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Barbara Merkley

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MUSIC AT THE MUSE: The Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce Street, Conway, offers live performances. conwaymuse.com
  • Red Hot Revue – French Quarter Cabaret and Burlesque, 8 p.m. May 7
  • Andy Koch’s Badd Dog Blues Society, 8 p.m. May 14
  • Pacific Twang, 8 p.m. May 21
  • Midnight Hour, 8 p.m. May 28

DAVIS PLACE: Activities for grades 6-12 are offered after school at the Community Resource Center, 9212 271st St. NW, Stanwood; [email protected]; 360-629-5257×1004

  • Teen drop-in: 2:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays for students in grades 6-12.
  • Minute to win it games: 2:30-5 p.m. May 9
  • Cupcake wars: 2:30-5 p.m. May 16, RSVP ahead of time to decorate cupcakes
  • Selfie scavenger hunt: 2:30-5 p.m. May 23
  • Friday late night: 5-7:30 p.m. May 27, this month’s theme is camping 

SHS PLANT SALE: 2-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through May 7: Stanwood High School horticultural science classes are back with the Bloom’n Plant Sale, featuring annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, herbs and flower baskets. facebook.com/StanwoodHighSchoolGreenhouse

MUSIC FESTIVAL: 7 p.m. May 4: The third 2022 Salish Sea Early Music Festival performance in Conway features internationally active soloist viola da gambist Susie Napper (Montreal), baroque violinist David Greenberg and harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright presenting a special repertoire including François Couperin’s L’Apothéose de Lully. Fir-Conway Lutheran Church in Conway, 18101 Fir Island Road. salishseafestival.org/skagit

CAMANO STUDIO TOUR: May 6-8 and May 14-15: The 23rd annual Camano Studio Tour returns to its traditional Mother’s Day weekend with an encore weekend taking place May 14-15. The tour features 24 studios and more than 30 artists, in addition to the five participating galleries. See an event preview in next week’s newspaper. camanostudiotour.com

ART AT TERRY’S CORNER: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6-8 and May 14-15: The Camano Island Mothers Day Festival at Terry’s Corner features music, food and local art. artsfestivals.org

UTSALADY LADIES AID ART TOUR LUNCH: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 6-7: Fully loaded, made-to-order turkey sandwich lunches will be served at Utsalady Ladies Aid during the artists’ studio tour, 78 Utsalady Road, Camano. Sandwich, chips, beverage and a large cookie will be $15. Soup and vegetarian sandwiches are available.

ART RECEPTION: 5-7 p.m. May 6: The Beach 1 Gallery is hosting an artist reception for Colleen Nygard, an artist/author living on a little farm on Camano Island. Her self-published children’s book, “The Adventures of Rhode Island Roxy: Space Chicken,” has sold hundreds of copies. Her art, ranging from painterly realism to a soft-focused abstract impressionism, will be on display and for sale through May. Beach 1 Gallery is in the Camano Country Club at 1243 Beach Drive, Camano. 360-387-1655

SPRING CASA MARKET: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7: The Camano Animal Shelter Association is sponsoring a spring market, featuring a selection of CASA gear such as hats, Island Love and logo shirts/hoodies (adult/youth sizes) and tank tops; new CASA vests and totes will be available. Pet-themed items for pets and pet lovers will also be featured at the market, which supports the nonprofit’s work helping abandoned and surrendered pets in CASA’s care. The market will be held in tents outside the Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 East Camano Drive. camanoanimalshelter.org

GUIDED NATURE WALK: 9:45 a.m. May 7: Meet at Iverson Spit parking lot at the end of Iverson Beach Road. This level walk follows the dike to a marsh and back through the Hobbit Trail, each offering views of Port Susan. Caravan to Kristoferson Creek for salmon viewing and then to English Boom for a 1-mile walk on the beachside Marsh Trail, with views of Skagit Bay and Mount Baker. Friends of Camano Island Parks offers guided public walks on first Saturdays from November through June. friendsofcamanoislandparks.org

MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 7: The Snohomish County Master Gardener annual plant sale returns after a two-year hiatus in three parking lots that surround the WSU Snohomish County Extension offices in South Everett, 600 128th St. SE, at the south end of McCollum Park. snomgf.org/plant-sale.html

PLANT SALE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 7: Stanwood United Methodist Women is hosting a plant sale in the church parking lot, 27128 102nd Drive, Stanwood. All proceeds will support local charities such as the Stanwood Camano Food Bank. stanwoodumc.org

MOTHER’S DAY POETRY: 7 p.m. May 7: Share stories and poems of mothers at the historic 1906 Camano City Schoolhouse. Storyteller Marianne McGarry-Bloom will lead an interactive evening on the eve of Mother’s Day. Bring your stories, pictures and poems of your mother or woman of influence for an exchange of memories, laughter and tears. Free. 993 Orchid Road, Camano. camanoschoolhouse.com

