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Ducks Unlimited annual banquet, auction March 18

A roaring good time waits to be had at this year’s Lower Valley Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction.

Sunnyside’s St. Joseph’s gymnasium will again be the site of the annual fundraiser, set this year for Saturday, March 18. The evening festivities will begin with refreshments being served at 4 p.m., with a dinner of prime rib and chicken to follow at 6 p.m.

Along with the hearty meal that will be served, those who attend will have opportunities to win drawings for shotguns, rifles, artist prints and gift certificates.

There will also be approximately 40 silent auction items available that evening, as well as about 15 live auction items.

As tradition dictates, the banquet and auction are open to the public. Tickets, priced at $50 for singles and $75 for couples, will be available at the door of the gym that night. The price of admission includes a membership to the Ducks Unlimited group.

Orchardvale

spring dinner

open to public

ZILLAH – Orchardvale Grange’s annual spring dinner, open to the public, will be served Sunday, March 19, from noon to 3 p.m.

This year’s menu will include roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salads, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Meal costs are set at $6 for adults and $3 for children.

The Orchardvale Grange, located at 660 Orchardvale Road near Zillah, meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. for a business meeting and again at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month for a social potluck.

New exhibits

at Maryhill

to be unveiled Saturday, March 18

GOLDENDALE – Maryhill Museum of Art will celebrate its new season on Saturday, March 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. Visitors will be able to view five new exhibits, listen to guest speakers, meet artists and enjoy a performance by cloggers, as well as create art of their own.

All of the activities are included in the $7 general admission ($2 for children).

In addition, the 2006 “Outdoor Sculpture Invitational” exhibit will be open that day. It features large scale sculptures by 10 contemporary Northwest artists, many of whom will be on hand to talk with visitors. Admission to the sculpture garden and grounds is free.

The season grand opening festivities will also include a meet-the-artist reception at 2 p.m., when visitors can chat with Robert Reynolds, whose photographic display of the natural wonders of the Lewis & Clark Trail will be on exhibit.

The series, “In Step with Lewis & Clark,” consist of four intimate-sized exhibitions featuring Northwest artists who share insights and inspirations about the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. Reynolds’ photographs will be on display through May 7.

The Maryhill Museum of Art, a castle-like chateau overlooking the Columbia River, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located on Washington Scenic Route 14, near Goldendale.

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