Free Comic Book Day is Saturday.
There are about 50 special titles for the annual event founded in 2002 on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book they’ll love.
The books are free. Merchants buy the comics at a reduced rate and set the free limit, which varies by store and offered on a first-come basis. Many stores have specials on other items.
Local shops include Mill Geek Comics, 17624 15th Ave. SE, Suite 105-A, Bothell, and Wishes in Everett Mall. Everett Public Library also is participating. Check your local shop and library for details.
More info: www.freecomicbookday.com
The Snohomish Farmers Market opening day is 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Avenue and Pearl Street.
More info: www.snohomishfarmersmarket.org
High school performance
The drama club at Lake Stevens High School presents “The Fantasticks”, at 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, at Calvary Chapel, 9428 Fourth St. NE.
Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for students without ASB, $9 for students with ASB, seniors and military, and $5 for children younger than 8.
This title is the longest-running musical in the world. It’s about a boy and girl who fall in love, then grow apart and eventually find each other again.
More info: www.lshsdramaclub.or
Everett fire training
The Everett Fire Department will be training with staged house fires May 6 through May 9 in the Port Gardner neighborhood. The drill is scheduled to take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day at 3400 Norton Ave.
This kind of practice is required by state law. It allows firefighters to work on search and extinguishing techniques in a controlled environment.
Neighbors can expect to see heavy smoke and more firefighters and emergency vehicles than usual. Crews will try not to disrupt roads and will not block driveways unless arranged with the homeowner. Those who live in the area will receive direct notification ahead of time.
Marysville beautification grants
Grant funding is available for neighborhoods, community groups and businesses (in certain areas) for projects that aim to beautify Marysville. First-time grant recipients can get up to $7,500. Groups that have received funding in the past can get up to $5,000.
Money can be used for landscaping projects, neighborhood cleanup, improving business facades and signs, or other projects that aim to enhance quality of life.
To apply, go to marysvillewa.gov/761/Community-Beautification-Program.
Applications open June 28 and are accepted until Oct. 1.
More info: Connie Mennie, 360-363-8086 or firstname.lastname@example.org