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VOLUME 4 NUMBER 1

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Published by Bristol Media PO Box 2683 Yakima, WA 98907

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Publisher/Editor Sara Bristol 509.965.1686 sara@yakimabusybee.com Advertising Denise Fischer 509.969.2399 ads@yakimabusybee.com Contact Denise today to advertise! Layout/Graphics Paul Murphy Be a part of Busybee! Local writers, photographers, experts and parents are invited to contribute. Please call to discuss. To subscribe visit www.yakimabusybee.com Busybee Magazine is published 6 times a year and distributed in Yakima County and Ellensburg, Wash. All rights reserved. Any reproduction, in whole or part, without written permission of the publisher is prohibited. Opinions expressed by the writers or advertisers are not necessarily the opinions of the magazine or the publisher. Inclusion in the magazine does not constitute endorsement of information, products or services.

the new year presents an opportunity to reflect and reevaluate. We resolve to make changes, to do better in the coming year. I haven’t been the type for New Year’s resolutions. In fact, years ago I resolved to never make another New Year’s resolution — and I’ve done a remarkable job sticking to it. But, it’s said that rules are made to be broken, so I guess it’s time I turn over a new leaf. I have a growing list of changes I want to make in the coming year, but chief among them is spending more time enjoying my kids. At 7 and 9, they don’t need to be within my peripheral vision at all Like Us: facebook.com/yakimabusybee.com times anymore. They know how Friend Me: facebook.com/yakima.mama to make their own snacks, tie their own shoes and set the DVR to record every.single.episode of “Phineas & Ferb.” I don’t have to worry about lugging around diapers or sippy cups, and it’s nice to have a little personal space. But my kids are also at a really fun age where we can do more activities together that appeal to all of us, and I want to spend more time with them in the coming year. I’ll have to work on time management and getting my work done so we have more time to play. Now, let’s see whether I have the resolve to stick to it.

Sara Bristol, Editor sara@yakimabusybee.com 509-965-1686

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we love it when you share

Nathaniel Matsuura, 7, and little sister Hana love to go sledding with their parents Greg and Nancy. Yakima’s West Valley Junior High has one of the family’s favorite sledding hills.

Do you have a fabulous story idea or local event that we should know about? Are you a writer, photographer or artist who would like to contribute? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Busybee Editor Sara Bristol at (509) 965-1686 or sara@yakimabusybee.com.

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INSIDE

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features >> 7 name game

Is her name Unique? Busybee tallied up Yakima County’s top baby names for 2012. Turn the page for the big reveal.

in every issue 3 editor’s note 6 contributors 14 fyi 16 health buzz 22 storytimes 23 daily planner

9 elk excursion

Bundle up and head to Naches for a safari ride amid a herd of wild elk.

10 lunar new year

This festive family celebration is the perfect excuse to explore Seattle’s Chinatown-International District.

11 hello kitty paradise

If your 6-year-old isn’t begging you to take her to the grocery store, it’s only because she hasn’t been to this one.

12 let it snow

When the weather outside seems frightful, the White Pass Winter Carnival is delightful.

21 ORTHO 101

Think braces are a few years down the road? Find out why the orthodontist wants to meet your child at age 7.

32 ellensburg events 34 reading for sanity

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contributors

CASSIE NILSEN is a mother of three and a senior at Central Washington University. She’s majoring in English with a writing specialization.

MINDY OJA is a local blogger for the book

review blog Reading For Sanity. Despite her somewhat exhausting job as a stayat-home mother of four girls, if given the choice to nap or read, she would choose read every time. Why? She reads for sanity.

