Weekend fun: Metal opera, free helmets, kids events

Old gold: The Everett Coin Club’s annual coin and stamp show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 12810 35th Ave. SE, Everett. See U.S. and world coins, stamps, books and jewelry, and it costs no coins to get in.

Artful event: Get a jump on your holiday shopping at a gift show featuring works from 30 local artists in Edmonds showing pottery, woodworking, jewelry and fiber arts, along with specialty chocolates, local honey and other gourmet treats. It’s from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Artworks Building, 201 Second Ave. S. Call 425-743-4876. There are a number of other bazaars and holiday shopping events this weekend. Check out a list on the Snohomish County tourism site here.

Helmet heads: Seattle Children’s Hospital offers a free ski helmet fitting and giveaway for kids ages 4 to 18. It’s from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. One helmet per child and wearers must be present to be fitted. First come, first served as quantities are limited.

‘Games’ games: Two Sno-Isle libraries, Darrington and Marysville, are pumping up the hype for “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which opens Nov. 22. Teens can play games and win prizes, including tickets to the movie. Head to the Darrington library, 1005 Cascade St., (360-436-1600), between 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday, and Marysville, 6120 Grove St. (360-658-5000), from 7 to 10 p.m. also on Saturday.

Good garbage: Smaller children can spend some time Saturday at the Snohomish Library’s Artycycle! Crafternoon. All ages welcome to grab a mystery bag and create original artworks from recycled materials. It takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library, 311 Maple Ave.

Metal and opera: Check out a performance of a heavy metal opera (yes, you read that right) at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It’s at the Historic Everett Theatre. Get more info here.

For kids: Admission is free from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday night at Imagine Children’s Museum. Get more info here.

Hockey: The Silvertips are in town. They play at 7:35 p.m. on Friday and 7:05 on Saturday. Get tickets here.

Step up: Help the Cascade High School bands and color guard earn new uniforms, buy instruments and pay for travel expenses at a Fall Gift Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the high school cafeteria, 801 E. Casino Road, Everett.

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