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June 2023 Community Calendar

by STAFF REPORT
Staff Report | June 1, 2023 1:20 AM

June 2

First Friday Jam

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

Preschool story time

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

June 3

Dru Gimlin 3-on-3 basketball tournament

This will be the 20th anniversary for the tournament. The tournament features an adult division ages 18 and older, youths in fifth grade through high school and boys and girls divisions. Proceeds go to the Dru Gimlin Foundation, named for the QHS student who died in a traffic accident. The foundation works to ensure children in Quincy can participate in athletics. First game starts at 9 a.m. on Central Avenue South in downtown Quincy.

CBBRE Spring Classic

Barrel racing. Begins at 7 a.m. at the Grant County Fairgrounds, Moses Lake.

Moses Lake Farmers Market

Every Saturday until the end of October. Fresh produce, crafts and more. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at McCosh Park, Moses Lake. Info: moseslakefarmersmarket.com.

Family Free Saturday

Twirling ladybug or bee. Continues until supplies have been exhausted. Adult must accompany child during activity (no drop-offs). 12-2 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

June 5

Teen Art Studio

Modeled after traditional art ateliers, these classes teach teen students a variety of important classical drawing and painting techniques. All materials are provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own art board, if they have one. For teen art students of all skill levels. Museum members are eligible for discounts on classes. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

June 6

TOPS

Weight loss support group. 8 a.m. every Tuesday at Lake City Foursquare Church, 333 N. Central Drive. Info: 509-350-2175.

Tech help hour

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

Lego Club

Legos are provided and no registration is needed. This activity is geared toward children who are 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. 4-5 p.m. every other Tuesday at the Grand Coulee Library, 225 Federal Ave. Info: 509-633-0972 or grandcoulee@ncwlibraries.org.

Crafternoon

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

Guided sketching and drawing

Class for teens and adults taught by museum fine art instructor Cheryl Fall. This class will guide you to develop – or improve – your drawing skills through the basics of sketching from a variety of set-ups. We’ll cover live sketching techniques, drawing beautifully draped fabrics, sketching everyday objects, as well as techniques to establish value and scale. All materials are provided for this class; however, you may choose to bring your own sketchbook and/or pencils. Class continues June 13. Museum members are eligible for discounts on classes. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

June 8

Color Me Happy: Inclusive Adult Art Club

This class is a fun and engaging way to express yourself, meet new friends, and is for students of all abilities who may be neurodiverse or have other cognitive and/or physical challenges. Students are encouraged to wear clothing that can get messy, as we may be using materials such as glue, glitter, or paint. Caregivers are required to stay and participate. Please email museum@cityofml.com to request any specific accommodations prior to class and we will do our best to assist. Museum members are eligible for discounts on classes. 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

June 9

Sage-N-Sun Festival

Ephrata goes all out to celebrate summer with food and vendors starting on Friday afternoon, a fun run at 8 a.m. Saturday, a grand parade at 11 a.m. Saturday and the Wenatchee Youth Circus at noon Saturday. Adult beverage garden 4-10 p.m. Friday and 12-11 p.m. Saturday. Live music by Kosmik DreamZz, Rusty Jackson, Mojo, The Funk and Aeromyth. Info: ephratawachamber@gmail.com or 509-750-6183.

Indigo Tie-Dye for Beginners

We are starting summer off right with this fun indigo tie-dye class for beginners. We will show you a couple of different dye patterns and teach you a little bit about the history of the dye. Please bring a natural fiber item (cotton, wool, silk etc.) to dye. Ages 14 to adult. Museum members are eligible for discounts on classes. 3-5 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

June 14

Flag Day Ice Cream Social

Flag Day ceremony, music and ice cream. Sponsored by the Veterans Operation Creation. 4-6 p.m. at the Quincy Valley Historical Society and Museum, 415 F St. SW. Info: www.qvhsm.org.

Preschool Art Club

For ages 2-5. Preschool Art Club is a fun way to create art and make new friends! We may be using scissors, glue, paints, and sometimes glitter, so make sure to wear clothes that can get messy. Three or four simple crafts will generally be themed by the current season/holidays. Parent/guardian participation required. Museum members are eligible for discounts on classes. Session 1 10:30-11:15 a.m., session 2 12-12:45 p.m. 3-5 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

NCW Libraries Personal Essay Workshops for adults

Award-winning journalist, essayist and teacher Kristen Millares Young will lead an interactive writing workshop to help participants tell their own stories. Each hour-long session will begin with a one-page reading to inspire group discussion, followed by timed prompts that guide individual writing sessions. Virtual event. Register at www.ncwlibraries.org on the online calendar. Info: 1-800-426-7323.

June 17

Uke Jam

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

June 21

Fill the Truck Food Drive

Quincy Food Bank operators are asking Quincy Valley residents to donate food to fill the food bank truck. Organizers are looking for non-perishable food including staples and hygiene products. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Aikens Fresh Market parking lot, 106 F. St. SW.

June 23

Washington State Junior Horse Show

Sponsored by the Grant/Adams/Lincoln 4-H Youth Development Program. Show runs through June 25 at the Grant County Fairgrounds, Moses Lake.

June 24

Pride Color Run and Celebration

Second annual Pride celebration with fun run, performers and dancing. Family-friendly event. Color run begins at 9 a.m., celebration at 11 a.m. at the Centennial Amphitheater, McCosh Park, Moses Lake. Info: 509-764-8402 or https://bit.ly/3Pgj11F.

June 25

Forgotten Trails and Lost Ancient Lake Gold’

Local historian Todd Thaemert will discuss Quincy in the late 1800s and the legends of buried gold along the Columbia River. 4 p.m. at the Pioneer Church at the Quincy Valley Historical Society and Museum, 415 F St. SW.

June 28

NCW Libraries Virtual Music Technology for kids and teens

Award-winning music producer Brent Daniels will lead a high-energy, interactive, virtual program that shows how everyday devices are used by professionals to create the music and sounds that people love. Participants will create an original track. Virtual event. Register at www.ncwlibraries.org on the online calendar. Info: 1-800-426-7323.