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Columbia Basin events calendar for January 2023

by STAFF REPORT
Staff Report | January 4, 2023 3:22 PM

Events for January 2023

Jan. 6

First Friday Jam

7-9 p.m. at George Community Hall, 403 W. Montmorency Blvd. Anyone with an instrument can come and play; anyone with ears can come and listen. Potluck will precede jam at 6 p.m. Info: www.georgecommunityhall.com.

Preschool story time

10:30-11 a.m. every Friday at the Warden Library, 305 S Main Ave. Kids will read books, do finger plays and action rhymes, sing songs, and explore with other activities. Info: 509-349-2226.

Jan. 7

Family Free Saturday

12-2 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. This cute craft will use a variety of media to make a nighttime snowman scene. Continues until supplies have been exhausted. Adult must accompany child during activity (no drop-offs). Info: 509-764-3830.

Jan. 10

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 ephrata@ncwlibraries.org.

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 grandcoulee@ncwlibraries.org.

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 george@ncwlibraries.org.

Jan. 11

Homework help

3-5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Royal City Library, 136 Camelia St. NW. Available for elementary, middle and high school students. Info: (509) 346-9281.

Pinochle

1-3:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Soap Lake Senior Center, 121 Second Ave. SE. Free to all. Masks are optional. Info: 509-246-1913.

Jan. 17

‘Humanity in Print: Literature and Human Rights’

3 p.m. online, hosted by Central Washington University. Professor Richard Middleton-Kaplan, former dean of arts and sciences at Walla Walla Community College, shares stories about human rights activists he has encountered throughout his academic career. Presented by Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Info: www.humanities.org.

Jan. 18

Community soup and dessert luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Royal City Community Center, 13702 Dodson Road. Attendees are invited to bring a soup or a dessert to share. Presented by Royal Slope Seniors. Info: 509-750-8324.

Jan. 19

Friends of the Library book sale

2-6 p.m. in the basement of the Moses Lake Public Library, 418 E. Fifth St. We have books for all ages as well as DVDs, CDs, puzzles and games. Book donations are also accepted. Sales benefit the programs at the public library. Info: 509-765-3489.

The Ancient Art of Madhubani Painting

7 p.m. online, hosted by Friends of the Mid-Columbia Libraries. For generations, women of a small region in Northeast India have been using Madhubani painting to tell the stories of their lives. Artist Deepti Agrawal provides a demo and a work-along session where participants practice the Madhubani style and learn more about its rich heritage. Presented by Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Info: www.humanities.org.

Jan. 20

Third Friday Beginner’s Jam

7-9 p.m. at George Community Hall, 403 W Montmorency Blvd. Come and learn to play nice in a group. Experienced musicians and audiences welcome. Info: www.georgecommunityhall.com.

Jan. 21

Uke Jam

1-2 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Instructor Jennifer McCarthy will lead the group in creating beautiful music. All skill levels welcome. Attendees are asked to bring their own instruments and music stands if possible. Registration is required. Info: 509-764-3830.

Jan. 28

Pancake breakfast

9-11:30 a.m. at the Soap Lake Senior Center, 121 Second Ave. SE. Funds raised support the senior center. Info: 509-246-1913.

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