A custom burger is made during the 2017 Everett Sausage Fest at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Everett. This year’s festival is Sept. 27-29. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A custom burger is made during the 2017 Everett Sausage Fest at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Everett. This year’s festival is Sept. 27-29. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

Pioneer Day: The event is 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum, 20722 67th Ave. NE, Arlington. Try out an old-fashioned water pump, toys, butter churner, wool-spinning. More at www.stillymuseum.org.

Snohomish Tweed Ride: Fancy a cycle along the Centennial Trail while sporting your finest? No modern garb allowed. Meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at the historic Machias Depot, 1626 Virginia St., for tea and sweets (bring your own cup) photo ops and a treasure hunt. Prizes go to the most dapper and dandily dressed ladies and gents on bicycles. More at www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org.

Community Airport Day: The festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Arlington Municipal Airport, 18204 59th Ave. NE, Arlington. Free airplane rides, facepainting, helicopter tours, flight simulators, inflatables, tractor rides, ice cream, flyovers and more. More at www.arlingtonwa.gov.

Return of the Salmon Celebration: The festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Osprey Park, 801 First St., Sultan. Features riverside tours, drumming, cedar weaving, dancing, horse-drawn wagon rides and fish hatchery tour. Kids get to release a fish from the hatchery into the river. 5K run from Osprey to River park starts at 9 a.m. More at www.skyvalleychamber.com.

Everett Sausage Festival: The festival is noon to midnight Sept. 27 and Sept. 28, noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 on the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church grounds, 2619 Cedar St., Everett. Features live entertainment, carnival rides, kids games, beer and wine garden, food, arts and crafts, bingo, dinner haus, raffles. More at www.everettsausagefest.com.

Astronomy Day: Planetary geologist Melissa Rice reports on the latest research findings from NASA’s Mars exploration program at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Everett Public Library auditorium, at 2702 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. Rice’s talk is part of the Astronomy Day events at the library from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Her research focuses on the geology and habitability of ancient environments on Mars. She is a team member on the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission and is part of the team building the Mastcam-Z cameras for the NASA Mars-2020 rover. Astronomy Day is free and open to all ages. More at www.epls.org or by calling 425-257-8000.

Killer Whale Tales: 1 p.m. Oct. 5, Adopt A Stream Foundation, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Biologist Jeff Hogan has been conducting research on the San Juan killer whales over the last 19 years. He will bring the San Juan killer whale population to the Northwest Stream Center through photographs and underwater video. Reservations are required. The charge is $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members and $7 for non-members. Call 425-316-8592.

Ocean Tides: The free presentation is 2 p.m. Oct. 6, Everett main library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Jack Hartt, a retired Washington State Parks ranger, will discuss ocean tides and currents. Hartt spent 14 years at Deception Pass State Park, where he managed more than 15 miles of Puget Sound shoreline, including 10 islands. Hartt will focus on the physical factors that create the tides and currents that are an integral part of our lives on Whidbey Island, Port Gardner Bay and the Salish Sea. More at www.epls.org or by calling 425-257-8000.

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.

Seattle Aquarium: 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle. Sea Otter Awareness Weekend is Sept. 28-29. Join biologists at the aquarium and explore the lives of sea otters. See how the biologists care for these marine mammals, including providing nutrition, training and even toys! Find an events schedule at www.seattleaquarium.org.

Woodland Park Zoo: Meet Hasani, the baby giraffe born on May 2. Hasani (hah-SAW-nee), which means “handsome” in Swahili, was the name of the baby’s paternal grandfather. Admission through Sept. 30 is adults (13-64) $22.95; children (3 to 12) $13.95; toddlers up to 2 years old get in free. Oct. 1 to March 31: Adults (13-64) $15.50; child (3-12) $10.50; toddler (0-2) free. The zoo is at 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle. Enter through west entrance on Phinney Avenue N. Parking $6. Call 206-548-2500. More at www.zoo.org.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. 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 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. 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. See “Seattle Style: Fashion/Function” through Oct. 14. The exhibit, focused on what Seattleites wear, reveals the city’s sartorial spirit — past and present. More at www.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. Currently in the main gallery is “Interwoven History: Coast Salish Wool.” 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.

GO SEE DO

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 https://www.hightrekeverett.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 Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Historic Flight Foundation and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center. Find information at www.painefield.com/9/Visiting.

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.

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.

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