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.
Get wild: Reversing global warming is possible — and you have an important role to play in that process. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month. The next presentation, “Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Project Drawdown” is set for 7 p.m. May 19 via Zoom. Scott Henson, the author of “Drawdown Seattle” will talk about a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming from Project Drawdown — a scientific study that identified 100 solutions that together, could actually reverse global warming by 2050. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.
Bike everywhere: Bike Everywhere Day is May 21. Celebration Stations will be set up around Everett so bicyclists can get snacks, prize giveaways, basic bike repair help and information on local bike routes. Stop for an “Escape on Two Wheels” from 7 a.m. to noon at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave., Everett. There will be bike games, T-shirts, bike locker and bike registration information, a bus to practice bike rack loading and more. Also: From 1 to 4 p.m. go to the Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop, 2531 Broadway Ave., Everett. Test ride some cool and unusual bikes, get a snack and see what Snohomish County’s only nonprofit bike shop has to offer.
SnoCo Bike Bingo: In honor of Bike Everywhere Day on May 21, Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop, 2531 Broadway Ave., Everett, is hosting SnoCo Bike Bingo runs through June 30. The game gives people extra reasons to ride, to explore your community and support local business. One card has 25 fun things to do by bike. Prizes will be drawn weekly from completed bingos, and the grand prize is a new-to-you bike from Sharing Wheels. Pick up your bingo card as soon as May 20. You must live or work in Snohomish County to play. Register at sharingwheels.org/snoco-bike-bingo.
Bike tune-up: Dust off your bike just in time for Memorial Day. REI presents a “Spring Tune-Up: Get Your Bike Ready to Ride This Season” webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. May 27 via Zoom. A certified technician will go over the basics of bike maintenance. You will learn about the most common repairs you can make at home and see the basic tools that are needed. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. More at www.rei.com.
Free park-ing: The next day of the year to visit Washington state parks in 2021 without an entrance fee is June 5 (National Trails Day). Other free parks days are June 12 (National Get Outdoors Day), June 13 (Fishing Day), Aug. 25 (National Park Service’s 105th birthday), Sept. 25 (National Public Lands Day), Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) and Nov. 26 (Autumn Day). More at www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
Beat Brackett 5K: Have an Edmonds Kind of Fourth with the 2021 Beat Brackett 5K. This year, you can run or walk the 5K live on the Fourth of July or go with the virtual option and run it at a date, time and route of your choice. Live runners will leave the starting line in groups of 15 every 5 minutes to provide extra space along the course. All runners and walkers, whether they choose a live or virtual race, will recieve a commemorative shirt. Register by May 31 to guarantee your shirt size. More at www.BeatBrackett.
Find your favorite park: Still playing it safe? Virtually explore Washington’s state parks during the pandemic. Washington State Parks Foundation’s website features an interactive map of Washington’s 124 state parks, as well as virtual tours, park information and trip reports. The virtual tours provide a 360-degree view with navigational tools and a walk-through of state parks, trails, campgrounds, retreat centers, interpretive centers and vacation houses. More at www.waparks.org.
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