Family Fun Calendar


First Responders Family Night: All Oso mudslide first responders and their families are welcome to attend a free event, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 25 at Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett. The free evening also is sponsored by the Children’s Museum of Skagit County. More information is at 425-258-1006.

Hibulb Powwow: Everett Community College hosts its 22nd annual Hibulb Powwow, “Keeping the Traditions Alive,” on May 10 at the Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St., Everett. The powwow features traditional American Indian dancing, drumming, singing, arts and crafts. Grand entries are at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The powwow is free and open to the public. The event also features a kids’ corner for crafts, a tiny tots dance, a raffle and vendors offering arts, crafts and concessions.

National Train Day: Swamp Creek &Western Railroad Association of Edmonds hosts an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 at the Edmonds Amtrak Depot baggage room, 210 Railroad St. Model trains will operate across a layout that features 400 feet of HO scale track that passes through miniature towns and detailed scenery as it follows an actual surveyed route over White Pass. The event is free. Parents must accompany children.

Everett Rock &Gem Club: The nonprofit educational and recreational group for rockhounds celebrates its 75th anniversary during its 2014 Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 at the Everett Community College Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St., Everett. Admission is free. See exhibits of crystals, minerals, beads, pearls, fossils, exotic shells, polished decorative stone artwork and handcrafted silver jewelry. Lapidary artists will demonstrate gemstone faceting, intarsia, wire wrapping, silversmithing, and stone shaping and polishing techniques. Maps of collecting and digging sites in the state will be available. Activity area for youth under age 18, and every kid gets a free polished rock. Door prizes, silent auction, class information, gemstone identification and more round out the event. More information is at or Fritz Mack at 425-232-0809.


Sesame Street Live: The show “Make a New Friend” is 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 2; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 3; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. May 4 at Comcast Arena, Hewitt and Broadway, Everett. Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities. Sesame Street Live productions feature timeless tunes and lessons for all ages. Tickets, $16 and $23 are on sale at Comcast Arena’s box office, online at or by phone at 866-332-8499.

“Splat the Cat”: The Village Theatre Pied Piper series presents the musical at 2 p.m. May 4 at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., with a special sensory friendly performance at 4 p.m. that day sponsored by the Nysether Family Foundation. For tickets, call 425-257-8600.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.”: The Whidbey Children’s Theater features island children in the fifth through 10th grades; 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26 and 2 p.m. April 27; Whidbey Children’s Theater, 723 Camano Ave. Langley, next to Langley Middle School. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students. For tickets go to or call 360-221-8707.

“Snow White”: Studio East and StoryBook Theater present the fairy tale for families with children ages 3 to 10; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 11, PUD auditorium, 2320 Calif. St. Tickets are $10 for all but infants and can be purchased at


Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater: “The Cyndi Soup Show,” including puppet pals Gus Puppy and Rustle Crow, offers lots of music, sing-alongs and stories, 10 a.m. April 25 and 26. Tickets are $5 at the door or online at Doors open 30 minutes before show time. This performance is 50 minutes. Call 360-568-9412 to reserve space for groups of 10 or more. 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. Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412;


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; Check online for spring break camps.

“Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time”: Explore the Mesozoic Era (248 million to 65 million years ago) through eight robotic dinosaurs that move and roar. Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; Admission is $18 general, $16 seniors, $13 for kids 6 to 15, $10 for children 3 to 5.

Western Heritage Center: An interactive museum of mining, logging, agriculture, transportation, construction and wildlife. 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

Tickets on sale

Stars on Ice 2014 Tour: 4 p.m. May 18, KeyArena, Seattle Center. Tickets start at $25 and are available at, the KeyArena box office, Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.


Snohomish County Children’s Choir: Open to all kids of all ages, the choir is enrolling new members. More information is available at Rehearsals are weekly at the Everett Music Hall in the Everett Mall.

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

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