KELLY ALLAN is a busy mom and

photographer. When she’s not chasing around her two children — Delaney, 7, and Grady, 4 — she’s busy shooting newborn and children’s portraits for Kelly Allan Photography (formerly 7 Safaris). See her photos at kellyallanphotography.com. 6

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namegame

Yakima County’s top baby names Apparently you really love the name Isabella, but some of you like it with a little twist of Z. For the third year in a row, ever since Busybee has been compiling the list of Yakima County’s top baby names, Isabella continues to hold as the area’s top name for baby girls — although we’re finding more parents who spell the name Izabella or even Izsabella.

this precious princess is Hadley Elizabeth Scott, daughter of Jim and Sarah Scott of Yakima. Hadley was ranked #110 for popular girls names in 2012 at BabyCenter. com. PHOTO BY KELLY ALLAN PHOTOGRAPHY

And for the little men, Jayden has finally tipped the scales on Alexander, but names rhyming with Aiden are down overall. To create the Yakima County list, Busybee tallies up baby names published in local newspaper birth announcements. It’s interesting to note that this year’s top three names for girls — Isabella, Liliana and Mia — held the same places in 2011. continued on next page

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namegame

The top boy names for Yakima County 2012

The top GIRL names for Yakima County 2012

Jayden

Isabella

Alexander

Liliana

Isaiah

Mia

Anthony Emily

Mason Jonathan

Sophia

Elijah

Natalie

Jordan

Emma

Jacob Allison

Ethan Xavier

Aubrey

Damien

Brooklyn

Julien

Kayleigh

Nationwide, Isabella was the favorite name for girls in 2009 and 2010, but slipped to #2 in 2011, the most recent year statistics are available at BabyCenter.com. Meanwhile, little Jayden has been gaining popularity across the nation but just hit the #4 spot for boys in 2011. On Baby Center’s list of the 100 most popular Hispanic baby names in 2011, Isabella was #2, but Jayden didn’t make the cut. Of course, the overall trend continues to be diversification — either choosing an unusual name or spelling it unusually, often with an X, Y or Z. Such as the three boys named Alexzander last year. Nationwide, presidential names saw a little spike during the election year. We had an Abraham and two Lincolns here in the Valley, plus a Linkin. For those of you interested in reading more, you can download the full list on our website, yakimabusybee.com. There are lots of unique names, including Unique, but our favorite baby name in 2012 was Hurricane Henry. Childbirth does feel a little like that, doesn’t it? ■

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Take an

elk excursion The best months for viewing elk at the Oak Creek feeding station near Naches are January and February, which also just happen to be the worst months for cabin fever. Time for a safari! If you’re not familiar with Oak Creek, each winter the state Department of Fish and Wildlife provides a supplementary feeding program for up to 1,200 elk as a hedge against damaging private property due to loss of habitat. Located 20 miles west of Yakima on U.S. Highway 12, the feeding station is a cheap and easy field trip for families. The elk are fed daily at 1:30 p.m. The views are great right from the parking lot, but kids will enjoy getting a closer look on the safari-style truck tours that are available on a first-come, first-served basis; call 509-653-2390 for information or reservations. A visitor’s center with hands-on exhibits is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is free, but parking requires the state Discover Pass ($10 for a one-day pass or $30 for a year; plus a

small transaction fee). As long as you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by the bighorn sheep feeding station just a couple miles up the road. Feeding season for both the elk and bighorns is typically mid-December to early March.

Don’t Forget! • Wear warm clothes. • Bring a camera.

GETTING THERE Oak Creek Headquarters (elk): From Yakima, head west on U.S. 12 through Naches. At the junction with State Route 410, turn left and continue on U.S. 12. The feeding station is about two miles past the junction, on the right. Cleman Mountain Feeding Station (bighorn sheep): Located off of the Old Naches Highway, make a sharp right on SR 410 just a block or so west of the U.S. 12/SR 410 junction. The feeding station is on the left. Both stations are well marked.

First Presbyterian Preschool classes for 3’s, 4’s and Pre-k

Our preschool is outstanding and highly recommended for its fun learning environment and emphasis on spiritual development.

• Make reservations if you’d like to go out on the truck: 509-6985106. • Be quiet. Wild animals don’t like loud noises.

Regi str for 2 ation 0 begin 12-13 s Feb . 4!

