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See stars in Everett

The Everett Astronomical Society offers “star parties” at Harborview Park as part of International Astronomy Day 2010.

On Friday and Saturday, look through powerful astronomical telescopes at Harborview Park, 1700 W. Mukilteo Blvd. Events begin at 7 p.m. and end at 11:30 p.m., weather permitting.

See Saturn, Mars, Venus and Mercury, along with mountains, craters, valleys and bright rays on the moon.

Bring your own telescope, binoculars, a warm jacket or just your questions.

If there is rain or it’s overcast, the event will be canceled for that evening.

Also, see exhibits and demonstrations at both Everett Public Library locations from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The main library is at 2702 Hoyt Ave.; the branch library is at 9512 Evergreen Way.

Help a school, win a prize: The Hillcrest Elementary School PTA is presenting a silent auction and raffle on Friday.

The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Hillcrest gym, 9315 Fourth St. SE.

The event includes a “Jeans &Tees Dance,” food and drinks for sale and many auction and raffle prizes donated by local businesses.

For more information, call 425-335-1545.

Adopt dogs: See more than 100 puppies and dogs needing homes at an April Drools adoption event from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Academy of Canine Behavior, 4705 240th St. SE, Bothell. Directions can be found at www.aocb.com/contact.

The staff evaluated each dog’s behavior and temperament.

Adoption fees range from $150 to $250.

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