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Weigh in on Everett pot rules

The Everett planning commission is holding a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. April 3 on city rules regarding cannabis retail stores.

The current rules allow five stores. Under state law, that could double. The planning commission will make a recommendation to the City Council, which can take action on potential policies.

More info: 425-257-8731


Family music festival

The Snohomish County Music Project holds a Music YoU-FEST, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Northwest Music Hall inside the Everett Mall. The free event includes open mic and karaoke, raffle prizes and free music classes for parents and children, including lessons in songwriting, guitar and hip hop. Kids can discover different instruments and participate in a percussion jam.

More info: 425-258-1605,

More music fun for families

The Evergreen Community Orchestra performs “Peter and the Wolf” and other fun classics, 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. Local favorite Tim Noah will narrate.

The concert is free.

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Black holes and beer

Astrophysicist Joey Shapiro Key, an assistant professor at the University of Washington Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, will discuss “LIGO, Black Holes and Our New View of the Universe,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hayne’s Hall at McMenamins Anderson School pub, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell.

The free talk is cosponsored by UW Bothell and McMenamins. Doors open at 6 p.m. A Q-and-A will follow. All ages are welcome.

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Address feral cat problem

The Community Cat Coalition offers its free “Basic TNR: Trap, Neuter, Return” class, 6 to 8 p.m. April 4 in the meeting room at the Monroe Police Department, 818 W Main St. Registration requested.

More info: or Nancy at 425-330-2658

Racial equity event

Leadership Snohomish County holds “Step Up: Moving Racial Equity Forward,” 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. About 600 people are expected to take part. Keynote speakers are to include activist Ijeoma Oluo, of Seattle, and Washington State Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling, of Tacoma.

Tickets are free but registration is required by April 15.

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Speak at teen career conference

More than 2,400 local middle and high school students are expected to learn about college and career options at Everett Community College’s Students of Color Career Conference on March 29. The event is 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at EvCC’s Walt Price Student Fitness Center. Volunteers and participants for career panels are needed. Donations are welcome.

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