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In less than three weeks school is out for summer. For some people they heave a sign of relief and for some there a slight concern of what days without school routine might hold.

Here is a list of family-friendly events that we have marked our calendar with…


Movies in the Park; Halfshell at Stewart Park; Every Friday night in June; Pre-entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 9 p.m.

Davis Shows NW Carnival; Thursday, May 29-Sunday, June 1; Seven Feathers Resort and Casino

Family Church Block Party; Green Campus; June 29; 5-8 p.m.

Butterfly Pavilion, Elkton; May 24-August 31

Relay For Life of Douglas County; Saturday, July 26; 1 p.m.; Umpqua Community College

Sutherlin MOPS Playdate at the Park; Central Park, Sutherlin; All kids welcome; June 4; 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Elkton Community Education Center; Open daily through September from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Free Kids Fishing Weekend; no license required; Fishing events scheduled at the following locations: Saturday June, 7: Cooper Creek 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Diamond Lake 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday June, 8: Lake Marie (Winchester Bay) 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Galesville Reservoir 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

National Get Outdoors Day; June 14; Umpqua National Forest will waive fees for some of their trailheads; Contact Umpqua National Forest for a list 541-957-3270

Umpqua Valley Summer Arts Festival; Umpqua Valley Arts Association at 1624 W. Harvard Avenue; Friday 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; $3 per person or $10 a family. Kids 6 and under get in free. Enjoy music and food until 9:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday night

Pepsi Float; July 19 12 p.m.-3 p.m.; Registration at Amacher Park from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; Float to River Forks Park; floatation devices are required; Pepsi prizes and free hot dogs at River Forks Park; Brooke Communications 541- 672-6641 or www.541radio.com

Classes and Camps

Family Church Kids Camp; June 6-8; Fir Point Bible Camp; $70; Grades 4-6; Register at www.familychurchweb.com" target="_blank">target="_blank">www.familychurchweb.com or 541.459.9803

Leap of Faith Dance Studio’s Princess Dance Camp; July 7-11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; $100.00; Ages 2 and 3

Leap of Faith Dance Studio’s Creative Movement class; For 2-year-olds; July 18 through August 22; Every Friday from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.; $37.50.

Leap of Faith Dance Studio’s summer dance classes for ages 3 and up; July 7 through August 15; http://leapoffaithdancecenter.com/2014_summer_schedule.htm

Cobb Academic Summer School; June 23-July 31; Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 1through 8grade; $90 per week; www.cobbschool.org

Speed, Agility, Quickness (SAQ) Summer Camp with Roseburg High School Girl's Soccer Team will be held at the soccer fields at Fir Grove Park, August 4-8; 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; 6grade-12grade; $100; www.roseburgsoccer.org

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp; for boys and girls 3-14 years old; June 23-27; www.roseburgsoccer.org

OSU Extention 4H Summer Camp; June 24 through June 27; Camp Myrtlewood in Bridge, Oregon; Open to students completing grades 4, 5 or 6 in May/June 2014; $155 by June 1; Call Teresa Middleton at 541-672-4461 or email teresa.middleton@oregonstate.edu

Theater camp for Missoula Children's Theatre's production of Rapunzel; Your children put the play on; July 21 – 26; 18 scholarships available for $25; Call 541-679-9008

Little Wellspring Summer Day Camp; Grades 1-5; Week-themed camps such as Pioneer Adventures; Splish Splash; Farm Fresh; Let’s Go Camping, and more are available for sign-ups; $26 per day or $130 per week; Contact Director Kathy at 541-672-6868

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Umpqua Valley Summer Camp; June 16-Aug.22; 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Monday-Friday; Themed day camps or sports and fitness camps; Contact www.bgcuv.org or 541-440-9505

Summer Kids Camps at Umpqua Valley Arts Center; June 17-August 15; Ages 3-14; Full day camps 4 days each week; 7 hours/day; $75.00 member; $85.00 nonmember; Half day, 4 days each week; 3 hours/day, morning OR afternoon; $45.00 member $55.00 nonmember; Individual classes available; http://uvarts.com/summer-kids-camps/

Wise Kids Outdoors; July 8-July 31; Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Ages 6-11; Stewart Park Pavilion; $40 city resident, $50 non-city resident

Cobb School Coding and Filmmaking Camp; July 7-24; Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Grades entering 4-9; $200

St. Paul Lutheran Summer Camp; June 9-August 22; Week-themed camps such as Safari Fun, Treasure Cove, Critter Country and more; Breakfast, snack and lunch included; Contact Yvette True 541-673-7212.

Vacation Bible Schools (VBS)

Westside Christian Church Vacation Bible School June 22-26 from 6-8 p.m.

Family Church Vacation Bible School; Green Campus: June 30-July 3; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Sutherlin Campus: July 14-18; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Melrose Community Church Vacation Bible School July 7-11

Redeemer's Vacation Bible School July 21-25; 9 a.m.-12 p.m; www.vbs.redeemers.orgtarget="_blank">www.vbs.redeemers.org

St. Paul Lutheran Church and School Vacation Bible School; June 16-20; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Don’t forget to check out your local library for their summer reading programs for all ages!

UCC swimming pool has opened again and they have a variety of classes/camps.

Also, check out the Roseburg YMCA, Douglas County Museum and Wildlife Safari for a variety of programs and events throughout the summer.

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