2015 Events around Puget Sound!

Check out these great events occurring around Puget Sound this year.  Maybe I will see you there!

March 21:

21 Acres: Eating for Wellness- Cooking Through Cancer Treatment to Recovery

Start

Saturday March 21, 2015, 6:00 pm

End

Saturday March 21, 2015, 8:00 pm

Location

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, 13701 NE 171st St, Woodinville, WA, King

Event details

21 Acres brings a modern view to Hippocrates’ famous line, “Let food be thy medicine,” in this monthly series. Doctors and registered dieticians from around Puget Sound showcase local food and its role in promoting optimal health. Learn why these foods are beneficial and how to incorporate them into daily meals. After each class, you will have a chance to sit down with the presenter(s) for a Q&A session while enjoying some snacks. In March, 21 Acres welcomes Susan Gins MA, MS, CN, co-author of the new release Cooking Through Cancer Treatment to Recovery.

March 24: 21 Acres: Tuesdays@21- Sustainable Food Systems
Start

Tuesday March 24, 2015, 6:30 pm

End

Tuesday March 24, 2015, 8:30 pm

Location

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, 13701 NE 171st St, Woodinville, WA, King

Event details

Tuesdays at 21 presents: Sustainable Food Systems: What is happening in Washington and does it affect me? Learn about several statewide efforts to build a more sustainable food system, and gather more information about the programs working to strengthen local food systems across the state such as the Food Systems Roundtable, the Farmers Market Nutrition Programs, and Fresh Food in Schools. Also learn about the processes in creating a sustainable food system through governmental affairs and how you can be involved!

Mar 28
Volunteer Planting at Catherine Creek
Start

Saturday March 28, 2015, 10:00 am

End

Saturday March 28, 2015, 2:15 pm

Location

Catherine Creek, , Lake Stevens, WA, Snohomish

Event details

Get outside, help plant native trees and be part of the effort to restore Puget Sound salmon! Come meet your neighbors and get to know your local watersheds by helping us plant native trees along Catherine Creek in Lake Stevens, WA. Families, individuals, groups and students are welcome to join us. Native trees lower the temperature of the creek, reduce erosion and provide food for macro invertebrates which support salmon populations. The event will be held rain or shine, dress warmly for the weather, no experience needed. Sign up today! RSVP to Lisa Syravong, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator: lisa@soundsalmonsolutions.org or by calling (425) 252-6686. Funding provided by Washington State Department of Ecology, in partnership with Adopt A Stream Foundation.http://soundsalmonsolutions.org/event/volunteer-planting-catherine-creek/?instance_id=35041

Mar 28:
21 Acres: The Basics of Keeping Honeybees
Start

Saturday March 28, 2015, 1:00 pm

End

Saturday March 28, 2015, 2:00 pm

Location

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, 13701 NE 171st St, Woodinville, WA, King

Event details

Are you interested in keeping honeybees and want to find out what it takes to get started? Stop in and catch local beekeepers who will share their affection for a hobby as old as the caveman. During this overview of beekeeping, you’ll get a chance to examine a couple of different types of hives and equipment, find out about the financial and time commitments, and learn why so many want to get started with this fascinating avocation.

Apr 03:
Immerse Yourself in Puget Sound Join WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers!
Start

Friday April 3, 2015, 9:00 am

End

Friday May 15, 2015, 9:00 pm

Location

McCollum Park

Event details

Do you love to spend time at the beach?   Do you want to craft your own volunteer experience?  Then become a WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watcher. Receive in-depth training and help protect Puget Sound waters, wildlife and landscape through education, research and stewardship.Receive 80 hours of intensive core training by local experts in classrooms and in field locations and 20 hours of experiential training. Then, continue learning while volunteering at least 100 hours over two years on education, research or restoration projects that you select. Projects range from doing low tide education at beaches to fish egg sampling to newsletter article writing. You can join a team or work on your own. You are also welcome to bring your own ideas!The core training will be offered every Friday between April 3 through May 15 AND September 11 through October 16 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM.  The training is based out of McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett and there is a $35 materials fee (waivers available).  Applications are due on March 13, however we will begin reviewing them as they are received, so do not wait to get your applications in!For more information, please contact Chrys Bertolotto at chrys@wsu.edu or (425)-357-6020, or check our website at http://www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/snohomish/training/index.htm.  The WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watcher training is jointly funded by Snohomish County, the City of Mukilteo and Washington Department of Ecology.

Apr 15:
Become a Beach Naturalist!
Start

Wednesday April 15, 2015, 9:00 am

End

Wednesday April 15, 2015, 3:00 pm

Location

Rosehill Community Center, Mukilteo

Event details

If you are curious about life on Puget Sound’s beaches and enjoy sharing what you know with others, take 13 hours of training with WSU Extension Beach Watchers to learn about marine life and how to share your knowledge with the public. Then volunteer 9 hours at 3 events with Beach Watchers during the spring and summer to share what you have learned in the Mukilteo and Stanwood areas. The training will be at Mukilteo’s Rose Hill Center on April 15 and 22 from 9 AM – 3:30 PM. An application due on April 1, a free background check and a $10 materials fee are required. Waivers are available upon request. For more information, visit www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/Snohomish/training or contact Yolimar Rivera: (425) 357-6029, yolimar.rivera@wsu.edu.

