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EVENTS

Coming together for Mariner

The vision of what a community center might look like for the Mariner area will gain shape at a public meeting Saturday at Mariner High School. The idea for the Mariner Community Campus project began in 2017 when state Sen. Marko Liias visited the new Mariner Library. Since then, Liias, Sno-Isle Libraries officials and community partners have been working toward the vision of a center to improve access to basic needs and resources for residents of the Mariner area.

Saturday’s meeting is the first of two to gather community input. The second meeting is scheduled for May 11. Both will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Mariner gym, 200 124th St. SW, Everett. Translators for Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese speakers will be available, with free childcare and international food snacks.

All shook up

The Big Shaker, a mobile earthquake simulator with the ability to produce shaking equivalent to a magnitude 8 earthquake, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19, at 3813 Rucker Ave., Everett.

People can experience the simulation and also learn about disaster preparedness. Food trucks will be at the event. Free.

More info: www.bigshaker.com

Special screening tonight

The historic Everett Theatre has partnered with the distributors of the landmark Native American film, “Neither Wolf Nor Dog,” for a special screening at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The film is based on the award-winning novel by best-selling author Kent Nerburn, and features a performance by Washington Native Christopher Sweeney, a Silver Star recipient and elder, and Dave Bald Eagle, who was 95 during the time of filming.

Sustainable gardening series

The Master Gardener Foundation’s annual sustainable gardening speaker series runs through April.

Talks are on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Cost is $20 for a single session or $85 for the series.

All proceeds go to the Master Gardener Foundation of Snohomish County.

More info: www.gardenlectures.com or 425-357-6010

MEETING

Lowell Park renovation input

Everett Parks and Community Services is holding two meetings to seek ideas for the upcoming renovations of Lowell Park, Monday and May 20 at 7 p.m. Location: Everett Foursquare Lowell, 5218 2nd Ave., Everett.

More info: Cory Rettenmier, 425-257-7314 or CRettenmier@everettwa.gov.

HEADS UP

Mill Creek new park construction

Work on Exploration Park in the city’s North Pointe neighborhood is slated to begin Monday. Expect construction daily from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., five days a week. The nearly $1.3 million project is scheduled to wrap up in the fall.

More info: www.cityofmillcreek.com/explorationpark.

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