Andrea Brown

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

GET OUT Free park-ing: Washington State Parks free day is Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The other free days this year are March… Continue reading

Jim Weisenbach helps the Snohomish Conservation District get ready for the annual plant sale at the fairgrounds. Weisenbach enjoys the work as well as all the young people who participate. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

PLANT SALE Snohomish Conservation District: The district’s 33rd annual Native Plant Sale is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds,… Continue reading

Jim Weisenbach helps the Snohomish Conservation District get ready for the annual plant sale at the fairgrounds. Weisenbach enjoys the work as well as all the young people who participate. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Regional arts and entertainment tickets for sale

ANGEL OF THE WINDS ARENA Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Music: Jan. 27, from $20. WWE Live Road to WrestleMania: Feb. 24, from… Continue reading

Community dance events in Snohomish County

Dudes and Dolls Square Dance Club: 8 to 10:30 p.m. mainstream (rounds 7 to 8 p.m.) the second, fourth and fifth Fridays, through May at… Continue reading

Special film showings around Snohomish County

Edmonds Center for the Arts Film Cabaret Series: The programs continue Jan. 12 with “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” from 2000 and the Warren G.… Continue reading

Upcoming events for families in Snohomish County and nearby

GET OUT Winter snaps: Group trips for photography enthusiasts from expert to novice to shoot winter-inspired photos at Snoqualmie Pass. Commonwealth Creek offers many photo… Continue reading

Why is there a bitcoin ATM at this Lynnwood gas station?

And by the way, what is bitcoin? It’s cryptocurrency backed by nothing — but worth a whole lot.

Lilia Smith, 62, a retired Boeing worker teaching line dancing classes at the Stanwood Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. Smith lost 98 pounds, going from 270 to 172 pounds. She credits it to TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Stanwood woman is kicking up her heels 98 pounds lighter

Lilia Smith ‘Took off Pounds Sensibly’ with the weight-loss support group TOPS.

Lilia Smith, 62, a retired Boeing worker teaching line dancing classes at the Stanwood Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. Smith lost 98 pounds, going from 270 to 172 pounds. She credits it to TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Dream big, fast and grand for 2018

1. Dream home. It time to enter the annual HGTV Dream Home Giveaway, which every year teases us that the possibility of living in a… Continue reading

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

GET OUT Plant trees: Benefit coho salmon, cutthroat trout, and a variety of wildlife for hundreds of years into the future by planting trees on… Continue reading

Jim Weisenbach helps the Snohomish Conservation District get ready for the annual plant sale at the fairgrounds. Weisenbach enjoys the work as well as all the young people who participate. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

PLANT SALE Snohomish Conservation District: The district’s 33rd annual Native Plant Sale is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds,… Continue reading

Jim Weisenbach helps the Snohomish Conservation District get ready for the annual plant sale at the fairgrounds. Weisenbach enjoys the work as well as all the young people who participate. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Artist featured at EdCC gallery inspired by mess of life

See Aramis O. Hamer’s exhibit “O: Gemini Trying to Balance the Poles” at Edmonds Community College.

Community dance events in Snohomish County

Dudes and Dolls Square Dance Club: 8 to 10:30 p.m. mainstream (rounds 7 to 8 p.m.) the second, fourth and fifth Fridays, through May at… Continue reading

Mukilteo’s MOD Pizza offers a hip-hot-hasty delish pie

Get an affordable pizza your way piping hot out of the oven.

Regional arts and entertainment tickets for sale

ANGEL OF THE WINDS ARENA Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Music: Jan. 27, from $20. WWE Live Road to WrestleMania: Feb. 24, from… Continue reading

Special film showings around Snohomish County

Twisted Flicks: The Historic Everett Theatre hosts the region’s only live movie re-dubbing show, which merges improv comedy and old B movies. The Twisted Flicks… Continue reading

Upcoming events for families in Snohomish County and nearby

GET OUT Winter snaps: Group trips for photography enthusiasts from expert to novice to shoot winter-inspired photos at Snoqualmie Pass. Commonwealth Creek offers many unique… Continue reading

How to ring in the new year without wringing your hands

1. First toast. Etiquette expert Sharon Schweitzer, founder of Access to Culture, says the host or hostess of the dinner or party offers the first… Continue reading

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

OH, COOL Brrrrrr: Polar Bear Plunge is at 1 p.m. Jan. 1 at Brackett’s Landing North, 50 Railroad Ave., at the beach north of the… Continue reading

A sparrow finds a perch on a Japanese maple. (photo by Mike Benbow)

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Christmas bird count: Volunteers are needed for the Everett-Marysville Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 30. Join a team of 10 counters in the field or… Continue reading

A sparrow finds a perch on a Japanese maple. (photo by Mike Benbow)