Pride of Everett
Nominations are open for Everett’s Monte Cristo Awards for property owners who have shown pride in their homes or businesses.
Awards are in four categories: Green Gardening; Rejuvenation and Transformation; Pride of the Neighborhood; and Neighborhood-Friendly Business.
Deadline for entries is July 1. The awards ceremony will be in October.
More info: www.everettwa.gov/montecristo
Whidbey garden tour
The Whidbey Island Garden Tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The tour is self-guided with five gardens to see.
Advance tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for ages 2 to 12. Day-of-tour tickets are $25.
More info: 360-321-4191; www.wigt.org
Car convoys to Leavenworth
The Washington State Patrol expects hundreds, if not thousands, of European car enthusiasts to travel U.S. 2 for Saturday’s Leavenworth Drive.
In years past, drivers from throughout the Pacific Northwest have gathered between Monroe and Stevens Pass to head in groups to the event in the Bavarian-themed town in central Washington.
State troopers will be conducting extra patrols and have an aviation unit on duty, “looking for those who choose to use this time as a racing event.”
Parade registration ends soon
The deadline to sign up for the Edmonds Fourth of July parade is June 27. Register is through the Edmonds Chamber
of Commerce website at www.EdmondsFourth.com.
More than 19,000 people gather to watch the parade each year. It starts with the children’s parade at 11:30 a.m. The main parade begins at noon and moves through downtown Edmonds. Volunteers are needed.
More info: Call 425-670-14
96 or go to www.EdmondsFourth.com
SAVE THE DATE
Get ready to Jetty
Jetty Island opens July 5 for the season through Sept. 2. Enjoy a day at the beach with programs, camps and special events.
Ferries run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays, at 10th Street and W. Marine View Drive, Everett. Parking is $3, with a suggested donation of $2 for adults, $1 for kids.
More info: 425-257-8304; www.everettwa.gov/jettyisland
Shop Mill Creek’s market
Mill Creek Farmer’s Market opens for the season from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the City Hall North parking lot at 15720 Main St.
The market averages 30 to 40 vendors each week. It meets each Tuesday through Aug. 20.
More info: www.millcreekfarmersmarket.org
Meet new friends
Everett Area Newcomers Club has activities for women who are new to the area or would like to make new friends. Events include a coffee social Thursday and a luncheon on the second Thursday of the month.
More info: 425-322-4533 or 972-742-7885; www.eancclub.org