Masks and social distancing are observed at all live events. Check before attending an event as COVID-19 restrictions may change.
BLUE – A JOURNEY THROUGH THE AGES: Through March 15: Cassera Gallery South, 26915 102nd Drive NW, Suite 102/103, Stanwood, presents an exhibit celebrating the color blue with examples spanning 2,000 years, including paintings, furniture, sculpture and glasswork. Information: skagitvalleyartescape.com/casserablue or 310-691-9391
- The eagle photo contest has a $200 prize top prize; last day to enter is Thursday, Feb. 4. View the past 11 years of winning photos on windows at Coastal Community Bank, 525 N. Olympic Ave.
- The haiku poetry contest has $25 prizes for three age categories. View entries on Arlington City Hall windows at 238, N. Olympic Ave.
BEACH 1 GALLERY: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 5: First Friday art reception for Camano Island photographer Peter Turner is in the Camano Country Clubhouse, 1243 Beach Drive, Camano Island. The show runs daily during clubhouse hours. Information: camanocountryclub.com/beach-1-gallery
VALENTINE’S MAKERS MARKET: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Feb. 11-13: Cohost, 8712 271st St. NW, Stanwood, presents a pop-up market to shop local makers for Valentine’s items including dried flowers, crocheted toys, jewelry and candles. Information: cohost.com or 360-572-3352
VIDEO SERIES FOR WIDOWS: Sundays in February: Camano Chapel offers the video series “One Widow to Another, the Connection that Counts,” by Miriam Neff. Information: [email protected]
GREAT NORTHWEST GLASS QUEST: Friday-Sunday, Feb. 12-21: Come to Stanwood and Camano Island to search for unique hand-blown glass treasures by glass artists Mark and Marcus Ellinger. Information: thegreatnwglassquest.com
AQUARIUM QUICK DIPS: 10 a.m. Wednesdays: Join aquarist Mark Olson and Padilla Bay educator Madi McKay for a series of short, virtual aquarium tours featuring various animals. Registration: tinyurl.com/aquarium-quick-dips
SNO-ISLE LIBRARIES ONLINE PROGRAMS: Join virtual programs offered by Sno-Isle Libraries in a wide range of subjects, including storytimes for children, classes for adults and family trivia events. Programs are offered via Zoom and require registration. Information: sno-isle.org
- 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, Craft & Chat: Knit & Crochet
- 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, Reading with Rover
- 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, Nonfiction Book Group: The Breath of the Whale
- 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, Talk Time for English Learners
- 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, Craft & Chat: Upcycled Crafts
GROWING GROCERIES SERIES: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3 Seed Starting and Raising Transplants class shows how and when to start to seeds, watering techniques, thinning and transplanting and more that will save gardeners money. WSU offers weekly online Growing Groceries classes through May 19 to teach how to grow food, at $5 per class.
MASTER GARDENER SPEAKER SERIES: The Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation offers virtual presentations on sustainable gardening through April 9.
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, Hummingbird madness with Ciscoe Morris.
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, Successful Gardening Amid Tree Roots with Christina Pfeiffer.
SOUND WATER UNIVERSITY: Registration is open for the Virtual Sound Water University 2021 live event on Saturday, Feb. 6. Also register for a variety of classes, including climate change, birds, whales and coastal geology, to explore at your leisure. Information: soundwatersuniversity.org
CAMANO WILDLIFE PROGRAM: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17: Friends of Camano Island Parks present “Swans of Northwest Washington” with Martha Jordan, swan biologist and executive director of Northwest Swan Conservation Association. This program on Zoom will shed some light on the problems and controversies swans face on their wintering grounds and what is needed to ensure their future. Information: camanowildlifehabitat.org
PLANT SALE: Order online for the Snohomish Conservation District Annual Plant Sale. Pick-up will be at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe on Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 27-28. Information: theplantsale.org or 425-335-5634
WHIDBEY GARDENING WORKSHOP: Registration is open for the Whidbey Gardening Workshop, to be held March 6-7, featuring a combination of online and in-person activities. Information: whidbeygardening.org
CREATE A RAIN GARDEN: Washington Stormwater Center and Washington State University Extension are offering online instruction to homeowners in ways to manage excess water on their property. Learn how to build a rain garden. Information: [email protected]
SVC ENRICHMENT COURSES: Skagit Valley College’s Continuing and Community Education program offers virtual short-term, noncredit personal enrichment courses in a variety of subjects including travel, painting, nutrition and gardening. Information: tinyurl.com/svc-short-courses
Nonprofit agencies and organizations can post events directly to the 360 Calendar at My360NW.com or email to [email protected] to be published in 360 Calendar each Tuesday. 360-629-2155.
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