Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater: 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412. Crackpot Comedy Cavalcade: March 3, $10 adults, $5 children. More at www.thumbnailtheater.org.
“Petra and the Wolf”: 11 a.m. March 24, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $10. Call 425-275-9595 or go to www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
Whale watching: Island Adventures three-hour tours depart from Everett starting in March. Tours also leave from La Conner, Anacortes and Port Angeles; months vary. More at www.island-adventures.com.
Holi celebration: The Festival of Colors, noon to 4 p.m. March 11, Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Road, Issaquah. Family-friendly play with colored powders, a disc jockey with Bollywood music, vegetarian food and traditional Indian music and dance. Holi is known as the Festival of Colors or the Festival of Love. Each year, in India, Holi is celebrated with great enthusiasm. This carnival of colors is a special time, when participants of all ages, genders, classes and castes play, chase and spray each other with colored powders and water. The Hindu celebration has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, and it has been enthusiastically adopted in the United States. Tickets are $20; $15 for children ages 3 to 12. Includes an Indian vegetarian meal and colored powder. A Discover Pass is required for those attending the festival by vehicle. Sponsored by Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program. More at www.parks.state.wa.us.
Free park-ing: The next Washington State Parks free day is March 19, State Parks’ 105th birthday. Others are April 14, Spring day; April 22, Earth Day; June 2, National Trails Day; June 9, National Get Outdoors Day; June 10, Fishing Day; Aug. 25, National Park Service 102nd Birthday; Sept. 29, National Public Lands Day; Nov. 11, Veterans Day; and Nov. 23, Autumn day. There are 12 free days in 2018. More at www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
Kids in the Snow: A 90-minute outing that jump-starts participants on their way to earn a Junior Snow Ranger badge at Snoqualmie Pass, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays through March 24. Identify tracks, learn about exploring nature in winter, and climb into an igloo (snowpack permitting). Discover which animals live nearby that turn white in winter, sleep the winter away, burrow and live entirely under the snow and those that can freeze themselves nearly solid right through until the spring melt. Kid-size snowshoes are available. Suggested donation of $15 for adults and $10 for ages 16 and under. Call 425-434-6111.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Art contest: Calling all artists. Show how much you love Snohomish County in paint, chalk or pencil. You can win $1,000. The poster art contest is sponsored by Providence Institute for a Healthier Community for their annual “Edge of Amazing” event. The contest is open to artists of any age. Artists are not required to live in Snohomish County, but artwork needs to represent a county location and support the notion to make this beautiful place an even healthier place. Last year’s winner was an Everett sidewalk scene. Deadline to enter is March 30. A winner will be selected by April 6. More at www.EdgeOfAmazing.org.
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. Teen Nights are free monthly events where teens learn new art techniques while creating up to four art projects. Upcoming nights are March 15, April 19 and May 10. Go to www.schack.org to learn more.
Imagine Children’s Museum: Hours are 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. More at imaginecm.org or 425-258-1006.
Museum of Pop Culture: The museum (formerly EMP) at the Seattle Center, 325 Fifth Ave. N., has current exhibits about science fiction and fantasy, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, “Star Trek,” indie games, the Seattle Seahawks, horror films and more. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More at www.mopop.org. Featured is the Jim Henson Exhibition — Imagination Unlimited.
MOHAI: The Museum of History & Industry is at 860 Terry Ave., at the south end of Lake Union, Seattle. The It’s Raining Cats and Dogs exhibit, which runs through May 31, takes a closer look at the history of Puget Sound through the stories of cats and dogs. More information is available at mohai.org.
Hibulb Cultural Center: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. weekends. Free first Thursdays until 8 p.m.; 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2635; www.hibulbculturalcenter.org.
Paine Field: The Snohomish County Airport is home to several aviation attractions, including the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour, Historic Flight Foundation and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center. Find information at www.painefield.com/9/Visiting.
The Reptile Zoo: 22715 U.S. 2, east of Monroe. Get hands-on with lizards, snakes, an albino alligator and other reptiles. More information at www.thereptilezoo.org.
FAST & COOL
Angel of the Winds Community Ice Rink: Skate on an NHL regulation ice sheet. Cheap skate times are 6 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Sunday, and open to skaters of all skill levels and interests. Group rates and punch cards available. Military discount is $1 off admission price. The ice rink is adjacent to the main Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Suite 200, Everett. Call 425-322-2653 or go to www.angelofthewindsarena.com.
Lynnwood Ice Center: Public ice skating sessions are offered at various times seven days a week at the ice skating rink, 19803 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Call 425-640-9999. More at lynnwoodicecenter.com.
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