Bicycle Sundays start May 3 along Lake Washington Blvd.

2015 Bicycle Sundays kick off May 3.

2015 Bicycle Sundays kick off May 3.

May is Bike Month, and we’re celebrating by kicking off the 50th anniversary series of Bicycle Sundays on May 3, 2015.

During Bicycle Sundays, a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation invites everyone in the community to bike, jog or stroll along the boulevard between the Seward Park entrance and Mount Baker Park’s beach during these times.

The 2015 event dates are:

  • May 3, 17, 31
  • June 21, 28
  • July 5, 12
  • Aug. 9, 16, 30
  • Sept. 13, 20

The Cascade Bicycle Club will sell helmets in Seward Park for $15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and offer professional helmet fittings on June 21 and 28, July 5, Aug. 9, 16 and 30. King County law requires all cyclists to wear helmets. Wearing a properly fitted helmet reduces the risk of severe head injury by 85 percent.

Bicycle Sundays are sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Cascade Bicycle Club and Seattle Department of Transportation with the support of the Seattle Police Department.

For more information, including bicycle trail etiquette and traffic codes, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday/. Mt. Baker Beach, Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center and Seward Park remain open to all users.

 

‘Magical Mac ‘n’ Cheese’ this Friday at Northgate Community Center

Bring the family and turn your macaroni and cheese into a magical evening of dinner and entertainment! From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, Northgate Community Center will offer basic macaroni ‘n’ cheese and you can add your favorite toppings. Choose from bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sun dried tomatoes, onions, bread crumbs and more.

Xakary the Magician and his pet rabbit will mesmerize and dazzle guests with their magic!

Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. Please register ahead of time at 206-386-4283.

Northgate Community Center is located at 10510 5th Ave. NE.

Teen Program partners with community groups to collect needed items for Broadview Emergency Shelter

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Student Teen Employment Preparation (STEP) Program is partnering with Solid Ground and Broadview Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing to hold a drop-off donation event for the shelter.

Donation Information
Friday August 10, 2012
Noon – 3 p.m.
Drop-off Donation Sites:
Trader Joe’s
1700 E Madison St., Seattle
Friday August 17, 2012
Noon – 3 p.m.
PCC
600 North 34th St., Seattle

Broadview Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing, which gets funding from Solid Ground, provides temporary housing for women and children displaced by domestic violence, health problems, or other crises. The shelter provides safety and help with such immediate needs as food, clothing, and hygiene and household supplies. Transitional housing provides longer-term aid in the form of 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling, goal setting, domestic violence support groups, legal advocacy, resources for children, and other services. For more information on the program, please click here.

Parks’ STEP Program is a summer program that provides opportunities for teens to get involved in helping the community, and then they take their newly acquired experience and skills into the workplace. Parks gets teens involved in issues and projects related to the environment, human services, and Seattle’s urban agriculture activities and organizations. The teens came up with the idea for their service project and reached out to the Broadview Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing to hold the drop-off donation for people at the emergency shelter.

For more information on STEP and other summer teen employment programs, please click here.

Seward Park Celebrates 100 Years with Centennial Festival

To commemorate the establishment of Seward Park in 1911, neighbors and community organizations are holding a historical festival on July 16 -17 to acknowledge 100 years of history and celebrate all that the park now offers. 

Highlights for Saturday include a costumed Promenade around the perimeter of the park, Classic Car Parade and Show, historic hydroplanes on display, a vintage fashion show, food vendors and live music – all of which have a place in the park’s history. Spectators may especially appreciate the appearance of a 1911 Baker electric car.  

In remembrance of the wildly popular annual Rainier District Pow Wow that ran from 1934-1991, the family of the late legislator John L. O’Brien (“Mr. Pow Wow”), will sponsor a pie-eating contest and other old-fashioned games in his honor. Locally renowned comedian John Keister will emcee the contests and games, and one of the judges will be Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess. 

A ceramic art show will run throughout Saturday and Sunday at the Seward Park Clay Studio. A neighborhood garden and history tour takes place Sunday only from 1-4pm ($10 in advance, or $15 day of tour). All events other than the garden and history tour are free.

