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End Alzheimer’s


Snohomish County Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sept. 7 at Boxcar Park, 1200 Millwright Loop E., Everett.

Times are 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m.opening ceremony and 10:30 a.m. walk begins.

Last year, the event raised $136,578 to fight Alzheimer’s disease and provide care and support programs for local families. During a Promise Garden Ceremony, followed by a 2-mile walk, participants honor their loved ones and those in the community who’ve been affected by Alzheimer’s. This is a family- and pet-friendly event, and the walk route is fully accessible.

It is free to attend. Those who donate or raise $100 or more will receive a “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” T-shirt.

More info: Register at or 800-272-3900.


Ferry fares

You’re going to have to dig deeper into your pocket to ride a ferry.

The first proposed increase starting Oct. 1 includes a 2.5% fare increase for cars and a 2% fare increase for passengers. The second phase, starting May 1, 2020, includes a 2% for passengers and 2.5% for vehicles, plus a 25-cent increase for the capital surcharge.

It’s not final — yet. Action will be taken Aug. 6 to adopt fare changes.

The state wants your opinion.

There is an online open house through July 29. Go to to provide feedback on each proposed change. Email: and put “Ferry Fares” in the subject line. In writing: Washington State Transportation Commission, P.O. Box 47308, Olympia, WA 98504-7308


Garden fest

Summer Fest will be from 1 to 3 p.m. July 27 at Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett.

Bring the whole family to the arboretum in Legion Park. Spend the afternoon listening to music, playing games, making art and exploring the gardens.

More info: www.evergreen

Art stroll in Edmonds

Take a jaunt through downtown Edmonds and see the “Elements of Beauty” art show presented by Gallery North. Work from more than 25 artists will be on display Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Free live music and food trucks will compliment the Art Walk Edmonds. Resident artists potter Melinda O’Malley and painter Leanna Leitzke will have art on display and for sale through the end of July at Gallery North’s storefront, 401 Main St.

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Workshop with art fluidity

Everett Public Library presents the Fluid Art Workshop for children ages 7 to 14 on July 27 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the main library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Fluid art is a way of creating organic lines and shapes by pouring paint onto a canvas. A step-by-step demonstration by an art instructor of Creative Hands Art School will help you make a masterpiece of your own.

More info: To register call 425-257-8030.

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