Parks work party: Join a work party with Friends of Camano Island Parks. Meet every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Camano Island State Park ranger office. Bring lunch; beverage and dessert are provided. Learn about FOCIP at friendsofcamanoislandparks.org.
Loco Billy’s: Live music, dancing and weekly jam/open mic are featured at the Wild Moon Saloon, 27021 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Big dance floor, free pool. See locobillys.com or call 425-737-5144 for details and tickets.
- Tightwad Thursday: Nov. 7. Jam/open mic at 8 p.m.
- Dance Friday: Nov. 8. Dance, no cover, from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Country dance lessons, 8-9 p.m. $5, many dance styles, singles or couples,
- Robert Henry band: 9 p.m. Nov 9. Outlaw Country.
Conway Muse: Live music is offered Thursdays through Saturdays in two venues at 18444 Spruce St., Conway. See conwaymuse.com or call 360-445-3000 for details and tickets.
- Back Room Lit Lab: Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.
- Rags & Riches: Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. with open mic at 7:30 p.m.
- Brian Lee and the Orbiters: Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. Blues.
- Girls Night Out Show: Friday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m. Adult only sexy beefcake show.
- Sheri Roberts Greimes with JoMomma: Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Blues.
Conway Muse announced it will close public concerts Nov. 10 due to increasing expenses.
Prime rib dinner: Saturday, Nov. 9, served 4 p.m. until food is gone at American Legion Post 92, 26921 88th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Public dinner of prime rib, salad, steamed veggies, baked potato, rolls and dessert. Cost is $18 adults and $7 to age 12. Proceeds benefit Post activities. Call 360-629-2851 to inquire.
Jazz Forest: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Camano Lutheran Church presents Ron Jones and Jazz Forest in concert with a special arrangement of tunes and orchestrations. Donations, $20 suggested, will be accepted for this fundraiser for preservation and maintenance of historical buildings, including Camano’s iconic Lutheran Church where the concert will be held, 850 Heichel Road, Camano.
Peace Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Stanwood Community & Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW, Stanwood. This 14th annual tea luncheon features Debbie Dimitre, who will tell peace tales from around the world and folk tales from different cultures that emphasize loving our neighbors and the Golden Rule. Reservations are required, $25, call 360-629-7403.
CASA Pictures with Santa: Bring Your Pets to CASA, the Camano Animal Shelter Association, for its annual Pictures with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 9., at the Skagit Farmers Country Store in Stanwood. Bring your family and pets to the store between 10 a.m. and noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for pictures with our new Santa. Cost: $20 for one CD with four different pictures. Cash or check only please. All proceeds benefit the local CASA animal shelter. 360-387-1902, www.camanoanimalshelter.org
Getting Chili: 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The 24th Annual Chili & Chowder Cook-Off features 24 businesses or individuals competing for awards: best chili, chowder and décor at Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano. Ed Bednarczyk emcees, Heartstrings plays music and paintings will be auctioned to benefit Freedom Park. Buy a 10-taste ticket $10 in advance on Eventbrite or Facebook or $15 at the door. Veterans get a special $5 deal.
Making Work: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 16, Making Work family support program will hold an open house at Stanwood Senior and Community Center, 7430 276th St. NW, Stanwood. The program helps low income single parents and couples with parenting, career, finances, health and life skills. Parents must have a child under 9 years of age. Anyone can attend the open house and find out more. To inquire, contact: email@example.com.
Generator 101: 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, Camano Preparedness Group presents “Introduction to Generators & CERT” at Camano Library, 848 Sunrise Blvd. Free. To inquire contact Rhonda Paulson, 360-387-9923 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free day at park: Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 29 are the last free days at state parks for 2019. Washington offers 12 free days at state parks each year when no Discover Pass is needed for day-use visits by vehicle. Normally, a pass is required for vehicle access: $30 annually or $10 for a one-day permit. Visit parks.state.wa.us/281/Find-a-park.
Be prepared: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Vista Madrona Fire Station, 273 N. West Camano Drive. Dawn Mettler presents “Preparedness Through Situational Awareness” to the Camano Preparedness Group’s meeting. Learn how to be safer in today’s environment. To inquire contact Rhonda Paulson, 360-387-9923 or email@example.com. For upcoming preparedness programs, visit camanopreparednessgroup.org.
Local geology: 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. The Changing Shoreline of Puget Sound. Hugh Shipman, Coastal Geologist, Department of Ecology will tell the story of glaciers, erosion, and human activity that affect the beaches, bluffs, and salt marshes of Camano Island and Warm Beach. At the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood. Program begins shortly after refreshments.