Family fun calendar
Snohomish, Island counties
"Bugs Don't Bug Me!": 10 a.m. July 29 and 30 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; admission is $6. Call 360-568-9412 or go to www.thumbnailtheater.org; What is a beeping slag? Come along with Cyndi Soup, Gus Puppy and The Imagine Inn Adventure Crew for an interactive musical camping expedition and find out; featuring songs composed by Tim Noah and Ken Morrison, for the Emmy award winning educational series "How 'Bout That."
Blueberry Festival: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30 at Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, 5628 Grandview Road, Arlington; free admission and parking; berry picking open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; old-fashioned summer barbecue and self-guided farm tours; children's activities begin at 11:30 a.m. and include face painting, pony rides from 12:30 p.m., music and wagon rides. Check www.bryantblueberries.com for daily updates on picking conditions.
Silvana Community Fair: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 30 at 1331 Pioneer Highway, Silvana; www.silvanafair.com.
Sand Sculpting Contest: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Edmonds Marina Beach on Admiral Way South; form a team or build on your own. Free amateur contest open to all ages. Sign up at Marina Beach at 10 a.m. and start building. Judging is at noon and Golden Bucket Awards at 12:30 p.m. Bring your buckets and shovels. For more information call Edmonds Parks & Recreation at 425-771-0230.
Stanwood-Camano Community Fair: 9 a.m. to midnight Aug. 5 and 6, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 7 with carnival 11 a.m. to midnight Aug. 5 and 6 and during all fair hours Aug. 7, Stanwood-Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; youth agriculture exhibits and competitions, live entertainment; free parking at Stanwood High School, 7400 272nd St. NW; free shuttle every 15 minutes; admission $6 to $9 daily, free for ages 5 and under, three-day passes $18; 360-629-4121; www.stanwoodcamanofair.org.
Lake Whatcom Railway summer trains: Ride on an antique train with cars dating back to the early 1900s at noon every Saturday through Sept. 3. Tickets, purchased at the train, are $20 for adults and $10 for ages 2 to 17. Trains leave from Wickersham Junction about 10 miles north of Sedro-Woolley on Highway 9. Trains are also available Monday through Friday for special parties, booked in advance. Learn more at www.lakewhatcomrailway.com or call 360-595-2218.
Seafair Weekend: Features Albert Lee Cup and Boeing Air Show, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 7; Friday is free; prices vary, visit seafair.com; Genesee Park at Lake Washington.
"Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear": At the Pacific Science Center, discover why our hearts race, our knees shake and our bodies sweat when we are scared; meet Mr. Goose Bumps, a larger-than-life figure that illustrates, through animation, and explore "Fear in the Wild," "Coping with Fear" and other themed areas; through Sept. 5; $14 for adults; $9 for youth 6 to 15; $7 for kids 3 to 5 and $12 for seniors 65 and over; call 206-443-2001 or go to pacificsciencecenter.org.
Snohomish, Island counties
"Cruisin' the Washington Fossil Freeway": A traveling exhibition from Seattle's Burke Museum that blends whimsical and vibrant art by Ray Troll with fossils dating back to early life on Earth. There are also fossil specimens, including the cast of a mammoth tooth; hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 2 at Edmonds Historical Museum, 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds. Suggested donation is $2 for adult and $1 for a child. For more information, go to www.historicedmonds.org.
"Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century": 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily to Sept. 7 at the Burke Museum, on the University of Washington campus at the corner of 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street, Seattle. Tickets are $10, $8 and $7.50. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org. This traveling exhibit presents a contemporary perspective on wolves in North America and focuses on how wolves and humans have coexisted for thousands of years, including the story of wolves in Washington state.
"The Owl and the Woodpecker":10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Aug. 7 at The Burke Museum, on the University of Washington campus at the corner of 17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St., Seattle. Tickets are $10, $8 and $7.50. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org. Visitors learn about the most important species of owls and woodpeckers in North America while viewing photos and learning how these birds define specific habitats.
"Dinosaurs. Real Close": Take a journey back in time and discover life-size, animatronic creatures that roar, snarl, hiss, spit and move; through Sept. 5 at the Woodland Park Zoo, 750 N 50 St., Seattle. Exhibit entry is $3 in addition to zoo admission or membership; free for children 2 and under. Go to www.zoo.org.
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