14th annual cheese festival opens today
As part of the annual Spring Barrel Tasting weekend, the
Yakima Valley Dairy Women will host the 14th annual Washington State Cheese
Festival this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Area residents and visitors to the Valley this weekend—April
23-25—are invited to taste state and specialty cheeses, as well as enjoy
delicious cheesecake at the event.
The site of this year's cheese festival will again be at
Tucker Cellars, located at 70 Ray Rd. and Yakima Valley Highway near Sunnyside.
Juried art show
set for May 4-28
RICHLAND - The Allied Arts Association and Gallery will
present the annual juried show regional exhibition May 4-28.
Many artists from the Pacific Northwest sent slides of their
works in hopes of being selected for participation, but only the juror of the
show will select which pieces will be exhibited. This year's juror is Rie
She holds a Master's of fine arts degree from Mexico State
University. She is the department head at Big Bend Community College.
Currently, Palkovic teaches studio and lecture classes in art. She has received
numerous awards in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the country.
A public reception for the show is scheduled for Sunday, May
9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Allied Arts Gallery, located at the entrance to
Howard Amon Park in Richland, 89 Lee Blvd.
WrestleMania event headed
to Yakima May 15
YAKIMA - A WWE RAW WrestleMania competition will be staged
at the Yakima SunDome Saturday, May 15. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 24,
at the Yakima Valley SunDome box office.
Promoters are hoping to entice the WWE faithful with a star
studded line-up. Scheduled to appear are world champion Chris Benoit, world tag
team champions Ric Flair and Batista, Edge, Kane, Chris Jericho, Christian,
Trish Stratus, intercontinental champion Randy Orton, Shelton Benjamin, Matt
Hardy, general manager Eric Bischoff, The Hurricane and Lita.
Ticket prices start at $20.50, with the luxury seats
retailing for $45.50. Besides the SunDome box office, tickets will also be
available at all Ticketswest outlets, at the Red Lion at the Gateway Center
Hotel in Yakima, by calling 1-800-325-7328 or on-line at www.ticketswest.com.
to be showcased
at Portland museum
PORTLAND, ORE. - Saturday, May 29, the Oregon Museum of
Science and Industry will open a new exhibit entitled "Titanic Science:
the Real Artificats, the True Stories."
The 8,000 square foot exhibit, which will be showcased
through the summer months, combines real scientific findings with actual
artifacts, creating a powerful educational experience. The highly interactive
exhibit, sponsored locally by Comcast, will take visitors through an
exploration of the April 15, 1912 disaster and the emotional journey that resulted
in the loss of more than 1,500 lives.
Visitors will also get the chance to see the Titanic live.
Dr. Bob Ballard, the scientist who discovered the Titanic's final resting place
in 1985 off the coast of Newfoundland, will be revisiting the ship in June to
conduct research. Visitors to the museum can watch live satellite broadcasts
from the Titanic Friday, June 4, through Wednesday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m. and 1
p.m. in the museum's auditorium. Viewers will see Ballard and his team studying
the effects of deterioration from natural and human forces on the famous
Friday, May 28, the museum will open Titanica at its Omnimax
Theater. Viewers will be invited to experience the Titanic life-size on the
giant screen as Titanica takes audiences on an adventure of discovery to the
site of the world's most famous shipwreck. Images of the Titanic as she now
lies on the ocean floor are contrasted with well preserved archival photographs
of the ship in 1912.
Admission to the museum, located at 1945 SE Water Ave. in
Portland, is $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for children and senior citizens.
Summer hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.