The Winlock School District is accepting donations of school supplies for their Stuff the Bus program, which will run officially Aug. 25 through 29, but donations are being accepted at the district office right now. For more info on this unique and beneficial fundraiser, call the district at (360) 785-3582.
Don’t forget the district is also offering free breakfast and lunch now through Aug. 14 to local students. Free breakfast and lunch are available to children 18 years of age and younger at the Winlock Miller Elementary School cafeteria between 8 and 8:30 a.m., and 12 and 12:30 p.m., respectively.
The Winlock Lions Club is getting ready for Kids Night Out Bingo on Aug. 20 and donations of school supplies are being sought. Scheduled for 6:30 p.m., the cost is one can of non-perishable food for one bingo card, with proceeds to be given to the Winlock/Vader Food Bank, while kids will be treated to free ice cream and cookies. For additional information, call (360) 785-0178.
The Winlock Timberland Library is about to finish off their Summer Reading Series with quite a bang.
For those who receive the paper early enough, this Tuesday night will feature a birthday party for Harry Potter from 5 to 7 p.m. Celebrate the birthday of “The Boy Who Lived” with games, crafts, and refreshments. Get sorted and compete against other Houses for the House Cup. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Sponsored by the Friends of the Winlock Timberland Library.
On Wednesday, library presents LabARTory as part of their summer reading program, which will provide summer science projects for kids of all ages. Later that day, a scavenger hunt will be taking place, where kids will search for three hidden pictures in a race for a small prize.
On Thursday, the library will host Mad Science’s Spin, Pop, Boom from 2 to 3 p.m., for all ages. Watch in awe as the Mad Scientist creates numerous kinds of erupting science.
On Friday, the Nature scavenger hint begins running through Aug. 30, and it available for all ages. Bring your items and completed list back to the library for a special prize.
Friday will also feature Turners Book Discussion for young adults from 12:30-1:30 p.m., featuring a Reader’s Choice session, where members share one of their recent favorite books.
On Tuesday, Aug. 5, local author Beth Peterson will talk about her new book, “Life After Lightning,” 6 to 8 p.m. The book chronicles Peterson’s near-death experiences, having been twice struck by lightning. The result has been extensive physical and emotional damage, multiple surgeries and a lengthy recovery.
For info on these and other library events, call (360) 785-3461.