Property taxes due Wednesday

It’s almost Halloween, which means that scary second half of property taxes is due.

Payments must be postmarked by Oct. 31 to avoid penalties and interest. Payments made by mail are processed in Seattle.

You can also pay at Frontier Bank branches if you bring your property tax stub, which was mailed in the spring.

Payments can be made in person at the county administration building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Call 425-388-3366 for more information.

Get the lowdown from Butterball

Let’s skip right past Halloween to Thanksgiving. Mary Clingman, director of the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, will lead classes Saturday in Snohomish and Lake Stevens, her only appearances in our state before Thanksgiving.

She will lead 45-minute classes then answer questions at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at TOP Food &Drug, 1301 Ave. D, Snohomish, and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Haggen Food &Pharmacy, 8915 Market Place NE, Lake Stevens.

Classes are limited to the first 50 people to register at the guest services counter of each store, or call the store and ask for guest services.

Those attending will receive a $5 coupon toward the purchase of a Butterball turkey.

The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line will be open from Thursday through Dec. 25 at 800-Butterball (800-288-8372).

Order Audubon bird seed for pickup

Pilchuck Audubon offers its early-winter bird seed sale. Call Art Wait at 360-563-0181 to place an order for pickup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Transit Center.

And remember to keep bird feeders clean and squirrel-free.

Beer garden livens up holiday bazaar

A Scandinavian festival and Normanna Lodge Christmas bazaar is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Normanna Hall, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett.

There will be handcrafted items, holiday and home decorations, Scandinavian jewelry, sweaters, linens, demonstrations of making lefse and pastries and lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with open-faced sandwiches, soup, desserts and entertainment.

So what’s different about this bazaar? It also boasts a beer garden.

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