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Big Four trail closed

The trail to the Big Four Ice Caves is closed until further notice. Due to erosion, the U.S. Forest Service has removed part of a footbridge that crosses the South Fork Stillaguamish River. The picnic area and boardwalks are still open.

Each winter a section of Mountain Loop Highway is closed because of weather conditions. Vehicles won’t be able to reach the Big Four trailhead, but hikers can still walk or bike past the gate. Once it’s closed, officials ask that drivers don’t block the turnaround while parked.


Dementia caregivers conference

Caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia are invited to join an Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter conference from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Nov. 9 at Northwest Church, 19820 Scriber Lake Road, Lynnwood.

Attendees will gain support and tools, with topics including respite care, palliative and hospice care, and local resources. Registration is required.

More info:; 800-848-7097, ext. 8169


Winter walk

Join the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project on a walk through Cama Beach State Park at 9:50 a.m. Saturday. Meet at the Ivy Road and Dry Lake Road junction for a four-mile walk with a moderate pace. Wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes or boots.

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Russian talk

“Putin on the Blitz? A Wary Look at Russia Today” is the topic of a talk from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5 at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

The free lecture about the state of the Russian Federation will be given by David Fenner, of the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies. The event is part of UW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

More info: 206-685-6549

Veterans dance

A dance honoring veterans ages 50 and older, featuring the 16-piece swing band Route 66 and with special Veterans Day ceremonies, food and refreshments, wil be held from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Carl Gipson Senior Center in Cascade View Hall, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett.

More info: 425-257-8780

Make new friends

The Everett Area Newcomers Club, for women who are new to the area or would like to make new friends, will have a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at Le Bistro at Sno-Isle Tech, 9001 Airport Road, Everett.

A coffee social is set for 10 a.m. Nov. 21. at Panera Bread, 304 SE Everett Mall Way.

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Whidbey poet

Whidbey Island poet Judith Adams will present “The Poetic Apothecary: Poems for Healing and Comfort” at 2 p.m. Nov. 9, at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW. The free talk is hosted by Humanities Washington and Friends of the Stanwood Library.

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