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  • Fri Oct 15th, 2010 10:24pm
  • News

Help improve a trail

The Snohomish Parks Foundation is looking for volunteers to help weed and plant three areas Saturday at the Snohomish Riverfront Trail.

Dress for the weather and meet at 8:30 a.m. below the Avenue A gazebo. Sign in at the table. Gloves and hand tools will be appreciated.

After the work party, all volunteers are invited to an 11 a.m. dedication ceremony of seven interpretive plaques on the trail. The granite signs share bits of history about the Snohomish River and its role in the history of the city and region. Parking is available at Cady Park.

Scientist leads Bug Safari at the library: Learn about insects from a bug scientist today at the Granite Falls Library, 815 E. Galena St. in Granite Falls.

Brian Rolf of Seattle Bug Safari will show off his live bug zoo and answer questions from 2 to 3 p.m. The program is supported by The Friends of The Granite Falls Library and Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

Help clean up Strawberry Fields for Rover: Members of the nonprofit group, M-DOG, or Marysville Dog Owners Group, plan to hold a work party Saturday at Strawberry Fields for Rover.

The group has a stewardship with the city of Marysville Parks Department to maintain the off-leash dog park at 6100 152nd St. NE. The cleanup work is scheduled to begin at noon at the park.

Applicants sought for scholarship pageant: Students in the sixth grade and high school juniors and seniors can now apply for the Marysville Strawberry Festival 2010-2011 April Friesner Memorial Royalty Scholarship Pageant.

For more information, call 360-659-7664.

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See stars, planets

The Everett Astronomical Society offers two “Star Parties,” weather permitting.

They begin at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Harborview Park, 1621 Mukilteo Blvd, Everett.

As part of Fall Astronomy Day 2010, folks can drop by and look through powerful astronomical telescopes. See close-up views of Jupiter, along with mountains, craters, valleys and bright rays on the moon.

Examine colorful double-star pairs, sparkling clusters or stars, and far-off galaxies whose light traveled millions of years to reach Earth.

Viewers may bring their own telescope or binoculars, and should bring a warm jacket and hat.

For more information about Everett Astronomical Society, visit http://www.everettastro.org/.

Red Rooster hosts festival: The Red Rooster Route’s Fall Harvest Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at several farms in the Arlington area.

Participating family farms in the nonprofit tour group include Biringer’s, Garden Treasures, Ninety Farms and Foster’s.

For more information, visit http://www.redroosterroute.com/.

Applicants sought for scholarship pageant: Students in the sixth grade and high school juniors and seniors can now apply for the Marysville Strawberry Festival 2010-2011 April Friesner Memorial Royalty Scholarship Pageant.

All applicants must live within or attend school in the Marysville or Lakewood school districts. The deadline for applications is Oct. 30.

Application forms are available at the festival office at 360-659-7664.