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C4 *:- The Arlington Times/The Marysville Globe The Weekender , CT suggests riding Regional Council launches bikes to work Friday help create pedestrian-friendly Special to The Weekender Snohomish County, WA - Tired of spending your mornings and evenings stuck in traffic? WRQ Bike to Work Day on May 18 is a chance to experience first hand the benefits of bicycle commuting - including, physical fitness, reduc- ing stress, saving money, reducing traffic congestion, and having fun. This is the 11 th year Cascade Bicy- cle Club has organized Bike to Work Day in the Puget Sound, and thousands of people are expected to participate. Bike to Work Day support sta- tions will be set up at 33 locations in King, Pierce and SnohomAsh counties. Each station will have free commuter information and maps, free refreshments, free sou- venirs and cool Bike to Work Day merchandise. A bicycle mechanic will also be on hand. Commuxlity Transit is sponsor- ing Snohomish County's Bike to Work Day commuter stations as part of its commitment to reduc- ing congestion and providing alternative commutes. The Boeing support station, at 75th Street SW and Seaway, will be open from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m. The Lynnwood Park & Ride station, at 202nd Street SW and 46th Avenue W (in the southeast corner by the Interurban Trail) will be open from 6 to 9 a.m. For those whose commutes may seem too daunting to ride entirely by bicycle, every transit bus in the Puget Sound is equipped with an easy-to-use bicy- cle rack. You can ride your bike to the park & ride or the nearest bus stop, then put it on the bus' bike rack and relax the rest of the way in to work. Each bus has room for two bicycles and space is available first come, first served. For more information, visit www.biketoworkday.org or www.commtrans.org. Call 425.353.RIDE for transit informa- tion. Cascade Bicycle Club's WRQ Bike to Work Day is made possible by generous contributions from organization sponsors including: WRQ, a Seattle-based software company, Adobe, Boeing, City of Seattle, Chf Bar, Community Transit, Greater Redmond Transportation Management Asso- ciation, King County Metro, 710 NewsRadio K1RO, Nantucket Nec- tars, Pepsi, Sakson & Taylor Con- sulting, Sound Transit and Subaru of America - Western Region. Cascade Bicycle Club is one of the nation's largest bicycle clubs with over 4,500 members in Greater Seattle. Cascade is a non- profit organization with an educa- tion foundation that promotes bicycling safety and skills throughout Washington state. For more information, call Community Transit at 800.562.1375.~ THIS WEEK... Snohomish County extends tourism week into a month Special to The Weekender EVERET-- After the Travel Industry Association of America declared May 6 to 12 National Tourism Week, Snohomish County Executive Bob Drewei and the county council have proclaimed the entire month of May as Tourism Month in Snohomish County. erates tax revenue in Snohomish County, too, according to informa- tion from the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau. The bureau reports that tourism generates 9,590 jobs in the county with a payroll of $151.7 and $8.5 million in local taxes. Tourism generates $35.5 in state taxes. ~: t~ staie~wliS~on,, ~ .... 4252348.5802 ,or visit the website Tourism creates jobs and gen- at www.snohomish.org. '~O BULLS continued from page C 1 CONTINI lING. . all atlzletes appearing at the event are by invitation only so you see the best riders around. Kids get into the action as well, as six extraordinary little bucka- roos climb on some of the rankest miniature bucking bulls around during the Luft Trailer Mini Buck- ers Championship. Intermission will feature the Line-X Ring of Fear, one of the cra- ziest cowboy games ever seen. Six cowboys are put in their own ring inside the arena and a bull is let loose to figure out which cowboy it wants to destroy first. The last cowboy standing in their respec- tive ring wins. Tickets can be purchased at the Tacoma Dome box office, all Tick- etMaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available without service charge at Beth West Western Wear in Bothell. Coupons for $2 off are available at Titus Will Ford and participating Line-X dealers. Visit with your favorite bull rider at McCabe's American Music Cafe in Tacoma after the show, ~O PLAN AHEAD . . . LIG R STORE & 1.750 L 36 MONTH CANADIAN *18.95 Brand Size SAVE SALE , , , ,i., r , Black Velvet ~dlan .750 mL $I.00 ~.~ Jim Beam Bourbon 750 mL $I O0 'I 2.45 GOb~i's Gin .750 ml. $1.00 '8.95 Smirnoff Vodka 1.750 L $2.o0 *24.95 Cuervo Tequila Especial .750 ml. $1.10 Special to The Weekender SEATTLE -- Puget Sound Regional Council, in conjunction with twelve cities and towns, is launching a workshop series in May that will help our region build more livable-, pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly communities. For the past three years, Walkable Community Workshops have guid- ed commissioners, staff, citizens, and others in hundreds of commu- nities across the country through a helpful analysis and improvement program. Many times tangible results come from the workshops: traffic calming programs that work; revitalized main streets; pedestrian-friendly intersections; model crosswalk and model corri- dors; and model school traffic management programs. These half-day courses for pro- fessionals in the fields of plan- ning, engineering, law enforce- ment and education--as well as elected officials and citizens--pro- vide the information on how to turn communities into pedestrian- friendly places. The courses com- bine practical presentations on the latest urban designs with field- work where participants apply what they've learned. A team of two seasoned instructors will facil- itate the twelve workshops in our region. The communities hosting work- shops choose their own focus.. Some will hold a more general workshop focused on educating participants about what makes a community "walkable" and the multiple benefits pedestrian and bicycle-friendly design features brings to the community. Others will hone in on a specific walkabili- ty problem, such as a street or cor- ridor where pedestrian access and safety is a problem. Puget Sound Regional Council was one of six MPOs selected nationally through a competitive grant process to receive this series of Walkable Community work- shops. The grant program is through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bicycling and Walking Information Center. Funding for the Workshop Series also comes from the Transit Sta- tion Communities grant program Issues and from the Washington State llness Department of Transportation. crossing d Workshop schedule over also be Maple Valley, May 16, 8 a.m. - 12 noon. The City of Maple this area. Valley is hosting the workshop. The focus will be on the Lakep.m. Wilderness Trail, especially miss- the ing links in the trail and other bar- riers to trail use. A special focus will be on the crossing of the trail in the vicinity of Kent-Kangley - 12 Road. Renton, May 16, 1 to 5 p.m. uses for The workshop is hosted by the City of Renton and will promote west community-wide understanding of the benefits of improving walkabil- ity. It will also give workshop par- mamish I ticipants ideas on how to incorpo- the ROW rate pedestrian and bicycle-friend- ly design into the cityis overallPark, the! program, and Shoreline, May 17, 8:00 a.m. exist - 12 noon. The workshop is host- ed by the City of Shoreline. The For area of focus will be the Westmin- ster Triangle and Aurora Square, Aue near N. 155th St. and Aurora Ave. itrdenine Luncheon and plant Sale ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Gar- den Club is holding its third annual semi- nar, luncheon, and plant sale on Satur- day, May 19 at Immaculate Conception Church on 1200 East Fifth. The plant sale will begin at 10 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. The guest speaker is Scott Conner, whose weekly gardening programs are broadcast on KOMO radio every Satur- day and Sunday morning. Tickets for the event are $10, and may be purchased at the Arlington Times office. Profits from the annual event support Garden Club community Tickets are available at Snow Goose Bookstore in Stanwood, at Scott's Book- store in Mount Vernon, and at the door. 2o6.528.2153. Compost bin sale EVEREI'I" -- Snohomish County Solid Waste Management and the City of Everett Public Works Department will be selling 5,500 compost bins at a Back- yard Compost Bin Sale May 19 at sever- al locations around the county. The Earth Machine backyard com- poster is available to Snohomish County residents only for $20 -- normally $80 retail -- in north county at Fred Meyer's, 9925 State Ave., in Marysville from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 425-388-3425. ing MOUNT VERNON -- KIRO's radio gardener Ciscoe Morris will present =New Ideas" at Christianson's Nursery Saturday, May 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. in a fund raiser for the Children's Hospital Guilds of Skagit County. Frances Ambrose will share com- posting expertise and Lisette Mast will give some tips on growing bulbs. Bob Hart will lead tours of the rhododendron gardens of LaConner Flats next door and Christianson's is offering a container gardening demonstration. Admission is $10 per person, benefit- ing Children's Hospital. ture about wild edible plants 1 to 4 p.m. May 20 at WSU Cooperative Extension, 600 128th St. S.E., in McCollum Park, in Everett. Cost is $15. 425-357-6010. Talks in the Park MARYSVILLE -- Carol Belle will talk about Victorian hanging baskets May 19 in the WSU Master Gardeners of Sno- homish County's "Talk in the Park" series continuing at Jennings Park, 11 a.m. to 12 noon Saturdays through August 25. ers, Also in Jennings Park, the Master WSU M~' Gardeners present Storytime in the GaP ing den, featunng Master Gardener and Sto- ryteller Aly Riddle, on Fndays, from 1 to 2 p.m. Storytimes are garden related every third and for children of all ages. August For information call the Master Gardeners Hotiine at 425-357-6010. Lavender Hills l idstulrl Natural resources RANDLE -- Teenagers who are interested in careers in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, geology and natural resources should consider attending Natural Resources Youth Camp this summer. The non-profit camp provides Wash- ington youth with the opportunity to leam from career professionals in these fields. Activities include wetland walks, a ropes June 1, ! Nights 7:30 See a Ba,room Dance exMa~ion at our SPRIN~OW 2001 course, campfires, and visits to sites such as Mt. St. Helen and Layser Cave, Sunday, June 24 through Saturday June 30 at the Cispus Leaming Center near Randle, Washington. Regular camp for ages 12 - 15 costs $300. Advanced camp, which includes a four-day back- pack tnp for ages 15 - 17, costs $325. Limited scholarships are available through the camp and sponsors, both business and individual, should contact the camp to leam about donating to out- door education. MARYSVILLE -- Lavender Hills Farm, at 7508 108th St. N.E. (Lauck Road) is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the South season. Although the lavender won't open 10 bloom until summer, the historic farm through does offer a picnic area, a gift shop and corner some nice old barns. s6o-651-20~. late , ,,, ..... , Sp~ Farmers' markets the STANWOOD-- Stanwood Farmers' Market is open every Sat. 9 on MaY a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Home- will bring grown blooming pots, hanging baskets, stenciled planters and other hand-craft- ed gifts for morns. Nursery stock, vog- spinning. etable starts and gourmet tomato plants, ing The market is at a new location, under the smokestack in front of S teding Bank on Highway 532. Vendor applications are still being accepted. Call 360-656- webSite at 9056. SNOHOMISH -- Snohomish Farmers Market has started its 10th anniversary season. 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