Background and Additional Details

In 1911, the City of Seattle bought the 277-acre Bailey Peninsula on the western shore of Lake Washington.  When first suggested – almost 20 years previous – some felt that the site was too far from town. Optimists, however, correctly anticipated Seattle’s growth.  

Due to this forethought and lucky happenstance that left the peninsula unlogged, Seward Park is now one of the city’s favorite parks, boasting some of the oldest and largest trees in the city.  It stands as a vital part of south Seattle’s past and present, as well as being an ecological hotspot.  

On clear summer days, hundreds of visitors can be found enjoying the park’s paved lakeshore walking loop, swimming area, eco-friendly playground and Audubon education center, and several scenic picnic areas. Birdwatchers appreciate opportunities to gaze at two resident eagle pairs or great blue herons fishing. The park also boasts an amazing view of Mt. Rainier rising over Lake Washington.   

The festival on July 16 -17 will feature additional draws honoring the park’s 20th century cultural history.  A two-mile “Promenade around the Peninsula” will commence at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Participants are encouraged to dress in period wear from 1911 to present. Organizers hope to see a range of costumes represented – everything from 1920s flapper dresses, to dapper 1940s suits, to Japanese-American summer yukatas, to 1990s teen grunge-wear is welcome. Commemorative tee-shirts and posters will be available for purchase. Promenade pre-registration at sewardparkcentennial.org is encouraged but not required. 

Walkers will be followed by a parade of classic cars returning to the lakeshore loop after a 40-year hiatus. (The loop was closed to car traffic in the 1970s.)  After this one-time only circuit, the cars will be on display through Saturday afternoon at the parking area at the top of the park. Although driving on the loop, drag races, and power boats races in Seward Park’s Andrews Bay are now only a memory, historic hydroplanes from the nation’s only hydroplane museum will also be on display on Saturday to recall these old pastimes, including 951 Slo Mo Shun, 1968 Miss Budweiser, and 1975 Oh Boy! Oberto. 

The mainstage will feature live performances between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., including music by Karin Blaine (folk/indie), Four on Six (jazz), The Garage Band (classic rock), and Latigo Lace (Top 40 Country/Rock), and a vintage fashion show at noon. At 12:30 p.m., 40 lucky participants picked by raffle will have the opportunity to participate in a classic mid-century style pie-eating contest, with comedian John Keister as emcee. 

On Sunday July 17, Friends of Seward Park presents a Garden and History Tour from 1 – 4 p.m. This self-guided tour begins at Seward Park, and includes private and public gardens and sites of historic interest in Hillman and Columbia City. Tickets are $10 in advance (at www.sewardparkcentennial.org) or $15 on the day of the Tour, with proceeds helping to support Seward Park Centennial events. 

The Seward Park Centennial Committee is an ad hoc group of neighborhood residents and non-profit organizations, including Friends of Seward Park, Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center, Lakewood-Seward Park Community Club, Seward Park Clay Studio, and Rainier Valley Historical Society.  For tickets and information about Centennial events, please visit www.sewardparkcentennial.org. 

Centennial Festival Contacts:

Karen O’Brien    (206-999-1781) or Gail Gatton (206-652-2444 x101 or 206-949-5902)

Email: sewardpark100@gmail.com or ggatton@audubon.org

Website: www.sewardparkcentennial.org

Address: Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard, Seattle, WA  98118 

Additional information sources: 

Seattle Parks and Recreation on Seward Park: http://www.seattle.gov/Parks/environment/seward.htm

Friends of Seward Park: http://www.sewardpark.org/

Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center: http://sewardpark.audubon.org/

Rainier District Pow Wow history: http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9526

Seward Park History by Parks historian Donald N. Sherwood: http://www.seattle.gov/Parks/history/SewardPk.pdf 

Historical photos available upon request. 

