Easter egg train pulls out of station Sunday, April 11
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - Box Car Bunny, with a basketful of
goodies, will be the featured attraction on the Mt. Hood Railroad Easter egg
train that is scheduled to leave the Hood River station Sunday, April 11.
The 44-mile round-trip ride, to begin at 10 a.m., will begin
in Hood River and continue through thousands of acres of dramatic, colorful
fruit tree blossoms in the region's many orchards. The turn-around point will
be the quaint town of Parkdale, at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood.
Once in Parkdale, children aboard the train will be treated
to an Easter egg hunt at the city park.
During the return trip, children will receive Easter goodies. The train
will arrive back in Hood River at about 2:15 p.m.
The 98-year-old Mt. Hood Railroad is designated as an
historic site by the National Register of Historic Places. The railway company
has been in continuous operation since 1906 as a freight carrier, and has
carried passengers since 1988.
Tickets for the April 11 excursion, priced at $25.50 for
adults and $17.50 for children, are available by calling 1-800-872-4661.
GHS crab feed slated for Sunday
GRANDVIEW - The fourth annual Grandview High School FFA/DECA
crab feed, open to the public, is scheduled for this coming Sunday, Feb. 29.
The 4 to 7 p.m. dinner fund-raiser will be held at the
Grandview High School cafeteria. Tickets, priced at $25 for adults and $15 for
senior citizens, are available from Grandview FFA and DECA Club members. Some
tickets will also be available at the door Sunday afternoon.
in concert Sunday
PROSSER - The Lower Yakima Valley Gospel singing group,
"Heartstrings," will be in concert at the Prosser Church of God this
coming Sunday, Feb. 29, at 6 p.m.
The group's recently released first album, on CD's and
cassettes, will be available for purchase at Sunday night's concert.
All Lower Valley residents are invited to attend the Feb. 29
concert at the Prosser church, located at 1332 Meade Ave.
to be staged
at Capitol Theatre
YAKIMA - The Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra will present
its annual Kinderkoncert event Sunday, March 7, at 3 p.m. at Yakima's Capitol
Kinderkoncert will feature performances by the youth
orchestra, under the direction of Carol Alexander. The group consists of more
than 50 students from throughout the Yakima Valley.
The musical event is billed as a special program for
children and their families, and attracts patrons of all ages who enjoy
listening to great music. Musicial selections are made especially with the
young listener in mind.
The theme for this year's program will be "Peter and
the Wolf." The "Radetzky March," by J. Strauss Sr., will also be
Following the program, the audience will have the opportunity
to meet with the musicians.
Because of a donation from Target stores, organizers are
able to present this year's concert free of charge, although donations will be
accepted at the door.
Valley Buddhists host spring dinner
WAPATO - The Wapato Buddhist Church will host its 43rd
annual sukiyaki dinner Sunday, March 7, at the Buddhist hall, 212 W. Second
Street, Wapato. Dinner will be served from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are $9 per person and will be available at the door.
‘Guys and Dolls’ tickets go
on sale Monday
Reserve tickets will go on sale Monday, March 1, for the
Valley Theater Company production of
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and
Guys and Dolls
opens March 19, with additional performances set for March 20, 26 and 27, at
7:30 p.m. with the Sunday, March 21, matinee at 2 p.m.
All performances will be held at the Sunnyside High school
Tickets will be
sale at the Daily Sun News in Sunnyside, the Grandview Safeway store and
Prosser's Elfers-Lyons Pharmacy.