Camano Island artist Jack Gunter, who recently returned from Siberia to retrieve paintings stuck in the former Soviet Union since 1989, has scheduled a "pop-up" exhibit of the paintings from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Cassera Arts Premiers Gallery, 106 First St., in La Conner.
Read Herald writer Gale Fiege's story about Gunter's original trip to Siberia, his struggle with Soviet bureaucracy and his trip to retrieve his paintings at tinyurl.com/GunterSiberia.
A Friends of Heybrook Ridge event is set for 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Outdoor Adventures Center's River House, 444 Ave. A in Index. There will be bluegrass music, dancing, a raffle and silent auction. Proceeds benefit trail development in Snohomish County's forested 100-acre park on Heybrook Ridge between the north and south forks of the Skykomish River at Index. Tickets at the door are $25; children under 12 are free. More info: 206-604-6038.
Kid science: Demonstrations of science concepts and hands-on stations for kids to do their own experiments will be offered for ages 5-11 at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. More info: 425-493-8202.
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