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Navy drills

Naval Station Everett is running security exercises from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Those nearby may notice a larger security presence than usual, and hear blank gunshots and emergency messages on loudspeakers.

These kinds of drills help improve coordination between the Navy and local agencies. They also keep the base prepared in the case of an actual emergency.


Will orcas survive?

The Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee, the Northwest Straits Foundation, and the Snohomish Conservation District will host a presentation by a panel of scientists and managers, “Southern Resident Killer Whales: Will the Next Generation Survive?” on Wednesday in the Point Elliot Room at the Mukilteo Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. No reservations required.

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Scan photos and historical documents

October is National Family History Month, and to celebrate the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society in Arlington will be helping the community scan photographs and other historical documents, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library, 6111 188th Place NE, in Arlington.

There are a limited number of appointments available. Each appointment will be allotted one hour. Free.

More info:; 360-435-4838; email


Sno-Isle Libraries closed Monday

All Sno-Isle Libraries facilities will be closed on Monday for a day of staff training. Online services at that do not require library staff assistance will be available. All Sno-Isle Libraries facilities, including all 23 community libraries, bookmobile and the service center, will resume normal schedules on Tuesday.


Safe boating seminars

Learn safe boating practices and new skills on how to navigate our local waters at safe boating seminars, starting with “Rules of the Road” 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Edmonds Yacht Club.

Sponsored by the Port of Edmonds, the Edmonds Yacht Club and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, these seminars will benefit experienced boaters, novice boaters and those who enjoy small watercraft (kayaks, wind surfers).

Topics include boating safety, such as how to keep from swamping small boats and watercraft while approaching the marina during busy times and how to share the waterways. Also the group will share navigating tips to avoid the ferry, dive park, and beaches, and how to stay safe within the vessel traffic lanes.

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