Turn your back yard into a bird habitat in the name of science

Also, tell the Historic Everett Theatre who you’d like it to book in 2019.

1.Dream show.

Who should the Historic Everett Theatre book in 2019?

You decide.

Submit your favorite five musical acts — in any genre — to the theater’s 2019 Wish List online at www.yourhet.org/event-calendar/2018-events/2019-wish-list.

Two lucky patrons will win season passes for all of the Everett theater’s shows this year.

Keep in mind that the theater is limited to 800 seats, so arena acts like Garth Brooks, Ariana Grande or Drake aren’t doable. But your favorite bluesman or country singer just might be.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31.

Call 425-258-6766.

2.Backyard buddies.

Attract birds and butterflies to your yard, and contribute to science at the same time.

That’s the idea behind “Create Wildlife Habitat at Home and Contribute to Science,” a free presentation by Kathryn Wells of the Snohomish Conservation District at the Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 NE. Camano Drive, Camano Island. It’s scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 16.

Learn the basics of attracting beneficial wildlife, like birds and pollinators, plus how to share your work and observations with the scientific community. This is a Camano Wildlife Habitat Project presentation.

Call 360-387-2236.

3.Sweet ‘n’ cheap.

The world’s richest man, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is trending right now because he and his wife of 25 years are splitting. But that doesn’t mean we still can’t get some sweet deals on Amazon.

The online shopping website offers a lot of cool items for $5 or less.

A mushroom nightlight, which looks a lot like Toad from Mario Kart, brings a certain cuteness factor to a room for only $1.46.

A counter trash bag, $2.96, provides a convenient place to throw away waste while prepping food in the kitchen.

And for those of us who can’t seem to stay out of the mud, there are washer and dryer bags for shoes for $4.72.

— Evan Thompson, Herald writer

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