Community Focus

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:31am

‘Amsterdam’ topic of local book club

Friends of Mill Creek Library’s regular book group meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Mill Creek Library,15429 Bothell-Everett Highway.

Judy Kessinger will lead the discussion and debate about “Amsterdam” by Ian McEwan and whether it is a comedy, tragedy, satire, horror story or morality tale.

For more information, 425-337-4822 or 425-773-5544.

Women’s club event Wednesday

Josephine Bobbitt of Mill Creek’s University Book Store will speak at the Wednesday, May 17 meeting of the Mill Creek Women’s Club. She will give short reviews of some of the most popular current best sellers.

This meeting is also the club’s annual book swap, where members bring books they’ve finished and exchange for others. Any books left over are sold and the proceeds put in the Pathways account.

At this meeting, dues of $25 will be collected for the 2006-2007 year. Membership is open to all women living within the city of Mill Creek. For reservations for May 17 or information about the organization, call Candie Lambert at 425-357-5781.

City parks advisory board has vacancy

The city of Mill Creek has an opening on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

The parks board serves as an advisory group to the City Council and deals with issues like park development and uses. The board meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Members must be residents of the city of Mill Creek.

If interested in volunteering, send a letter of interest to Sherrie Ringstad, City of Mill Creek, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek, WA 98012, or deliver to City Hall no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, May 15.

Health care is topic of town hall

State representatives John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, and Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish, will host a town hall meeting on health care and Medicare Part D in May.

The meeting takes place from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 20 in the council chambers at Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St.

Hillside Park grand opening event

Hillside Park, the city of Mill Creek’s newest neighborhood park, will be dedicated at a grand opening ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 19.

The event includes remarks by Mayor Donna Michelson and Mayor Pro-tem Terry Ryan and will include refreshments.

The park, located in the Vineyards neighborhood just off Mill Creek Boulevard, includes a play structure, picnic tables and a half-court basketball court.

Local Lions Club seeks host families

The Mill Creek Lions Club is looking for volunteer host families, of high moral character, for its Lions Youth Exchange Program for this summer.

Hosting periods are two to three weeks long, and occur at various times from late June to mid-August.

The club has young people coming from Japan, Norway, Belgium, Italy and Finland.

For more information, call Kathy Schumer at 425-481-0462.

Fitness classes are offered at 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 charter 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.

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