Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Work party: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Willow Creek Hatchery demo garden, 95 Pine St., Edmonds. More at www.pilchuckaudubon.org.

Fuchsia show and sale: Hosted by Sno-King Fuchsia Society, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12, Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell. Many colors and varieties. More at http://snokingfuchsia society.yolasite.com.

“Birds, Backyard Habitat and Beyond”: Popcorn and a movie at 7 p.m. Aug. 16, at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Island. Watercolor artist and photographer, Craig Johnson and his wife, writer Joy Johnson, created a documentary that illustrates what can happen when native habitat is allowed to flourish, even in small spaces, with recordings of birds and other creatures that visit their back yard. Using animations, graphics and photographs, the Johnsons offer simple suggestions to increase the variety of birds in your yard. It also tells how to identify Pacific Northwest birds. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts public presentations the third Wednesday of the month. More at www.camanowildlifehabitat.org, camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com or 360-387-2236.

Arboretum is back: After a two-year closure, the Master Gardener Perennial Border in Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens at Legion Memorial Park is once again in bloom and open to the public. It was closed two years ago as part of the North Everett arsenic mitigation project, which required the replacement of all topsoil in the border and the destruction of all plants grown in the contaminated soil. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.

Foliage fun: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Join Edith Farrell, naturalist photographer and hiker with over 25 years of experience in the Mountain Loop area, to discover the best trails and areas for fall foliage and which trails are open and best for fall hiking. Also includes basics such as levels of hikes, locating trailheads and safety concerns. Connecting Granite Falls and Darrington, the Mountain Loop Highway offers access to a variety of trails and spectacular photography opportunities. Free. More at www.sno-isle.org/locations/mountlaketerrace.

Snohomish County Dahlia Show: 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Display of more than 2,500 dahlias as single blooms, triple blooms, five blooms, in baskets and in artistic arrangements. Prizes are awarded to winning entries. Presented by the Snohomish County Dahlia Society. Free. For more, go to www.scdahlias.org or call 360-659-8687.

Berries: It’s time to start picking blueberries: Local farms with you-pick privileges include Mountain View Blueberry Farm, 7617 E. Lowell-Larimer Road, near Snohomish. Go to www.mountainviewblueberryfarm.com for more information.

Climb a tree: Washington State Parks and AdventureTerra of Seattle teamed up to offer guided, educational tree-climbing adventures to visitors at Deception Pass State Park, Hoypus Point area, 41020 U.S. 20, Oak Harbor. Cost is $149 for session lasting four hours. Helmets, harnesses, safety glasses, foot holds and instruction included. For ages 7 and older. More at www.AdventureTerra.com.

To submit calendar items, contact Andrea Brown at 425-339-3443 or abrown@heraldnet.com.

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