Front Porch: Elmo dropping by Everett in May

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For all of those Elmo fans, Sesame Street Live is making a return trip to Snohomish County.

The live performance of “Can’t Stop Singing” is scheduled to bring Elmo and all those Sesame Street characters to Comcast Arena for several shows in May.

The shows start at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 17; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 18; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. May 19.

Tickets are available at the Comcast Arena Box Office. To charge tickets by phone, call the box office at 866-332-8499. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.comcastarenaeverett.com. For information on suite rentals and group sales, call 425-322-2629.

Learn Japanese cooking: Marysville Parks and Recreation is offering a Japanese Cooking Workshop as part of the Cooking with Fumiko Series.

Learn how to make homemade pot stickers and Hum Bao which is a stuffed bun. The class is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the at the Jennings Park Barn, 6915 Armar Road.

Cost is $42 plus a $5 materials fee.

For registration details, call 360-363-8400 or register online at marysvillewa.gov.

Benefit for youth hockey: The Everett Youth Hockey Booster Club will hold a benefit and social at 5 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center located at Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett.

The family-focused event calls for casual attire and will include kid-friendly favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs and knee hockey in addition to an auction, raffles, a wine frenzy and other fundraising activities.

Last year’s dinner and auction raised more than $17,000 for the booster club. The booster club provides scholarships to young hockey players who otherwise could not afford to play the game, as well as discounted passes to Silvertips goalie camps. They also buy pucks.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 ages 12 and younger, or $60 for a family of four. Price includes an all-you-can-eat hamburger, hot dog and pizza buffet, five raffle tickets and a door prize ticket.

For more information, go to http://eyhbc.org/page/benefit_social.

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