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You are a part of the land you work

You are a part of the land you work

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As a child growing up on a ranch or farm you learn to go to bed early so you'll be able to saddle up in the moonlight for an early-morning cow gathering. You learn never to turn your back on a cow. More...

For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Apr 4, 2020
A spring painting project idea for kids

A spring painting project idea for kids

by Chris Hansen

This first project is to paint pictures of bugs, birds, hearts, (or whatever you decide on), on small canvases, easily found in the art section at Walmart or JoAnn Fabrics or online.

Find a bug, bird, or other references out of magazines, books, or online, to use to draw your design on the small canvas. More...

Published Apr 1, 2020
Three Billy Goats Gruff
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Three Billy Goats Gruff

A kindergarten lesson shared by teacher Candace Pitts

Background Knowledge

Read the story, The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone. If you don’t have the story at home your child can listen to the story on YouTube. More...

Published Mar 29, 2020
SAMARITAN CLINIC ON PIONEER OPENS RESPIRATORY VIRUS EVALUATION CENTER TO ASSIST WITH COVID-19

SAMARITAN CLINIC ON PIONEER OPENS RESPIRATORY VIRUS EVALUATION CENTER TO ASSIST WITH COVID-19

Patients are encouraged to call the 24-hour nurse (509-764-3331) hotline prior to visiting

Samaritan Healthcare announced the opening of the Samaritan Respiratory Virus Evaluation Center (RVEC Clinic), located at the west entrance of Samaritan Clinic on Pioneer. The RVEC Clinic intends to help medically screen any patients currently experiencing respiratory illness symptoms, including cough, fever, and difficulty breathing, and for patients who have concerns that they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. More...

Health Matters Published Mar 25, 2020
Nikki Raichart

Nikki Raichart talks about learning at home

It needs to be fun so that it sticks

The beautiful thing about learning at home is that it doesn’t have to look like a traditional school…because it isn’t.

Think about how you as an adult like to learn. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 24, 2020
PULLING TOGETHER

PULLING TOGETHER

Homeschool ideas offered by a team of talented members of our own community

We are all families doing things a bit differently. Education does not stop with the schools being closed. More...

Published Mar 23, 2020
If You Give a Pig a Pancake

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

by Candace Pitts

For parents, grandparents, and/or guardians with Kindergarten age children at home.. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 23, 2020
DINOSAUR event an extravaganza

DINOSAUR event an extravaganza

The Tree Fort Children’s Museum of Moses Lake hosted over 400 children

The Tree Fort Children’s Museum of Moses Lake hosted a one-day pop-up event at Garden Heights Elementary on February 29, 2020. This event exceeded attendance expectations with over 400 children and 200 adults present. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 23, 2020
The melodic weaving of a true song

The melodic weaving of a true song

The astonishing story of Rena Schlener Large ~ by Melea Johnson

Life in the Amazon Jungle

For Rena, life as a young child growing up in the Amazon Rainforest , is a good memory and the training ground for an astounding gifted talent. The vast world of forest and rivers, with a diversity of cultures derived from indigenous Indians, descended from original tribes and settlers who arrived since the first explorers stumbled upon the seemingly endless wilderness paints a picture of the South American Amazon Jungle. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake V Gallery Published Mar 18, 2020
Modified hazardous materials suits may look startling?

Modified hazardous materials suits may look startling?

The City Of Moses Lake Fire Department is operating under the Emergency Continuity of Operations Plan

The City Of Moses Lake Fire Department is operating under the Emergency Continuity of Operations Plan. We want our citizens to know that in an effort to keep our responders healthy and able to respond to your emergencies, we will be responding to all medical calls in a modified hazardous materials suit. More...

Health Matters Published Mar 17, 2020
Preschool age IDEAS to share

Preschool age IDEAS to share

How to create fun lessons for your little ones ~by Melea Johnson

I woke up one day with an idea for creative time spent with my 4-year-old grandson. I wondered if he would like the idea that came to me and if he would even maybe look forward to it on a weekly basis? I hoped so. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 17, 2020
Taza Schaming / photo credit Jada Schaming
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Clark's nutcrackers, pivotal players in Washington’s mountain habits

A Wenatchee River Institute Red Barn Event in Leavenworth

Clark’s nutcrackers and whitebark pines have a fascinating relationship. The trees provide fatty seeds with more calories per pound than chocolate, and the birds plant the seeds by caching them for winter calories. More...

