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Arlington: Learn about greenhouses

A workshop on effectively using small greenhouses is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8, at the Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE.

Participants should learn how to prepare plants for winter, start seeds and extend their growing season. Discussion on expense and equipment is also planned.

The Arlington Garden Club is sponsoring the event. Donations of $2 are requested.

For more information, call Linda 360-403-7769.

Edmonds: Museum gets operations leader

Sherry Dorey of Lynnwood has been named director of operations for the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society and Museum.

Dorey has more than 25 years of marketing and public relations experience with nonprofit arts and education organizations. She has also been a columnist for several publications in Snohomish, King and Skagit counties, and she sits on several nonprofit boards.

In her new job, she will oversee the museum’s marketing and gift shop, as well as historical society tours, programs and membership. Museum Director Joni Sein will focus on exhibits and collections, working with docents and expanding educational programs.

The historical society museum is at 118 Fifth Ave. N. For more information about the museum, call 425-774-0900.

Everett: Time for mutts to strut their stuff

The sixth annual Mutt Strut is 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake in Everett.

The event includes a walk with your dog, racing competitions and a “best of” competition that includes best voice, most unusual trick and the dog and owner who look the most alike.

Admission is $15 for one dog and an extra $5 for each additional dog. The event benefits the city’s off-leash areas. Call 425-257-8300 for information.

Granite Falls: Children story times planned

Stories, songs, rhymes and other fun are on the agenda for upcoming preschool story times at the Granite Falls Library.

The free events, for children ages 3-5, are scheduled for 11 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays from Sept. 10 through Oct. 1 at the library, 815 E. Galena St.

For more information, call the library at 360-691-6087 or go to www.snoisle.org.

Island County: Red Cross offers several classes

The Island County branch of the American Red Cross plans to offer several classes, including CPR, first aid and baby-sitting, in September. The classes cost between $35 and $150.

The classes are scheduled for the chapter office in Oak Harbor, 1010 W. Ault Field Road.

For more information or to register, call the chapter at 360-257-2096 or 888-216-5727, or e-mail holmant@islandredcross.org.

Lynnwood: Business advising available at library

Business counselors are planning to be on hand to discuss starting and running small businesses at an event being planned for the Lynnwood Library.

The event is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the library at 19200 44th Ave. W. The organization SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is planning to provide counselors for the event.

Counseling sessions are free of charge. To sign up for a session, call the library at 425-778-2148.

Marysville: City trucks on display for kids

Touch a Truck is back.

The annual event staged by the city of Marysville lets kids see, touch and get behind the wheel of public works big rigs, police and fire vehicles and other vehicles that children see on the streets every day.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at Marysville Junior High School’s Asbery Field, 1605 Seventh St. Admission is free.

Kids can tour dump trucks, street sweeper, garbage trucks, police cars, fire engines, an ambulance and many other vehicles. Snohomish County Search and Rescue and Community Transit vehicles are also expected to be showcased.

The event also is a chance to learn about the vehicles and the services they provide.

Entertainment, food and beverages are planned.

Mill Creek: Author to visit Town Center

Illustrator and author Mo Willems is planning a reading and book signing at the Mill Creek Town Center.

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at the University Book Store at 15311 Main St.

Willems, author of “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale” and “Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity,” sets his hand-drawn characters against photographs from New York. His settings include an old Brooklyn neighborhood and Grand Army Plaza.

Willems, writer of Cartoon Network’s “Codename: Kids Next Door,” earned six Emmys for his writing on “Sesame Street.” He also wrote the New York Times bestselling children’s book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.” His first “Knuffle Bunny” book also was a best-seller.

Mukilteo: Workshop for eBay planned

Learn how to more effectively use eBay to make money at a workshop being planned for the Mukilteo Library.

The workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at the library at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

Small business specialist Lorne Counter is planning to lead the workshop. Participants will learn how to sell and ship easily on eBay.

People are asked to register for the event. For more information or to register, call the library at 425-493-8202.

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