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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:26am

Representatives to discuss session

Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-Lake Forest Park, and Rep. Maralyn Chase, D-Shoreline, welcome community members to discuss the 2006 legislative session at a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Northshore Utility District, located at 6830 NE. 185th St. in Kenmore.

The representatives of the 32nd legislative district serve Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and part of Edmonds, Woodway and the Finn Hill area.

Citizen’s Academy registration begins

The Shoreline Police Department invites residents to participate in this year’s “Citizen’s Academy.” Together with the King County Sheriff’s Office, Shoreline Police have designed a program to increase the understanding between citizens and the police department through education. The class is limited to residents of Shoreline, or those who work in the city of Shoreline and will be held from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday evening beginning March 21 through May 23 at the King County Sheriff’s Office Precinct 2 in Kenmore.

Class size is limited and will be filled on first-come, first-served basis. Applications are available at the main police station and neighborhood storefronts. There is no cost for the class. For more information, contact Officer Elfenson at 363-8424 or Officer Obstler at 546-3636

Host families are needed

Global Partners is looking for families in the North King/South Snohomish county areas to host Japanese nursing and nutrition college students in March. Students will be studying English at a study center from March 12-28. Host families will receive a stipend of $18 a night for their hospitality. For more information, please contact Darlene Aaby at 425-483-1201.

Help eradicate ivy in South Woods

South Woods Preservation Group invites volunteers to help eradicate invasive ivy from South Woods from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. The woods are located at 150th and 25th Ave. NE. in Shoreline. Volunteers should bring work gloves and clipping tools. Food and beverage will be provided.

At noon, naturalist Richard Tinsley will provide a nature tour for newcomers to learn about native species. This counts toward community service credit for students or scouts. For more information, visit the Web site or call Charlie Brown at 206-363-5517.

Kiwanis Club hosts fire dept. speaker

The Shoreline Kiwanis Club has invited guest speaker Melanie Granfors, of the Shoreline Fire Department, to talk about the department’s new children’s safety center. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Spiro’s on 185th Street and Aurora Avenue N.

The Kiwanis Club meets every second and fourth Wednesdays at Spiro’s. Visiting guests are welcome.

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