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not the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival an annual photo competition is underway. The winners will be presented in the 2022 brochure. Visit to learn more about submitting and voting. In the events related to the festival:

The Skagit Art Association holds a fine art and gift exhibit at Schuh Farms, 15565 Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in April.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster artist Jennifer McGill will be signing posters on Fridays in April, from 10 a.m. to noon at Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, and from 2 to 4 p.m. at RoozenGaarde, 15867, Beaver Marsh Road.

A craft party hosted by Enchanting Events will include a virtual event for kids featuring the Jolly Nanny, at noon on Saturday, April 24. $ 49.

not Willowbrook Manor, four miles east of Sedro-Woolley, will host English tea from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in April. $ 35; online reservations required at

not Western Washington University will host pianist Spencer Myer for a virtual concert and Q&A at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 18. Also:

A free lecture and Q&A with visual artist Paul Rucker will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 22.

A free virtual flute masterclass with Constance Volk from the Dal Niente Ensemble will start at 2 p.m. on Wednesday 12 May.

not Youthnet will be holding its annual Legacy of Caring Breakfast almost at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21 to highlight the support the group has received.

And the Pilchuck Audubon Company will host a two-part bird call identification course at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays April 20 and 27. $ 30 non-members.

not Friends of the Community Forest Lands of Anacortes will host an easy community hike near Little Cranberry Lake at 7:45 am on Wednesday April 21. Also:

A free family nature walk by Whistle Lake with a life cycles lesson will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 29.

And the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project will present a Zoom workshop on how to attract birds, bees and butterflies to gardens at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21.

not The Anacortes public library will host a talk by writer Tessa Hulls on early 20th century adventurers at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21.

not Skagit Valley Food Cooperative, 202 S. First St., Mount Vernon, will offer guests a complimentary Oregon White Oak, Cascara, or Red Blossom Currant to patrons in honor of Earth Day, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, the 22nd April.

not The North Cascades Institute will host the bilingual English-Spanish webinar “Mountaineering and Consumption: Montañismo y Consumismo no es lo mismo” at 5.30pm on Thursday 22 April. $ 5, Also at the institute:

A webinar on gray wolves in Washington state will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. $ 15,

“Herptiles of Methow Valley: Connecting with Cold-Blooded Creepers,” an online course on identifying reptiles and amphibians in the region, will begin at 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 5 $ 15; subscribe to

A virtual spring snake census field trip in Methow Valley will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 8. Follow the biologists as they record snake sightings for the Snake Conservation Center. $ 110; subscribe to

“The Photographer’s Cookbook,” a virtual webinar, will take place at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, May 19 $ 15; subscribe to

not Cycling on Lake Stevens will host a bike and hike event on the Isle of Guemes at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 24. More details can be found on the Lake Stevens Trail Cycling Facebook group.

not The Northwest Art Museum at La Conner will host a color mixing class on Zoom at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 24. $ 20

not Camp Kirby will be holding the Outer Space Day Camp for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. $ 50.

And the Whatcom Museum and the Audubon North Cascades Company will host a free presentation on Burrowing Owl rescue efforts in Oregon by the Global Owl Project at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 27.

And the Burlington Chamber of Commerce will hold a virtual conference on mental health and best practices for employers at noon on Wednesday April 28.

not The Camano Foundation for Law Enforcement will host a virtual conference on human trafficking at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 29.

And the Celtic Arts Foundation will hold a virtual celebration of the history and legacy of Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott at 5 p.m. on Friday 30 April. $ 25 for non-members.

not Northwestern Hospice and General united will host a webinar on the realities of palliative care at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5. In a related event:

Online presentations on coping with grief and loss will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12 and at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19.

not Children of the valley will hold a Cinco de Mayo virtual art auction to benefit students of the Mount Vernon School District at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 7.

And the Healthy Island Youth Initiative will be holding a 5k Chum Run to support its programs at South Whidbey at 10 a.m. on Saturday May 15th. Same day registration is $ 35. There will also be a free race for children under 10 years old. More details:

not Friends of the Community Forest Lands of Anacortes will be holding a wildflower watercolor hike at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19 at Whistle Lake.

not The Island Hospital Foundation will host Well Journey Adventure, a week-long event with wellness classes, cooking classes and live panel discussions as a fundraiser for the new hospital health and wellness center , from May 17 to 22.

And the Whatcom Museum and the Audubon North Cascades Society will host a free conference on migratory bird roaming at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25. Registration required at

not Skagit Habitat for Humanity is hosting “Raise the Roof,” in which teams will use challenges to help raise funds for its programs. Register before May 31.

And the Northwest Art Museum hosts an art preview and auction for its 40th anniversary. A silent auction by appointment only at the gallery will run from May 27 to June 9. Virtual auctions, including a live auction, will take place from June 10 to 13. More details:

And the Chuckanut Center in Fairhaven will be offering a cooperative vegetable gardening class from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from Saturday to October 1. $ 50 for the whole class, with scholarships available.


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