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Published: Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

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  • The Whidbey Children's Theater presents “Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.,” April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27.

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    The Whidbey Children's Theater presents “Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.,” April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27.

Events
First Responders Family Night: All Oso mudslide first responders and their families are welcome to attend a free event, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 25 at Imagine Children's Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett. The free evening also is sponsored by the Children's Museum of Skagit County. More information is at 425-258-1006.
Robots: Imagine Children's Museum welcomes the Cascade, Glacier Peak and Lynnwood high school robotics clubs for a special event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 at the museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett. Imagine's very own Dr. Science will once again inspire young children and adults about the fascinating world of robotics engineering. Families are invited to participate in constructing the robotic equivalent of a functional human hand. Young scientists will bring robotic hands to life by creating a mechanism that simulates the tendons in human fingers. Free with regular admission.
Theater
"Godspell": Village Theatre KidStage presents the musical "Godspell" through April 19, Second Stage, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. For tickets, call 425-257-8600. The updated, upbeat retelling of the gospel of Matthew has a new score by Stephen Schwartz, as well as all the old favorite songs.
"Splat the Cat": The Village Theatre Pied Piper series presents the musical at 2 p.m. May 4 at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., with a special sensory friendly performance at 4 p.m. that day sponsored by the Nysether Family Foundation. For tickets, call 425-257-8600.
"Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.": The Whidbey Children's Theater features island children in the fifth through 10th grades; 7:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 25 and 26 and 2 p.m. April 20 and 27; Whidbey Children's Theater, 723 Camano Ave. Langley, next to Langley Middle School. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students. For tickets go to www.whidbeychildrenstheater.org or call 360-221-8707.
"Snow White": Studio East and StoryBook Theater present the fairy tale for families with children ages 3 to 10; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 11, PUD auditorium, 2320 Calif. St. Tickets are $10 for all but infants and can be purchased at www.storybooktheater.org.
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.
Music
Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater: The Cyndi Soup Show, including puppet pals Gus Puppy and Rustle Crow, offers lots of music, sing-alongs and stories, 10 a.m. April 25 and 26. Tickets are $5 at the door or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. This performance is 50 minutes. Call 360-568-9412 to reserve space for groups of 10 or more. 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; thumbnailtheater.com.
Events
Vintage Fashion Exhibit: The Stanwood Area Historical Society holds its annual spring tea at 1 p.m. April 26, Floyd Norgaard Center, 27130 102nd Ave., Stanwood. Penny Buse plans to talk about "Remarkable Women of the Past." Dress up, wear your favorite hat and enjoy tea and the museum's extensive collection of women's fashion. Tickets are $15 each and reservations are required. Call 360-629-6110. More information is at www.sahs-fncc.org.
"Introduction to Gardening for Kids": Edmonds Floretum Garden Club hosts a workshop for children from 10 a.m. to noon April 19, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. Kids will learn about planting seeds and garden basics. Everyone gets to plant something to take home. Also sponsored by the Edmonds Parks and Recreation Department and Farmer Frog. Register by calling 425-774-4991.
Everett Eagles skating exhibition: Roller Figure Skating, 4:30 p.m. April 24, Everett Skate Deck, 9700 19th Ave. SE, Everett.
Exhibits
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; imaginecm.org. Check online for spring break camps.
"Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time": Explore the Mesozoic Era (248 million to 65 million years ago) through eight robotic dinosaurs that move and roar. 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. 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 www.zoo.org.
Tickets on sale
Stars on Ice 2014 Tour: 4 p.m. May 18, KeyArena, Seattle Center. Tickets start at $25 and are available at www.starsonice.com, the KeyArena box office, Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Billboard
Snohomish County Children's Choir: Open to all kids of all ages, the choir is enrolling new members. More information is available at www.snohomishcountychildrenschoir.com. Rehearsals are weekly at the Everett Music Hall in the Everett Mall.
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org. Go to the website to learn about classes for kids and teens in April.
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