isle Web site at

Alderwood Garden Club plant sale

The Alderwood Garden Club is having its Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 16 at the Mill Creek Community Church, 16415 North Road, Mill Creek. This fund-raiser supports the group’s scholarship fund. There will be a large variety of plants including perennials, shrubs and more. Early birds get the unusual plants. For more information call 425-743-1430.

Hunting for

eggs in Brier

The city of Brier will have a traditional egg hunt for the Easter holiday at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26 at Brier Park, 2903 228th St. SW For more information go to the city’s web site at

Ham it up for

a good cause

Before March 24 go to the Grocery Outlet in Lynnwood and signup to have a two-minute shopping spree which will benefit area food banks for the Easter holiday and the winner will also receive a $50 gift certificate for themselves. Along with the shopping spree, The Grocery Outlet, at 19800 44th Avenue W., will also be giving away about 350 hams to area foodbanks. The drawing for the shopping spree will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24. The actual shopping spree time will be at 9 a.m. Friday, March 25 at the Lynnwood store. For more information call the store’s manager, Larry Brown, at 425-774-0198.

MLT has Around the World in stories

Storyteller Jill Johnson will relate incredible folklore tales of transformation and change from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Mountlake Terrace Library and from 2-3 p.m. Saturday April 23 at the Lynnwood Library. For children ages 5 and up with their caregivers, and anyone else who loves a good tale. For more information, in Mountlake Terrace call 425-776-8722, in Lynnwood 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.

Food banks need 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. Call 425-778-7227 message phone and leave your name.

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.

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.

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