Weekend to-do list: Giant garage sale, ‘Lego Movie,’ outdoor festival

Huge sale: Everett’s Northwest Neighborhood’s “Mother of all Garage Sales” is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Maps with addresses and items for sale are available at homes. For more information, go here.

Can it: Learn about canning, including fruit, jam, tomatoes and pickles. The class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Mukilteo Library. Pre-register here or call 425-493-8202.

Legos: See “The Lego Movie” outdoors at Silver Lake on Friday. The show begins at dusk, but Imagine Children’s Museum offers pre-show entertainment starting at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-backed chair.

Outdoors: Skyfest is Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Index. There will be a number of clinics on various outdoor-related topics and activities focusing on conservation. Get more info here.

Arts: And while you’re in Index, check out the Index Arts Festival on Saturday. See local artists’ best work. There will also be entertainment, food and activities for kids. Get more info here.

Shiny: The Granite Falls Show ‘N’ Shine is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. There will of course be shiny cars and other vehicles as well as food, vendors and activities for kids. Get more info here.

Local fair: The Stanwood-Camano Community Fair runs through Sunday. You’ll find all the usual fair fun including a carnival, entertainment, displays, animals and more. Get details and read up on the musical acts here.

Music Hot Bodies in Motion play Friday night at The Cannery in Everett, along with Fauna Shade and Black Whales. Show is 21 and over. Get tickets here.

History: Lynnwood’s Heritage Park has an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. There will be tours, treats and a chance to look inside the historical structures, including Interurban Car 55. Get more info here.

Big Four: Learn about the history of the Big Four Inn and the ecosystem of the area near the Big Four Ice Caves. The talks and short hikes are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday until September. Get more info here.

More in Life

Lots to see in Upper Skagit, even if the eagles are elusive

A guided hike through a mossy old-growth forest more than makes up for a lack of raptor sightings.

Shopping cart showdown: Which stores have best food prices?

Jennifer Bardsley compares Fred Meyer, PCC, QFC, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, WinCo and Whole Foods offers.

Take a closer look: Winter gardens share gifts in subtle way

Go on a neighborhood walk this month to enjoy the seasonal beauty offered by a variety of gardens.

Samish Flats in Skagit County prime turf for winter birders

This spot is great for birdwatching because of the mostly flat land, marshy areas and open water.

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

GET OUT Christmas bird count: Volunteers are needed for the Everett-Marysville Christmas… Continue reading

Relationship do’s and don’ts: Lessons from 40 years of marriage

Paul Schoenfeld reflects on what he’s learned about relationships after four decades with his wife.

Making it through the holidays on 4 legs and 4 wheels

1. Driving safety Here are some travel tips from the Red Cross… Continue reading

The top 10 albums of 2017: From Jay-Z to St. Vincent

This year saw an upward trend in music industry revenue due to the popularity of streaming services.

Snohomish County book calendar

Jennifer Wilhoit Noon to 1 p.m., Jan. 13, Edmonds Bookshop Wilhoit will… Continue reading

Most Read