Front Porch: Watch celestial event today

See transit of Venus!

The Everett Astronomical Society is scheduled, weather permitting, to host public viewing of the Transit of Venus across the face of the sun, 3-8:30 p.m. today at the ‘west bluff’ parking lot portion of Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd.

Venus will appear as a small dot moving across the sun. It will not occur again for 105 years.

Members of the EAS will have specially filtered telescopes and special solar viewing ‘hydrogen-alpha’ telescopes available to see this phenomenon.

For more information, call 425-486-9733.

Tracks to be replaced: A portion of 172nd Street NE at 19th Drive NE west of Arlington is scheduled to be closed Wednesday and Thursday. Drivers are urged to steer clear of the area or use alternative routes. Burlington Northern Santa-Fe Railway plans to replace the tracks at the railroad crossing.

‘Sing for the Cure’: Edmonds Community College Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Kirk Marcy, and the Cascade High School Choirs, under the direction of Laurie Cappello, plan to present a concert, “Sing for the Cure,” tonight at 7:30 at Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave.

Suggested donation is $7 for adults or $5 for students.

The concert benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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