Bubble Science: School-age children are invited to see square bubbles, frozen bubbles, 12-foot rainbow bubbles and other amazing bubbles of all shapes and sizes, 2 p.m. today at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Create tools and learn the recipes to make your own bubble magic. More info: 425-493-8202 ext. 3232.
Audubon meeting: The April program of the Pilchuck Audubon Society will be “Loons of the Salish Sea” by Steve and Martha Ellis, 7-8:30 p.m. today at the Everett Firefighter’s Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave. The meeting is also Pilchuck’s annual business meeting. More info: 425-252-0926.
Way of Trout: Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks offer a free showing of the 1969 classic short film, “The Way of Trout,” at 7 p.m. today at the Northwest Stream Center, located in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. A tour of the center’s Trout Stream exhibit follows. To reserve a space, call 425-316-8592.
Utsalady history: People who lived near Utsalady Bay on Camano Island in the 1920s and ’30s will share their memories, provide facts and answer questions about living on Camano Island and attending Utsalady School during that era at a free presentation, 7 p.m. today at the Utsalady Ladies Aid historical building, 78 Utsalady Road, Camano Island. Presenters include Alex Ekle, Betty Garrison, Evelyn Moshier, Marian Turner and Melvin Olsen. Dessert will be served.
Pancake breakfast: The Silvana Firefighter Association offers a pancake breakfast, 7 a.m.-noon Saturday at Silvana Viking Hall, 1331 Pioneer Highway. Proceeds from this breakfast will benefit the family of Seth Jefferds, an Oso firefighter whose wife and granddaughter died in the mudslide. Donations also are welcome at Station 94, 2720 212th St. NW, Stanwood. More info: 360-652-8277.
Daffodils: See over 400,000 blooming daffodils, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Bonhoeffer Botanical Gardens, on the Freeborn Lutheran Church campus, 2300 300th St. NW in Stanwood. A free lunch is served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission; donations welcome. More info: 360-629-3149.
April Pools Day: 9:15 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion pool, 5303 228th St. SW. The free family event focused on water safety includes free swim, first aid kits, life-jacket drawing and more. More info: 425-776-9173, www.mltrec.com.
Rain barrels: Learn about sustainable landscaping practices and how to be recognized for them at a Mill Creek workshop, 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Lively Environmental Center, followed by a Build Your Own Rain Barrel workshop, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The sustainable gardening information session is free; the rain barrel workshop is $25 and includes supplies. Register at millcreekgarden.eventbrite.com. More info: Kate Riley at 425-335-5634 ext. 119.
Raising chickens: “Raising Chickens for Eggs and Meat” with local hobby farmer Josh Hanson will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. Learn how to start your own flock.
Hooves talk: All Breed Equine Rez-Q plans a seminar on hooves and lameness, 12-4 p.m. Saturday at the Grange Hall, 800 Second St., Snohomish. Cost is a suggested $20 donation to All Breed, an all-volunteer nonprofit. RSVP to Dale at 425-263-6390 or Sharon at 206-933-0327 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday brunch: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday at the Camano Island Yacht Club, 129 N. Sunset Drive, Camano Island. Bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, blueberry pancakes, fresh fruit, sweet rolls, juices, coffee and tea for $9, $5 for children under age 9. Omelets an extra $1. Bake sale, too.
Sunday dinner: 12-2 p.m. Sunday (and the second Sunday of each month, except when it conflicts with special holidays) at the Horseshoe Grange, 16424 Broadway in Snohomish. Home-style roast beef with mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad and homemade pie. Cost is $9, $4.50 for children ages 6-12. Music with the Old Time &Country Music Association as well. Proceeds support upkeep of the grange. More info: 425-316-1991.
Magnet making: Teens are invited to make buttons and marble magnets while enjoying snacks, 3 p.m. April 15 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. More info: 360-794-7851.
Journalism speaker: Milt Priggee speaks on “Political Cartooning: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” 12:30 p.m. April 16 in the Whitehorse Hall Critique Space at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St., Everett. Free and open to the public. More info: T. Andrew Wahl at 425-388-9419 or email@example.com.
Teen art night: Teens are invited to the Schack Art Center’s free Open Studio Night for Teens, 6-8 p.m. April 17. The Art Center is at 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. The event features a 2D Easter egg design and other hands-on projects with local artists. More info: 425-259-5050, www.schack.org.
