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Ballinger Park cleanup

In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the City of Mountlake Terrace invites folks to join the community effort to beautify Ballinger Park at a cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The first 50 volunteers will receive a hemlock or chestnut tree.

Individuals, families and groups are encouraged to attend. If you have a group, contact Ken Courtmanch, parks and property management superintendent, at 425-776-1811 to register. Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at Ballinger Clubhouse, 23000 Lakeview Dr.

Common activities include pruning, trash removal and raking. Ballinger Park can be wet, so volunteers should wear boots and bring work gloves. Volunteers may also bring along rakes so there are enough tools to go around.

The Big One

Earthquake experts say it’s not a matter of “if” — it’s “when” the Snohomish County area will get a devastating jolt. Have any earthquake stories to share? What are you doing to prepare? Contact Herald reporter Andrea Brown by Monday at 425-422-7598 or for a story running Tuesday.


Celebrate Astronomy Day

NASA Solar System Ambassador Ron Hobbs is scheduled to deliver a talk during Astronomy Day on May 11 at Everett Public Library. Hobbs’ talk, “The Future of the Final Frontier,” focuses on how the exploration of space has become a global phenomenon with nation-states and private industry participating.

The speech, co-hosted by the Everett Astronomical Society, is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. in the library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett.

Other events are planned at the library between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., including displays of telescopes and space rocks that guests can touch.

More info: 425-257-8000 or

Imps and Monsters

“Robots!” open house exhibition by Imps and Monster artist Justin Hillgrove will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at his home studio, 7110 184th St. SE, Snohomish.

He will show about 20 new, smallish robot-themed paintings.

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Quilceda Carvers to share their craft

The Quilceda Carvers 34th annual show — Artistry In Wood 2019 — is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville.

It is a juried show with carvings submitted from the greater Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. It is one of the largest carving shows on the West Coast.

The event will include vendors, demonstrations and raffles. Admission is $5 and donations are appreciated.

Children 12 and younger as well as active duty military and scouts in uniform are free.

More info: Email

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