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Airport Appreciation Day
Free flights for youth ages 7-18 are provided by pilots through the Young
Eagles Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 10 as part of the Arlington Airport Appreciation Day at the Arlington Airport Office, 18204 59th Dr. NE Arlington. Parent permission is required. Along with flights, there are other activities for youth and families including tours of police and fire vehicles, a static aircraft display, face painting and chalk art. For more information call 360-435-5857.
Cat show and photo contest
A cat rescue organization in north Snohomish County, Purrfect Pals presents an Average Joe Cat Show and Photo Contest on May 10. A registered 501C3 charitable organization, Purrfect Pals helps more than 4,000 cats annually through adoptions, low-cost spay neuter surgeries, and lifetime sanctuary.
The cat show and photo contest promises a ribbon for every cat, at the Shoreline Center, 18560 First Ave. NE in Shoreline from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Admission is $5 per person and $12 per family.
For information see the Web site at www.purrfectpals.org or call Chris Federlein, VP Purrfect Pals Board of Directors at 425-293-5467 or e-mail to Federle4@aol.com
May Hunt with a twist
Vendors for the upcoming May Hunt on Saturday, May 17 are welcome by the Downtown Arlington Business Association, which has redefined the twice-annual treasure hunt to feature new and used items, but not junk, to be located in the newly paved city parking lot adjacent to Legion Park. The event also includes a sidewalk sale where downtown merchants and business owners are encouraged to bring stuff out onto the street for a day of fun on the new Olympic Avenue in downtown Arlington from 9 a.m, to 4 p.m. For information call 360-403-9193.
Farmers' market opens
n The Haller Point Market at The Village Store, 604 E. Gilman St. in Arlington opened Sunday, May 4 and runs through Oct. 5. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays throughout the summer. Booth fees are $12 per week, with discounts available for food producers and vendors who live and work in Snohomish County. For information call Tasha at 425-346-1543.
n Mark Lovejoy, of Garden Treasures, is planning a farmers market in Legion Park in downtown Arlington, open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 31 to October. Vendors of fresh produce, flowers, crafts, prepared food and entertainment are encouraged to participate. For information call Lovejoy at 360-435-9272 or go to the Web at firstname.lastname@example.org.
n Marysville's farmers market is in Comeford Park Thursdays, April - Sept. according to Puget Sound Fresh 2006 Farm Guide. For more information about farmers markets around Puget Sound, go to www.pugetsoundfresh.com.
Murder With Mom
Northwest writer Jo Dereske, author of the Miss Zukas series, will speak about the lure of the mystery and share secrets on how she creates stories clue by clue at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave., in Arlington, at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10. Light refreshments and a question and answer session will follow. Jo's books will be available for sale and autographing.
Also on Saturday, at 2 p.m. children from 6 to 12 are invited to meet Molly, An American Girl, through stories, crafts and activities from the World War II era. Boys and girls are invited to participate in this celebration based on the American Girl Molly books. Refreshments will be served.
The Arlington Library Book Group is disucssing "Native Son" by Richard Wright at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13. The Book Group meets the second Tuesday of the month; new members are always welcome.
For information call the library at 360-435-3033.
Northwest Ballet presents "Aladdin" May 9 - 11 at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon and June 6 - 8 at Western Washington University in Bellingham, directed by John Bishop, artistic director.
For information on the show or on classes, registration or tuition call Northwest Ballet at 360-714-1246 or see the Web site at www.northwestballet.org.