Arlington: Call for art, poetry entries
The annual Eagle Photography, Nature Art Show and Nature Poetry Contest, all part of the Eagle Festival presented by the Stillaguamish Tribe and the city of Arlington on Feb. 1 and 2, needs submissions.
More information about entering, photos, artwork and poems is available on the city website at www.arlingtonwa.gov. Submission deadlines are Jan. 28 for poetry and Feb. 1 for photos and other art. Prizes are planned.
More info: 360-403-3448.
Edmonds: Learn about edible gardening
Edmonds Floretum Garden Club will hold its second Saturday Workshops from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 2. The presentation will include two related topics.
The first one is “Edible Fall and Winter Backyard Gardening” presented by Erica Strauss, a professional chef from Edmonds who has worked in Seattle area restaurants preparing fine food. She is also the is the writer of a popular blog, “Northwest Edible Life.”
The second topic is “Transitioning to Edible Landscaping” presented by Danene Warnock, a member of Floretum who loves cooking fresh food and is a skilled edibles gardener.
The presentations will be in the meeting room of Coldwell Banker Bain at 108 Fifth Ave. S. in Edmonds. All are welcome. A donation of $2 is suggested.
More info: call Janice Noe at 425-774-4991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynnwood: Author to talk on parenting
Speaker and author Gloria DeGaetano is scheduled to give a free talk on “Parenting Well in a Media/Digital World” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 30 at Brighton School, 6717 212th St SW, Lynnwood.
DeGaetano says that parents can expect to learn the challenges, as well as opportunities, for parenting well in a complex, high-tech society, including how to have family activities that will help you control “screen-machines” and help children manage and use TV, video, video games, and digital devices wisely.
DeGaetano is the founder and CEO of The Parent Coaching Institute. She has written “Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie, and Video Game Violence” with retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.
Marysville: Relay for Life kickoff Saturday
American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Marysville-Tulalip gets underway from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Marysville Boys &Girls Club, 1010 Beach Ave.
The fundraising effort features speakers who have benefitted from money raised by Relay for Life. Those who attend can register a team for the overnight relay on June 29 and 30 at Asbery Field, 1605 Seventh St.
More info: 425-404-2194, or go to RelayForLife.org/marysvillewa.
Kindergarten registration kickoff
Marysville School District’s annual information fair and kindergarten registration kickoff event is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Arts &Technology High School, 7204 27th Ave. NE, Marysville.