- Today Sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
- Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Learn from veterinary technician Thayer “Frog Lady” Cueter how to take an active role in the preservation and conservation of endangered amphibians Sat, Aug. 25 in the Camano Island State Park amphitheater. Sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks and Washington State Parks, the program starts at 7:30 p.m. E-mail FOCIP.JudyC@gmail.com information or directions.
Registration for the 2012 Camano View Dash begins 8 a m. Aug. 25, at Utsalady Elementary School gym and the race begins at 9. One-mile splits will be called on both courses. An aid station is provided at the three-mile turnaround on the 10K course. Best male and female and first overall, and second, third division winners receive awards. The awards ceremony begins about 10:30 a m. The dash honors the life of Dayna Fure, a cross-country athlete whose life tragically ended in 2004, and the proceeds fund the Dayna Fure Scholarship. Register at www.active.com or on race day. For information, contact Coach Sneva, email@example.com.
Slow Food & Roots Music Festival, Aug 25-26 at the Fairgrounds, 11 am – 8 pm. Slow Food & Roots Music Festival combines Americana music with artisan-prepared, wholesome and healthy local food, beer and wine gardens with locally made wine, beer and fruity cold drinks, two music stages plus speakers, demos, videos and a mercantile of locally produced goods. Featured live music includes New Orleans legends The Iguanas and Californian rocker Chuck Prophet. Local and regional performers include Knut Bell, Nick Vigarino, Side Saddle, Alice Stewart, Duffy Bishop and more. Proceeds benefit Slow Food Port Susan, a non-profit organization that promotes the area’s farming heritage and future sustainability. Program beneficiaries include Stanwood Farmers Market, Port Susan Food & Farming Center, Harvest Jubilee, Spring Nursery Tour, and development of community gardens. Mark your calendars now. Get early bird tickets for only $20 per adult per day at Snow Goose Bookstore or Coastal Community Bank. Learn more at www.slowrootsfestival.com.
Kick Up Your Heels at the Late Summer Square and Round Dance Special on Saturday, August 25! Dance to the fabulous team of Steve Noseck (caller) and Debbie Taylor (cuer) on the terrific dance floor at the Camano Center! Pre Rounds at 7:30, Mainstream dancing from 8:00 to 10:00, Plus Tips to 10:30. Admission is $7.00 at the door and includes a Finger Food Potluck, Hearing Enhancement, Door Prizes and a Split the Pot Drawing. This is a special fund-raiser dance with the proceeds going to the Camano Senior Services Association, the umbrella organization for Camano Center and the Second Chance Thrift Shop. Contact Rick Bentley at 360-387-5910, Dennis Peterson at 360-387-0165, or the Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, 360-387-0222, for more information.
“Kids 2 Camp” is a benefit auction for scholarships that makes it possible for kids to attend camp at Warm Beach Camp, and will be held Sat, Aug. 25 at the camp on Marine Drive south of Stanwood. Admission and parking are free. Starting at 10 a m., there will be silent and live auctions, food and activities for the kids: train rides, clowns, face painting, petting farm, climbing wall and Battling Top Arena. Activities endat3pm.Toviewalist of auction items, go to Warm- Beach.com or call 1-800-228- 6724.
N.O.A.H., Northwest Organization for Animal Help, will benefit from the “howling big garage sale” Sat, Aug. 25 in the Event Center, 31300 Brandstrom Road, Stanwood, 8 a.m. to5pm.Noearlykittiesplease, said a spokesperson. For more information, call 629-7055, or visit thenoahcenter.org.
The Stanwood Spartan football team and new head coach Doug Trainor will hold the squad’s annual Red and White Scrimmage at Bob Larson Stadium Sat, Aug. 25. Everyone will be admitted free of charge and the Stanwood 4A Booster Club will provide free food as well. Looking to kick off a memorable season, the 7 p.m. game will feature the Sparts’ offensive, defensive and special team players in their final tune-up before their first action of the 2012 season. The local gridders will host Mountlake TerraceFri,Aug.31 in a 7p.m. showdown.
Artists are invited to have their work critiqued by instructor Juanita Hagberg at A Gilded Gallery in Stanwood (the former Gallery by the Bay) during a workshop at 10 a.m. Sat, Aug. 25. In the morning session, participants must bring three recent paintings, all levels, and there is a fee. In private sessions of 30-minutesbeginningat2pm., participants must bring eight recent paintings. Discussions will include strengths and goals. Level: intermediate (participation in the morning workshop not required). Call 425-493- 4422 for more information.