to Granger dance
GRANGER - Teens 14 to 18 years of age are invited to a dance
in Granger on Friday, July 9.
Music will be provided by Mid-Columbia Dance Productions.
The 7 to 11 p.m. dance will be held at the Granger Lions Club building (109
East 'A' Street). Admission costs are $3 per person and $5 for couples.
All funds raised at the event will be used to benefit
Granger's National Night Out Against Crime city-wide celebration in August.
Organizers encourage the teens to "leave their
attitudes and colors behind" when attending the July 9 dance.
Sportsman's Day ‘show and shine’ set for Sept. 12
NACHES - With proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish
Foundation, organizers of the annual Sportsman's Day celebration in Naches will
hold a Show & Shine this year.
The hot rod and motorcycle show will be held Sunday, Sept.
12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Naches Middle School. Registration will be from 9
to 11 a.m. that day.
The show is open to owners of motorcycles and automobiles of
all makes and models. Door prizes, raffles, a poker walk, rides, vendors, bingo
and concessions are all offered.
The judging of the entries will be held from 11 a.m. to 1
Participants can pre-register, at a cost of $15, by
contacting Todd Slagle (509-673-3235). Same day registration will be $20.
ZILLAH - Lil Gibby's Fund in the Sun Car Show will be held
at Zillah's Stewart Park Saturday, July 24.
Proceeds raised from the event will help a Mabton family
that has incurred medical expenses for one of its youngsters that has been
diagnosed with cancer.
The July 24 car show will feature three classes of
competition—lowriders, imports and an open class. There is a $15 registration
fee to compete.
Trophies will be awarded for first and second place
finishers in each class, as well as for the best of show winner.
Organizers say live entertainment will be provided at the 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. show, as well as door prizes, concessions and a raffle.
Richland gallery features new show
RICHLAND - "The Spirit of Exploration: Celebrating
Lewis and Clark" is the title of a new exhibit at the Allied Arts
Association Art Center and Gallery.
The juror of the show is Carol Poppenga, an artist living in
Milton-Freewater and working at Whitman College in Walla Walla. She has a wide
range of art, life and work experience that coincidentally includes wildlife
painting and artifact drawing for archeological projects.
The works of the artists that were chosen for the special
exhibit were selected on the basis of aesthetic merit, as well as reference to
the theme of Lewis and Clark.
The exhibit opened Tuesday, June 29, and runs through Aug.
13. The gallery is located at the entrance to Howard Amon Park, 89 Lee Blvd. in
Enumclaw hosts Highland games
ENUMCLAW - Competitive Highland dancing, individual piping
and drumming, pipe bands, Scott athletic events, traditional Scottish foods—you
will see and experience it all at the annual Pacific Northwest Scottish
Highland Games & Clan Gathering.
This year's event will be held at the King County
Fairgrounds in Enumclaw, the weekend of July 31-Aug. 1.
Organizers invite everyone to thrill to the bourdon of the
bagpipes and the cadence of the drums as they witness first-hand a fine array
of talented pipers and drummers competing before judges of worldwide renown.
Enumclaw's Highland games are the sixth oldest in the U.S.
and the largest in Washington state.
The Saturday, July 31, schedule of events include an opening
ceremony, the massing of the pipes and drums and parade of the clans, and a
traditional Scottish party that is open to all.
Sunday, Aug. 1, a church service will be held, as well as a
piobaireachd competition, a parade of the clans and a closing ceremony.
Admission costs each day are set at $10 for adults and $7
for children and senior citizens.
Hop Rod Brew Fest returns to
MABTON - Puterbaugh Farms, located between Sunnyside and
Mabton, will again be the site of the Hop Rod Brew Festival.
This year's fest, as tradition dictates, will again feature
beer and wine sampling, a hot rod show and shine, and hot food grilled by the
Knights of Columbus. Children's activities will also be set up so families can
A special treat at this year's fest, scheduled for Saturday,
July 10, from 5 to 10 p.m., will be the guitar and vocal talents of Stan
Admission costs will be $7 for adults and $3 for everyone
under 21 years of age. All proceeds will benefit the Knights of Columbus
Puterbaugh Farms is located on Green Valley Road, just off
Midvale Road that runs south from Sunnyside.
