Front Porch: Celebrate diverse cultures in Marysville Saturday

Multicultural fair

Saturday Marysville’s first Multicultural Fair to celebrate diversity in the Marysville-Tulalip communities and the many cultures who call the area home.

The free downtown event is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Comeford Park, 514 Delta Ave. Enjoy music and dance from around the world on stage in the Rotary Pavilion; experience traditions from other lands through demonstrations and displays; and sample ethnic foods available for purchase. For more information, call 360-363-8086 or go to

Monroe open house: An open house is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the new Providence Medical Building in Monroe.

The $22 million building includes an urgent care center that will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Saturday’s event includes tours, a free community barbecue and family activities. The building is at 19200 N. Kelsey St.

For more information, go to

Help state traffic count: Volunteers are needed to help the Washington State Department of Transportation collect data on bicyclists and pedestrians next week. The counts will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Oct. 3. Volunteers are needed at 11 intersections in Everett. Participants can help on any of the days; shifts are two hours long, 7-9 a.m. or 4-6 p.m.

To register, go to or contact Ed Fisher, Everett Public Works, 425-257-8932 or

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