Gospel music jamboree April 18
MABTON - Several local musicians will perform at the Gospel
music jamboree scheduled for Sunday, April 18, at Mabton's Grace Brethren
Church (428 B St.).
All Lower Yakima Valley residents are invited to attend the
2 to 4 p.m. event, which will feature an open microphone for anyone wanting to
Scheduled to perform that day are Heart Strings & Bill
Lawson, Joyfull Noise, Doug Diamond, Joyce McBride, June Lathrup, Jeff Colson
and Sue Plumlee.
Mayfest celebration in S’side
to include carnival, talent show
Sunnyside's St. Joseph's Parish annual Mayfest celebration
will be staged the weekend of May 21-23. In addition to the carnival, food
booths and entertainment, this year's festival will feature a talent
The talent show, set for May 22, is open to anyone who can
sing or dance and would like to compete for a cash prize. Singers and dancers
will compete in different categories. Entry forms are available at the parish
office, located in the former St. Joseph's School on Sixth Street. The deadline
to submit entries is Friday, May 14.
For additional information, contact Nelda Gastelum
Spaghetti dinner, auction
by G’view 4-H/FFA
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview 4-H/FFA livestock support group
will once again host its all you can eat spaghetti dinner and auction. This
year's event is slated for Saturday, April 24, at Grandview High School,
beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Organizers say there will be door prizes, surprise prizes
and fun for everyone. The grand prize is an overnight stay at Whistlin Jack
Lodge for two, which includes dinner and breakfast.
Tickets to the April 24 event, priced at $5 for adults and
$3 for students, are being sold in advance. Tickets will also be available at
the door that evening.
Proceeds generated from the dinner and auction will be used
to support local 4-H and FFA members by purchasing their animals at the Central
Washington Jr. Livestock Show in Toppenish the first week of May, and at the
Lower Valley Fair & Rodeo in Grandview in August.
set for April 24
GOLDENDALE - Saturday, April 24, at 2 p.m., Maryhill Museum
of Art will present a lecture by Lewis and Clark historian Rex Ziak, to be
followed by a hike. Attendance is free with admission to the museum.
Ziak will discuss his book,
In Full View
, written about the Corps of Discovery's month-long
search for a winter camp at the mouth of the Columbia, and the flora and fauna
they encountered along the way.
"As a nationally recognized authority on Lewis and
Clark's arrival at the Pacific, Rex is an engaging storyteller," said
Colleen Schafroth, executive director of Maryhill Museum. "Copies of the
book will be available for purchase, and he will be pleased to sign them."
At 3:30 p.m., Schafroth will lead a moderate 30-minute hike
from the museum's overlook of the Columbia River to view several sites the
Corps documented while in the area.
"On April 22, 1806, the Corps walked across the land
where the museum now sits," said Schafroth. "To honor that event, the
museum presents a related program each year, and this lecture and hike
continues that tradition."
Follies to showcase Yakima
YAKIMA - Who will be kicking up their heels at the Memorial
Follies on May 22?
About 200 of your friends and neighbors—maybe even you!
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is reminding Lower Valley
residents that now is their chance to participate in the Memorial Follies, a
biennial fund-raiser supporting community health initiatives. The follies are a
professionally directed, community performed "Broadway style show."
Organizers say no particular talent is required for participation—just a great
sense of humor.
A director's party for all interested singers, dancers and
good sports will be held Monday, April 26, at 6 p.m. at Yakima's Capitol
Theatre. In addition to performers, the show will need volunteers to assist
with make-up, costumes, sets and other projects.
Starlab, Space Odyssey
on display Saturday
YAKIMA - Yakima Valley Museum will host a free family day
tomorrow, April 10. The one-day event will feature the Starlab planetarium and
Space Odyssey exhibits from the Pacific Science Center in Seattle.
The Space Odyssey exhibits will be available from noon to 5
p.m., with Starlab shows beginning at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. The 2 and 4 p.m. shows
will be presented in Spanish.