Albany Oregon Children’s Summer Activities

 

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Library Summer Reading Program

Kids of any age up to 12th grade may register at either library beginning Monday, June 1, 2015, to count the days they read or listen to someone read books or magazines this summer and win prizes.  This year’s prizes include: book bags, books, food coupons, tickets to swim at the COOL! Pool, Blueberry Meadows coupons, and more.  All prizes must be picked up by August 22.

The Library offers programs every week on a wide variety of topics, from history and language to science and art.  Programs take place during mornings, afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays.  In keeping with this summer’s theme of “Every Hero Has a Story,” there are three programs for all ages at the Main Library:

  • Saturday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m. – the Knights in Shining Armor will present a demonstration of sword fighting and chivalry for the whole family. 

And, to highlight our local heroes in the present day: 

  • Thursday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m. – Albany Fire Department will bring a fire truck to Story Time.
  • Thursday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. – Albany Police Dog Jager and Officer Nate Ard will visit Story Time.

Teen Volunteers:   Students who have completed 6th grade may work as Summer Volunteers assisting with children’s programs.  Pick up a Youth Volunteer Application at either library and return the completed form by Monday, June 29, in order to attend the mandatory orientation on Tuesday, June 30, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. or on Tuesday, July 7, from 4:30 to 6:00 at the Main Library.

Teen Marionette Troupe:  Students who are going into 6th through 12th grade may join the Marionette Troupe at the Carnegie Library to put on shows for young children in August. Mandatory rehearsals are Thursday, August 6, and Monday, August 10, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration forms are available at either library or on our website on the Young Adult page. 

SUMMER EVENTS CALENDAR

June 16 –    Tues –    2:30 p.m. –    CARNEGIE – The Reading Pirates vs Super Griffin, ventriloquist Vikki  Gasko Green, for school age K & up

June 18 –    Thurs –    4:30 p.m. –    MAIN –    Anime Club, with drawing coach Jim Johnson, for ages 11 to adult

June 20 –    Sat –    1:30 p.m. –    MAIN –    Knights in Shining Armor sword fight demonstration for the whole family

June 22 –    Mon –    6:30 p.m. –  MAIN –    Scientopia Discovery Station by Mad Science:  cell phones, whirling tornados, clackers, static chambers, sound waves, and more for school grades K & up

June 23 –    Tues –    2:30 p.m. –    CARNEGIE –    Scientopia Discovery Station by Mad Science:  cell phones, whirling tornados, clackers, static chambers, sound waves, and more for school grades K & up

June 24 –    Wed –    10:30 a.m. –    MAIN –    Red Yarn Puppets presents Deep Woods Defenders for all ages

June 25 –    Thurs –    2:30 p.m. –    MAIN –    Heroes of Science by Mad Science, Scientopia Discovery Station, for school age K & up

June 25 –    Thurs –    4:30 p.m. –    MAIN –    Lego Brick Building for ages 6 and older

July 7 –    Tues –    2:30 p.m. –    CARNEGIE –    Jeff McMagic, magician Jeff McMahon, for school age K & up July 9 –    Thurs –    10:30 a.m. –    MAIN –    Art for All – Paints and Pastels: Getting Control of Watercolors, with Cheryl French, for all ages from toddler through senior adults

July 11 –    Sat –    9:00 a.m. –    Noon – MAIN – Parking Lot Sale for ages 0 to 18

July 14 –    Tues –    2:30 p.m. –    CARNEGIE –    Jim Johnson beginning Manga drawing workshop for 2nd grade & up

July 16 –    Thurs –    2:30 p.m. –    MAIN –    Jim Johnson beginning Manga drawing workshop for 2nd grade & up

July 16 –    Thurs –    4:30 p.m. –    MAIN –    Anime Club for ages 11 to adult

July 20 –    Mon –    6:30 p.m. –    MAIN –    Albany Idol Talent Show for ages 0 to 18 

July 21 –    Tues –    2:30 p.m. –    CARNEGIE –    Albany Idol Talent Show for ages 0 to 18

July 23 –    Thurs –    10:30 a.m. –    MAIN –    Stretch, Dance, Play! Creative Movement with Iris Nason, for all ages

July 23 –    Thurs –    2:30 p.m. –    MAIN –    Albany Idol Talent Show for ages 0 to 18

July 23 –    Thurs –    4:30 p.m. –    MAIN –    Lego Brick Building for age 6 & older

July 28 –    Tues –    2:30 p.m. –     CARNEGIE – Paint Teotihuacan Masks with Sam Becerra, for school age K & up (1hr 20min)

July 30 –    Thurs –    10:30 p.m. –    MAIN –    Albany Police Dog Jager and Officer Nate Ard will come visit Story Time, for all ages

July 30 –    Thurs –    2:30 p.m. –     MAIN –     Paint Teotihuacan Masks with Sam Becerra, for school age K & up (1hr20min)

Aug 4 –    Tues –    2:30 p.m. –    CARNEGIE –    Mz. Pearl’s Underwater Review

Aug 6 –    Thurs –    2:30 p.m. –    MAIN –    Mz. Pearl’s Underwater Review for school age K & up

