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Learn about upcoming events, program-related reminders, and other exciting things happening at PIC!

A monthly message from Deb Green, Executive Director June is the celebration of PRIDE across the country. As many of us celebrate this month, I am reminded that I have the privilege to be myself. I don't have to hide my identity and I am accepted for who I am without consequence. There are people...
PIC's Board of Directors invites you to get more involved at PIC! Each year, Board members reach out to the PIC community to encourage more folks to participate in the important work of the center. All members of the PIC community are welcome to join a Board committee. It is a great way to learn...
We are best friends. We made a bed and are camping. That’s what Paisley and Layla told their teacher when she saw them sitting very close together on the big blue blocks. They were on their own outdoor adventure, just inside. Layla and Paisley met in September and it wasn’t long before they formed a...
Chipmunks Teacher Morgan Williams shares her personal experience in light of the killing of George Floyd last May and the protests that followed. At weekly meetings we talked about COVID. We needed to talk about this, too. When George Floyd was killed, it shocked everyone. I wasn’t completely...
Join us for PIC's Family Planting Day on Saturday, May 22. We are excited to have an outdoor event in-person for the first time since reopening in July! We will plant native plants in three new gardens: BIRD GARDEN with bird-friendly, seed and berry-producing plants. SENSORY GARDEN, 4 garden...
Hooray for another Cindy's Day at Metropolitan! We received a note this weekend from Metropolitan Bakery and Cafe owners Jim and Marcy Lilly, "With beautiful weather and a nice crowd all day, we're happy to report that the Metropolitan 2021 contribution to The Cindy Fund will be $835." This is the...
A monthly message from Deb Green, Executive Director Spring is really in the air! PIC trees have bloomed, birds have returned to our nature playground, new sand and mulch have been delivered, and most importantly, our children are spending chunks of time outside. The first week in May is Teacher...
We are excited to announce that once again Jeff "City" Block and the City Block Team have signed on to be a Corporate Sponsor of PIC. 2021 marks a decade that Jeff Block has sponsored PIC, starting out as an ArtStart supporter, and moving up to being our very first annual Corporate Sponsor. We are...
a monthly message from Deb Green, Executive Director "This has been the toughest year I have experienced during my career" March marked one year from the time COVID-19 closed our doors. I see hope on the horizon, but I cannot overlook the many obstacles and emotions that make up the true story of...
PIC will host a weekend planting day for our new native plant gardens on Saturday, May 22 (Sunday, May 23 rain date). Mark your calendar! Volunteers will work on three gardens: bird-friendly gardens in the Magic Circle Nature Playground; a sensory garden next to the School Age Program Stucco...