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EVENTS

Plant sale

The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens plant sale and raffle is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. The sale has a wide variety of plants, perennials, vines, shrubs and trees.

More info: 425-257-9587; www.evergreenarboretum.com

Learn to market your book

Learn ways to market your book from 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 13 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

Discover organizations and publications that purchase and promote books, aside from bookstores.

More info: Call 425-493-8202 or go to sno-isle.libnet.info/event/1882255

Backyard tour

The Camano Island Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22. Maps are at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 NE Camano Drive. The tour is free.

More info: www.camanowildlifehabitat.org

Virtual reality

Try a 15-minute virtual reality session at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. The events are from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, until the end of the month.

Experiences include a tour of the White House, a visit to the International Space Station and a trip through the bloodstream.

Participants are asked to complete an anonymous survey for the Washington State Library’s research on the value of virtual reality. Must be 13 or older. Minors need parental permission.

More info: 425-257-8000

SAVE THE DATE

Sail-in movies

The Port of Everett hosts its fourth-annual Sail-in Cinema series starting July 19. Movies will be shown every Friday night until Aug. 23 in Boxcar Park, 1200 Millwright Loop W. Sail into the bay and watch from a boat, or pack chairs and blankets to watch on land.

Films and times include: 9:10 p.m. July 19, “Battleship”; 9:05 p.m. July 26, “Transformers”; 8:55 p.m. Aug. 2, “Remember the Titans”; 8:45 p.m. Aug. 9, “Pirates of the Caribbean”; 8:30 p.m. Aug. 16, “The Proposal”; 8:20 p.m. Aug. 23, “Moana.”

Activities start an hour before the film, with yard games, free popcorn and a beer garden.

More info: Call 425-388-0680 or visit www.portofeverett.com/sailin

OPPORTUNITY

Give blood

The city of Lynnwood is hosting a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 27 at Fire Station No. 15, 18800 44th Ave. W. During the drive, registration will be closed between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

To make an appointment through Bloodworks Northwest, go to bit.ly/2wNHVvN.

More info: 800-398-7888

SUPPORT

Down syndrome caregivers

Do you take care of someone with Down syndrome who also has memory loss? Join the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter to learn more and gain support, 1 p.m. Wednesday, 19031 33rd Ave. W. No. 301, Lynnwood. This is a free event.

More info: 206-529-3888

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