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Monroe: NASCAR program in June

Racing fans have the chance to ride or even drive along in a NASCAR race car at Monroe’s Evergreen Speedway this summer. The June 26-28 Richard Petty Driving Experience kicks off the track’s “Speed Week,” which includes driver meet-and-greets and two days of racing.

The event will be the first time the ride-along program has come to the 5/8-mile track at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. It includes a 12-lap driving program for $399 or the chance to ride shotgun with an experienced driver for $99.

More info: 800-237-3889 or

Mill Creek: Relay for Life meeting Thursday

Mill Creek volunteers are interested in starting a new Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. To pull off the event, at least 35 fundraising teams and more than 40 volunteers are needed.

An organizational meeting is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Merrill Gardens, 14905 Bothell-Everett Highway.

More info: 425-322-1113.

Camano: How to prevent falls in home

Merrill Gardens plans to host a program on preventing falls at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island.

More info: 360-387-0222.

Stanwood: Expo registration still open

Stanwood High School FFA students plan to host this year’s Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winter School on Saturday at the high school, 7400 272nd St. NW.

The educational event is presented by Washington State University Extension office, WSU Livestock Master Foundation and the Cattlemen’s Association.

According to program coordinator Joan Devries, this is a festival of agriculture learning not just for farmers and ranchers, but also gardeners, foodies, locavores and fans of urban homesteading.

Cost is $60, or $10 for middle school and high school students. Admission includes five classes, breakfast, lunch and a trade show.

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