Inexpensive Family Events July, 2022

One of the many beautiful and free trails our area has to offer

My 2nd month in this series is up! I hope you enjoy it. I’d like to dedicate this to Clarissa Sidhom and her husband, Ryan for the 2 playgrounds their church provided our community free of cost and for being the hands and feet of Jesus to our community.

Friday, July 1st– Grand Reopening of the 2nd Story Art Gallery at the Camas Public Library- 5-8 pm

Saturday, July 2nd– 24/7 Band at Sternwheeler Park, La Center- 6 pm

Sunday, July 3rd–  Summer Fest at Fort Vancouver

Monday, July 4th–  Longview’s Go Fourth Festival starting at 8 am-

Tuesday, July 5th– Clean up a local beach or park of fireworks and enjoy the scenery

Wednesday, July 6th– Propsta Square Farmer’s Market Esther Short Park- 

Thursday, July 7th- Reading in the Wild- Story time for 3-6 year olds at 10 AM-

Friday, July 8th-  Bobby Torres Ensemble- Waterfront Park-

Saturday, July 9th- La Center Garage Sale-THE TOWN GOES ALL OUT FOR THIS ONE- give the family a spending limit of up to $5 each and vote and on who got the best stuff- 

Sunday, July 10th- Borrow field guides from friends, the library, or use your own.  Take a nature walk at a local, park, trail, or simply around your neighborhood and identify as many species as you can.  Hint- phone cameras are a great help for this

Monday, July 11th- Storytime in the Park in Camas- 10:30 @ Crown Park-

Tuesday, July 12th- Visit the World Forestry Center- free with Oregon Zoo Pass-

Wednesday, July 13th-  Volunteer for a local Garden Cleanup-

Thursday, July 14th-  Walk the Whipple Creek Trail

Friday, July 15th- Visit the Clark County Historical Museum- free with FVRL Experience Pass and Hidden Park-

Saturday, July 16th- Do a splash pad tour- (note: There is a cost for Klineline- most others are free.  If you choose to visit the fountain at Esther Short Park, visit at 12, 3, or 6 to see the tower give an animated history of salmon)

Sunday, July 17th- Visit a new church or synagogue

Monday, July 18th– Visit parks, streets, gardens, trails, etc. that begin with each family member’s 1st letter

Tuesday, July 19th-  Attend the Bubble Festival Social at the Ridgefield Public Library from 11-12:30-

Wednesday July 20th- Visit the playgrounds at River City Church -( these 2 playgrounds are 2 of my son’s favorites, then visit Bosco Farm Community Park

Thursday, July 21st- Free Little Library tour-

Friday, July 22nd- Free movie for older children and teens in the Bagley Park @ 7 pm-

Saturday, July 23rd- 4 days of Aloha- admission looks like it’s $10 for anyone over 10- those under 10 are free.  Stay all day- bring Hawaiian themed food if you don’t want to pay a vender.  (Hint for families on EBT- Papa Murphy’s has a Hawaiian pizza and since it’s U-Bake, there is no additional charge for EBT members).

Sunday, July 24th- Jessie Leigh concert 6 p,m. (free of charge)

Monday, July 25th- Go on a local berry picking hike hikes/fall-destinations/berry-picking-hikes

Tuesday, July 26th– Visit the Ape Caves

Wednesday, July 27th– Visit the Cedar Creek Grist Mill

Thursday, July 28th- Cowlitz County Fair (free admission)

Friday, July 29th- S’more Stories- make S’mores and bring a blanket- listen to stories, get cozy- Crown Park

Saturday, July 30th-  Road Trip!  Drive down the Columbia Gorge and visit all the museums you can get in for free with your experience pass (FVRL regular card holders only)

Sunday, July 31st-  Have a neighborhood barbeque and potluck featuring local food- here’s a place to start!

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