The Mid-Columbia Libraries want to challenge both kids and
adults to not let their minds take a holiday this Winter Break. As
part of the 2nd Annual Winter Reading Challenge, local
kids are playfully pitted against their parents and other adults to
see who can read the most. The competition runs from December
13th through January 15th. It's a great way
to keep your kids' minds engaged as the holidays approach. By
signing up either at a library or online you can take part in this
fun event. As an added bonus, kids who read at least 6 hours during
the competition can pick up a prize at their local library. Adults
who finish are entered into a raffle for a grand prize. Not only
does this promote a friendly competition between children and their
legal guardians, it's a great way to help instill a love of reading
within your family for now and for years to come. Be sure to catch
local singer and songwriter Eric Herman-checkout some of his songs
on You Tube-to celebrate the start of the Winter Reading Challenge.
Visit the Mid-Columbia Libraries' web site to sign up and find out
when Eric is scheduled to visit the library closest to you.
Want to get out a do something fun with the kids and support a
great cause at the same time today? Head over to the CAWOOD
Carnival for the Cure from 10- 3 pm at 1200 High Street in Eugene.
Proceeds benefit the 2010 Eugene Race for the Cure.
As a gold sponsor of the Race, CAWOOD has an enthusiastic team
of employees who will participate in the Cure on 10-10-10 to
support Komen's battle against breast cancer. Today's Carnival for
the Cure is the kickoff for their fundraising efforts.
There will be a BBQ, carnival, kids games, dunk tank, cake walk,
tarot readings, NWCU bike blender, City of Eugene Circus Arts,
gymnastic activites, photo booth and so much more! So bring the
kids and have fun while supporting a great cause!
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