What are the Geneva Conventions? Who do they cover? What is the difference between international humanitarian law and human rights? Get the answers at “Humanity in the Midst of War” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

Speakers are Bea Mansker, national Red Cross instructor on international services, and Bruce Kochis, assistant professor of policy studies, interdisciplinary arts and sciences from the Bothell campus of the University of Washington.

Kochis will address topics of humanitarian interest such as agencies responsible for guarding human rights, consequences of noncompliance and actions taken regarding the turnover of power in Iraq. Free refreshments will be served.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Unit will be selling hot dogs, chips and soft drinks at the new QFC store in Stanwood, 27008 92nd Ave. NW, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. All proceeds will go to Project Lifesaver, a tracking receiver that can locate a missing person from the air over many miles.

Sale organizers get the ball rolling

A Marysville-Pilchuck High School Parents Group yard sale is planned 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today at 8906 48th Drive NE, Marysville.

Proceeds benefit the class of 2006 after-graduation party and baccalaureate.

Tour cemetery on Whidbey Island

Island County Historical Society Museum’s annual educational tours of historic Sunnyside Cemetery are planned for 1 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 5 at one of the oldest territorial cemeteries in the state.

Historian and author Roger Sherman will guide visitors back through time by sharing stories about pioneer families, sea captains and others who occupy the cemetery overlooking Ebey’s Landing on Whidbey Island. Also see the Davis and Ebey Blockhouses located within the cemetery. Tours are $5.

For more information and directions, visit or call the Island County Historical Museum at 360-678-3310.

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