Puppets at the beach: Puppet shows, stories and crafts for kids of all ages on Jetty Island’s beach. Bring food and drink. Free ferry. Showtimes are 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:25 p.m. today. 425-257-8304.
Music on plaza series – Blues Union with Robbie Jordan: Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Snohomish County Campus, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-257-8300.
Sounds of Summer – Sandy Sanderson &the Rhythm Riders, country: Free outdoor concert. Noon-1:30 p.m. today at Comeford Park, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. 360-363-8400.
Kids’ concerts at Library Park – Buck &Elizabeth: Noon-1 p.m. today, next to Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek.
Wonderstage – Rene Bibaud, world jump-rope champion: Free outdoor performance for children ages 5-11 and their parents. Noon today at Lynndale Park Amphitheater, 18927 72nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. 425-771-4030.
Free child car-seat clinic: Certified safety technicians will help people check car seats. Those attending must arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. since the check-up takes about 30 minutes. Visitors are encouraged to bring their child, their vehicle’s owner’s manual and their child seat instructions. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lynnwood Babies “R” Us on 196th Street SW and Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood. 425-744-6938.
A day at the beach: Stories, songs, crafts and activities about the sea and shore. Ages 5-11. 2 p.m. today at Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., Edmonds. 425-771-1933.
Music on the lake – “Rocket Band”: Finale of free outdoor concert series. 7 p.m. Thursday at North Cove Park, 1803 123rd Drive NE, Lake Stevens.
South County Senior Center annual luau – Hawaii Paradise: $15. 6 p.m. Thursday at 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. 425-774-5555.
Free teddy bear picnic: Residents are invited to bring a favorite teddy bear or doll. The event will include sandwiches, juice, vegetables and dip, a story time and a craft project for pre-kindergarten through elementary school children and their parents or caregivers. Donations of juice and craft supplies welcome. 11 a.m.-noon Thursday at Lake Stevens Family Center at North Cove Park,1803 123rd Drive NE, Lake Stevens.
Tales with a twist: “Cinderfella,” “Sleeping Ugly” and other fables are turned inside out. Ages 5-11. 1 p.m. Thursday at Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., Edmonds. 425-771-1933.
Valley General Hospital Guild book sale: Part of proceeds benefit guild. For all reading ages. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at hospital’s Cafe Corner, 14701 179th Ave. SE, Monroe.
Movies under the moon – “The Gods Must Be Crazy” (PG): Prizes awarded for best costume from each movie. Family games and activities including live music from 7-9 p.m.; movie starts at dusk. Friday at Sky River Park off Village Way, Monroe. 360-805-1049.
Sounds of summer – The Mark Whitman Band, rhythm, blues: Free outdoor concert. 7-9 p.m. Friday at Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. 360-363-8400.
New Beginnings Church second annual back-to-school community outreach: Music, games, face painting and food. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Clark Park, 2400 Lombard Ave., Everett.
Fashion Bug’s fashion show: 2 p.m. Saturday. For store locations, call toll free, 888-289-8284, or go to www.fashionbug.com.
Bike rodeo and safety clinic, hosted by Boy Scouts. Ages 5-11, bring bike and helmet. Safety instructions and checks. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at GI Joe’s, Frontier Village, 519 Highway 9, Lake Stevens.
“Where did my clothes come from?” – nature program: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at amphitheater, Camano Island State Park, 2269 S. Lowell Point Road, Camano Island.
First-aid basics: $25. 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at Cascade Valley Hospital, 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington. 360-435-2133, ext. 4705.
Rod and custom car show: Marysville Sunrise Rotary and Tulalip Casino annual event. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Tulalip Casino, 10200 Quilceda Blvd., Tulalip. 360-651-1393.
Make sock puppets craft program: 2 p.m. Saturday at Everett Public Library, main branch, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. 425-257-8030.
Library-palooza street fair: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Everett Public Library, main branch, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. 425-257-8030.
Community awareness day: For snacks and introduction to local, state and national Council of the Blind, various services, programs, scholarships, grants and training opportunities. Medical insights, coping skills, too. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mukilteo Library, 675 Harbour Point Drive, Mukilteo. For details, call Greater Everett Area Council of the Blind at 425-775-1305.