Published Mar 7, 2020
Carol Betker, Artist shares her talent

Carol Betker, Artist shares her talent

Artwork featured on the COVER of Othello Sandhill Crane Festival brochure

Carol Betker has been painting in acrylic and oil for more years than she wishes to reveal and has over 20 years of experience teaching art in the public schools of Finley and Burbank, WA. Her inspiration comes from local scenery and moments of time stored in her memory. More...

V Gallery Published Mar 3, 2020
50 sack lunches ready to serve with a handwritten message of inspiration

50 sack lunches ready to serve with a handwritten message of inspiration

TRiO Upward Bound students mark TRiO Day with a way to help others

Students in Big Bend Community College’s TRiO Upward Bound Program recently got together to assemble sack lunches for community members in need. They came up with the project as a way to mark National TRiO Day, which is celebrated across the country each February to raise awareness about the importance of educational opportunities for low-income and/or first-generation students. More...

Published Feb 26, 2020
A little girl KNEW something good was going to happen. And it did.
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A little girl KNEW something good was going to happen. And it did.

By Melea Johnson

The year was 2005. An eight-year-old girl had been excited all day to go to a professional ballet performance with her Aunt. More...

V Gallery Published Feb 26, 2020
Play. Explore. Discover.
Gallery: 21 images

Play. Explore. Discover.

The Tree Fort Children's Museum in Moses Lake

The DINO Extravaganza is back!

February 29th at Garden Heights Elementary in Moses Lake from 10 am to 3 pm. So much FUN! Dinosaur Dig Pit, Wind Tunnel, Experiment Bar, New Exhibits, and more. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 25, 2020
GOOD VIBES NUTRITION
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GOOD VIBES NUTRITION

By Melea Johnson

Sometimes you are simply drawn to people who clearly exude enthusiasm for what they do. At 112 E Third Ave downtown Moses Lake I met business owner, Marisol Alcaraz, for just that reason. More...

Health Matters Published Feb 20, 2020
Look Up! It's a bird...It's a CRANE! (Nearly 35,000 of them.)

Look Up! It's a bird...It's a CRANE! (Nearly 35,000 of them.)

Sandhill Crane Festival - March 20, 21, 22, 2020 - CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED
Why do they come to Othello? A wildlife wonder, the Sandhill Crane, Grus candensis, returns to the Othello area every year. These large birds (4 feet tall, a 6-foot wingspan), with long necks and legs, migrate in great flocks from their wintering in California, all the way to Alaska. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Feb 20, 2020
ENORMOUS: THE GORGE STORY
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ENORMOUS: THE GORGE STORY

New Documentary about Quincy's Legendary Music Venue, Gorge Amphitheater

Trafalgar Releasing announces the upcoming release of Enormous: The Gorge Story, featuring interviews with artists including Dave Matthews, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Jason Mraz, John Oates (Hall & Oates) and performance footage from Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello, and Bob Dylan.

Coming to cinemas across the US for a ONE-NIGHT ONLY event on April 28, 2020. More...

V Gallery Travel & Leisure Published Feb 19, 2020

Looking for a job?

Looking for a job?

More than 100 employers will be all under one roof

More than 100 employers are expected to attend the 2020 Job and Career Fair scheduled for Thursday, March 5, on the Big Bend Community College campus. This is a community-wide event for ALL Big Bend students and members of the community. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 19, 2020
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Featured Events

The Hit-or-Miss Adventures of Watson and Holmes - FREE theater camp

Date Apr 11, 2020 Starts: 3:00 PM
Jeff Ames Productions – The Hit-or-Miss Adventures of Watson and Holmes – FREE theater camp – Another week-long FREE k-12 theater camp for kids, written, directed and produced by a local graduate! The ... More
Wallenstien Theatre
6989 College Parkway NE
Moses Lake, WA
98837

