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EVENTS

Pride fest

The Snohomish County Pride Festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Willis D. Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish. The event includes art, entertainment, information and food.

It’s free and family friendly.

Speaker from iconic war photo

Open Door Baptist Church will be hosting Kim Phuc, the girl in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo from the Vietnam War. Phuc is an author, supporter of child war victims and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Hear her story at 11:15 a.m. June 23. The special event will take place at the church at 7014 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

More info: 425-743-4922 or www.opendoorbaptist.com

Be a Mountaineer

The Everett Mountaineers is having an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. June 5 at the Snohomish County PUD Building, 2320 California St., Everett. Speakers are Nathan and Jeremy Barnes, brothers and co-authors of “Alpine Lakes Wilderness: The Complete Hiking Guide.”

More info: www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/everett-branch

Sustainable gardening

A course is being offered at the Arlington Library to connect beginning and avid gardeners to free resources, including cost-share grants, raised beds, seeds, starts and compost. The event is 5 to 7 p.m. June 3 at 135 N. Washington Ave., Arlington.

More info: 360-435-3033

OPPORTUNITIES

Memorial Day Travel

Were you able to avoid a traffic jam this weekend, or did you spend your Memorial Day sitting in a line of cars or waiting for a ferry? Share your travel story from this year with Street Smarts columnist Lizz Giordano, who wants to hear the good and the bad. Email Lizz at streetsmarts@heraldnet.com or call 425-374-4165. Please include your name and city of residence.

Everett awards

Monte Cristo Awards honor Everett property owners who have shown extensive pride in their home or business. Awards are given in four categories: Green Gardening; Rejuvenation and Transformation; Pride of the Neighborhood, and Neighborhood-Friendly Business.

The deadline is July 1. The awards ceremony is set for October. Volunteers are needed to plan the ceremony, take photos of the nominees, select the recipients and set up for the awards event.

More info: Nomination forms are available at https://everettwa.gov/340/Monte-Cristo-Awards

Mountlake Terrace awards

The city of Mountlake Terrace is accepting nominations for its Evergreen Awards recognizing property owners who take great care of their homes or businesses. The five categories are: Best Maintained Residence, Best Maintained Business, Best Maintained Multifamily Property, Most Sustainable Property and Best Transformation. Deadline to nominate is May 31.

More info: www.cityofmlt.com

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