Front Porch: Open house at Camp Casey

Seattle Pacific University opens up its Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island for an open house, noon to 4 p.m. Friday at 1276 Engle Road, Coupeville.

Historians will give guided tours of the colonel’s house, barracks and mess hall. SPU history professor Bill Woodward lectures at 2 p.m. on “Fort Casey: Doing Homeland Defense the Old-Fashioned Way.” Other tours explore the adjacent state park and lighthouse. Visitors also can see the sea lab, get free admission to the outdoor pool and more.

More information:, 866-661-6604.

Car wash: Volunteers are needed for a car wash and pet food drive to benefit the Camano Animal Shelter Association. It’s set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot near the Camano Plaza IGA, 370 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island. More information:, 360-387-1902.

Music and memory: The Family Caregiver Support Program of Snohomish County presents a free viewing and discussion of “Alive Inside,” 2 to 4 p.m. June 29 at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. The film discusses “music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.”

RSVP by June 26: 425-248-5276.

Love your block: The city of Lynnwood is offering $500 mini-grants through a “Love Your Block” campaign. Applicants should share their ideas to improve life on their neighborhood block.

The city’s summer newsletter says, “Want to start a community garden? Plant a tree? Build a bench? … Whatever you do, let’s do it together!” More info:

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