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Pound: Skateboard contest benefits Cocoon
Pound the Park, a charity skateboard contest, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Walter E. Hall Skate Park, 1226 SW Casino Road, Everett.
Donations will benefit Cocoon House, which assists at-risk and homeless youth in Snohomish County.
"The contest is intended to bring the youth of my community together to do something they are passionate about while supporting a great cause," organizer Vince Pettit said.
The contest is for skaters 17 and younger. The event also includes a clinic, a skate team demonstration, Ben & Jerry's ice cream and Qdoba food.
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Plant: Bring sustainable gardening to Camano
Help plant a sustainable garden and learn more about native plants at a Community Planting Day, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 at the Camano Multi-Purpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Island.
Learn about sustainable, low-maintenance techniques for your own garden. Bring a friend and gloves. Refreshments will be provided.
The free workshop is provided by the Snohomish Conservation District, state Department of Ecology and Island County. RSVP at
More info: Kate, 425-335-5634, ext. 119
Learn: EvCC can help you catch up on studies
Everett Community College offers off-campus and online options for adult education and GED classes. In addition to on campus, GED classes are held at Weston High School in Arlington, Park Place Middle School in Monroe or in the Tulalip area.
Call 425-388-9291 to schedule an orientation assessment. Classes start Sept. 23.
Pluck: Glass pumpkins at Shack-toberfest
A field of 300 glass gourds and pumpkins made in the Schack hotshop highlight Schack-toberfest, Sept. 26-29 at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. The harvest festival also includes kids' activities, a pumpkin-carving demonstration, raffles and more.
Admission to the event is free.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 29.
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Serve: Council on Aging seeks members
The Snohomish County Council on Aging seeks members for terms beginning January.
County residents interested in the needs and issues facing older persons and younger persons with disabilities are asked to apply. The advisory board manages federal, state and local funds and meets 10 a.m. to noon the fourth Wednesday of each month (except December).
Deadline to apply is Sept. 20. Applications are available at
More info: Joyce Frasu at or 425-388-7377
Reenact: Pioneer Days come to Arlington
The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers host Pioneer Days, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21, at Pioneer Hall, 20722 67th Ave. NE in Arlington.
Learn how household chores were done in the past at this free family event. Milk a cow, churn butter, grind wheat, wash clothes, make a shake shingle, play with toys from the past, learn about old medical remedies, pump water, saw wood, use a treadle sewing machine, spin wool, play music the old-fashioned way, write with pen and ink, and more.
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