“Bridging Cultures: Muslims in Our Communities” is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd. in Mukilteo.
The event is led by Paul Kramer, of Mukilteo, who has been involved in organizing local interfaith events.
David Fenner, an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, will be the speaker. He has helped lead the Bridging Cultures project, which offers professional development workshops for teachers and administrators to help them assist immigrant students and parents from Muslim-majority countries navigate the public school system.
More info: “Bridging Cultures” on Facebook.
Kick off summer with a rumpus for kids
Families with young children are invited to kick off summer with a “Wild Rumpus Dance Party,” 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW. Dance, play musical games, and enjoy story break and a snack. Silly attire is welcome.
More info: 360-629-3132
Help plant a rain garden
Learn more about rain gardens as you help plant one, 5-7 p.m. Thursday in Lynnwood. Gloves and refreshments will be provided. Families are welcome.
Participants will see a variety of rain garden designs, talk with experts from the Snohomish Conservation District, and be entered to win a rain barrel.
More info: lynnwoodrain.eventbrite.com
Edmonds pier construction
Expect to see construction crews on the Edmonds fishing pier beginning today. The work is a follow-up to a major renovation of the pier last year. Additional work is required on the center joints as well as other smaller repairs.
The pier will remain open, but on any given day a portion of one or two pier bays may be closed.
The repairs also may require some fishing areas to be closed some days to avoid conflict between fishing gear and the workers below.
Construction crews will use the east half of the nearby parking lot for staging but other parking lot will remain open. Construction is expected to last about five weeks.
More info: 425-771-0230
Meadowdale Beach Park planning
Snohomish County has arranged a meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss potential improvements at Meadowdale Beach Park. The location is Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. SW, Lynnwood.
Stakeholders who have been meeting since 2014 favor replacing 130 feet of railroad embankment near the shore with a bridge that would improve beach access for park patrons, fish migration and sediment flow from Lund’s Gulch Creek.