S’side museum open house set
for this Saturday
The Sunnyside Museum halls have been decked out for
Christmas, in anticipation of welcoming a large crowd to a holiday open house,
scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 3.
Museum board members point out that the 1 to 4 p.m. open
house is an excellent way to get into the holiday spirit just prior to
Sunnyside'a annual Country Christmas Lighted Farm Implement Parade, which will
begin at 6:30 p.m.
"Everyone is welcome to come warm up while checking out
the exhibits," said museum spokesman Pate Kezele.
She explained that the Miss Sunnyside court will be on hand
serving homemade cookies, coffee and punch.
"We also expect an early visit from Santa, as well as a
performance by the Sunnyside Orchestra," Kezele said.
Between musical performances, Sunnyside Museum board members
will be showing a new video that highlights the community of Sunnyside.
There is no admission fee to attend Saturday's open house.
to be staged twice in mid-December
The story of a family preparing for Christmas, realizing
that something is missing and then beginning a search to find that missing
something, will be acted out at Sunnyside's Grace Brethren Church the weekend
of Dec. 17-18.
The play, "One Special Christmas," will be
presented by members of the Sunnyside church. The cast totals 12 church
members. Also performing will be the Sunnyside Grace Brethren Church choir.
Two performances are being offered for the viewing pleasure
of all Sunnyside area residents. The first production is slated for Saturday,
Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. The second will be staged Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:50 a.m.
The performances are free to all who attend.
Serving as the director of the play is Alyson Allen.
Charlene Bussert will direct the church choir during the performances.
Bickleton Country Christmas Bazaar on tap this Sunday
BICKLETON - Lower Yakima Valley residents are being
encouraged to enjoy the holiday magic of a country Christmas celebration,
scheduled for this coming Sunday, Dec. 4.
"Experience the sights and sounds of the holiday while
enjoying a delicious home cooked lunch," enthuses Vicki Moore, one of the
spokesmen for this year's Bickleton Country Christmas Bazaar.
The 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. bazaar will be held in the Bickleton
Grange hall, where visitors can casually shop among the varied craft booths and
choose from numerous handmade craft items and home baked holiday goodies.
Moore said many of the crafts that will be offered for sale
are custom designed and one-of-a-kind items.
Those who trek to Bickleton are also encouraged to enter
holiday drawings at the bazaar, simply by donating a canned food item for the
community's annual food drive.
The highlight of the afternoon, according to Moore, will be
the holiday auction, which all proceeds benefiting the Bickleton High School
"There has been some very nice items donated for the
auction, everything from toys, tools and automotive to a night's stay at a bed
and breakfast in Hood River," Moore said.
This year's Bickleton bazaar will also feature a home cooked
soup and sandwich lunch, with pie as dessert. The Bickleton High School junior
class is sponsoring the luncheon as a class fund-raiser.
Holiday concert open to all
YAKIMA - A holiday concert, presented by the Yakima Valley
Community Band, is open to all Valley residents next Monday, Dec. 5.
The 7:30 p.m. performance will be presented at the
Eisenhower High School Little Theatre (702 S. 40th Ave.) in Yakima.
The Yakima Valley Community Band traditionally performs
concerts throughout the year free-of-charge as a service to the local
Monday's concert, directed by Dick Schactler and Ruth Scott,
is sure to delight the audience with a variety of holiday music. International
music from around the world will be performed.
The Dec. 5 concert is open to the public and admission is
to headline country music show in Yakima
YAKIMA - If Toby Keith's previous tours are any indication,
hundreds of thousands of country music fans are about to receive some serious
entertainment as the "Big Throwdown II" rolls out in January 2006.
Country music star Toby Keith will perform in the Yakima
SunDome Thursday, Jan. 26, one of the stops on his 2006, 25-venue tour. Show
time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Joining him on stage will be Joe Nichols, currently in the
top five on both the country album and singles charts. Also scheduled to
perform is Show Dog Nashville label mate and frequent songwriting collaborator
Scotty Emerick, as well as fast-rising newcomer Danielle Peck.
The headliner of the show, Keith, has become a
multi-platinum powerhouse and household name while selling 25 million albums.
Earlier this year he opened the doors to his own label, Show Dog Nashville.
Tickets for the Jan. 26 show, priced at $59.75 for reserved
will go on sale Saturday, Dec.
3, at 10 a.m. at Ticketswest outlets and by phone at 1-800-325-SEAT.