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n Blast From the Past: Friday, Sept. 10-12. Sedro-Woolley will be celebrating the ‘70s with a car show featuring live music. A fun run will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11.

n Farmtoberfest: noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Farmstrong Brewing is putting on a Bavarian-themed block party featuring games, food and live music at its taproom at 110 Stewart Road, Mount Vernon.

n Cooking Greens: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Suzanne Butler is teaching a cooking class on ways to make kale, Swiss chard and collards tastier at Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road. $15. Call 360-466-3821 to reserve a spot.

n More Sounds of a Dry Martini: 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12. The Anacortes Public Library is hosting jazz musicians Brent Jensen with Jamie Findlay on guitar, Chris Symer on bass and Steve Tate on drums at 4th and O Ave. in Anacortes.

n Northwest-inspired Art: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14. North Cascades Institute will have professional landscape artist Chris Viau give a presentation of poetry and art inspired by the Northwest. $10.

n Christmas Poster Contest: Submit by noon Thursday, Sept. 15. Artists may submit a 16” by 16” graphic with the theme “Partridge in a Pear Tree” for the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce. Grand prize is $250, youth prize is $100.

n All about Seeds: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15. The Washington Native Plant Society Koma-Kulshan chapter will have a meeting about seeds at the ReStore at 2309 Meridian St., Bellingham.

n Holistic Gardening: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15. Join Gwendolyn Hannam of the Whidbey Island Conservation District for free Zoom talk on planning a thriving, natural garden.

n Free Museum Day: Saturday, Sept. 18. For Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, the Whatcom Museum as well as certain Seattle-area museums will have free admission. A free ticket must be downloaded at

n Burlington Fly Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. Heritage Flight Museum will have a Fly Day featuring demo flights and a hangar tour.

n Giant Pumpkin Festival: 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. Vegetable weigh-offs, toad races and food vendors will make for a day of autumnal fun at Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road.

n Walk to End Alzheimer’s: 9 a.m. Sept. 18. Participants of the North Sound Walk to End Alzheimer’s are encouraged to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. 206-529-3865.

n Shred-a-Thon: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. Bring your old documents to be shredded to 909 17th St., Anacortes, for a fundraiser for the Anacortes Family Center’s women and children shelter. $20 per box to be shredded is the suggested donation.

n Luminaries Artists Awards: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. The Museum of Northwest Art will hold a reception in celebration of artists Kevin Paul and Pieter VanZanden for the 2020 Luminaries Awards. Registration required. 360-466-4446, ext. 103.

n Shell Fun Run: 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. This 5K fun run and walk benefits the Anacortes School Foundation. $10.

n Latino Business Leaders: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. Freddy Zavala of Birrieria Tijuana will give a free virtual talk on entrepreneurship in Spanish.

n Writing Workshop for a Cause: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22. Author Steve Almond will give an exclusive two-hour writing workshop on creating an irresistible narrator to help raise money for local writer Laurel Leigh’s medical expenses. $75.

n Jazz Lecture Series: 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. The Anacortes Public Library Manieri Endowment presents acclaimed musician Dmitri Matheny for a free lecture on the dancing rhythms of jazz.

n Fall Garage Sale, Antiques & Car Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25. There will be over 140 vendors and live music at the Skagit County Fairgrounds. $3.

n Natural History Day Expedition: 9 a.m. — 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. North Cascades Institute will have a day expedition around Lummi Island and Bellingham Bay aboard the Snow Goose, a 65-foot research vessel. Naturalist Amanda Colbert will share natural histories of area bird species. $190.

n Designing Seasonal Containers: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. Christianson’s Nursery is hosting Laura Campbell for a workshop on crafting a fall-themed terra-cotta container. $85. Registration required.

n Camano Farmers Market: 3-6 p.m. every Tuesday through September: Camano Farmers Market inside Camano Commons, 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island. Information:

n Board Game Night: 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays: Journey’s End Café, 1992 S. Elger Bay Road, Camano Island.

n Loco Billy’s Wild Moon Saloon: 7-11 p.m. Thursday: Loco Billy’s, 27021 102 Ave. NW, Stanwood, hosts a free open mike/jam Thursday nights featuring Richard Williams and Chris Eger. Information:

n Ford Giesbrecht at Tapped: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays: A mix of Brazilian classical, American and Latin jazz standards, old rock and original music at Tapped, 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island.

n Stanwood Farmers Market: 2-6 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 8: Stanwood Farmers Market behind the Stanwood Police Station, 8727 271st St. NW, Stanwood. Information:

n Skagit River produce market: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October. Farmers market at the Conway exit 221 off I-5. Information:

n Dance to music by the Skippers or Sentimental Journey from 1–3 p.m. Thursdays at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland Ave., Mount Vernon. A variety of dances including Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Latin and line dances. Information: Ken Kossman (360-336-3682) or the Senior Center, 360-416-1585. $7 suggested donation to cover cost of bands; masks required until further notice.

n DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) of Skagit County Ann Washington Chapter meets on the second Monday of the month September through May at The Farmhouse restaurant, 13724 La Conner-Whitney Road, Mount Vernon. Guests with probable American Revolution ancestry welcome. 11:15 arrival; 11:30 lunch followed by fun program from noon-2 p.m. Information: Gail Ballow 360-333-1230,

n WhaMemWriMo: 5 p.m. Thursdays in September. Village Books and Whatcom Community College are offering a four-part class on memoir writing for Whatcom Memoir Writing Month. $29 per class or $99 for all four.

n Mixed Media Collage Acrylics: Through Sept. 28. The Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, presents the work of Anne Martin McCool.

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