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Happenings around Stanwood and Camano: Home excursion, plant sale, Touch a Truck, and greater


Camano Animal Shelter Association desires donations of plants and baked items for the CASA Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 12, at a.m a.m. To three p.M. On the Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive, Camano Island. CASA has pots to position them in for everybody trying to donate plant life they’ve divided, interior or out. Contact Milly Norwood at 360-387-9611, Jean Petroskie at 360-387-9311, or camo@camano.Net. For baked goods – cookies, pies, cakes, bread, cupcakes, gluten- and sugar-unfastened baked items are welcome — contact Lyn Kelley, 360-631-5790 or lynkell@yahoo.Com. See camanoanimalshelter.Org or name 360-387-1902.

Changing lives

Days for Girls Information Night is Wednesday, April 25, at six p.m. at STRiV Coffeehouse, 7208 267th St. NW, Unit A-103, Stanwood (north of YMCA). Around the world, girls and women use rags, bed stuffing, banana leaves, feathers, and even cow dung to control their menstruation. Days for Girls provides a secure, washer-friendly, long-lasting unity alongside health education. Inquire Miriam Lancaster at 360-629-4752.

Marine beaches

Our Coast 2018 Community Film Series features discussions with Northwest Marine Marine Specialistscipants will discover ways to display adjustments at local seashores via the MyCoast app on Wednesday, April 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Atp. Merritt Community College, Jackson Conference Center, 2000 Tower St., Everett. “Chasing Coral,” a film about reef protection around the sector, will be observed with a discussion of climate trade. Free. Snocomrc.Org.

Wave of change

A free movie screening, “A Plastic Ocean,” is obtainable on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. Inside the Lincolp.m.eatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon. A journalist and diver will be part of a worldwide wide crew of scientists and researchers to journey to 20 international locations for four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic, and reveal operating solutions that can be positioned into on-the-spot effects. Don-the-spoteeffectslent.

EMT presentation

Camano Island Library Friends will host a public Camano Island Fire & Rescue presentation on “What To Do Before the EMTs Arrive” at 7p.m..on  Thursday, April 26, in the Camano Library, 848 N. Sunrise Blvd. A commercial enterprise meeting will follow. 360-387-5150.

Autism help

A fundraiser for autism can be held on Friday, April 27, at the Lake Goodwin Community Center, 17323 42nd Ave NW, Stanwood. Donations cross at once toward making a homeopathic treatment. Silent public sale 5:30 p.M., dinner 6 p.M. Live public sale 7:45 p.M. Advance tickets fee $15, dinner covered, or $a hundred in keeping with the desk for eight using email data@respen-a.Com. Admission at the door is $15, no dinner. To inquire, call 360-652-2816.

White Cane Days

Happenings around Stanwood

Stanwood Lions Club contributors collaborate on the annual White Cane Days fundraiser on April 27-28 in front of the QFC grocery, 27008 92nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Donations gain the club’s imaginative and prescient applications and the Northwest Lions Foundation. The membership assists certified residents with eye checkups and glasses, cornea transplants, cataract surgeries, and associated imaginative and prescient care. The club meets the first and 0.33 Wednesdays month-to-month, 6 p.M. In the Stanwood Community & Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW. Inquire at 360-387-9181 or 360-629-3904.

Shoebox items

Stanwood citizens can join a neighborhood volunteer crew to help with Operation Christmas Child, packing empty shoeboxes with laugh toys, college substances, and hygiene items for youngsters worldwide. To learn more or to use for leadership possibilities, go to samaritanspurse. Org/volunteerwithOCC.

Grange pancakes

Pancakes are on the breakfast menu on Saturday, April 28, at 8-Eleven a.m. In South Camano Grange, 2227 S. Camano Drive, Camano Island. Or, try the everyday French toast, biscuits, and gravy scrambled eggs and sausage—Call 360-629-3276 to inquire.

Dig your ancestors

Stanwood Library will host a self-directed workshop on Saturday, April 28, from noon to p.m.m. At 9701 271st St. NW. Research family roots the use of Ancestry Library Edition. Reference librarian may be to be had. Registration is required: 360-629-3132.

