Join the Schack Art Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17–18, at the Port of Everett Marina for its annual summer arts festival, Fresh Paint. This is a free event.
More than 100 artists are scheduled to sell their work and demonstrate their craft. There also will be glass blowing classes and a float find on Jetty Island — reserve a spot by calling 425-257-8304 to search for colorful, handmade glass bulbs on the beach. Food vendors also will be there.
Shuttles are running about every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., between the marina and the Schack Art Center at 2921 Hoyt Ave. The final pickup from the marina is 5 p.m.
More info: Visit www.schack.org or call 425-259-5050
Donate blood from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 21, at the Marysville Public Library, 6120 Grove St.
The city is partnering with the American Red Cross Northwest Region to increase the low summer blood supply. One donation takes about an hour and can help up to three people. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.
More info: Call 360-363-8086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn the basics of origami from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Aug. 12, at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Participants will learn folding techniques, and then make a project on their own.
This free class is for children ages 5 to 12.
More info: Call 425-257-8030 to sign up
Stories on the farm
Bring children ages 2 to 5 to the farm at Forest Park for story time, from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, at 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. This is a free event.
More info: 425-257-8030
Everett Farmer’s Market moves tomorrow
The Everett Farmer’s Market is moving locations, starting Sunday. It has been near the waterfront at Box Car Park for years, and is now going to be downtown on Wetmore Avenue between Hewitt Avenue and Wall Street. The market is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday until Oct. 6.
A stage one burn ban is now in place for all of Snohomish County, excluding Lake Stevens. That means outdoor burning is not allowed, except for recreational fires less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high.
The ban will be lifted when there’s been enough rain and the fire risk returns to low.
To reduce the risk of fire, the Marysville Fire District recommends keeping mulch and bark wet, mowing your lawn often and early in the morning when there’s more humidity, to avoid parking on dry grass, and to never throw cigarette butts out of car windows or into plants — make sure it’s put out with water before placing it in an ashtray.
More info: Call the Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388-3508 for updates