Dive into a science-filled day, make beautiful flower leis and more!
Dive into a science-filled day, make beautiful flower leis and more!
We are seeing a tiny light at the end of the tunnel, but it’s still a ways away. As our quasi-quarantine continues, we’re doing our best to bring you and your family ways to have fun over the weekend and beyond. Stay strong and be well!

10 steps to an easy (and epic!) backyard campout

It’s all about the s’mores, and nine other tips for camping at home with your crew.

8 amazing kid-friendly hikes not too far away

Wander through woodlands, wetlands and gardens with kids on these terrific trails for families.

Charles Wright Academy open house May 30

Whether on campus or via remote learning, we’re committed to delivering an exceptional liberal arts program for students in preschool–grade 12.


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The fun doesn’t have to stop! Our calendar is now filled with virtual events, including our own free virtual play time activities and parenting speakers.
1. Help save our local steelhead, create your own battery and try other innovative activities at this virtual science expo(FRI.)
2. Celebrate the spirit of Africa with an online festival featuring lively performances and traditional instruments. (SAT.)
3. This international festival is going virtual! Tune in for fun highlights and a rare glimpse behind the scenes. (SAT.)
4. Kale, yeah! Join a free story time about vegetables, then make your own imaginative vegetable face. (SAT.)
5. Learn how to make a beautiful flower lei — a symbol of love and aloha — using fresh flowers from your back yard. (SAT.)
6. Plan ahead for a free ParentMap webinar on bringing back free play, featuring The Screentime Consultant, Emily Cherkin. (TUES.)

Help Hopelink end summer hunger

Hopelink is committed to ending summer hunger for children in our community. This year, the current pandemic has made that goal even more challenging. You can help!



A wild driving adventure the kids will love


5 nearby state parks where families can play


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