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U.S. 2 closures begin this Wednesday night

From Wednesday night to Friday morning U.S. 2 will be closed in both directions overnight between Highway 9 and Bickford Avenue. The road is set to close again Sunday evening until the morning of Wednesday June 11.

During these two closures eastbound lanes will not be opened from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and westbound lanes will be closed from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. The work is weather dependent.

More info: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us2/bickford-sofie/home

EVENTS

Relay race in Japanese Gulch

The Gulch Countdown, an annual relay race, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Mukilteo.

“The Gulch Countdown is run as a series of 2.18 mile loops, with the first loop having a 32-minute cutoff. Those who finish ahead of the cutoff can use the remaining time for aid. All finishers within the cutoff then start the next loop together, running the opposite direction within 31 minutes. With each additional loop, the cutoff is reduced by one minute. After 12 loops – a marathon distance – loop times decrease by 30 seconds until only one runner remains – the last person standing.”

Registration closes Friday, Jun 7 at 7:59 p.m. Sign up at https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=64529.

More info: www.gulchcountdown.com/index.php/relay

Comic book sale at the Edmonds Library

A special comic book display starts Sunday and goes through June 16 at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St. There will be collectibles for sale. Proceeds from all sales directly support library programs and services.

More info: www.edmondslibraryfriends.org

Care for roses

It’s the time of year that roses are blooming, or are about to be. Learn how to care for and create the longest lives for the blossoms at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville.

The nursery’s Trevor Cameron, certified professional horticulturist and long-time rose grower, gives tips during this free event.

More info: www.sunnysidenursery.net/classes, 425-334-2002

Everett Library book discussion

Discuss “Wintering” by Peter Geye from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17 at the main library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. The book follows a father and son as they bond through several months of self-exile in the remote borderlands of northern Minnesota.

More info: www.everettwa.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=4487

Save the bees

Want to know how to save local bees? The Northwest Stream Center is hosting local environmental educator Demarus Tevuk Sandlin for a presentation on native bees at 7 p.m. June 20 in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE. in Everett. Reserve your space by calling 425-316-8592; $5 Adopt A Stream Foundation Members; $7 general admission.

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