Entertainment Briefs


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 available.

Potluck meals are held the second and fourth Saturdays of each month


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 great play."

Zillah High to present comedy


Somewhat 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 bbaca@yvcc.edu.

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 set

for visitors

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.


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