Weekend fun: Block party, farms, gardening, more

Anniversary bash: Head down to Everett’s Comcast Arena Block Party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Hewitt Avenue will be closed off for the center’s 10-year birthday celebration. There will be music, food and games for all ages at the center at Hewitt and Broadway.

Run! Go out for a 5K. We promise this one will keep you interested. The Bubble Run features giant foam “bogs” that you run through every morning. The fun starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at Comcast Arena. Get more info and register here.

Railroaded? Snohomish got a railroad in 1888, but it didn’t get all it bargained for. Hear what happened in a presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Everett Public Library. Read more in our story here.

For birders: Learn the best ways to attract birds to your yard from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday. The event is at the Edmonds native plant demo garden. Learn more here.

Look up: The Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field will fly the IL-2 and FW 190 from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Get more information here.

Country style: Whidbey Island’s holding a farm tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visit 10 farms around the island and learn how they operate. Click here for maps and information.

Fall’s here: Learn some tips and tricks from Evergreen Arboretum expert Dee Drake on planting your fall containers. The class is from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Call 425-257-8597 to see if there’s still room to join in.

Winter’s not here, yet: Learn how to winterize your garden before the snow flies at a workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lynnwood Senior Center. Master gardener Jim Guay will demonstrate how to test soil and add proper amendments. The senior center is at 19000 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Call 425-670-5050 for more information.

That’s odd: Shop for handcrafted arts, crafts, games and more at Oddmall, a celebration of arts, crafts and culture on Sunday. The event also features music and live performers. It’s on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more here.

Olden days: For old-fashioned good times, visit the Stillaguamish Pioneer Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday to check out life in the pioneer days. The Stillaguamish Pioneer Museum is at 20722 67th Ave. NE, Arlington. Call 360-435-7289 or click here for more information.

Hockey: The Silvertips open the regular season at home on Saturday. Click here for our season preview.

For brides and grooms: A wedding expo is at Comcast in Everett from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Click here to learn more and for cheaper tickets.

Ahoy, mateys: “The Misadventures of Cap’n Arrr,” an interactive adventure for youngsters, takes place at the Everett Public Library from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Wear your finest pirate gear and join the fun at 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett.

Fish: The Everett Coho Derby is Saturday and Sunday on the waterfront. The event is family friendly. Click here for details.

Urban camping: Imagine Children’s Museum launches a new interactive camping exhibit with Derby Days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Seattle Aquarium, Western Wildlife and Everett Parks and Rec will have booths outside the museum. Go inside for more camping fun setting up tents, riding stick ponies and building with Lincoln logs. Get more info in our story here. Click here for $1 off admission.

Dahlia-ing: The Seattle Dahlia Society Show takes place from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lake City Community Center, 2531 28th Ave. NE, Seattle. Click here for more information.

Safety first: The Monroe Library wants you to be prepared in case of an emergency. Learn what you need to know from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. It’s free. The library is at 1070 Village Way. Call 360-794-7851 for more information.

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