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OPPORTUNITY

Swift Orange Line open house

Community Transit is holding an open house on a proposed bus rapid transit line that would provide an east-west connection between Mill Creek and Lynnwood with a stop at the future light rail station at the Lynnwood Transit Center. The meeting is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Lynnwood Library.

More info: www.com munitytransit.org/swiftorange

County needs trail feedback

Snohomish County is hosting an online open house to gather feedback on gaps in the pedestrian and bicycle network. The open house, open about another week, looks at barriers to using pedestrian and bike paths and possible solutions to making them more accessible. The county plans to use the information to draft a plan. To participate go to www.snocopath.participate.online.

More info: www.snohomish countywa.gov/PATH

EVENTS

Free fix-it shop

The Repair Cafe is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at WSU Extension’s Education Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Bring the broken items (and parts if you know what it needs) and handy volunteers bring their skills to help you fix it.

Adults and kids alike are invited to tinker and make recycled art at a “Creation Station.” Service is first-come, first-served. No appointment necessary. Volunteers needed.

More info: https:// extension.wsu.edu

Stormy weather

Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State with Feliks Banel is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

Explore our region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms — and how they can revive our shared humanity. Humanities Washington lecture features Banel, producer, host and historian for KIRO Radio, and editor of “Columbia” the quarterly magazine of the Washington State Historical Society. Light refreshments will be served. Supported in part by the Friends of the Lynnwood Library, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

History of orcas

Learn how orca whales went from feared and despised to a beloved Pacific Northwest icon at a talk with author Jason Colby at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Everett Community College in the Henry M. Jackson Center’s Wilderness Room

Colby’s book, “Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator,” traces the history of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest through interviews, official records, private archives and his own family history.

More info: EverettCC.edu/ORCA

Viking Hall fundraiser

Join the Silvana Community Association for an open house from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Viking Hall, 1331 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood.

All are welcome to join for a dessert social, with only homemade baked goods. Rentals at the Silvana Viking Hall are down this year, and the group hopes to raise money to keep it running.

More info: 360-631-9050 or email info@silvanavikinghall.com

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