8-12 New enter. briefs
Leavenworth plans wine
LEAVENWORTH - What better way to spend a weekend than
enjoying fine wine, mountain scenery, fresh fruit, great music, and arts and
All this and more will be at the Leavenworth Wine Tasting
Festival, slated for Aug. 20-21.
The Cascade Foothills Farmland Association and the
Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce are hosting the fourth annual event at
Smallwood's Harvest on Stemm Road, about two miles east of Leavenworth on
Highway 2. Smallwood's Harvest features a large grassy area surrounded by fruit
trees, billed as the perfect setting for such a wine tasting event.
Organizers say the weekend is a great opportunity to bring
the family out for a fun two-day event. Adults will be able to sample local
wines from 20 wineries, with live music, fresh fruit and local cuisine to be
offered, as well.
Also scheduled for the two-day festival are a car show,
antique displays, arts and crafts booths, and children's activities. The site
of the festival, Smallwood's Harvest, also offers children's swings, a farm
animal park and a cow train.
The festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday,
and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. A $15 ticket is good for a souvenir wine
glass and three sampling tokens. Additional sampling tokens will be available
aircraft enthusiasts invite public to breakfast fund-raiser
PROSSER - Where else can you go and eat breakfast, then get
an up-close look at numerous airplanes, all for just $5.
The Lower Valley chapter of the Experimental Aircraft
Association is holding its annual fly-in, drive-in or walk-in breakfast
fund-raiser on Saturday, Sept. 3. The site of this year's breakfast is the
chapter house, located at the Prosser Airport.
Breakfast, at a cost of only $5 per person, will include hot
cakes, eggs, ham, coffee and orange juice. The money raised through breakfast
sales will help the club members continue their goal of making flying for fun,
sport or any other form of general aviation available to the general public.
All Lower Valley residents are invited to see the club
members' airplanes up-close, and to talk to the pilots. "Young
Eagles" rides, for first-time flyers between the ages of 8 and 17, will
also be offered that morning.
"If you've ever dreamed of flying, join us," said
Robert Potter, treasurer of the local chapter.
Ellensburg museum plans kids’
ELLENSBURG - The Clymer Museum of Art will host two
children's events next week, Aug. 18 and 20.
The first, on Thursday, will be a "children's art
afternoon," set to be held from noon to 4 p.m. The first two-hour session
participants will design their own silk scarves. From 2 to 4 p.m. children will
be invited to create a stained glass project.
The cost for both projects is $10 per child, or $5 to
participate in just one of the projects. Advanced sign-ups are encouraged,
although walk-ins will be welcome if space permits.
The Aug. 18 children's projects are being presented in
conjunction with the current "Celebrating Nature in Silk & Glass"
exhibit at the Ellensburg museum. That exhibit features the silk paintings and
glasswork of Port Angeles artist Melissa Penic. She will be on-site next
Thursday to assist children with their projects.
Saturday, Aug. 20, the Clymer Museum of Art will host Nan
Doolittle, a nationally certified expressive arts therapist who operates the
Flying Pig Expressive Arts Ranch just outside Ellensburg. Children are invited
to explore their expressive and creative sides from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day,
led by Doolittle, who promises that kids will get messy while having fun.
The Aug. 20 activity fee is $5. Early sign-ups are
suggested, as the special event is limited to just 20 children.
Good mules sought for fair
YAKIMA - Central Washington State Fair officials are looking
for a few good mules.
For the first time, state fair officials are offering a
livestock category for mules to be entered and shown at the fair. Mules are
scheduled to be shown, along with open class horses, from Sept. 28 through Oct.
Entry information is available in the state fair exhibitor
guidebook, currently on-line at: www.fairfun.com.
Barrel/raft race slated for Aug. 20
CROW BUTTE - Twelve miles west of Paterson, at Crow Butte
Park, the second annual Barrel/Raft Race will be held Saturday, Aug. 20.
Families are being encouraged to attend the popular event,
which will also include a silent auction, wine tasting and a BBQ lunch, priced
at $5 per person and $20 for entire families.
This year's barrel/raft race will include two classes of
competition—motorized vessels (10 hp. maximum) and human powered rafts.
The rules are simple. Rafts must be assembled the day of the
event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the race site. The race, itself, will begin
shortly thereafter. Each participant will be limited to using no more than four
barrels, which will be supplied to all who enter. Other raft-building
materials, which can be pre-assembled prior to the day's event, must be
supplied by the racers.
Entry fees are set at $25 for individual racers and $50 for
teams, which are limited to four persons per squad. More entry information is
available by contacting Bob Brown (509-948-6069).
All proceeds generated at the Aug. 20 race day event along
the Columbia River will benefit Crow Butte Park.
Western Art Show returns to
Toppenish Aug. 19-21 weekend
TOPPENISH - Art lovers are invited to attend the eighth
annual Toppenish Western Art Show, scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 19-21.
It's one of the few events where patrons are urged to interact with the artists
Shady Railroad Park in downtown Toppenish will again be the
venue for this year's show.
A total of 36 noted artists are lined up to showcase their
works of wildlife, western and Native American art in pastels, acrylics, oils,
water color and ink. Also to be displayed are sculptures, pottery, metals and
photographic works. Some of the featured artists include Mavis Willson, Jerre
Nighthawk Raven, Sandra Haynes, Jan Whitefoot and Everett Russell.
This year's show will be open to the public from noon to 6
p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20; and from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21.
There is no charge to attend the art show, nor is there a
fee for children to participate in the popular "Kids 'N Art" event,
which will be held Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m.
Friday is reserved for the public to interact with the
artists as they demonstrate their artistic skills, as is Sunday.
Saturday is more structured, as the day opens with the
"Kids 'N Art" event, where children will learn directly from
Whitefoot and Raven as they create paintings to take home with them. From 1 to
3 p.m. on Saturday a silent auction of the artists' works will be held,
followed at 4 p.m. by a "Quick Draw" session, where the participating
artists will complete a painting, from scratch, in just one hour. The
"Quick Draw" paintings will then be auctioned off. At 6:30 p.m. that
evening, visitors are invited to participate in the annual Lions Club steak
feed, with meal costs set at $12.