Home excursion

Modern Architecture+ Design Society provides the 7th annual Seattle Modern Home Tour on Saturday, April 28, to take advantage of the Seattle Architecture Foundation. Doors open for viewing from 11 a.m. To 5 p.m., Regional architects, designers, and homebuilders showcase their paintings and communicate to visitors in the self-guided tour. Tickets: $50 day of or $40 in advance at ModernHomeTours.Com.

Tulip competition

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs on April 30 at some stage in the farm fields west of Mount Vernon. Events are planned nearly every day, including the Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue, Tulip Country Bike Tours, picture contest, quilt walk, switch meet, Art indicates (month-lengthy Art in a Pickle Barn, Rexville Grange Art Show, Fine Art at Tulip Town), petting farm, Master Gardener bus excursions, a parade, and a fun run. See tulipfestival.Org for occasion information.

Parenting is a Journey

Stanwood Cinemas will display “Like Arrows” for one night only on Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. For teenagers and older. This FamilyLife manufacturing follows a younger dating couple through their 50th wedding ceremony anniversary, showing the United States of America the downsides of life and their positive legacy. To inquire, call Roger Haskins at 360-708-2122.

Pray in solidarity

Stanwood-Camano Observance of the 2018 National Day of Prayer can be held Thursday, May three, from noon to at least one p.M. Within the Haggen save’s west parking zone, 26603 72nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. This 12-month subject matter is Unity.

Children’s books

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Lois V. Harris, an award-prevailing author and SVC trainer, offers “Writing for Children: Get Your Foot inside the Door — Proposals, Query and Submission Letters” at Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon campus, Thursdays, May three and 10, 6:30 to 8 p.M., $49. Register for ENGL 6104 by using calling 360-416-7638.

Touch a Truck

Kids of every age can explore helicopter and emergency response cars throughout Touch A Truck on Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m. To 2 p.M. In downtown Stanwood. Meet first responders or enjoy food and activities. A “no-horns” quiet hour from 10-eleven a.m. Accommodates those touchy to noise.

Money thru motion

Zumba in Purple on May 5, from noon to one p.m. Will boost cash for the Victoria Voice Foundation, an employer that increases cognizance of drug abuse. Weight loss writer Sharee Samuels of Stanwood will teach the 60-minute Zumba class at Port Susan Middle School, 9405 271st St NW, Stanwood, $10 admission. Shareesamuels.Com.

Family Bingo

Kids, age ten and older, with a person, can stop in for games on Sunday, May 6, four-7 p.m. Inside the Stanwood Community and Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW, Stanwood. $10 buy-in; refreshments are available. Stanwoodseniorcenter.Org or 360-629-7403.

Go, canine, go.

Dog Essential Training classes start May 7 at Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Learn beneficial cues and high-quality reinforcement strategies to speak with your older domestic or mature dog (five months or older). Learn voice and hand commands and discover how puppies learn. Keri Foreman with DogKnows Service Dog Group will train. Inquire at 425-315-3932.

Purifying water

Camano Preparedness Group will gift “Water. Purification & Storage,” all through the general public May 10 assembly, 7-9 p.M. Within the Vista Madrona Fire Station, 237 N. West Camano Drive, Camano Island. Bill Swander will teach what to do when stored water runs out. Contact Bill Swande at  360-572-4230 or bswander44@gmail.Com, or go to camanopreparednessgroup.Org.

Flea Market and HamFest

Stanwood Camano Amateur Radio Club will maintain the 27th Annual Electronic Flea Market and HamFest on May 12, 9 a.m. To one p.M. On the Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st NW, Stanwood. There’ll be VE checking out, computers, HAM equipment, antique radios, prizes, and a snack bar. Residents can check out the flea market for that “piece of system you’ve been searching for.” Admission is $5, unfastened to a long-time 12, and more youthful. Parking is loose. See scarcwa.Org or email w7pig@arrl.Net. Post activities to the Event Calendar at or email 360-629-2155.

Carol P. Middleton
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