WWU offers ‘Funtivities’ day for kids on Dec. 20

Western Washington University Youth Programs will host a Holiday “Funtivities” celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Western’s campus.

The event is free and open to community members of all ages.

Children can be dropped off any time during the event, giving parents an opportunity to finish holiday shopping while their children enjoy holiday crafts, games, snacks and movies under the supervision of Western’s Youth Programs staff. Parents are also welcome to stay and enjoy the program with their child.

Activities will include face painting, origami ornaments, Kwanzaa mats, Hanukkah tissue paper sun catchers, handprint paper wreaths, cookie decorating, board games and Santa storytelling.

In addition to holiday festivities, parents can complete their shopping through a “Dollars for Scholars” silent auction, with gifts donated by local businesses. Proceeds will benefit Western’s Youth Programs’ scholarships for students in need. Details: 360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth.