For sports fans: The Larry Eason Invitational starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Snohomish High School. Schools and individuals from all over the state will compete in track and field events. Local teams scheduled to participate include Arlington, Archbishop Murphy, Mariner, Jackson, Glacier Peak, Shorewood and Snohomish.
Go play in the snow: Stevens Pass ski area’s SpringFest is Sunday. The event includes live music, a chuck-a-duck fundraiser, barbecue and a pond skim. The proceeds benefit Outdoors For All, which provides instruction in outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. Find more information here.
Learn about fishing: Local fishing experts will share their tips and techniques from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Cabela’s in Tulalip. The event includes family-friendly activities and free seminars. Get more information here.
For your sweet tooth: Speaker Julia Harrison will talk about how different communities in the state use sweets to celebrate and interact. You’ll be able to taste some of the sweets. The event is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Library. Preregister at www.sno-isle.org or by calling 360-568-2898.
For music lovers: Friday night is the launch party for a new studio and event space in Everett, The Rec Room. The Grizzled Mighty will play a live set and create a music video that the crowd will be part of. Everett’s Born of Ghosts will also play. The show is at 9 p.m. Get tickets here.
On the stage: “Giselle” will be presented at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Everett Performing Arts Center. “Giselle,” one of the greatest romantic tragedies in ballet, is being staged by two artistic directors who were both Pacific Northwest Ballet leading artists. Also, the leading male dancer was just promoted to principal dancer at PNB. Read more in our story here.
Steampunk spectacle: “Spring in Sepia” comes to the Historic Everett Theater on Saturday with two hot names in steampunk music. Steam Powered Giraffe brings infectious melodies and Abney Park offers haunting music, taking the audience to a place of bubbling boilers, gentlemen with mustaches, clockwork corsets, steam, leather and oil. Read about it in our story here.
Tulip Festival: The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival continues this weekend. There’s lots going on. Check out our story for details. Highlighs this weekend include a wine festival and a huge garage sale.
For parents: Shop for used kids’ clothing, toys and equipment at the Jack and Jill sale this weekend in Lynnwood. Local vendors will also be selling items. The sale is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday (to get in before 1 p.m., bring a donation for a baby food and diaper drive), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. There is a half-price sale on Sunday. Admission is free. Get more information here.
Arbor: Arlington’s annual Arbor and Earth Day Celebration is 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Jensen Park. Pilchuck Audubon Society plans to lead backyard birding class at the park and a bird walk at the nearby Portage Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. The Stillaguamish Tribe will offer arts activities and storytelling as well as oversee the planting of native species. Get more details here.