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Glass exhibit

opens soon

YAKIMA - "A Celebration of Northwest Glass Arts" will open Saturday, July 30, at the Yakima Valley Museum.

The groups "For a Better Tomorrow" and "En Masse Creative Group" are partnering with the museum to produce an exclusive exhibition of contemporary art glass from the Tacoma Hilltop Artists in Residence collection. Included in the exhibit will be masterworks by prominent Northwest professionals, including Dale Chihuly and Italo Scanga.

At the Saturday, July 30, public opening, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., museum guests will have the opportunity to watch professional glass artists in a hotshop demonstration.

The exhibit will continue through Sept. 10.

To create the exhibit, the Yakima Valley Museum is working with the "En Masse Creative Group," which is developing the new Bella Vitra Specialized School of Glassmaking in downtown Yakima. The new glassmaking school, located in the old Pacific Hotel building, will work primarily with youth, ages 12 to 24.

The glass hotshop that will be featured on July 30 will be set up in the museum parking lot. Glass artists will be on hand to demonstrate glassmaking.

‘Dance in the Streets’ event set for July 23

YAKIMA - Planned Parenthood of Central Washington's second annual "Dance in the Streets" event will be held Saturday, July 23, on North Front Street in Yakima.

The 7 p.m. to midnight social event will include live music, as well as food and drinks.

The band Hot BBQ will open the musical entertainment, to be followed by the X-Band.

Special menus for the event will be prepared by Bob's Keg & Cork, Cafe Melange, Carousel, The Depot, Grant's, Greystone and Santiago's. Planned Parenthood staff will serve beer and wine from Wineglass Cellars, Hogue Cellars, Desert Hills, Kana Winery, Yakima Cellars, Thurston Wolfe and Washington Hills.

"Planned Parenthood is honored to work with the North Front Street Improvement Association to bring the community together for a fun evening," said Gwen Chaplin, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central Washington.

Advance tickets, priced at $30, can by purchased by calling (509) 853-2524. Tickets, priced at $35, will also be available the night of the event at the gate.

The money raised at the July 23 event will benefit Planned Parenthood.

Zillah to host ‘evening in park’

ZILLAH - A night of family fun can be had Saturday, Aug. 6, at Zillah's Stewart Park.

As part of the "MannaWalk...Reaching Children with AIDS" event, Zillah will host "A Family Evening in the Park," open to all Valley residents, beginning at 6 p.m.

A small walking course will be set up, and there will be beach volleyball, swing dancing and other games for younger children.

The MannaWalk event is designed to unite people at distant points across the nation. Individuals from all walks of life are being invited to put one food in front of the other, walking to support children suffering with HIV/AIDS throughout the world.

Those who take part are being encouraged to make a donation to the MannaWalk organization. The funds, say organizers, will be used to sponsor nutritional programs for orphans suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Additional information about MannaWalk and Zillah's "A Family Evening in the Park" is available on-line at the web site: www.MannaWalk.com.

Pioneer event planned by

E’burg museum

ELLENSBURG - The Kittitas County Historial Museum will present its third annual "Who Wants to be a Pioneer" event Saturday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic Caldwell building in downtown Ellensburg.

More than 300 people attended last year's event.

"Who Wants to be a Pioneer" is billed as a fun and educational event for the entire family, where the Ellensburg museum transports visitors back to the good old days. Museum staff use fun, hands-on activities to teach people of all ages about how the first pioneers and their children lived off the land. The activities will include candle making, flower pressing, butter churning, ice cream making and various live demonstrations and other historically valuable trades used by the pioneers.

Crystal Lewis

in concert July 31

YAKIMA - The West Valley Church of the Nazarene will host Dove Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Crystal Lewis for three special performances.

Guests are invited to listen in when Lewis performs at the church on Sunday, July 31, at 9 and 10:30 a.m., and again at 6 p.m. that evening.

The Contemporary Christian recording artist is a past Dove Award winner. Lewis's accomplishments also include having been nominated for a Grammy Award.

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