Fun Calendar

Special events

Snohomish and Island counties

Cannonball/Belly Flop contest: All ages, 5 p.m. July 22. Yost Park Pool, 9535 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds; 425-771-1346,

Sand-sculpting contest: Contest open to the public, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 22. Marina Beach, Edmonds; 425-771-0268.

Busy Bee Quilters show and sale: Annual show of handmade quilts and quilted items, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22 and 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24, $5, $4 seniors. Snohomish High School, 1316 Fifth St., Snohomish;

Gray whale and marine mammal adventures: Learn about gray whales and marine mammals with WSU Beach Watchers, noon to 2 p.m. July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22. Meet at Coupeville Wharf, Coupeville; 360-679-7391.

Nature Knocks: Learn about Whidbey Island’s diverse flora and fauna with WSU Beach Watchers and participate in craft activities, 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 26, Aug. 2, Aug. 16. Meet at Fort Casey Lighthouse; 360-679-7391.

Children’s carnival: 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 28. Anderson Center Playfield, 700 Main St., Edmonds; 425-771-0230.

Jetty Island Days: Environmental discoveries, special group tours, campfire programs, nature walks, children’s crafts, interpretive hut and puppet show, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 4. Shuttle to and from the island departs approximately every half-hour from 10th Street boat launch; 425-257-8300.

Seattle and beyond

Samish Bay Bivalve Bash: Low-tide mud run, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 23, $5 bash entry fee, Taylor Shellfish Farms, 2182 Chuckanut Drive, Bow; 360-766-6002.

Lake Whatcom Railway: Full-size antique trains runs 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Tuesdays through Sept. 3, $14, $7 ages 2 through 18. Railway terminal on N.P. Road, Wickersham; 360-595-2218.

Fairs &Festivals

Snohomish and Island counties

Glass on the Grass Festival: Working artists, crafts, live music and food booths, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 24. Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; 509-389-2930, 425-483-2250.

Greenbank Farm Loganberry Festival: Annual community party with wine tasting, music, artists, artisans, crafts and food, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 23 and 24. Greenbank Farm, Wonn Road, Whidbey Island; 360-678-7700,

Seattle and beyond

Seafair: Through Aug. 7. Various locations, Seattle;

King County Fair: Seattle area’s county fair with animal exhibits, food, home arts, competitions, a rodeo, live entertainment, carnival and children’s activities, through July 24. King County Fairgrounds, 45224 284th Ave. SE, Enumclaw;

Bite of Seattle: The Northwest’s restaurant showcase with plenty of food, live entertainment, beer garden, wine tastings, children’s activities and contest, July 22 to 24. Seattle Center;

Camlann Medieval Faire: Tournaments, craft demonstrations, traditional food, children’s activities, feasts and roving performers. Open weekends, July 23 to Aug. 28. Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road NE, Carnation; 425-788-8624.

Zoos and Wildlife

Snohomish and Island counties

Forest Park Animal Farm: A variety of animal-related programs, including barnyard birthday parties, a bunny bank, minicamps and volunteer activities, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through summer. Forest Park, 802 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett; 425-257-8300.

Rotary Ranch Petting Zoo: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, through Aug. 21. Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville; 360-363-8400.

Seattle and beyond

Cougar Mountain Zoological Park: 19525 SE 54th St., Issaquah; 425-392-6278, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, through November. $8.50, $7 seniors, $6 ages 2 to 12.

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park: 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville; 360-832-6117, $9.50, $9.25 seniors, $7 ages 5-17, $5 ages 3-4. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Point Defiance Zoo &Aquarium: 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; 253-591-5337, $7.75, $7 seniors, $6 ages 4 to 13. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Seattle Aquarium: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; 206-386-4300, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. $12, $8 ages 6 to 12, $5 ages 3 to 5. “Pacific Dreams,” paintings by Melissa S. Cole, through September.

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

Wolf Haven: 3111 Offut Lake Road, Tenino; 360-264-4695, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, $7, $6 seniors, $5 ages 3 to 12.

Woodland Park Zoo: 5500 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle; 206-684-4800, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. $10 ages 13 to 64, $7 ages 3 to 12, toddlers are free. Parking $3.50. Butterflies &Blooms, through Sept. 30, $1. Backyard habitat workshop, 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 13, $35 includes workshop materials and snacks, registration required.


