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Coffee with a cop

Oct. 2 is National Coffee with a Cop Day, a community outreach campaign to break down barriers between law enforcement and the public. The interaction in a casual setting allows for open communication and trust to build over a cup of coffee.

Join Mill Creek police from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 2. at Buffalo Espresso, 15109 35th Ave. SE; Starbucks Town Center, 15517 Main St.; and Starbucks Murphy’s Corner, 2130 132nd St. SE.

Meet Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang and members of the department from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 2. at the Starbucks at 10100 Mukilteo Speedway.

Free coffee, donuts and conversation.


Passes for fourth-graders and friends

Fourth-graders can get a free annual pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas with their families, classmates and friends.

To obtain the free pass, fourth-grade students go to the Every Kid Outdoors website, participate in a short educational activity and download a voucher. The voucher is valid for multiple uses between Sept. 1 and Aug. 31, 2020.

It may be exchanged for a keepsake pass at participating federal lands agencies. The voucher or pass grants free entry for fourth-graders, all children under 16 in the group and up to three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) to most federally managed lands and waters.

Seven federal agencies participate in the Every Kid Outdoors program: the Forest Service; the National Park Service; the Fish and Wildlife Service; the Bureau of Land Management; the Bureau of Reclamation; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The pass does not cover camping or boat rides.

Buy a rain barrel

Everett Public Works holds sales for residents to purchase rain barrels. The next one is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 3200 Cedar St. Each 55-gallon barrel comes with a spigot, overflow, and double screen on top to keep out debris and bugs. The cost is $55, cash or check. Find out more at

CASA Free Microchip Clinic

CASA, the Camano Animal Shelter Association, is having a free microchip clinic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Oct. 5 at the shelter on East Camano Drive. Thanks to donors, the free microchip clinic is available to the public. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t be removed and add a lifetime of additional security. If your pet goes missing, a microchip may be the only thing left linking them to you. The clinic is for cats and dogs only. Cats must arrive in a carrier and dogs must be leashed. More info: 360-387-1902.

What are the Odds?

Janet Camarata will explain a DNA tool that shows how a group of people are connected to a person. The talk at 1 p.m. Oct 8 is free and open to the public at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library, 6111 188th Pl. NE, Arlington.

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