Birds on parade: The Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival is Saturday and Sunday in and around Stanwood and Camano Island with free talks, walks, bus tours and activities for kids. Head to the headquarters, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Get more info in our story here.
Treasure hunt: While you’re in the Stanwood area go hunting for a “clue ball” at the Great Northwest Glass Quest on Saturday and Sunday. Pick up a brochure at A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st NW, Stanwood, and head out to hunt. If you find one of the plastic balls return it to the location found inside the ball and you’ll receive a limited edition glass art ball. For more info, go here.
A sweet show: “I Love to Dance: A studio performance of original and solo works” will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at The Dance School of Everett in the former Betty Spooner ballet studio, upstairs at 2821 Rockefeller Ave. You can see the hourlong performances for a suggested donation of $5 that includes dessert. Call 425-259-6861 to reserve a seat. Get more info in our story here.
Films: The Everett Film Festival is Friday and Saturday at the Everett Performing Arts Center. The festival initially was considered a women’s festival. Though it continues to celebrate the strength, humor and diversity of women through film, it now has a wider view and welcomes men and women to submit their films. Get the details in our story here.
Author: Hear Maria Semple, author of “Where’d You Go Bernadette,” speak at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. The book is an Everett Reads book pick.
Got a clue? Get one in Langley for the 30th annual Mystery Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The plot? A handsome stranger turns up dead after claiming to be the long-lost heir to a Whidbey estate. Pick up a map and ticket at the Langley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at 208 Anthes St. The Coroner’s Report will be given at 1 p.m. Saturday and the solution will be announced and prizes awarded at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Langley Middle School’s auditorium. Get more info here.
Symphony for kids: The Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s annual children’s concert, “Paddington Bear’s First Concert,” is at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. Call 425-275-9595 for tickets. Cellist Stephen Leou, 11, will perform the 1st movement of Haydn’s C Major Cello Concerto. Children also can enjoy the “instrument petting zoo” in the lobby beginning at 2 p.m., where they can test out various instruments.
Author: Bill Dietrich, an author who focuses on environmental issues, will speak about forest concerns at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rockport State Park, 51095 Highway 20, Rockport. The talk will be followed by a guided tour of the park’s trails.
Kids snowboarding: Kids between 3 and 6 years old can try out snowboarding on Saturday and Sunday at Stevens Pass. The boards and the terrain are designed for young kids. Get more info here.
Zeros: The Flying Heritage Collection in Everett will officially open a new display to the public Friday. The collection will have three Japanese Zeros on display. One is in flying condition while two are still undergoing restoration. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get more info here.
More planes: Learn about the aviation history of Troy, Ohio, and the Waco Aircraft Company and its history of producing excellent wood and fabric aircraft parts. The talk is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Flying Heritage Collection. Get more info here.
Gardening: Learn pruning tips, with a focus on fruit plants and flowering shrubs, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Coldwell Banker Bain’s meeting room, 108 Fifth Ave., Edmonds. The event is presented by the Edmonds Floretum Garden Club. Everyone is invited to attend the event. It’s free, although donations are welcome. Call 425-774-4991 with questions.
Service: Historian and actress Tames Alan will appear in a free program at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Alan will reveal the colorful culture of servants at Edwardian estates like Downton Abbey. Get more info here.