Family fun calendar


Snohomish and Island counties

Climate change moderated discussion: 2 p.m. Nov. 3, Everett Public Library, main branch, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; free; 425-257-8000.

Civil War lecture series: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 22, Boys and Girls Club community room, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington; free, but registration required; 360-403-3448.

Seattle and beyond

Art history lectures with Rebecca Albiani: Individual tickets can be bought only on day of lecture, $6 members, seniors, students, teachers, artists; $10 nonmembers. Series tickets are $60 members and others, $100 nonmembers. Lunch after Friday lectures are $144 for series and cannot be bought for individual dates. Lectures take place at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. Fridays. “Pre-Impressionism, the Barbizon School,” Nov. 8 and 9.

Author gives reading for writers: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Fort Worden State Park, 223 Battery Way, Port Townsend; free, no registration required; 360-385-3102,

Town Hall lectures: Unless otherwise noted, lectures take place at 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 at door; 206-652-4255,

Medieval Greek and Latin chants, 8 p.m. Nov. 3, $15 to $30 plus service fees.

Jay Inslee, “Apollo’s Fire,” 2 p.m. Nov. 4.

Parent education with Wendy Mogel, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, call for cost information.

n 826 Seattle Benefit event: 8 p.m. Nov. 8, $40; 800-838-3006,


Snohomish and Island counties

Dessert benefit and auction for Support Relationship for Adults with disAbilities: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 4, Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville; $20 at door; 360-658-6093,

Princess benefit ball: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $125, proceeds go to Starlight Starbright Foundation. Ticket includes admission to Disney on Ice’s “Princess Wishes” Nov. 7 show, plus dinner and other prizes; 425-322-2629,

Skagit County &north

Skye &Friends bagpipe and Highland dancing performance: 2 p.m. Nov. 4, Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon; $15 reserved seats, $12 festival seats, $8 seniors and children festival seats; proceeds help raise the theater’s funds; 360-336-8955, 877-754-6284,

Seattle and beyond

Symphony Legacy benefit event: 5:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. auction, 8 p.m. concert, Nov. 2, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; Alice in Chains, Heart and others to perform, proceeds go to Children’s Hospital; $39 to $55; 800-838-3006,

Special events

Snohomish and Island counties

Girls’ Night Out: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3, historic Monte Cristo, 1507 Wall St., Everett; free; massages, hair stylist sessions, hula hoop contest, belly dancers and more; 425-257-8380, 888-557-2889,

Skin ‘N’ Steel Expo: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4, Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $21 per day or $31 for two-day pass; tattoo artists, motorcycle show and more; 425-322-2600, 866-332-8499,

Family Fun Night: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Park Place Middle School, 1408 W. Main St., Monroe; auction and YMCA supervised games and activities; free;

Seattle and beyond

Polish holiday bazaar: Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, 1714 18th Ave., Capitol Hill, Seattle; crafts, artwork and other displays, live Polish music performed 2 to 3 p.m., Polish meals to eat there or to take home are available; free admission and parking, costs for food; 206-322-3020.


Snohomish and Island counties

Movement Arts classes: 3502 204th St. NE, Arlington. Most classes last 7 weeks; 360-435-7193, “Evolution,” freestyle blended dance, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays. “Yoga for beginners,” 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Nov. 6. “Yoga/Pilates Fusion,” 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. “Jazz dance,” 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursdays.

Travelers’ language cafe: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, call for details on location near Back Door travel center, Edmonds; $89 per person, includes lunch; space is limited; Nov. 3 Spanish, Nov. 17 Italian.

Warm Beach Camp family events: Register now for The Lights of Christmas overnight getaway and dinner and dessert theatre events coming in late November through December; 360-652-7575, 800-228-6724,

Public dances

Snohomish and Island counties

Barn dance: 2-step lessons 7:30 p.m., dances at 8 p.m. third Saturdays, Monroe Eagles Club, 114 N. Lewis St., Monroe; free; 360-794-8155.

Dance with live bands: 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays, South County Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds; enjoy music for foxtrot, swing, waltz and more; $3 to $4 suggested donations, no partners necessary; 425-774-5555.

Dances and lessons: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. first and third Saturdays, open dance nights, variety of music, prizes and refreshments, Laurelwood Reception Hall and Events Center, 123 N. Blakeley St., Monroe; $5; lessons of various dance styles, $55 per person; 360-794-8317.

Everett Senior Swingers: 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays, Everett Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett; free, all are welcome; 425-257-8780, 425-334-2919.

Folk dance: Skandia Folkdance Society, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. dance, first and third Fridays, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $9, $7 members; 206-784-7470,

Folk dance: Sno-King International Folk Dance Club, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5, $3 members unless otherwise noted. Nov. 8, Miss Alison Rose, a Scottish set dance.

