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Published: Friday, April 27, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Stargazing, plant shopping and more weekend ideas

  • Two plant sales are planned this weekend.

    Herald file photo

    Two plant sales are planned this weekend.

Gaze at the stars: To celebrate International Astronomy Day 2012, the Everett Astronomical Society is hosting two events Saturday, including an evening of stargazing at Harborview Park, weather permitting. If the skies are clear, people should be able to see Saturn and Mars, and much more. Find the details in our story here.
Football: The Husky football team plays a spring game at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Century Link Field in Seattle. It's free and open to the public.
Get ready for outdoors season: The Evergreen Recreation and Sportsmen Expo is this weekend at the fairgrounds in Monroe. The event gives people the chance to wander though displays about camping, fishing and landscaping. Featured sports for fans of the rugged outdoors include climbing, boating and all-terrain vehicles. There will also be carnival rides and kids 12 and under have the chance to use a casting pond stocked with nearly 1,000 trout. To cap it all off, the Washington State Spring BBQ Championship is part of the weekend fun. Find details in our story here.
Garden with native plants: Native plant steward and garden designer Nancy Moore presents a workshop at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden, Willow Creek Hatchery at 95 Pine St. and Highway 104 (Edmonds Way) just south of the ferry toll booth. No reservations needed. Call 425-771-8165 for more information.
Shop for plants: The Snohomish Garden Club has a sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Farm at Swan's Trail, 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish. You'll find perennials, annuals, water garden plants, blooming plants, and small trees and shrubs and flea market. The Snohomish County Dahlia Society also has a sale on Saturday from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at Stocker Farms, 10622 Airport Way, Snohomish. They'll have dahlia plants and some dahlia tubers. Call the Snohomish County Dahlia Society, 360-659-8687, for more information.
See the tulips: This is the last weekend of the festival and probably your last chance this season to see the last of the blooming tulip fields. Events include several art shows, farm tours and other special events. For more information and to check out the bloom map, go to the Skagit Valley Festival website.
Visit a national park: As part of National Parks Week, admission to all national parks is free. Free admission continues through Sunday. Head over to the National Park Service website to start planning your trip.
Eat and drink: Taste of the Northwest, a benefit for Bethany of the Northwest, will offer samples of food and drink tonight at Comcast Arena Everett. The event includes samples of Northwest wines, craft beers, nonalcoholic brews and appetizers. There will be a silent auction, live music and a raffle. Get the rest of the details here.
Calling all railroad buffs: Celebrate “Everett's Railroad Heyday!” with Kent Sullivan and his son, Kyle, as these members of the Northern Pacific Railway Historical Society take you on a photographic journey of the industries NP served in Everett and Lowell, circa 1955. The event is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran College Commons, 2802 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Free for Historic Everett members; $5 for nonmembers. For more information go to www.historiceverett.org.
Catch a show: Here are two ideas for theater lovers. "You've Got Hate Mail" is being performed Saturday evening in Everett. The performance will be done in a cabaret style setting with drinks and dessert. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The comedy spins a tale of the bizarre things people will do via email. Read about it in our story here. Also this weekend, the musical “It Shoulda Been You” opens and Saturday and also plays on Sunday. Read more about Village Theatre's musical comedy here.
Eat: Take a look at our recent dining reviews to find something delicious.
Story tags » Family fun

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