Family fun calendar


R/C Scale contest: The U.S. Scale Masters will hold contests for radio controlled scaled models this weekend at Cascade Family Flyers Field. The family-friendly event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and form 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Lunch will be available for $5 for burgers or hotdogs, or bring your own and they will grill it for you. Lots of planes on view. The entrance will be marked; 11021 Old Snohomish Monroe Road, Snohomish; for information, see

Caspar Babypants: 10:30 a.m. May 18, University Book Store, Mill Creek Town Center, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. Kiddie rocker Caspar Babypants brings his brand of music for this all-ages show. Free.

Darrington Day: A celebration with music, exhibits and a book signing, beginning at 10 a.m. May 25; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the Fire Lookout Exhibit, Green Mountain Lookout slideshow at Cascade Senior Center, 1115 Darrington St.; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is a book signing at Mountain Loop Books &Coffee, 1085 Darrington St., by Eric Erickson for “Mile Post,” a History of the Arlington-Darrington Branch of The Northern Pacific Railway, 1899 to 2009. There will also be live music; from noon to 6 p.m. at “Music in the Park” with Darrington Bluegrass Association, Brent Offerings, Freddy James Rockin’ 88, Contrabanned, Desperate Measures and Ragged Edge at Old School Park in the center of town; 1 p.m. is the ribbon cutting at Forest Service Canoe Shed, 1405 Emens St., with volunteers, Sauk Suiattle Tribe and Darrington Historical Society. More information for all Darrington Day events will be posted in the front of the Darrington IGA, 1090 Seeman St. or contact Martha Rasmussen, 360-436-2167.


“Plastics Unwrapped”: The Burke Museum explores the impact of plastics on people and the planet, from life before plastics to the effects of plastics on our health and the environment today; runs through May 27 at the Burke Museum, on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or visit

Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Health &Wellness. Pacific Science Center’s new exhibit presents the benefits of being healthy in an interactive way with hands-on inventions, gadgets and activities; Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle. Admission is $27.50, $24.50, $16.50 and $15.50. Call 206-443-2001,


“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”: 7:30 p.m., May 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. May 18 and 19, in Edmonds Community College’s Black Box Theatre, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students, youth and seniors. The Peanuts comic strip characters join up in this musical to play out some memorable cartoon moments, including Schroeder and Lucy at the piano, Charlie Brown and his evil kite and Linus and his blanket. Songs include “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “My New Philosophy,” and “Happiness.” For more ticket information, go online or call the box office at 425-640-1448.

“Crash”: Crash Coogan learns that winning isn’t the most important thing when his grandfather suffers a stroke; runs at various times through May 19, Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. Tickets are $20 to $36. Call 206-441.3322 or visit Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling the Group Sales Office at 206-859-4054. For ages 8 and up

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