Boat show comes to events center

Join thousands of anglers, boaters and captains as the Everett Boat Show continues through Sunday at the Everett Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave.

The first of its magnitude to be held in Everett, the show features hundreds of boats for fishing, cruising and water skiing. More than 75 brands will be represented.

“A show of this kind is a first for the region,” says boat show director George Harris.

Participate in daily educational seminars led by top boating experts on topics ranging from crabbing and sailing to cooking and cruising.

The Marine Art Gallery, a popular attraction at the Seattle Boat Show, features nautical-themed works by 24 Northwest artists.

The Discover Northwest Fishing Center is a one-stop fishing resource center offering tips from regional fishing experts, including information on the new Northwest Salmon Derby Series.

The show is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7, $3.50 ages 11 to 17.

For more information about the Derby Series, visit

View bones of dinosaurs and other fossils up close at Dinosaur Day today at the Burke Museum of Natural History, NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE, University of Washington campus, Seattle.

The free annual event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and offers a chance to come face to face with these mysterious giants.

Watch as fossil hunters dig up finds. Scrutinize fossil treasures in the Kid Zone, which offers hands-on activities from digging for dinosaurs to dino drawings, dino paper chains, dino flip books, a dino coloring contest and face painting.

Members of the Northwest Paleontological Association and Northwest Shell Club display their collections and chat with those interested in learning more about the ancient artifacts.

For information, call 206-543-5590 or visit

Watch nationally ranked BMX rider Mickey Gaidos perform gravity-defying stunts at the 16th annual Seattle International Bicycle Expo this weekend at Seahawks Stadium Exhibition Center, 800 Occidental Ave., Seattle.

Join in as bicyclists from throughout the region explore more than 140 exhibits on travel, clothing and tours.

Nationally recognized cyclists and adventurers, including local personality Willie Wier and award-winning syndicated “Frazz” cartoonist Jef Mallet, will speak.

Up to eight riders can compete in real time on their own bikes at a 10k indoor time trial, featuring rolling terrain with road grades to 3 percent.

Attend cycling panels and training and nutrition workshops, and view slides of the TransRockies Challenge.

The show is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7, $5 ages 6 to 12.

For information, call 888-334-2453.

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