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Big Day of Play is Nearing

On Saturday, August 28, Seattle Parks and Recreation will host Big Day of Play at Magnuson Park, from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

The day will begin with a 5K Fun Run/Walk, followed by a Free Kids’ 1K Run for children 10 and under. To register for the Fun Run/Walk, visit the registration website

The Main Stage schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 10:45 – 11:30 a.m.: Recess Monkey
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12 noon: Speakers Tracy Taylor from KING TV, former NBA player James Donaldson and City Councilmember Richard Conlin
  • 12 noon – 12:30 p.m.: ADEFUA African Dance and Drumming
  • 12:30 – 12:50 p.m.: Hawaiian Dance
  • 12:50 – 1:10 p.m.: Inspired Child (Step/tap Dance)
  • 1:10 – 1:30 p.m.: Capoeira (Brazilian Martial arts)
  • 1:30 – 1:50 p.m.: Hip Hop (exhibition) (Zulu nation and elements of Hip Hop)
  • 1:50 – 2:20 p.m.:  Yata Eritrean Group (exhibition)
  • 2:20 – 2:30 p.m.: Tae Kwon Do
  • 2:30 – 2:50 p.m.: Pacific North West Drumline
  • 2:50 – 3 p.m.:  Taekgyeon
  • 3 – 3:15 p.m.: Life Long Recreation Line Dancing Group
  • 3:15 – 3:40 p.m.: Sterling the International Yo Yo Champion
  • 3:40 – 4 p.m.: Zumba (demo)
  • 4 – 4:40 p.m. Southeast Seattle Community Youth Orchestra

SHUTTLE BUS INFO FOR BIG DAY OF PLAY 2

There will be fun activity booths throughout the day, free food samples from PCC Natural Markets, food and vendor booths, paddling and sailing activities, free raffle prizes and a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. To register for the basketball tournament, click here.  

There will be free shuttle buses to the event and back again from the following community centers:

  • Rainier Beach, 8825 Rainier Ave S
  • Rainier, 4600 38th Ave S
  • Yelser, 917 E Yesler Way  
  • Garfield, 2323 East Cherry St  
  • South Park, 8319 8th Ave S
  • Southwest, 2801 SW Thistle St 
  • Delridge, 4501 Delridge Way SW

To learn more about the event, visit: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/healthyparks/big_day.htm 

Big Day of Play is sponsored by PCC Natural Markets.

Dance and Fitness Classes at Alki Community Center

If you’ve got the notion to shake your tail feather, Alki Community Center has a class for you this fall. Whether you like Zumba, Tap, Swing or Zydeco, dance and fitness classes are open to everyone from 5 years old to 95 years old. 

Zumba Fitness

Ages 18 and older

Inspired by Latin dance and music, Zumba uses a variety of styles in its routines, including cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, hip – hop, pop, mambo, rumba, flamenco, calypso and salsaton. Music selections include both fast and slow rhythms to help tone and sculpt the body.

Mondays, September 20 – November 22

7 – 8 p.m.

Activity Fee: $80

Family Fitness

Ages 5 and older

Start off your weekend the right way. Get fit in the morning and then you’re set for the day. Family Fitness is for children ages 5 and up — along with mom or dad—to enjoy physical and fun activities together. Activities may include hula hoops, jump ropes, ball games, running, jumping, skipping and agility challenges. This class is taught by a physical education teacher. Parents must attend class with child. Please call the community center for the individual participant class fee.

Saturdays, October 2 – November 20

10 – 11 a.m.

Activity Fee: $40 (family of 4) or $15 (Individual)

Adult Dance – East Coast Swing

Ages 18 and older

Swing is a perfect place to begin partner dancing, and a great way to meet new people who love to have fun! East Coast Swing is easy to learn and we will teach you both triple- and single–time footwork, open and closed position and, over the 10-week course, a wide variety of great moves. You will recognize these moves and feel good using them right away on the dance floor. We will also focus on lead and follow techniques that will allow you to dance with a certain someone special, or anyone on the dance floor! Get started, and get in the Swing! Singles and couples are welcome.

Wednesdays, September 15 – November 3

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Activity Fee: $15 (Individual), $25 (Couple)

Adult Zydeco Dance – Beginning

Ages 18 and older

This two-step partner dance originally hailed from southwest Louisiana. The music and the dance are both infectious and playful. People all over the United States love this music, including in Seattle where you will find active communities of dancers. The music has a rich heritage of Cajun, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, Afro – Caribbean and even Hip Hop. The dance has evolved with both closed rhythmic and open playful positions where partners learn to play off each other. This is fun to learn and a complete blast. We even spend a little time recounting a bit of the rich history of the music and the dance and teach you the great skills you need to dance with anyone. Singles and couples are welcome. There is no prerequisite for this course.

