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Series: Coronavirus | Story 274

Last updated 9/17/2020 at 12:12pm

Of course: Scarecrow Festival is online for 2020

Here’s 2020 for you: The Edmonds Historical Museum says its eighth annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival is a special COVID edition.

Despite the pandemic forcing some changes, the festival remains a favorite yearly celebration of the community’s creativity.

Now is the time to start thinking about building your family friendly scarecrow. This year there are six categories, which will ensure that everyone has a chance to participate: Government/Civic Group/Artist/Schools; Financial/Insurance/Real Estate; Food and Beverage Providers; Service Providers; Retail Business; and of course, Residential.

As in past years, there will be three additional special recognition awards for the top vote getter, first-time builder, and the best depiction of Edmonds history, and an additional noncompetitive category for those who are not interested in collecting votes but still want to be part of the fun.

Participants can now enter their scarecrow on the museum’s website at https://bit.ly/3iAs2z9. The website includes an FAQ.

Beginning Oct. 16, citizens can cast votes online at the museum's website to determine the best scarecrow in six categories. The winners will be announced Nov. 2.

Info: Emily Scott, [email protected], or call the Scarecrow Hotline, 425-774-0900.

Virtual Oktoberfest is Oct. 3

Edmonds Rotary’s first-ever Edmonds Virtual Oktoberfest is 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The online Zoom event will take place in lieu of the in-person version in 2020 due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions.

Tickets are on sale now at #EdmondsOktoberfest.com#. Proceeds will benefit Edmonds Rotary programs and scholarships.

“This is an event that is created specifically for Edmonds and other local residents and business owners to celebrate our special community, while also raising money for an inclusive playground at Civic Park, Edmonds Waterfront Center and scholarships for local students,” said Beth Westenhaver-Kealy, Edmonds Rotary president.

Tickets are $50 per person (with beer/wine option). Event-only tickets are $30.

You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets.

Tickets include to the Edmonds Virtual Oktoberfest includes:

* Online viewing link to Edmonds Virtual Oktoberfest;

* Two growlers of beer or two bottles of wine (or combination of one of each) – you provide the growlers;

* An online program to follow along with the event;

* Souvenir mood mug

* Special videos from famous guests (Warren Moon, Drew Bledsoe, Seahawks Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin) with facts/figures about beer, wine, cocktails and Edmonds;

Gallaghers’ Where U Brew and Jeff Boyer Uncorked are providing beer and wine for the event.

Edmonds Rotary is continuing to raise $25,000 for Mika’s Playground, an inclusive playground that will be built as part of the Civic Park renovation project. In addition, funds will support Edmonds Waterfront Center as well as our local scholarship fund. Since 1976, the Rotary Club of Edmonds has awarded more than 300 scholarships to graduating seniors from Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale and Scriber Lake high schools.

Information and tickets: http://www.edmondsoktoberfest.com, http://www.edmondsvirtualoktoberfest.bpt.me/.

Unitarian Congregation offers global warming presentation

The fires in Washington and California, as well as the recent storms in the Gulf of Mexico, remind us that the climate crisis is not taking a break due to the pandemic. Luckily, there are actions we can take today that address the crisis in meaningful ways.

“Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown” is being offered by the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation Peace & Justice Committee 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, via Zoom.

This is a 90-minute in-person experience that invites you to see both the possibility of reversing global warming and shows that you have an important role to play in that process.

Through videos and group activities, you will learn about a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming from Project Drawdown – a scientific study that identified 100 solutions that together, could actually reverse global warming by 2050.

These solutions encompass the energy we use, the food we eat, and the cities we live in. By the end, you will see the vital role you can play in the movement to reverse global warming.

– Learn about a comprehensive scientific study of 100 solutions that together, could actually reverse global warming by 2050.

– Connect with people in your community to find inspiration and discover new possibilities for addressing global warming

– Learn how you can change the conversation about global warming from “game over” to “game on.”

To register: https://bit.ly/2FhBRnr.


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