To schedule a tour, or for more information, call (509) 248-7940

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Grace Lutheran School

▸ Half-day preK for 3 & 4 yr. olds ▸ Half-day kindergarten ▸ 1st-8th grade ▸ Low teacherto-student ratio

Affor Ratedsable ! 1207 S. 7th Ave., Yakima A block south of Nob Hill

Lunar New Year in

Seattle’s International District

It’s almost time to celebrate the Year of the Snake in Seattle’s ChinatownInternational District. If you enjoy Asian foods or trying new cultural events, the family-oriented Lunar New Year Celebration is a great way to get your feet wet in the ID. The Lunar New Year marks the largest celebration in the Chinese culture and is also celebrated by many countries in East and Southeast Asia. As many as 10,000 people will attend Seattle’s event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

Highlights include dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, children’s crafts and the 3rd Annual Chinatown-ID $2 Food Walk where more than 20 neighborhood restaurants will offer $2 tasting menus (expect to stand in line; consider splitting up for efficiency). Families can participate in cultural activities such as Chinese calligraphy, lantern-making and a parade where kids can strut their best New Year’s cultural outfit on stage. For maps, a complete schedule and more information, visit www.cidbia.org. — Sara Bristol

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exploreseattle

I have a thing for import stores. There’s a little Scandinavian shop I like in Beaverton, Ore., and a German sausage place we stop by if we’re at Pike Place. But Seattle’s Uwajimaya is an import destination like no other.

from cambodian chicken wings to

japanese RAMUNE SODAS, at right, are

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3rd Annual Chinatown-ID $2 Food

around while drinking. Find lots of

Walk. More than 20 restaurants will

varieties, including those with the

offer $2 tasting menus.

Hello Kitty label, at Uwajimaya.

This colorful Asian grocery at 600 Fifth Avenue South has its own 10-vendor food court, a large Japanese bookstore and a housewares section with a huge selection of bento boxes, paper lanterns, chopsticks and everything Hello Kitty. If your daughter loves Hello Kitty (she is so cute), skip the Sanrio store at Bellevue Square and poke around Uwajimaya instead. You’ll find a huge selection of Hello Kitty toys, candy, snacks and soda. Then, if you need to cleanse your palate of all that cuteness, head over to the seafood section and check out the geoducks. It’s better than a trip to the aquarium. — Sara Bristol

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snowfun

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Let it Snow! White Pass Ski Resort

Located just 90 minutes west of Yakima on U.S. Hwy 12, White Pass has an unofficial and rather modest sledding hill to the west of the lodge as well as a number of programs designed to teach kids how to ski and snowboard. The weekend Kids’ Clinic offers full-day skiing and snowboarding adventures for kids age 5-12. Specialized instruction includes lunch, snacks and lift tickets. Rates from $90 (single day) to $675 for the full series. Remaining dates are Jan. 12-13, 26-27, Feb. 9-10, 23-24 and March 9-10, 23-24. White Pass has other programs for kids, including daycare, PeeWee Skee (age 2-6) and freestyle and snowboard teams starting age 8. For more information, call 509-672-3101 or visit skiwhitepass.com.

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Students on school holidays can join the Yakima Parks & Rec crew as they head to White Pass for ski or snowboarding lessons on Jan. 21, Feb. 15 and Feb. 19. The price, including transportation, lift tickets, rentals and lessons, is $140 for Yakima residents or $147 for non-residents; for students who just need transportation, the fee is $15-$17. Register with Yakima Parks, 509-575-6020. 12

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Where to go if you think winter weather is delightful

Winter Carnival Whether you’re a skiier, snowboarder or sledder, there’s fun to be had at this last-blast event of the season at White Pass. The Winter Carnival features a snow castle tubing hill (pictured above), ski races for kids and adults, a snow sculpture competition, carnival games and Saturday evening fireworks. The carnival is set for March 2 and 3, 2013. Tubing is free both days, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit skiwhitepass.com.