Rock Painting for Adults

Date Apr 14, 2020 Starts: 4:00 PM - Ends: 5:00 PM
Date Jun 9, 2020 Starts: 4:00 PM - Ends: 4:00 PM
Date Aug 11, 2020 Starts: 4:00 PM - Ends: 5:00 PM
Continuing on through the 2020 year, rock painting for adults ins back! Bring your own rock to paint and we will give you paint and a space to work! This program ... More
Moses Lake Public Library
418 E. 5th Avenue
Moses Lake, WA
98837

Clark's nutcrackers, pivotal players in Washington’s mountain habits

Date Apr 15, 2020 Starts: 7:00 PM - Ends: 8:30 PM
Clark’s nutcrackers and whitebark pines have a fascinating relationship. The trees provide fatty seeds with more calories per pound than chocolate, and the birds plant the seeds by caching ... More
Wenatchee River Institute Red Barn
347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA
98826

Introduction to Ornithology Class

Date Apr 17, 2020 Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 2:00 PM
Date Apr 18, 2020 Starts: 6:00 AM - Ends: 10:00 AM
Are you interested in birds? Would like to learn about the science behind them? Ever wanted the opportunity to set up a mist net? This two half-day Introduction to Ornithology ... More
Wenatchee River Institute Red Barn
347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA
98826

MUSEUM COMMUNITY GALLERY JUDY KALIN: Forever Sumi

Date Apr 17, 2020
We invite you to experience the bold and gestural brush paintings of artist Judy Kalin in our Community Gallery. Kalin specializes in sumi; a type of Japanese ink applied to ... More
Moses Lake Museum & Art Center
401 S Balsam St (inside the Moses Lake Civic Center)
Moses Lake, WA
98837

MUSEUM MAIN GALLERY NATALIE NIBLACK & ANN CHADWICK REID: On the Edge – Living in the Anthropocen

Date Apr 24, 2020
Experience the work of two Skagit Valley artists Natalie Niblack and Ann Chadwick Reid, who create work about marine and forest environments of the Northwest by challenging viewers to see ... More
Moses Lake Museum & Art Center
401 S Balsam St (inside the Moses Lake Civic Center)
Moses Lake, WA
98837

Samaritan Healthcare: 2020 Bourbon & Bowties Fundraiser

Date Apr 24, 2020 Starts: 5:30 PM - Ends: 10:30 PM
Time to Party With A Purpose in 2020! Tickets on sale now! If you would like to sponsor or reserve a table please email [email protected] or call 509-793-9645 More
Grant County Fairgrounds
3953 Airway Dr NE
Moses Lake, WA
98837

Eastern Washington Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

Date Apr 25, 2020 Starts: 9:00 AM - Ends: 12:30 PM
Recognized as the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America, Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® are as fun as they are educational. During this one-day event, ... More
Big Bend Community College
7662 Chanute Street NE
Moses Lake, WA
98837

The Legacy Resort at Frenchman Hills - 5k Run/Walk Fundraiser

Date Apr 25, 2020 Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 1:00 PM
Bring your friends and family to our first event of the season! Legacy Golf Course will be hosting a 5k Run/Walk in support of the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation. ... More
The Legacy Resort at Frenchman Hills
7037 WA-262
Othello, WA
99344-9625

Adult Crafternoon

Date Mar 7, 2020 Starts: 2:00 PM - Ends: 3:30 PM
Date May 2, 2020 Starts: 2:00 PM - Ends: 3:30 PM
Date Jul 11, 2020 Starts: 2:00 PM - Ends: 3:30 PM
Come to the library for a fun afternoon of crafting with other adults! All materials are provided and the while program is free! Each month's craft is different, so call ... More
Moses Lake Public Library
418 E. 5th Avenue
Moses Lake, WA
98837

Adult Bingo Night

Date Mar 9, 2020 Starts: 6:00 PM - Ends: 7:30 PM
Date May 11, 2020 Starts: 6:00 PM - Ends: 7:30 PM
Date Jul 13, 2020 Starts: 6:00 PM - Ends: 7:30 PM
Come to the Moses Lake Public Library for a free bingo night filled with fun and prizes! There is no charge and all the materials are provided. This program is ... More
Moses Lake Public Library
418 E. 5th Avenue
Moses Lake, WA
98837

