Kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos and cavies live together at the Outback Kangaroo Farm in Arlington. (Genna Martin / Herald file)

Kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos and cavies live together at the Outback Kangaroo Farm in Arlington. (Genna Martin / Herald file)

Family Fun calendar

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

All-Comers Track Meets: For all ages, $5 per meet, 5:30 p.m. registration, Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1, Lakewood High School track, 17023 11th Ave. NE., Marysville. More at www.marysvillewa.gov.

Arlington Street Fair: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 13 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14, along Olympic Avenue. Activities for kids, live entertainment, food, farmers market and 190 vendors. More at www.arlingtonwa.org.

Everett Public Library’s 125th birthday: The Everett Woman’s Book Club formed the Everett Public Library 125 years ago this summer. The library invites the community to travel back to the early days of Everett for an old-fashioned celebration. From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. July 13, there will be face painters, balloon artists, crafts and cake at the main library, located at 2702 Hoyt Avenue. Local author, Carole Dagg, will present a talk called “Daily Life in 1894” at 2:30 p.m. At 2 p.m. July 14, Sarah and Gabriel Chrisman will present “This Victorian Life” in the auditorium. The Chrismans will share tidbits about the range of food, clothing and technology that defined American culture in the 1890s. For more information, call 425-257-8000 or go to www.epls.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=2805.

Sultan Summer Shindig: 4 p.m. to dusk July 13, 9 a.m. to dusk July 14, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15 at River Park, Sultan; 360-793-0983. Street fair, parade, car show, entertainment, food and logging contests. More at www.skyvalleychamber.com.

Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 13 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14, Mill Creek Boulevard and 161st Street SE. Live entertainment, children’s activities, basketball tournament, arts and crafts, main stage and beer garden. Free shuttle available from Jackson High School, 1508 136th St. SE, Mill Creek. More at www.millcreekfestival.com.

Beavers in Cama Beach’s back yard: 7 p.m. July 17 at the Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Island. Beavers are brilliant and persistent engineers. Why do they build dams? What is a beaver’s life like? Learn how the Cama Beach State Park beavers at Cranberry Lake conserve water, improve water quality and even benefit the other wildlife from Washington State Parks’ Jeff Wheeler. Sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org for more information.

Word on the Street: July 17 to Aug. 6, all around downtown Everett. Vintage manual typewriters on tables embellished by artists. Type your answer to the question of the day. Sponsored by Everett Cultural Arts Commission. More at www.everettwa.gov/833/Word-on-the-Street.

Whidbey Island Fair: The fair is 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 18, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. July 19-20, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 22, 819 Camano Ave., Langley. Art displays, 4-H activities, parade, live entertainment, concessions. Cost is $5 (youth, military seniors) and $8 (16-64) daily, $15 and $25 four-day passes, free for ages 5 and younger. Camping available. Call 360-221-4677 or go to www.fair.whidbeyislandfair.com.

SkyFair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 at Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, 3407 109th St. SW. Admission is $15 for youth, $20 for adults, children 5 and younger free, $55 family pass. See vintage aircraft fly and watch tanks cruise the grounds. Includes admission to the museum. It’s the museum’s biggest air and ground show of the year. More at www.flyingheritage.com.

Vintage Trailer Show: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20, Starlight Vintage Emporium, 8705 271st St. NW. Stanwood. More at www.facebook.com/pg/stanwoodtrailershow/events.

Gold Dust Days: 3 to 8 p.m. July 26, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28, locations around town; 360-793-0983. Live music, parade, car show, games, vendors, food, Civil War reenactors. More at www.skyvalleychamber.com.

Aquafest: July 26-28, mostly downtown along Main Street in Lake Stevens. Grand Parade 1 p.m. July 27, fireworks 10 p.m. July 27, carnival, entertainment, movie night, teen dance, pet show, water sports, car show, vendors. Festival information, map and directions available online. More at www.aquafest.com.

Tour de Terrace: July 26-28, Evergreen Playfield, 22289 56th Ave. W. Mountlake Terrace; 425-791-5956. Seafair sanctioned parade at 7 p.m. Friday. Pancake breakfast, car show, carnival, live entertainment, beer garden, arts, crafts and food booths. More at www.tourdeterrace.org.

Amazing Race Mukilteo: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27; 425-347-1456. Two-person teams compete to be the fastest at finishing challenges around the city in order to win a grand prize. Challenges are a mix of physical, mental and creative tasks. Event starts at Kamiak High School, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Mukilteo. More at www.mukilteochamber.org.


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. Shark and Ray Days is July 13-14. Learn about sharks, skates and rays, including how we can help protect them. Find a schedule of activities 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 is $14.95 for teens and adults, $11.95 for children and free for toddlers. 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.


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. 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.


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.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.


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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