Repair Cafe: Have broken stuff laying around your home or garage? Bring it to the Repair Cafe, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10 and April 14, Everett Public Works Spada Conference Room, 3200 Cedar St., Everett. Repair Cafes are all about fixing stuff instead of throwing those items into the landfill. Snohomish County residents are encouraged to bring in their beloved broken items to get repair help from local repair specialists — for free. Repairable items might include a broken lamp, ripped jeans that need stitching, a vase that needs gluing or a vacuum belt that needs replacing. Hosted by Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Sustainable Community Stewards. Pre-registration is recommended so that you know what parts to bring with you. Walk-ins are welcome. More at www.extension.wsu.edu.
Lantern festival: Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Swamp Lantern Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, March 15 through April 22, Northwest Stream Center, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. The featured attraction is a large expanse of the first spring flowers of the Pacific Northwest, skunk cabbage, nicknamed “swamp lantern.” Advance reservations required by calling 425-316-8592. Admission is $7 adults, seniors $6, students $5, EBT cardholders $3, children under 5 get in free. Adopt A Stream members also get in free. No dogs allowed. More at www.streamkeeper.org.
March Mania: Northwest Perennial Alliance plant sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10, Aaron Education Center, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue. More at www.northwestperennialalliance.org.
Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series: Retired Edmonds Community College instructor Walt Bubelis, “Trees — Some to Love, Some to Beware of,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 2, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Part of Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation’s series. Cost is $20 at the door. Register online at www.gardenlectures.com.
Monroe Garden Club: noon March 12, Monroe United Methodist Church, 342 S. Lewis St. “Photographing your Garden and What to do with Those Photos” will be the topic of speaker Janci Mannington, who has been photographing gardens and plants for 30 years and will share her strategies. Free, with donations for the Sky Valley Food Bank welcome. More at www.monroegardenclub.net.
Snohomish Garden Club: 7 p.m. March 12, Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., Snohomish. Brad and Rosemary Freeman will talk about dahlias. More at www.snohomishgardenclub.com.
Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Series: “Backyards That Wow!” by Steve Smith, owner of Sunnyside Nursery, noon to 1 p.m. March 17 at the arboretum in Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. RSVP required. Free for arboretum members; $10 for non-members. Annual fee to join the arboretum is $20 and get all classes for the year free. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.
Monroe Garden Club: The club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior or college student who is pursuing a career in some aspect of horticulture at an accredited college or trade school. Studies may include forestry, botany, landscaping, floral design, environmental studies, etc. Applicants must reside in or within 20 miles of Monroe. Deadline for application is April 1. For more, call 360-217-8417.
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