Family fun calendar

  • Thu Jun 28th, 2012 8:49am
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Snohomish County

Run of the Mill 5K: A Mill Creek race/walk on July 7. Packet pick-up begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $25 per adult; kids and students get a discount. Race participants should register online at by June 30; online registration closes at midnight July 4.

Kids Club: Chalk Pots: 11 a.m. July 14, The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; get creative with clay pots by painting them with chalkboard paint and when they dry decorate — and redecorate — with colorful chalk. Registration is required; online at or call 360- 652-3351. Cost:$5 per child.


Festival Sundiata — African-American Festival: noon to 8 p.m. June 30 through July 1 in the Armory/Center House and Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Free. Explores the cultural roots and influences of African-Americans in the region with live performances, cultural displays, hands-on activities, foods and fashion. For more information call 206-684-7200 or go to


Snohomish County

Welcome to The Imagine Inn!: 10 a.m. June 29 and 30, Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; join Tim Noah, Cyndi Soup, Gus Puppy, Mortimer Mouse and the Adventure Crew for an hour of songs, sing-alongs, puppetry, storytelling, dancing and lots of interractive play. For more information call 360-568-9412 or go to

Island County

“Comedy, Canapes, Magic &More!”: “JR” Russell, a retired Navy captain, performs magic, a silent auction, canapes to munch on and comedy from the Whidbey Improv Team are part of this event supporting the prevention of underage drinking; 6:30 p.m. June 30 at The Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midvale Blvd., Oak Harbor. Tickets are $17.50. Call 360-672-8219. For more information go to

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”: This retelling is derived from a Broadway play and brings this classic Brothers’ Grimm fairy tale to life with music; nine performances over three weekends beginning 7:30 p.m. June 29 through July 14, Whidbey Children’s Theater, 222 Anthes Ave., Langley. Tickets are $12, $10 and $8; family shows June 30 and July 12 when all tickets are $8. Call 360-221-2282 or email


Snohomish County

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,


The Blue Stilly Players of Arlington Presents: Casting Call for “Hansel and Gretel,” to be performed in Arlington Terrace Park on 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

The 2012 Summer Parade: Stanwood Camano Rotary Club is busy planning the 2012 Summer Parade and is looking for businesses, clubs, teams and organizations who want to celebrate volunteers. Deadline for entry into the parade is July 20. Contact Terry Robertson at or call 360-510-2083 for application materials, indicating whether you would like the general or the school scholarship application.

Pet event: Vendor applications are being accepted for the sixth annual Poochapalooza in Marysville. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14 at Strawberry Fields Athletic Park, 6100 152nd St. NE, Marysville. To apply go to or call 360- 651-0633. All-day activities include pet contests, flyball, rescue groups, the Red Carpet dog show and live music.