Front Porch: Poetry readings at Arlington gallery

Poetry at the gallery

Arlington’s fogdog gallery offers poetry every second and fourth Thursday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the gallery, 318 North Olympic Ave., Arlington.

Sharmagne Leland-St John, a Native American poet, concert performer, lyricist, artist and f

ilmmaker, kicks off the first reading, joined by poet and photographer Rebecca Titus. There will be an open-mike session after the featured poets’ presentations.

Arrive 6:30 p.m. to claim a time.

The poetry will continue into the fall with bimonthly readings and a planned poetry slam competition.

For more information, call Claire Cundiff at 505-660-6825 or go to

Granite Falls book signing: Copies of a book called “Everett & Monte Cristo Railway” will be signed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Granite Falls Museum, 109 E. Union St. in Granite Falls.

The book’s authors are Phil and Daryl Jacobson, and Bill Peterson Woodhouse. Copies of the book will be available for sale. It includes hundreds of vintage photographs of the “Scenic Line of the Northwest” that brought civilization to the interior of Snohomish County.

Live music at Strutzfest: The annual live music festival, Strutzfest, begins today at the Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater, 425501 Highway 530, west of Darrington.

Music on the festival’s main stage is set to start at 3 p.m. On-site camping is available, plus food and merchandise vendors, and a beer garden.

For more information go to

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