Front Porch: Blankets, planets, diversity

Make a blanket: Project Linus Snohomish County Chapter invites volunteers to Make-A-Blanket Day, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Valley View Bible Church, 9717 31st Ave. SE, Everett. Make quilts and blankets for children who have experienced traumatic life events. No experience required, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Other materials and equipment will be provided. More info: Diane, 425-252-4524

Night sky: See the moon, planets and other space objects with the Everett Astronomical Society, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Harborview Park, 1621 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Ages 5 and older. More info:

Diversity conference: Gov. Jay Inslee and Snohomish County human resources director Annie Cole are among those who will take part Friday in an event to foster racial equity in the community. The conference at the Lynnwood Convention Center is hosted by Leadership Snohomish County. The event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with a lunch from noon to 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. The center is located at 3711 196th St. SW. More info::

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