chalet place Ice Rink

The latest addition to the Yakima winter sports scene, this synthetic ice skating rink at 56th and Summitview opened in November and hopes to stay open yearround. Skating hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $5, which includes the skate rents. chaletskate.com

Yakima Ice Rink

Operated as a non-profit by volunteers, Yakima’s indoor ice rink sits adjacent to I-82 on Beech Street, just south of Kiwanis Park. Public sessions run from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and 5 to 8 p.m. Saturdays. Learn to skate sessions Monday evenings; check the website for up-to-date times. Sessions are $6 plus $1 for skates. Beginner youth hockey program, figure skaing lessons and party rentals available. Open through the end of March. Yakima Ice Rink, 1700 Beech St.; 509-469-0597; yakimaicerink.com

The Summit Tubing Center

Actually four different ski areas in one, The Summit at Snoqualmie is one of the few in the region that offers tubing — and with a rope tow! The Summit Tubing Center is 90 minutes from Yakima via Interstate 90. Tubing sessions run in two-hour increments Fridays-Sundays and holidays from 9 a.m. into the night. Rates include tube rental: $5 ages 5 and younger, $18-$20 youth ages 6-12; $20-$22 adults (depending on time of day). Several dining options in the Central lodge and the rest of the resort. Directions: From I-90, take Exit 53 and follow the signs. 425-434-7669; summitatsnoqualmie.com JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2013 • YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM


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What color is your snowman? WE LOVE Rowan Stannard’s colorful snowman — and he looks pretty happy, too. To paint your own snowman, mix a few drops of food coloring with a cup of cold water. Apply the color with a spray bottle or paint brushes. Some rosy red cheeks would be cute.

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HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS HEADING BACK TO YAKIMA

Family Sports Show at The Capitol

At 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24., the Globetrotters’ 2013 World Tour makes its annual stop in Yakima featuring fan favorites like Big Easy, Dizzy, Flight Time, Special K and TNT (only the ninth female player in team history). Tickets are $23-$70 (children 2 and younger free on lap). Yakima Valley SunDome, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima. Parking: $8. yakimasundome.com

From the earliest cavemen playing “Neanderthal in the Middle” to the great sporting events of the world, the Reduced Shakespeare

Company will give two performances of “The Complete World of Sports (Abridged)” at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. The

90-minute Tour de Farce comes with a family-friendly price tag: Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger. Doors

open one hour before each performance. For more information, visit The Capitol Theatre box office at 19 S. Third St., Yakima; or call 509-853-2787. capitoltheatre.org

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Time for early Spring Soccer INDOOR TINY TYKES SOCCER — Co-ed, ages 4-5. Two-week season meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Feb. 5-21, at the Yakima’ Roosevelt Elementary School, corner of 16th and Summitview. Kids can receive an introduction to soccer fundamentals in a warm, comfortable environment.Cost is $28 for Yakima residents, $34 for non-residents; participants receive a T-shirt, certificate and ice cream social. Register through Yakima Parks & Recreation, 509-575-6020. TINY TOTS INTRO TO SOCCER — Coed, ages 3-5. Meets 10-10:45 a.m. Saturdays, beginning March 9, at the Lince Elementary fields in Selah. Registration open Jan. 2-March 8 at the Selah Civic Center; 509-698-7300. Cost is $35 for Selah residents, $45 for Selah School District residents and $55 for non-residents; the fee includes a T-shirt. SELAH FOOTBALL CLUB SPRING SOCCER — Co-ed, grades K-6. Two games and one practice each week; meets weeknights and Saturdays, March 9-April 27 (no games during Spring Break). Registration open Jan. 2-Feb. 20 at the Selah Civic Center; 509-698-7300. Cost is $46.53 for Selah residents, $57.35 for Selah School District residents and $68.17 for nonresidents; the fee includes sales tax.