Lou Rawls to perform in
Seattle in mid-July
SEATTLE - Lou Rawls will take the stage five times July 8-11
at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle.
With a voice as distinctive and instantly rcognizable as any
in music, Rawls will perform an 8 p.m. set on July 8, a pair of 8 and 10:15
p.m. sets on July 9-10, and two more 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. sets on July 11.
Rawls is currently touring to support his latest release,
"Rawls Sings Sinatra."
Tickets, priced at about $30, are available by calling
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley at (206) 441-9729.
‘Roar in Core’
Labor Day weekend
COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO - Motorcycle enthusiasts and
rock-n-roll fans need to pencil in Labor Day weekend on their calendars.
"The Roar in Core" will be held Sept. 3-6 at the
Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The event will entail all
aspects of the cycling lifestyle, including bike displays from all over the
Pacific Northwest and Canada, interactive exhibits, vendors row, tattoo
artists, custom bikes, poker runs and charity rides.
Organizers also promise top notch musical entertainment for
rock-n-roll fans. Saturday, Sept. 4, on stage will be Shades of Purple, Jude
Bowerman and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Sunday, Sept. 5, No Quarter and Peter
Frampton will entertain what is sure to be a capacity crowd.
The four-day event also offers on-site camping, a saloon and
NASCAR simulators. The Roar in Core will be held the same weekend as Coeur
d'Alene's Balloon Fest.
Tickets for The Roar in Core are available at any Tickets
Hop industry highlighted at Yakima museum
YAKIMA - The traveling exhibit, "Brewer's Gold: a
history of the hop industry in British Columbia," is set up for viewing at
the Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive in Yakima.
The exhibit explores the multi-faceted and often overlooked
story of the hop industry. Using artifacts and photographs, the exhibit
explores the industry's development, the principal growers, the "hop
craze" of the 1890s and the diverse cultural and ethnic work force that
included First Nations, Japanese and Mennonites, each with their own story to
The exhibit officially opened June 2, and will remain at the
Yakima Valley Museum through Oct. 1.
Maryhill summer concert series gets underway July 24
MARYHILL - The Maryhill Winery and Amphitheater, in
the House of Blues
Concerts, announces the 2004 Maryhill summer concert series. Scheduled to kick
off the summer concert season at the Amphitheater overlooking the Columbia
River, near the Dalles, Ore., will be the Temptations, Hootie and the Blowfish,
and Don Henley.
Tickets go on sale Monday, June 7, at 10 a.m. Additional
acts will be announced later.
The fabulous Temptations will be in concert at the winery
Saturday, July 24, at 7 p.m.
Performing for more than 40 years timeless hits and backed
by a screaming band, the Temptations show is nothing less than a walk through
American music history. Thanks to their fine-tuned choreography – and even
finer harmonies – The Temptations became one of Motown’s most elastic acts.
They handled both lushly-orchestrated pop and politically-charged funk with
equal flair on such timeless hits as
Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Since I Lost My Baby
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
Just My Imagination.
Tickets are $31.50 general admission, $46.50 reserved, and
$100 dinner rail plus applicable service charges.
Coming to Maryhill Friday, July 30, will be Hootie and the
Blowfish, at 8 p.m.
Hootie and the Blowfish's mainstream pop variation of
blues-rock brought the band to the top of the charts.
Cracked Rear View,
the group’s first album, was released in the
fall of 1994 and a single,
Hold My Hand,
worked its way into the Top Ten. Its success propelled the album to Number One,
as well as launching a second hit,
, which was quickly followed by
Wanna Be With You.
Cracked Rear View
became a full-blown music biz phenomenon—selling 13 million copies.
Tickets are $35 general admission, $45 reserved, and $100
dinner rail plus applicable service charges.
Out of all of the Eagles, Don Henley, who will be at
Maryhill Friday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m., has had the most successful solo career.
The End of the Innocence
was his most
ambitious and commercially successful album, selling over three million copies
and staying on the charts for nearly three years, launching the hit singles
The End of the Innocence, Heart of the
Matter, New York Minute, How Bad Do You Want It?,
The Last Worthless Evening.”
Tickets are $59.50 general admission, $79.50 reserved, and
$125 dinner rail plus applicable service charges.
