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Upgrades to Clinton Ferry Terminal ready

Starting this week, riders at the Clinton Ferry Terminal can use an improved passenger pickup and drop-off area.

The improvements add a lane on Ferry Dock Road, sidewalks that meet ADA standards and a waiting platform. The new lane allows through traffic to bypass the pickup and drop-off area for walk-on ferry passengers.

Drivers should make a right turn onto Ferry Dock Road as they approach the terminal. Ferry customers with limited mobility can still use the dock near the terminal building for loading.

The $3 million project was funded through the 2015 Connecting Washington funding package.

EVENTS

Monster bash

The Monster Bash is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, 3407 109th St. SW, Everett.

The event features tanks, tractors, monster trucks and vintage aircraft. Touch, explore, ride and trick-or-treat. Tickets are required, but children 5 and younger get in free.

More info: www.flying heritage.org.

Virtual reality

Explore another world from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

The library will offer free virtual-reality demonstrations every Saturday through the end of the year. Adults and teens ages 14 and older are welcome to try VR headsets, on loan from the Washington State Library.

More info: www.epls.org

Outdoor Adventure Speaker Series

Outdoor Adventure Speaker Series is 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St.

Local authors, outdoor enthusiasts and naturalists share their adventures and expertise on topics including hiking, kayaking, nature photography, boating and more. Each presentation will finish with a Q & A.

Admission is $5. Refreshments available by donation. Doors open at 6 p.m.

On Oct. 8: National Geographic’s 2019 Adventurer of the Year Heather “Anish” Anderson, “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home”

Having logged nearly 30,000 miles of hiking and backpacking, Anderson will present her personal memoir about how she hikes grueling long-distance trails at record-breaking speeds and discovers her own sense of worth. She is also the only person to concurrently hold the fastest known times on three national scenic trails — Pacific Crest, Appalachian and Arizona Trails.

On Nov. 12: Paul Souders, “Arctic Solitaire: A Boat, A Bay the Quest of the Perfect Bear.”

More info: www.marysville wa.gov, 360-363-8400

VOLUNTEER

Binky Patrol

The Binky Patrol is a volunteer charitable organization that makes quilts, afghans and blankets for babies, children and adults.

Donations are always welcome of thread, fabric, yarn or cash.

Meetings are on the first Sunday of each month in Marysville.

More info: 360-659-7198

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