Monroe Historical Society: Historic Homes Tour of six homes is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4. The self-guided event begins at the 1908 Monroe City Hall Building and Historic Museum, 207 E. Main St. A tour of the museum is the first stop. Tickets are $10. Most of the homeowners will be at their homes during the tour to answer questions about their restoration efforts. More at 360-217-7223 or www.monroehistoricalsociety.org.
Holiday Home Tour: The Assistance League of Everett’s tour of beautiful homes in Mukilteo and Everett is 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of. The tour also has tastings from local chefs, carolers, raffle baskets, a gift shop and photos with Santa. More at www.assistanceleagueofeverett.org.
Proper pruning: Northwest Perennial Alliance talk on “How to Successfully Prune Any Shrub” with Bess Bronstein, 1 p.m. Oct. 15, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle. Doors open at noon for plant sale. More at http://northwesterennialalliance.org.
Fun with fungi: Learn which common mushrooms are edible, which ones to avoid and how fungi interact with your trees and plants, 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Island County Multipurpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive. Talk by Scott Chase, Island County Shore Stewards coordinator and South Camano resident. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month. More information at www.camanowildlifehabitat.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-387-2236.
Putting your garden to bed: Talk by master gardener John Marsh, noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 21, Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd. The talk covers what to do this fall to get your garden ready for winter, which perennials to cut back, how much to mulch and which plants should be dug up. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.
SHOWS & FESTIVALS
Get mushy: Snohomish County Mycological Society’s annual wild mushroom show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15, Floral Hall in Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Hosted with Everett Parks and Recreation, the show features mushroom displays, kits, books and videos. Learn to distinguish more than 100 different species of wild mushrooms. Bring your own mushroom samples for identification. Class on mushroom identification is at 1 p.m. The event is free, with donations accepted. More at www.scmsfungi.org.
Harvest Fest: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline. More at http://northwestperennialalliance.org.
Green Everett Day: 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 28, Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Help plant hundreds of native trees and shrubs in Forest Park to ensure that this wooded wonderland continues to thrive into the future. Gather family and friends to celebrate the kick-off of planting season with food and fun. More at https://everettwa.gov.
Everett Fall Home Show: Oct. 27, 28 and 29, Xfinity Arena, Everett. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29. More at www.everettgiftshow.com.
Focus on Farming: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Focus on Farming XIV: Ideas to Grow With features 24 workshop classes with six industry tracks, presented by some of the top experts in the country. Mix of topics, ideas and speakers focused on helping expand the opportunities, sustainability and economic viability of the region’s farms and forestlands. More at www.FocusOnFarming.org.
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