The Yakima Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic will offers its 20th annual Free Dental Sealant Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. The clinic is open to anyone ages 6-21; minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants receive a dental exam, fluoride treatment and, if needed, dental sealants. A sealant is a safe plastic coating painted onto the tooth to help prevent cavities. Participation is limited; to schedule an appointment, call 509574-4917 between Jan. 14 and Feb. 1. The Weston D. Brown Dental Hygiene Clinic is located on the YVCC campus at 1015 S. 16th Ave. in Yakima.

IKE SPRING BREAK SOCCER CAMP — Coed, grades K-6. Young players can work with the Eisenhower High soccer team to improve their skills. Camp meets from 9-10:30 a.m. April 2-3 at Gilbert Elementary in Yakima. Cost is $20 per child. To register, or more information, contact Coach Tyler Suhm at 509-573-2672 or suhm.tyler@yakimaschools.org.

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Probiotics: Safe for kids? A hot nutrition topic for many parents is probiotics. Are they good for preventing diseases and can they help children recover from diarrhea sooner? First, let’s define probiotics. Probiotics are products that contain good bacteria or yeast such as lactobacillus acidophilus, bifidobacterium or saccharomyces. The theory is that by ingesting them in adequate amounts, the number of beneficial bacteria increases in the intestine and the growth or overgrowth of harmful bacteria is prevented. Babies aren’t born with bacteria in their intestines. They colonize them quickly after birth. Breast milk contains probiotics, and some infant formulas now have them added. The effectiveness in formula has yet to be determined. Some yogurts have added probiotics. But the amount the yogurt contains typically isn’t enough to be useful. And there are over the counter nutritional supplements that can be added to food. Studies are always being conducted to prove the effectiveness of probiotics. Some have demonstrated that lactobacillus acidophilus does help children recover from acute diarrhea faster and is effective in preventing diarrhea. Other studies have shown that probiotics are more helpful than simethicone, the product found in gas and colic drops, for babies with colic.

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Martin Bäcker, MD, is a pediatrician who also specializes in pediatric infections at Pacific Crest Family Medicine in Yakima. He is currently accepting new patients.

But conflicting research has demonstrated that probiotics are not effective in reducing atopic dermatitis or eczema in a high risk infant or that probiotics can improve pain in children with irritable bowel syndrome. There are some benefits to probiotics, but are there any real side effects? Since probiotics stay in the intestines and are not absorbed into the body, there usually aren’t long term side effects in healthy children. In general, probiotics are considered safe for children. It’s best to consult with your health care provider about whether probiotics should be used and if so, what form and how much to use. ■

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ortho101 A beginner’s guide to

by CASSIE NILSEN Taking children to the dentist regularly is a good, even indispensible, practice. The guidelines for orthodontic care, however, are less clear. When do you take your kids to the orthodontist? Does your child automatically need braces if he or she has crooked teeth? We asked Yakima orthodontist Joseph Parker, DDS, MSD, to explain the basics of braces for local parents.

Why go to the ortho

While a child’s crooked teeth typically indicate the need for braces, aesthetics is actually a secondary concern for orthodontists, according to Parker. “We’re really looking at the function of the bite, how the bite fits together, and how the teeth are coming in.” Even so, orthodontists understand the social benefit of children being comfortable with their smile. “There are definitely social reasons why we’ll align teeth,” says Parker. Getting braces when a child is still in grade school can help with confidence, he adds. “It really makes a big difference for them, and that’s important.” However, early work does not necessarily eliminate the amount of work needed down the road, Parker advises. “They may need comprehensive treatment later on when they’re 12 or 13.”

When to go

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sometimes be easily corrected at a younger age if we get it early enough,” explains Parker. Those problems can include impacted teeth, such as a tooth that is stuck in the gums, or a crossbite, when the upper jaw is too narrow for teeth to fit properly with the lower jaw.

First visit

During this initial visit, both x-rays and photographs will be taken in order to have a complete picture of a child’s alignment. The orthodontist will then go over the findings with the patient and parents. “We’ll talk about the position of the teeth and go over what braces are about,” says Parker. “That first visit is all about education as far as what to expect when you get your braces on.” In many cases, the initial consultation is free.

