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Visit Mt. Rainier for free this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, visitors to Mount Rainier National Park will be able to visit the park for free.

Photographic scavenger hunt planned May 9

YAKIMA – The Yakima Area Arboretum is hosting a fun event for photographers of all ages and skill.

Custom car show slated for May 3

YAKIMA – The Cinco de Mayo Custom Car Show will be held on Sunday, May 3, in Yakima.

‘Wonderland Trail’ reservations suspended

Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King reports that the park is no longer accepting reservation requests for hiking the Wonderland Trail (either the full circuit or large portions), for the summer 2015 hiking season due to overwhelming and unprecedented demand.

Annual iris show May 9

YAKIMA – The Yakima Valley Iris Society’s annual iris show is set to take place at the Yakima Area Arboretum on Saturday, May 9, from noon to 4 p.m.

Pinewood derby this Saturday

Pinewood derby enthusiasts are urged to attend the Chief Kamiakin District Pinewood Derby at Speck Motors in Sunnyside tomorrow.

Walla Walla concert slated for May 14

WALLA WALLA – Will West & the Friendly Strangers is set to perform live at Gesa Powerhouse Theatre in Walla Walla on Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Missoula Children’s Theater to be in Grandview next week

GRANDVIEW – The Missoula Children’s Theatre will make a stop in Grandview next week.

Blues and Brews bash June 13-14

YAKIMA – The Yakima Blues and Local Brews Bash returns to the Historic North Front Street district on Saturday, June 13, from 2 to 10 p.m.

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Tony-nominated play coming to Prosser

PROSSER – Six years after it opened on Broadway and earned a Tony nomination as 2009’s best play, 33 Variations will be performed by the Valley Theater Company at the Princess Theatre in Prosser on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, and Friday and Saturday, May 1-2.

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Poetry, glass and art on the horizon this year at Maryhill Museum

GOLDENDALE – While its 75th anniversary season got underway last month, Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale has all sorts of events in store for patrons later this spring and summer.

Beer, whiskey festival on tap in October

PROSSER – The annual Prosser Beer & Whiskey Festival is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 10.

Missoula Children’s Theatre tour stops in Prosser next month

PROSSER – Children in the Yakima Valley can join the Missoula Children’s Theatre tour when it stops in Prosser May 11 through 16.