Summer Menus

Blood drive date planned

Every summer brings vacations and changes in schedules, and as a result, the American Red Cross faces shortages of blood for emergencies.

Alumni potluck date set

The annual Outlook School alumni potluck will be held Aug. 6, in the school commons, 3800 Van Belle Road.

100 and still writing

State’s oldest newspaper woman marks her centennial

Longtime Omak resident Elizabeth Widel, a columnist for The Chronicle, celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house July 9 at Welcome Home Villa, where she now lives.

Heavy metal band off to Wildhorse

Grammy-nominated Dokken will perform in the Rivers Events Center at Wildhorse Resort and Casino at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31.

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‘Little Women’ cast named

Play opens Sept. 30 at high school auditorium

The beloved classic, “Little Women” will be staged for lower valley audiences in September now that a cast has been chosen, Over the Hill Theatricals director Sheila Hazzard announced.

Chillin’ at the splash pool

With Yakima Valley temperatures hovering in the upper-90s, Osbaldo Pacheco, 10, Bridget Morales, 8, and Yullissa Pacheco, 4, take advantage of the South Hill Community Center Splash Pool on Wednesday afternoon in Sunnyside.

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Annual summer “Spin-In” planned

Fiber artists from throughout the Yakima Valley will gather Saturday, at Sage Bluff Alpacas, 8401 S. Steele Road, for the farm’s seventh annual Summer Fiber Arts Festival.

Critter contest under way

Deadline for entries Aug. 7

The annual decorated farm critter contest is underway as part of the promotion of the 90th annual Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo held Aug. 9-12 at the Country Fair park. 812 Wallace Way.

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Sifting through the ages

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Miss Sunnyside

Clarisa Calderon

A desire to encourage health and fitness is one of the goals of Miss Sunnyside candidate Clarisa Calderon.

Love bird class on tap

A painting party is filling up fast at Whitstran Brewing, 1427 Wine County Road.

Science comes to local library

The Pacific Science Center traveling exhibition will be in town from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m., July 18 at the Community library, 612 Grant Ave.

Bunco group to meet

The Nouvella Bunco Group will celebrate “Christmas in July” when it meets at 11 a.m. July 25 at the Snipes Mountain Brewery and Restaurant, 905 Yakima Valley Highway.

LVA meets Thursday

The Lower Valley Assembly meeting this month will be a barbecue at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Prosser Airport campground, 111 Nunn Road.