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Fair starts this week

The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe starts Thursday and runs through Sept. 2. Doors are open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. The fairgrounds are at 14405 179th Ave. SE.

Tickets are $14 for adults, and $10 for military, children ages 6 to 12 and adults 62 to 89. Kids under 5 and adults 90-plus get in free. Admission deals are available on certain days.

Attractions include carnival rides, fair food, petting zoos, contests, art displays, monster trucks and live music. Find more information at


Hispanic Latino heritage parade

Join Gold Creek en Español to learn about and celebrate Hispanic Latino cultures during a parade starting at 2 p.m. Sept. 7. It goes down Main Street in Mill Creek, and starts at 15024 Main St.

Musicians will play traditional music as others dance down the street. After the parade, there will be a celebration at Gold Creek Community Church, 4326 148th St. SE. Latin American food will be served.

More info: 425-921-5737

Luftwaffe Fly Day

Join the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field for a day of flying and vehicle demonstrations from the machines that operated during WWII. See warbirds take flight including the Focke-Wulf 190 A-5, Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 (Emil), Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc, Fieseler Fi 156 C-2 Storch, and Hawker Hurricane Mk.XIIA. The event will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 3407 109th Street SW in Everett.

More info: For a full schedule and FAQs, visit

Sculpture wonderland

The next open house at Cloudstone Sculpture Park & Gallery is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1

The private sculpture park on Whidbey Island sits on 20 acres with more than 450 pieces of art by Hank Nelson. The park includes monumental 12-ton Dakota mahogany granite monoliths and 20-foot steel structures. A gallery showcases stone carvings, marbles and bronzes.

Cloudstone is open to the public only twice a year, in late April and late August. At other times tours are available by appointment.

The park is at 5056 Cloudstone Lane in Freeland. Cost is $10.

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Real life CSI

Edmonds Community College plans to host a free cybersecurity seminar Sept. 14 to help people stay safe online.

The training is open to anyone, regardless of age or experience level. It’s planned at the college’s Meadowdale Hall, room 124, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The address is 20000 68th Ave. W. Lynnwood. Parking is available to the north of the building.

During the presentation, two federal cyberterrorism experts will detail illicit activities such as credit card fraud and identity theft that flourish on the part of the internet known as the dark web.

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