Brick Builders Club: From 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Everett main library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. For children ages 6 to 12 years old who like to build and create. The library provides the LEGO bricks, you provide the imagination. Parents or caregivers of children under 12 should remain in the library during this program. Call 425-257-8030.
Starlight Beach Walk: Join Discovery Programs staff and the WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers for an evening of winter discovery under the stars from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Free. Explore the beach as the tide goes out, then return to the visitor station to enjoy hot beverages to take the chill off. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Sturdy footwear or rubber boots are recommended. Meet at 7 p.m. at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station, 200 Admiral Way, Edmonds, at the base of the fishing pier. All ages are welcome. Call 425-771-0227 or go to www.edmondswa.gov for more.
Caspar Babypants: The Family Entertainment Series show is 2 p.m. Jan. 27, Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., Marysville. Chris Ballew, the former lead singer and basitarist of The Presidents of the United States of America, performs as a children’s musician under the pseudonym Caspar Babypants. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Tickets are $6. Call 360-363-8400 or go to tinyurl.com/yajfomgn.
White Birds of Winter: Thousands of trumpeter and tundra swans and snow geese have migrated from Alaska and Canada to feed in the farm fields of Washington. Martha Jordan, executive director of the Northwest Swan Conservation Association, will present a slide show about these birds at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Steam Center, 600 128th Street SE, in Everett. Registration is required. Call 425-316-8592; $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 for non-members. More at www.streamkeeper.org.
FAST & COOL
Angel of the Winds 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. 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. Call 425-640-9999. More at lynnwoodicecenter.com.
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. Call 425-316-8592 or go to www.streamkeeper.org.
High Trek Adventures: Ride an aerial ropes course and zip lines at Paine Field Community Park, 11928 Beverly Park Road, Everett. There are three levels of difficulty, with 60 different obstacles. The longest zip line travels 250 feet. It’s for ages 4 and up. More at www.hightrek everett.com.
Summit Everett: The climbing gym at 2820 Rucker Ave. features top rope climbing, auto belay and bouldering. It’s open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. More at www.summiteverett.com.
Paine Field: The Snohomish County Airport is home to several aviation attractions, including the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Historic Flight Foundation and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center. Find information at www.painefield.com/9/Visiting.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. The Schack hosts Teen Nights, free monthly events where teens learn new art techniques while creating up to four art projects from 6 to 8 p.m. Upcoming Teen Nights are Feb. 21, March 21, April 18 and May 16. Schack classes 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: 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 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, the Seattle Seahawks, horror films and more. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More at www.mopop.org.
MOHAI: The Museum of History & Industry is at 860 Terry Ave., at the south end of Lake Union, Seattle. “WWI America,” showing through Feb. 10, tells the story of World War I. Empires were destroyed, millions perished and the world was upended by a war meant to end all others. More information is available at mohai.org.
Hibulb Cultural Center: The interactive displays introduce you to the legacy of the Tulalip people by giving you a historic perspective of the bands that make up the Tulalip Tribes. These stories are told in Lushootseed and English. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. weekends. Free first Thursdays until 8 p.m.; 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2635; www.hibulbculturalcenter.org.
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.outbackkangaroofarm.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.
Woodland Park Zoo: Meet Zeus the mountain goat. He is one of six goat kids (of the 98 mountain goats transferred from Olympic National Park to the Cascades) that wasn’t paired up with his mother. Admission is $14.95 for teens and adults, $11.95 for children and free for toddlers. Enter through west entrance on Phinney Avenue N. Parking $6. Call 206-548-2500. More at www.zoo.org.
Seattle Aquarium: Hawaii Weekend is Jan. 19-21 at the aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle. Take a break from winter, dress up in Aloha wear and explore a little of the tropics. Discover some of the unique sea life that originates only in the Hawaiian Islands. Featuring Hawaiian entertainment, hands-on activities and special diver shows. For a schedule of activities, go to www.seattleaquarium.org.
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