Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby: The competition is for children ages 7-17 on June 19 at Arrowhead Ranch, 615 Arrowhead Road, Camano. The winner earns a spot to rase in the All-American race in Akron, Ohio. Go to www.arrowheadranchcamano.com for more information.
Darrington Timberbowl Rodeo: The rodeo is scheduled for June 26-27 at the Darrington Rodeo Grounds, 42109 Highway 530. Events include bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing and more. More at www.darringtonrodeogrounds.com.
Acrylic Paint Pour: Use acrylic pour techniques and watch your paint flow and mix to create a fluid art piece. The Everett Public Library presents an “Acrylic Paint Pour” class from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 29 via Crowdcast. Rinkle Shah of Creative Hands Art School is teaching the class, which is for youth 8-18 and all skill levels. Register at crowdcast.io/e/kits for your material kit while supplies last. You may participate in this program without a kit or with your own supplies. A link to the event will be emailed after registration. More at www.epls.org.
An Edmonds Kind of Fourth: All events on July 4 are free: 8 a.m. Beat Brackett 5K; noon grand parade from Sixth and Main; fireworks at 10 p.m. at Civic Field, Sixth and Bell. People stake out their spots for the parade well in advance, so arrive early. Call 425-670-1496 or go to www.edmondsfourth.com for more information.
Summer Arts Jam: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 9-10 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11, 271st and 88th streets NW, Stanwood. Street fair with artists, food, music and beer garden. More at www.artsfestivals.org.
Arlington Street Fair: This year’s fair is scheduled for July 9-11, along Olympic Avenue in Arlington. Activities for kids, live entertainment, food and 170 vendors. Go to www.facebook.com/arlingtonstreetfair for more information.
Camano Crab Dash: The Camano Crab Dash is scheduled for July 17. Registration is $25 or $40 with a T-shirt. Additional T-shirts are $15 each. There is no day-of registration this year. Registration is now open at www.runsignup.com. Choose to run or walk a 5K or a 10K — it’s up to you! Race kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano, will be timed by BuDu Racing. Call 360-387-0222 or go to www.camanocenter.org for more information.
Darrington Street Fair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17 in downtown Darrington. Local crafters, vendors, live music, food, kids activities and a dunk tank. Go to www.discoverdarrington.com for more information.
Children’s Concert: Eric Ode will peform a noon show on July 21 at Lions Centennial Pavilion in Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road. Free. Ode is an awarding-winning children’s author, songwriter and poet. Call 360-363-8400 or go to www.marysvillewa.gov for more information.
Creole for Kidz: Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience present Creole for Kids at noon Oct. 30 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Together they put on a performance that shares the history and evolution of blues, R&B and jazz from Louisiana, known as zydeco. Tickets are $10. Call 425-275-9595 or go to www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. The next Teen Night is June 17. 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 features hands-on exhibits for kids 1-12, plus a water-play area and a rooftop playground. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Each third Friday of the month are free admission nights. Play indoors from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at no cost. 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 exhibit, “Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume,” is up through April 17, 2022. 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. Through July 5, “Stand Up Seattle: The Democracy Project” will be on display. Following an election year like no other, the exhibition explores the power of self-government, engaging visitors in experiences that encourage them to take action now to create the change they want to see. Also: “MOHAI at Home” features online events through June 19. 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. “Future Artifacts,” featuring the work of Dan Friday, will open July 3. Friday is a member of the Lummi Nation and a Seattle-based glass artist.
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 introduced a coral nusery to its exhibits. Although they’re “babies” now, the coral will be added to the habitats in the Ocean Pavilion building, which is slated to open in 2024. 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.
GO SEE DO
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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