Category: Adventures

Exploring the Wenatchee Valley with kids

I hereby concede that I am an epic failure in the inspiring “joy and wonderment” department of parenting my youngest. Seriously. Let me explain. Yes, he’s already been to Maui twice (he’s 7) and Glacier National Park, and driven from Denver to Spokane and we counted that he has been to like 8 states. However, […]

Libraries offer story and illustration workshops

Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Elisa Kleven will visit several of our libraries next week, starting with Entiat on Monday! In her interactive drawing and story-making workshops, children will develop their own characters, build stories around them, and then create mixed-medium artwork of their own. In addition to Entiat, she will be at our Quincy, […]

Don’t overthink your summer play dates

A week into summer vacation my kids were already muttering the “B” word. Not too loudly, though, because we have a list of chores designed especially for bored children. But they were missing the daily interaction with their friends and a day packed with activity. They were asking for play dates. Lots of them. And […]

Explore geology with kids

I don’t know a kid who does not have a rock collection, even if it’s just one favorite stashed on a shelf somewhere. I personally have piles of rocks all over my house. Rocks fascinate kids — it’s not hard to get them excited about a cool rock. They’re beautiful, they feel good in the […]

Summer programs at Lake Wenatchee

From a State Parks press release: The state Parks and Recreation Commission will host several summer activities at Lake Wenatchee State Park through Sept. 2. 2 p.m. July 1, Conserving Natural Resources. Junior Ranger program will discuss ways to conserve natural resources. 7 p.m. July 5, Birds of Lake Wenatchee. Heather Murphy, a wildlife biologist and artist, will present a slide […]