Family Fun calendar

Music

Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater: Open microphone for all ages beginning at 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Performer sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $3 performers, $5 audience at 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412; thumbnailtheater.com.

Stage

Seattle Children’s Theatre: Tickets are on sale for the 2014-15 season, which includes “The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi” on Sept. 25 through Nov. 9, “Dick Whittington and His Cat” on Nov. 13 through Dec. 21, “Mwindo” on Jan. 22 through Feb. 15, “Goodnight Moon” on March 5 through April 19 and “Robin Hood” on April 16 through May 17, all at the Seattle Center. Call the box office at 206-441-3322. More information is at www.sct.org.

Outdoors

Jetty Island Days: Through Sept. 1, take the foot ferry to Jetty Island, the sandy man-made beach off the Everett waterfront. Ferry runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Passes are a suggested donation of $2 for adults and $1 for children. Get the passes at Marine Park boat launch, 10th Street and W. Marine View Drive, Everett. Return passes are available on the island. No lifeguards. Pack food and water, sunscreen, shoes and changes of clothing. Learn more about Jetty Island Days special events, camps and cruises at www.everettwa.org/parks.

Forest Park: Everett’s crown jewel public park, just off Mukilteo Boulevard, offers its annual animal farm, open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Aug. 24. See baby goats, sheep, alpacas, an albino turkey, ducks, geese, hens, rabbits, pigs and horses.

Moonlight Beach Adventure: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Marina Beach, 650 Admiral Way S., Edmonds. Look at sea creatures brought to shore by volunteer scuba divers. Bring a flashlight. Free. More information at www.edmondswa.gov.

Free Day at State Parks: Aug. 25 is a state parks “free day.” Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks in honor of the birthday of the National Park Service. The next free days are Sept. 27, in recognition of National Public Lands Day and Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. The Discover Pass costs $30 for a year or $10 for one day.

Events

Sauk-Suiattle’s 2014 PowWow: The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe’s annual “Celebration Of Generations” is Aug. 22 through 24 at the reservation, located northeast of Darrington on Highway 530. See dancers from throughout the Northwest, enjoy food and a vending mall.

EXHIBITS

Imagine Children’s Museum: 1502 Wall St., Everett; phone 425-258-1006; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Each third Friday of the month is the museum’s Free Friday Night Live. Play indoors with the kids from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at no cost; imaginecm.org. Check online for summer camps.

Western Heritage Center: An interactive museum of mining, logging, agriculture, transportation, construction and wildlife. Kids will be entertained by noisy machinery, including an 1880s-era drill press powered by giant belts tied to a waterwheel outside the building. This exhibit shows how creative people had to be to survive without TV and cellphones. Seed drills, drag saws, potato diggers, gas pumps, vintage John Deere tractors, and more showcase the history of Snohomish County. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday on the east side of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Call 425-232-3493 for more information.

Woodland Park Zoo: The zoological gardens are open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at two entrances, Fremont Avenue and 50th Street or Phinney Avenue and 55th Street, Seattle. For information, call 206-548-2500 or go to www.zoo.org.

BILLBOARD

Red Curtain: An exciting lineup of performing arts classes for all ages. A complete list of offerings and registration information is available at www.redcurtainfoundation.org.

Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org. Go to the website to learn about classes for kids and teens.

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