Family fun calendar

  • Thu Mar 1st, 2012 8:30am
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Events

Snohomish County

51st annual Coin Show and Sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3, Stanwood Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW, Stanwood; presented by the Stanwood Coin Club this show offers free appraisals, displays, vendors and raffle prizes of gold and silver coins. This is your chance to find a missing state quarter, buffalo nickel or just have questions answered. Refreshments available. For more information email garden2day@frontier.com.

“Berry Good Berries”: 11 a.m. March 10, The Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; Berries are always very, berry good so at this month’s Kids’ Club guests review all the wonderful berries native in the Northwest. Each visitor will also plant a strawberry plant to take home. Registration is required online at www.ThePlantFarm.com/kidsclub.htm or call 360-652-3351. Cost is $5 per child.

Seattle

“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 back yard. 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/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.

“Dino Day: Predators and Prey”: The popular family event returns this year to explore prehistoric predators and their prey. Get an up-close view of the Burke Museum’s paleontology collections and learn who was on the hunt, and who was a tasty dinosaur treat; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3, 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/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under. Call 206-543-5590 or go to www.burkemuseum.org.

Theater

Snohomish County

“The Frog Prince”: Princess Honey starts the New Year in dire need of some help. She has to find a miracle to save the ranch from the clutches of the awful land-grabber, Duke. Instead she finds a very large frog. The frog offers to help, but only in exchange for a promise; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 11, Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. Tickets are $10 for all patrons over 1 year of age. Call 425-820-1800 or go to www.studio-east.org or www.storybooktheater.org.

Seattle

“A Single Shard”: Living under a bridge with his only friend, the crippled Crane Man, 12-year-old orphan Tree Ear seeks a better life for them both in 12th century Korea. After Tree Ear breaks a piece of master potter Min’s work, Min grudgingly allows the boy to help with menial tasks in repayment, but never permits Tree Ear to try his hand at pottery. When the Emperor requests a sample of Min’s exquisite pottery, Tree Ear volunteers to embark on the dangerous journey in hope of earning the master potter’s respect. Shows at various times through March 18 at Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St.; 206-441-3322; www.sct.org/Index.aspx. Ages 8 and older.

Billboard

M-DOG’s sixth annual Poochapalooza July 14 is accepting applications for vendors. The hours this year are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To apply, go to www.poochapalooza.org or call 360- 651-0633. Dog activities all day; pet contests, flyball, rescue groups, pie eating contest, Red Carpet dog show and live music.