“Jabari Dreams of Freedom”: The Edmonds Center of the Arts presents a free virtual screening of the new family-friendly play “Jabari Dreams of Freedom” at 2 p.m. March 13 via Livestream. A Q&A with a live Q&A with playwright Nambi E. Kelley and director Daniel Carlton will follow the screening. Recommended for children in third grade and up. Registration required. A Livestream link to the show will be emailed with registration. Call 425-275-9595 or go to www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
Writing contest: The Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest opens a dialogue with teens about their emotions and realities when dealing with cancer, whether it is their own diagnosis or that of a loved one — for example, a family member, teacher or friend. Essay length must range between 500-1,000 words. Deadline is March 14. Cash prizes of $1,000 will be awarded to the winners. To submit an essay, read previous winning essays, or learn more about the contest, please visit cancerpathways.org/programs/cancer-unwrapped.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. The next Teen Night is March 18. Or sign up for Schack classes, which include drawing, printmaking, basketry, jewelry and metalsmithing, encaustic painting, fused glass and blown glass. Go to www.schack.org to learn more.
Imagine Children’s Museum: The museum will wait until April 1 to consider reopening. In the meantime, it’s offering virtual sessions via Zoom. Preschool Explorers from 11 a.m. to noon for ages 3 and 4, and Toddler Time from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for 15 to 36 months March 4, 11, 18 and 25. Registration is required. More at www.imaginecm.org or 425-258-1006.
Museum of Pop Culture: The museum (formerly EMP) at the Seattle Center, 325 Fifth Ave. N., has exhibits about science fiction and fantasy, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, “Star Trek,” indie games, horror films and more. The newest exhibits are “Body of Work: Tattoo Culture” and “Minecraft: The Exhibition.” Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Capacity is limited for safety. More at www.mopop.org.
MOHAI: The Museum of History & Industry is at 860 Terry Ave., at the south end of Lake Union, Seattle. “MOHAI at Home” features online events through March 23. More at www.mohai.org.
Museum of Northwest Art: Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday; 121 S. First Street, La Conner; 360-466-4446; www.monamuseum.org. The right poem at the right time can be a potent medicine. MoNA is hosting “The Poetic Apothecary: Poems for Healing and Comfort” with Judith Adams from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 10 via Zoom. Free. Adams explores poetry’s restorative powers by reciting and exploring poems that help us understand grief, fear, sadness and loss. RSVP required.
ZOOS & AQUARIUMS
Outback Kangaroo Farm: 10030 Highway 530, east of Arlington. Take a tour of the farm to see kangaroos, alpacas, flying squirrels, peacocks, wallaroos and more. Call 360-403-7474. More at www.wildlifeparkarlingtonwa.com.
The Reptile Zoo: The zoo is at 22715 U.S. 2, east of Monroe. Get hands-on with lizards, snakes, an albino alligator and other reptiles. More information at www. thereptilezoo.org.
Pasado’s Safe Haven: The Sultan-based sanctuary is home to more than 200 animals — most of which were rescued as victims of cruelty or neglect — including dogs, cats, pigs, goats, sheep, cows, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, ducks and chickens. Limited tours available at the 85-acre Pasado’s Safe Haven, PO Box 171, Sultan, WA 98294. Call 360-793-9393 or go to www.pasadosafehaven.org.
Seattle Aquarium: The aquarium has welcomed back two giant Pacific octopi to its exhibits. Meet a 35-pound male octopus named Kraken and a 12-pound female octopus named Ink Jet. The aquarium at 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, is back open with timed ticketing and limited attendance, which means you’ll get up close to the animals and not other visitors. More at www.seattleaquarium.org.
Woodland Park Zoo: The zoo is at 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle. Enter through west entrance on Phinney Avenue N. Timed-ticket entry required. Advance purchase highly recommended. Admission is adults (13-64) $15.50; child (3-12) $10.50; toddler (0-2) free. Parking is $6. Call 206-548-2500. More at www.zoo.org.
Northwest Stream Center: Want to see trout and crawfish? How about strolling in solitude on an elevated nature trail above a deep forest floor and surrounding wetlands next to a salmon stream? Visit the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Last admission is at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 students, $7 adults and $6 seniors. Free to members and children 4 and younger. Reservations required because of COVID-19. Call 425-316-8592 or go to www.streamkeeper.org.
FAST & COOL
Everett Community Ice Rink: Skate on an NHL regulation ice sheet. Cheap skate times are 6 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Sunday, and open to skaters of all skill levels and interests. Limited capacity due to COVID-19, skate by reservation only. Group rates and punch cards available. Military discount is $1 off admission price. The ice rink is adjacent to the main Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Suite 200, Everett. Call 425-322-2653 or go to www.angelofthewindsarena.com.
Lynnwood Ice Center: Public ice skating sessions are offered at various times seven days a week at the ice skating rink, 19803 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Limited capacity due to COVID-19, skate by reservation only. Call 425-640-9999. More at lynnwoodicecenter.com.
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