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Family fun

Stellar acts coming to Edmonds

Edmonds Center for the Arts has announced its 10th anniversary performance season.The 2016-17 season includes a new Thursday evening cabaret/film series and new Saturday movie matinees.And a whole lot of big names.

Date: 05/27/2016 | Entertainment


'It's about community'

Fisherman's Village music fest widens scope for all ages

Date: 05/20/2016 | Entertainment


Change the world

Gates visitor center encourages passionate giving

Date: 05/14/2016 | Life


Events for families in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsFishing: Kids ages 4 to 14 can fish for free from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 14 at Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake in Everett. Bring your own equipment if you have it, although some may be available to borrow;

Date: 05/13/2016 | Entertainment


No kidding: Get free comic book

Yes, there is such a thing as a free comic book.May 7 is Free Comic Book Day. Participating comic book specialty shops around the planet give away comic books free to anyone who comes into their shops.Shops give away specific comic books. You can’t just take any book from the rack.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Life


Events for families in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsShiny: A gem, jewelry and mineral show, sponsored by the Everett Rock and Gem Club, is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 30 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 at Everett Community College’s Walt Price Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Entertainment


Expo in Arlington on Saturday offers ways for families to connect

ARLINGTON — Two dozen organizations with activities for kids and information for parents plan to set up booths this weekend at the second Community Connects Family Expo of North Snohomish County.

Date: 04/27/2016 | Local News


Family-friendly hikes

An expert suggests 10 nearby and easy treks

Date: 04/24/2016 | Explore NW


Events for families in Snohomish County and beyond

EventsSpring: Enjoy a spring fair at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds April 22 to 24 at the fairgrounds in Monroe. There will be a carnival, fishing, bazaar and more; http://www.evergreenfair.org.

Date: 04/22/2016 | Entertainment


Snohomish County concert calendar

Octava Chamber Orchestra: The orchestra, directed by Johan Louwersheimer, will perform works by Bach at 7:30 p.m. April 23 at Maple Park Church, 17620 60th Ave. W., Lynnwood. More at

Date: 04/22/2016 | Entertainment


What will you find?

Pore over collectibles at Vintage Fair in Everett on Sunday

Date: 04/22/2016 | Entertainment


A little culture, please

Makers Market mover wants to put Everett on cultural map

Date: 04/22/2016 | Entertainment


Jumping at the chance

Thrill-seekers and others head up in planes and hot air balloons

Date: 04/14/2016 | Local News


Safety fair set for Casino neighborhood in Everett

EVERETT — A community safety fair is planned for Casino Road on April 23.

Date: 04/13/2016 | Local News


Events for families in Snohomish County and beyond

Events Flip: The Pacific Rim Gymnastic Championships are April 8 to 10 at Xfinity Arena in Everett. Events are at various times each day. Get more information and tickets at

Date: 04/08/2016 | Entertainment


Weekend best bets: Fun for kids, ballet, music ...

Stuffed animals: Kids up to age 5 can bring a stuffed animal to story time at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. The stuffed animals can stay the night for a sleepover. Return at 2 p.m. Sunday for a picnic and to learn what the critters did...

Date: 04/01/2016 | Entertainment


How to attract fascinating, pollinating mason bees to your yard

You've probably seen them placidly buzzing around your garden in late spring. Maybe you mistook this solitary little insect for a fly. Put away the swatter: They aren't flies, they are bees — very helpful bees. Orchard mason bees (also called blue orchard bees, for...

Date: 03/31/2016 | Home and Garden


Prank ideas for April Fools Day

Want to be the meanest mom ever? The most devious dad? Start planning pranks for April Fools' Day.Practice by filling hollow Easter candies with mustard.Not that mean? Put their cereal bowl in the freezer the night before April 1. That'll wake ‘em up. For...

Date: 03/27/2016 | Life


Easter egg hunts planned around Snohomish County

Arlington: Flashlight Easter egg hunt, 9 p.m. March 25 at the football stadium at Haller Middle School, 600 E First St. Entry fee is $5. Toddler hunt at 8:30 p.m. Lights out for all-ages hunt at 9. Prizes. Bring your own flashlight.

Date: 03/25/2016 | Entertainment


Events for families in Snohomish County and beyond

Events Water: Celebrate World Water Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26 at Brightwater center in Bothell. Enjoy art projects, outdoor exploration, science experiments and tours of the treatment plant. Bring a truck and get compost for your...

