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Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Bothell

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

All King County residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes a stop in Bothell, Sept. 18-20.

The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the Seattle Times building, 19200 120th Ave. NE, Bothell, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Residents can drop off household hazardous waste items including pesticides, oil-based paints, automotive products (oil, antifreeze, lamps, etc.), fluorescent bulbs/tubes and other items without a charge.

The service is pre-paid through garbage and sewer utility fees.

Fifth annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Come be amazed at the big-bellied, absurdly misshapen pumpkins that will be lined up at Christianson’s Nursery for a weigh-off at the fifth annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$1,000 goes for the biggest pumpkin, and cash prizes will be awarded to each of the next nine top pumpkins. The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth’s Howard Dill Award will be given to the “Prettiest Pumpkin,” voted by the public’s choice.

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Glass pumpkin patch events scheduled

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Tacoma Glassblowing Studio announces the 2015 Glass Pumpkin Patch dates and locations, with more than 2,000 blown glass pumpkins (fresh batch of pumpkins to each show) crafted by local artisans. Wander through a dazzling array of colors, shapes, sizes and price ranges. Admission is free, with a portion of proceeds given to support children’s programs. Nearby events include:

• Sept. 19, 9-4 p.m., Woodinville, at Molbak’s  Garden & Home
• Oct. 3, 9-4 p.m., Bellevue, at Northwest Art Center
• Oct. 10, 9-4 p.m., Issaquah, at Pickering Barn

Admission is free and all events are rain or shine. Glass pumpkins are for sale and range in price from $35-$95. There will also be extra-large pumpkins available.

Salmon in the Forest: film screening and tour

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

What: Salmon in the Forest includes a 45-minute film narrated by Dr. David Suzuki called “The Salmon Forest” and a naturalist-led interpretive tour of the new NW Stream Center Elevated Nature Walk.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.
Who: This event is geared for seventh graders to adults; each event is limited 30 participants.
Where: NW Stream Center in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE, Everett. A link to detailed driving directions is available at  www.streamkeeper.org/aasf/Contact.html.
Costs: $7 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members; $10 non-members
Reservations Required: call 425-316-8592

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Tsuga Fine Art hosts free watercolor exhibit

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

This fall, local watercolorist Charlene Collins Freeman will be featured in a solo exhibition at TSUGA Fine Art & Framing, located on Main Street in downtown Bothell.

“Beauty Everywhere” is a celebration of the small things in life — a hummingbird alighting on a flower, the reflections in a shop window, the gentle cascade of early morning light filtering through an old European alleyway.

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