Tour: Learn Edmonds history at cemetery
Join a Walk Back in Time tour of the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium, 1 p.m. Thursday, to learn about the history of the 122-year-old cemetery and some of the people buried there, including pioneers and mayors.
The guided tour is led by members of the Cemetery Board, who will be dressed in period costumes. There also will be some “ghosts” telling their life stories, including Edmonds founder George Brackett.
The cemetery is at 100th Avenue West and 15th Street SW. The tour is free. Refreshments will be served. Self-guided tour brochures are also available year-round.
More info: 425-776-1543
Help: Horses, ponies need homes
All Breed Equine Rez-Q in Marysville plans an adoption and foster event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27 at its facility at 2415 116th St. NE.
The rescue center houses various equine, including thoroughbreds, quarter horses, miniatures, ponies, a couple of Belgian draft horses — even a donkey. Several of the animals are in need of adoption or foster placement. Staff must approve of placements.
A bake sale also is planned during the event with proceeds going toward feed for the animals. Volunteer opportunities also will be listed.
All are welcome to come see the facility and learn more about its work.
“It’s a good opportunity to be outside and enjoy the horses,” said Sharon Peck, an outreach volunteer.
More info: 425-263-6390
Donate: Dalmatian toys needed to comfort kids
The annual Dalmatian Drive sponsored by Marysville Chiropractic kicks off with a family fun day, 12-4 p.m. July 20 at Marysville Fire District Station 63, 14716 Smokey Point Blvd.
The event will highlight Marysville’s public safety members in appreciation of their service. The public is encouraged to attend the event, which includes food, bouncy houses, face painting, games and much more. Admission is $20 for a family of four or $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at Marysville Chiropractic, 1617 Grove St., or at the gate the day of the event.
Donations to the Dalmatian Drive — to be held through Labor Day — benefit the Marysville Fire District’s stuffed dalmatian program. Paramedic and aid units carry the toys to give to children in times of distress. The goal this year is to raise enough money to buy 500 stuffed dogs, which cost $4. For each $3 donated, Dr. Bob DeFever will donate $1.
More info: 360-659-6241.
Enter: Kids parade kicks off Aquafest
A highlight of Lake Steven’s annual Aquafest is the children’s parade, which takes place this year at 6 p.m. July 26.
The theme this year is “Luau on the Lake.” Children are encouraged to enter the parade with decorated bikes, wagons, scooters or to simply stroll in Hawaiian colors. Those who register early will receive a flower lei, sponsored by Central Welding.
Aquafest runs July 26-28.
More info: www.aquafest.org. Applications also are available at City Hall and the Library.