Cougars: Learn more about cougar ecology, behavior and management at this informative and entertaining lecture by wildlife scientist Brian Kertson, 7 p.m. April 17 at the Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. For sixth-graders to old-timers. Cost is $5 Adopt a Stream Foundation members, $7 non-members, and benefits Streamkeeper Academy. Reservations: 425-316-8592.
Bingo karaoke: 7 p.m. April 18 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Snack bar and beverages available. Cost is $10 if registered, $12 at the door. Age 21 and older. More info: 425-774-5555.
Musical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more at 7 p.m. April 18 (third Friday) at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Musicians welcome, or just come and enjoy the music. Hot coffee and refreshments provided. More info: Don King, 360-658-8107.
School play: Glacier Peak High School presents “The Boy Friend,” a romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedies, 7 p.m. April 18-19, 25-26 and May 2-3. The school is at 7401 144th Place SE, Snohomish. Tickets are $12, $10 students, seniors and children. More info: www.glacierpeakdrama.org.
Earth Day: The Snohomish Conservation District plans a free Earth Day event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 19 in the parking lot of Camano Plaza, 370 NE Camano Drive on Camano Island. Free plants, demonstrations, kids activities and more.
Shredding event: Shred documents and recycle unwanted electronics (such as TVs, computers, monitors and cellphones), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 19 at the BECU Everett Financial Center, 11127 Evergreen Way S. Shred up to three grocery bags or two banker boxes of documents for free. Most electronics also accepted free. Bring a donation for the local food bank. More info: www.becu.org.
Marine radio class: The nonprofit Everett Sail and Power Squadron gives a free seminar on “Using VHF/DSC Marine Radio,” 10 a.m.-noon April 19 at Cabela’s, 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip. More info: Jim West at 425-778-0283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter parade: An Easter parade and bonnet contest takes place at 11 a.m. April 19 along First Street in downtown Snohomish. More info: www.cityofsnohomish.com.
Tea party: Snohomish Senior Center (506 Fourth St.) plans A Mad Hatter Tea Party, 1-3 p.m. April 19. Cost is $10. Wear a “mad hat” for the chance to win a prize. A fashion show and dance performance round out the event. More info: 360-568-0934.
School play: Cavelero Mid High School presents “Kilroy Was Here,” a musical comedy set at a 1940s USO Club, 6 p.m. April 18, and 2 and 6 p.m. April 19 at the school, 8220 24th St. SE, Lake Stevens. Tickets are $7, $5 students and seniors, at the door.
Mill Creek: 7 p.m. today in the gym at Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Blvd., Mill Creek. For young teens. Parent-signed waiver required. Bring a flashlight.
Everett: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett. Toddlers to fifth grade.
Monroe: 9 a.m. April 19 at Lake Tye Park, Fryelands Boulevard at 152nd Street SE, Monroe. Kids up to age 10. Face painting, games, Easter Bunny and crafts, too.
Snohomish: 9 a.m. April 19 at Snohomish Faith Assembly church, 1220 22nd St. Preschool to grade 6. Limited parking and eggs.
Edmonds: 9 a.m. April 19 at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W. Includes 300 golden eggs. Singer Eric Ode entertains. Refreshments.
Camano Island: 10 a.m. April 19 at Restoration Church of Camano-Stanwood, 788 Smith Road, Camano Island.
Everett: 10 a.m. April 19 at Bethany Christian Assembly church, 2715 Everett Ave., Everett. Easter program, inflatables, pony rides, cotton candy, popcorn and prize raffles, too.
Everett: 10 a.m. April 19 at Walter E. Hall Park, 1226 SW Casino Road, Everett, organized by Sonrise Christian Center. Over 10,000 eggs and food for all.
Marysville: 10 a.m. April 19 at Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road. Ages 8 and younger. Eight eggs per child. Bring donation for food bank. Kids craft fair sales, too.
Edmonds: 10 a.m. April 19 at Frances Anderson Field, 700 Main St. Ages 3-10. Easter bunny, firefighters. Donations for food bank encouraged. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers.
Brier: 10 a.m. April 19 at Brier Park, 2903 228th St. SW, Brier. Ages 3-10. Bring donation for food bank.
