Out With Kids: Party celebrates Mountain School in Cascades

North Cascades Environmental Learning Center is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a free picnic and open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at the center east of Newhalem on the North Cascades Highway. Seattle City Light and the National Park Service are co-sponsoring the event, which also marks the 25th anniversary of the Mountain School program that Bellingham fifth-graders attend for three days in spring and fall.