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EVENTS

Tambark Creek Elementary dedication ceremony

Everett Public Schools is inviting the community to celebrate its newest school, Tambark Creek Elementary, with a dedication ceremony. Attendees can meet the architect and builder and tour the school.

The event takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Tambark Creek Elementary, 4419 180th St. SE, Bothell.

More info: www.everettsd.org/tambarkcreek

Meet an astronaut

South Korea’s first and only astronaut will share her story at Stanwood High School.

Yi So-yeon left Earth in 2008 to spend nine days on the International Space Station, where she conducted experiments and medical tests for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute.

She almost died on her way back, when her spacecraft’s equipment went awry. She and two other astronauts experienced nearly 16Gs of force and a rough landing 260 miles from their intended destination.

So-yeon left the South Korean space program in 2014, and had a stint as a physics teacher at Everett Community College in 2016. She now lives in Puyallup.

A limited number of free tickets are available at Sno-Isle Libraries branches in Stanwood, Camano Island, Lakewood/Smokey Point and Arlington.

The event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Stanwood High School Performing Arts Center, 7400 272nd St. NW, Stanwood. Doors open at 3 p.m.

More info: www.sno-isle.org

OPPORTUNITIES

Help name Northshore’s newest elementary

The school doesn’t have a name yet, but work is well under way on Northshore School District’s newest elementary, which is still on pace to open in the fall of 2020.

In the meantime, the district is asking the public to help settle on a name, via a survey that will remain open through Friday, Nov. 15. A committee has narrowed the list to 11 proposals, all of which are related to accomplished women. Full descriptions can be viewed in a post on the district’s website.

The committee will narrow the list further, to five names. The Northshore School Board will announce a name at a Dec. 9 meeting.

The names are:

• Ruby Bridges Elementary

• Bridges Elementary

• Ruth Bader Ginsburg Elementary

• Cecile Hansen Elementary

• Vi taqʷšəblu Hilbert Elementary

• Dorothy Johnson Elementary

• Katherine Johnson Elementary

• Audre Lorde Elementary

• Michelle Obama Elementary

• Cecilia Payne Elementary

• Sonia Sotomayor Elementary

More info: www.nsd.org

Affordable Care Act assistance

The Everett Library will have have an assistant on deck to answer questions and help people enroll in insurance through the Affordable Care Act on Monday, Nov. 18, between 1 and 4 p.m.

Open enrollment is Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. Help will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The library is located at 2702 Hoyt Avenue, Everett.

More info: https://epls.org/

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