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Picnic Point cleanup

Join public health officials and elected leaders Saturday for a beach cleanup at Picnic Point.

The effort is part of SnoCo Tap, a partnership aimed at reducing plastic bottle waste and encouraging the use of reusable water bottles.

Snohomish County Councilmember Nate Nehring will join Zero Waste Washington, the Snohomish Health District and volunteers from the WSU Extension Beach Watchers program for the event, which starts at 9 a.m. The beach is located at 7231 Picnic Point Road, Edmonds.

More info: Contact Nehring’s office at 425-626-4173

Sound Transit open houses

The transit agency plans to spend $40 million for parking and access improvements at the Edmonds and Mukilteo Sounder stations and is gathering input on potential projects, which could include new parking locations, sidewalks, bike lanes or new bus stops. Participants can log on to an online open house at The online forum will be open until Nov. 4.

In-person open houses will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Ave., Edmonds, and 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Rosehill Community Center, Christiansen Room, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

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Band fest

The Puget Sound Festival of Bands will be held at Everett Memorial Stadium from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 26.

See 16 bands perform and compete in four divisions. They will be adjudicated by nationally recognized judges on combination of competition, musicianship, the band director’s vision and the music from the composer. There also are the marching bands composed of kids ranging in age from 15 to 18. For some bands, this will be their biggest venue. These kids embody precision, musicianship and choreography. They march in all weather and field conditions.

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Climate justice workshop

“Decolonize Our Activism” workshop by 350 Everett is set for 7:15 p.m. Oct. 28 at Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.

Pamela Bond, Snohomish Tribal Councilwoman and the tribes’ Fish and Wildlife and Environment director, will present the workshop. She is the cultural educator for the Duwamish Longhouse and a traditional plant medicine specialist.

The group 350 Everett meets the fourth Monday each month except December at the church.


Book sale

The Sultan Friends of the Library fall book sale is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the community room of the library, 319 Main St. A $5-a-bag sale begins at 2 p.m.

Proceeds go to support Sultan Public Library programs.

There will be a large selection of adult and children’s books, paperback and hardcover, all genres, plus music, movies and baked goods.

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