Prosser to host Scottish Fest
PROSSER - Everything Scottish, from Celtic music to Highland
games such as an anvil launch to sheep dog trials, will be out in plain view
tomorrow at the Port of Benton Wine & Food Park in Prosser.
Gates to the park open for the annual Scottish Fest this
Saturday, June 19, at 9 a.m.
Organizers say festival goers will be treated to Celtic
music and pipe bands while watching primitive arts and crafts exhibitions. Also
scheduled are a sheep dog trial, Highland games, an anvil launch, Celtic story
tellers and numerous children's activities. Theme foods and beverages will be
available for purchase, as well. In addition, organizers have arranged for a
U.S. Stick Dressing championship tomorrow.
Admission costs range from $5 for adults to $3 for senior
citizens and children.
Health career camps for
There's no reason for your children to be bored this summer.
Parents are being encouraged to check out several health career camps for their
youngsters, two of which are offered here in Yakima County.
Ellen O'Brien Saunders, executive director of the Workforce
Training and Education Coordinating Board, said a health career camp will give
youths an opportunity to learn first-hand what it's like to be an emergency
medical technician, doctor, registered nurse or cardiovascular technician.
In a series of week-long career camps being held throughout
Washington state this summer, students will observe operations, participate in
mock emergencies, practive CPR and wear actual scrubs as they find out what it
takes to work in health care. They will also attend lectures, visit labs,
hospices, hospitals and various emergency medical services. In addition,
information will be provided on financial aid packages that are available to
youths, and how to plan the remainder of their high school career more
"It's an opportunity for them to explore jobs in health
care, and find out first-hand what additional classes they need in high school
to make the most of their postsecondary education," said Saunders.
She said camps normally are free to participants who are
between the ages of 13 and 21.
The two health career camps being offered in Yakima County
are scheduled for June 21 through July 30 and July 5-9. The first is a six-week
summer vocation health career program for high school students. The second is a
math and science institute for health careers for middle school students, to be
held at YVCC. The contact person for both camps is Maria Benavides
(509-865-7630, extension 204).
Early Music Festival planned
LEAVENWORTH - Early music performed on period instruments
will fill the air of Leavenworth Aug. 17-22.
The first ever Icicle Creek Early Music Festival will be
held those six days. Beneath Ponderosa pines beside the glacier-fed Icicle
Creek in the Cascade Mountain foothills near Leavenworth, four performances of
baroque and renaissance chamber music will be presented. There will also be
daily lectures, demonstrations and workshops at the Icicle Creek Music Center.
Internationally known performers Stephen Stubbs of Bremen,
Germany on lute and baroque guitar, Hans-Jurgen Schnoor of Lubeck, Germany on
fortepiano and harpsichord, Susie Napper of Montreal on viola da gamba and
baroque cello, and Bruce Haynes of Montreal on baroque oboe have committed to
performing at the event.
The festival performances will include "Cristofori in
Italy and Germany" on Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Wren Recital Hall,
"The King's Own Music: Louis XIV and Frederick the Great" on Aug. 19
at 7:30 p.m. at the Grunewald Guild, "War and Peace: Renaissance and
Baroque" on Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Wren Recital Hall, and
"The Baroque Piano and J.S. Bach" on Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Sleeping
Lady Chapel Theater.
Billed as an artistic retreat, the Icicle Creek Music Center
is an educational facility and performance venue. Completed in 2003, the
facilities include workshop and practice rooms, cabin lodging and two ideal
sites for early music performances.
The cost to attend the six-day program is $420. Inquiries
should be directed to (800) 281-8026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
at fair raceway
all this weekend
YAKIMA - The major league of monster trucks returns to the
State Fair Raceway in Yakima June 18-20.
Headlining this year's show is Grave Digger—six-time World
Monster Truck Champion Tom Meents, driving Maximum Destruction. Also scheduled
to appear are El Toro Loco, Obsession, local Tuff trucks, the Quad Warriors and
the State Fair Raceway Hornets.
Each performance will feature Monster Truck racing, as well
as Monster Truck freestyle.
Friday and Saturday, gates open at 6 p.m. with racing at 8
p.m. Sunday, gates open at noon with racing at 2 p.m.
Friday, all kids 12 and under will be given a free toy
Monster Truck. Sunday, all dads will get in free for Father's Day with a paid
family member admission.
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.
Throughout Rawls' career there has been one constant—a voice
that critics call sweet as sugar, soft as velvet, strong as steel and smooth as
butter. In his 40-some years as a recording artist, spanning an astonishing
70-plus albums, three Grammy awards and 13 Grammy nominations, Rawls has epitomized
theultimate song stylist.
His television and movie credits include being the singing
voice of Garfield, one of the Rugrats in the film "Rugrats: The
Movie" and numerous cameo appearances on such shows as "Norm,"
"Baywatch Nights" and "Martin."
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
‘Fun in the Sun’ figure skating championships
on for June 18-19
KENNEWICK - The Tri-Cities Figure Skating Club is hosting
its annual "Fun in the Sun" figure skating championships Saturday,
This year's event brings together two competitions in one—an
endorsed Ice Skating Institute recreational competition and a sanctioned U.S.
Figure Skating competitive event. Nearly 100 skaters are expected to take part.
The Tri-Cities Figure Skating Club invites the public to
come and enjoy watching the Olympic hopefuls compete. Admission to all events
is free of charge.
Saturday's performances at the Tri-Cities Coliseum rink B
will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.