Fun fun calendar

Fun family events in Snohomish County and beyond

Totally Cool Dry Ice: Discover how cool dry ice can be. Learn the science behind the mist and mystique. After a short safety talk and demonstration, students conduct experiments with this intriguing substance. The free event is from 2 to 3 p.m. March 16 at Everett’s main library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. For students ages 6-13 years old. Due to limited space, registration is recommended. Call 425-257-8030.

Civil war memoir: Writer Stephen Murphy wife’s great-grandfather gathered intelligence for Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman during the Union Army’s “March to the Sea” near the end of the Civil War. Murphy recently discovered the long-lost memoir in a Seattle attic. He will share the story in a free public program at 2 p.m. March 17 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. More at 425-257-8000 or visit www.epls.org.

“The Breach”: Mark Titus will present his multi-award winning documentary “The Breach” at 7 p.m. March 21 at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th Street SE in Everett. The 82-minute film documents the plight of wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest and is a call to action for anyone who cares about this sustainable resource. Advance reservations are required by calling 425-316-8592. Cost is $3.

Musical Tall Tales: Come hear the stories of the Tortoise and the Hare, the Forest of Loo, and the Jabberwocky sung by The Everett Chorale. Then, participate in staging a singing battle between four nursery rhymes. For families with children ages 5 and up. The event is from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. March 23 in the Everett main library’s auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave. The event is free. Call youth services at 425-257-8030 for more information.

Clan Heather Dancers: An Everett children’s dance group that specializes in Irish and Scottish dance is performing at 1 p.m. March 23 at Everett’s Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St. Cost is $12 for adults and children and includes admission to the museum. Infants 12 months and younger get in free. More at www.facebook.com/clanheather.

Folksinger and storyteller: Adam Miller returns to Everett with his repertoire of stories and songs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 23 at the Everett main library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural storyteller. The Oregon musician accompanies his baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and autoharp melodies. The event is free. Call 425-257-8260 for information.

Not-Its!: The last show in the Family Entertainment Series is set for 2 p.m. March 24 at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., Marysville. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Tickets are $6. The Not-Its! are a kiddie rock group. Call 360-363-8400 or go to tinyurl.com/yajfomgn.

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.

GO SEE DO

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.

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 Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Historic Flight Foundation and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center. Find information at www.painefield.com/9/Visiting.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. The Schack hosts Teen Nights, free monthly events where teens learn new art techniques while creating up to four art projects from 6 to 8 p.m. Upcoming Teen Nights are March 21, April 18 and May 16. 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, the Seattle Seahawks, 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. Through April 28, see “Live Wires: The Cable TV Revolution.” From pioneer broadcasts to modern broadband, Northwest innovators led the nation in the cable TV revolution. Live Wires tells the story of the men and women who launched the first cable systems, shaped an industry and changed American viewing habits forever.

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.

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: March features several members-only events at the aquarium at 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle. For a schedule of activities, go to www.seattleaquarium.org.

Woodland Park Zoo: The animals will celebrate Easter the wild way from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20. They’ll nibble on specially made Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries and other favorite treats. 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 hrough west entrance on Phinney Avenue N. Parking $6. Call 206-548-2500. More at www.zoo.org.

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