Wednesdays,September 15 – November 3

7:45 – 8:45 p.m.

Activity Fee: $15 (Individual), $25 (Couple)

Fitness

Ages: 50 Plus

This is an entire body workout, using dynabands, weights, and floor work. It will help you improve balance, flexibility, and agility. Bring weights to class.

Mondays, October 4 – December 13

10-11 a.m.

Wednesdays, October 6 – December 15

10-11 a.m.

Activity Fee: $30 for each program

Line Dance

Ages: 50 Plus

Get out on that dance floor and move to the music! We play great for the body and soul. No experience or a partner is needed.

Tuesdays, October 5 – December 14

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Activity Fee: $28

Tap Dance

Ages: 50 Plus

This class includes tap dance instruction, and technique improvement for those with some experience. Those who are beginners please contact Mary at 935-2162 for a possible beginners’ class. There will be no class on November 11 or 25.

Thursdays, October 7 – December 16

10-11 a.m.

Activity Fee: $45

Alki Community Center is located at 5817 SW Stevens St. Register online at www.seattle.gov/parks or call (206) 684 -7430.

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Keeping Cool in Seattle’s Parks

When it’s hot, Seattle residents don’t need to go far to cool off. Seattle Parks and Recreation has a long list of places to get cool in the water, including beaches, wading pools and water spray features, and outdoor pools. 

Beaches

Parks offers safe, lifeguarded beaches at nine sites around the city, and we strongly recommend swimming only where lifeguards are present. Beaches are open daily, weather permitting, from noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Amenities range from swim rafts and low and high diving boards to nearby wading pools, play areas, ballfields, and more. 

These beaches are open through September 6:

  • Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. NE
  • Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E
  • Mt. Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S
  • Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S
  • West Green Lake, 7312 W Green Lake Dr. 

These beaches are open through August 29:

  • East Green Lake, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N
  • Magnuson, park entrance at NE 65th and Sand Point Way NE
  • Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.
  • Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S 

Outdoor Pools

Parks operates two unique outdoor pools for summer fun. Each offers swimming lessons, family swimming, water exercise programs, and special events. And you can rent the whole pool for your own special event! 

Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool, at 2535 32nd Ave. W, 206-684-4708, is open daily through September 12. Mounger Pool is really two pools in one place. The “big pool” has a 50-foot corkscrew slide and the warmer, shallower “little pool” is great for relaxing and for teaching little ones. Call the pool to reserve it for your own birthday party or other special event! 

Colman Pool, at 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, 206-684-7494, opens at noon each day through September 6, and is also open the weekend of September 11 and 12. The pool enjoys a spectacular view of Puget Sound from its prime location on the beach in West Seattle’s Lincoln Park. It features heated salt water and the Giant Tube Slide! 

Wading Pools and Water Spray Features

Your little ones will love the cool, shallow water and you can cool your own grown-up toes too! We will operate 25 wading pool sites this summer, and there are five parks with spray features to enjoy. Please note that the pools take about an hour to fill and drain each day, as required by law. 

Three-day-a-week Wading Pools:

  • Bitter Lake, 13035 Linden Ave. N, noon to 7 p.m. Wed, Thu, Fri through Aug. 20.
  • Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave., noon to 6:45 p.m., Fri, Sat, Sun through Aug. 22.
  • East Queen Anne, 160 Howe St., noon to 7 p.m. Sun, Mon, Tue through Aug. 22.
  • E.C. Hughes, 2805 SW Holden St., noon to 7 p.m. Wed, Thu, Fri through Aug. 20.
  • Hiawatha, 2700 California Ave. SW, noon to 6:45 p.m. Mon, Tue, Wed through Aug. 18.
  • Soundview, 1590 NW 90th St., noon to 7 p.m. Sat, Sun, Mon through Aug. 22.
  • South Park, 8319 8th Ave. S, noon to 7 p.m. Sun, Mon, Tue through Aug. 18.
  • Wallingford, 4219Wallingford Ave. N, noon to 7 p.m. Wed, Thu, Fri through Aug. 20. 

