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Big shiny trucks, up close

Families are invited to Mukilteo’s second annual Touch-a-Truck event Saturday to see and touch emergency vehicles including police, fire, public works and other emergency and utility vehicles.

The event is to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rosehill Community Center Upper Parking Lot, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. There will be arts and crafts and games for kids. Event takes place rain or shine. More info: call 425-263-8180.

Author, editor and publisher Chuck Woodbury, of Edmonds, plans to speak at 6:30 Thursday in the Plaza Room of the Edmonds Library. In his program, “A Writing Life on the Road,” Woodbury will tell how he went from a struggling freelance writer to a national celebrity nearly overnight after embarking on a career as a roving travel writer.

More than 200,000 RVers a month read his websites and daily newsletters. Woodbury continues to travel by RV, logging about 12,000 miles a year gathering stories and making videos for his YouTube channel.

The 90-minute event is part of the Edmonds Literary Series. Admission is free.

Babysitters class: Camp Fire USA is planning to teach youths ages 10 to 14 the how-tos of babysitting. The two-week course will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 11 and May 18, at the Jennings Park Barn, 6915 Armar Road. Fee is $40. Registration is required. For information or to register online, visit Parks &Rec. ePlay at marysvillewa.gov or call the Parks and Recreation Office at 360-363-8400.

Nature fair coming: The Watershed Fun Fair is planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Yost Park, 9535 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds. The fair will feature guided nature walks, nature crafts and activities especially for kids. The event features exhibits and information about Puget Sound stewardship, stormwater, fish and wildlife, backyard habitat, recycling, energy and water conservation.

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