Weekend to-do list: Dancing men and buried treasure

  • Wed Dec 31st, 2014 4:06pm
  • Life

Herald staff

Men with sticks: The Mossyback Morris Men perform their ancient-style dance at 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at the main branch of the Everett Public Library. The team of about 15 have danced since 1980 at various fairs and festivals. The event is free. See our story for more information.

Treasure hunt: Search for glass sea floats on Whidbey Island at 11 a.m. Saturday at Langley’s Seawall Park, off First Street. Glass artist Callahan McVay has created blown glass sea floats that will be hidden near the waterfront. Once the ribbon is dropped, scramble around and you might go home with your own glass treasure. For more information, call 360-221-1242 or go to www.callahansfirehouse.com.

Winter walk: Join Friends of Camano Island Parks members on a guided community walk through Cama Beach State Park beginning at 9:50 a.m. Saturday. The approximately two-hour walk takes place rain or shine. Wear appropriate clothes and sturdy shoes or boots. Meet at the junction of Ivy Road and Dry Lake Road. Parking is on the Ivy Road cul-de-sac. Trail booklets and maps will be available at the walk for a suggested $1 donation.

Last chance: There’s one last weekend before all the holiday decorations come down. Seattle Center’s Winterfest ice rink is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost ranges from $2 for tykes to $7 for adults and includes skate rental. The Winterfest art installations and lights are also up through the weekend.

See the lights: It’s also your last weekend to see Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights display. See indoor and outdoor light displays, reindeer and carolers and have a faux snowball fight with someone you love. Tickets are $6.50 for kids 3-12 and $9.75 for those 13 and up. Also winding down this weekend, but worth checking out before they vanish for another year: The Seattle Aquarium “Winter Fishtival” and Bellevue Botanical Garden’s Garden D’Lights.

Let’s face it – it’s a sleepy weekend and there’s not a lot going on. But if you have kids, who wants to stay cooped up at home? Here’s our list of 22 places to take kids on dull winter days. Among the highlights:

  • The Reptile Zoo: Go to Monroe to visit reptiles, insects and spiders, and even hold some snakes. It’s at 22715-B U.S. 2, a mile east of town; 360-805-5300; www.reptileman.com.
  • Imagine Children’s Museum: There’s enough here to keep any kid busy for hours, including the rooftop outdoor playground when the weather is nice. It’s open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 11-5 on Sundays at 502 Wall St., Everett. More info at www.imaginecm.org.
  • Forest Park Pool: Take them to burn off some energy at Everett’s public pool, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd. Open-swim schedule and more info at www.ci.everett.wa.us/default.aspx?ID=1083
  • Xfinity Community Ice Rink: Take the kids skating on a regulation hockey-size rink next door to the arena at 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. See the arena’s website for details.