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Flower power

The Edmonds in Bloom garden tour is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The self-guided tour has six private gardens. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 on the day of the tour.

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Fun at the fair

The Whidbey Island Fair with rides, entertainment, animal shows, vendors and more runs through Sunday. Children 5 and under are free. The fairgrounds is at 819 Camano Ave. in Langley.

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Animal stories

Storytime at the animal farm at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., in Everett is from 2:30 to 3 p.m. July 24.

Listen to stories and wander around the farm at Forest Park. For children ages 2-5 years old. Free.

More info: 425-257-8030

Fire truck ceremony

Join the Everett Fire Department at its rolling-in ceremony for its new ladder truck, at 6:30 p.m. July 29 at Fire Station 1, 3619 Rucker Ave. Those who attend can meet fire staff and check out the new truck. The rolling-in ceremony is a tradition that dates back to the 1830s. Back then fire equipment was pulled by horses, and couldn’t be backed into the station. Firefighters would push the equipment into the bays.

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Vendors needed for Silvana fair

The Silvana Community Fair is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27. Vendors are needed. To learn more, go to, and then to vendor application. Entry amounts are on the application. Please send in a check with the application, for the spot or spots needed. Mail to address in upper left corner ASAP.

More info: Kathy Larson, 360-652-0587 or

City talks supportive housing

The city of Everett planning commission is holding a public workshop on zoning code regulations for supportive housing projects in single-family zones at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6. In June, an emergency moratorium was placed on supportive housing in single-family zones. The meeting will be held at City Council chambers at 2930 Wetmore Ave. There will be a time for public comment. No recommendations to City Council will be made that night.

More info: Allan Giffen, planning director, at 425 257‐8731


Voter pamphlet statements sought

Snohomish County Fire Protection District 23 in the Robe Valley recently adopted a resolution to submit to voters on the Nov. 5 ballot. The proposition would authorize a permanent emergency medical services levy beginning at a rate of 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation for collection and starting in 2020.

The fire department is accepting names of people interested in sitting on voter pamphlet statement pro and con committees. Statements must be submitted to the Snohomish County Elections Division by Aug. 6.

More info: Marie Tharp at 360-691-7182

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