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Naval Station drills

Naval Station Everett is running security exercises from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, and a week later on Nov. 12.

The main gates will be closed for 10-minute intervals during the drill. Those nearby may notice a larger security presence than usual, and hear blank gunshots and emergency messages broadcast on loudspeakers.

This kind of practice helps improve coordination between the Navy and local agencies. It also keeps the base prepared in the case of an actual emergency.

EVENTS

All-city food drive kickoff

The Marysville Food Bank is starting its all-city food drive this weekend, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

On Saturday, drop off non-perishable items at these five locations: Fred Meyer, 9925 State Ave.; Grocery Outlet, 6920-B State Ave.; Albertsons, 301 Marysville Mall #60; Safeway, 1258 State Ave.; Safeway, 3532 172nd St. NE.

On Sunday, visit these two locations: Walmart, 8713 64th St. NE; Haggen, 3711 88th St. NE.

The food bank’s most-needed items include canned meats, cereal, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, soup, granola bars and pasta. Money also is accepted.

Also starting this weekend, red barrels will be placed around Marysville where food and toys can be placed all season. Donations also can be brought to the food bank, 4150 88th St. NE, or any city government building.

More info: www.marysvillefoodbank.org

Tulalip storytelling

Tulalip storyteller Lois Landgrebe is set to visit the Mukilteo Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

Landgrebe plans to tell about “The Seal Hunting Brothers” and Tulalip’s Priest Point story to honor the connection between indigenous villages and the urgency to protect local orca families. All are welcome.

More info: 425-493-8202

Turkey dinner

Join the St. Michael Catholic Church for its 50th annual turkey dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the church, 1512 Pine St., Snohomish. The meal includes all the trimmings and dessert.

More info: 425-231-4825, jotomh@frontier.com

Politics talk

A pair of New York Times bestselling authors discuss “The State of American Politics,” 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. The speakers are Lynne Olson and Robert Merry.

Olson is a journalist who has worked for well-known newspapers and other news outlets, including The Associated Press, where she covered national politics and the White House.

Merry spent 40 years of his career as a political reporter in Washington D.C. For about a decade he covered Congress and the White House for The Wall Street Journal.

Tickets are $30 each. Those 18 and under receive free entry.

More info: jason.dittmer@wicaonline.org, 360-302-0918

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