Weekend to-dos: Fly fishing, pets, Globetrotters and more

Shakaroo: A benefit concert for the Everett Animal Shelter is 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Tickets are $20 each and are available in advance or at the door. Nigel Mustafa will perform reggae and rock. The evening includes a pooch parade with 20 adoptable dogs and an intermission during which people can meet the dogs. Get more info here.

Free fresh air: It’s a good weekend to head outdoors, thanks to the presidents of the United States. Because of Monday’s holiday, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest parks and trails as well as Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks are free all weekend.

Birds: Learn about attracting birds to your back yard through gardening choices, nest boxes and water features. Master birder Neil Zimmerman will speak at 7 p.m. Friday in Everett. Get more info here.

Fishing: A fly fishing show is Saturday and Sunday at the Lynnwood Convention Center. There will be casting and fly-tying demonstrations, films and gear. The 2014 International Fly Fishing Film Festival is on Sunday. Get more information here.

Search: The Great Northwest Glass Quest begins today in the Stanwood-Camano Island area. If you find a clueball and return it to the location listed inside, you’ll get a piece of hand-made glass art. You can also visit different businesses to be entered in a drawing for a glass treasure. Get more info here.

High jinks: The Harlem Globetrotters perform at 2 p.m. Sunday in Everett. Get all the details in our story here.

Roots music A Mill Creek couple have created a documentary focusing on women performers in root music. See it, as well as live music, on Saturday in Ballard. Get more info in our story here.

Theater: Several local theaters have plays that are running this weekend. Check out our list here.

Irish music Lunasa, a Celtic group from Ireland, will play at 7:30 Saturday night in Edmonds. Get more detail in our story here.

Hair-raising: Are your kids wired? Those ages 6 and up can fool around with electricity and try some experimenting with a Van de Graaff generator and a Tesla coil at the Evergreen branch of the Everett Public Library from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The library branch is at 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett. Call 425-257-8250 for more information.

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