5 April Events You Can’t Miss

 Grab your calendars and settle in for a moment. There are a few events coming up that you won’t want to miss. There’s something for the music lover, the flower lover, the foodie, the creative and the family. What a wonderful area we live in, with so many fun. healthy and meaningful things to do. 

Without further ado, here are 5 April events you won’t want to miss. 

Create a May Day Basket!

Have you ever been surprised on May 1st with a May basket hung on the door? This year, bring back the forgotten tradition and make a May basket at Christianson’s Nursery with artist, Laura Campbell. In past times, hanging a May basket on someone’s door was a chance to express romantic interest. Spread the love and learn to fashion baskets to an 8” (screen-covered moss) cone and handle with tools brought from home: gloves, pruners and pliers. Fill your basket with plants (available for purchase at the Nursery), small, thoughtful gifts and candies or hide a jar inside to hold fresh cuts from your spring garden! We provide materials for construction. This class may inspire you to make several more baskets for loved ones that will send them to dance around the May Pole with joy! Reservations required (360) 466-3821 or 800-585-8200; Class Fee: $34. www.ChristiansonsNursery.com


Live Music at Christianson’s with Sky Valley Prairie Band

Caution!! Did you know fiddle music has been known to cause dancing?! Sky Valley Prairie Band plays the music of Cajun and Creole Louisiana under a canopied sky just outside the greenhouse on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Starting at noon, enjoy three hours of peppy fiddle and accordion music that will keep your toe tapping. Tips welcome. To inquire: (360) 466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200. www.ChristiansonsNursery.com

Calling all makers and creatives!

This is a super fun Pop Up Shopping event and this ones for Babies and Toddlers! We will have baby clothes, toys, books and more for sale!! There will be blocks in the middle of the room to let your little ones play while we shop and jack Johnson playing on the radio 😉

Saturday June 3rd 12-4pm

Summer Baby sales event VENDOR SIGN UPS!! spaces are filling up quick, get your applications in!!

$75 for approx 8×8 space (bring own lil table or whatever need for booth area. Just so you know…there is stairs)

At Skagit Valley Gardens
(Upstairs above the boutique)

18923 Johnson Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273
(You can set up your space from 11am-12 & take it down from 4-5pm)

Vendors inquiring, it must be Baby related but if you really think you’re a good fit for this event, then please do email us! 😉 Learn more here.

Opening on Monday, April 24th, Carillon Kitchen is a healthy, chef-driven restaurant and market, offering homemade meals and snacks for guests to enjoy in the restaurant or on the go. Menu items include custom salads and grain bowls, paleo muffins and avocado toast, and evening staples such as artisan pizzas and beer and wine. Executive Chef Frank Rog and Chef Michael Bailey joined forces to create this menu and source all of their ingredients within 200 miles. 

Great Islands Clean-up


April 22, 2017


9:00 a.m. – Noon



Islanders and visitors alike are invited to join in the fun and help give San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw Island their annual spring cleaning! Last year during the Great Islands Clean-Up, over 400 people collected about 6200 pounds of litter from the roadsides and beaches of the three islands, and how wonderful everything looked! But sadly, a portion of our refuse continues to end up as litter. Thoughtless tossing of bottles, cans, food wrappers, or cigarette butts; accidental “blowing away” of debris from unsecured loads on boats and trucks; or deliberate dumping of tires, etc., all contribute to the need to make litter pick-up an ongoing effort. Learn more here.

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About Angela Strand

Angela is a wife, mama to three little ones and a lifelong Washington State resident. Besides facilitating the NW Healthy Mama website, she loves being involved in her kids' school, hiking with her girlfriends, growing all the things, writing, reading and taking photos.