Celebrate the Fourth of July with these creative family festivities!
Celebrate the Fourth of July with these creative family festivities!

Where to take the kids to a drive-in movie

Go for an old-school night out with the fam at drive-in movie theaters and pop-ups around the Sound.

Ghost-town hikes that will thrill the kids

Go into the wild and back in time on these nearby hikes through old cemeteries, railroad beds and other abandoned sites.

Teaching Hands in-person summer program

Teaching Hands is offering students entering grades K–2 what they miss the most: in-person, small-group learning and outdoor activities.


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The fun doesn’t have to stop! Our calendar is filled with virtual and in-person events, including our own free virtual playtime activities and parenting speakers.
1. Celebrate the Fourth of July with creative virtual events, drive-by parades and some real fireworks. (FRI.–SAT.)
2. Drive-in Fair fun (concerts! free movie!) starts this weekend with drive-through fair food. Hot tip: There’s a giveaway! (FRI.–SUN.)
3. These farms are open! Pet kangaroo babies, peek in a bunny nest, enjoy a picnic, tour a farmhouse and more. (FRI.–SUN.)
4. Book a time for a dip in a popular (and warm!) local swimming pool that’s just reopened. (ONGOING)
5. Hit the trails to find letterbox stations and mark discoveries on a clue sheet. Psst ... You might even win a prize! (ONGOING)
6. Zoos and animal destinations around the Sound are now open — with safety measures in place for families. (ONGOING)

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!



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