familyFamilies can spend some time together learning about trees, doing crafts, hearing stories, and making puppets at two different events over the July 12 and 13 weekend at the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley. Activities are suitable for the whole family, and are included with paid museum admission.

On Saturday, July 12 at 2 p.m. join Maggie Foss for a lively presentation about trees. Foss, a retired museum educator, will give an illustrated talk with an introduction to forests in California. She will discuss how forests are regulated and cared for, and explain how forest products are used. Hands-on and craft activities are included in the program. “Trees” is best suited for ages 6 and above.

On Sunday, July 13, it’s Story Time from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Curtis L. Green, field representative for 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood, will read three storybooks aloud, including Danny and the Dinosaur. As part of Story Time, kids and their parents can make their own puppets to take home.

The Victor Valley Museum is a branch of the San Bernardino County Museum located at 11873 Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 (adult), $4 (senior or military), and $2.50 (student). Children under 5 and San Bernardino County Museum Association members are free. Parking is free. For more information, visit

The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669.