FUN & GAMES
Native Culture Night: Skykomish Valley Indian Education families invite the community to join them for an Evening of Native Culture and Silent Auction. The free event at Monroe High School Performing Arts Center, 17001 Tester Road, is at 7 p.m. on March 24. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Featuring a silent auction, live music, a pow wow and storytelling. Call 360-804-3353.
Village Pied Piper: Village Theater hosts “Pete the Cat,” noon and 2 p.m. March 18, at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett. When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners. Recommended for children ages 3-10. The noon show is a free sensory-friendly performance for families with children on the Autism spectrum. Tickets for the 2 p.m. show are $15. Call 425-257-8600 or go to www.villagepiedpiper.org.
“Petra and the Wolf”: 11 a.m. March 24, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $10 or $5 for teens. This original work for young audiences is inspired by the classic Peter and the Wolf, tells the story of Petra, the granddaughter of the fabled Peter, and features captivating large-scale puppetry with a wonderful instrumental score. Call 425-275-9595 or go to www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater: The Thumb hosts Crackpot Comedy Cavalcade 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 21 at the theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Interactive, family-friendly sketch and improv. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children. More at www.thumbnailtheater.org.
MUSEUMS & ART
Art contest: Calling all artists. Show how much you love Snohomish County in paint, chalk or pencil. You can win $1,000. The poster art contest is sponsored by Providence Institute for a Healthier Community for their annual “Edge of Amazing” event. The contest is open to artists of any age. Artists are not required to live in Snohomish County, but artwork needs to represent a county location and support the notion to make this beautiful place an even healthier place. Last year’s winner was an Everett sidewalk scene. Deadline to enter is March 30. A winner will be selected by April 6. More at www.EdgeOfAmazing.org.
Imagine Children’s Museum: 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 are free admission nights. Play indoors from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at no cost. More at imaginecm.org or 425-258-1006.
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. The Schack hosts Teen Nights, free monthly events where teens learn new art techniques while creating up to four art projects. Upcoming nights are March 15, April 19 and May 10. Go to www.schack.org to learn more.
Paine Field: The Snohomish County Airport is home to several aviation attractions, including the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour, Historic Flight Foundation and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center. Find information at www.painefield.com/9/Visiting.
Museum of Pop Culture: The museum (formerly EMP) at the Seattle Center, 325 Fifth Ave. N., has current exhibits about science fiction and fantasy, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, “Star Trek,” indie games, the Seattle Seahawks, horror films and more. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More at www.mopop.org. Featured is the Jim Henson Exhibition — Imagination Unlimited.
MOHAI: The Museum of History & Industry is at 860 Terry Ave., at the south end of Lake Union, Seattle. The It’s Raining Cats and Dogs exhibit, which runs through May 31, takes a closer look at the history of Puget Sound through the stories of cats and dogs. More information is available at mohai.org.
Hibulb Cultural Center: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. weekends. Free first Thursdays until 8 p.m.; 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2635; www.hibulbculturalcenter.org. The exhibit Tulalip Indian Fair chronicles the fair, which was held annually from 1915-1927. These agricultural fairs were another way that the federal government tried to assimilate regional tribes, with the goal of training people to be farmers — replacing the traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle. During these fair years, Tulalip people emphasized their Native handicrafts.
GO SEE DO
The Reptile Zoo: 22715 U.S. 2, east of Monroe. Get hands-on with lizards, snakes, an albino alligator and other reptiles. More information at www.thereptilezoo.org.
Woodland Park Zoo: 5500 Phinney Ave. N. More at www.zoo.org. The zoo’s WildLights are on from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, except for Dec. 24-25. Admission is $9.95 for teens and adults, $7.95 for children and free for toddlers. Enter through west entrance on Phinney Avenue N. Parking $6.
Seattle Aquarium: March is for Members at the aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Members-only events this month include Movie Night featuring “Toy Story,” 9 a.m. openings March 17-18 and March 24-25 and a Night Out where members 21 and older can explore afterhours. For a schedule of activities, go to www.seattleaquarium.org.
Whale watching: Island Adventures three-hour tours depart from Everett starting in March. Tours also leave from La Conner, Anacortes and Port Angeles; months vary. More at www.island-adventures.com.
Free park-ing: The next Washington State Parks free day is March 19, State Parks’ 105th birthday. Others are April 14, Spring day; April 22, Earth Day; June 2, National Trails Day; June 9, National Get Outdoors Day; June 10, Fishing Day; Aug. 25, National Park Service 102nd Birthday; Sept. 29, National Public Lands Day; Nov. 11, Veterans Day; and Nov. 23, Autumn day. There are 12 free days in 2018. More at www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
Kids in the Snow: A 90-minute outing that jump-starts participants on their way to earn a Junior Snow Ranger badge at Snoqualmie Pass, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays through March 24. Identify tracks, learn about exploring nature in winter, and climb into an igloo (snowpack permitting). Discover which animals live nearby that turn white in winter, sleep the winter away, burrow and live entirely under the snow and those that can freeze themselves nearly solid right through until the spring melt. Kid-size snowshoes are available. Suggested donation of $15 for adults and $10 for ages 16 and under. Call 425-434-6111.
FAST & COOL
High Trek Adventures: An aerial ropes course and zip lines at Paine Field Community Park, 11928 Beverly Park Road, Everett. Three levels of difficulty with 60 different obstacles. Longest zip line travels 250 feet. For ages 4 and up. More at www.hightrekeverett.com.
Angel of the Winds Community Ice Rink: Skate on an NHL regulation ice sheet. Cheap skate times are 6 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Sunday, and open to skaters of all skill levels and interests. Group rates and punch cards available. Military discount is $1 off admission price. The ice rink is adjacent to the main Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Suite 200, Everett. Call 425-322-2653 or go to www.angelofthewindsarena.com.
Lynnwood Ice Center: Public ice skating sessions are offered at various times seven days a week at the ice skating rink, 19803 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Call 425-640-9999. More at lynnwoodicecenter.com.
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