Lake Stevens High School Choir Parents Association benefit car wash: Funds go toward outfits and travel expenses for jazz choir students. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Les Schwab, Highway 9 and Highway 204, Lake Stevens.
Kids’ carnival: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at World Harvester Family Church, 20830 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood.
Concerts in City Park – Tingstad &Rumbel, instrumental: Free. 3 p.m. Sunday at City Park, Third Avenue and Pine Street, Edmonds.
Rummage sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Sharing Wheels, 2531 Broadway, Everett.
Arlington pioneer picnic: The 92nd annual gathering of the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers. Everyone welcome. Bring a potluck dish. 10 a.m. Sunday at Pioneer Park, 20722 67th Ave. NE, Arlington. 360-435-7289.
Tougei Taisai: Sacred clay pottery festival features a potters blessing ceremony and pottery sale. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America, 17720 Crooked Mile Road, Granite Falls. 360-691-6389.
Western Washington Firebirds fifth annual all-Pontiac show and shine: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Everett Mall, 1302 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett. www.firebirdclub.com.
Gray whale and marine mammal adventures: Learn about gray whales and marine mammals with Washington State University Beach Watchers. Noon-2 p.m. Monday. Meet at Coupeville Wharf, Coupeville. 360-679-7391.
Peace Corps informational meeting: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. 800-424-8580, select option 1, or visit www.peacecorps.gov.
American Idols Live!: Featuring Anthony Federov, Anwar Robinson, Bo Bice, Carrie Underwood, Constantine Maroulis, Jessica Sierra, Nadia Turner, Nikko Smith, Scott Savol, Vonzell Solomon. $37, $47. Tuesday at Everett Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. 866-332-8499.
South County farmers market: 4 p.m.-dusk Wednesdays through September at 3805 Maltby Road, Bothell. www.parkridgechapel.com/ farmersmarket.
Third annual Freedom Fest: The Christian music festival is Friday-Sunday at Stocker Farms, 13003 200th St. SE, Snohomish. www. freedomfest.org, 800-965-4673.
“Godspell”: Everett Kidstage Summerstock presentation. $8-$9. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. 425-257-8600.
Rotary Ranch petting zoo: Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Sunday at Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. 360-363-8400.
Seven Seven performs: Band plays as prelude to Freedom Fest. 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Chuck’s Seafood Grotto, 1229 First St., Snohomish.
Dahlia show: The annual event features award-winning dahlias, sponsored by the Snohomish County Dahlia Society. Free. 1-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday at Floral Hall, Forest Park, 802 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett.
Quilt show: Hosted by the Jim Creek Quilt Club, showcasing more than 50 quilts. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum, 20722 67th Ave. NE, Arlington. 360-435-3344, 360-435-5413.
Dogfest 2005: Features demonstrations, services, vendors, fine art show, pet parades and contests, North American Flyball Association tournament, veterinarians on site, breeders, children’s safety tips around dogs. $5, 12 and younger free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Tazer Valley Farm, 7314 300th St. NW, Stanwood.
Island County Fair: County’s annual summer fair, entertainment and children’s activities. Thursday-Sunday at county fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave., Langley. www.islandweb.org/fair.
Fresh Paint: Festival of artists at work. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Everett Marina Promenade, Everett. 425-257-8380, www.freshpaint.org.
Greater Bothell Arts and Crafts Fair: Live entertainment, arts and crafts, and children’s events. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at UW Bothell Cascadia Campus, Bothell. www.bothell fair.org.
Evergreen State Fair: A family fair with equestrian events, including rodeo and draft horse show, carnival, auto races, pig races, lumberjack show, American Indian dancing and live music with grandstand entertainment. Aug. 25-Sept. 5 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. 425-388-3200, www.evergreenfair.org.
Music in the park: Free concerts. Total Experience Gospel Choir, Friday; Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, Aug. 26. 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays at Bothell Landing, 9919 NE 180th St., Bothell. 425-486-7430.
Children’s concert series: Alleyoop, games, songs, Tuesday; The Fabulous Filucies, music, humor, Aug. 30. Free outdoor performances for kids presented by Everett Parks and Recreation. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays at Legion Memorial Park, Alverson Avenue and W. Marine View Drive, Everett. 425-257-8322.