Autism Walk & Fundraiser

Date May 16, 2020 Starts: 11:00 AM - Ends: 3:00 PM
Come out and support those who have or are affected by Autism. There will be bounce houses, BBQ, a Silent Auction and much more to be announced! Walk starts at 1... More
35 C St NW
Ephrata, WA
98823

4th Annual Cars & Caffeine

Date May 16, 2020 Starts: 8:00 AM - Ends: 12:00 PM
This is our 4th yr at hosting an Open Garage and Cars and Caffeine event. All vehicles are welcome. And don’t forget Street Tacos to end the event!! Stay ... More
Bill the Buffman
1080 Basin Street NW
Ephrata, WA
98823

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

Date Mar 19, 2020
Date May 21, 2020
Date Jul 16, 2020
The Moses Lake Friends of the Library are holding more booksales in 2020! Make sure you stop in for great books for an even better price! All proceeds benefit programs and ... More
Moses Lake Public Library
418 E. 5th Avenue
Moses Lake, WA
98837

Moses Lake Spring Festival: 3-on-3 Basketball

Date May 23, 2020 Starts: 4:00 PM
Come out and enjoy the fun at Moses Lake Spring Festival on Memorial Day Weekend! We have our two day 3 on 3 tournament right next to the festival. Get registered at ... More
Downtown Moses Lake
Moses Lake, WA
98837

Soroptimist: Roaring 20s Fundraiser

Date May 30, 2020 Starts: 5:00 PM - Ends: 10:30 PM
Mark your calendar for our annual fundrasier, the theme will be the Roaring 20s! Come dressed in 20s attire as we celebrate Soroptimist and raise funds for our local programs ... More
Moses Lake Country Club
1373 Road F.2 NE
Moses Lake, WA
98837

7th Annual Ag World Golf Classic in KENNEWICK

Date Jun 2, 2020 Starts: 11:00 AM - Ends: 9:00 PM
Ag World Golf Classic was born out of a vision to help families with children who have severe medical needs. Warren Henninger, Founder/Chairman of Ag World Support Systems, caught ... More
Canyon Lakes Golf Course
3700 W Canyon Lakes Dr
Kennewick, WA
99337

7th Annual Ag World Golf Classic in MOSES LAKE

Date Jun 4, 2020 Starts: 11:00 AM - Ends: 9:00 PM
Ag World Golf Classic was born out of a vision to help families with children who have severe medical needs. Warren Henninger, Founder/Chairman of Ag World Support Systems, caught ... More
The Links at Moses Pointe
4524 Westshore Dr NE,
Moses Lake, WA
98837

Moses Lake Air Show

Date Jun 19, 2020
After a successful first year, we are back again for another year of family-friendly aviation fun! Join us for the 2020 Moses Lake Airshow this June 19 & 20!

2 days of aviation ... More
Grant County International Airport
7810 Andrews St NE
Moses Lake, WA
98837

Fashion in Bloom

Date Jun 27, 2020 Starts: 5:00 PM - Ends: 8:00 PM
Join Seed Cupboard Nursery and Soroptimist International of Moses Lake in this exciting evening including a fashion show, local businesses, swag bags, great food, wine tasting & raffles and a silent ... More
Seed Cupboard Nursery
12543 Road H SW
Royal City, WA
99357

Royal City Summerfest: Light the Darkness 5K

Date Jul 10, 2020
Come out and help support suicide awareness in a fun and family-friendly glow run! All proceeds will be donated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Get forms on www.rcsummerfest.... More
Royal City
Royal City, WA

Ephrata Car Show & Shine - Anything With Wheels!

Date Jul 18, 2020 Starts: 8:00 AM - Ends: 3:00 PM
We will be on C street again this year in front of the Grant County Courthouse! Free T-Shirt to the first 100 registered! Registration will open soon! More
Grant County Courthouse
35 C St NW
Ephrata, WA
98823

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