Events and the arts
National Scholastic art exhibit: countywide contest for grades seven to 12. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today though Friday, Monte Cristo Hotel, 1507 Wall St., Everett. Information: 425-257-8380.
"Present Tense" and "Sex Lives of the Superheroes": two plays about the trials of love and dating, followed by a dessert buffet. 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Feb. 16 and Feb. 17, Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Cost: $10. Tickets: 425-774-9600.
Baby story times: four-week parent-participation program with rhymes, stories and music for children up to 23 months. 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24, March 3, March 10 and March 17, Everett Library, Evergreen Branch, 9512 Evergreen Way. Sign up beginning Monday. Information: 425-257-8252.
"Quilters": musical about pioneer life. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 16, Monroe Play House, 123 N. Blakely St. Cost: $10-$12. Tickets: www.monroeplayhouse.com or 360-805-5699.
Art exhibit: Local painter Catherine Longacre is featured in a solo show. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Marco Polo Restaurant, 204 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Information: www.genenastrischool.org or 425-290-9500.
Pileated woodpeckers of the Olympic Peninsula: A wildlife biologist will present the natural history of the pileated woodpecker and its importance to forest ecology. 7 p.m., Northwest Stream Center, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E., near Mill Creek. Cost: $4-$6. For ages 10 and up. Registration: 425-316-8592.
Live jazz: The Julie Casioppo Trio on Friday and 1st Circle on Saturday. 7:30 p.m., Grazie Ristorante Italiano, 23207 Bothell-Everett Highway S.E., Bothell. Information: 425-402-9600.
Healing festival: psychic readings and workshops on topics such as meditation and clairvoyance; child care available. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Church of Divine Man, 2402 Summit Ave., Everett.
Information: www.c-d-m.org or 425-258-1449.
Women's travel seminar: three classes on packing more efficiently, getting the most out of solo travel and writing a more enriching travel journal. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St. Registration: www.ricksteves.com or 425-771-8303, Ext. 289.
Valentine's sock hop: Celebrate Valentine's Day early in 1950s style with stories, crafts, music and dancing. 2-3 p.m., Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. For ages 5 and up. Registration: 425-493-8202.
Valentine's-card party: Create valentines and listen to stories. 2 p.m., Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Registration: 425-776-8722.
Rock 'n' Roll Worship Circus concert: 7 p.m. Feb. 16, Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center, 20800 Marine Drive, near Stanwood. Cost: $10-$15. Tickets: www.warmbeach.com or 360-652-7575.
Reptiles and amphibians: Ben Tomsheck will lead a presentation on local reptiles and amphibians, including a hands-on experience with snakes. 7 p.m. Feb 19, Northwest Stream Center, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E., near Mill Creek. Cost: $4-$6. For ages 6 to adult. Registration: 425-316-8592.
Compiled by Laurie Parker. Send calendar items to The Times of Snohomish County, 1211 164th St. S.W., Lynnwood, WA 98037. Fax: 425-745-7723. E-mail: email@example.com.