Family fun calendar


Snohomish County

13th annual Cruzin’ to Colby Car Show: 1 to 5:30 p.m. May 27 and 28 in downtown Everett core. Open to first 400 cars to register; public dance 6 to 10 p.m. at The Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St., Everett. Cost is $5. Featuring the Wright Brothers Band. Show and Shine, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28; Wright Brothers Band from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Danny Vernon Illusions of Elvis from 1 to 3 p.m.

Island County

“The Taffetas”: Whidbey Children’s Theater presents “The Taffetas,” done in a musical review style about four sisters in the 1950s living in Muncey, Ind., and hoping to make their television music debut; performances are 7:30 p.m. May 25 and 26, and 2 p.m. May 27 at Whidbey Children’s Theatre, 222 Anthes Ave., Langley. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Call 360-221-2282 or go to

Mayfest 2012: A food and music mixer you can get to by walking on the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry, then walking up the hill two blocks to the Clinton Community Hall where you can enjoy barbecue, and music and dancing with the Cranberry Bog Band and Rural Characters; 5 to 10 p.m. May 26, Clinton Community Hall at Highway 525 and Humphrey Road, Whidbey Island. Tickets at the door are $12; children are half price. Beer and wine sold separately by Diamond Knot Brewery.


“Hungry Planet: What the World Eats”: The Burke will host this weekly event series designed to encourage discussion on how people incorporate food into their lives and cultures, around the world and in our own backyard. Presented in partnership with PCC Natural Markets and other organizations; hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and until 8 p.m. on first Thursdays through June 10 at the Burke Museum, on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student and youths. Free to children 4 and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Call 206-543-5590 or go to

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 Very Hungry Caterpillar &Other Eric Carle Favorites”: The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings puppetry and whimsical music to take kids through the magical library of Eric Carle’s stories. Shows at various times through June 14 at Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St. Tickets are $20 to $36. Call 206-441-3322 or online Ages 2 through 8.

Seattle Children’s Theatre 2012-2013 season:

“Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat”: Sept. 27 through Oct. 28 for all ages;

“Danny, King of the Basement”: Oct. 18 through Nov. 18 for ages 8 and up. Economic hardships and divorce.

“The Wizard of Oz”: Nov. 15 through Jan. 6 for ages 5 and up. Flying monkeys might be scary.

“Dot &Ziggy”: Jan. 15 through Feb. 17 for newborns through age 4. Introduction to interactive theater.

“War Horse”: Feb. 13 through Feb 24 for ages 10 and up. Warfare scenes and lots of emotion.

“The Edge of Peace”: Feb. 28 through March 17 for ages 10 and up. Has multiple story lines and wartime issues.

“Adventures with Spot”: March 21 through April 28 for ages 2 through 7. Simple and colorful.

“Crash”: April 18 through May 19 for ages 8 and up.There is a family medical issue and bullying.


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.

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