Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

The listings include Third Place Books, Everett Public Library and Neverending Bookshop events.

  • Oct 25, 2020
Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Eight ways to help you weather winter during the pandemic

As the rain and cold returns, many of us are worried about how we will manage COVID-19 indoors.

Nazaré hugs its wide beach on the Atlantic. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)

Rick Steves on seaside traditions in Portugal’s fishing town

Perched on a far corner of Europe, Nazare is one of the traveler’s favorite beach towns in the world.

Nazaré hugs its wide beach on the Atlantic. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)
The top photo of Mount Stuart reflecting in Lake Ingalls near Cle Elum was taken with film, the bottom one with an iPhone. (Christina Hickman)

Slow down: Film photography grounds us in challenging times

If you’ve been wanting to revert back to film, now’s the time. The hobby provides normalcy in COVID life.

  • Oct 25, 2020
The top photo of Mount Stuart reflecting in Lake Ingalls near Cle Elum was taken with film, the bottom one with an iPhone. (Christina Hickman)
Washington Virtual Academy, a free public school option in Washington state, sends out kits of materials to help supplement online learning. Pictured here is the sixth-grade kit. (Jennifer Bardsley)

For some kids, virtual schooling is actually an improvement

Her daughter needed a tutor to stay at grade level, but now she’s excelling with at-home instruction.

Washington Virtual Academy, a free public school option in Washington state, sends out kits of materials to help supplement online learning. Pictured here is the sixth-grade kit. (Jennifer Bardsley)
Wintergreen barberry's bright red leaves in the fall will deepen in tone to burgundy as winter approaches. (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Berberis julianae aka wintergreen barberry

The round shrub’s bright red leaves in the fall will deepen in tone to burgundy as winter approaches.

Wintergreen barberry's bright red leaves in the fall will deepen in tone to burgundy as winter approaches. (Richie Steffen)
The pumpkin-head dancers are wearing their original blue felt and cotton sailor outfits. They are 8 1/2 inches tall and in excellent working condition, so a collector paid $1,920. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Halloween dancing couple with pumpkin heads sells for $1,900

The toy from early 1900s is on a wheeled platform, so the pumkin-head dancers go in circles when wound up.

The pumpkin-head dancers are wearing their original blue felt and cotton sailor outfits. They are 8 1/2 inches tall and in excellent working condition, so a collector paid $1,920. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a webinar on beavers Oct. 27 via Zoom. (Getty Images)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a webinar on beavers Oct. 27 via Zoom. (Getty Images)
The pandemic has put pressure on Waste Management's recycling program because we are disposing of more waste at home than ever before. Here are some ways you can help fix the problem. (Waste Management)

How to fix the COVID recycling mess at apartments and condos

Waste Management shares best practices to help get your multifamily recycle system back on track.

  • Oct 23, 2020
The pandemic has put pressure on Waste Management's recycling program because we are disposing of more waste at home than ever before. Here are some ways you can help fix the problem. (Waste Management)
Plant "Carsten's Wintergold" in front of your garden's border or nestled near some rocks for winter interest. (Getty Images)

Plant these three pines to brighten up the winter garden

Conifers are the framework of borders and beds in the wintertime, helping to articulate these gardening spaces.

Plant "Carsten's Wintergold" in front of your garden's border or nestled near some rocks for winter interest. (Getty Images)
Hanging houseplants have returned in a big way as demand for plants has skyrocketed in the pandemic. (Getty Images)

The 10 best hanging plants for creating an indoor jungle

Jump onto the pandemic plant trend with these houseplants that will do well in baskets and macrame hangers.

  • Oct 23, 2020
Hanging houseplants have returned in a big way as demand for plants has skyrocketed in the pandemic. (Getty Images)
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” fame will perform improv in “Stream of Consciousness” via Zoom on Oct. 24 and 30. The live-stream show is presented by the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Jonas Public Relations)

Tickets for sale in Snohomish County and around the region

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” fame will perform improv in “Stream of Consciousness” via Zoom on Oct. 24 and 30. The live-stream show is presented by the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Jonas Public Relations)
Nick Poling plays the title character Red Curtain’s production of “Klingon M’aQ’betH,” which is now available to watch on YouTube. (Alex DeRoest)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Nick Poling plays the title character Red Curtain’s production of “Klingon M’aQ’betH,” which is now available to watch on YouTube. (Alex DeRoest)
Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel, who won a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album in 2003, will perform Christmas carols Nov. 28 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish. (Tingstad and Rumbel)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel, who won a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album in 2003, will perform Christmas carols Nov. 28 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish. (Tingstad and Rumbel)

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

The listings include documentaries showing at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

Jakeb Conway reads the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855 at the Hibulb Cultural Center in Tulalip. The original document is on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C., through October. (Dan Bates / Herald file)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

The listings include zoos, aquariums, museums, ice-skating rinks, shows and special walks.

Jakeb Conway reads the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855 at the Hibulb Cultural Center in Tulalip. The original document is on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C., through October. (Dan Bates / Herald file)
The October show “Melodies Held in Silence” features paintings by Irina Kirienko Milton at Gallery North in Edmonds. Shown is Milton’s “Christmas is Over.”

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

The listings include museum exhibitions, gallery shows, fairs and festivals and calls for artists.

The October show “Melodies Held in Silence” features paintings by Irina Kirienko Milton at Gallery North in Edmonds. Shown is Milton’s “Christmas is Over.”
Scott Price, founder of the Price Sculpture Park, admires Gary Gunderson’s evolving “Pentillium” installation. The new Coupeville park opens on Oct. 23. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Visit these Whidbey Island sculpture parks to escape COVID-19

Check out the latest sculpture at Earth Sanctuary in Langley, then stroll the new Price Sculpture Park in Coupeville.

Scott Price, founder of the Price Sculpture Park, admires Gary Gunderson’s evolving “Pentillium” installation. The new Coupeville park opens on Oct. 23. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Puddum the guinea pig in a Halloween costume. (Jessi Loerch)

Get your guinea pig costumed for trick-or-treat — if you can

Dressing up pets is no longer just for cats and dogs. Rodents can be mermaids and superheroes, too.

Puddum the guinea pig in a Halloween costume. (Jessi Loerch)
Baked apple cider doughnuts. (Dreamstime/TNS)

After you get the apple cider, it’s time to make doughnuts

Cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg usually hold court for that nostalgic apple-cider doughnut flavor.

  • Oct 20, 2020
Baked apple cider doughnuts. (Dreamstime/TNS)