set for Sunday
YAKIMA - The fourth annual Spring Fling Autocross & Car
Show will be held at the Yakima SunDome parking lot this Sunday, June 6,
beginning at 8 a.m.
Organizers will close the registration period at 9:30 a.m.
Timed runs will begin half an hour later. The top three finishers in each class
will receive awards. Entry fees are set at $25.
Also on Sunday, the Yakima County Sheriff's Dept. will be
raising money for Special Olympics by providing concessions to those attending
the one-day event.
Brewfest on tap for mid-June
SEATTLE - Connoisseurs of beer will want to circle the
weekend of June 18-20 on their calendars.
For the fifth consecutive year, the NWsource.com Summer
Brewfest will bring together the best of summer for three days at St. Edward
State Park. The event will offer the opportunity to taste some of the 101 beers
that will be served that weekend.
Organizers say the festival provides fun for all ages—with
the Rootbeer Garden, Zucchini 500 Races and the Brewers Keg Toss. New this year
will be a Friday night pre-party for adults, featuring some of the Brewfest
participating breweries and performances by local bands.
Among the unique products that may catch the attention of
those in attendance are Elliott
gold medal winning Orange Infusion Ale and Pacific Rim Brewer's Ring of Fire
For those who don't care for fermented malt beverages, a
variety of ciders will be served at the Cider Garden, including Aspall Dry
Cyder, Brut Manoir Du Parc (apple cider) and Poire Mnoir Du Park (pear cider).
For more information on the Father's Day weekend event, go
on-line to the web site: washingtonbrewfest.com.
to stage Flag Day celebration June 12-13
WHITE SWAN - The public is being encouraged to celebrate
Flag Day at Fort Simcoe State Park the weekend of June 12-13.
The free living history celebration is scheduled to run both
days, as the park will play host to military re-enactment groups from various
eras in American military history. The event will include soldier drills and
artillery demonstrations. Members of the re-enactment units will camp at the
site in period groupings.
The defining moment of the two-day event—a flag raising
ceremony—is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday. Free cake and punch will be served
following the ceremony.
Fort Simcoe State Park is located about seven miles west of
White Swan. The park is opened at 6:30 a.m. each day and remains open until
dusk. The fort is part of a diverse system of more than 120 parks and programs
managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
at YVCC set
Love that rock-n-rolling music? Radio 88.5 at Yakima Valley
Tech has just the event for you.
Edge Fest 2004 will feature 11 live Central Washington bands
this Saturday, June 5, on the campus of Yakima Valley Community College in
Yakima. The music kicks off at high noon tomorrow, and won't end until midnight
Saturday evening. A new band will play each hour of the concert.
The DJs of Radio 88.5 will offer additional activities
throughout the concert, such as a halo competition with the winner riding away
on a free BMX bike and a "Bob for an Album" event to win free albums.
Admission to the 12-hour rock-n-roll concert is $4 per
person, or $2 per person if they donate at least two cans of food at the gate
for Northwest Harvest.
‘Dino in a Day’ event open to all local families
GRANGER - Hisey Park in Granger will again be the site for
"Dino in a Day," to be held this Saturday, June 5.
Billed as a family event, parents and their children are
invited to help apply the cement covering over the dinosaur frame that has
already been constructed by Granger volunteers. The finished Styracosaurus will
be added to Granger's collection of dinosaurs that grace that community.
Work on the dinosaur will begin at 8 a.m.
Concessions will be available at the park tomorrow. There
will also be kids activities and music. Also, the Hisey Park paddle boats and
pedal surreys will be available for rental.
The annual Granger event also offers BBQ facilities at the
park, a pathway around the park pond for leisurely strolls, ducks to feed, fish
to catch and the natural beauty of the Yakima River to take in for a day of
family fun in the sun.
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
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
- The Over the Hill Theatricals will host a
special night out, Tuesday, June 15, at Country Side Catering, 810 W. Second
The announcement of the senior actors' fall project will be
made following dinner, according to a theater spokesperson. The evening will
begin with a social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner is $15 per person for a dinner of Swiss steak and
trimmings. Entertainment will be provided by the group's perusal committee.
To RSVP, call 837-3157 or
786-3990 by June 9.
A second OTH group outing on Thursday, July 22, at Cohu's
Hollow Way Meadows, 1017 S. Euclid, Grandview at 6:30 p.m. is also planned.
Members are asked to bring their own
meat to barbecue and a salad or dessert, plus
table service. Beverages will be provided. Production staff will be announced
and try-outs discussed at this meeting.
Try-out dates for the fall production are scheduled for Aug.
2 and 3, at a location to be announced later.