Daily Wading Pools:

  • Green Lake, N 73rd and E Green Lake Dr. N, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 6.
  • Lincoln Park, 8600 Fauntleroy Ave. SW, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 6.
  • Magnuson, eastern end of NE 65th St., noon to 6:30 p.m. daily through Aug. 29.
  • Van Asselt, 2820 S Myrtle St., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 6.
  • Volunteer Park, 1400 E Galer St., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 6.

Water Spray Features:

  • Ballard Commons, 5701 22nd Ave. NW, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Oct. 15.
  • John C. Little, 6961 37th Ave. S, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 6.
  • Lower Judkins, 2150 S Norman St., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 6.
  • Miller, 330 19th Ave. E, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Oct. 15.
  • Pratt, 1800 S Main St., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 6.

For a more complete listing of fun summer activities in Seattle parks, please visit www.seattle.gov/parks and click on “2010 Summer Guide” on the home page.

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Pratt Park Summer Art in the Park

On Friday, August 20, Seattle Parks and Recreation will host the Summer Art in the Park Celebration at Edwin T. Pratt Park, 1800 S Main St., from 5 – 8 p.m. 

This free family celebration will include food, barbeque, bouncy toys, art in the park and performances by the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Filipiniana Arts & Culture, Adefua Cultural Arts Center and Ocheami Culture Club. 

Children participating in the Maple Wood Playfield Art in the  Parks program will perform folk dances of the Philippines, including the world-famous “Tinikling,”  also known as the Bamboo Pole Dance. They will also do a number using ethnic musical instruments, including the Muslim gongs and drums.   

Adefua Cultural Education Workshop brings another spectacular year of West African Drumming, Dance and Song to the Othello Park Community. Youth will perform a Traditional Welcome Dance, with live music, and song, Kutt N UP’s Hip Hop Dance, and orchestrated selections of sounds of West African cultures. 

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center will present a theatrical presentation featuring the youth of Pratt Park’s Art in the Park summer program. Students will showcase their dance, writing, acting and drama skills. An art exhibition will display original works of art by youth throughout the summer. 

Children and families who have participated in the Inspired Child program at Judkins Park will present Polyrhythms — movement from Africa to the Diaspora. They will perform three dance numbers, one from each of the following forms: African dance, tap dance, and Bomba. In addition, there will be spoken word at the children’s open mic. Join us in supporting youth as we celebrate their achievements! 

Ocheami Culture Club has brought together a talented collection of teaching artists for the 2010 Art in the Park programs that have merged curricula to create a dynamic and versatile drum line performance. Their performance will feature various influences from Afro-Caribbean and western drum line traditions to modern Hip-Hop and classic Funk re-mixes. 

The instructors include: Kofi Anang (Master Dance and Percussion Instructor – Ghana), Lora Lue Chiorah-Dye (Master Dance Instructor – Zimbabwe), Zach Para (Garfield High School Jazz Band and Drum Line alum, current student at New England Conservatory of Music – Boston, MA) and Aaron Walker-Loud (Garfield High School Jazz Band and Drum Line alum, Washington Middle School Drum Line Director, Arts Corps Teaching Artist and Director of Big World Breaks). 

For more information, contact Daisy Catague at (206) 615-0303 or daisy.catague@seattle.gov

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49th Annual Green Lake Regatta

Seattle Parks and Recreation welcomes the largest summer rowing event in the region on Saturday, August 7, when the 49th Annual Green Lake Summer Rowing Regatta gets underway.  More than 1,000 participants from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia will begin competition at 6:45 a.m. and continue throughout the day, with the last race at 6:30 p.m.   

Races will start every 10 minutes. Schedules are available at www.greenlakecrew.org or available for pick up at the event. Races begin at the north end of the lake near Duck Island, and finish at the Aqua Theater. Seating in the Aqua Theater is limited, but another great viewing spot is along the southwest shore of the lake, just west of the Aqua Theater. 

There will be a coffee and tee-shirt vendor available for hot drinks and merchandise throughout the day. The Green Lake Junior Rowers will announce the races. Come cheer on the home team. 

Spectators are encouraged to walk, bike or bus to the park. Parking will be extremely limited. 

