Gardeners are generally creative and nurturing individuals. We carefully select our seeds, bulbs, shrubs and trees, find the best spot to ensure their growing success, and water, fertilize and encourage their growth.

Virtual and online-based events have become a key part of the cultural and entertainment landscape in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to www.goskagit.com/local-events.

Send event details, web sites and access instructions to www.goskagit.com/local-events.

Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

n Village Books and the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center will present free Zoom poetry workshops for youths at 10 a.m. Friday, July 9. villagebooks.com.

Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Please send event details, websites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

n TCB Entertainment will host Petty Fever and Shaggy Sweet as part of the Drive-In Music Live Concert Series at the Skagit County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 5. Starting at $60 per car. tcbentertainment.org.

Send event details, websites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Send event details, websites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

n Western Washington University and Green Flower will host a virtual cannabis career summit on Thursday, May 6. cannabiscareersummit.com.

n The 2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival ends on Friday, April 30. The internationally renowned festival features the tulips and other flowers of the Skagit Valley. tulipfestival.org. In related events:

Virtual and online-based events have become a key part of the cultural and entertainment landscape in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Please send event details, websites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Virtual and online-based events have become a key part of the cultural and entertainment landscape in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Virtual and online-based events have become a key part of the cultural and entertainment landscape in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

Virtual and online-based events have become a key part of the cultural and entertainment landscape in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please send event details, web sites and access instructions to features@skagitpublishing.com.

LA CONNER — The La Conner Town Council voted Tuesday to pursue a sale of a portion of Maple Fields, a nearly 2-acre property the town has been leasing from members of the Hedlin family for a park including a ball field.

DEAR DOCTORS: I read about a study that said smelling junk food you want to quit eating — hello, pizza and donuts! — will stop your craving. Is that really true? I want to eat healthier, but some foods are so hard to resist.

DEAR DOCTORS: I recently read about advance directives that deal only with dementia. Is there some benefit to those over the more traditional directives? If so, how do I go about creating one?

DEAR DOCTOR: My grandson is always carrying around a little device that he smokes like a cigarette. It puffs smoke just like one, too. I’m a former smoker, and my lungs aren’t in great shape, so I’m worried. What is he using? Is it safe?

A good portion of Skagit County remained covered in snow on Thursday after a series of winter storms pushed through the area last week, leaving anywhere from 4 inches to over a foot of the white stuff across the valley.

BURLINGTON — The Children’s Museum of Skagit County is preparing for its big move, which will bring a two-week closure while the organization transitions to its new space, according to a news release.

As the sun set, creating a spectacular late afternoon sky, people gathered and carried luminaria at the Illuminight Winter Walk on the Mount Vernon Riverwalk Plaza on Jan. 25.

BURLINGTON — The Burlington Public Library kicked off its new monthly Adult Library Programs night Tuesday with a Lego Challenge.

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County who are also candidates for the local organization’s Youth of the Year participated in the annual Washington Youth of the Year retreat Jan. 4-6 at Lazy F Ranch in Ellensburg.

DEAR DOCTORS: I am an 86-year-old female, and sometimes, about an hour after eating a meal, my blood pressure drops significantly, from a normal of 123/74 to as low as 93/47. When it happens, my lips tingle and get dry, and I feel “zonked” out, like I’m in some kind of a trance. What causes …

Burlington-Edison Kiwanis Club students of the month