Entertainment Briefs


Celilo Falls focus of Yakima library October programs

YAKIMA – The Yakima Valley Regional Library has been given a grant to commemorate the 50


anniversary of the inundation of Celilo Falls.

Library officials have scheduled two programs to be presented as part of this grant project.

Sunday, Oct. 1, the DVD, “Celilo Falls and the Remaking of the Columbia River,” will be shown in the Yakima Library auditorium at 1:30 p.m. Through a combination of rare historic film and photographs, the DVD provides a glimpse of life at Celilo as it once was, and considers the cultural, social and political forces that brought about its end.

Sunday, Oct. 22, author Elizabeth Woody will be reading from her book, “Seven Hands, Seven Hearts: Prose & Poetry.” The reading will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Yakima Library auditorium. Woody, in her book, weaves together the themes of her ancestral history, the Northwest landscape and her continuing search to determine the meaning of being a tribal member and a woman in the present century.

Both the Oct. 1 and 22 events are open to the public.

BBQ open

to all seniors

GRANDVIEW – The Yakima County Senior Nutrition Program will host a “Farewell Summer – Hello Winter BBQ” at the Grandview Senior Center next Thursday, Sept. 28.

To be served at noon, the BBQ lunch is open to all senior citizens 60 years of age and older.

The fare will feature a variety of BBQ favorites, such as chicken, spareribs, baked beans, grilled vegetables, potato salad, rolls and dessert.

There is no cost to seniors to attend, although donations will be accepted. Those younger than 60 years of age who want to attend the BBQ lunch can do so, at a cost of $6.

Reservations from all who plan to attend are required, and must be made at least two days prior to the event (1-509-574-2200).

Cattle show on tap

at this year’s fair

YAKIMA – The Central Washington State Fair has been selected to host the prestigious American-International Charolais Class ‘A’ Roll of Excellence Show.

To be held this Saturday, Sept. 23, at Riches Arena on the fairgrounds, the show will feature more than 40 head of Charolais from around the country.

The Yakima fair will also be the site for large Angus, Shorthorn and Limousin shows during the first half of the 10-day run. During the last five days of the fair, Australian Lowlines, a unique breed of cattle, will be featured and shown for the first time ever in Yakima. Lowlines are a small breed that stand only 39 inches tall and are great for small acreages, family operations and companion programs. Lowlines, along with Longhorns, Simmentals, Herefords, Scotch Highland and Brahamas can be seen at the fair Sept. 27-Oct. 1.

Hands-on history, entertainment set for harvest festival

QUINCY – A fun and educational opportunity is being offered by the Quincy Valley Historical Society at the fifth annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. that day, visitors will be treated to a full day of hands-on history and entertainment on the grounds of the Reiman-Simmons House, a 1904 farmhouse listed on the Washington Heritage Register. Visitors will be able to experience daily life as a pioneer by participating in the many displays.

Costumed interpreters will be present to assist in milking a cow, churning butter, making rope, dipping candles, making apple juice on a vintage cast iron cider press and grinding wheat. Other activities will include making fry bread in an authentic summer kitchen, carding wool and “doing the wash” by hand pumping water into a washtub and scrub board.

Special events will include Bob Ottmar and his restored chuckwagon, along with the Columbia Basin Dutch Oven Society, providing lunch at a cost of $4.

Entertainment will be provided by Hi-Strung, a traditional bluegrass band. There will also be local entertainment and an open-air market.

New this year will be a parking shuttle bus, which is free and will pick up visitors every 5 to 10 minutes from the Perez Trucking parking lot, located one block west of the Reiman-Simmons House on Hwy. 28, across from Zach’s Pizza. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the shuttle bus, as parking is limited at the historical home.

More information about the Oct. 14 event is available on-line at: www.quncyvalley.org.


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