Community Extra: Opportunities

Sculpt: Sand castles on Jetty Island

Everett hosts a sand castle contest from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday on Jetty Island.

Novices and experienced sculptors of all ages are invited to bring buckets, scoops and tools to create and compete for prizes in different age-based categories. Individuals and groups are welcome to participate.

A free ferry leaves from the 10th Street boat launch.

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Peruse: Fun at the Stanwood-Camano Fair

The Stanwood-Camano Community Fair runs from 9 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the Stanwood-Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood.

Enjoy youth agricultural exhibits and competitions and live entertainment. Free parking with regular shuttles is available at Stanwood High School.

Admission is $7 to $10, and free for ages 5 and younger. Carnival passes are $20.

More info: 360-629-4121,

Wave: Scary (and not so scary) sea creatures

Brier’s 15th annual SeaScare Parade kicks off at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 on Brier Road between 232nd and 238th Streets. The people and sea creatures of Brier get together for a casual evening of fun, with octopi, pirates, boats and more.

After the parade, enjoy a salmon derby, pie eating contest, live entertainment, beer garden, fire truck display, art and classic car shows and more. A food drive and Friends of the Brier Library book sale are part of the mix.

Can’t wait? Kids are invited to KidScare at 11 a.m. Friday at the Brier Library, 23303 Brier Road, for crafts, games and some grub and grog (cookies and juice). Families can make something special, then walk with library staff in the big parade.

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Pave: Buy a brick for Museum Plaza

The Edmonds Historical Museum’s new Museum Plaza in downtown Edmonds continues to take shape, including benches and lighting.

Businesses and individuals are invited to help by purchasing personalized paving tiles for the plaza.

Prices begin at $100. Installation is slated for the fall.

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Work: Conservation jobs for young adults

Snohomish Conservation District is hiring 18- to 25-year-olds for AmeriCorps crews to work outdoors on habitat restoration, stream plantings and salmon recovery projects.

More info:, or Carson Moscoso at 425-377-7027

Adopt: Special deal on cats at Everett shelter

Adult cats (more than 6 months old) are available for adoption at a special price of $25 through Sept. 30 at the Everett Animal Shelter, 333 Smith Island Road.

The Summer Splash deal includes spay or neuter service, vaccinations, dewormer and a microchip. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Adoptions close at 4:30 p.m.

See a list of available pets at

More info: 425-257-6000

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