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Events for February 2024

by Staff report
| January 30, 2024 4:06 PM

In February, love is in the air and spring is lurking somewhere around the corner. Here are a few things that are happening around the Basin this month. 

Feb. 1

Adults with Special Needs Storytime

This small group of adults with special needs meets every Thursday for story time with songs and crafts. 10:15 a.m. at the Moses Lake Library, 418 E. Fifth Ave. Info: 509-765-3489.

Color Me Happy: Inclusive Adult Art Club

This class is a fun and engaging way to express yourself and meet new friends, and is for students of all abilities who may be neurodiverse or have other cognitive and/or physical challenges. Students will receive one to two projects to complete during class, ranging from simple to more difficult (based on the students’ abilities and preferences). 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. Cost is $10. 10:30 a.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 South Balsam St. Info: 509-764-3830.

Feb. 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.

Free Family Saturday

Make a Valentine’s Day card. 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.

V-Day & Pets

Support your local small businesses at Small Business Saturday V-Day & Pets event. Lots of variety and choices. There will be raffles of baskets containing items from all vendors. Proceeds from the raffles will benefit Grant County Animal Outreach. 11 a.m. at O2 Studio Yoga, 248 W. Third Ave., Moses Lake. Info: o2studioyoga.com.

Waypoint Foundation Scholastic Chess Tournament

The Waypoint Foundation's 17th annual scholastic chess tournament is open to K-12 students of all skill levels in Grant and Adams counties. There are no entry fees, and lunch is provided to participants. All participants receive a cash prize with the tournament champion receiving $500. Advance registration is recommended. 7:30 a.m. at Parkway School, 1011 Parkway Blvd., Ephrata. Info: www.waypointfoundation.org.

15th Annual Country Sweethearts Dinner Auction

Dinner with live and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation. The Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation has a number of initiatives, from gas and grocery gift cards to meals to support groups, to alleviate some of the stress that a cancer diagnosis can bring. 5 p.m. at the Grant County Fairgrounds, 3953 Airway Drive NE, Moses Lake. Info and tickets: www.columbiabasincancerfoundation.org.

Feb 2, 3, 9 and 10

Quincy Valley Allied Arts will present the final two weekends of its production of “Bright Star.” The musical tells two stories in one, the first about a love affair in 1923 with serious consequences, the second about a young World War II veteran with literary dreams. The Feb. 10 production is a matinee. Tickets and more information: www.quincy-valley-allied-arts.org.

Feb. 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. 

Feb. 6

Preschool story time

Kids will read books, do finger plays and action rhymes, sing songs, and explore with other activities. 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Moses Lake Library, 418 E. Fifth Ave. Info: 509-765-3489.

Feb. 8

Aaron Crawford

Original Cascade Country artist Aaron Crawford combines classic country with Seattle rock and roll. 6 p.m. at Gård Public House, 112 Evergreen Ave. NW, Royal City. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended. Info: 509-414-1484.

An evening with Sanctus Real

Come join Christian rock band Sanctus Real with special guest JJ Weeks for an incredible evening of worship. General admission $10, VIP tickets $20. 7 p.m. at Moses Lake Presbyterian Church, 1142 W. Ivy Ave. Info: 509-765-8819.

Feb. 9

Who Do U Love?

Make a Valentine's Day picture frame, even if you've never crafted. Come paint, glue, apply duct tape and make a gift or a sweet decoration. Program will run while supplies last. No signup required. 3-5 p.m. at the Moses Lake Library, 418 E Fifth Ave. Info: 509-765-3489.

Preschool story time

Kids will read books, do finger plays 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.

Feb. 10

Valentine’s Market

Bring your sweetheart to an amazing indoor farmers market. Sponsored by the Moses Lake Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Grant County Fairgrounds, 3953 Airway Drive NE, Moses Lake. Info: 509-750-7831.

MLSD Preschool Art Show reception

Enjoy local preschoolers’ artwork in the Ramon Cerna Community Gallery. Kid-friendly refreshments will be served. 12-1 p.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam St. Exhibit runs from Feb. 2 to March 18. Info: www.moseslakemuseum.com.

Feb. 13

Adult guided sketch

Class for ages 16 and older 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. 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.

Feb. 15

Your Road Home

A free workshop to help you map your way to home ownership. Learn from three professionals who can help you find and buy your next home. No charge. 6:30-8 p.m. at the Smith-Martin Building, 102 E. Third Ave.

Feb. 16

Third Friday Beginner’s Jam

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

Feb. 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.

Roosevelt Road

Bluegrass, Americana acoustic and Gospel music. Adults $5, kids 12 and younger free. 7 p.m. at the George Community Hall, 403 W. Montmorency Blvd.  Info: www.georgecommunityhall.com.

Feb. 21

Refugee Foster Care Information Session

Learn how to support refugee youth through foster care. The Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) Program serves teenage youth seeking refuge in the U.S. who do not have family to provide care. Foster families offer a safe, supportive home for these youth to thrive.

Register for this virtual event at https://bit.ly/3ugXj5p.

Feb. 22

Youth Arts and Crafts Club

This class, taught by museum instructor Colleen Seto, introduces students ages 7-12 to new ways of creating art and expressing themselves. Students will have two to four project options, often themed by current holidays/season. Students will have the chance to use a variety of tools and mediums including acrylic paint, watercolor, clay, twine and origami. Students should wear clothes that can get messy, as some projects may be messier than others (aprons provided). Museum staff will guide students and be on hand to provide supplies. Parents/guardians are welcome to stay. Museum members are eligible for discounts on classes. Cost is $10 and enrollment is limited to 15. 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

Feb. 23

Greater Othello Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

Celebrate the Chamber's commitment to providing Othello with incredible community gathering events while promoting and supporting local businesses. Visit with members of our community, advertise for your business or organization, and bid on silent and live auction items. Tickets are $50 in advance or $65 at the door, and are available at City Hall or the Chamber office at 705 E Hemlock St. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 616 E Juniper St. Info: 509-488-2683.

Feb. 24

Kitchen Sink Science: Human Heart Model

Kitchen Sink Science is offered the last Saturday of each month with a different topic. Join us for this fun science class where you will learn new things and investigate the science all around you! All materials provided. Museum members eligible for discounts on classes. Ages 7-13. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, 401 S. Balsam. Info: 509-764-3830.

Enchanting Bridal Expo

Catering, photographers, hair stylists, jewelry, venues, event rentals, and much more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Grant County Fairgrounds, 3953 Airway Drive NE, Moses Lake. Presented by Enchanting Events. Info: 509-408-2600.

Enchanted Evening

Come enjoy dancing, crafts and dessert with your child. Special guest appearances by your favorite princes and princesses the kids are sure to know and love. Presented by Moses Lake High School Choral Boosters. Tickets are $40 for one adult and one child or $60 for a family of four, plus $10 per additional person. Recommended for ages 12 and under. Tickets: https://bit.ly/EnchantedMLHS24.

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