Snow goose festival coming up
The Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday in Stanwood and on Camano Island. Take part in free guided tours, kids activities and a variety of presentations about snow geese and other birds and wildlife in the our region.
Festival headquarters is the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW in Stanwood.
Space is limited for bus tours and early registration is advised.
More info: www.snowgoosefest.org
Bird-loving puppet play
In honor of the Snow Goose Festival, the Stanwood Library shows “The Freedom Bird: A Puppet Play,” 3 p.m. Sunday. The play is based on a folk tale from Thailand and “celebrates courage that will not die. Hope is the thing with feathers.” All ages.
The library is at 9701 271st St. NW.
More info: 360-629-3132
Starlight beach walk
Naturalists with WSU Beach Watchers lead a Starlight Beach Walk, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in Edmonds. Meet at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station, 200 Admiral Way.
Discover the creatures that live on the beach. This is a free event for all ages. Hot beverages will be provided to warm up. Wear warm layers, rain gear and bring a flashlight. Sturdy footwear or rubber boots are recommended.
No need to RSVP. Free street parking.
More info: Yolimar Rivera, firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-357-6029
Learn boating safety
The Lake Stevens Police Department plans a boating safety class May 12. Registration is open now through May 5.
The free class fulfills the requirements for state boater education. It’s planned from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake Stevens Educational Service Center.
More info: 425-334-9537
Help for caregivers
Several local support groups exist for caregivers to help those dealing with the challenges of unpaid caregiving. Here are some of them:
The Alzheimer’s Association keeps a list of local support groups. Groups for caregivers are available in Arlington, Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood and Snohomish.
More info: www.alzwa.org
A Caring for the Caregiver support group meets 10 a.m. third Tuesdays at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville.
More info: 360-363-8450
Lynnwood budget recognized
The city of Lynnwood has received another recognition for its budgeting turnaround. The award came in the form of a certificate of excellence from the Government Finance Officers Association. It “represents a significant accomplishment,” according to a city news release.
Last year was Lynnwood’s first clean audit since 2008.
More info: www.LynnwoodWA.gov/CBT.