Snohomish and Island counties

Volunteers sought for Aquafest in Lake Stevens, July 28 through 31. 425-397-2334,

Call for volunteers: Everett Theatre hosts a volunteer drive for people interested in volunteering at the Historic Everett Theatre, 6:30 p.m. July 27. 425-258-6766.

Call for craft and food vendors: Darrington Rock Festival Aug. 5 through 7 seeks vendors. 360-652-7806.

Call for vendors: Artists, crafters, vendors and sponsors sought for Fiesta Viva, a celebration of Latin culture Sept. 17 and 18 at Country Village.

Kid stuff

Snohomish and Island counties

Hansa: the true story of an Asian elephant, 2 p.m. July 23, ages 5 to 11. Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-337-4822. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Wonderstage: A series of free outdoor performances for children ages 5 to 11 years and their parents, noon Wednesdays, through Aug. 17, Lynndale Park Amphitheater, 18927 72nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-4030. July 27 – The Reptile Man; Aug. 3 – Breaking Point Dance Company, breakdancing; Aug. 10 – Brothers from Different Mothers, juggling; Aug. 17 – Rene Bibaud, world jump rope champion.


Snohomish and Island counties

Bayview Farmers’ Summer Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 24. Indoor market in Bayview Hall, Bayview Road, Whidbey Island;

Bothell Country Village Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30. Children’s activity booth. 238th Street and Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell;

Coupeville Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 8. Alexander Street, behind the Coupeville Town Library, Coupeville; 360-678-4288.

Edmonds Museum Summer Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 24. Bell Street between Fifth and Sixth streets, Edmonds;

Everett Downtown Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 21. Across from the courthouse, 3000 Rockefeller St., Everett.

Everett Farmers Market: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 25. Everett Marina at Port Gardner Landing, W. Marine View Drive, Everett; Cooking demonstrations with Joel Cox and Strong Israel, Aug. 14, Sept. 8. Flower arranging demonstrations with Joan Grubl, July 24, Aug. 21, Sept. 18.

Fobes Monday Market: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 5128 Fobes Road, Snohomish; 425-377-1405.

Lake Stevens Farmers Market: 5 p.m. to sunset Fridays through Sept. North Cove Park, 1812 Main St., Lake Stevens.

Marysville Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 24. Comeford Park, Fifth and State streets, Marysville.

Monroe Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 13. Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe; 360-794-5504,

Mukilteo Farmers Market: 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 20. Ballfield behind Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo; 425-750-6945,

Snohomish Farmers Market: 5 p.m. to dusk Thursdays through Sept. 29. On the river at First Street and Avenue F, Snohomish;

South County Farmers Market: 4 p.m. to dusk Wednesdays through Sept. 3805 Maltby Road, Bothell;

Seattle and beyond

Ballard Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, year round. 5300 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle; 206-781-6776,

Lake Forest Park Farmers Market: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 2. Ballinger Way NE and Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park;

Pike Place Market: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, year round. Pike Street and Pike Place, Seattle; Sunset Thursdays at Pike Place, 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4. Chef’s Tour of the Market, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 6.

Public dances

Snohomish and Island counties

Ballroom dance classes: Sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 13, lessons in tango, swing, and waltz, 7 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Broadway Dance Studio, 3726 Broadway, Everett; 425-339-8825.

Dance classes: Sponsored by the Boeing Employee’s Big Band Dance Club, beginner and intermediate lessons available, 6:45 p.m. beginner lessons, 7:45 p.m. intermediate lessons, Mondays Sept. 12 through Nov. 7, $4. Everett Boeing Recreation Center, 6400 36th Ave. W., Everett; 425-334-2746.

Friday night singles dance: Smoke-free, DJ’d dancing, 8 p.m. to midnight first Fridays of month, $8, 21 and older only. Laurelwood Reception Hall and Event Center, 123 N. Blakeley St., Monroe; 360-794-8317.

Public dance: Sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 13 with music by The Versatones, the retired Eagles activity club’s live band, featuring waltz, pattern and other dances, 1 to 4 p.m. every Monday. $2. Broadway Dance Studio, 3726 Broadway St., Everett; 425-357-9219.

Public dance: Seattle Western Swing Music Society hosts a dance with live bands each month. 3726 Broadway St., Everett; 425-357-9210.

