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Festival of culture

Join the Marysville School District for its Festival of World Cultures, 5 to 8 p.m. May 17 at Cedarcrest Middle School, 6400 88th St. NE.

All who live in the district are welcome. There will be music, food, art and performances. Those who attend have the opportunity to learn words in Spanish, Russian, Tagalog and Lushootseed, the language of several Native American tribes in the region.

More than 1,500 students who speak around 40 languages are enrolled in the district’s English Language Learner program, said Deborah Parker, the district’s director of equity, diversity and indigenous education.

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Solidarity march

The Delta Neighborhood holds a monthly march for solidarity with immigrants and refugees. This month’s march is taking place from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday. It begins at 18th Street and McDougall Avenue.

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Learn to luge

Children ages 9 to 13 are invited to learn about luge, the high-speed winter sport, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. May 18 and 19 at Arrowhead Ranch, 615 Arrowhead Rd., Camano Island.

The recruitment event is put on by USA Luge. Nearly 90 percent of athletes on the past two Olympic luge teams have come through its programs, coach Aidan Kelly said.

No experience is necessary. The goal is to find kids who someday could become Olympic athletes. Those with promise will be invited to learn the sport next winter.

Usually luge sleds travel at speeds around 90 mph. Children who participate will move at a much slower rate in sleds with wheels, along a concrete course.

More info: Learn more and register online at, or call 1-800-USA-LUGE.

Mountlake Terrace Town Center Plan open house

The city will be holding an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at 6100 219th St. SW, No. 220, Mountlake Terrace. Attendees will have a chance to review and comment on the environmental impact statement for the Town Center.

The existing Town Center is roughly bounded by 228th Street SW on the north, 55th Avenue W on the east, 244th Street SW on the south, and 58th Avenue W on the west. The amended Town Center would be roughly bounded by 230th Street SW on the north, 55th Avenue W on the east, 237th Street SW on the south, and I-5 on the west.

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Everett fire station reopens

Everett Fire Department’s Station 2 closed in March for maintenance. It opened again Friday.

The station is at 2201 16th St. During repairs, two emergency vehicles were moved to another location on Oakes Avenue.

Initially the depot was expected to be closed until mid-April. The timeline shifted after work started, because of issues with the building’s age.

Renovations were made to improve safety in the 50-year-old structure, and to add separate quarters for female firefighters.

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