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r, - June 13, 2012 VouR COMMUNITY Page 13 Parks gram includes art, eats, science, lots of water By Sean C. Morgan There will be a family barbe- Registration costs $15 for all day. Of The New Era cue, and crafting returns this year, events or $3 per event. Signing up • July 12: Make Your Mark The city of Sweet Home's an- she said. for the Float the River event is $10 in the Park. Sankey Park. Make nual Summer Fun in the Parks pro- "We are having another eventif it is the only event. All events Your Mark in the Park is about gram kicks off at the end of June, I find exciting," Westmeyer said, except the river float run from 10 creating something special that with a registration deadline of June Make Your Mark in the Park. -a.m. to 2 p.m. will hold a permanent place in the 15. Children will help fill a void at For information or to volun- park. Along with games and crafts, "Our goal for this program Sankey Park, she said. There used teer, call the Community Devel- participants will make their own is to get our community's kids to be a waterfeature near thehut, opment Department at (541)367- concrete bricks and lay colorful together and outside to learn and "We're going to be making 8113. stones in a design that will deco- play in active, creative ways while tiles," she said. The concept is The events include the follow- rate Sankey Park long after they having fun in our parks," said Lau- for children to design a colorful ing: leave for the day. ra Westmeyer, planning assistant, area or path with river stones and • June 28: Games, Games • July 19: Sun Science. "It's the same as last year, sev- pebbles. Children and parents can and More Games, Ashbrook Park. Strawberry Park. On this sum- en events in the summer," she said. walk around it and remember what .For the kick-off Summer Fun mer day participants will build The city is switching up events a they did. event, activities include obstacle their own portable solar ovens in little, "but we kept the ones that The Summer Fun program at-" courses, relay races, ball games, the city's sunniest park and learn children are going to complain tracts 40 to 100 children for any hula hoop and jumping rope. For about the workings and impor- about if we don't have them." given event, she said. those who want a break or some- tance of the sun. They will play That includes the river float, SchoolDistrict 55 willprovide thing less physical, there will be games to show the effects of dif- water wars and games day. its free lunch program throughout bingo, checkers and word games, ferent energy sources. At the end Other are new or have not the program, she said, and anyone • July 5: Red, White andof the day, they'll test their new been in the program for a COul~le signed up for all seven days will Blue Burgers. Sankey Park. Partic- knowledge of the sun with quizzes of years, she said. Among them is receive a free T-shirt. ipants are sure to eat their greens, and great prizes. And throughout Sun Science. The city is seeking adult vol- but what about their red, white and the summer they can use your new The city is hoping to get clean unteers to help run the weekly pro- blues? The annual family BBQ solar oven to melt those summer pizza boxes donated, she said. gram, held onThursdays beginning will be at Sankey Park as a post- s'mores. They will be used to create solar on June 28. Volunteers may sign up Independence Day Celebration. • July 26: Laugh While You ovens, and she is hoping that chil- for any number of days. Volunteers Family-friendly activities like pin Craft. Sankey Park. A completely dren will be able to cook some- must be at least 18 years old and the tail on the donkey and potato hands-on day filled with craft sta- thing in them. complete a background check,sack races will be a fun part of this tions throughout the park. Partici- pants will create their own finger paintings, wind chimes and other creative crafts. When they're done using their hands, they will head out for a scavenger hunt to com- plete this day of fun. • Aug. 2: Float in a Boat - To the River, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Andrew J. Wiley Creek Park. The river float is back by popular de- mand. Meet at Andrew J. Wiley Creek Park to start the day off with some games and lunch. Then participants will jump on the rafts and float down the Santiam River with Ouzel Outfitters. After a swift landing in Northside Park, they'll enjoy dessert and snacks to power up for the year's Tug-O-War com- petition. • Aug. 9: Water Wars. North- "side Park. Grab a towel and wear clothes that you don't mind getting wet. Participants are going to have fun with water balloons, sprin- klers, soakers and loads of water. This event will wrap up the 2012 Fun in the Parks season, so it will the last chance to have a cool time getting wet under the sun before school starts. Library summer program features wide variety of activities By Sean