Date: 03/25/2016 | Entertainment


Easter egg hunts planned around Snohomish County

Arlington: Flashlight Easter egg hunt, 9 p.m. March 25 at the football stadium at Haller Middle School, 600 E First St. Entry fee is $5. Toddler hunt at 8:30 p.m. Lights out for all-ages hunt at 9. Prizes. Bring your own flashlight.

Date: 03/18/2016 | Entertainment


Weekends are for fun

State parks free day, fireworks, whale watching, tulips, more

Date: 03/18/2016 | Entertainment


Worth the drive: Four things to do beyond Snohomish County

All things Irish: Meet Irish celebrities. Watch Irish movies. See cultural exhibits. Have a "Gaelic" day.The Irish Week Festival is March 12 and 13 at Seattle Center Armory.Live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods,...

Date: 03/11/2016 | Entertainment


Events for families in Snohomish County and beyond

Events Re-use: A kids consignment sale is 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13 at the American Legion Post 234, 22909 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Kids clothes, toys and gear will be...

Date: 03/11/2016 | Entertainment


Weekend best bets

Mussel fest, live music, magic, beer and more

Date: 03/11/2016 | Entertainment


Plan your weekend

Daffodils, wine, beer, bourbon, bacon, free music and more

Date: 03/04/2016 | Entertainment


An ideal day trip

Day Trippin': Our new series starts with beautiful Anacortes

Date: 02/27/2016 | Life


Events for families in Snohomish County and beyond

Events Caspar Babypants: The popular kids musician, also known as Chris Ballew of The Presidents of the United States of America, will perform at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at Top Pot Doughnuts at Mill Creek Cafe, 18001 Bothell-Everett Highway. Free.

Date: 02/26/2016 | Entertainment


Busy as bees

Snohomish kids are fighting the insect's decline

Date: 02/26/2016 | Local News


Splendor in 3-D

IMAX movie celebrates America’s national parks

Date: 02/14/2016 | Explore NW


Find hidden treasure during seventh annual Glass Quest

STANWOOD — Get ready for the treasure hunt.The seventh annual Great Northwest Glass Quest is Feb. 12 through 21 in the Stanwood area and on Camano Island.It’s a fun family event, but it’s also a chance to see some great glass art.

Date: 02/12/2016 | Entertainment


Nothing goes to waste

Brightwater Treatment Plant hosts a variety of activities, classes

Date: 02/11/2016 | Local News


Events for families in Snohomish County and beyond

Events Eagles: The Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival is Feb. 5 and 6. Some of the events include:

Date: 02/05/2016 | Entertainment


You could sing anthem at the fair

Last year, Jayden Terry-Olson, 10, of Everett, was among the winners in a statewide contest to sing the national anthem at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup.

Date: 01/31/2016 | Life


Youth theater group’s ‘Mulan’ opens Friday in Everett

EVERETT — Get ready for fire, snow, songs and swordplay.It's all on stage Jan. 29 through Feb. 13 when Ludus Performing Arts takes over the PUD Auditorium with its production of Disney's "Mulan" Junior.The action-packed stage adaptation of the...

Date: 01/29/2016 | Entertainment


You're 17 syllables away from fame in Arlington's haiku contest

A haiku contestIn Arlington, WashingtonHey, what’s up with that? 

Date: 01/26/2016 | Whats Up With That?


Dads pony up

Try their hand at daughters' 'dos

Date: 01/24/2016 | Local News


Fun in the snow

Follow the Mountain Loop Highway for sledding and more

Date: 01/24/2016 | Explore NW


Calendar

EVENTS

Date: 01/22/2016 | Entertainment


Xfinity excites

Hot dogs sell like hot cakes at stadium events.At Xfinity Arena in Everett, these are top dogs.“Served fresh never frozen. Both the bread and the dogs,” said Tony Hendryx, regional vice president of Spectra Food Services & Hospitality.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Entertainment


Kangaroo jerky, duck jerky, alligator jerky ...

When a new beef jerky store in Tulalip sent a press release promoting kangaroo meat snacks, I hopped right on it.Marsupial meat? What's up with that? A jerky store?Double what's up with that?

Date: 01/19/2016 | Whats Up With That?


