Looking for an Adventure?

These two experiences put me in mind of the dungeon crawl turned real and minus the monsters unless that’s your opinion of certain critters. You roam a designated space trying to solve the puzzles and achieve the goal which sounds like it can be quite varied in Adventure Labs. One choice you don’t necessarily have to make is which one you will go to. You could attend both.
If you’re interested in Adventure Labs where else would you go to find more information than a library? The Columbia Public Library will introduce you to what Adventure Labs are and then let you try it out for real in the Columbia Cemetery. The event takes place on Monday, June 17th starting at the Columbia Public Library. For more information on the event, please go here: https://events.dbrl.org/event/10618853.
The next event is the Kansas City Zoo’s Locked Zoo on June 22nd. Here, instead of a cemetery you get a zoo to wander with the promise of animals. If you would like to find out more about this event then you can find information here: https://kansascityzoo.org/event/locked-zoo/.

Summer Reading Challenge for Adults!

If you participated in any summer reading programs as a kid it sounds like you probably had fun. The National Book Foundation is hosting one for adults which looks much more interesting in some ways. Who wouldn’t love to swap books with someone else? That’s one of the more mundane tasks you can check off the list. And yes, there are prizes to IF you submit before September arrives.  Interested? Then read more about it here: https://lithub.com/do-you-miss-childhood-summer-reading-challenges-the-national-book-foundation-has-one-for-adults/. If you want to jump straight to the fun list of assignments then you can go here: https://www.nationalbook.org/adventure/. How many people would have problems with “Read a book in a new-to-you genre” because they have a tough time thinking of a genre they haven’t picked up?

June Comic Challenges

These art challenges are for all the comics lovers out there!
Journey June is Back!
This is for those who want to work on one story for the entire month. Find this year’s prompts here) https://www.journeyjune.com/
Quick Kick June Cartoon Challenge
This one does not tie you down to one story for the month. you can find an optional prompts list here) https://kickinthecreatives.com/quick-kick-june-art-sketching-challenge/

A Unique Vacation Souvenir

Vacation season is pretty much here and there might be a souvenir that you will overlook. It can be found anywhere. It can fit any budget and is only the size of your favorite book. It can improve your memories of the trip and/or be very educational. It might even help you plan for your trip beforehand and plan future vacations as well. There’s even a kid’s version. Basically, there are many things this little item could do for you depending on how you treat it. It doesn’t even matter how long or short your “vacation” is. I have one for a trip to another state and one for the Chinese Culture Festival this last weekend. If you’re curious as to what this object is, please see the resources below.
This is the best website I’ve found. Personally, I recommend both.

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Chinese Culture Days

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a great place to visit any time, but next weekend they are having their Chinese Culture Days, May 18-19 from 9-5. If it is anything like their Japanese Festival later in the year, then this is an event worth experiencing! For more information, please go here: https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/events-classes/signature-events/chinese-culture-days