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Costco comments

Those who would like to comment on the proposed Lake Stevens Costco store may do so at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Stevens Fire Department Conference Center, 10518 18th St. SE.

The retailer submitted land use applications at the end of April. The city is hosting a public meeting as part of the permitting process. Representatives from the city and Costco are expected to attend.

The proposed store would be built on nearly 37 acres at the southwest corner of Highway 9 and 20th Street SE. The plans include a 170,000-square-foot warehouse store and a 30-pump gas station, records show.

Dance party

Music at the Marina is a weekly summer series from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Port Gardner Landing, 1700 W. Marine View Drive, Everett. It’s a summer dance party with a waterfront backdrop. Bring a picnic, chairs or blankets. Aaron Crawford performs this Thursday. Free, but there’s a $2 fee (cash only) for parking.

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The Bard of Whidbey

The Island Shakespeare Festival runs from July 12 to Sept. 1. Showtime is 6 p.m. with matinees at 1 p.m. at 5476 Maxwelton Road, Langley. Shows include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Winter’s Tale.”

More info: 360-331-2939;

Exhibit at Rosehill

There is a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday for Kellye Vaughn’s art exhibit at Rosehill Community Center. The exhibit continues through Sept. 27. at the center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

More info: 425-263-8180 or

Cemetery tour

A “Walk Back in Time” tour and open house will be held at the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium at 1 p.m. July 25. The tour will be guided by Edmonds Cemetery board members and Friends of the Cemetery.

The highlight will be selected educators’ gravesites with stories from Edmonds’ past. Bring your own stories and family history to share. Research suggests that 30 or more educators dating back to the very first teacher are buried in the city’s cemetery at 820 15th St. SW.

The tour will last about an hour. Be prepared to walk on uneven ground. Refreshments will be served.

More info: 425-672-1272

Learn to paint

Watercolor Your World is 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W.

Painters will learn basic watercolor techniques by exploring color and color mixing, creating collaborative paintings and a summer-themed original painting of their own.

For all ages. This intergenerational program is presented by Silver Kite. Space is limited.

More info: Register at or call 425-776-8722

Anime play

Interested in anime? Already a fan or curious to know what it’s all about? Join the Anime Club from 2:30 to 4 p.m. July 16 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. for old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing. The club is for teens going into grades 6-12.

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