Everett Fall Home Show: The event that promises hundreds of home improvement booths continues Oct. 26 and 27 at Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults and $6 seniors. Kids get in for free. More at www.everettfallhomeshow.com.
Pruning fruit trees: The Snohomish County Fruit Society is hosting a presentation on “Pruning Your Fruit Tree” on Nov. 14 at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, 402 Second St., Snohomish. Ingela Wanerstrand, owner of Green Darner Garden Design in Seattle, will give tips on pruning fruit trees at the society’s 7 p.m. meeting. Wanerstrand has 25 years of experience pruning fruit trees and teaches fruit growing classes at Edmonds Community College. More at snohomishcfs.wordpress.com.
Plants for winter pizzazz: How do you create winter interest in your garden when all the leaves have fallen and the branches are bare? Find out how at a class from 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 to learn from Trevor Cameron, general manager at Sunnyside Nursery, on what he recommends to create winter interest. Meet in horticultural classroom 105 at the garden center, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville. The class is free to members, $10 for nonmembers. RSVP by calling 425-257-8597.
Holiday Home Tour: Tour north Everett homes decorated for the holidays from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 2. Hosted by the Assistance League of Everett. Features tastings from local chefs, raffle baskets and a gift boutique. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 on tour day. Purchase tickets at the Assistance League Thrift Shop, 5107 Evergreen Way, Everett. More at www.assistanceleagueofeverett.org.
Snohomish Christmas Parlour Tour: Tour historic Snohomish homes decorated for the holidays from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 15. Hosted by the Snohomish Historical Society. Tickets are $12-$15. Advanced tickets are available at Joyworks, 1002 First St.; McDaniel’s Do-It Center, 510 Second St.; and Annie’s On First, 1122 First St. Buy tickets day of tour at the Waltz Building, 116 Ave. B. More at www.snohomishhistoricalsociety.org.
Become a master: Applications for master gardener training classes in 2020 are now available. Learn to research, teach and mentor community gardeners and become an environmental steward. All training is open book and no memorization is expected. Training involves about 80 hours of classroom and workshop instruction held once a week on Thursdays, Jan. 9 through March 26. Tuition is $295, plus a volunteer commitment of 40 hours each year for two years on a variety of horticultural and environmental educational projects. Without the volunteer commitment, tuition is $795. Call 425-338-2400 or go to tinyurl.com/y8srkp2y.
Master Gardener Hotline & Diagnostic Clinic: Call 425-357-6010 to talk to a master gardener or visit Snohomish County’s walk-in clinic at the WSU Extension office in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, April through September, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, October through March. More at www.extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/master-gardener-program.