Front Porch: Help Stanwood make a Clean Sweep

Spring cleaning

Stanwood’s city-wide cleanup day “Clean Sweep” is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday or until the dumpsters are full, whichever comes first.

Stanwood residents can bring one load of their own garbage, recyclables and clean wood to the city parking lot behind the Stanwood Police Station on 272nd Street NW. T

he opportunity is free with a copy of your Stanwood utility bill. Waste Management donated trash bins, green waste bins and a recycle metal bin for the event. Not accepted: tires, large appliances and hazardous waste materials. Goodwill will be on site accepting gently used clothes, furniture and small electronics.

More info: 360-629-9781.

Learn about 4-H: A 4-H beekeeping club plans to have honey and candles for donations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside of McDaniels Do It Center, 510 Second St., Snohomish.

4-H is a national children’s organization that teaches kids hands-on skills in many different areas such as computers/robotics, tractor club, ATV motorcycles, sewing, etc. In this club, kids are beekeepers, learning how to harvest honey and wax to make candles and soap products.

The kids will be at Evergreen State fair in August to show the public what can be done for the bees and demonstrate candlemaking and honey extraction.

Get healthier in six weeks? That’s the promise of a program scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. once a week from May 13 to June 17 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

The classes are led by Joe Piscatella, a best-selling author and speaker on healthy lifestyles. Sign-up ends Friday. The cost is $49 per person. Scholarships are available.

For more information, call 425-582-8600 or check the website,

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