Tickets for these shows go on sale Monday, June 7, at 10
a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets and on-line at ticketmaster.com.
For more information contact www.maryhillwinery.com or Jeff
Gilbert at (425) 990-0222.
Seattle July 9-11
SEATTLE - The 15th annual National Train Show, the world's
largest model train show, will be staged at Seattle's Seahawks Exhibition
Center July 9-11.
The illustrious event is held in a different city and state
The 2004 extravaganza will showcase all aspects of model
railroading, including the industry's newest and most unique products and
services from national manufacturers and retailers from the U.S. and around the
world. The event will cover more than 165,000 square feet of space, including
35,000 square feet featuring extraordinary operating model train displays.
Show hours will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 9, from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 10 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 11. Admission
prices are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and $5 for children 6 to 12
years of age. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free of charge.
Fireworks festival and concert set
to be held in July
SPOKANE - The popular Royal Fireworks Festival & Concert
returns to Spokane's Riverfront Park the last weekend of July.
The festival will again include classical baroque music,
theatre, dance and pageantry.
Saturday, July 24, the evening headline event will be a 1749
revival of Shakespeare's
capped off with fireworks. Sunday, July 25, the grand finale will be the Royal
Fireworks Concert, as Allegro's Royal Band will take the stage and provide 18th
century outdoor wind band music, concluding with dazzling fireworks choreographed
to the music.
A crowd of more than 30,000 is expected for the festival
Additional weekend performances are being scheduled and will
be posted on Allegro's web site in June at: www.allegrobaroque.org.
The July 24-25 weekend festival is free to visitors.
‘Mame’ auditions set for Aug. 2, 3
Over The Hill Theatricals will hold tryouts for
"Mame" Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 2 and 3, from 7 to 10 p.m. at
Sunnyside United Methodist Church
Tryouts for the musical are open to over age 45 amateur actors,
who will present the play in mid-October at the Sunnyside High School
auditorium, according to Sheila Hazzard, who will direct the popular play
"We encourage men and women, ages 45 and older, to join
us in presenting this entertaining play about a bigger than life woman and her
adventures," said Hazzard.
The play will be produced by Donna Sartin.
For more information about the tryouts or Over the Hill
membership, call 837-3157, 882-2919 or 786-3990.
Yakima Folklife Festival
bigger, better than ever
YAKIMA - More than 100 music and dance performances at 13
venues highlights this year's Yakima Folklife Festival.
The three-day extravaganza is set for Friday, Saturday and
The main thrust of activities will once again take place at
Yakima Valley Museum and Franklin Park. Besides dance and music, there will be
plenty of kids activities, a medieval faire, crafts and food booths.
The Saturday, July 10, park entertainment kicks off at 11:30
a.m. Between the nearby museum and the park, six stages will be set up, all
featuring folklife musicians. Non-stop entertainment will be presented until
about 8 p.m. that evening.
For those who want to continue the fun, a contradance will
be held at the Broadway Grange Hall (Washington and 11th avenues) Saturday
night, from 7 to 10 p.m. Organizers say there will be line and square dancing
to a live string band, and instruction will be provided for beginners.
The fun starts all over again Sunday, July 11, at Franklin
Park, with more musical groups performing from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
For those who want to get an early start at this year's
festival, six Yakima eateries and pubs will host live music Friday evening,
July 9. The sites include Grant's Brewpub, The Depot, Bob's Keg & Cork,
Barrel House, Greystone and Essencia Bakery.
Moses Lake offers free concert series
MOSES LAKE - Centennial Theatre, located on the lakefront in
downtown Moses Lake, will again be home to that city's free summer concert
Organizers say they have booked another exceptional season
with a variety of talent and genres.
This year's line-up includes The Mills Brothers on Saturday,
July 17; The Rangers on Saturday, July 24; Cornell Gunter's Coasters on
Saturday, July 31; Misty River on Saturday, Aug. 7; Lavay Smith & Her Red
Hot Skillet Lickers on Saturday, Aug. 14; Al Stewart on Saturday, Aug. 28; and
BeatleMania Live on Saturday, Sept. 4.
Admission to all the concerts is free. The venue features
casual grass bowl seating at an award winning amphitheater. Entrance to the
theater will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.