Harvest some fun in Darrington
A Harvest Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mansford Grange, 1265 Railroad Ave., Darrington. Kids can carve pumpkins and make whimsical “garden critters” from leftover vegetables. Share favorite recipes for fall and winter meals, and get tips on preserving the last of summer’s bounty.
More info: www.mansfordgrange.org
Kids make dragsters
Kids in grades 2-5 can make custom dragsters at a free engineering workshop, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Registration is required.
More info: 425-257-8030
The State Archives’ Puget Sound Regional Branch in Bellevue hosts a free workshop, “The Basics of Historical Research,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Pritchard-Fleming Building on the Bellevue College campus, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE. Learn about research sources and how to use them. Registration requested.
More info: www.sos.wa.gov
Bulb Fest in Everett
The Evergreen Arboretum holds Bulb Fest, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Learn how to plant spring flowering bulbs at this family event, then take home a box of bulbs for your garden. Tools and snacks provided. An Arboretum membership is required ($20 for individuals, $35 for families).
More info: www.evergreen arboretum.com
WAYS TO HELP
Empty bowls to fill stomachs
An Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Team Fitness, 1109 Frontier Circle East, Lake Stevens. Buy a handcrafted ceramic bowl and share a meal.
More info: 425-397-8326
Bingo callers needed
The Stillaguamish Senior Center seeks callers for its Friday Night Bingo events. Friday bingo starts at 7 p.m., with a warm-up at 6:45. The senior center is at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.
More info: Wanda, 360-653-4551
Police seek volunteers
The Arlington Police Department seeks volunteers. An application is required. Forms are available at the station at 110 E Third St.
More info: 360-403-4051
Sign up for CERT refresher classes
Marysville and the Marysville Fire District offer free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) refresher classes.
A class on light search and rescue operations is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Fire Station 62.
A class on disaster medical operations, first aid and CPR is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at Fire Station 66.
Class participants must live or work in Marysville and have completed CERT training in the past five years. Applications are at www.marysvillewa.gov/758/CERT.
More info: 360-363-8096, email@example.com