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EVENTS

Boeing STEM Night

Boeing STEM Night, a free family event for students K-12, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Boeing Future of Flight, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo.

Registration closes at noon Wednesday. Walk-in registration is subject to availability and not guaranteed.

More info: To register go to futureofflight.org/stem

Dancing

The Whidbey Contra Dance is 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave.

Contra dance is a simple and fun traditional dance style found around the world. Caller Isaac Banner will teach a simple dance of repeating steps, then call out the dance moves to a live band. “Larks” and “Ravens” will be used instead of gender terms.

Come alone or bring friends, no partner needed. Admission is a $10 suggested donation or a snack to share.

More info: whidbeycontradance.com

CASA Free Microchip Clinic

CASA, the Camano Animal Shelter Association, is having a free microchip clinic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday 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

Family history

A beginning genealogy class is offered by the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society at 10 a.m. Saturday at its research library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. The free class can help the beginning researcher get organized and off to a good start in documenting family history.

More info: 425-775-6267

OPPORTUNITY

Bike repair classes

The nonprofit Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop plans to host its Roadside Repairs Class on Wednesday evenings: Oct. 9 and Nov. 13.

Each one-night class is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. It costs $25. Space is limited to six spots per class.

The shop promises the lessons will make you a better volunteer, safer rider and a happier person. Upon completion students should be able to fix a flat tire and make minor adjustments to their own bike using proper tools. Bring your own bike or use one from Sharing Wheels.

Work parties to provide used bicycles for the Christmas House charity run Thursdays at Sharing Wheels, from 6 to 9 p.m., through Dec. 12.

To reserve your spot or for more info contact the shop at 425-252-6952 or sign up at www.sharingwheels.org.

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