Happy Hoppers square dances: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. first and third Saturdays, Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18038 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington; guest callers, Shirley Cook cueing the round dancing, hearing enhancement available; 360-435-4594.

International folk dancing: 7:30 to 10 p.m. second Saturdays, Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave., Clinton; $7; all ages; 360-221-5484,

Normanna weekly dances: 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Walter de Fisser’s waltz, pattern dancing and swing, $4; 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Jack’s Swing Band’s big band and R&B music, $5; 7:30 to 11 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, pattern, swing and fox trot, $6; Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett; 425-252-0291.

Public dances: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, dance to Walter de Fisser’s waltz, pattern dancing and swing music. 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, dance to Jack’s Swing Band music. 7:30 to 11 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, dance to swing, pattern and fox trot music; Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett; 425-252-0291.

Scottish country dancing: No partner needed, Wednesdays, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo; 425-438-8977.

Seattle Western Swing Music Society: 2 to 6 p.m. second Sundays, Normanna Hall Lodge # 3, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett; 425-357-9210. Music, dancing and food available, no cover.

Square Dancing: Fern Bluff Squares’ mainstream dances from 7 to 10 p.m. second Saturdays, Fern Bluff Grange, U.S. 2 and Cascade View Drive, Sultan; Stephen Cole calling; 360-793-2848 or

Tango lessons: With Ina and Jon Howe, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays, small donation, Everett Senior Activity Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett; 425-257-8780.

Veterans of Foreign Wars dance: 6 to 7 p.m. lessons, 7 p.m. potluck, 7:30 to 10 p.m. dancing, Everett VFW building, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett; year-round.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Saturday dances: Until 2008, there will be only one Saturday dance per month, and potluck will be the last Saturday, except in December it will be Dec. 22. 6 to 7:30 p.m. dinner, $5, free lessons 5:30 p.m., music and dancing 7 to 10 p.m., various styles, provided by Eddy Fukano Band; Everett VFW building, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett; year-round.

Whirlybirds Square Dance Club: Dances 7:30 p.m. third Saturdays; lessons 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Hearing enhancement available, The Hayloft, 15320 35th Ave., Lynnwood; 425-745-1228, 425-513-1349.

Seattle and beyond

Ballroom dance: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, dancing with a live band, $4, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; 425-487-2441.

Folk dance: Skandia Folkdance Society, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays Basics class, Room 32, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9, $7 members; 206-784-7470, Beyond Basics class, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 15, $6 per night members, $8 per night nonmembers, Room No. 7.

Scandinavian folk dancing: 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St., Seattle; $35 members, $40 nonmembers for series, no partner required; 206-789-5707,

Freewheelers’ Square Dance Club: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Richmond Masonic Center, North 185th and Linden Ave. N., beginning classes for singles and couples, no partner necessary; $5 per person per class; 425-337-5441, 425-673-0858.

Square dancing: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Freewheelers Square Dance Club, beginning lessons for singles and couples; 7 to 10 p.m. first and third Sundays, mainstream dances for singles and couples. Richmond Masonic Center, N. 185th and Linden Ave. N., Shoreline; 425-337-5441, 425-514-0527, 425-673-0858.

Folk dance: 7:30 p.m. lessons, 8 p.m. dances fourth Saturdays, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave., Seattle; $9; waltzes, hambos and more, no experience necessary.

Salsa and West Coast Swing workshops: Nov. 3, 4 and 7, salsa 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $5 with cover; swing 9 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, free with cover; Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-324-7263,

Washington Dance Club: 8 to 9 p.m. Friday workshops, $10 per person; ballroom dancers’ lessons and activities, private lessons $45; Avalon Ballroom, 1017 Stewart St., Seattle, 206-628-8939, Club Tango, first Saturdays, ongoing, 8 p.m. beginners’ lessons, 9 p.m. live music, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. recorded music; $10 regular lessons, $10 Milonga lessons, $15 for both; 206-354-5266. Ballroom dancing 9 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays.


Snohomish and Island counties

Everett Mountaineers Singles: Social group for singles; hiking, walks, dining, golf, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and dancing, second Wednesdays, Alfy’s, 9620 19th Ave. SE, Everett; e-mail

Non Smoking Single 60s group: Bowling, card games, tours, movies, plays, dining out and potlucks; 425-357-1030, 425-357-1417.

Sno-Co Singles: Active social group for ages 40 and older; dining, dances, potlucks and games. Breakfast, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, The Village Inn, 8525 Evergreen Way, Everett; Carmen, 425-710-0082.

