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Community calendar: Nov. 2022

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November 1

Homeschoolers' Art Atelier: Drawing and Painting

9-11 a.m. first, second, third and fifth Tuesdays at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam St. New program to support our growing homeschool community, taught by a professional art instructor with years of experience and expertise ready to spread her knowledge. These workshops will provide your student with the opportunity to engage with their peers with the guidance of an experienced art instructor. Museum members eligible for discounts on classes. Info: (509) 764-3830.

Tech help hour

2-3 p.m. every Tuesday at the Ephrata Library, 45 Alder St. NW. Basic computer and internet use assistance with the librarian. Online guided basic computer use tutorials through Northstar digital and WISC-Online. Info: (509) 754-3971 or

Lego Club

4-5 p.m. every other Tuesday at the Grand Coulee Library, 225 Federal Ave. Legos are provided and no registration is needed. This activity is geared toward children who are ages 6-12 years old, as there are small pieces. This is a great way for kids to meet other children and for parents to relax and browse the library. Info: 509-633-0972 or

Crafternoon at the Library

5-6 p.m. every Tuesday at the George library, 125 E Deacon Ave. Join us for an afternoon filled with crafting and imagination. All ages welcome. Info: (509) 785-7043 or

November 2

Storytime and craft

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Soap Lake Library, 32 E. Main Ave. All ages welcome. Info: (509) 246-1313 or

Homework help

3-4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Royal City Library, 136 Camelia St. NW. Students are invited to drop by for help with their assignments. Info: (509) 346-9281 or

Wednesday Workshop

3-4 p.m. at the Mattawa library, 101 Manson Lane. Featuring manga activities for kids and tweens. Info: (509) 932-5507 or

Paint & Snack

4-5:30 p.m. at the Grand Coulee Library, 225 Federal Ave. Come out and paint an awesome fall tree using acrylics and canvas. All supplies provided. Ages 11-17. Info: 509-633-0972 or

Preschool story time

11 a.m.-12 p.m. every Wednesday at the Othello Library, 101 E. Main St. Stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5 with their parent or caregiver. Info: (509) 488-9683.

Preschool story time

10-11 a.m. every Thursday at the Quincy Library, 208 Central Ave. S. Participants will read books, sing songs and do movement activities. Craft time will follow story time. 2-5 years old. Seating is available for 50 people. Info: (509) 787-2359 or

Preschool story time

10:30-11:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Ephrata Library, 45 Alder St. NW. Half an hour of interactive stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a fun craft. Info: (509) 754-3971 or

DIY heating pads

2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Royal City Library, 136 Camelia St. NW. Participants will create fun and beautiful heating pads to get ready for the winter months ahead. All supplies will be provided by the library. Info: (509) 346-9281 or

November 4

‘I Believe I Can Fly’

10 a.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam St. Opening of community gallery show by Seattle artist Michelle Quinn. “I Believe I Can Fly” is a whimsical series of pieces based around butterflies, birds, fantastical creatures, and the inherent wish to soar. Brightly printed papers from India, a 100-year-old map of Peru, and a few antique book covers are just several talking points in this show. Exhibit runs through Dec. 30. Info: (509) 764-3830.

Manga Maniacs

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wahluke High School, 505 North Boundary Road, Mattawa. Students meet at lunch for a new manga preview and discussion each month plus manga-related activities. Sponsored by the Mattawa Library. Info: (509) 932-5507 or

Friday Crafternoon

4-5 p.m. every Friday at the Grand Coulee Library, 225 Federal Ave. Info: 509-633-0972 or

November 5

November Free Family Saturday: Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

12-2 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam St. Free Family Saturday is fun for the whole family and is open to all ages. Activities fill on a first-come-first-served basis and run until supplies have been exhausted. An adult must accompany child during activity (no drop-offs). Info: (509) 764-3830.

Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War meeting and program

Ops Building, Moses Lake Municipal Airport, 3540 Municipal Airport Road NE. Sack lunch and social time at 12 p.m., quarterly meeting at 12:30, program at 1 p.m. Hank Cramer III will speak on the Battle of Picacho Peak, Arizona, a skirmish between the Union’s California Column advancing east and the rear guard of Confederate forces who would eventually withdraw from Tucson, Arizona into Texas. Info: Don Jameson, 509-945-0549.

College Scholars

10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Mattawa Library, 101 Manson Lane. Drop-in help for teens or adults in college or preparing for college. Get homework help, reference or research consultations with a Washington State Certified Librarian in person. Help with resumes, applications, essays or papers is also available, as well as a chance to learn to use library resources for college students. Info: (509) 932-5507 or

Story Time

10:30-11 a.m. every Saturday at the Grand Coulee Library, 225 Federal Ave. Children 0-5 can listen to stories, sing songs and use all sorts of fun shakers. Play time will follow. Info: 509-633-0972 or

November 7

Maker Mondays

3-5 p.m. every Monday at the Royal City Library, 136 Camelia St. NW. Create amazing things with Legos, Magna Tiles and more. The library will provide all supplies. Event continues every Monday. Info: (509) 346-9281 or

November 8

Holiday Crafternoon

3-3:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays through December at the Coulee City Library, 405 W. Main St. Children can explore their creative skills and make something fun for our celebrations at the end of the year. Info: (509) 632-8751 or

Wednesday Workshop

3-4 p.m. at the Mattawa library, 101 Manson Lane. Art for kids and tweens. Info: (509) 932-5507 or

Adult crafts: Fall Banner & Mason Jar Luminary

4:30-6 p.m. at the Grand Coulee Library, 225 Federal Ave. All supplies provided. Info: 509-633-0972 or

November 9-12

Christmas market and gift show

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Seed Cupboard Nursery, 12543 Road H SW, Royal City. Craft, gift and food vendors, classes and demonstrations. Admission is free. Info:

November 12

Salute to Service Auction

5:30 p.m. at the Quincy Valley Conference Center, 115 F St. SW. Live and silent auction, dinner, dessert dash, raffles and entertainment to honor our first responders. Tickets are $70 per person. Sponsored by the Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Quincy Rotary Club. Info: 509-787-2140.

Clay with Kris: Slab built cross box

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam St. This cute box measures about 4 inches by 4 inches and can be used for a variety of purposes: pencil holder, planter, cotton balls, et cetera. Slab building is a beginner-level pottery technique. Info: (509) 764-3830.


12-2 p.m. at the Warden Library, 305 S Main St. Learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math. Info: (509) 349-2226 or

November 17

Friends of the Library Book Sale

2-6 p.m. in the basement of the Moses Lake Public Library, 418 E. Fifth Ave. Sale will feature Christmas books as well as the usual array of books for all interests, plus DVDs, CDs, puzzles and games. Info: 509-765-3489.

November 18

ZUZU African Acrobats

7 p.m. at the Wallenstien Theater, Big Bend Community College. Hailing from Tanzania, the ZUZU African Acrobats celebrate the 2,000-year-old Bantu culture of East Africa in every performance. Performing ancient traditions passed on by elders, this troupe delivers incredible acrobatics, energizing African drumming, singing and dancing, and gravity-defying stunts while simultaneously displaying African culture's grace, beauty and strength. Presented by Columbia Basin Allied Arts. Info:

November 22

Family Game Night

4-6 p.m. at the Royal City Library, 136 Camelia St. NW. Board games and card games for the whole family. Info: (509) 346-9281 or

November 26

Holly Jolly Christmas

10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Seed Cupboard Nursery, 12543 Road H SW, Royal City. Pictures with Santa and his reindeer, artisan and food vendors, face painting and more. Admission is $5. Info:

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