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Barns sought for quilt trail

A Stillaguamish Valley Barn Quilt Trail is in the works. It would feature wooden or metal quilt squares attached to barns to highlight the history of the area, celebrate quilting and draw tourists. More barns are needed. Owners from Concrete to Camano Island who would be willing to have a decorative quilt square placed on their barn, visible from any road, should contact Shawna Gould at

Trestle closes this weekend

The first of six weekend closures of the westbound U.S. 2 trestle into Everett is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday. Work could be rescheduled if the weather does not cooperate.

Other tentative closure dates this summer: June 1-3, June 22-24, June 29-July 1, July 13-15 and July 20-22.

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Attend Aviation Day at Paine Field

Paine Field Aviation Day is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish County-owned facility in south Everett. Tickets are $15 (ages 10 and older) or $35 per family. The annual family-friendly event includes dozens of displays and aircraft, food vendors, introductory flights for youth ages 8 to 17, and admission to the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum and Historic Flight Foundation.

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Hear jazz in Edmonds

The Edmonds Jazz Connection features free performances by high school jazz big bands Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. Later, the arts center celebrates its new roof with a reception at 5 p.m. in the lobby.

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Bike Day celebration

Bike Everywhere Day is Friday and several local groups plan Celebration Stations for those who hit the roads on two wheels. Find souvenirs, repair advice, snacks and coffee. Locations include Lynnwood Transit Center (6-8 a.m.), Mountlake Terrace Transit Center (6-8 a.m.), Everett Station (6-9 a.m.), near the Edmonds ferry landing (6-9:30 a.m.), Boeing Everett (1-3 p.m.) and Edmonds Station (2-4 p.m.).

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Benefit concert

A benefit concert is set for 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Cafe Zippy, 1502 Rucker Ave., Everett. There will be live music and a raffle. Tickets are $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop.

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Toys for Tots drive

Toys for Tots of Snohomish County holds a donation drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Everett Powersports, 215 SW Everett Mall Way, Everett. The theme is Armed Forces Day. A raffle, door prizes and Seahawks-themed car show are scheduled.

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