Senior club welcomes new members
The Sunnyside Senior Club is open to any man or woman 50
years or older. The group meets for cards at 1 p.m. every Saturday at the
Senior Center at 1400 Federal Way. Dominoes and other table games are
Potluck meals are held the second and fourth Saturdays of
The center opens at
10:30 a.m. on those days.
Those interested in joining this group are invited to phone
Velda Crane, president, at 837-6503.
Mabton seniors set Christmas dinner
MABTON - Any present or former Mabton resident over the age
of 55 is invited to sign up for the annual senior holiday dinner to be held
Dec. 4 at the Artz-Fox multipurpose gym in Mabton.
The dinner will start at 12:30 p.m. Any senior who needs to have
a dinner delivered is encouraged to call Sandra Pierce at 894-4689, Sharon Ott
at 894-4767 or Bill Russell at 854-1379.
Those who would like to make monetary donations or help with
the dinner are also invited to use the above numbers.
Play auditions open in Toppenish
TOPPENISH - The Toppenish Creek Players, an 11-year-old
community theatre company, will conduct auditions for the play,
Inherit the Wind
The auditions will be held Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at the
Toppenish Masonic Temple, 12 E. Third Avenue in Toppenish.
Adult male actors are especially encouraged to audition.
Inherit the Wind,
written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, recreates the most titanic
courtroom battle of the 20th Century. This controversial subject of evolution
versus creation causes two polar opposites to engage in one explosive battle of
beliefs. The play is the fictionalized story of the 1924 Scopes "Monkey
Trial" in Tennessee.
"The play had a long run on Broadway, and was made into
a movie with Spencer Tracy and Fredric March in 1960," said director Ginny
Wells. "The subject matter is as relevant today as it was then. It's a
Zillah High to present comedy
ZILLAH - The
True Tale of Robin Hood
will open Nov. 10 on the Zillah High School stage.
The Z Center Stage Theatre Company at the school will
present this comedy at 7 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19.
The play is a Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic,
and that should prepare you for an evening of hilarious comedy, if you are a
Monty Python fan.
The cast and crew have been working hard since completion of
auditions in September to recreate Sherwood Forest in their auditorium.
Life-sized trees add to the swashbuckling tale.
Tickets went on sale Nov. 1, and can be purchased from any
cast member or from the school office at 829-5565.
Planning set for Cinco De Mayo
YAKIMA - A meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. has been set for
Nov. 7 at Yakima Valley Community College to make plans for the 2006 Cinco de
Mayo celebration, which will be held in downtown Yakima May 5 and 6.
The highlight of the meeting will be presentation of college
scholarship money to the 2005 Cinco de Mayo recipients, Queen Enriqueta Garcia
and Princess Maribel Cruz. Garcia, who attends YVCC, will receive a $1,000
scholarship/ Cruz, a Central Washington University student, will receive $500.
This annual event is sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce in partnership with YVCC.
For more information, phone 509-574-4897 or e-mail
Larson Gallery to host 50th annual artists' exhibit
YAKIMA - The art work of the winners of the 50th annual
Central Washington Artists Exhibition is on display at Larson Gallery on the
Yakima Valley Community College campus at 16th Avenue and Nob Hill.
This year's juried competition drew 331 submissions with 102
accepted. A total of $6,700 in cash awards were given to 31 artists, including
$750 for Best of Show.
Artists were from 10 counties, including Yakima County.
The exhibit will continue through Dec. 10. Gallery hours are
Tuesdays through Saturdays form 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Coin, stamp collectors take note
LONG BEACH - Two opportunities for collectors of stamps and
coins will be offered as part of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial activities on
the Long Beach Peninsula Nov. 7 to 18 in conjunction with the National Park
Service Corps of Discovery II exhibit.
On Monday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a commemorative
stamp cancellation will he beld at the Elks Building in Long Beach. Lewis and
Clark stamped envelopes and stamps will be available for purchase, and former
U.S. Mint designer Tom Rogers will be available for signing.
On Thursday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Bank of the
Pacific will exchange $2 in cash for a $2 roll of Ocean in View nickels. The
Peace, Keel Boat and Bison nickels will also be available, along with Sacagawea
dollars—all to be exchanged for cash.
SNOHOMISH - Two publications that might have interest for
tourists are ready for distribution by the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau.
Its Fall-Winter Calendar of Events and its Snohomish County
Visitors Guide are both available free by phoning the bureau at 1-888-338-0976
or by ordering online at www.snohomish.org.
The calendar lists an array of events from performing and
visual arts, fairs, festivals, music, crafts, markets and other attractions
from October 2005 to March 2006.
The visitors guide features the latest in lodging, dining,
scenic drives, outdoor recreation, arts, antiques, shopping and history.
Festivals of Light at children's museum
SEATTLE - The Children's Museum in Seattle will kick off its
winter celebration of six cultural festivals on Dec. 5.
The Festivals of Lights, in its 17th year, has been the
occasion of an annual outing for northwest families and educators. There will
be traditional decorations, music, dance, storytelling and art that illustrate
how different cultures brighten the darkness of winter days and celebrate the
beginning of lighter ones.
The first festival, Diwali (India), will be held Dec. 5-11
with traditional dance, storytelling and music. Progams will include the
cultures of Mexico, Sweden, Israel, Thailand and African-American. Admission is
$7.50 for children
and adults, $6.50 for
grandparents and free for infants under the age of one.
For more information, call 206-441-1768 or visit the web
site at www.thechildrensmuseum.org.