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Spaghetti & Pie Social

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The Washington Junior Holstein Association presents the 14th annual Spaghetti and Pie Social on March 18, 6 p.m. at the Monroe Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe, WA 98272.

Come support the Washington Junior Holstein Association, and help their members raise money for their trip to the National Junior Holstein Convention in Bellevue, Washington.

Indulge in all you can eat spaghetti, salad, bread and pies of all kinds!

Stick around after dinner for a lively pie auction with local auctioneer, George Magnochi. For more information, contact Cathy Boisseranc at 425-765-3914 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Donations are welcome should you wish to support the kids but cannot attend.

March of the Vegetables Parade March 25

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March of the Vegetables Parade organizer Betsy MacWhinney(l) works on vegetable-themed posters and banners during a recent workshop for the March 25 parade in downtown Duvall. Participants are still needed. Visit marchofthevegetables.org or their Facebook page for updates. (Photo by Lisa Allen)

 

Pruning workshop hosted by Duvall Historical Society

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Greg Giuliani, longtime member of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society, and Randy Lee, member of multiple fruit societies and currently president of Snohomish County Fruit Society, will be demonstrating pruning techniques of apple and pear trees at the Dougherty Farmstead, 26524 NE Cherry Valley Rd., Duvall, on Sat., March 25, 10 a.m. - 12 noon.

Dougherty Farmstead is a restored historical farm (circa 1888) with some of the oldest standing structures in the Snoqualmie River Valley. Greg will teach basic pruning techniques. There are four dwarf apple trees that need light manicuring and two others that need vigorous pruning. Folks can watch and do hands-on work on these apples.

Randy will teach renovation on an antique pear with several spars and lots of internal limbs. The pear, which is dangerous due to ladder work, will have the three-year renovation sequence addressed. Each attendee should bring their own pruning tools. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c45aaad2da75-20171.

Free Monroe band concert

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Attention all kids! It’s time for our Kids Concert! Let your parents know that this FREE family friendly concert is for you! We have some fun interactive stuff planned and even better, you will recognize SO many of the songs – because they’re mostly from movies and cartoons that you watch! There may even be at least one old fashioned cartoon that your parents can smile and remember. Are you a Star Wars fan? How about Disney? We’ve got stormtrooper music as well as Princess music. 

All kids young and old are welcome! This free concert is held at Wagner Performing Arts Center in Monroe. We will have a bake sale to help support the band, but admission is FREE!

Who: Monroe Concert Band

What: Family Friendly FREE Concert

When: March 19, 2 p.m.

Where: Wagner Performing Arts Center, 639 W. Main St.

Learn about livestock guardian dogs

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Livestock guardian dogs – are they the right predator control for my farm? What is a livestock guardian dog (LGD)? How do they differ from other dog breeds? Do they make good family pets? What do they eat? How do you train them? How effective are they at predator control?

Learn the answers to these and many other questions during the upcoming workshop, Livestock Guardian Dogs with Laura Faley of Hidden Meadow Ranch. Workshop takes place Saturday, March 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Qualco Energy Conference Room, 18117 203rd St. SE, Monroe (just off SR 203).

During the workshop, topics covered will include: Bonding to stock vs quasi pet; zoning and barking ordinances vs “Right to Farm;” rescues and the challenges of mixed breed LGDs; fencing, space and location choices; training and how LGDs respond to typical training methods; setting puppies up for success; neutering vs life with an intact dog; breeds and breeders. Instructor Laura Faley is a livestock advisor for Skagit, Island, and Snohomish counties. Hidden Meadow Ranch is her working farm near Mount Vernon, where she raises chickens, turkeys, ducks and sheep using LGDs for predator control.

Space is limited and pre-paid registration is required. Cost is $25 per farm (up to two) or $15 per person. Register online at LGD.eventbrite.com or download the form at snohomish.wsu.edu/event/LGD and mail with your check.

For more information, contact Kate Ryan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (425) 357-6024.