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Author at BookWorks

Tulalip resident J.R. Nakken will be at The BookWORKS bookstore on Third Street in Marysville, 5 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, reading from her new book, "Stream and Light A Woman's Journey." Her first book, young adult novel "Three-Point Shot," won a Writer's Digest award.

Silvana Fair adds games for kids

The Silvana Fair starts at

9 a.m., Saturday, July 26 with some active games for kids, include sack races and a shoe toss, before business gets serious with 4-H kids demonstrating their skills at handling animals. The fair continues in downtown Silvana through 5 p.m. For information call Roy Strotz at 360-652-6064.

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Art at The Plant Farm

The Arlington Arts Council is collaborating with the Stanwood-Camano Art Guild and the Greater Marysville Art Guild to present a fine art show at the Smokey Point Plant Farm, Sept. 13 and 14. For information call Kent Baker at 360-474-8576 or e-mail to gandalf6@msn.com.

Outdoor movies

• Arlington's Outdoor Cinema Series continues July 24 with "Where the Red Fern Grows" and "Grease" on July 31. The movies start a dusk, courtesy the city of Arlington.

• In Marysville, the Outdoor Cinema Series continues July 26, at Strawberry Fields Athletic Park, 6100 152nd St. NE. Presented by Marysville Parks and Recreation and sponsored by the Snohomish County Camano Association of Realtors and Verizon FIOS, movies begin at dusk. For movie titles contact Marysville Parks and Recreation at 360-363-8400.

The Jones Band; Wired in Concert

Marysville Parks and Recreation's Sounds of Summer Concert Series continues at noon,

Thursday, July 24 at a unique rockabilly, vintage roadhouse sound of Wired, sponsored by Verizon FIOS at Comeford Park, 514 Delta Ave. between 5th & 6th streets off of State Ave. At 7 p.m., Friday, July 25 The Jones Band is a dance/party band that will get your weekend off to a fun start, sponsored by Verizon FIOS at Jenning's Park, 6915 Armar Rd. For information call Marysville Parks at 360-363-8400.

Glass art for teens

Bev Shatz is teaching a class on glass designed especially for middle school students and it runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 28 and 29. The class covers various types of glass art with practical tips on using glass to it's fullest potential. Students will explore techniques to capture color and design, and make a suncatcher or two, learn to cut, foil and solder glass at the Arlington High School art room, at right of main entrance, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd.

Register at 360-403-3448.

24th Snohomish Garden Tour

The Snohomish Garden Club will present its 24th annual garden tour from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, July 27. Tickets are $15 on the day of the tour at the Snohomish Public Library, located at 4th and Maple in downtown Snohomish. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville, at McDaniel's Do It Center in Snohomish and The Weed Patch at Country Village in Bothell. Seven gardens are featured in historic downtown Snohomish and in the Dutch Hill area east of town. Five of the gardens are new to the tour circuit and have never been open to the public before.

Proceeds from the tour fund community projects sponsored by the Snohomish Garden Club, including the hanging flower baskets in downtown Snohomish.

For more information see the Web site at www.snohomishgardenclub.com, call Sue Jensen at 360-568-7913 or e-mail to bucketpark@verizon.net.

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