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Published: Friday, February 17, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Family fun calendar

  • Hoplophoneus (Oligocene saber-toothed cat). On view in Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway at the Burke Museum, Seattle.

    Hoplophoneus (Oligocene saber-toothed cat). On view in Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway at the Burke Museum, Seattle.

Snohomish County
“Tooth-apoolza”: Visit the dentist at Imagine Children’s Museum for a free mini-dental exam and learn to be your teeth’s superhero; 5:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 at the museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett. Children 12 months and under free and $7.95 general admission. Call 425-258-1006 or go to
Chalk Play at The Plant Farm: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18, The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; for a day of fun, play, color and chalk, the people of FEEL Artistic! from Mill Creek ( are celebrating the coming of spring by helping you decorate the Plant Farm’s 38,000 square feet of covered concrete flooring with playful chalk art. This event is open for all ages; you are not required to bring a child to participate. FEEL Artistic! will start with a short introductory class in chalk art; attending the class is not necessary. Chalk and floor are supplied. Bring a kneeling pad or a blanket for padding. No registration required. Free.
Harlem Globetrotters: The most extraordinary Rookie Class in history is here with Paul “Tiny” Sturgess at 7-foot-8, 5-foot-2 Jonte “Too Tall” Hall and the first female player since 1993, Fatima “TNT” Maddox, to team up at 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Tickets start at $18. Call 425-322-2645 or
Cascade Symphony Orchestra presents Children’s Concert: This concert includes musical selections from Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” with Olympic Ballet Theatre and Dave Dolacky, narrator; 3 p.m. Feb. 25, Edmonds Center For the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 youth age 12 and under. Call 425-275-9595 or go to
“Hungry Planet: What the World Eats:
The Burke will host this weekly event series designed to encourage discussion on how people incorporate food into their lives and cultures -- around the world and in our own back yard. Presented in partnership with PCC Natural Markets and other organizations; hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and until 8 p.m. on first Thursdays through June 10 at the Burke Museum, on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or go to
“Stars on Ice”: The 2012 “Love ‘n’ Life” Tour is headlined by a select cast of Olympic and World champions. This premier figure skating tour brings Its new production co-directed and choreographed by skating star Kurt Browning; 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at KeyArena, 305 N Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-745-3000 or or for more information.
“Dino Day: Predators and Prey”: The popular family event returns this year to explore prehistoric predators and their prey. Get an up-close view of the Burke Museum’s paleontology collections and learn who was on the hunt, and who was a tasty dinosaur treat; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3, Burke Museum, on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under. Call 206-543-5590 or go to
Snohomish County
“The Frog Prince”: Princess Honey starts the New Year in dire need of some help. She has to find a miracle to save the ranch from the clutches of the awful land-grabber, Duke. Instead she finds a very large frog. The frog offers to help, but only in exchange for a promise; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 11, Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. Tickets are $10 for all patrons over 1 year of age. Call 425-820-1800 or go to or
“A Single Shard”: Living under a bridge with his only friend, the crippled Crane Man, 12-year-old orphan Tree Ear seeks a better life for them both in 12th century Korea. After Tree Ear breaks a piece of master potter Min’s work, Min grudgingly allows the boy to help with menial tasks in repayment, but never permits Tree Ear to try his hand at pottery. When the Emperor requests a sample of Min’s exquisite pottery, Tree Ear volunteers to embark on the dangerous journey in hope of earning the master potter’s respect. Shows at various times from Feb. 23 through March 18 at Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St.; 206-441-3322; Ages 8 and older.
“Oklahoma”: The 5th Avenue Theatre is partnering with Tony Award-nominated choreographer Donald Byrd and his acclaimed Spectrum Dance Theater to bring a reinvention of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s big-hearted, high-kicking life on the range packed with classic hits such as “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “People will Say We’re in Love,” and of course, “Oklahoma”; shows at various times through March 4 at the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Single tickets start at $29. Call 206-625-1900 or go to
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