Aug 11 –    Tues –    10:30 a.m. –    CARNEGIE –    Marionette Show, Albany Library Marionette Troupe, for all ages

Aug 11 –    Tues –    2:30 p.m. –    CARNEGIE –    Marionette Show followed by Puppet Palooza; hands-on demonstrations in ventriloquism and hand puppet manipulation; then make a knuckle puppet with the Albany Library Marionette Troupe to take home, K & up

Aug 13 – Thurs – 2:30 p.m. –    MAIN –     Marionette Show followed by Puppet Palooza; hands-on demonstrations in ventriloquism and hand puppet manipulation; then make a knuckle puppet with the Albany Library Marionette Troupe to take home, K & up

Aug 20 – Thurs – 4:30 p.m. –    MAIN –     Anime Club for ages 11 to adult

Aug 27 – Thurs – 4:30 p.m. –    MAIN –     Lego Brick Building for ages 6 and older

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT

http://www.cityofalbany.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/pools/cool-pool.

 

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This Lovely Home sits on the hill in a peaceful Cul-De-Sac neighborhood! Offering 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1799 sq ft all on 0.38 acre lot in North Albany. This upgraded kitchen has slab granite counter tops with black appliances, walk in pantry with storage, built in desk area & ample storage space. All vinyl double pane windows throughout, 3 yr old carpet & fire place in family room. Park like back yard offers a deck area great for a hot tub, raised garden beds, mature landscaping & more!

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Kid Friendly Camping In Central Oregon

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Crescent Lake

The campground is located on a small hill overlooking the Crescent Lake. Yurts are available year around at this campground. Crescent Lake Resort is just across the dam from the campground and offers a number of services including food, camping, fishing supplies, and boat rentals. This area is a typical Oregon summer recreation area which features Waldo Lake, Gold Lake, Odell Lake and Crescent Lake. There is plenty of camping all around the lakes.  The Diamond Peak Wilderness trail can be accessed near the campground

For more information visit

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/deschutes/recarea/?recid=39060

LaPine State Park

If you want to immerse yourself in a subalpine pine forest where the air has that high-Cascades tang; to stay in a clean, quiet campground next to a twisting, cold river brimming with trout (and a nearby legendary fly fishing spot) and surrounded by miles of waiting-to-be-explored wilderness; to sit smack in the middle of dozens of high-mountain lakes (in winter, near some of the best ski-spots in the land); to see eagles or red-tailed hawks grabbing breakfast right in front of you; or, to just sit in a campsite pondering what you might do tomorrow …

For more information visit

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=32

Lake Creek Lodge

Our resort and vacation cabins are located near the legendary Metolius River.  You’ll find that time slows down once you step onto our grounds and listen to the breeze blowing in from the surrounding Deschutes National Forest, and “… If you’re very quiet, you can hear your priorities rearranging themselves…”

For more information visit

http://www.lakecreeklodge.com/

Olallie Lake Resort

Olallie Lake Resort is a remote high mountain (4962 ft elevation) fishing and hiking destination, located in the Mt. Hood National Forest at the base of beautiful Mt. Jefferson.  You can fish for trout, hike, walk, run, or just relax in the peaceful beauty of the surroundings. There are miles of trails, including the Pacific Crest Trail

For more information visit

http://www.olallielakeresort.com/

Tumalo State Park 

Nestled in the heart of sunny central Oregon, Tumalo rests along Oregon’s spectacular Deschutes River. The campground is simultaneously close enough to the town of Bend to make an quick jaunt to the grocery store, but far enough away to escape the commotion. Its location makes it an ideal stepping stone for any type of outdoor activity you could possibly dream of: lush green golf courses, clear blue-ribbon trout steams, pristine alpine lakes, miles upon miles of challenging yet scenic hiking and mountain bike trails, and of course the Cascade Mountains are all within easy reach

For more information visit

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=34

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OREGON COAST FAMILY FRIENDLY CAMPING DESTINATIONS

 

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Beverly Beach State Park 

Beverly Beach is popular for a reason! Like magic, a well-known walkway goes under the highway and emerges to the long expanse of sandy beach extending from Yaquina Head (you can see the lighthouse from here) to the headlands of Otter Rock. When the weather cooperates, kites color the air and whip in the wind. Bring a bucket and build a sand castle! Surfers often head to the north beach, while folks looking for fossils head south.

For more information visit

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=164

Cape Lookout State Park

Cape Lookout State Park can be reached by traveling an hour and a half west of Portland through the scenic Wilson River pass. Along the way stop and enjoy waterfalls, scenic views and some great fishing.

A popular campground and day-use area, Cape Lookout is located on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the ocean, giving you a terrific view of the ocean with easy access to the beach. Beachcombing is popular here, and the park is reputedly a good place to find glass floats. More than eight miles of hiking and walking trails wind through a lush old-growth forest. The Cape Lookout trail follows the headland for more than two miles. A bench is located at the end of the trail. Enjoy the view! You might see a whale or two along with other wildlife.

