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It’s time again for Splash!, The Herald’s annual guide to all things summer in Snohomish County and beyond. We’re rounding up submissions on upcoming fairs and festivals and other summer events. Want to share your event with our readers? Email to let us know when and where before April 29. Put “Splash!” in the subject line.

Foster a pet! The Everett Animal Shelter is holding a training session for foster pet owners Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. The session is an orientation to the shelter and foster training session. The shelter needs foster homes for adult cats mostly, but also some kittens and puppies. The shelter is located at 333 Smith Island Road, Everett. For more information, including requirements, go to

Spring Fair: The Celebrate Spring Weekend at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe is set for Friday through Sunday. Carnival rides and games, exhibits, quilt and animal shows, racing, a swap meet, historical displays, a bazaar, kids fishing and more. Parking is $5. Admission is free. Amusement rides by ticket through Butler Amusements; discount wristbands available through April 21. More info:, 360-805-6700.

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