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‘The Fourposter’ opens in Yakima Friday, May 6

YAKIMA - The Warehouse Theatre Company's opening night presentation of "The Fourposter," by Jan de Hartog, will be at 8 p.m. Friday, May 6. The play will also be presented Thursday through Saturday through May 21.

From the giddy happiness of the honeymoon to the bittersweet twilight years of old age, this two-person play revolves around a fourposter bed and newlyweds Agnes and Michael. The play explores marital bliss, bluster and finally the beauty of growing old with the one you love.

"The Fourposter" won the Tony Award in 1952 and became the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical "I Do, I Do!."

The Warehouse Theatre Company production of the play is being directed by veteran director/actor Vance Jennings, and is being produced by popular producer/actress Jo Murray.

"The Fourposter" is suitable for all audiences.

The Warehouse Theatre box office opens Friday, March 29. Tickets can also be reserved by calling (509) 966-0951.

Canyon bicycle tour scheduled

for late May

YAKIMA - The "Your Canyon for a Day Bicycle Tour," scheduled for Sunday, May 22, offers cyclists spectacular views of the Yakima River Canyon.

Planned as a fund-raiser for Yakima County Crime Stoppers, the third annual 35-mile round trip ride will begin and end at the Roza recreation site. Organizers say it's the largest biking event of its kind in the county.

"It's perfect for families and individuals who can enjoy the canyon without having to compete with vehicle traffic," said Megan Cypher, explaining the canyon road will be closed to all thru-traffic the day of the ride.

The cost to participate is $20, or $40 for families. On-site registration is offered, but organizers prefer cyclists to pre-register by going on-line to www.co.yakima.wa.us/biketour05 or by calling (800) 384-9616.

Ballet performance, photo ‘phun’ on tap at Maryhill Museum

GOLDENDALE - Maryhill Museum will kick off its summer series of "Family Fun Days" Sunday, May 1, with a ballet performance and photography-related art activities.

The 1 to 4 p.m. program is open to all ages. Children under the age of 17 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

The May 1 program will begin with a special ballet performance by the Pacific Artists Ballet Theater of Portland, Ore. One of their pieces that will be performed, "Reverie du Soir," was inspired by early modern dance and film techniques pioneer Loie Fuller, one of the founders of Maryhill Museum.

Following the ballet performance, visitors can participate in crafting a zoetrope, experiment with photosensitive paper and create a photo magnet. A zoetrope is a kind of a mechnical cinema made mostly from paper. It as invented in 1834 by William Horner and shows a running or moving object. All supplies will be provided.

Maryhill fun days are held throughout the summer and include arts programs for all ages.

Lipizzaner Stallions anniversary tour includes two-day

stop in Kennewick

KENNEWICK - The world famous Lipizzaner Stallions, currently making their 35th anniversary presentation of the "Dancing White Stallions," are headed to Kennewick.

2005 also marks the 60-year anniversary of the rescue of the Lipizzans in World War II by General George Patton and the 42nd Squadron of the U.S. Army's 2nd Calvalry unit.

The Lipizzaner Stallions are now preserved as an equestrian work of art, performing an equine ballet many say is unrivaled.

The 35th anniversary tour features an all new production. Show promoters say harkening back to a time when the horse was a symbol of grace and majesty, the Lipizzaner Stallions are truly a great experience to be enjoyed by the entire family.

The two Kennewick shows are scheduled for Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, at Three Rivers Coliseum. Show time Saturday will be at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday's matinee performance slated for 2 p.m.

Tickets, priced at $17.50 for children and senior citizens and $19.50 for adults, can be purchased at the Three Rivers Coliseum box office and all Ticketswest outlets. Tickets can also be charged by phone (1-800-325-SEAT).

Fiddlers to play

at senior center

GRANDVIEW - The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association will conduct a public performance at the Carl L. Stevens Senior Center in Grandview this coming Sunday, April 24.

The 2 p.m. musical performance is open to the public. Donations of $3 for adults and $2 for children will be collected at the door. Proceeds will benefit Grandview senior citizen programs and activities.

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