Family fun calendar


Snohomish County

Evergreen State Fair: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Sept. 2, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 3, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe; arts and crafts, animal barns, carnival, concerts; $8 for adults in advance; $10 at gate; $6 seniors and youth in advance; $7 at gate, free for ages 5 and younger and 90 and older; $8 to $10 one-day parking;

Moonlight Beach Adventure: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Marina Beach, 498 Admiral Way S, Edmonds; visitors participate in an interpretive program and see and touch live creatures; dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Call Edmonds Parks &Recreation 425-771-0230.

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.


“Bubble Fest”: Bubble Fest showcases activities that include bubble arts and crafts, boomerang building, bubble machines, bubble blowing, shaping, popping along with taking a jump into a 20-foot inflatable Foam Pit, full of fluffy, bubbly, kid-friendly foam or staying dry with a relaxing kayak ride around the dinosaurs in the newly remodeled ponds and also learning the science behind all things bubbly. Bubble Fest starts at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 through 26 at 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle, under the Pacific Science Center arches, near the Space Needle. This special event is included with price of general admission: $16 for adults; $11 for youth 6 to 15; $9 for kids 3 to 5 and $14 for seniors 65 and over. Children under three are free. Go to



“Bug Out at the Burke!”: Bug out as thousands of bug specimens are available for viewing at the Burke Museum; get eye-to-eye with giant walking sticks, try some buggy snacks; have a face bug painted; do bug-related crafts and learn about bug-eating plants; special this year are The Bug Chicks, two scientists presenting the diversity of arthropods and inviting visitors to touch, hold and pet the creatures in their Bug Zoo; “Bug Out” is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16, 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. Free to children 4 and under. Call 206-543-5590 or visit

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,


Snohomish County

“Hansel and Gretel”: This adaptation is presented by a new theater troupe, the Blue Stilly Players, which includes some professional level actors under the direction of Sue Weingarten. This play has some audience participation and is written for children and families; 4 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26 at Terrace Park, 809 E Fifth St., Arlington. Free. Go to

The Imagine Inn — The Wazzie Woodle World of Tim Noah: 10 a.m. Aug. 24 and 25 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412; Starring Tim Noah with Gus Puppy and The Thumbs-uppets. Admission $6.

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