Read a story, take a walk
UMATILLA COUNTY — A number of area libraries have launched Story Walks, combining outdoor exercise with reading! Pages from children’s books are posted over open space, so youngsters can walk, stop, and read an entire book. This month, Pendleton Public Library has their hike staked out through Community Park featuring the book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.” In Adams, Story Walk near the library is interactive, with thematic items at each stop. Stanfield will rotate a new book each week, starting with “Scribble Stones” in Bard Park, and includes a contest. Irrigon and Boardman libraries have their own Story Walks planned. For information on featured books and locations, call your library or check their Facebook page.
Day camps wrap up
PENDLETON & HERMISTON — Pendleton Parks & Rec offers two final weeks of Adventure Camps in August, held in Pioneer and Community parks, Mon. to Thurs. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for the final sessions is $50 a week per camper. To register, call 541-276-8100.
In Hermiston, Arts & Crafts Camp will be held at Hermiston Community Center on Aug. 10-13, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Kids from 7 through 11 will explore watercolors, chalk pastels, 3-D art and more for $65 per student, supplies included; class limit 15. To sign up, call 541-667-5018.
Rock & Roll Camp goes virtual
PENDLETON — Pendleton Center for the Arts was determined to hold Rock & Roll Camp despite the pandemic, so this year they’ve gone virtual. From Aug. 24 to 28, teens can learn the craft of rock music through Zoom sessions with counselors on topics like songwriting, rock journalism, show promotion, and much more. A musical showcase may also be in the works. Teens can learn more and register online at pendletonarts.org/rock-roll-camp/.
Library in the park
PENDLETON — Pendleton Library continues outdoor events in Pioneer Park, with Storytime in the Park on Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. A Summer Reading Celebration for all ages is planned Monday, Aug. 3. Children can celebrate the end of Summer Reading with stories, games, and more. Registration required; pick one of three sessions at 4, 4:45, or 5 p.m. On Saturday, August 29 at 10:15 a.m. drop by for a Yoga Family Party with stories, relaxing yoga, and a craft. The library has one inside event slated: How to Go to Wizard School, for kids 8 to 12, on Friday, August 14 at 4:15 p.m. Students get sorted into their own Hogwarts house and take classes in “Potions” and “Care of Magical Creatures.” Registration required. To sign up for all events, call 541-966-0380.