Awesome August Kids Days and Preschool Fair: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; www.countryvillagebothell.com or call 425-483-2250; childcare providers from all around the Northshore area do crafts, demos and activities for kids, as well as share information for parents and families looking for the right placement for their children; train and pony rides, caricature artists, face painting, entertainment and more.
"Storytime LIVE!": Storytime is made even more exciting with a visit by Curious George; 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at Kiddie Academy of Bothell, 22703 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. Free. Registration is encouraged at www.kastorytime.com. For more information call Steve Ahrens 425-485-7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Bull Riders Lucas Oil Touring Pro Division: Fans will witness 8-second rides as cowboys go up against animals that can weigh up to 2,000 pounds; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Tickets are $13, $23 and $39. Go to www.comcastarenaeverett.com or call 866-332-8499.
Marysville's HomeGrown Festival: Lots of one-of-a kind handmade crafts such as soaps, clothing, jewelry, fused glass, paintings, artworks, flowers and produce, along with food and live entertainment along with more than 90 vendors; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 at Third Street, east of State Avenue in downtown Marysville. Information at www.marysvillemerchants.com or call 360-653-3538.
Getting Dirty at The Plant Farm: Young gardeners can make "dirt babies" and then take them home and watch as their hair grows out of control; 11 a.m. Aug. 11*, The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville. Registration is required at www.ThePlantFarm.com/kidsclub or call 360-652-3351; $5 per child.
Sailing Ship Hawaiian Chieftain: The Hawaiian Chieftain is continuing a summer tour of north Puget Sound ports and will make a two-day stop in Everett Aug. 14 and 15 at Anthony's Homeport restaurant, 1726 W. Marine View Drive, Everett. The ship will open for walk-on tours 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 15. Crew members in period costume will explain the Chieftain's mission. A ticket is not required for the tours, although a $3 donation per person is appreciated.
Seattle Center Festal: BrasilFest: noon to 5 p.m., Aug. 5, at Seattle Center Armory/Center House and Mural Amphitheatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Visitors explore the culture of Brazil and experience Carnaval, march in a parade, see giant puppets, dance and sing; BrasilFest will exhibit two 18-foot tall dolls at the Armory. For more information call 206-684-7200 or go to www.SeattleCenter.com.
"Tales from the Woods: Book II, The Witch's Curse": Everett Community College presents this play of fairy tale magic with live actors and puppets telling the tale of Little Red's quest for revenge against the wolf and the epic battle that ensues; all performances are at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 8 and 9 at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; Aug. 7, 16 and 18 at EvCC next to Jackson Center, 2000 Tower St., Everett and Aug. 12, 14 and 15. at Forest Park's outdoor stage, 800 E Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. If raining, the play moves to EvCC, Baker Hall. Admission is by donation. Families should bring blankets and chairs for outdoor performances. For more information, contact Beth Peterson at email@example.com.
The Blue Stilly Players of Arlington Presents: Casting Call for "Hansel and Gretel," to be performed in Arlington Terrace Park Aug. 25 and encore performance at the Boys & Girls Club in Arlington. Play calls for three males and three females, late teens to youthful middle age. Rehearsals in August in Arlington in the evening at the Boys & Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington. Contact: Bridget Clawson 360-435-6223 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bluestillyplayers.com/.
* Correction, August 10, 2012: This article originally listed an incorrect date for this event.
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