C. Morgan Preschool, ages 0 to 5, begins "To me that is an overwhelm- Of The New Era at 9:30 a.m. on June 22 and runs ing testimony of our town to show The Sweet Home Public Li- weekly through July 27. the community really is behind brary Summer Reading Program "I like working with the pre- these kids, to keep them reading," gets under way on June 20. schoolers," Leonard said. One Leonard said. Registration is 3 to 5 p.m. on particular event she's looking for- Weekly and grand prizes in- June 14 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on ward to is the July 20 program, clude pizza, movierentals, food, June 16. Children can register at "The Singing Princess and Her toys and gifts, she said. The stu- any time, but registering during Soldier." Children will dress up dents can receive prizes for meet- those times will net children ages 0 for that one. ing reading challenges throughout to 18a free book. All children par- Ages 5-11 (5-year-olds havethe summer. An awards program is ticipating in the Summer Reading their choice which program to at- set for 10 a.m. on Aug. 1 for all Program will receive a library card tend) begins at 10 a.m. on June 20, age groups. - valid throughout the summer, continuing weekly through July TheLibrary Dragon will travel "The schools close," said Li- 25. around town again, Leonard said. brarian Sandi Leonard. "There's Highlights include a visit When children see the Library not even summer school, so there's from the Oregon Museum of Sci- Dragon at local businesses, they no access to books." ence and Industry, with a presenta- simply need to go to the library, The SummerReadingProgramtion on bats, and a "Walk on the 11-1 13th Ave., and tell a librarian gives children access to books, re- Wild Side" with the Cascade Rap- where it is to receive a prize from wards for reading throughout the tor Center and a presentation on the dragon's treasure chest. summer and activities each week. birds of prey, Leonard said. For more information about The theme is "Dream Big." The business community has the Summer Reading Program, The first event, "Jugglema- stepped up to make the Summer call the library at (541) 367-5007. nia," will be held at 11 a,m. on Reading Program possible, Leon- The kindergarten through June 15 at the library for all ages. ard said. "I'm excited about the sixthagrade program includes the Rhys Thomas will perform com- businesses in Sweet Home being following events: edy, juggling and circus tricks, behind us. I'm overwhelmed by • June 20, 10 a.m., "Starry, The Summer Reading PrO- the generosity of our businesses in Starry Night" - Create your own gram for teens, ages 12 through Sweet Home." starry night drawing based on the 18, begins at 6 p.m. on July 6 and Business after business hasartwork of Vincent van Gogh. continues on Thursdays through- responded before she could even • June 27, !0 a.m., "Dream out the month, Leonard said. The open her mouth and tell them why Catchers" - Dream catchers catch first nighi will feature "Shake the she is looking for prize donations both good and bad dreams in their Stacks" live music. The remainder to keep children reading, Leonard webs. Come- and learn the Native of the teen programs will be an- said. Even in a tough economy, American legend and make your nounced later, they're still willing to give. own dream catcher. • July 11, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., "OMSI Going Batty" - Explore the intriguing world of bats and learn the truth ab out the most misunderstood and beneficial creatures on earth. Presented by OMSL Space is limited, and reg- istration is required. , • July 18, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1.1:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., "Walk on the Wild Side" - Cas- cade Raptor Center invites you to join them and learn about birds of prey. Space is limited, and regis- tration is required. • July 25, 10 a,m., "LEGO Fun Day" - Come and play at the library. Create your own LEGO masterpiece. • The 0-5 program includes the following events (all programs be- gin at 9:30 a.m.): • June 22, "Wish Upon a Star." • June 29, "Whoo? Whoo? Owls?" • July 6, "Teddy Bear Sto- ries" - Bring your favorite stuffed animals. • July 13, "Gorilla at Night." • July 20, "The Singing Prin- cess and Her Soldier" - Dress up for this one. • July 27, "Stellaluna." 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Cost runners/walkers are kept safe dur- be made to get the road reopened for kids 12 and under is $15 with a ing the event, from 8 to 11 a.m. as quickly as can be done safely. T-shirt and $10 without. Pre-reg- Road closures will include For more information regard- istration is strongly encouraged, 60th Avenue North from High- ing the event and road closures, but registrations will be taken until way 20 to Foster Dam Road, Fos- call (541) 367-8969. (541) 258-8191 ° 1-800-225-4670 1211 SOUTH MAIN ST., AT THE "Y" IN LEBANON WWW.PRIMASINGMOTORS.COM