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Knot hole Gallery offers Kincaid fans a colorful opportunity

Tomorrow, a professional Thomas Kinkade master highlighter will be at work at Knot Hole Gallery in Sunnyside.

As an apprentice to Kinkade, each master highlighter is hand picked to work on many of his lithographs on site at outlets authorized by the artist.

Those who already have a Kinkade work of art may have extra, colorful highlights added.

Snohomish County offers open air fare

SNOHOMISH COUNTY - Sun-ripened berries, fragrant flowers, farm-fresh cheeses and even hog callin' can be found in Snohomish County this season.

Taste of Mukilteo will be held May 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with culinary delights in abundance at this city by the bay. Cost is $5 for five tickets, with food samples costing just one ticket. For more information, log on to www.mukilteo.org

The Marysville Strawberry Festival, a tradition for 74 years, kicks into gear June 9-18. Times vary for the events, which include a grand parade, a market in the park that features local artisans and musicians and plenty of sweet, juicy strawberries. For more information, phone 360-659-7664 or www.maryfest.com.

Pig Out On the Farm Day opens at Biringer Farm June 17-18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hog callin' and trolley rides are only part of the fun. The farm is located on Highway 529 between Everett and Marysville, 425-259-0255.

Lavender Hills Farm Festival gets underway July 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 7508 108th Street NE, Marysville (360-651-2086).

Poker run benefit May 13 in S'side

A poker run and raffle fund-raiser is set for Saturday, May 13, to help Lynn Walker in her battle against Lou Gehrig's disease.

Sign-in will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Dairy Fair in Sunnyside, with a $10 entry fee per hand. Last departure will be at 11 a.m.

To reach Dairy Fair, take Exit 67 off I-82, turn south, then left at the first intersection onto Alexander Road.

Lunch will be provided by Safeway, with donations appreciated.

The drawing will be held at 3 p.m. at the Sunnyside Eagles Lodge at the intersection of Midvale and South Hill Roads.

Bike for health set

GOLDENDALE - Registration for a Bike for the Health of It will be from 8 to 10 a.m. at E'kone Park in Goldendale. Pre-registration is encouraged to help organizers with food preparation.

This non-profit event promises a challenging bicycle ride for the competitors, but both road and mountain bike routes are available.

The $50 entrance fee will support the Klickitat Valley Hospital Memorial Foundation.

Lunch will be prepared and served to riders, either at Miller Ranch by the Centerville Grange in Centerville or in Lyle at the Lyle Hotel. Dinner will be prepared and served at the American Legion in Goldendale between 4 and 7 p.m.

ZooTunes back for another season

SEATTLE - The popular, outdoor ZooTune concerts in the North Meadow of Woodland Park Zoo are returning for a 23rd season.

Concert-goers are invited to spread their blankets, set up their low-backed patio chair and enjoy. Tickets are under $30 with kids 12 and under free.

Washington Mutual sponsors the concerts, which raised more than $842,000 last year to support the zoo's animal care, education programs and wildlife conservation initiatives throughout the world.

Zoo gates open at 5 p.m., with concerts set for 6 p.m, ending no later than 8:30 p.m. Concerts are held rain or shine, and there are no ticket refunds. Dates are June 28, July 2 and 5, July 19, 23 and 26 and Aug. 2, 9 and 16. The first concert is Arlo Guthrie, the second Indigo Girls.

The zoo is located at 601 N. 59th Street in Seattle. The North Meadow is near the north entrance off N. 59th Street and Phinney Avenue. Free parking is available. A limited number of tickets go on sale May 8 on www.ticketweb.com.

Century ride set for Memorial Day weekend

PENDLETON - The 4th Century Ride of the Centuries out of Pendleton, Ore. will take bicycle riders through rolling wheat fields and cattle ranches of Eastern Oregon and into the foothills of the Blue Mountains over the Memorial Day weekend May 27-29.

Native entertainment will be provided by tribal dancers at Wildhorse Resort and Casino, which is the starting point on both days.

Two century events (100 mile or kilometer rides) plus shorter rides, both with rest stops and beverages, are scheduled.

Sunday riders will end at the Bar M ranch to enjoy western entertainment, a barbecue and an overnight stay at the ranch.

Cost is $110, including camping at Wildhorse and at the ranch, four meals and full support. For more information and/or to register, call the Pendleton Convention Center at 1-800-863-9358.

YVCC offers one act plays this month

YAKIMA - Student-directed one act plays will be staged at Yakima Valley Community College on two weekends this month.

Opening night is May 11, with performances through the 13th. The following weekend performances will run May 18-20.

The students have been laughing their way through rehearsals of Christopher Durang's

'Dentity crisis

and

The Actors Nightmare

all spring, and are set to bring them to audiences at 7:30 p.m. each performance. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students. For more ticket information, phone the box office at 509-574-4750.

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