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Trestle work postponed

The full westbound closure of the U.S. 2 trestle scheduled for this weekend has been postponed because rain is in the forecast. The next planned closure is scheduled July 14-15.

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Fun with collage

Learn the “FUNdamentals of Collage” at a free workshop, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 11 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. A brief overview, tips, tricks, materials and tools are included, plus hands-on exercises. Space is limited. Registration is required.

More info: 425-776-8722

Musical summer

Local libraries offer music-themed programs for school-age kids and teens over the summer break. Here’s a sample of upcoming events:

Music Maker: Learn about music and sound by experimenting at different stations with PVC pipe instruments, mad marble runs and wind tunnels. The program will be held at a variety of libraries in the region. Next up is 11 a.m. Saturday at the Darrington Library, 1005 Cascade St.

The Musicians of Bremen: This music-filled program based on the old German folktale will be performed by Last Leaf Theater, 11 a.m. Monday at the Sultan Library, 319 Main St.

Mathemagical Music: Flute and clarinet duo Vicky Beatty and Rickey Barnett perform a variety of music styles with some physics and math mixed in, 2 p.m. Monday at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW. For kids and tweens.

Secret Notes: Learn how musicians from around the globe find the beat and remix their city, their lunch and even their trash, 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Arlington Library, 135 N Washington Ave. School-age children.

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A summer of musicals

An all-ages “Summer of Musicals” film series at the Darrington Library kicks off with “1776,” 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Listen in as the founding fathers harmonize their way through Continental Congress’ debate on Independence. Other musicals will include “Cinderella” (July 25), “La La Land” (Aug. 25) and a “Frozen” singalong (Aug. 30).

The library is at 1005 Cascade St.

More info: 360-436-1600


Help for parents

A Changes Parent Support Network, a group for parents of children with behavioral problems, meets 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. It offers peer-to-peer support for parents struggling with children exhibiting risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol use. Confidential and free. A potluck is the first Thursday of each month at 5:45 p.m.

More info: 888-468-2620,

Safe place for LGBTQ

The Everett chapter of PFLAG meets at 7 p.m. on third Mondays in downtown Everett. Confidential group unites people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning with families, friends and allies.

More info: www.pflag

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