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EVENTS

Student plant sale

The annual spring plant sale by Kamiak High School’s Life Academics program is set for this week and next with a wide variety of flowers, tomatoes, vegetables and herbs.

Hours are 11:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10:35 to 11:05 a.m. and 11:30 to noon Friday in the Kamiak greenhouse behind the school at 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., in Mukilteo.

Students grow the plants from seed and manage the sale. Cash or checks are accepted for plants that range from $1 to $20.

Japanese-American exclusion

Learn about the hundreds of Japanese Americans who in 1942 were forced from their Bainbridge Island homes by the U.S. Army. This was the beginning of the Japanese-American exclusion, when more than 120,000 people nationally were taken away and incarcerated.

Clarence Moriwaki, president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, plans to tell the story at 2 p.m. May 18 at the Sultan Library, 319 Main St. This free event is presented by Humanities Washington.

More info: Go to sno-isle.libnet.info/event/1678766, or call 360-793-1695.

Celebrate the outdoors

Discovery Day at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center is held from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. May 18 at the center, 600 128th St. SE in Everett.

Stroll on the half-mile nature trail past a trout stream exhibit with viewing windows, onto the elevated wetland and forest walk.

Free. Morning coffee and hot chocolate provided. Reserve a time slot by calling 425-316-8592.

More info: www.streamkeeper.org

HEADS UP

Downtown Edmonds street work

The city of Edmonds plans to start its Dayton Street utility replacement project next week.

Starting May 13, upgrades to sewer, water and drainage systems are scheduled to tie up Dayton between Third and Ninth avenues. Increased drainage capacity should help alleviate downtown flooding. Work is expected to take months and resume next year.

Learn more from city staff and the contractor from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall’s Brackett Room, 121 Fifth Ave. N.

More info: Mike De Lilla at 425-771-0220 or mike.delilla@edmondswa.gov

OPPORTUNITY

Snohomish County seeks park hosts

Snohomish County’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism is looking for park hosts at Lord Hill County Park near Snohomish, 13807 Old Tester Road and at Squire Creek County Park near Darrington, 41415 Highway 530 NE, Arlington.

Park hosts receive a free living site with water and utilities for their mobile travel trailer or RV. In exchange, they work about 24 hours per week on duties such as security, opening and closing entry gates and some maintenance.

More info: Rich Patton at 425-388-6618 or rich.patton@snoco.org

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