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YMCA celebration

The old YMCA at 2720 Rockefeller Ave. is being decommissioned with a celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21. The building is expected to close for good near the end of the year, to make way for the new YMCA at 4730 Colby Ave.

Next week’s festivities will have speakers, giveaways and an unveiling of a time capsule that was found and filling another for the future. After, there will be a block party from noon to 2 p.m. at the new YMCA location. Guests can get a tour of the building, play yard games, get face paintings and win prizes.

‘Bats in our back yard’

Come learn about bats — how they live, how we can support them — through a presentation by Happy Valley Bats rehabilitator Meg Lunnum at the Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 NE Camano Drive. Among other topics related to flying mammals, Lunnum will discuss building and installing bat houses to cater to the tastes of local bats from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project hosts public presentations each month.

More info: camanowildlifehabitat.org or email camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com.

Everett road closure

West Marine View Drive is expected to close between 13th and 18th streets from Sept. 17 to 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 dependent on BNSF Railway’s approval and is subject to change based on the needs of their freight network.

The bridge isn’t expected to open until 2020.

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Rain barrel workshop

For $40, Everett Public Works will supply the barrel, parts and tools at 5 p.m. Thursday at 3200 Cedar St. — and you get to build and leave with a functional 55-gallon rain barrel. Attendees must pre-register. Go to everettwa.gov/816/Rain-Barrels for details.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Early stage memory loss group

Emotional, educational and social support is available for those who are in the early stages of memory loss. The Alzheimer’s Association provides a space to share experiences and learn about memory loss in a confidential environment. Registration is required for this group, which meets 10:30 a.m. to noon second Thursdays in Everett.

More info: Kenna Little, 206-529-3868, or kelittle@alz.org

Parkinson’s disease help

Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation support groups, for those with Parkinson’s or forms of dementia and their caregivers, are in Bothell, Everett, Lynnwood and Stanwood.

More info: nwpf.org or 206-550-4908

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