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EVENTS

Meet and greet officers

Lynnwood police plan a “Cops & Kids” event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 2 at the Alderwood mall. Families can meet officers and police dogs and tour their rigs, with pipe and drum performances.

More info: 425-670-5635

Public Works Week

This week is National Public Works Week, and Snohomish County plans an open house event in downtown Everett from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the plaza between Wetmore and Oakes avenues, on the county campus at 3000 Rockefeller Ave.

Public Works is the largest department of Snohomish County government. Check out vehicles, tracking technology and equipment; learn about the different divisions of Public Works and what they do in your neighborhood; get information about summer job opportunities and more.

More info: 425-388-3053

Pow Wow in Monroe

The Monroe, Snohomish and Sultan school districts’ Skykomish Valley Indian Education program plans its annual Traditional Pow Wow, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at Monroe High School, 17001 Tester Road. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free. The event includes a Plains-style grand entry, free dinner, fry bread, vendors and information tables.

Proceeds benefit the Skykomish Valley Indian Education Parent Organization scholarship fund and provide funding for future cultural events.

More info: 360-804-3353, millerm@monroe.wednet.edu

WAYS TO HELP

Volunteer at hospital

EvergreenHealth Monroe seeks volunteers for a variety of roles, including greeting visitors in the lobby and at the information desk; assisting staff in the medical surgical unit and the emergency department; providing basic office assistance; and supporting the hospital gift shop staff. EvergreenHealth also accepts animal-assisted therapy teams led by trained handlers.

The program requires a six-month commitment of one two- to four-hour shift per week by volunteers who are at least 18 years old. Application is required.

More info: evergreenhealthmonroe.com, 360-794-1489

Help at car wash

The CASA Car Wash will be held June 16. Volunteers are needed for shifts of 2.5 hours or less for the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds help the animals at the Camano Animal Shelter Association.

More info: Greg Shumate, 360-387-2066 or gshumate51@gmail.com

HEADS UP

Naval exercise today

Naval Station Everett will conduct an emergency response exercise between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday. Gate closures could result in traffic delays. The simulation will include flashing lights, emergency response vehicles and first responders wearing protective gear.

More info: 425-304-3202

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