Family concert series: Free outdoor concerts for all ages presented by Everett Parks and Recreation. Karin Kajita Quintet, swing, Sunday; Hettel Street Blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, Aug. 28. 1:30-3 p.m. Sundays at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. 425-257-8322.
Waterfront concerts: Free concerts presented by Comcast and Everett Parks and Recreation. Little Big Man, reggae, Thursday; Taarkastra, folk, jazz, Aug. 25. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Port Gardner Landing, 1700 W. Marine View Drive, Everett. 425-257-8322.
Camano Island outdoor cinema series: Features classic films and cartoons shown outdoors on a big screen in 16 mm. Begins at dusk every Friday through Sept. 2. Free. Located at the end of Lewis Lane, Camano Island. 360-387-4579, www.chumleigh.com.
Forest Park animal farm: A variety of animal-related programs, including barnyard birthday parties, a bunny bank, minicamps and volunteer activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through summer. Forest Park, 802 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. 425-257-8300.
Jetty Island Days: The annual event features environmental discoveries, special group tours, campfire programs, nature walks, children’s crafts, an interpretive hut and puppet shows. Shuttle to and from the island departs approximately every half-hour from 10th Street boat launch. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 4. 425-257-8300.
Lavender Hills farm: Farm open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Aug. 28. 7508 108th St. NE, Marysville. 360-651-2086.
Bayview Farmers’ summer market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through September. Indoor market in Bayview Hall, Bayview Road, Whidbey Island. www.bayviewfarmers market.com.
Bothell Country Village farmers market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30. 238th Street SE and Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. www.countryvillage bothell.com.
Everett farmers market: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 25 at Everett Marina at Port Gardner Landing, W. Marine View Drive, Everett. www.everettfarmers market.com.
Lake Stevens farmers market: 5 p.m.-sunset Fridays through September. North Cove Park, 1812 Main St., Lake Stevens.
Marysville farmers market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 24. Comeford Park, Fifth Street and State Avenue, Marysville.
Mukilteo farmers market: 3-8 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 20. Ball field behind Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. 425-750-6945, www.mukilteo farmersmarket.org.
Snohomish farmers market: 5 p.m.-dusk Thursdays through Sept. 29. 105 Cedar St, Snohomish. www.snohomishmarkets.com.
The Snohomish County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is recruiting volunteers: With good problem-solving skills to serve as advocates for older adults. Trained volunteer ombudsmen listen to concerns and questions of residents living in nursing homes, assisted living or adult family homes, working to resolve problems or answer questions. Volunteers receive four days of free training to become state-certified and volunteer up to four hours a week. 425-388-7393.
Westgate Chapel Emergency Services is collecting donations of school supplies for low-income Edmonds-area students: Drop-off times are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds. Donations will be accepted through Aug. 22. Supplies will be distributed to families registering at the food bank Aug. 25. 425-775-2776, email@example.com.
The Lake Stevens Senior Center needs small items (no clothing, electronics or furniture) for a garage sale in September: Donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 26 at the Senior Community Center located at 1814 Main St., Lake Stevens. 425-335-5158.
August is Recycle Your Old Cell Phone month at the Snohomish County Center for Battered Women: Bring your old cell phones to the New &Again Thrift Shoppe at 3116 Rucker Ave. in Everett, or visit www. snococbw.org for other locations in the county. If you are interested in being a cell phone collection point, call 425-259-2827, ext. 12, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hands of Hope Food Bank seeks food and money donations: Hours will be 4-7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Families and individuals can use the food bank twice a month. It is located in the lower level of the Everett Free Methodist Church, at 9506 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett. 425-355-5895.
City Concierge at the Everett Events Center is looking for volunteers to operate its tourist and visitor information center: Volunteers can work four to 16 hours per week and should be knowledgeable about the Everett and Snohomish County area. 425-322-2658.
The Northwest Organization for Animal Help needs volunteers to help care for animals at the adoption center: Volunteers take care of kennels, walk dogs, support the thrift store, drive and perform office work. The organization is located at 31300 Brandstrom Road, Stanwood. 360-629-7055.
Instructors needed: Share your passion, hobby or interests by teaching community education classes in the fall. Stanwood Senior Center. 360-629-7403.