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Navy exercise

Security drills are happening at Naval Station Everett from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Those nearby may notice more emergency vehicles than usual and hear loudspeaker announcements. The main gates may be closed at times.

These kinds of exercises help to improve coordination between the Navy and other local agencies. They also keep the base prepared in the case of an actual emergency.

EVENTS

Sex talk

“Truth and Consequences: #MeToo and the New Sexual Landscape” is the topic by Pepper Schwartz as part of the Humanities Series at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Schwartz is a professor of sociology at the University of Washington. She is the author of more than 50 journal articles and lectures widely, both to academic and general audiences.

She is the past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexualities and was the Relationship, Sexuality and Love Ambassador for AARP for more than a decade. Her books include “50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality” and “Snap Strategies for Couples: 40 Fast Fixes for Everyday Relationship Pitfalls.”

The arts center is at 565 Camano Ave. in Langley. Tickets are $25.

More info: www.wicaonline.org

Serve the community

The city of Snohomish Public Safety Commission is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy. Commission terms are four years.

The commission acts in an advisory capacity to the chief of police. The commission reviews law enforcement priorities, the coordination of Neighborhood Watch and related public safety matters. It is a volunteer position without compensation.

The vacancy was created by the decision of Public Safety Commissioner Sharon Snell to resign.

The selected appointee will fill the remainder of Snell’s term, which expires April 18, 2022.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. Aug. 9.

More info: www.snohomishwa.gov/FormCenter/City-Clerk-8/Advisory-Board-Application-85 or contact City Clerk Pat Adams, adams@snohomishwa.gov.

Garden fest

Summer Fest will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday 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 arboretum.com

MEETING

Trustees meeting

The Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Monday for its regular session at the Sultan Community Center meeting room, 319 Main St.

More info: Lia Belcher, 360-651-7002

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