Puget Sound Singles 45+: An assortment of interests to be shared with a variety of new friends. Breakfast, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Royal Casino 13010 Highway 99, Everett; Barbara, 425-379-8533 or Kathy, 425-742-6621. Calendar of upcoming social events available at every breakfast.

Zoos and Wildlife

Skagit County and north

The Whale Museum: 62 First St. N., Friday Harbor; 360-378-4710, Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission: $6, $5 ages 65 and older, $3 ages 5 to 18 and college students with ID. To report whale sightings, 800-562-8832.

Seattle and south

Cougar Mountain Zoological Park: 19525 SE 54th St., Issaquah; 425-392-6278, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment, through November. $9.50, $8.50 ages 62 and older, $7 ages 2 to 12, free ages 2 and under. Seeking volunteers.

Point Defiance Zoo &Aquarium: 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; 253-591-5337, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, $10, $9 ages 65 and older, $8 ages 5 to 12, $4 ages 3 and 4.

Seattle Aquarium: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; 206-386-4300, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. $12.50, $8.50 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and under. Family Science weekend: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, “Family First Sundays” crafts and programs.

Woodland Park Zoo: 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; 206-684-4800, Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. $10.50 ages 13 to 64, $7.50 ages 3 to 12, free for ages 2 and under, seniors and disabled. Zoomazium, the nature play space, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Nov. 6 and 7. Nature Exchange, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. North Meadow carousel, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., fee is $2 after admission. Animal feedings: Humboldt penguins, 11 a.m. Fridays; piranhas, 11:15 a.m. Fridays; anaconda snake feedings 1:30 p.m. on specific dates, see Web site. Willawong Station bird-feeding area, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., seed sticks $1 each, on weekends and school holidays only during winter. Calls of the Wild, 10 a.m. daily, After School Adventures, 2 to 4 p.m. daily; Animal Adventures 3 p.m. daily. Elephant talks, 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Toddler programs 10 a.m. to noon daily in Zoomazium.


Snohomish and Island counties

Blackman House Museum: 118 Ave. B, Snohomish; 360-568-5235. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through late December; free; donations accepted. Fee for reserved, guided tours.

Edmonds Historical Museum: 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds City Hall, Edmonds; 425-774-0900, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. $2, $1 children; group tours available. Carnegie Library exhibit, featuring photos, artifacts and more.

Future of Flight Aviation Center &Boeing Tour: 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo; 800-464-1476, $15, $14 seniors and active military, $8 ages 15 and under (must be 4 feet or taller), $9 gallery only, $4 gallery for ages 6 to 15.

Granite Falls Historical Society Museum: 109 E. Union St., Granite Falls; 360-691-2603, Noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; free. Photographs of founding families, loggers and other workers, street scenes, landmarks, artifacts, clothing, household items, railroad and logging historical displays.

Imagine Children’s Museum: 1502 Wall St., Everett; 425-258-1006, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7; free for under age 1, $3.50 all ages, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday; activities free with admission unless otherwise noted.

Lake Stevens Historical Museum: 1802 124th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens; 425-334-1825. 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Exhibits: House built in 1903 by the Rucker brothers, city’s first residents, schools and more. 350 historical photographs on permanent display. Group tours by appointment.

Monroe Historical Society Museum: Old City Hall, 207 E. Main St., Monroe; 360-794-7382. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Stanwood Area History Museum: 27112 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-6110, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays. Historical exhibits at the museum and D.O. Pearson House. Current exhibit: “Steamers, Ships &Shorelines: A Historical Photograph Tour of Stanwood and Camano Island.

Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum: 20722 67th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-435-7289. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays, February through November; tours available for large groups and school trips. Exhibits: A foot-powered machine said to be capable of milking 20 cows per hour, a pump organ that floated up the Stillaguamish River on canoes, and a one-room school-house with accessories. Rent Pioneer Hall, built in 1923, for special events. Volunteers needed.

Sultan Museum: Fourth Street and Highway 2, Sultan; 360-793-9546.

Skagit County and north

American Museum of Radio and Electricity: 1312 Bay St., Bellingham; 360-738-3886, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, $5.

Anacortes Museum: 1305 Eighth St., Anacortes; 360-293-1915.

La Conner Quilt Museum: Inside Gaches Mansion, 703 S. Second St., La Conner; 360-466-4288. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, $4. “Friendraising” event: 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 4, fundraiser for the National Historic Landmark Gaches Mansion, call for more information. “Two Centuries of Quilts, 1840-1990, The Susan Hyde Collection,” and “Quilting Traditions, Anita Johnson &Family,” both through Dec. 30.

