Front Porch: Live storytime at the Kiddie Academy


Live storytime

Storybook characters Curious George and Pinkalicious will visit a free children’s reading event at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kiddie Academy of Mill Creek, 3226 132nd St. SE.

Storytime LIVE! is a way for families to spend quality time together while getting children excited about reading. All are welcome, whether they attend the academy or not. Register online at

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Art in the Park

Art and free music will fill Legion Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Arlington. The family event will showcase crafts by local artists and art projects for kids and adults. It’s been presented by Arlington Arts Council for 15 years. There will be raffle prizes. Awards for the Trees of the Valley photo contest will be announced at noon Saturday.

For more info, visit or For art space, call 360-474-8576.

Winter lawn care

Learn techniques to keep your lawn healthy and tidy through fall and winter at a free class 10 a.m. Saturday or 11 a.m. Sunday at Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd.

The class is led by horticulturalist Trevor Cameron.

More info:425-334-2002


Highway closure near Marysville

Travelers will need to plan ahead to navigate back-to-back weekend closures of Highway 9 at 108th Street NE. During each of the closures, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will build one-half of a single-lane roundabout.

The work will occur from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, and resume the next Friday, from 9 p.m. Sept. 20 until 5 a.m. Sept. 23. Detour routes will be signed. Residents will be granted local access.

Both closures could be postponed if it rains.

Seasonal hiring for Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service began accepting applications Monday for more than 1,000 seasonal spring and summer jobs in Oregon and Washington. The deadline to apply is the end of September. Positions are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services, and archaeology.

To find out more on how to apply for federal jobs, or to have your resume reviewed, register for a recruitment event at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park at 319 Second Ave. S. in Seattle. The event starts at 5 p.m. Sept. 20, but you must register to attend on Search the site for “2019 Public Lands Job Fair.”

Applications must be submitted on More information about seasonal employment, available positions and application instructions can be found at

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