Front porch: A little of the Civil War in Everett
Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with Everett Public Library historian David Dilgard leading a walking tour of the cemetery. One stop will be the gravesite of Rachel Wolfley, the great-great-great-grandmother of President Barack Obama. Her husband, Robert Wolfley, was a Union soldier in the Civil War.
Exhibits and encampment displays will open at noon, followed by the 1 p.m. mock skirmish with costumed re-enactors. At 2:30 p.m., a ceremony with honor veterans with pageantry, oratory, music and black powder musket salutes. It's sponsored by Evergreen Cemetery, Service Corporation International, Company C 4th U.S. Infantry re-enacting unit and the Washington Civil War Association.
Symphony conductor at circus: A special guest ringmaster will be introduced at tonight's 7 p.m. performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Everett's Comcast Arena. Everett Symphony Conductor Paul-Elliott Cobbs is expected to tell the crowd about the symphony's “Magical Music of Disney” concerts. The symphony shows will feature music from Disney classic movies played with a backdrop of animation. The concerts are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at New Life Center, 6830 Highland Drive, Everett. Information: www.everettsymphony.org.
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