Petting zoo, zombies, planes, more weekend fun

Meet the animals: The Animal Farm at Forest Park in Everett opens on Saturday. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 25. Kids (and their adults) can meet sheep, ducks, hens, rabbits and pigs. It’s free, but donations are appreciated. More information is here.

Garden tour: See how homeowners on Camano Island have turned their yards into habitat for wildlife at a free tour on Saturday. Get details in our story here.

Free fly day: The Flying Heritage Collection will show off some of its planes at a free demonstration from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Get the details here.

Carnival: The Smokey Point Carnival is Friday to Sunday in Smokey Point, 172nd St. NE and 51st Ave. NE. Tickets are $19. Learn more here.

Zombies: A release party is Friday for book 3 in the Grace Series, a series about zombies written by Snohomish author M. Lauryl Lewis. The books are set locally, too. The party will have beer, wine and zombie cupcakes. Doors open at 6 p.m. and a reading starts at 7 p.m. at Historic Everett Theatre. Get details here.

Roller derby: Tilted Thunder, banked-track roller derby, has a bout on Saturday at Comcast Arena. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the bout starts at 5 p.m. Get the details here.

Laugh: Three comedians will headline a show at One Eyed Jacks in Lynnwood on Saturday. The show with John Keister, Brooks McBeth and Duane Goad starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Get them here.

Dig Deep: Learn about earthquakes, volcanoes and fossils with the Pacific Science Center at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mountlake Terrace Library. The event is free and meant for kids 5 and older. Get more details here.

Splash: Wakeboard riders will show their stuff on Friday and Saturday at Lake Tye in Monroe. There is also a learn-to-wakeboard clinic on Sunday — make reservations at 206-295-6845. Get more information here.

Salute to Summer: The Hometown Hootenanny will perform songs with a summer feel at a show on Saturday in Everett. Get the details in our story here.

Art and music Art at the Barn is Saturday and Sunday in Oso. The show includes photography, paintings, pottery, glass work, jewelry, basket weaving and woodwork. There will also be plenty of live music. Details are in our story here.

Plan ahead: See more of what’s coming in Splash, our annual guide to summer events.

More things to do: Check out our new, improved calendar for more upcoming events in and around Snohomish County.

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