Lynnwood: 10:30 a.m. April 19 at LifePoint Church, 3223 164th St. SW, Lynnwood. Ages 1-12. Prizes, inflatables, balloon animals and more.
Mill Creek: 10:30 a.m. April 19 on the football field at Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Blvd. Ages 1 year to fifth grade. Face-painting, balloon animals. Bring a donation for the food bank.
Arlington: 11 a.m. April 19 in the grass open space on the south end of Arlington Airport, at 51st and 172nd. Ages 12 and younger. Easter bunny.
Sultan: 11 a.m. April 19 at River Park, 100 First St., Sultan.
Everett: 12 p.m. April 19 at Clark Park, 2400 Lombard Ave., Everett. Easter bunny, music, snacks. By Bayside Neighborhood Association.
Snohomish: 1 and 3 p.m. April 19 at Clearview Foursquare Church, 17210 Highway 9, Snohomish. Bouncy house, petting zoo, face painting, prizes, milk and cookies, too.
Monroe: 1 p.m. April 19 on the play field at Frank Wagner Elementary School, 115 Dickinson Road, Monroe. Sponsored by the Monroe Eagles Club.
Lake Stevens: 1:30 p.m. April 19 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Up to fifth grade. Easter story and other activities, too.
Mukilteo: 9 a.m. April 20 at Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd., followed by worship at 9:30 a.m. with fruit and pastry brunch to follow.
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Tree planting: An Arlington community Arbor Day tree planting and nature event will be held Saturday at Country Charm Park starting at 9 a.m. Featured activities will include a bird walk, a presentation naming Arlington a Tree City for 2013, and nature and activity booths for both children and adults. The park is at 604 E Gilman St. Water, snacks, tools and gloves provided. More info: 360-403-3448.
Harbor clean-up: Join Meadowdale High School senior Shane Hayes, ocean advocate Annie Crawley and other volunteers for a Dive Against Marine Debris underwater clean-up event, set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Edmonds Marina, 336 Admiral Way. More info: 805-453-1947.
Creek cleanup: Celebrate Earth Day by planting trees and shrubs next to Allen Creek, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Wilcox Farm, 9311 67th Ave. NE, Marysville. All ages invited to this event sponsored by Allen-Quilceda Action Team. Tools and snacks provided. More info: 425-316-8592; or 425-328-6095 the day of the event.
Teen volunteer hours: Middle school students (grades 6-8) can earn community service credits by helping prepare crafts, clean, sort books and more, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. No sign-up required.
Fashion fundraiser: The Spring Fling Fashion Show in Darrington now will be a fundraiser for Oso slide victims. The event is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday and is $5 per person. Darrington youth will model fashions alongside an auction. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be served. For tickets, call 425-320-6996.
Benefit concert, Sultan: Bubba’s Roadhouse in Sultan plans a benefit concert at 8 p.m. Saturday featuring the Shivering Denizens. Cover charge is $1 with proceeds going to the Coastal Community Bank account for Oso relief efforts. Bubba’s is at 924 U.S. 2.
Car wash: Boy Scout Troop 53 will hold a car wash fundraiser 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot at Coastal Community Bank, 19351 Highway 2, Monroe. Washes are by donation. Proceeds go towards outings such as Camp Parsons in the summer, rifle shooting at Camp Pigott, a variety of backpacking trips and more.
Oso benefit: A benefit for the Oso Relief Fund with food catered by Paraiso Mexican Restaurant will be held 12-2 p.m. Sunday at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Admission is a $10 donation, with all proceeds going to the relief fund. Space is limited. Call to reserve a seat, at 360-653-4551.
K9 benefit: Camp Fire MEGA Clubs of Marysville will sell handmade jewelry, soap, Easter items and Oso Strong items, 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 15-16 at Haggen Food and Pharmacy, 3711 88th St. NE in Marysville, to raise funds for Snohomish County Search &Rescue’s K9 team.
Earth Day cleanup: Students from View Ridge Elementary School will celebrate Earth Day with Everett Parks and Recreation, 1-2 p.m. April 18 at Johnston-Kelly Park, located at 49th Street SW and Forrest Drive, for general park cleanup and tree planting. The community is invited to help out. More info: www.everettwa.org/parks.
