Plant sales, fishing, wine and more weekend fun
Go fishing: A fishing derby for kids 12 and under is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Jennings Park. The event is free, but bring a donation for Marysville Community Food Bank. A pancake breakfast is offered for $5 per plate for adults and $3 for children. Prizes awarded by random drawing at the conclusion of the fishing derby. Fishing poles are available for use.
Wine: Sojen Cellars in Everett is downsizing and will be closing its tasting room. They will continue to make room, but will reduce their size. First, though, they want to have a party, which they have called Deadline to Downsize. It's from 5 to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Woodrush will play from 8 to 11 p.m. They will celebrate with a limited 10 cases of a custom label on their 2010 Cabernet.
For book lovers: Join author Nan Whybark at Uppercase Bookshop, 1118 First St., Snohomish, at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The author will sign copies of her books in her "Irth to Earth Series." Learn more here.
Roller derby: Everett's Jet City Rollergirls, along with other teams from around the area and a team from L.A., will compete in bouts on Saturday at the Everett Skate Deck. A special co-ed bout with a Star Wars theme is planned, in a nod to the date (May the Fourth). Parking is available at the park and ride located at I-5 & 112th Street S.E., Everett with a shuttle to the Everett Skate Deck. Find more information on the Facebook event page. Tickets are available online. Tickets are $15 for the whole day.
Learn about grass alternatives: Nancy Moore, a native plant steward for the Washington Native Plant Society, will talk about what native plants work well as ground covers. Plants on display can be purchased. The event is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m at the Edmonds Wildlife native plant demonstration garden. More details are here.
Powwow: The Edmonds Community College powwow starts Friday night and continues Saturday. This year, the theme for the annual powwow is "Teachings of the Wolves" and it will be a feast of American Indian singing, drumming and dancing, along with arts and crafts. Find the details in our story here.
Go for a ride: The Camano Climb organized bike ride is Saturday, a scenic 39-mile loop around the perimeter of Camano Island. You can also choose a 24-mile route. Register from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday for $35. More details here.
For women: The Women's Expo is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Camano Center. There will be more than 70 vendors catering to the needs of women, a martini bar, raffles, a fashion show by Lane Bryant, stand-up paddle board and kayak demos, a DIY demo by JoAnn Fabric and more. More in our story here.
Get ready for camping: On Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Cabela's will present free hands-on seminars, product experts, demonstrations, conservation partners, and samples. Classes/seminars will include water purification, navigation, survival and safety, camp food and trail riding etiquette. The event is free. Cabela's is at 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip.
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.