San Juan Historical Museum: 405 Price St., Friday Harbor; 360-378-3949, 1 p.m. Saturday lecture series, ongoing.

Skagit County Historical Museum: 501 Fourth St., La Conner; 360-466-3365,

Whale Museum: 62 First St. N., Friday Harbor; 360-378-4710, To report whale sightings: 800-562-8832.

Whatcom Museum of History &Art: 121 Prospect St., Bellingham; 360-676-6981, Events free unless otherwise noted. 12:30 p.m. Tuesday Brown Bag programs.

Seattle and beyond

Burke Museum of Natural History &Culture: NE 45th Street and 17th Ave. NE, UW campus, Seattle; 206-543-5590, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, to 8 p.m. first Thursdays. $8, $6.50 seniors, $5 students. 206-543-9681. Meet the Mammals family activity day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Day of the Dead community celebration, noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 4, free. “Burke 101, Teaching Yellowstone to Yukon,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 2. “Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam” and “In Search of Giant Squid” exhibits run through Dec. 31. Lecture series accompanies “Yellowstone” exhibit, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Dec. 4, open to UW students and the public; free; Nov. 6 topic, “Nature Knows No Borders, but Legal Frameworks Do.”

Children’s Museum: 305 Harrison St., Seattle; 206-441-1768, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $7.50, $6.50 over age 55, free under age 1. “Moneyville” exhibit, computer and video screen games, other graphic exhibits involving money and math, through Jan. 13. Dunn Lumber Construction Zone, hands-on for kids; Cog City: Physics and Fun, ongoing.

Experience Music Project: 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; 206-770-2700, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. $15, $12 military, seniors, students with ID, free for kids under 5. Free admission 5 to 8 p.m. first Thursdays through 2007, also applies to Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. Third Saturdays are Family Days with workshops, music demonstrations, art projects and more; free for members, $15, $12 seniors, youth, military, students with ID for nonmembers, free for ages 5 and under. “American Sabor — Latinos in U.S. Popular Music” exhibit through Sept. 7, 2008.

KidsQuest Children’s Museum: 4091 Factoria Blvd. SE, Bellevue; 425-637-8100, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Free members and under age 1, $6 ages 1 to 100, free 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays.

Museum of Flight: 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; 206-764-5720, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays to 9 p.m. $14, $13 ages 65 and over, $7.50 ages 5 to 17, free ages 4 and under, groups of 10 or more adults $13, youth $6.50.

Museum of History &Industry (MOHAI): 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle; 206-324-1126,

National Archives and Records Administration: 6125 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle; 206-336-5115, for reservations. “Lunch at the Brick Wall” discussion series, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Thursdays; Nov. 8, bring brown bag lunch and “impossible” family history problems and staff will brainstorm with you; free.

Nordic Heritage Museum: 3014 NW 67th St., Seattle; 206-789-5707, $6, $5 seniors and college students, $4 ages 5 and over, free ages 4 and under.

Northwest Railway Museum: Depot at 38625 SE King St., Snoqualmie; 425-888-3030, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Ongoing: 1890s depot with exhibits and bookstore.

Olympic Flight Museum: 7637-A Old Highway 99 SE, Olympia; 360-705-3925, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

Pacific Science Center: 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; 206-443-2001, Science Center and IMAX theater are both closed Mondays through Dec. 10. Other open hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $11, $9.50 ages 65 and older, $8 ages 6 to 12, $6 ages 3 to 5, free under age 3. $5 Thursdays laser light shows; $7.50 Fridays and Saturdays laser light shows. Permanent exhibits: Dinosaurs, tropical Butterfly House, Insect Village, Tech Zone, Water Works.

Science Fiction Museum &Hall of Fame: 325 Fifth Ave. N., located within Experience Music Project; 206-724-3428, Free admission 5 to 8 p.m. first Thursdays through 2007, also applies to Experience Music Project. “Alien Encounters” exhibit, through Nov. 4.

Seattle Aquarium: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; 206-386-4300, Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $15 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and under.

Seattle Museum of the Mysteries: 623 Broadway, Seattle;

Shoreline Historical Museum: 749 N. 175th St., Shoreline; 206-542-7111.

Washington State Convention &Trade Center: 800 Convention Place, Seattle; 206-694-5000.

Washington State History Museum: 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; 888-238-4373, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, to 8 p.m. third Thursdays. $8, $7 seniors, $6 students and military.

Wing Luke Asian Museum: 407 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle; 206-623-5124, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, $4, $3 seniors and students, $2 ages 5 to 12. Events are free with admission unless otherwise noted. “How the Soy Sauce was Bottled” exhibit, through Nov. 30.

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