For more information visit

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=134

                                                                    Fort Stevens State Park
Steeped in history, Fort Stevens brings new meaning to an educational vacation.  After retracing the steps of our military past, you can enjoy everything else this park has to offer. Whether swimming in a freshwater lake, or cruising along miles of hiking and biking trails, big memories are guaranteed.

For more information visit

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=129

Jessie M. Honeyman State Park 

If you’ve never jumped over the edge of a sand dune before, you need to add this campground to your camping bucket list.  Your little sand crabs will love digging away, while your older risk takers will be thrilled to leap over the end of a dune and come sailing down feet first into the warm sand.

For more information visit

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=95

Nehalem Bay State Park

If the mesmerizing sunsets and excellent wildlife sighting opportunities weren’t enough, this park features an airstrip that offers fly-in camping to thrill even the youngest aviator

For more information visit

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=142

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Color Meanings — And How to Use Them in Your House

 

 

 

 

 

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Get To Know Oregon Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge Flook Lake

 

Diversity in habitat creates variety in wildlife. Hart Mountain Refuge’s diverse landscape and habitat are alive with over 300 species of wildlife, primarily birds (239) species) and mammals (42 species). Mammals such as pronghorn, deer, coyotes, kangaroo rats, marmots, bobcats, ground squirrels, and rabbits are generally year-round residents of the refuge while most birds come and go with the seasons. Reptiles include rattlesnakes, bull snakes, yellow-bellied racers, and sagebrush lizards.

Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge is located on a massive fault block ridge that ascends abruptly nearly three-quarters of a mile above the Warner Valley floor in a series of rugged cliffs, steep slopes, and knife-like ridges. Visitors experience spectacular views of the beautiful Warner Valley Wetlands while ascending the west side entrance road to headquarters.The west face of the mountain is cut by several deep gorges. Hart, Potter, and DeGarmo canyons, the most rugged, extend from the valley floor to the top of the main ridge. The east side of the mountain is less precipitous, descending in a series of rolling hills and low ridges to the sagebrush-grasslands typical of southeastern Oregon and the Great Basin.

The rugged diversity of the terrain creates a rich mix of habitat types, home to more than 300 species of wildlife. Featured species include pronghorn antelope, California bighorn sheep, mule deer, sage grouse, and redband trout. The 278,000-acre refuge is one of the most expansive wildlife habitats in the arid West free of domestic livestock.

Since its creation in 1936 as a range for remnant herds of pronghorn antelope, management of the refuge has broadened to include conservation of all wildlife species characteristic of this high desert habitat and restoration of native ecosystems for the public’s enjoyment, education, and appreciation.

Getting There . . . Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge is located 65 miles northeast of Lakeview, Oregon, off Highway 140.

From Lakeview, where the Sheldon-Hart Mountain Complex office is located in the Post Office Building, take U.S. Highway 395 North about 5 miles. Turn right on Oregon State Highway 140 and go east 15 miles, then turn left at the sign to the refuge. Go 19 miles to Plush and continue through Plush, then turn right at the sign to the refuge. Follow the Hart Mountain Road to the refuge headquarters.

From Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, go south on Oregon State Highway 205 through Frenchglen and continue another 10 miles, then turn west (right) at the sign to the refuge. Travel 36 miles to the refuge headquarters.

Flook Lake

A moderate hike leads to the petroglyph canyon at Flook Lake.

I suggest warming up, though, with an easier walk to the better known rock art of Petroglyph Lake.

If you go, be warned that there are no actual trails in this part of the high desert. Only rough roads lead to the starting points for these walks, and they’re about as far from civilization as you’ll find in Oregon. Although rain is rare, the treeless landscape is often raked by windstorms, lightning, blazing heat and snow flurries. The best weather is perhaps in May and June, when wildflowers join the sagebrush.

A good base for your explorations is Hart Mountain’s Hot Springs Campground, with free campsites in a creekside oasis of quaking aspen. The hot springs are also free, with a natural rock pool shielded by low rock masonry walls.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS VISIT

http://registerguard.com/rg/sports/outdoors/32846880-80/a-modern-fluke-or-something-more.html.csp

http://traveloregon.com/see-do/oregon-heritage/history-heritage/hart-mountain-national-antelope-refuge-3/

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Team Pendley/Hall’s Pinterest Mother’s Day Ideas & Tips

MOTHER’S DAY IDEAS

Crafts, Food and Nifty Ideas to Make Mother’s Day Special

 

Let’s Get Crafty

Simple crafts to make your life more fun

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Rise and Shine

Great Breakfast  In Bed Recipes For Mom

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Home Made Gift Ideas

Great homemade gifts to give

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Sweet Treats

Yummy Desserts and other Sweet Goodies

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Doug Hall, Broker (541) 979-0571

**Pat Pendley, Christie Pendley ,and Doug Hall, are licensed Real Estate Brokers in the State of Oregon with RE/MAX Integrity

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