Treatment

Before braces can be applied, an assistant will thoroughly clean a child’s teeth for ease of application. Nowadays, children are able to choose the color of bands they want. The orthodontist and assistant then work together to adhere the brackets to each tooth involved before the wire and bands of choice are applied. Perhaps the most traumatic time for a child who gets braces is the initial few days following application. The mouth will become very sensitive, even to the slightest touch. Tylenol or Motrin is recommended to reduce the pain, as well as soft foods based on the child’s comfort level. “That initial three to four days of pain is a one-time thing,” says Parker. “Once the teeth are used to moving, that momentum just keeps going.” For the first few months of treatment, a

child will return to the orthodontist every month or so, to have the wires and bands replaced. “We start off with really soft, flexible wires, then eventually we work up to pretty big, thick wires,” says Parker. Once the full-sized wires are reached, “we can do whatever mechanics we need to do.” The length of treatment depends on the needs of each individual child, but typically lasts one to two years.

Caring for braces

While a child has braces, the most important thing to do at home is to practice proper dental hygiene. If the teeth are not properly brushed, plaque will build up around the brackets. When the brackets are later removed, the child will be left with permanent marks on their teeth, called decalcification. Additionally, a child needs to be careful about the foods he or she consumes. For example, biting into whole apples can cause brackets to be displaced, and chewing on caramel can loosen an appliance. Other foods, such as nuts, popcorn, hard candy, or crunchy foods can break your braces.

Post treatment

When treatment is over, a child will be fitted with a retainer. “We will tell our kids to wear [their] retainers full time for maybe four to six months after the braces are removed,” says Parker, “then we’ll just go to nighttime wear.” How long should a child wear his or her retainer? “Retainers are for life,” says Parker. “The thing that allows us to move teeth is the same thing that allows teeth to crowd up and change.” ■ 21


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storytimes BILINGUAL STORY HOUR for children up to age 5, organized by Ready By Five. Meets from 10-11 a.m. second and fourth Wednesdays in the Children’s Underground at the Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-454-2493.

SUNNYSIDE, 621 Grant, Sunnyside; 509-8373234. Toddler storytime, 11 a.m. Wednesdays through January. Preschool storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Fridays through January. School-age craft, 4 p.m. Thursdays through January. Family movie, 2 p.m. Saturdays through January.

ELLENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg; 509-962-7250. Storytime schedule on page 32.

TOPPENISH, 1 S. Elm, Toppenish; 509865-3600. Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 17, 24 and 31.

GRANDVIEW LIBRARY, 500 W. Main St.,

UNION GAP. This branch is closed.

Grandview; 509-882-7036. Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

INKLINGS BOOKSHOP,

located at Chalet Place, 56th and Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509-965-5830. Toddler storytime at 10 a.m. Tuesdays.

YAKAMA NATION LIBRARY, located in the

Yakama Nation Museum & Cultural Center, Toppenish; 509-865-2800 ext. 6. Storytime alternate Wednesdays, call for details.

Yakima Valley Libraries NOTE: All branches will be closed Jan. 1, Jan. 21 and Feb. 18.

BUENA, 801 Buena Road, Buena; 509-8653390. “Penguin Parade,” crafts and books for grades K-6 at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

GRANGER, 508 Sunnyside Ave., Granger; 509854-1446. Story & Craft for school-age kids, 3 p.m. Wednesdays in January.

WAPATO, 119 E. Third St., Wapato; 509-877-

2882. Bilingual book club; students ages 8-12 and their parents are invited to read and discuss “Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez; meets 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays in January. “A Horse of Course” — stories, games and crafts, 3 p.m. Jan. 16. “Luau” — warm up with stories, games and crafts, 3 p.m. Jan. 30.

