Plenty to do in Arlington on Saturday

ARLINGTON — Saturday is one of those days in this city during which a lot is scheduled. Call it a super Saturday.

•The Arlington Farmers Market season begins with a market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Legion Park along Olympic Avenue. Local bands are scheduled to perform at lunchtime.

The city’s annual spring cleaning day is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 188th Street entrance to Arlington Municipal Airport. Your water-sewer bill is your ticket. New this year is a chance to shred your personal documents. Other junk to be accepted includes recyclable materials, computers, electronics, refrigerators, furniture and four tires per household.

Stillaguamish Athletic Club’s free health and safety fair also is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4417 172nd St. NE. Arlington police and firefighters plan to be on hand, and a free community swim begins at 2 p.m.

Arlington High School jazz bands plan to raise money for the school’s music programs with a concert at 5 p.m. at the Gleneagle Golf Course, 7619 Country Club Drive.

The highlight of the day is, arguably, the annual Show and Shine vintage vehicle show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Olympic Avenue.

This year, the 12th annual car show is dedicated to the late Maurice “Babe” Giebel, a logger who died in December at age 63. Arlington’s was Giebel’s favorite car show and the only one he would attend rain or shine.

Most Saturday evenings throughout the year, Giebel would pick up his grandson Wyatt McDaniel, now 7, in his 1932 Ford two-door sedan. They drove over to Arlington’s informal gathering of vintage car enthusiasts to “kick the tires, shoot the breeze and cruise for chicks,” said Giebel’s wife, Bonnie.

“Show and Shine was like old home week for him,” Bonnie Giebel, of Trafton, said. “He loved to joke around with his friends and look at everybody’s restoration projects.”

On Saturday, the Giebel family plans to get Babe’s ’32 Ford to town for the car show. Bonnie Giebel is set to drive her 1965 Mustang, which was a 25th anniversary present from her husband.

“He would have been proud and humbled by the dedication of the show in his name,” she said.

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