For more information, call the Green Lake Small Craft Center at (206) 684-4074.

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Twilight (the movie) Adventures in Seattle Parks

Are you curious about the real world of the nature alluded to by the Stephanie Meyers Twilight Saga? Come and explore the world of bats, wolves, owls, and other twilight animals at Carkeek Park, Camp Long, and Discovery Park. We have family twilight events and a special Twilight Adventure at Carkeek Park. 

Twilight Adventures at Carkeek Park

Twilight is the name of the first book in a very popular young adult book series about vampires, teens, and werewolves. To capitalize on the popularity of these books in hopes of getting more young people outside (like Jacob and Edward with their need to roam the wilderness), the education staff at Discovery Park, Carkeek Park, and Camp Long are teaming up to present a huge forest and beach adventure during twilight at Carkeek Park on August 14. 

The adventure looks something like this. Scattered throughout Carkeek will be people with information and challenges concerning different aspects of the natural world that are portrayed in the Twilight book series, such as bats, wolves, and twilight. 

Participants form a team, get a map, find the people, get the information, and complete a challenge. After completing all the challenges, teams search for the questor, a wise, magical being that hides in the forest. The questor will hear the story of each team’s twilight adventures and determine if, indeed, the team has discovered the nature in twilight. The questor will then present the team with one final challenge and then reward all with a memento of the evening. After the hunt is over, as nighttime falls in the forest, fire, food, and frolicking will follow.  

Join us at Carkeek Park on August 14 for a great adventure in the twilight. Be it because you love the books and want to celebrate them. Be it because you love the twilight and want to roam the park with others reveling in this time of day. Be it because you remember as a child, not going inside until very late in the summer because the days were so long and you never wanted them to end. Or be it because the idea of tearing through the park on a treasure hunt of sorts as darkness falls, sounds like a lot of fun. Join us…

Gather your pack; ready your senses; the forest awaits.                           

Twilight Adventures in the New Moon

Carkeek Park

Ages 6 and older

The Questor respectfully awaits your presence the evening of August 14 for the mystery of the nature of Twilight. Bring a team of five or build a team when you arrive. 

Youth 16 and younger, bring at least one adult with your team to await you at the central depot. After the hunt is complete, all the labors are accomplished, and the Questor has declared your team fit to live as humans in the wild . . . great feasting and music will ensue. Put your team together today to compete and discover the dark and natural secrets of the wild Northwest.

Location: Playground Meadow

Course #56808 August 14 Sat 6 – 10 p.m.

Please register by August 7

Activity Fee: $5 

MORE TWILIGHT ADVENTURES 

Camp Long

Sunset Owl, Bats and Moths

Ages 1 and older

We’ll look and listen for owls, bats, and moths on a sunset hike. A bat detector will make the bats’ echolocation calls audible. Will juvenile Barred Owls be hissing their “feed me” calls?

Course #57658 August 7 Sat 8 – 9:30 p.m.

Course #57659 September 11 Sat 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Activity Fee: $7

Camp Long

Twilight’s Nature

Ages 4 and older

Twilight is defined as the time between dawn and sunrise, and between sunset and dusk. What are the mythological and natural connections to this special time also known as the Blue Hour?

Location: Fire Ring

Course #56766 August 28 Sat 7 – 9 p.m.

Please register by August 26

Activity Fee: $8

Camp Long Owl Hoot

Ages 5 and older

Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s woodland. Will there be babies! Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight.

Course #56789 August 21 Sat 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Please register by August 20

Activity Fee: $8 

Camp Long

Full Moon Watch

Ages 1 and older

Join a naturalist to watch the full moon rise over the Cascade Mountains. We will perch ourselves at Rotary Viewpoint (with its newly reinstalled totem pole!) and use a telescope to view the details on the moon’s surface. Location: Rotary Viewpoint, 35th Ave. SW and SW Alaska St.) 

Discovery Park

New Moon Night Hike FREE

Ages 6 and older

Explore the park in the very dark. New moon means no light. What animals are out at this time? What are they doing? Can I see? Ooh, join us and find out! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather.

Course #56817 September 11 Sat 8 – 10 p.m. 

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