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Everybody’s Closet, which offers free clothing to everybody in a party-like setting with coffee and treats, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett. The event is sponsored by the Everett Senior Center Foundation and Advent Lutheran Church.

Get an underwater view of orcas

Biologist Jeff Hogan will present a program on the San Juan orca population with underwater photographs and video. Killer Whale Tales is at 1 p.m. June 8 at the Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE in Everett.

Gates open at 10 a.m. for early access to the center’s elevated nature trail.

More info: Tom Murdoch, 425-316-8592

Talk about historic maps

The University of Washington’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has planned a free lecture Tuesday at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo.

“Cities From a Bird’s Eye View” is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. The address is 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

The speaker, Anne Jenner, is a curator in special collections at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle, where she is responsible for the flagship Pacific Northwest Collection. Maps commonly called bird’s-eye-views inspired popular interest during the population boom of Pacific Northwest cities from 1870 to 1910. The UW holds dozens of these colorful and intricately illustrated maps, many depicting ports, towns and cities in the early years of European settlement.

More info: 206-685-6549 or

Camano Wildlife Garden Tour

The 12th annual Camano Island Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour is happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22. Maps will be available the day of the event at Island County Multi-Purpose Center at 141 NE Camano Drive.

More info: 360-387-2236 or


Get outside

Visit Washington state parks for free (no Discover Pass required) Saturday, National Trails Day.

Can’t make it? Other upcoming free days are June 8, National Get Outdoors Day, and June 9, Fishing Day.

More info:


Monroe School District Board public conversation

The Monroe School District Board of Directors is hosting a public discussion at 6 p.m. June 13 at the Monroe High School library, 17001 Tester Rd., Monroe.

The informal conversations are to provide a time for families and community members to ask questions, offer feedback and engage in dialogue directly with school board directors and the superintendent. If unable to attend, questions may be submitted to

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