You'll find plenty of ideas for shaking off the winter blahs in the Spring & Summer Recreation Guide, released this week by Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation.
The guide -- which includes detailed descriptions, dates and costs for a variety of activities for the whole family -- is available at Spokane Valley elementary schools, libraries, CenterPlace Regional Event Center, City Hall and online at spokanevalley.org/Recreation.
By special arrangement with Painting with a Twist, anyone aged 10 years and older can spend a couple of hours with Mom learning to paint a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork at a “Paint Party” on Thursday, April 27. The two-hour event includes instruction, light snacks and all painting supplies.
Sand volleyball season at Browns Park begins in May with leagues and tournaments for juniors and adults, coordinated in partnership with the Evergreen Region Volleyball Association. Users can even rent a sand court and have a volleyball event with friends and family.
Learn more at evergreenregion.org/browns-park-sand-facility.
The popular “Summer Day Camp” series is back, with different themes and activities for each of the program's 10 weeks from June 19 through Aug. 25.
Among the activities and field trips featured for kids aged 6-11 are swimming, splash pads, Laser Quest, SFCC Planetarium, Silverwood, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be available as part of the Day Camps on Mondays and Thursdays through East Valley School District. Extended care is also available.
Even the Senior Center's social calendar is full of options from billiards, Wii bowling and Bingo to line dancing, table tennis and Texas hold 'em. There's also a special new “Memory Box” program to help decorate paper maché memory boxes that will be donated to local and national hospitals for families who have lost a child.
For senior program information and registration, call 926-1937 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for these programs and an entire summer of family fun starts on Monday, March 27. Register online at spokanevalley.org/Recreation, by phone when you call 509-688-0300, or in person at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place.