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Wine tasting

fund-raiser set

for Dec. 10

ZILLAH - Silver Lake Winery at Roza Hills will host a fund-raiser Friday, Dec. 10, with all proceeds benefiting the Yakima Valley Community College grape and wine education center in Grandview.

YVCC officials are encouraging all Lower Valley residents to turn out for an evening of fun. In addition to wine tasting and a bounty of flavorful foods, musical entertainment will be provided. There will also be live and silent auctions at the 7 p.m. event.

The Grandview campus of YVCC is presently attempting to raise the last $150,000 needed to receive a $500,000 matching grant from the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges. Once YVCC's share has been raised, the $1 million will be used to renovate the former Safeway building in Grandview to accommodate a grape and wine education center.

Tickets to attend the wine tasting party at the Zillah winery must be purchased in advance (509-574-4919).

‘Fabulous Fakes’ to appear Saturday at Toppenish Eagles lodge

TOPPENISH - A great show filled with comedy and flair is promised to dinner show patrons at the Toppenish Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge this coming Saturday evening.

Scheduled to appear are the "Fabulous Fakes." The group is comprised of look-alikes, mimicking such celebrities as Cher, Wynonna Judd, Barbara Striesand, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe.

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with the show to start at 8 p.m. Tickets, available to all Eagles members and their guests by calling the Toppenish lodge at 865-2229, are priced at $14. Tables for more than one party can be reserved for $5.

Proceeds raised from the Saturday, Nov. 13, dinner show will benefit the American Diabetes Association.

The Toppenish Eagles lodge is also inviting members and their guests to "dance the night away" each weekend through Nov. 26-27, with a different band scheduled to appear each weekend. The scheduled performers this coming weekend, Nov. 12-13, is the Zack Groom Band from Oregon. Steve Stilley's Stone Road band will perform Nov. 19-20, with Benny Facio's 319 Main Street Band scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 26-27.

Illusionist

will bring magic

to White Swan

WHITE SWAN - World famous illusionist Andre Kole will perform at the White Swan High School gym Saturday, Nov. 20. Considered to be one of today's great magical entertainers, Kole has performed in 78 countries for millions of people. He has also appeared on national television in more than 40 countries.

The 7 p.m. show is being hosted by the Harrah Grace Brethren Church.

Kole's full-stage "Magical Spectacular" is hard to label as just another magic show. It includes people materializing and dematerializing and other "impossible" phenonemon.

"As an illusionist, I do not waste my time trying to accomplish that which is possible, but rather I concentrate on that which is impossible," Kole said.

Other areas he will delve into at the Nov. 20 show include his first-hand investigation of the possibility of communication with the dead and other psychic phenomena from India and Egypt.

Several years ago Kole was challenged to examine the miracles of Jesus Christ from the standpoint of an illusionist and a skeptic, to determine if the miracles of Christ could have been the work of a master magician. In making his investigation, Kole said he made some discoveries that changed the course of his life. He will share some of his findings during his White Swan performance.

Kole often appears as a special traveling representative for Campus Crusade for Christ International.

Ticket information is available by calling (509) 848-2609.

Dance students

to present

holiday

program

"CHRISTmas Cheer from Our House to Yours" is the theme of the 2004 holiday program being presented by Martin School of Dance students in December. The more than 150 students will present the holiday pageant in two performances, Friday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m., according to Linda Martin, show director.

Martin said the program will be held at the Sunnyside High School auditorium. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 11 and under.

Prosser gallery hosts holiday celebration

PROSSER -

The Hangups Gallery of Prosser will celebrate its 14th anniversary with the opening of its annual month long holiday art show.

The Prosser's 719 Sixth Street gallery will feature the work of the gallery partners, as well as guest artists. The gallery partners include Paul Jones, Diana Kivett, Mary Pettyjohn, Patricia Proebsting, Nanette Stark and Frankie Wallace.

The show opens with an open house Friday (today) from 5 to 9 p.m. The show will continue through Dec. 24.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to a5 p.m.

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