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EVENTS

Oso Salmon Bake

The Oso Fire Department will host a salmon bake and auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the fire station at 21824 Highway 530. Burgers are available, too. All proceeds benefit the Oso Firefighter’s Association.

Last year’s event was held at a packed fire house.

Dinner starts at 4 p.m.

$10 feeds adults. $5 for kids.

Live and silent auctions at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact jjohnson@osofire.com.

Historic Everett home tour

Tour some of Everett’s amazing historic homes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This popular event is a great way learn the homes’ history and see how each house has been updated and preserved. Find out useful tips on fixing up your own place.

Tickets are $20 at J. Matheson’s Gifts on Colby Avenue and online at Brown Paper Tickets. Or purchase tickets on the day of the tour, which starts at the Van Valley House, 2130 Colby Ave. Guests will get a guide booklet and map of the houses. Visitors may be asked to wear footies or remove their shoes at some homes. Slip-on shoes are encouraged.

Also, volunteers are needed at all the homes. Contact Andrea at 425-870-6699 to sign up. Volunteers get a free pass.

HEADS UP

Everett road closure

West Marine View Drive is expected to close between 13th and 18th streets from Tuesday, Sept. 17 to Thursday, Sept. 26.

Crews will be installing the new pedestrian bridge from Grand Avenue Park to the waterfront. A map of the planned closure and detours can be found on the city’s website.

According to the city, “placement of the bridge is completely dependent on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway’s (BNSF) approval of a train-free window. BNSF makes their decisions based on the needs of their freight network, and the timing of the window is subject to change depending on the railroad’s needs.”

The bridge is expected to be lifted into place in the last week of September. It isn’t expected to open to foot traffic until 2020.

SUPPORT

Head injury support groups

Support groups for brain-incident survivors and their caregivers meet regularly across Snohomish County.

An Edmonds group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. first Tuesdays on the second floor of Swedish Edmonds Medical Center, 21601 76th Ave. W. Contact: Lou Nash, 425-776-7264 or lou_nash@frontier.com.

An Everett group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. third Thursdays in the Padovan Room at Providence Medical Center Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave. Contact: Janet Mott, 206-972-9305 or janetm@biawa.org.

A Stanwood-Camano group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. third Mondays in the library at the Stanwood Community and Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW. Contact: Karen Furney, 425-268-2934.

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