Go to Mukilteo: The Mukilteo Lighthouse Fest is this weekend. You’ll find the usual food, fireworks, parades, music and fun events for kids. New this year: a hot-dog eating contest and a fudge-sculpting contest. Find out all the details in our story here.
Shop for art: Fine art and crafts by 30 artists will be up for sale at Art in the Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Legion Park, 114 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. Also, there will be a Mural in a Day painting project for kids of all ages. You’ll find live music and fresh food including tacos, pulled pork, burgers and kettle korn. The Arlington Farmers Market will be adjacent to the art show at its regular time, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Touch a Truck: Climb on into some big rigs as the city of Marysville invites your family to this event that puts your kids in the driver’s seat of public works big rigs, police and fire vehicles and other heavy-duty equipment that children see on city streets every day. The fun is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Totem Middle School’s Asbery Field, 1605 Seventh St. NE. Admission is free.
See an eagle: Freedom the eagle and her handler, Jeff Guidry, will make an appearance at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Stream Center auditorium at Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE in Everett. The event is geared for the whole family. Participants will learn about the life history of eagles, as well as meet a very mellow retired Alaskan sled dog named Jack Daniels. Reservations are required; call 425-316-8592. Tickets are $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members; $7 for non-members.
Spot an owl: Tag along on a guided field tour and learn all about owls at this year’s event, Friday through Sunday at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. Learn more about the event here.
Silent movie, live organ: The 1925 silent movie classic The Phantom of the Opera comes alive with live pipe organ music and the sounds of the Northwest’s only heavy metal opera choir. The Phantom will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Historic Everett Theatre. The theater will roll out its pipe organ to be played by local organist Sharon Stearnes, who will backed up by the heavy metal opera choir of AraKus. Phantom stars Lon Chaney in the original film adaptation of Gaston Lerouxs horror novel. Learn more here.
Think about fall: Garden Treasures’ Pozola &Corn Roast Festival is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at 3328 Highway 530, Arlington. You can sample homemade jams, salsa and pozole. You can also wander through the greenhouse and organic farm and gather some of the last tastes of summer: fresh basil, heirloom tomatoes, hot peppers and cucumbers. Learn more here.
Tour a houseboat: The 2012 Seattle Floating Homes Tour goes from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Twelve floating homes on east Lake Union are open to the public. Participants may also tour the Wards Cove museum and Eastlake P-Patch. Electric boat and bus shuttles will transport participants between the north and south ends of the tour. Find the details you need in our story here. The event sometimes sells out, so you may want to get tickets before you go.
The birds and the bees: Want to attract more birds, butterflies and pollinating bees to your yard? Attend a free class on nature-scaping from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Brier City Hall, 2901 228th St. SW. Habitat restorationist Ryan Williams of the Snohomish Conservation District plans to speak on the use of native plants, habitat needs of wildlife and streamside planting. Monica Van der Vieren, a Washington native plant steward and educator for Woodland Park Zoo’s Backyard Habitat program, will cover ways to attract local wildlife: birds, butterflies, bats and other small critters. Register here. For questions, call Ryan Williams at 425-335-5634, ext. 116.
Ogle cars: The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Edmonds Classic Car Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. You can view more than 300 classic cars. The free event includes live entertainment. The car show will be held downtown at Fifth Avenue and Main Street around the fountain. An awards ceremony is set for 4:30 p.m. More info: 425-670-1496.
Do the Puyallup: Didn’t get enough scones at the Evergreen State Fair? The Puyallup Fair runs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 7 through 23 at the Puyallup Fair &Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW. There will be animals (of course), along with contests, carnival, and live entertainment. More info at www.thefair.com.
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