Some events listed here are contingent on whether each jurisdiction is approved to enter the corresponding phase of the governor’s four-phase reopening plan. Events may be canceled or postponed. Check with each venue for the latest information.
New sculpture park: The new Price Sculpture Forest, 678 Parker Road, Coupeville, opens on Oct. 23. The a 16-acre sculpture park and nature preserve, features about 22 sculptures from local artists. Guided tours of the park are scheduled for 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 23 and 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Oct 24 by reservation only. No more than 10 to a group. Email email@example.com to get on the wait list. More guided tours will be scheduled after the opening weekend. Open every day during daylight hours. Admission is free; donations are welcome. No dogs allowed. Go to www.sculptureforest.org for more information.
Meditation videos: Earth Sanctuary, a sculpture garden and nature preserve at the corner of Newman and Emil roads in Langley, is launching a series of short meditation videos to teach mindfulness and help manage stress from the pandemic. New videos will be posted 10 a.m. each Friday from Oct. 23 through Nov. 13 via Facebook and Instagram. They will feature 60-second meditation exercises at four of Earth Sanctuary’s sacred spaces, including the new “Ley Line” sculpture. Open every day during daylight hours. Admission is $7; annual passes are $35. No dogs allowed. Go to www.earthsanctuary.org for more information.
Beavers: These dam-building engineers can cause headaches by chewing trees, blocking culverts or building dams that flood your property. The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Living with Beavers” webinar from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Learn about the benefits of having beavers on your property, some strategies for managing beaver conflicts and opportunities for assistance. Register for the webinar at snohomishcd.org.
Historic Everett: The organization that hosts the Historic Everett Home Tour each September — this year’s tour was canceled because of COVID-19 — is hosting its first-ever Halloween event. Watch “Gruesome Everett: Tales of Untimely Death” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 via Zoom. Local historian Gene Fosheim will share true stories of murder and violence from Everett’s early days and show you where they happened. Maybe you live next to one of these haunted places? Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Register at www.historiceverett.org to recieve an email with the Zoom link to the tour presentation.
Tour the arboretum: Still playing it safe? You can tour the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens virtually. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com and click on the Virtual Tour tab. View dozens of photos of the sculpture garden, rock garden, Japanese maple grove, conifer garden, small urban tree walk and more. Or tour the gardens by appointment in groups no larger than five. Plan you tour one month in advance and make an appointment by calling 425-257-8597 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master Gardener Hotline & Diagnostic Clinic: Call, email or set up a web conference with a master gardener. Snohomish County’s walk-in clinic at the WSU Extension office in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 425-357-6010, email email@example.com, or fill out a request form for a web conference via Zoom. More at extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/master-gardener-program.
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