Family fun calendar


Snohomish County

Nubian Jam: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 28 at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett; celebration of African American culture with speakers, live performances and vendors; free;

Sand Sculpting Contest: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 2, Marina Beach, 498 Admiral Way S., Edmonds. Form a team or build on your own in this free, amateur contest open to all ages; judging at noon and awards at 12:30 p.m. Bring buckets and shovels. Call Edmonds Parks &Recreation, 425-771-0230.

Awesome August Kids Days and Preschool Fair: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; or call 425-483-2250; childcare providers from all around the Northshore area do crafts, demos and activities for kids, as well as share information for parents and families looking for the right placement for their children; train and pony rides, caricature artists, face painting, entertainment and more.

“Storytime LIVE!”: Storytime is made even more exciting with a visit from Curious George; 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at Kiddie Academy of Bothell, 22703 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. Free. Registration is encouraged at For more information call Steve Ahrens 425-485-7200 or

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. 11*, The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville. Registration is required at or call 360-652-3351; $5 per child.

Moonlight Beach Adventure: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Marina Beach, 498 Admiral Way S., Edmonds.; visitors participate in an interpretive program and see and touch live creatures; dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Call Edmonds Parks &Recreation 425-771-0230.

Vintage Aircraft Day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 1, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo. Family-Friendly Festival with 50 vintage aircraft on display and most will give demonstration flights; also featuring Jessica Cox sharing her story of earning a pilot’s license despite being born without arms; also WW II re-enactors, live music, military vehicle encampment and food vendors; $10 for adults, $5 for children, up to a maximum of $25 for a family. For more information go to, or call 425-348-3200.

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.


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,

Seattle Center Festál: BrasilFest: noon to 5 p.m., Aug. 5, at Seattle Center Armory/Center House and Mural Amphitheatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Visitors explore the culture of Brazil and experience Carnaval, march in a parade, see giant puppets, dance and sing; BrasilFest will exhibit two 18-foot tall dolls at the Armory. For more information call 206-684-7200 or go to


Snohomish County

“Urinetown”: Village Theatre’s Kidstage Summer Independent Production presents this satirical musical about a time in the future when a terrible water shortage has occurred and the government has enforced a ban on private toilets; runs through July 28 at the new Second Stage Theatre, 2730 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets are $14 and $12. Call 425-257-8600 or go to

The Imagine Inn: Starring Tim Noah and Cyndi Soup with Gus Puppy and puppet friends, 10 a.m. July 27 and 28 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Call 360-568-9412 or go to Admission $6.

Tim Noah Live: 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 2 at Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake, 11405 Silver Lake Road, Everett. Free. Go to

“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. July 31, Aug. 2, 6, 8 and 9 at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; Aug. 1, 7, 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


The Blue Stilly Players of Arlington Presents: Casting Call for “Hansel and Gretel,” to be performed in Arlington Terrace Park, Aug. 25 and encore performance at the Boys &Girls Club in Arlington. Play calls for three males and three females, late teens to youthful middle age. Rehearsals in June, July and August in Arlington in the evening at the Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington. Contact: Bridget Clawson 360-435-6223 or or

* Correction, August 10, 2012: This article originally listed an incorrect date for this event.

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