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Navy drills

Northwest Navy bases are scheduled to participate in an anti-terrorism drill, called the Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2020, from Monday to Feb. 14. Naval Station Everett and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are included.

At times there may be temporary gate closures and more traffic than usual around the bases. Those nearby may also see smoke, hear small explosions or notice more first responders in the area and ships on the water than usual.

The drill is not because of any specific threat, but to make sure the Navy is prepared for a real emergency.


Listen to lecture on PNW’s scary geology

Join retired University of Washington professor Stanley Chernicoff for a free one-hour lecture Tuesday about the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful scenery and scary geology.

The natural factors that create the beauty of the Pacific Northwest also make life here a geologically scary proposition. Powerful earthquakes, massive volcanic eruptions, killer landslides and tsunami will be explored and assessed.

The lecture is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

More info:, 206-685-6549.

Baby Storytime in Arlington

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes and activities Tuesday. Playtime follows.

The story time is for ages birth to 18 months and caregiver attendance is required.

It is set for 10:30 a.m. at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave., Arlington.

More info: 360-435-3033.

Learn about Lincoln’s parents, personality

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is set to hear from a distant relative of President Abraham Lincoln during its monthly meeting Feb. 11.

Richard Hanks, president of the Stanwood Area Historical Society, is related to Lincoln through his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln. This meeting is free and open to the public.

It is scheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library, 6111 188th Pl. NE., Arlington.


Make, donate blankets for kids

Help make quilts and blankets to be donated to children who have experienced traumatic life events in Snohomish County on Feb. 15.

Volunteers are needed to help sew, iron, inspect, pin, and tie. No experience is required and materials and equipment will be provided. Sewers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Come for an hour or the duration between noon and 5 p.m. Feb. 15.

Snacks and door prizes will be provided. Those who can’t come may drop off a blanket at Zion Lutheran Parish Hall, 330 Union Ave., Snohomish.

More info: 425-252-4524.

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