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Island County: Master gardeners to sell variety of plants

The Island County master gardener’s plant sale is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenbank Farm, Highway 525 and Wonn Road, on Whidbey Island.

Available are perennials, tree, herbs, vegetables, berries, houseplants, shrubs and Mother’s Day and veggie-starter baskets.

Customers get free gardening advice.

More info: 360-240-5527.

Edmonds: Port seeks Harbor Square input at a public meeting

The Port of Edmonds will hold a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the north foyer of Building No. 2 (next to Las Brisas restaurant) of Harbor Square, 120 W. Dayton St., to get public input on the future of the 1970s-era business park it owns.

More info: 425-774-0549.

Everett: Port talk on Collins Building

The Everett Port Commission plans to hold a work session 5 p.m. Tuesday at 2911 Bond St., Suite 109. The commission plans to discuss the Collins Building review process and give a commission structure over view.

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Everett: Local shops help keep streets clean

For the first time, the city is working with local businesses to provide recycling containers downtown. Until now, pedestrians could dispose of pop cans and bottles only in garbage containers. Each of the new recyclable containers can hold 100 cans or bottles. Ten local businesses plan to empty the containers weekly: Bargreen’s, Stewart Title, Shockey Brent, Rubatino, Cascade Bank, Zippy’s Java Lounge, Pave Specialty Bakery, Mermaid Cafe, Brooklyn Brothers Pizza and Prohibition Grille.

More info: Jack Harris, city recycling coordinator, 425-257-8988.

Everett: Wild time in store for dogs, people at shelter’s festival

The public and their pooches are invited to celebrate the first anniversary of the Everett Animal Shelter’s new location at the Wild West Pet Fest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday May 8 at the shelter, 333 Smith Island Rd. in north Everett.

Expect free activities, including a Western-themed costume contest. Event organizers hope also to raise money for a new off-leash park proposed for property near the shelter and Langus Riverfront Park.

Among the events featured are cats available for adoption from local animal shelters and rescue groups; food vendors and raffles to raise money for the off-leash area; free microchips for cats, and free microchips for dogs with any donation to the off-leash area (Snohomish County residents only); Snohomish County pet licenses and personalized pet ID tags engraved while you wait; and an off-leash dog play area set up for dogs with a dog trainer on-site to answer questions.

More info: contact Hilary Hager at 425-257-6011 or or go to [URL];[URL][/URL]