Public dance: Harry Lindbeck plays smooth dance music, 1 to 4 p.m. every Thursday. $5. Normanna Hall, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett; 425-252-0291.

Public dance: Sno-King International Folk Dance Club, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays through August, $5, $3 members. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-889-0541.

Public dance: Razzmatazz Dance &Social Club hosts a smoke-free, DJ’d dancing, fourth Saturdays. Laurelwood Reception Hall and Event Center, 123 N. Blakeley St., Monroe; 360-794-8317.

Saturday Night Out! dance parties: Oly’s Dance Studio hosts dances 8 to 11 p.m., 7 p.m. lesson, July 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27. $10, $6 students, seniors and military with ID. 2931 Bond St., Everett.

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

Square dancing: Checkerboard Squares holds classes Sundays, dances 8 to 11 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays at Masonic Hall, 515 Dayton, Edmonds; 425-335-4671, 425-778-8472.

Square dancing: Dudes and Dolls Square Dance Club holds lessons, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-742-6334, 425-774-6574.

Square dancing: The Whirlybirds Square Dance Club holds dances at 7:30 p.m. third Saturday of month. Hearing enhancement available. The Hayloft, 15320 35th Ave., Lynnwood; 425-252-1204.

Square dancing: With Stephen Cole, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at Fern Bluff Grange Hall, Highway 2 and Cascade St., Sultan; 360-793-0946.

Swing dance: Seattle West Coast Swing Club hosts a DJ’d swing dance, 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 28, $9, Dorothy Jane Studio, 2931 Bond St., Everett; 425-823-3135.

Tango lessons: With Ina and Jon Howe, 6 p.m. every Wednesday, 1 p.m. every Saturday. Small donation. Everett Senior Activity Center, 3025 Lombard, Everett; 425-257-8780.

Seattle and beyond

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

Square dancing: The Freewheelers Square Dance Club hosts mainstream square dances for singles and couple, 7 to 10 p.m. every first and third Sunday of month. Richmond Masonic Hall, North 185th and Linden Ave. N, Shoreline; 425-673-0858.


Snohomish and Island counties

Everett Mountaineers Singles: Social group for singles, offers hiking, walks, dining, golf, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and dancing. Meets second Wednesdays of month at Alfy’s, 9620 19th Ave. SE, Everett. Call Fran, 360-474-0592 or email

Friday night singles dance: Smoke-free, DJ’d dancing, 8 p.m. to midnight first Friday of month, $8, 21 and older only. Laurelwood Reception Hall and Event Center, 123 N. Blakeley St., Monroe; 360-794-8317.

Non Smoking Single 60’s Group: Activities include potlucks, games, tours, bridge, bowling, plays and dining out; 425-335-5936, 360-653-7858.

Sno-Co Singles: Active social group for ages 40 and older. Events include dining, dances, potlucks and games. Breakfast, 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Village Inn, 8525 Evergreen Way, Everett. Call Carmen, 425-710-0082 or Darlene, 425-745-2250.


Snohomish and Island counties

Blackman House Museum: 118 Ave. B, Snohomish; 360-568-5235. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through mid-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. Wednesday through Sunday. $2 adults, $1 children; group tours available. “The Changing Face of Edmonds” and “Our Maritime Heritage,” ongoing.

Granite Falls Historical Society Museum: 109 E. Union St., Granite Falls; 360-691-2603, Noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. Free. Exhibits include photographs of founding families and early residents, loggers and other workers, plus street scenes and landmarks; artifacts of all kinds; clothing and household accessories; kitchen appliances and utensils; and displays reflecting the town’s railroad and logging history.

Imagine Children’s Museum: 1502 Wall St., Everett; 425-258-1006, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. $5, free 12 months and younger.

Island County Historical Museum: 908 NW Alexander, Coupeville; 360-678-3310. Prairie home and barn tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30, $15, maps for self-guided tour available day of event.

Lake Stevens Historical Museum: 1802 124th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens; 425-334-3873. 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Exhibits include a house built in 1903 by the Rucker brothers, various permanent displays focusing on the first residents, schools and history of Lake Stevens, 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.

Museum of Snohomish County History: 1913 Hewitt Ave., Everett. 425-259-2022, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Current exhibit: “Industry on Parade: Early Enterprise in Snohomish County.”

