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Mar 2nd, 2015 | Category: Features

Spring is for projects, plans and plants, and the go-time for local home and garden shows.

The 36th Annual Whatcom County Home and Garden Show takes place Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8, presenting over 150 vendors offering home building, gardening, and interior design services. Organized by the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County, the event includes seminars about raising backyard chickens, emergency preparedness, efficient ways to heat your house and more. Ciscoe Morris will present home gardening tips at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The event includes daily grand prizes, as well as Date Night on Friday night, cooking demonstrations, and live music and improv comedy Saturday at 7 p.m. Beer and wine tasting is available from 5-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Hours are Friday 11-9, Saturday 10-9, and Sunday 11-4 at Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front Street, Lynden. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 55 and over, and free for kids 16 and under. For more information see www.whatcomhomeshow.com.

The 14th annual Everett Home and Garden Show also runs the same weekend, March 6-8, at xfinity arena in Everett. Show hours are Friday noon to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6.75 adults, $6.25 seniors, military/families with ID $2 each, free for kids 16 and under. Local professionals will lead gardening and home improvement workshops. A Wine Tasting will be held each day. For the complete schedule see www.everetthomegardenshow.com.

The 35th annual SICBA Home & Garden Show takes place March 27-29 at the Skagit County Fairgrounds in Mount Vernon featuring over 140 indoor and outdoor booths. The YMCA will be helping all kids in attendance to build birdhouses that they can take home.

SICBA’s Home and Garden Show includes the 6th annual Playhouse Challenge, with playhouses created by five builders being raffled off for local charities. Tickets are $5 apiece. The Little Red Barn playhouse (above) was built by Spane Building and raffle proceeds will benefit the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation. To view participating builders and where to purchase tickets, see sicba.org and click on Home and Garden Show. PHOTO COURTESY OF SPANE BUILDING

SICBA’s Home and Garden Show includes the 6th annual Playhouse Challenge, with playhouses created by five builders being raffled off for local charities. Tickets are $5 apiece. The Little Red Barn playhouse (above) was built by Spane Building and raffle proceeds will benefit the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation. To view participating builders and where to purchase tickets, see sicba.org and click on Home and Garden Show. PHOTO COURTESY OF SPANE BUILDING

Ciscoe Morris will be speaking on Sunday, March 29. Additional seminar topics will be taught by local professionals and residents, and include cheese making, pruning, raising chickens and goats, energy efficiency topics, home composting, landscape design and more. Due to scheduling conflict, Graham Kerr is unable to speak this year.

The 6th Annual Playhouse Challenge is also on, with five builder members building playhouses and donating them to local charities. The charities will be raffling them off and on Sunday, March 30, the winners will be drawn by Ciscoe at  3 p.m. To view participating builders and where to purchase tickets, see sicba.org and click on Home and Garden Show. Photos of the completed playhouses are posted on the Show’s Facebook page.

Hours are Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5/person or $8/family.  See sicba.org.

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