Cassera Gallery: Thursday, June 13. Opening reception 5-9 p.m. for two artists’ shows, “Organic Metamorphosis,” mixed media sculptures by Camano Island artist David Taber and “Skagit Abstraction,” paintings by La Conner artist Barbara Silverman Summers. New show runs through July 5. Curator David Cassera offers fine art in his gallery in Designs NW Architects, 26915 102nd Drive NW, Suite 102-103, Stanwood. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m.
Staying fit: Thursday, June 13, Camano Preparedness Group will present “Being Prepared Includes Staying Fit” by Barbara Libby during its public meeting, 7-9 p.m. in the Vista Madrona Fire Station, 273 N. West Camano Drive, Camano Island. To inquire, contact Rhonda Paulson, 360-387-9923 or email@example.com or visit camanopreparednessgroup.org.
Edible plants: Thursday, June 13. Doug Vorwaller talks about which edible plants grow in our backyards that could be eaten in an emergency, 7-9 p.m. in Fire Station 99, 8117 267th St. NW, Stanwood. North County Community Emergency Response Team sponsors this public presentation. NCCERT.com.
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 Thursdays: June 13, Steve Raible hosts all-genre jam that starts at 8 p.m. Bring instruments and voices or dance.
- Dance Fridays: Country dance lessons for all levels, singles or couples, by request at 8 p.m. then dance until 2 a.m. – many dance styles. $5.
- Saturday Stomps: Jess Taylor Band: June 22, 9 p.m. Dance lessons start at 8 p.m.
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.
- Mark Nichols & Julie Lewis: Thursday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. Original folk and oldies.
- Brian Lee & the Orbiters: Friday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. Blues.
- MuseBird Cafe: Saturday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. Three singer/songwriters play originals in the round.
Fabric sale: Saturday, June 15, Snohomish County Clothing Textile Advisors will hold the ninth annual CTA Fabric Sale at Valley View Bible Church, 9717 31st Ave. SE, Everett. CTA collects donations of fabric, notions, needlework, yarn, related supplies and equipment to sell. Proceeds go to local scholarships, grants and sewing classes. To inquire or donate, call Arlene at 425-743-0118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jazz at the Center: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. A’ Town Big Band, a 17-piece jazz band based in Anacortes performs high energy big band jazz music by the greats of yesterday as well as local composers. Concert is at Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Tickets are $20, available at Eventbrite.com. To inquire, call 360-387-0222.
Salish Sea Early Music Festival: Friday, June 21. The final concert of the series is an evening of 18th-Century Quartets, with harpsichordist Jonathan Oddie, violist and violinist Stephen Creswell, baroque cellist Caroline Nicolas and one-key baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan performing works of Telemann, C.P.E. Bach, Joseph Haydn in the Fir-Conway Lutheran Church, 18101 Fir Island Road, Conway. Admission is $15-$25 suggested donation. salishseafestival.org/skagit.
Crab Dash: Walk, run, scamper to kick off the summer with the seventh annual all-ages Camano Crab Dash 5k, 10k, fun run/walk on Saturday, June 22, at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. BuDu Racing will time the run. Cost: run/walk $20, T-shirts $15, at runsignup.com or print a registration form at camanocenter.org to sign up in person. Call 360-387-0222 to inquire.
Backyard Habitat Tour: Saturday, June 22. Maps for the Camano Island self-guided all-day tour are available at the blue Island County Multipurpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive. The tour is free. camanowildlifehabitat.org.
Amateur Radio Field Day: Saturday, June 22, learn how to contact other operators using radio, starting at 11 a.m. at Tyee Farms, 3325 S. East Camano Drive, Camano Island. Stanwood Camano Amateur Radio Club members will answer questions about amateur radio and how to get a license, and offer an educational program at 2 p.m. Visit scarcwa.org or email questions to email@example.com.
Raise the roof: Saturday, June 22. Day Brothers’ bluegrass concert and BBQ dinner at Sunnyshore Studio, 2803 SE Camano Drive, Camano Island. Jack Dorsey’s painting will be on display in a silent auction. Reception at 5 p.m. Concert at 6 p.m.
Midsommar fest: Sunday, June 23, experience Midsommar, a summer solstice celebration, noon to 3 p.m. at Kristoferson Farm, 332 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island. Midsommar originated in Scandinavia. All ages, Scandinavian or not, can try floral headwreath-making, playing Kubb (or Viking chess), along with Scandinavian music and food. Contact Bettina Schifferl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-318-5054 to inquire.
Show & Shine: Sunday, June 30, Twin City Idlers annual car show will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on 271st Street NW in downtown Stanwood. Admission is free. See twincityidlers.org for information.
Plant problems: Saturdays through June, Snohomish County Master Gardeners offer a Plant Problem Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the plant area in front of Haggen Food & Pharmacy, 26603 72nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Bring a cutting or photo of the plant problem. Call 425-357-6010 to talk to a WSU Master Gardener.
Sell stuff: Camano Center is accepting vendor registration for the Community Trunk Sale, happening 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Vendor spaces cost $25, or $20 for members. To inquire, call 360-387-0222.
Bazaar vendors: Lost Lake Holiday Bazaar is accepting vendor applications for its Oct. 26 event on Camano Island. Tables are $25; deadline is Sept. 15. To inquire call Vicki 360-572-4722.
Farmers markets: Two local markets open to promote the idea of shopping locally with local agricultural producers, food artisans and craftspeople.
- Stanwood Farmers Market runs every Friday through Oct. 11 in the east Stanwood parking lot near the Amtrak train platform.
- Camano Commons Farmers Market opensTuesday, June 11, 3-7 p.m.at 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island.