live to come
- 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 time, 8 p.m. May 28
DAVIS SQUARE: Activities for students in 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 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays for students in grades 6 to 12.
- Minute to win it: 2:30-5:00 p.m. May 9
- Cupcake wars: 2:30-5pm May 16, RSVP in advance to decorate cupcakes
- Selfie Scavenger Hunt: 2:30-5pm May 23
- Late Friday evening: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 27, this month’s theme is camping
SHS FACTORY SALE: 2-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until May 7: Horticultural Science classes at Stanwood High School are back with the Bloom’n Plant Sale, including annuals, perennials, vegetable sprouts, herbs and flower baskets. facebook.com/StanwoodHighSchoolGreenhouse
MUSIC FESTIVALMay 4: The third performance of the 2022 Salish Sea Early Music Festival in Conway features internationally active soloist Susie Napper (Montreal), baroque violinist David Greenberg and harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright presenting special repertoire including The Apotheosis of Lully by François Couperin. Fir-Conway Lutheran Church in Conway, 18101 Fir Island Road. salishseafestival.org/skagit
CAMANO STUDIO VISIT: 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 includes 24 studios and over 30 artists, in addition to the five participating galleries. See a preview of the event in next week’s newspaper. camanostudiotour.com
ART AROUND TERRY’S CORNER: 10am-5pm May 6-8 and May 14-15: The Camano Island Mother’s Day Festival at Terry’s Corner features music, food and local art. artsfestivals.org
UTSALADY LADIES AID ARTS TOUR LUNCH: 11am-2pm May 6-7: Fully loaded, made-to-order turkey sandwiches will be served at Utsalady Ladies Aid when visiting the Artists’ Workshop, 78 Utsalady Road, Camano. A sandwich, fries, drink and a large cookie will cost $15. Soups and vegetarian sandwiches are available.
ARTISTIC RECEPTIONMay 6: Beach 1 Gallery hosts an artist reception for Colleen Nygard, an artist/writer living on a small farm on Camano Island. Her self-published children’s book, “The Adventures of Rhode Island Roxy: Space Chicken”, has sold hundreds of copies. His art, ranging from painterly realism to soft abstract impressionism, will be on display and for sale through May. Beach 1 Gallery is located at the Camano Country Club at 1243 Beach Drive, Camano. 360-387-1655
CASA SPRING MARKETMay 7: The Camano Animal Shelter Association sponsors a spring market, featuring a selection of CASA gear such as hats, Island Love, and logo shirts/hoodies (adult sizes /youth) and longshoremen; new CASA vests and bags will be available. Pet-themed items for pets and pet lovers will also be featured on the marketplace, which supports the non-profit organization’s work helping abandoned and returned pets. CASA care. The market will be held in tents outside the Island County Multipurpose Center, 141 East Camano Drive. camanoanimalshelter.org
GUIDED NATURE WALK: 9:45am May 7: Meet at the Iverson Spit parking lot at the end of Iverson Beach Road. This level walk follows the seawall to a swamp and back via the Hobbit Trail, each offering views of Port Susan. Caravan to Kristoferson Creek for salmon viewing, 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 the first Saturdays from November through June. friendsofcamanoislandparks.org
SALE OF MASTER GARDENER PLANTSMay 7: Snohomish County Master Gardener’s Annual Plant Sale returns after a two-year hiatus at three parking lots surrounding the Snohomish County WSU extension offices in South Everett, 600 128th St. SE, south end of McCollum Park. snomgf.org/plant-sale.html
SALE OF PLANTS: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 7: Stanwood United Methodist Women is holding 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
POETRY FOR MOTHER’S DAY: 7:07 p.m. May: Share stories and poems from mothers at the historic 1906 Camano City Schoolhouse. Storyteller Marianne McGarry-Bloom will host an interactive evening on the eve of Mother’s Day. Bring your stories, photos 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 DISCUSSION: May 7: The Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center and neurodiversitylibrary.org present a talk by Leah Kelley, 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 session with participants. Email [email protected]
HELPS PREVENT SUICIDE: 9 a.m. to noon, May 7: The Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center is hosting a training where people can learn to recognize suicidal thoughts and connect people to assisted suicide resources. Sign up by email: [email protected] or text 360-271-9896
TRAINING OF HOUSING STEWARDS: 6:30-9:00 p.m. May 10, 12, 17, and 19: The Seattle office of the National Wildlife Federation hosts Habitat Steward Training for people to learn how to create and maintain healthy wildlife habitats . This multi-week specialized training will teach how to create and restore wildlife habitats in backyards, schoolyards and other private and public spaces. [email protected] or 206-577-7816. Apply at may22hst.brownpapertickets.com. Information: camanowildlifehabitat.org
TO MANAGE STRESSMay 12: Camano Preparedness Group presents a free program Managing Stress in Difficult Times by Dr. Tona McGuire, which explores the mental and behavioral impacts and the role of bereavement and offers tools and strategies to create resilience and endurance. Vista Madrona Fire Station, Camano. camanopreparednessgroup.org
FLEA MARKETMay 14: The 29th Annual Stanwood Camano Amateur Radio Club Electronic Flea Market and Hamfest returns to the Stanwood-Camano Community Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood. There will be electronics and amateur radio equipment, raffles and a snack bar. Talk frequency 147.360 + (127.3) – w7pig repeater. Email [email protected]
CAMANO COMEDY: 7 p.m. May 21: A special showcase benefiting the Camano Country Club Clubhouse and showcasing comedic talent from across the Northwest. The comedians include Bernice Ye, Andrew Frank and Susan Rice. Tickets: camanocountryclub.com
CHORUS PERFORMANCE: Noon, May 22: HeartSongs, The Stanwood-Camano Chapter of Threshold Choir International presents a choral remembrance for those who have 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 Camano Commons. thresholdchoir.org
REMEMBRANCE DAY11:45 a.m. May 30: Boy Scouts from BSA Troop 86 (Camano Island) will raise the American flag from its half-mast display to its full height at noon this day at the Stanwood Area Historical Society. Museum exhibits 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 beach access points. Friends of Camano Island Parks offers guided public walks on the first Saturdays from November through June. friendsofcamanoislandparks.org
STANWOOD-CAMANO PRIDE PARADE: 12:00 – 4:00 pm June 04: A Pride Parade and Party in the Park will be held at Freedom Park on Camano Island. Anyone can participate in the parade with their show of support, acceptance and love. In addition to the parade, this event will feature over 30 vendor booths, a live DJ, a chalk throw and the “Beauty Bar Divas”. More info: [email protected]
Live in progress
ART EXHIBITION: Until June 30: A show called “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 GAMES EVENING:5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays: Journey’s End Café, 1992 S. Elger Bay Road, Camano Island.
LIGHTNING IN HISTORY: 1:00-4:00 p.m. Wednesdays: Stanwood Area Historical Society’s Eldridge Center is open for research tours at 27122 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood, 360-629-6110, sahs-fncc.org
INFO-PUB: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Pub 282, 370 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Plaza
OPEN MIC BLOCK: 7-11 p.m. Thursdays: Open mic and jam session at Loco Billy’s, 27021 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood.
DANCE CLASSES: 8-9 p.m. Fridays: $10, plus open dancing with free admission to Loco Billy’s, 27021 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood.
VISIT OF THE MUSEUM:10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday: The Stanwood Area Historical Society offers tours of historic buildings. Also see local scouting history and Camano Island resort town history exhibits at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27112 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood, sahs-fncc.org
SNO-ISLE ONLINE LIBRARIES:Events include story time, crafts and book talks. Visit sno-isle.org.