Apr 18:
Newcastle Earth Day
Start
Saturday April 18, 2015, 10:00 am
End

Saturday April 18, 2015, 3:00 pm

Location

Lake Boren Park, 13058 SE 84th Way, Newcastle, WA, King County

Event details

Attend or Paticipate and Celebrate Earth Day with other like minded individuals who care about Puget Sound and the planet.  Earth Day in Newcastle invites attendees to learn from non-profits and businesses that have a message of environmental sustainablility and are promoting healthy communities around Puget Sound. Celebrate Earth Day in Newcastle – Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Are you Green? Do you have a message of environmental sustainability? An eco-friendly product or service? A passion for a healthy Puget Sound?  A healthy planet? Non-profits and Businesses are welcome! Vendors and tablers must register by  Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Petting Zoo for kids, vendors, music by the Hazen Jazz Band and Boeing Employees Concer Band, food trucks.  Meet Ranger Rick and Bert the Salmon. Free entrance, free parking for attendees. Contact gracestiller@comcast.net or 206.795.5783 for vendor and tabling arrangements.  http://www.newcastleweedwarriors.org/Earth%20Day%202015.htm

Apr 22:
Become a Beach Naturalist!
Start

Wednesday April 22, 2015, 9:00 am

End

Wednesday April 22, 2015, 3:00 pm

Location

Rosehill Community Center, Mukilteo

Event details

If you are curious about life on Puget Sound’s beaches and enjoy sharing what you know with others, take 13 hours of training with WSU Extension Beach Watchers to learn about marine life and how to share your knowledge with the public. Then volunteer 9 hours at 3 events with Beach Watchers during the spring and summer to share what you have learned in the Mukilteo and Stanwood areas. The training will be at Mukilteo’s Rose Hill Center on April 15 and 22 from 9 AM – 3:30 PM. An application due on April 1, a free background check and a $10 materials fee are required. Waivers are available upon request. For more information, visit www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/Snohomish/training or contact Yolimar Rivera: (425) 357-6029, yolimar.rivera@wsu.edu.

Apr 28:
21 Acres: Tuesdays at 21 – Biochar: Creating Clean Energy
Start

Tuesday April 28, 2015, 6:30 pm

End

Tuesday April 28, 2015, 8:30 pm

Location

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, 13701 NE 171st St Woodinville, WA, King

Event details

The goal of Tuesdays@21 is to provide community members with a unique opportunity to learn from and share with people in the interdisciplinary fields within sustainability. This month’s presentation will draw on Seattle Biochar Working Group’s (SeaChar.org) Farm Stove Project in Costa Rica to illustrate how biochar technology can increase sustainability in Pacific NW food production. The evening will feature a demonstration of the burning stove and biochar properties as well as an interactive presentation of its use and benefits to gardeners, farmers, and sustainability enthusiasts alike.

Jun 19:
Key Fest
Start

Friday June 19, 2015, 4:00 pm

End

Sunday June 21, 2015, 6:00 pm

Location

10405 State Route 302, Gig Harbor, WA, Pierce County

Event details

KeyFest prides itself as being a Family Friendly event, with entertainment and activities for people of all ages. Returning to KeyFest will the carnival with its Rides and Games, a re-imagined Kid’s Zone with activities and attractions specific to it, a unified Food court that includes the Beer and Wine Garden, an animal show arena with demonstrations, live entertainment on and off the stage, more covered seating, a car show, and a motorcycle show.   http://www.keyfair.org/

Sep 11:
Immerse Yourself in Puget Sound Join WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers!
Start
Friday September 11, 2015, 8:00 am
End

Friday October 16, 2015, 8:00 am

Location

McCollum Park, , Everett, WA, Snohomish County

Event details

Do you love to spend time at the beach?   Do you want to craft your own volunteer experience?  Then become a WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watcher. Receive in depth training and help protect Puget Sound waters, wildlife and landscape through education, research and stewardship. Receive 80 hours of intensive core training by local experts in classrooms and in field locations and 20 hours of experiential training. Then, continue learning while volunteering at least 100 hours over two years on education, research or restoration projects that you select. Projects range from doing low tide education at beaches to fish egg sampling to newsletter article writing. You can join a team or work on your own. You are also welcome to bring your own ideas! The core training will be offered every Friday between April 3 through May 15 AND September 11 through October 16 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM.  The training is based out of McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett and there is a $35 materials fee (waivers available).  Applications are due on March 13, however we will begin reviewing them as they are received, so do not wait to get your applications in! For more information, please contact Chrys Bertolotto at chrys@wsu.edu or (425)-357-6020, or check our website at http://www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/snohomish/training/index.htm.  The WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watcher training is jointly funded by Snohomish County, the City of Mukilteo and Washington Department of Ecology.

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