Leisure Time Events – May 2008

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Travel seminars — May and June

The Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., in Edmonds will hold a number of travel-related seminars in the coming weeks, including:

* Italy: Off the Beaten Path — 1 p.m. May 3.

* German for Travelers — 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, May 15 through June 12. Cost is $85 for the five-week class.

* Packing Like a Savvy Traveler — 10 a.m. May 17. Cost is $5.

* East African Safaris and Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro — 3 p.m. May 17.

* Summer and Fall Europe Travel Tips — 1 p.m. May 24.

* Europe This Winter: A “How To” Session — 1 p.m. June 14.

Space is limited; call for reservations at 425-744-6076. For updates, check online at www.SavvyTravelerEdmonds.com.

Tulalip art exhibit — May 1 through June 26

The Arts Council of Snohomish County will present “Generations: The Art and Culture of the Tulalip Tribes” from May 1 through June 26 at the council’s gallery, 1507 Wall St., in Everett. The art education exhibit will feature traditional and contemporary works from artists of the Tulalip Tribes, with an opening reception to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. May 1. The Arts Council gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 425-257-8380 or go online to www.artscouncilofsnoco.org.

Village Theatre presents “Little Women” — May 2 through 18

A Village Theatre 2006 Festival of New Musicals favorite and recipient of the Richard Rodgers Award for best score by Kim Oler and Alison Hubbard, “Little Women” is an all new musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel that brings the story of the March family to life. In this faithful adaptation, Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth grow from girls into women, guided by their mother, Marmee, through romance and loss, illness and courtship, growing up, and letting go, according to Village Theatre. The musical will be performed locally from May 2 through 18 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., in Everett. Shows will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets range from $15 to $49. For more information or for tickets, call 425-257-8600 or 888-257-3722 or go online to www.villagetheatre.org.

Mother’s Day Flower and Garden Show — May 10 and 11

Local specialty nurseries will be bringing their best to Country Village’s Mother’s Day Flower and Garden Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 and 11 at the shopping center, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, in Bothell. Featured vegetation will include hostas and ferns, carnivorous plants, hardy orchids, Japanese maples, rhododendrons, fuchsias, herbs and perennials. There also will be garden art, including iron work, concrete castings, birdhouses, lavender products and more. Complimentary pot-your-own container garden or hanging basket will be provided by Country Village management. Call 425-483-2250 for vendor or general information.

2 Big Nites Out Spring Music Festival — May 16 and 17

The Snohomish Artist Guild will hold its ninth annual 2 Big Nites Out Spring Music Festival in downtown Everett on May 16 and 17. The event will feature two nights of music at different venues throughout downtown Everett. Music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $15 each night and allow admittance into all the venues. For more information, call 425-303-1848 or send e-mail to sagpro@hotmail.com.

Eighth annual Jazz Connection — May 24

The Edmonds Center for the Arts presents the eighth annual Jazz Connection, a celebration of youth and jazz in the community, with ongoing performances by student groups from 10 a.m. to 4 .m. at three venues in downtown Edmonds. At 7:30 p.m., an All-Star Concert will be held at ECA, 410 Fourth Ave. N., in Edmonds. For more information, go online to www.ec4arts.org or www.jazzconnection.org.

Everett’s Cruzin’ to Colby — May 25 and 26

Downtown Everett will hold the 2008 Cruzin’ to Colby car show and “cruz” during Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 and 26. The cruise on Colby Avenue is scheduled for 3 to 6:30 p.m. May 25 and is open to the first 400 cars to pre-register. A dance is scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. and is open to the public, with a $5 entry fee. On May 26, the Show n’ Shine car show will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to 800 cars. The event is free to the public. For more information, go online to www.cruzintocolby.com.

Everett Symphony presents “Celestial Voyage” — May 30

The Everett Symphony Orchestra will hold its “Celestial Voyage” concert at 8 p.m. May 30 at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., in Everett. The performance will include the “Orb and Sceptre” (Coronation March) by Walton, “Concerto for Tuba” by Vaughan Williams, “Concerto for Accordion” by Murl Allen Sanders and “The Planets” by Holst. Sanders will be the evening’s special guest. For more information and ticket prices, call 425-258-1605 or go online to www.everettsymphony.org.

Edmonds Rotary Waterfront Festival — May 30 through June 1

The 21st annual Edmonds Rotary Waterfront Festival will be held May 30 through June 1 at the Port of Edmonds Marina. The event will be held from 3 to 10 p.m. May 30, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 31 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 1. During the three-day event, there will be food, art and activities for children and adults. A Classic Yacht Rendezvous will be held May 31 and June 1. Also, a 5K run/walk is scheduled for May 31 ($20 entrance fee if pre-registered, $25 day of race), with registration at 7:45 a.m. and the race beginning at 9 a.m. at City Park (Third Street between Walnut and Pine). For more information, go online to www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.com.

To submit a calendar item, call 425-339-3102, send e-mail to jwolcott@scbj.com or mail to Snohomish County Business Journal, Attn: Leisure Time Calendar, Box 930, Everett, WA 98206. Items must be in by the 15th of the month to be published in the next month’s publication.

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