Hospice benefit auction July 30
The 2005 Lower Valley Hospice benefit auction, the major
fund-raiser for the Sunnyside-based agency, is slated for Saturday, July 30.
Navarro's Community Center in downtown Sunnyside will host
the event. Doors will open at 6 p.m., dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the
live auction will get underway at about 8 p.m.
Tickets, priced at $25 for singles, $40 for couples and $200
for friendship tables that seat eight, are now available at the Hospice office.
According to Hospice officials, volunteers from the
surrounding communities are busy preparing for the annual event. To date, the
auction item list includes craft items, a riding lawnmower, sports gear, wine,
gift baskets, meal certificates, and yard and garden items.
Lower Valley Hospice serves families in both Yakima and
Benton counties. When a cure is not probable, Lower Valley Hospice staff
members help to maintain peaceful and comfortable end-of-life care.
Funds raised through the auction are used to provide care
and services to those needing end-of-life care. Lower Valley Hospice is a
stand-alone, non-profit program founded in 1978. It is a state licensed,
federally certified agency that relies on the annual fund-raising auction and
dinner to pay for the expenses, not reimbursed, that go into providing the
Maryhill Winery to host Bob Dylan concert July 30
GOLDENDALE - Picturesque Maryhill Winery near Goldendale
will host a Bob Dylan concert Saturday, July 30, beginning at 8 p.m.
Tickets, priced at about $50, went on sale today (Friday) at
all Ticketmaster outlets.
Dylan is on a short list of the most influential artists of
the 20th Century. He's known for coupling a love for all forms of American
popular and folk music with a personal and poetic songwriting style, instead of
relying on professional craftsmen or standard tunes.
Influenced by Woody Guthrie, Dylan proved that an
entertainer didn't have to be a technically perfect singer or musican to make
billiant pop music. The songs on his 1963 "The Freewheelin' Bob
Dylan" album catapulted the artist to stardom.
Dylan's music influenced a new generation of musicians—such
as the Beatles and Stevie Wonder—to start crafting songs about what was
important to them.
These days, Dylan tours constantly and records less often
than he used to, but as his 1997 album "Time Out of Mind" proves, the
musician still has a lot to say and continues to do it in a way that few others
Other artists whom Maryhill Winery will host this summer
include BB King, Amy Grant, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and ZZ Top. Concert
information is available on-line at: www.maryhillwinery.com.
Mud bog races
set for July 9
Fans of mud throwing Jeeps and other 4-wheel drive vehicles
won't want to miss an upcoming event in the Lower Yakima Valley. The Tuff Enuf
Cascade Crawlers will present their annual Lower Yakima Valley mud bog races
Saturday, July 9.
The site of this year's races will be the former SunnyGrand
Speedway, located just off Yakima Valley Highway between Sunnyside and
Spectator gates will swing open at 9 a.m. that morning, with
racing to start at 10 a.m. sharp. Admission prices are set at $5 per person,
with children 10 years of age and younger to be let in for fee.
Organizers say due to liability reasons, absolutely no
alcoholic beverages will be allowed on the site.
Four-wheel drive owners who want to compete that day can do
so for a $35 registration fee. The registration fee for members of the Tuff
Enuf Cascade Crawlers is $25. Same day sign-ups will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. A
drivers meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.
Annual Renaissance Faire coming to Tri-Cities
annual Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faire will be held at Howard Amon Park
in Richland June 25 and 26.
The fair, which brings to life Elizabethan England, opens
Saturday morning at 9:45 a.m. with an opening parade, followed by a day of
jousting tournaments, live chess matches and a visit by Greenwood's queen,
lords and ladies. In addition, a special presentation of William Shakespeare's
will be presented Saturday
and Sunday afternoons. A variety of merchants and musicians will add to the
Tickets are $8 at the
gate for adults and $6 for children 12 and under
Check the players web site at www.wizkeep.com for times and
Tickets go on sale for Circus Chimera
Advance tickets for Circus Chimera are now on sale at the
Daily Sun News, 600 S. Sixth
St. Advance tickets are $7 per person.
The circus will be in Sunnyside July 5, 6 and 7, at the old
Speck driving range located next to C. Speck Motors on Allen Road.
The circus is being presented by Sunnyside Lions Club. The
big top show times are 7:30 p.m. on July 5, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on
July 6 and 7.