Family fun calendar


“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. 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


Stillaguamish Festival of the River: The New Old Time Chautauqua stages its vaudeville show at this year’s festival, bringing music, juggling, magic, acrobatics, poetry, hula hooping and comedy to the Trout Stage, at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 12. The NOTC also offers workshops throughout the festival for visitors to learn to juggle, perform magic, hula hoop, do acrobatics, throw knots and learn the tricks of the trade of a circus performer. The 23rd annual festival also offers live music on two stages, a public pow wow, a traditional alder salmon bake, children’s storytelling, a Pacific Science Center show, a climbing wall, a logging show, volleyball and badminton; gates open at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 and 10 a.m. Aug. 11 and 12, River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Road, Arlington; Free; $5 parking per day.

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; 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 along Third Street, east of State Avenue in downtown Marysville; 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. 12, The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville. Registration is required at 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 be open for walk-on tours 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at Anthony’s Homeport restaurant, 1726 W. Marine View Drive, Everett. 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.

Guided Future of Flight Aviation Center Gallery Tours: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays to Sept. 20 at The Future of Flight, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo. These are 90-minute detailed, guided tours of the center’s aviation gallery and its exhibits. Admission for the guided tour is included in the regular ticket price of $20 and $14. For more information, call Ed Kaplanian at 425-438-8100, ext. 229.

Island County

The 2012 Collector’s Car Show: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 11at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Classic cars, live entertainment, and a children’s area along with an outdoor market stocked with gift items; beverages and lunch available for purchase. Admission is free; or 360-387-0222.


Tutankhamun: The Golden King and The Great Pharaohs: The exhibition features more than 100 objects from King Tut’s tomb and ancient sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. Many of these objects have never toured in the United States before this exhibit. Come face-to-face with the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed — a 10-foot statue of the pharaoh; to Jan. 6 at Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle. Admission is $27.50, $24.50, $16.50 and $15.50. Call 206-443-2001,

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