K9 benefit: The Humane Society in Arlington will be hosting a fundraiser for the Snohomish County Search and Rescue K9 team, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 19 outside of Haggen Food and Pharmacy, 26603 72nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Or send checks payable to the “SC K9 SAR Team” to the Humane Society, 8304 Wayne Ave., Stanwood, WA 98292. Donations are tax-deductible. More info: 360-652-5844 or email@example.com.
Oso benefit, Machias: An Oly Angels Oyster Grill for Oso benefit is set for 12 p.m. April 19 at Docs’ Pilchuck Tavern, 1431 S. Machias Road, Snohomish. All proceeds go to help survivors. Donations accepted for silent auction and bake sale. More info: The Oly Angels at www.facebook.com.
Autism Fun Run: Kamiak High School students hold the annual UKnight For Autism 3-mile fun run-walk to benefit Everett nonprofit All Aboard, 9 a.m. April 26 at the high school, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. Registration closes April 18. All Aboard provides activities and programs for adults with special needs. The course is wheelchair-friendly and good for all ages. Cost is $30. More info: UKnight For Autism at www.facebook.com.
Gala volunteers: Volunteers are needed for decorating, registration and more for Village Community Services’ annual Village Gala fundraiser on May 3 at the Medallion Hotel in Arlington. The nonprofit supports and advocates for local adults with disabilities. To volunteer, contact Michelle at 360-653-7752 ext. 14 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake monitors needed: Snohomish County Surface Water Management seeks volunteers to collect water quality samples and record data this summer for one of the following lakes: Bryant, Cassidy, Chain, Meadow, Riley and Wagner. Training and equipment will be provided except for a boat and anchor. Volunteers would commit to a few hours each month from May through October. More info: Jennifer Oden at 425-388-3464, or www.lakes.surfacewater.info.
Celebrating Sobriety: A one-time open speaker meeting to help stop alcoholism is set for 5 p.m. Saturday in the Elders’ Dining Room on the Sauk-Suiattle Reservation, 5318 Chief Brown Lane, Darrington.
Parenting classes: The YWCA offers a CPS and court-approved parenting class series, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, April 16-June 18, at its Lynnwood facility. The 10-week series is free for income-eligible families. Registration is required and child care is not available. For more information or to register, call 425-412-2364.
Cocaine Anonymous: A nonprofit recovery program for those seeking sobriety or support in staying sober from cocaine and other mind-altering substances. For program information and local meeting times and locations in Snohomish County, visit www.caofwa.org. More info: 425-244-1150.
Advance care planning: The Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition offers “Your Life, Your Wishes” palliative care workshops at local YMCA branches. Space is limited and registration is required. The last session is set for 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. May 2 at the Mukilteo YMCA (425-493-9622).
Tax help: Free tax return preparation for people of low and moderate income is available at seven Sno-Isle Libraries. The one-on-one assistance with individual federal tax returns is offered through the AARP Tax-Aide program at the Coupeville, Edmonds, Freeland, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Oak Harbor and Snohomish libraries. Priority is given to age 60 and over. AARP membership is not required. More info: www.sno-isle.org/taxtime.
Family support group: Meets next from 7:30-9 p.m. April 14 (second Monday) at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville. A group for family members of adults living with mental illness to share ideas about coping and becoming better caregivers for their loved ones. More info: Wendy, 206-790-0162.
Lymphedema support group: Meets next from 6-8 p.m. April 17 (third Thursday) in conference room B at Providence Regional Medical Center, Pacific Campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett. More info: email@example.com.
MS self-help group, Lynnwood: Meets next from 1-2:30 p.m. April 18 (third Friday) in the group room at the YWCA Village, 19703 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More info: Sharon Todd, 360-651-9720.
MS self-help group, Marysville: Meets next from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 12 (second Saturday) at Cascade Christian Reformed Church, 13908 51st Ave. NE. More info: Nancy Toth, 360-435-6111.
Ostomy Support Group: The United Ostomy Associations of America, Snohomish County Chapter, meets next at 1-3 p.m. April 14 (second Monday) at the United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave., Everett. The group’s purpose is to help in the rehabilitation of people with ostomies. More info: Cathryn, 425-337-7221.
Support group for special education parents in the Everett School District: Meets next from 6:30-8 p.m. April 16 (third Wednesday, except December) at View Ridge Elementary School, 202 Alder St., Everett.