Family fun calendar
Shakaroo: The third annual benefit concert for the Everett Animal Shelter is 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets are $20 each, available at the shelter, 333 Smith Island Road, or by calling 425-257-6040. Nigel Mustafa will perform reggae and rock. The evening includes a pooch parade with 20 adoptable dogs and an intermission during which people can meet the dogs. Funds raised support the shelter's veterinarian clinic.
Princesses and Pirates: Marysville Parks and Recreation offers its Princess and Pirate Breakfast Bowl from 9 a.m. to noon March 2. Families are invited to dress as a favorite princess or pirate to participate in a costume contest, crafts, breakfast and bowling at Strawberry Lanes, 1067 Columbia Ave. Cost is $15 a person. To register, go to 'Parks & Rec. ePlay' at www.marysvillewa.gov or call 360-363-8400.
Cascade Symphony Orchestra: The annual children's concert, "Paddington Bear's First Concert," will be played at 3 p.m. Feb. 22, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. It features Dave Dolacky as narrator. Call 425-275-9595 for tickets, which are priced at $10 for adults, $5 for students with ID and $2 for children age 12 and younger with a donation for the food bank.
Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater: Open microphone for all ages beginning at 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Performer signup begins at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $3 performers, $5 audience. Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412; thumbnailtheater.com.
Odysseo By Cavalia: The Montreal-based company brings its show, featuring 67 horses and 48 performers doing equestrian and performing arts, Feb. 19 to March 9, to the big-top tent at Marymoor Park, 6046 Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond. To learn more about tickets, times and dates, go to www.cavalia.net/en/odysseo/tickets-info/seattle-wa-usa or call 866-999-8111.
Pied Piper Productions: Dallas Children's Theatre brings its production of "Stuart Little" to Everett at 2 p.m. March 2 at Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave. The play brings all the charm, wisdom and joy of E. B. White's classic children's novel to the stage in this musical adaptation. For ticket information, call 425-740-5035, ext. 106. More information is at www.villagetheatre.org/everett/Pied-Piper-Public
"The Music Man": A family production of the Meredith Willson's classic musical by Arlington High School is 7 p.m. March 7, 8, 14 and 15, with a 1 p.m. matinee on March 15 at Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Tickets are available online at www.byrnesperformingarts.org or at the door ahead of curtain time.
Storybook Theater: "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 16, Snohomish County PUD auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. Tickets, $10, are available at www.storybooktheater.org.
Imagine Children's Museum: 1502 Wall St., Everett; phone 425-258-1006; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on President's Day, Feb. 17, with crafts including 3-D stars and look-alike-masks, as well as carpet skating. Special event schedule and more information is at imaginecm.org. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Each third Friday of the month is the museum's Free Friday Night Live. Play indoors with the kids from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at no cost; imaginecm.org.
"Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time": Explore the Mesozoic Era (248 to 65 million years ago) through eight robotic dinosaurs that move and roar. Among the dinobots are the meat-eater Tyrannosaurus Rex, the "tyrant lizard king," who was more than 50 feet long. Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; www.pacificsciencecenter.org. Admission is $18 general, $16 seniors, $13 for kids 6 to 15, $10 for children 3 to 5.
Western Heritage Center: An interactive museum of mining, logging, agriculture, transportation, construction and wildlife. Kids will be entertained by noisy machinery, including an 1880s-era drill press powered by giant belts tied to a waterwheel outside the building. This exhibit shows how creative people had to be to survive without TV and cellphones. Seed drills, drag saws, potato diggers, gas pumps, vintage John Deere tractors, and more showcase the history of Snohomish County. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday on the east side of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Call 425-232-3493 for information.
Tickets on sale
Sesame Street Live: The show "Make a New Friend" is 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 2; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 3; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. May 4 at Comcast Arena, Hewitt and Broadway, Everett. Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities. Sesame Street Live productions feature timeless tunes and lessons for all ages. Tickets, $16 and $23 are on sale at Comcast Arena's box office, online at www.comcastarenaeverett.com or by phone at 866-332-8499.
Stars on Ice 2014 Tour: 4 p.m. May 18, KeyArena. Tickets start at $25 and are available at www.starsonice.com, the KeyArena box office, Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000.
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