Oh the places we've been

Highlights from 2 years of exploring local towns

Date: 01/16/2016 | Life


Where dogs, people mingle

Volunteer seeks help in expanding Sultan off-leash park

Date: 01/15/2016 | Local News


Family Fun Calendar

EVENTS Pay-What-You-Can Fridays: Musical storytime, Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Music Discovery Center, 200 University St., Seattle. From Peter and the Wolf to Carnival of the Animals, kids explore classic musical stories through games,...

Date: 01/15/2016 | Entertainment


A blast for the brave

Zipline ride soars over Everett Mall area

Date: 01/12/2016 | Whats Up With That?


Winter fun

Where to take your kids to have fun on rainy days

Date: 01/10/2016 | Life


Family Fun calendar

Share your eventsTo have an event listed in this calendar, submit the details including time, date, place, cost, phone number and website (if applicable) to abrown@heraldnet.com or call 425-339-3443.EVENTS

Date: 01/08/2016 | Entertainment


Plan your weekend

Dance, theater, Kidstock, free fitness, more

Date: 01/08/2016 | Entertainment


Resolve: Make art out of rain

Here’s a reason to go out and play in the rain.Art that is activated by water. It’s invisible until it rains then — shazam! — it appears on the pavement.

Date: 01/03/2016 | Life


NORAD and other sites keep Santa on track

Can't get your kids to sleep on Christmas Eve?Call an elf to assure them Santa is on his way.Hundreds of elves will be on hand to take calls at NORAD to give Santa's up-to-the-minute whereabouts on Christmas Eve. For real.

Date: 12/20/2015 | Life


Words of wisdom from St. Nick

Kids learn Christmas is about more than gifts

Date: 12/12/2015 | Local News


Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyGalleries/Museums

Date: 12/11/2015 | Entertainment


Family Fun Calendar

EVENTS "Faces of Christmas": Magical musical celebration for all ages, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 4th St., Snohomish. For tickets, $20, go to...

Date: 12/11/2015 | Entertainment


Plan your weekend

Best bets: Santa, birds, trees, lots of live shows, more

Date: 12/11/2015 | Entertainment


He relished the relics

Jerry Senner was known for his love of old tractors

Date: 12/08/2015 | Local News


Family fun

HOLIDAY EVENTSWarm Beach Camp's The Lights of Christmas: 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 3 through 6, 10 through 13, 17 through 23 and 26 through 29. More than a million Christmas lights displayed over 15 acres at Warm Beach Camp. Live entertainment, children's...

Date: 12/04/2015 | Entertainment


Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyGalleries/MuseumsAnabel's Framing & Gallery: 2531 Broadway, Everett; 425-258-6402; www.anabelsgallery.com; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays...

Date: 12/04/2015 | Entertainment


Plan your weekend

Best bets: Lights, music, trees, wildlife, more

Date: 12/04/2015 | Entertainment


A new spectacle

PNB's new version of Nutcracker is lovely and colorful

Date: 12/04/2015 | Entertainment


Tickets on sale to upcoming events in Everett and beyond

XFINITY ARENADiscover the Dinosaurs: 10 a.m. Dec. 12 and 13, $16 to $22Dope Music Festival with Li’l Wayne: 6 p.m. Dec. 18, $35 to $150

Date: 11/27/2015 | Entertainment


Trans-Siberian Orchestra rings in the holidays

Need proof that the holiday season is in full swing?Just swing by KeyArena on Saturday, where Trans-Siberian Orchestra will play a pair of shows, both sponsored by the Hallmark Channel.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Entertainment


Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyEvents

Date: 11/27/2015 | Entertainment


Calendar

HOLIDAY EVENTSTree Lighting Ceremony: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 27. On the Green at Viking Village, 88th Street between Highway 532 and 271st Street NW, Stanwood. More at www.ci.stanwood.wa.us.Tree Lighting and Winter Celebration: 2 to 8 p.m. Nov. 28, downtown Monroe. The...

