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Everett school bond meeting

A community bond information meeting is scheduled for Thursday at Everett High School.

People can learn about the $317.4 million bond sought by the Everett School District, which would upgrade high school classrooms for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career programs, improve safety and security across the district, add elementary school classrooms and repair aging buildings.

The meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. at 2416 Colby Ave., Everett. Others are scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at North Middle School, 2514 Rainier Ave., Everett, and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Jackson High School, 1508 136th St. SE., Mill Creek.

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Learn about bears, dogs and people

Nick Jorg, a wildlife officer with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, is set to discuss grizzly and black bears in the state later this month.

He’s been featured on Animal Planet as a dog handler responsible for helping to resolve conflicts from interactions between bears and people.

Sometimes when they run into each other, it can be dangerous. A special breed, called Karelian bear dogs, present an opportunity to intervene and scare off bears. Jorg’s bear dogs, Colter and Freyja, will be there as well for a demonstration of them in action with a Fish and Wildlife staff member wearing a bear skin.

The presentation costs $7 for general admission and $5 for Adopt a Stream members. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Adopt a Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE., Everett. RSVP at 425-316-8592;

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Mental health support night

Mukilteo’s Youth Advisory Committee has planned its third annual Mukilteo Stands Behind You night later this month about how to help people struggling with mental health issues.

Students, parents, families and others in Mukilteo interested in mental health are invited to attend. Scheduled speakers include former youth advisory committee member, TEDx speaker and author Sargun Handa, and Dawn and Tim Krivanek, whose daughter, Nina, died by suicide. The Snohomish Health District will provide suicide prevention training, and area suicide-prevention resources such as Volunteers of America/, Washington Recovery Help Crisis Line, Mukilteo Police Department and others will have information available.

The event is free and refreshments will be served.

The program is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Feb. 27 at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

The Wendt Awards

Tonight, Mayor Cassie Franklin will present this year’s Richard Wendt Award of Excellence and the Mayor’s Arts Awards. The event will start at 6 p.m. for appetizers and a no-host bar. The program begins at 7 p.m. at the Everett Performing Arts Center at 2710 Wetmore Ave.

It is free and open to everyone, no RSVP needed.

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