plan three nights of turkey bingo
Three Lions clubs from Granger, Zillah and Naches have
scheduled turkey bingo social events for the month of November.
The first is being hosted by the Naches Sunshine Lions Club,
on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Prizes of turkeys will be awarded
until all of the turkeys have been handed out. The turkey bingo giveaway will
be held at the Naches Intermediate School cafeteria. Proceeds raised from bingo
card sales, priced at 25¢ apiece, will benefit the Naches food bank. Lions club
members will also be accepting canned food donations that night to benefit the
The Zillah Lions Club will host its turkey mixer on Friday,
Nov. 18, at the Zillah Community Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bingo cards
will retail for 25¢ each, and refreshments will be available.
The Granger Lions' turkey bingo night is scheduled for
Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Lions clubhouse, starting at 5:30 p.m. As in Zillah,
refreshments will be served and bingo cards will sell for 25¢ each.
Debby Boone headliner
at Jazz Alley
SEATTLE - Vocalist Debby Boone will present two nights of
heart-warming jazz music at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley the second week of next
month, Nov. 8-9.
Boone is currently promoting her first Concord Records'
release, "Reflections of Rosemary." Promoters say she has created an
intimate musical portrait of her mother-in-law, the legendary singer Rosemary
Clooney. The CD is a collection of 14 tunes distinguished by Boone's strong,
striking vocal talents and a very personal, emotionally rich story line.
"I wanted to select songs that would give an insight
into Rosemary from a family perspective, and from themore than 30 years that I
spent with her," said Boone.
Produced by Clooney's long-time producer/manager, Allen
Sviridoff, the CD includes guest appearances by Scott Hamilton on sax and John
Pizzarelli on guitar.
Boone earned instant fame in 1977 when the song
You Light Up My Life
became an overnight
hit. The song, which outranked even The Beatles by claiming the No. 1 spot on
the Billboard charts for 10 straight weeks, sold in excess of 4 million copies.
Boone went on to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist of the Year following
the release of that song. Since her remarkable entrance into the music
industry, she has won two additional Grammy Awards and has received seven
Set times for Boone's performances at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
in Seattle are 7:30 p.m. each night. Reservations for either show can be made
by calling (206) 441-9729.
Kids to be admitted free
for ‘Day of Dead’ program
GOLDENDALE - Sunday, Oct. 30, Maryhill Museum of Art
visitors can participate in a traditional Mexican "Dia de los Muertos (Day
of the Dead) program. The 1 to 4 p.m. program is open to all ages and children
under 17 will be admitted free with one paid adult.
Featured activities will include musicians, artists and
traditional Mexican folk dancers.
"Bring your entire family for an afternoon of fun
activity and celebration," invited Carrie Clark, curator of education at
the Goldendale area museum.
Clark said visitors will be able to try their hand at
painting their own papier-mache skull and watch traditional Latin American folk
"It'll be a great day for families to learn about this
tradition that honors ancestors with colorful art, food, music, flowers and
altars," Clark said.
The title, Day of the Dead, conjures up images of ghosts and
goblins, however it has its roots in ancient Mexican traditions that celebrate
in a festive way the lives of relatives who have passed on.
"It is not a somber, sad event," said Clark.
"Instead, families share stories about their ancestral loved ones, prepare
favorite foods, create elaborately decorated artwork, play music and
Throughout the afternoon, the Hood River Mexican Folk Dance
4-H Club and the Heritage University Multi-Cultural Dance Club will demonstrate
traditional Mexican dancing, plus the Los Temerosos musical group will perform
traditional Mexican mariachi music.
The Maryhill Museum of Art, a castle-like chateau
overlooking the Columbia River, is located on Washington Scenic Route 14, just
west of U.S. 97 near Goldendale.
First holiday bazaar of
GRANDVIEW - Homemade soup and pie, a bake sale and handmade
crafts and gift baskets will be featured at the first Lower Yakima Valley
holiday bazaar of 2005, set for this Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Grandview
Bethany Presbyterian Church.
Tomorrow's bazaar at the East Second and Birch Street church
will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is being hosted by the women of the
Tickets for the luncheon will be priced at $5.50, and $3.50
for just pie and coffee. Tickets will be sold at the door of the church that
An added feature this year will be a "white
elephant" sale table. Proceeds from these sales will be given to Pastor
Mike Hogg, formerly a youth pastor at the Grandview church, to help him restore
his New Orleans church which was damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Haunted house, Halloween carnival coming to Grandview
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview police reserves and the Valley
Theatre Company will again team up to offer a Halloween carnival at the
Grandview Fairgounds on Monday, Oct. 31.
Intended as a safe alternative for Halloween
trick-or-treating in town, the carnival will feature plenty of candy, games and
a costume contest.
The carnival, set to run from 6 to 9 p.m., is free and open
to all ages.
Volunteers are needed in all areas, ranging from organizing
the games to frosting cakes for a cakewalk.
For more information or to help, contact the Grandview
Police Department at 509-882-2000.
Also just in time for Halloween, the Grandview Chamber of
Commerce will offer a haunted house. The house, located in the Iowa Building at
131 Division Street, is open Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, from 5 to 9 p.m.
All ages are welcome to the haunted house. A one dollar
admission is required, which includes six game booths. Hot dogs and soda will
also be available for sale.
For more information call 509-882-2100.
The Thug Scholar in S’side Sunday
The Thug Scholar, a Christian rap artist, will make an
appearance at Sunnyside's Cornerstone Church this Sunday, Oct. 23, at 10:30
Born Anthony J. Blackman in June 1975 in New York City, he
moved with his parents to Mobile, Ala., where life began to decay for him. His
parents were both alcoholics and his father was very abusive. A self-admitted
thief and drug pusher, Blackman eventually became a member of the infamous
Gangster Disciples, which led to a two-year prison term. After a second
two-year stint in prison, in 2000, he decided to pursue his dream of becoming
the greatest gangster rapper ever.
After a near fatal overdose in Miami, Fla., Blackman decided
to seek God. He says it was on March 9, 2001 that he accepted Jesus Christ as
his personal Lord and Savior. Shortly after, he was introduced to a man in the
music business, which led to his first debut CD, "The New Era." That
brought him a promotional tour, where he started proclaiming Jesus Christ to
everyone whom he came in contact.
Blackman soon found himself in the spotlight, making
appearances on television and at college campuses. His single, entitled
Just Us 3
, has been getting a lot of air
play on radio stations in Detroit, Memphis, Miami and Montgomery.
His techniques of ministering have been described as real,
raw and rare. He has performed at numerous church events, youth conferences,
concerts, jails, colleges and the public school system.
Currently, Blackman is a student at Mid South Community
College in West Memphis, in pursuit of a business degree. He is also a member
of Dominion & Praise Global Ministries in Memphis, under the leadership of
Apostle Lincoln & Lea Dent.
Lower Valley residents are being invited to attend the
Cornerstone Church in Sunnyside this Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. to witness
Anthony J. Blackman...
AKA The Thug Scholar