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Remembering those who served

Join the Monroe VFW Post 7511 in the third annual “Flags for our Fallen” celebration on Saturday to pay respects to those who “serve and have served.” The event will feature a welcoming ceremony, speakers and a bagpipes performance by Monroe police Sgt. Brian Johnston. There will also be food, beer, a raffle and a bouncy house. Participate in a 5K walk or run to shed the extra calories.

The post has nearly quadrupled in size since the event started in 2017, according to a press release. The group hopes to see record-setting attendance this year. Flags for our Fallen starts at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Blvd., Monroe.

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Artist to debut book

Everett artist Elizabeth Person launches her new children’s picture book at 6 p.m. May 21 in the Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Person illustrated the book, “To Live on an Island,” by California author Emma Bland Smith. Person did original watercolor paintings for the story about a young boy’s experiences in the Pacific Northwest. Her vivid images depict what it’s like to spend a childhood paddling, hiking, traveling by ferry — and counting orcas instead of sheep. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

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WNBA preseason

The Seattle Storm plays the Phoenix Mercury at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave.

It is a preseason contest.

The WNBA team is playing in Everett while the Key Arena undergoes renovations. Tickets start at $27 and can be purchased online or at the box office. The Storm and Mercury are scheduled to meet again at 12:30 p.m. May 25 in the regular season home opener at the Angel of the Winds Arena.

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Night market

Browse the night market at Scuttlebutt Taproom at from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, 3314 Cedar St., Everett.

There will be 40-plus vendors, live music and food trucks. This free event is all ages.

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I-5 closures postponed

Those driving on I-5 through north Snohomish County won’t be facing lengthy delays later this week as scheduled. The Washington State Department of Transportation plan was to close lanes southbound at Pilchuck Creek Bridge in the Arlington area, from 6 p.m. May 15 to 10 a.m. May 18. The closure was postponed due to rain in the forecast. It will be rescheduled to a later date.

Street closure

Everett’s 13th Street along Marine View Drive is expected to be closed now through May 30. Folks can still access the area by using 10th Street and Craftsman Way. Businesses there are expected to stay open, such as Scuttlebutt Brewing and Bluewater Distilling.

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