Date: 11/27/2015 | Entertainment


Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyEvents

Date: 11/20/2015 | Entertainment


Family fun calendar

EventsInternational Games Day: Teen Gaming: for grades 6 to 12, 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 20, Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. Teens and tweens are invited to come play our huge selection of board games, party games, and trivia games. You might...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Entertainment


Too cute to handle

Hello Kitty exhibit a mix of historical and unusual

Date: 11/14/2015 | Life


Tickets on sale to upcoming events in Everett and beyond

XFINITY ARENADisney on Ice: "Frozen": Nov. 18 to 22, $30 to $75Mannheim Steamroller "Christmas": 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, $29 to $65Dope Music Festival with Li'l...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment


Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyEventsSteven Markussen: The Snohomish County Music Project will host the visual artist Steven Markussen at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Northwest Music Hall, located inside the...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment


Family Fun Calendar

EventsAll About Beavers: 7 p.m. Nov. 13, Northwest Stream Center Auditorium, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Includes a showing of the IMAX movie "Beavers," a presentation on beaver habits, habitat requirements and...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment


Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyEventsMukilteo Arts Guild's Holiday Art Mart: The annual event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Free parking and entry.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment


Family Fun calendar

EventsAll About Beavers: 7 p.m. Nov. 13, Northwest Stream Center Auditorium, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Includes a showing of the IMAX movie "Beavers," a presentation on beaver habits, habitat requirements and...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment


Plan your weekend

TEDx talks, beach walk, mason bees, camera show, more

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment


Walking on water

Boardwalk at North Creek Park refurbished

Date: 11/05/2015 | Local News


The dead live on at Dia de Muertos festival in Seattle

There are skeletons, sweets and costumes.But this is not Halloween.It’s Día de Muertos. Day of the Dead.The ancient Mexican celebration honors deceased loved ones.

Date: 10/31/2015 | Life


Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyEventsNorthwest Artists' Holiday Show: The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds. More than 50 local artists...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Entertainment


Family fun calendar

Dia de Muertos, "A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed": Music, food, art, crafts, dancing and lots of activities for adults and kids, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 1, Armory Main Floor, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.,...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Entertainment


Plan your weekend

Best bets: Halloween, Rocky Horror, cocktails, kids hike ...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Entertainment


Plan your weekend

Best bets: Band contest, beer fest, British Invasion, fall fun

Date: 10/23/2015 | Entertainment


Family fun calendar

Mother-Son Monster Mash: 6 p.m. Oct. 23, Floral Hall in Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Grandmas, mothers and aunties are invited to bring their boys of all ages to an evening with treats, drinks, spooky decorations and upbeat music for dancing. Check in at...

Date: 10/23/2015 | Entertainment


Upcoming theater, dance and opera events

Snohomish CountyTheater"One Slight Hitch": Phoenix Theatre presents Lewis Black's comedy through Nov. 1. The theater is at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Call 206-533-2000 to reserve a...

Date: 10/23/2015 | Entertainment


Galleries and exhibits

Snohomish CountyEvents

Date: 10/16/2015 | Entertainment


Plan your weekend

Fall fun, live music, racing, bats, swimming ...

Date: 10/16/2015 | Entertainment


Family fun calendar

EventsFree Admission Friday: with fun by Everett Transit, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Imagine Children's Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett. Newly renovated exhibit Imagine Theatre includes new murals, four seasonally themed backdrops with matching costumes and props for...

Date: 10/16/2015 | Entertainment


A job that will tickle your funny bone

Want to bring in a little extra bacon over the holidays?Archie McPhee’s warehouse in Mukilteo is hiring for two positions: unicorn wrangler and rubber chicken peddler.The wrangler is McPhee-speak for a warehouse worker. The peddler is an admin assistant.

Date: 10/12/2015 | Whats Up With That?


Pancake Picasso

Marysville man creates intricate art for breakfast

Date: 10/11/2015 | Life


exhibits & galleries

Snohomish CountyEvents

Date: 10/09/2015 | Entertainment


Family fun calendar

Rocktoberfest: Marysville Rock and Gem Club's Gem and Mineral Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11, Totem Middle School cafeteria, 7th Street and State Avenue, Marysville. Rock rough, slabs, minerals, fossils, tools, lapidary equipment; jewelry, beads, gems and books.

Date: 10/09/2015 | Entertainment


Tickets on sale to upcoming events in Everett and beyond

XFINITY ARENAGala at the Ballroom with Pickwick and Bryan John Appleby: 8 p.m. Oct. 16, $15Endurocross: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, $10 to $45Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin: 7 p.m. Oct. 26, $36 to $42

Date: 10/09/2015 | Entertainment


He really likes them apples

Modern Johnny Appleseed grows more than 150 types on 25 trees

Date: 10/07/2015 | Julie Muhlstein




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