EDUCATION PLAN TALK: May 7: The Community Resource Center of Stanwood-Camano and neurodiversitylibrary.org feature a talk from Leah Kelley, an educator and disability rights activist. She will discuss ways to incorporate disability pride and self-advocacy into the individualized education plan, followed by a Q&A with attendees. Email [email protected]

HELP PREVENT SUICIDE: 9 a.m.-noon, May 7: Community Resource Center of Stanwood-Camano hosts a training where people can learn to recognize thoughts of suicide and connect people with suicide helping resources. Register via email: [email protected] or text 360-271-9896

HABITAT STEWARDS TRAINING: 6:30-9 p.m. May 10, 12, 17 and 19: The Seattle office of the National Wildlife Federation is hosting Habitat Stewards Training for people to learn about creating and maintaining healthy wildlife habitats. This specialized, multiweek training will teach how to create and restore wildlife habitat in backyards, schoolyards and other private and public areas. [email protected] or 206-577-7816. Apply at may22hst.brownpapertickets.com. Information: camanowildlifehabitat.org

VOLUNTEER FAIR: 10-11:30 a.m. May 11: Sound Water Stewards is hosting a public event to learn about community science research projects and education activities in the Salish Sea. The volunteer fair is at Cama Beach State Park at the Cama Center Great Hall. soundwaterstewards.org/event/camano-volunteer-fair-2022/ or call 206-399-8401

MANAGING STRESS: 7-9 p.m. May 12: Camano Preparedness Group presents a free program Managing Stress in Difficult Times by Dr. Tona McGuire, who explores the mental and behavioral impacts and the role of grief and offers tools and strategies for creating resilience and endurance. Vista Madrona Fire Station, Camano. camanopreparednessgroup.org 

FLEA MARKET: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14: The Stanwood Camano Amateur Radio Club 29th annual Electronics Flea Market & Hamfest returns at the Stanwood-Camano Community Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood. There will be ham radio electronics and equipment, prize drawings and snack bar. Talk-in frequency 147.360 + (127.3) – w7pig repeater. Email [email protected]

CAMANO COMEDY: 7 p.m. May 21: A special stand-up showcase benefitting the Camano Country Club Clubhouse & showcasing Northwest comedic talent. Comedians include Bernice Ye, Andrew Frank and Susan Rice. Tickets: camanocountryclub.com

CHOIR PERFORMANCE: Noon May 22: HeartSongs, the Stanwood-Camano chapter of Threshold Choir International is presenting a choral remembrance for those who’ve died in the COVID-19 pandemic, their families, and anyone who wishes to attend. “Walking Each Other Home,” a brief Musical Vigil, will be held outdoors at at Camano Commons. thresholdchoir.org 

MEMORIAL DAY: 11:45 a.m. May 30: The Boy Scouts of BSA Troop 86 (Camano Island) will raise the American Flag from its half-mast display back to full height at noon this day at the Stanwood Area Historical Society. Museum displays will be open on the second and third floors of the Floyd.

GUIDED NATURE WALK: 9:45 a.m. June 4. Meet at the Barnum Point County Park parking lot at the south end of Sunrise Road. Great views, wetlands, benches and two access points to beaches. Friends of Camano Island Parks offers guided public walks on first Saturdays from November through June. friendsofcamanoislandparks.org

STANWOOD-CAMANO PRIDE PARADE: Noon-4 p.m. June 4: A Pride Parade and Party in the Park will take place at Freedom Park on Camano Island. Anyone can march in the parade with their show of support, acceptance and love. In addition to the parade, this event will feature more than 30 vendor booths, a live DJ, a chalk throw and the “Beauty Bar Divas.” More info: [email protected]

Live Ongoing

ART SHOW: Through June 30: A show titled, “Taming The Spring Muse,” features works by artists Don Anderson, Dee Doyle, Gary Giovane, Judith Heim, Gina Holt, Randal Leek, Deb McCunn, Barbara Noonan, Richard Nash, Janie Olsen, Leo Osborne, Dona Reed, Kim Simonelli, Lori Vonderhorst, Donna Watson, Bill Weissinger and Leon White. Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way, Camano.  

BOARD GAME NIGHT:5:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays: Journey’s End Café, 1992 S. Elger Bay Road, Camano Island.

DIG INTO HISTORY: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays: Stanwood Area Historical Society’s Eldridge Center is open for research visits at 27122 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood, 360-629-6110, sahs-fncc.org

PUB TRIVIA: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Pub 282, 370 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Plaza

OPEN MIC JAM: 7-11 p.m. Thursdays: Open mic and jam session at Loco Billy’s, 27021 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. 

DANCE LESSONS: 8-9 p.m. Fridays: $10, plus open dancing with free admission at Loco Billy’s, 27021 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. 

MUSEUM TOUR: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays: Stanwood Area Historical Society offers tours of historical buildings. Also see the history of local scouting and Camano Island resort history exhibits in the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27112 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood, sahs-fncc.org

Online offerings

SNO-ISLE LIBRARIES ONLINE:  Events include storytimes, crafts and book discussion. Visit sno-isle.org.

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