Hunt for junk: Are you a keen-eyed junker? The Great Junk Hunt is 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. The holiday flea market will be in the Gary D. Weikel Events Center, filled with 36,000 square feet of junk. It’s a gathering of vendors selling their best farmhouse, industrial, vintage and repurposed junkin’ goods. Early bird shopping tickets (Friday and Saturday) are $20; general admission (Saturday only) tickets are $8. Purchase tickets online to get in at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Kids 12 and younger get in free. More at www.thegreatjunkhunt.com.
Winter speakers: Tickets are on sale now for the Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation’s Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series with eight celebrity gardeners, authors and experts sharing their knowledge on a variety of gardening subjects. Lectures are generally held every two weeks from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays from January through early April. The new location this year is Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Cost for all eight lectures is $85. More at www.gardenlectures.com.
Bees and dessert: The Snohomish Garden Club’s fundraising auction is 6 p.m. Nov. 11, Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. The event features silent and live auction items, as well as the end-of-evening’s Dessert Dash. The club’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 13, also at the senior center, will feature speaker Lisa Webb, director of Snohomish Youth Beekeepers Education, a nonprofit community service organization promoting pollinator awareness. More at www.snohomishgardenclub.com.
Become a master: Master gardener training classes start in January. Research, educate, mentor and answer horticulture questions for gardeners in a collaborative environment. All training is open book and no memorization is expected. Training involves about 80 hours of classroom and workshop instruction held once a week on Thursdays, Jan. 11 through March 29. Tuition is $275, plus a volunteer commitment of 40 hours each year for two years on a variety of horticultural and environmental educational projects. Without the volunteer commitment, tuition is $775. More at 425-338-2400 or http://tinyurl.com/y8srkp2y.
Fine pines: “Conifers for Year-round Interest” talk by Sandy Milam, noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 18, Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Learn about all those cone-producing plants that add interest in the garden with their color, shape and size. The class will cover planting care and selecting the right plant for the right place, including containers. Also view some of the newest introductions in the arboretum. Meet at the front entrance to the arboretum. Free. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.
Holiday Home Tour: The Assistance League of Everett’s tour of homes in Mukilteo and Everett is 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of. The tour also has tastings from local chefs, carolers, raffle baskets, a gift shop and photos with Santa. Tickets are available at Stadium Flowers in Everett and Lynnwood, Barbara’s Floral in Mukilteo, Joyworks in Snohomish and J. Matheson Gifts in Everett, as well as the league’s thrift shop, 5107 Evergreen Way, Everett. More at www.assistance leagueofeverett.org.
Snohomish Christmas Parlor Tour: Noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 10. See historic homes decorated for the holidays. Cost is $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and youth. Each ticket includes a tour map with directions to each showcased home. Buy tickets at McDaniel’s Do It Center, Joyworks and Annie’s On First in advance or at the Waltz Building the day of the tour. Call 360-568-5235 or go to www.snohomishhistoricalsociety.org.