Snohomish hops to it on Saturday

Celebrate Groundfrog Day in Snohomish from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson Park, 1330 Ferguson Park Road. Find out if legendary amphibian Snohomish Slew sees his shadow, alerting all to the arrival of spring.

The Frognostication ceremony is set for 11 a.m. at the park’s gazebo. Adding to the festivities will be mascots Webbly, from the AquaSox, and OxyGene, from Community Transit.

JD the DJ from Catch the Beat will provide music, and there will be activities for kids. See water rescue equipment used by Snohomish County Search and Rescue.

Join Slew from noon to 4 p.m. in the Armory building next to Ferguson Park for green activities presented by the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce and the city of Snohomish.

Marrow registration drive Saturday

Students of the Mix Club at Edmonds- Woodway High School plan a bone marrow registration drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday near the children’s play area at the Alderwood mall in Lynnwood. The drive is open to anyone but is making a special appeal to minorities because there is a nationwide shortage of minorities on bone marrow registries.

The Mix Club, with students of multiracial and mixed heritage backgrounds, also had a bone marrow registration drive at the high school for students Wednesday. See Tuesday’s School Life section in The Herald for a story about their efforts.

Bid on burgers with Aaron Reardon

If having lunch with Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon sounds good, place a bid at the Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington Back to the Basics Dinner and Auction at 5 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s Henson Hall, 2619 Cedar Ave. in Everett.

Tickets, $40, include entertainment.

If Reardon isn’t the big game you want to bag, bid on an African photo safari.

We’re looking for leaplings

Do you know someone who celebrates a birthday on Feb. 29, that rare day that falls only on leap years? Or is that your birthday? Reporter Andy Rathbun wants to talk to so-called “leaplings.” He can be reached at 425-339-3455 or

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