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Making Everett greener

Green Everett events focus on planting native trees and shrubs, as well as removing aggressive weeds, in city parks. The fall events, from 9 a.m. to noon, are a volunteer opportunity where the public can come out and get their hands dirty, learn about the importance of restoring our forests and also have the chance to plant in their favorite park.

Dates are: Oct. 12, Thornton A. Sullivan Park (location changed from South Everett Forest Preserve); Oct. 19, Howarth Park; Oct. 26, Green Everett Day at Thornton A. Sullivan Park; Nov. 2, Forest Park; Nov. 9, Johnston Kelly Park; Nov. 16, Hannabrook Park; Nov. 23, Rotary Park; Dec. 7, Forest Park; Dec. 14, South Everett Forest Preserve.

More info: Everett-Partnership

Policy cafe

American Association of University Women Edmonds/SnoKing AAUW presents “The Policy Cafe: Public Policy through the Lens of Diversity and Equity” 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Snohomish Hall Room 338 at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

Small group briefings on legislation and initiatives affecting Washington girls and women. After the discussions there will be an invitation to identify and participate in a related advocacy effort. It’s for all women who want to collaborate and socialize while helping others. Refreshments, used book sale, raffle.

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Cabin treats

Treats & Trails is 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Come out to Camp Killoqua to trick or treat around camp. Cabins are decorated for autumn and folks will be handing out treats. The event is free. The camp is at 15207 E. Lake Goodwin Road in Stanwood.

More info: 360-652-6250

Diversity film series

The Edmonds Diversity Film Series begins its third season at noon Oct. 19, at the Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St.

Each movie relates to different topics representing diverse populations and experiences. Entry is free. Movies are played every third Saturday of the month, October to April, but not in December.

The first screening is of “CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion,” about how people with disabilities are portrayed in Hollywood films.

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Outwitting online trolls

Geraldine DeRuiter will share her ideas and experiences about surviving online harassment and making the internet a better place to work and play in a talk “Fighting Trolls and Taking Names” at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

This program is part of Everett Public Library’s “Civil Everett” public program series. The series uses the theme of civil discourse to encourage the community to tackle tough conversations together.

DeRuiter is a world-renowned public speaker and the voice behind the award-winning Everywhereist blog. Her book, “All Over the Place: Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft,” was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award in 2018.

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