February continues to be great weather for planting trees! Good places to find volunteer opportunities planting trees are on the website of a park near you, and with SOLV: http://www.solv.org/volunteer_landing_2007.asp You may need to bring gardening gloves in your kid's sizes.
"Science Sleuths", Thursday February 2. 2PM- 5PM, Vancouver Library, Children's Program Room , Level 3) 901 C Street, Vancouver, WA. "Self-guided family science exploration. This month: Wonderful Weather."
"Utopia- A City of Imagination", Saturday, February 4, 2PM-4PM, White Salmon Valley Library, 77 NE Wauna Ave., White Salmon, WA. "A participatory city-building project for all ages. Together we will create a city from recycled materials and found objects that will be displayed in the library. Visit www.facebook.com/WhiteSalmonLibrary to see how the city develops. All ages are invited to start envisioning and constructing Utopia. Some materials available. Feel free to bring in other fun recycled objects. Tuesdays through Fridays, February 7- 24, 2-4PM, will be open building time. Materials will be available to continue construction on the city. Special times can be scheduled for school and community groups.
"Legos and More", Tuesdays in February, 2PM-5PM, Vancouver Library, Children's Program Room, Level 3, 901 C Street, Vancouver, WA. Suggested for ages 5-11. "Drop in for creative construction with Legos, Clics, K’nex and other fun building toys."
"Eric Ode's Wild and Wacky Wednesday Concert!", Wednesday, February 15, 1:30PM, Stevenson Library, 120 NW Vancouver Ave., Stevenson, WA. "Join us for a wild time with author, poet and award-winning songwriter Eric Ode." http://www.ericode.com/index.htm
"Living in Space", Saturday, February 18, 12PM, Battle Ground Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground, WA. , and Saturday, February 18, 3PM, Vancouver Mall Library, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, Suite 285, Westfield Shoppingtown, Vancouver, WA. Suggested for ages five and up. "Join us for stories, science activities, crafts and a peek at an actual spacesuit."
"Welcome To Iran", Tuesday, February 21, 6:30PM, Battle Ground Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground, WA. "Portland film maker, Art Wright, joined Jackie and Mike Spurlock on their November 2008 trip to Iran. In this video project, he explores the rich history and modern-day vibrancy of this fascinating and little-known country."
"Library Lego Lovers", Thursday, February 23, 4PM, Three Creeks Library, 800-C NE Tenney Rd., Vancouver, WA; Thursday, February 23, 6PM, Battle Ground Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground, WA; and Saturday, February 25, 2PM, White Salmon Library, 77 NE Wauna Ave., White Salmon, WA. "Join us each month for a new Lego challenge."
"Environmental Film Series: Soil", Tuesday, February 28, 6- 9PM, Vancouver Library, Columbia Room Level 1, 901 C Street, Vancouver, WA. "Vancouver Watersheds Alliance presents films and discussion with local experts. Snacks and drinks provided. Children welcome. This month: Go inside the wonders of the soil and hear the story of earth's most valuable and under-appreciated source of fertility."
"Leap Into Juggling", Wednesday, February 29, 2PM, Vancouver Library, Children's Program Room, Level 3, 901 C Street, Vancouver, WA. Presented by W. E. Care. Ages 6-11. http://www.wecaresports.com/