A singer/songwriter from Virginia, Andrew McKnight returns to the Pacific Northwest for the first time in four years and he will appear at Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1607 Fourth St., Marysville, beginning at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 10, a benefit for Marysville Food Bank & EUUF.
Jessica Klise and Allison Preisinger are singing their own original songs Young talent performs at Mirkwood. Two young women of the Arlington area will be sharing their musical talents Saturday, May 10, at the Mirkwood and Shire Cafe in downtown Arlington.
Carvings, metal sculptures, blown and cast glass, prints, weavings, baskets, clothing, musical instruments and jewelry by members of the Tulalip Tribes will be featured in this year’s Art Education in Action exhibit presented by the Arts Council of Snohomish County.
A student at English Crossing Elementary School in Lakewood, Ciara Nawrocki, 10, sings in the chorus of a new 3D Alice in Wonderland presented by META Performing Arts through May 4 at McIntyre Hall, Skagit Valley College, in Mount Vernon.
Arlington High School has a fun day planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 3, with the annual Art Festival, which showcases the school’s artists with art for sale and a fine art exhibit, musical entertainment by young musicians, pastries and baked goods by the school’s culinary class and plants for sale by the horticulture program. The AHS Key Club has added a fundraiser to the event with a silent auction and a bake sale in the AHS library to benefit the people of Sri Lanka. For information call the high school at 360-618-6300.
Last year I spent my summer vacation landscaping our backyard. Not exactly an exotic destination but it was something the Missus and I had wanted to do for several years. Up to that point a failing drain field had forced us to delay the project. In our planning phase we both considered what we wanted in the garden area we were creating. Perennials for cutting, some small shrubs for spring blooms, fall color and winter interest, espaliered fruit trees, some berries, and of course lots of pots overflowing with seasonal color. And most important for me, some raised boxes for planting vegetables.
• Volunteers needed for the Taste of Decadence fundraiser on May 2, in Arlington. Volunteer for a 2-5 hour time-frame according to availability and schedule. Jobs include table host, decorating, silent auction set up, dessert check in and clean up. Proceeds help north Snohomish County adults who have disabilities achieve their highest potential. Call Michelle Date at 360-653-7752 ext. 14.
As preparation for this year’s spring play. “Our Town,” students from Arlington High School took a tour of the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum recently. They were escorted through the museum by pioneers Ruth and Harry Yost, who showed them furniture, tools and various equipment the students had never seen before.
Vanessa Thompson and her dad, Jim Thompson, are busy planning her CD release party which will be in the Baltic Room in Seattle Thursday, April 24. The first half of the event is by invitation only, but it will be opened to the public at 9:30 p.m. Admisssion is $5.
A new monthly cabaret variety show starts April 26 at the Mirkwood’s Shire Cafe, 117 E. Division St. The Indigo Gypsy Cabaret is presented by Indigo & Razi Gypsy Cabaret and features belly dancing, music and a variety of dance performers from all over the Pacific Northwest.
A hard-rock, new grunge band called Black Light, comprised of Ty Gaynor, Alex Kay Anthony and Joe Jarvis, has scored a gig in Seattle. They will be performing Sunday, April 27, at El Corazon in an Explore Music Festival that features more than 20 Northwest punk and alternative bands.