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. The Museum and D.O. Pearson House feature historical exhibits. Current exhibit: “Steamers, Ships &Shorelines: A Historical Photograph Tour of Stanwood &Camano Island.”

Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum: 20722 67th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-435-7289. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday; tours and presentations for large groups and school children available. A variety of historical exhibits, including a foot-powered machine said to be capable of milking 20 cows in an hour, an old pump organ that floated up the Stillaguamish River on two canoes, a one-room schoolhouse display complete with desks and other accessories. Pioneer Hall, built in 1923, can be rented for special events. Volunteers needed.

Seattle and beyond

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

Burke Museum of Natural History &Culture: University of Washington, NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE, Seattle; 206-543-5590, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, to 8 p.m. Thursdays. $8, $6.50 seniors, $5 students. “Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land” and “Life Abounds: Arctic Native Wildlife Art,” through Dec. 31.

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 grandparents.

Experience Music Project: 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; 206-770-2700, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Sept. 5. $19.95, $15.95 seniors and ages 13 to 17, $14.95 ages 7 to 12. Current exhibits: “Beatlemania! America Meets the Beatles, 1964” and “Bob Dylan’s American Journey, 1956-1966,” through Sept. 5.

La Conner Quilt Museum: Located inside Gaches Mansion, 703 S. Second St., La Conner; 360-466-4288. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, $4.

Museum of Flight: 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; 206-764-5720, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Thursday to 9 p.m. $14 adults, $13 seniors 65+, $7.50 ages 5-17, ages 4 and younger free, groups of 10 or more adults $13, youth $6.50. Exhibits of more than 50 full-size aircraft, plus the nation’s only full-size air traffic control tower exhibit.

Museum of History &Industry (MOHAI): 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle; 206-324-1126, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. “A Ferry Tale: Return of the Kalakala,” “Men Who Work the Ships,” “A Change of Worlds: Photographs, Artifacts and Oral Histories of Puget Sound Native Americans,” “Treasures from the Collection: Papier Mache Tilt Top Table, ca. 1840-1855,” ongoing. “Affordable Housing: Designing an American Asset,” through Aug. 28.

Nordic Heritage Museum: 3014 NW 67th St., Seattle; 206-789-5707, $6, $5 seniors, $4 children.

Northwest Railway Museum: Depot at 38625 SE King St., Snoqualmie; 425-888-3030, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. An 1890s depot with exhibits and bookstore. Snoqualmie Train Depot features full train service through the upper Snoqualmie Valley, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct., $6 to $9, 205 McClellan St., North Bend.

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, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $9.50 exhibits, $7 seniors and juniors; $8 IMAX, $7 seniors and juniors; $14.50 exhibits and IMAX, $12 seniors and juniors; $5 Thursday laser light shows; $7.50 Friday and Saturday laser light shows. A science and educational museum with evening laser shows and an IMAX theater. Permanent exhibits: Dinosaurs, Tropical Butterfly House, Insect Village, Tech Zone and Water Works. “Risk!,” a new traveling exhibit provides a playful and informative look at risk and risk assessment, through Sept. 17.

Science Fiction Museum &Hall of Fame: 325 Fifth Ave. N, located with Experience Music Project; 206-724-3428, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. $12.95, $8.95 ages 7 to 17 and seniors. Combined tickets with Experience Music Project available. Combines artifacts, storytelling and information in environments that offer visitors a peek at “alternative worlds,” promotes science literacy and celebrates the creators and creations of science fiction. Best of Sci Fi series with radio and film critics, “The Thing From Another World” with Robert Horton of KUOW and The Herald, 4 p.m. Aug. 7; “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” with Mark Rahner, 4 p.m. Aug. 14; “The Incredible Shrinking Man” with Tim Appelo of Seattle Weekly, 4 p.m. Aug. 21, $6, $16 series.

Skagit County Historical Museum,: 501 Fourth St., La Conner; 360-466-3365, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Current exhibit: “Gingham to Gabardine: 100 Years of Custom, Costume and Couture.”

Washington State History Museum: 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; 888-238-4373, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, to 8 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. $7, $6.50 seniors, $5 students.

Whale Museum: 62 First St. N., Friday Harbor; 360-378-4710,

Whatcom County Museum of History &Art: 121 Prospect St., Bellingham; 360-676-6981,

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. “Women and Violence: A New Dialogue Initiative Exhibition,” through Sept. 4.

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