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Brace for longer waits on the ferries with the start of the summer sailing schedule with one less vessel. The 51-year-old Hyak is retiring in part because of old age.

The Port Townsend-Coupeville run will go from two boats to one starting Sunday. The Kennewick will operate solo on the route for a week, at least. The Salish will head from Port Townsend to the San Juan Islands to serve as the inter-island vessel, but it holds fewer vehicles than normal for the route. Port Townsend-Coupeville riders are encouraged to make reservations for sailing next week or to consider using Edmonds-Kingston and Mukilteo-Clinton routes.

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Willis Tucker Park concerts

The free Music in the Park series is set to begin at Willis Tucker Park on July 2, with a performance by funk and R&B group The Chancellors.

The concert is planned for 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish. Other musical acts are scheduled at the same time and place each Tuesday through July 30. Snohomish County Arts Commission is presenting the concerts.

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Watch Shakespeare in Arlington

Arlington hosts Last Leaf Production’s presentation of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” at 6 p.m. July 6 in Legion Park

The address is 114 N. Olympic Ave.

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Explore catapults

Children ages 6 to 10 are invited to build catapults and learn how they work, from 2 to 3 p.m. July 31 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

Kids can use the contraptions they build to launch different objects, and see what model works best. This is a free event.

More info: 425-493-8202


School supplies needed

Donate school supplies to the Marysville School District from July 1 to Aug. 9. The most needed materials are backpacks, pencils, paper and binders. Find a complete list at or visit the district offices at 4220 80th St. NE.

Drop-off locations are: City of Marysville parks and recreation, 6915 Armar Road.; Marysville Community Food Bank, 4150 88th St. NE; Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce, 8825 34th Ave. NE, Suite C; Tulalip Tribes Youth Services, 6700 Totem Beach Road.; Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St.; HomeStreet Bank, 1238 State Ave.; Heritage Bank, 1031 State Ave.; ProAction Physical Therapy, 6618 64th St. NE, Suite D; or any Marysville fire station.

Families who need school supplies can pick up an application from the district offices, the food bank, the parks office, the Salvation Army or Tulalip Tribes Youth Services. Materials are given out Aug. 22 and 23.

More info: Contact Jenny Roodzant at 360-926-2228 or

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