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Bike to work Friday

Friday is Bike to Work Day. Cascade Bicycle Club and F5, along with Community Transit, will have “celebration stations” at Lynnwood Transit Center and the McCollum Park park-and-ride lot from 6 to 9 a.m.

Learn more about monthlong activities to promote bicycle commuting at tinyurl.com/CascadeBtW.

Mukilteo school crowding forums: The Mukilteo School District is facing an overcrowding problem and will discuss possible solutions at a pair of public meetings, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Voyager Middle School, 11711 Fourth Ave. W. in Everett, and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harbour Pointe Middle School, 5000 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo.

Enrollment at the elementary level has increased by about 500 students in the past five years, the equivalent of a typical elementary building, prompting the addition of 17 portable classrooms. The largest of Mukilteo’s elementary schools has more than 800 students, which makes it as large as a middle school.

Enrollment in early grades is expected to increase by another 350 students by 2017, Superintendent Marci Larsen said in a statement.

Become a forest steward: Everett Parks and Recreation and Forterra plan a “Forest Steward Orientation,” 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lions Hall, Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett.

Green Everett Partnership is training a group of volunteers as forest stewards for Everett’s parks and natural areas. Once trained, forest stewards take responsibility for restoration projects at parks and recruit and lead groups of volunteers in restoring healthy native plant communities.

To apply, contact Forterra at greeneverett@forterra.org or 425-238-0065.

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