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  • The Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle celebrates the Swedish character Pippi Longstocking with a number of activities March 29,

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    The Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle celebrates the Swedish character Pippi Longstocking with a number of activities March 29,

Breakfast at Pippi Longstocking's: Nordic Heritage Museum celebrates the Swedish character with a Swedish pancake breakfast at 10 a.m. March 29 at the museum, 3014 NW 67th St. Music and crafts are planned. Families are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character from the Pippi stories. At noon, the museum plans to show the movie "Pippi on the Run" starring Inger Nilsson. Breakfast is $6 or $4 for children ages 5-12. The movie is $5 for adults and $4 for children. More information is at
Seattle Center's French Festival: A celebration of French-speaking cultures on March 23 at the Seattle Center. The celebration offers Francophone products, cooking demonstrations, children's games and sports competitions, live entertainment, theater and hands-on workshops. More information is at
"Odysseo" By Cavalia: The Montreal-based company brings its show, featuring 67 horses and 48 performers doing equestrian and performing arts through April 6, to the big-top tent at Marymoor Park, 6046 Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond. To learn more about tickets, times and dates, call 866-999-8111 or go to
"Over the Rainbow and Under the Sea": Monroe Community Concert Band's free family concert; 2 p.m. March 23, 639 W. Main St., Monroe. Music from many children's musicals. Donations accepted for Seattle Children's Hospital.
Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater: Open microphone for all ages beginning at 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Performer sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $3 performers, $5 audience. Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412;
Children's Concert at McCaw Hall: A free matinee concert by Seattle Men's Chorus, Seattle Women's Chorus, Village Theatre's KidStage, Book-It Theatre, Diverse Harmony and Captain Smartypants; 2 p.m. March 29, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle Center. Reserve tickets at 206-388-1400.
"Godspell": Village Theatre KidStage presents the musical April 11 through 20, Second Stage, 2710 Wetmore Ave. For tickets, call 425-257-8600.
"The Boy at the Edge of Everything": Seattle Children's Theatre; through April 6; 201 Thomas St., Seattle Center. Tickets run $20 to $36. Call 206-441-3322 or go to Recommended for ages 8 and older. The play tells the story of an overscheduled schoolboy whose desire for a quiet space to call his own leads him into a great adventure. His hero's journey goes from Earth to the Edge of Everything and Nothing. The play touches on themes from outer and inner space, time travel and time management, and sensitively explores friendship, family and the meaning of brotherhood.
Imagine Children's Museum: 1502 Wall St., Everett; phone 425-258-1006; 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;
"Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time": Explore the Mesozoic Era (248 million 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; 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 cell phones. 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 more information.
Woodland Park Zoo: The zoological gardens are open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at two entrances, Fremont Avenue and 50th Street or Phinney Avenue and 55th Street, Seattle. For information, call 206-548-2500 or go to
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 or by phone at 866-332-8499.
Stars on Ice 2014 Tour: 4 p.m. May 18, KeyArena, Seattle Center. Tickets start at $25 and are available at, the KeyArena box office, Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Snohomish County Children's Choir: Open to all kids of all ages, the choir is enrolling new members. More information is available at Rehearsals are weekly at the Everett Music Hall in the Everett Mall.
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