Front Porch: Discover state’s sweet secrets Sunday at the Snohomish Library

State’s sweet history

A presentation called “A World of Sweets in Washington State” is planned at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.

Speaker Julia Harrison plans to talk about the diverse range of sweets people enjoy across Washington and how that reveals much about the state’s shared history and culture.

Preregister at or by calling 360-568-2898.

For the dogs: Poochapalooza is seeking interested pet-related businesses and vendors to provide “people food” for Snohomish County’s biggest outdoor dog event.

This year’s event is planned from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 13 at Strawberry Fields Athletic Park, 6100 152nd St. NE. Vendor forms, booth prices and general event information are available on the Poochapalooza website at Submit forms by May 1 to take advantage of cost-saving early bird rates. For more information, contact Leslie Buell at 425-268-5285 or email

Norwegian genealogy: University of Washington professor and department chair of Scandinavian Studies Jan Sjåvik plans to hold a genealogy class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11. He will emphasize and teach use of the Norwegian Digitalarkivet website. The cost of the workshop is $20. Preregistration required by April 27.

Mail $20 check, payable to Bothell Sons of Norway Lodge 2-106, to Gary Ramstad at 5115 NE 188TH St., Lake Forest Park, WA 98155. Registration forms are available at or at the lodge. Call Selma Snaring at 425-385-2144 or Gary Ramstad at 206-365-6913 for more information.

Steampunk sold out: “Spring in Sepia,” the steampunk concert booked tonight at the Historic Everett Theatre, is sold out.

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