WEST VALLEY, 223 S. 72nd Ave., Yakima; 509966-7070. Preschool storytime, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesdays through January. Explore! activities for ages 6-12, 4 p.m. Thursdays through January. YAKIMA CENTRAL, 102 N. Third St., Yakima;

509-452-8541. Bilingual storytime (Hora de cuentos bilingue), 4 p.m. Tuesdays in January. Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through January. Tween Scene, 4 p.m. Thursdays through January.

ZILLAH, 109 Seventh St.; 509-829-6707. Snowflake Story & Craft for ages 7-9, 2 p.m. Jan. 19.

SELAH, 106 S. Second St., Selah; 509-6987345. Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Mondays/ Thursdays and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through January. Baby Lapsit, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through January. School-age activities, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through January. SOUTHEAST YAKIMA, 1211 S. Seventh St., Yakima; 509-576-0723. Tween Scene afterschool crafts, 3:30 p.m. Fridays in January. SUMMITVIEW. This branch is closed.

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dailyplanner EDITOR’S NOTE: To help make special

events stand out from those that repeat on a regular basis, we’ve highlighted events that occur infrequently (less than once a month) as well as recurring events that are new to our calendar. Hope this makes planning your day a little easier! Friday, Jan. 4

FIRST PRES MOPS — 9-11:15 a.m. first and third Fridays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Child care provided. First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima; Brianne, 509-949-8681.

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m.

Recreational swim with special rates: $1 adult, 50¢ youth. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

Saturday, Jan. 5 HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP — 9 a.m. to noon. Drop-in wood crafts for ages 5-12. The Home Depot, 2115 S. First St., Yakima; 509-452-3016. YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. Games, swimming, skits and other activities for youth ages 7-15. Free. Sign-in required. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; yakimaymca. org; Doug Berndt, 509-972-5269.

Sunday, Jan. 6 SELAH FAMILY OPEN GYM — 4-6 p.m. first

and third Sundays through March. Parents and kids can shoot hoops, play wiffle ball, start up a volleyball match and more during this free family event sponsored by Selah Parks and Rec; 509-6987300. Sunset Gym, 408 N. First St., Selah.

Monday, Jan. 7 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. Discussion

group for moms with infants under 1 year. Meets at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Community Education Center in the Nob Hill Plaza, 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509-248-7322.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. Mondays and

Wednesdays. Drop-in playtime for parents and preschoolers. Cost: $3.75 adults; $2 youth; kids 3 and younger are free. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. A

place for moms to feel connected and supported in their motherhood adventure. All ages welcome. Child care available by reservation; email YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM • JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2013

katie, ellie & lucas SUHM katejoyt@hotmail.com. Meets at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima; more info at westpress.org.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Jan. 7. MOUNTAINVIEW MOPS — 6-7:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. No cost; child care provided. Mountainview Christian Fellowship, 7105 Alpine Way, Yakima; Danielle, 509-833-2228.

Friday, Jan. 11 GYMKIDS FUN FRIDAY — 6-9 p.m. Drop off

kids ages 3-10 for open gym, games and pizza. Cost: $22 first child, $20 siblings. Reservations not necessary. Selah GymKids, 709 North Park Centre, Selah; 509-698-5437.

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FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m.

Recreational swim with special rates: $1 adult, 50¢ youth. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

Saturday, Jan. 12 LOWE’S BUILD & GROW CLINIC: MYSTERY KIT — 10 a.m. Reservations recommended. Free

building workshop for children and parents. Today’s project is a surprise; kids will receive one of several classic kits. Lowe’s, 2500 Rudkin Road, Union Gap; 509-248-3032. lowesbuildandgrow.com

GYMKIDS SATURDAY PLAYDATE — 10-

11:30 a.m. Open gym, zip line and popcorn for children ages 1-5 with their parents. Cost: $12; $10 additional siblings. Selah GymKids, 709 North Park Centre, Selah; 509-698-5437.

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dailyplanner SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. Games, swimming, skits and other activities for youth ages 7-15. Free. Sign-in required. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; yakimaymca. org; Doug Berndt, 509-972-5269.

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Monday, Jan. 14

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. Drop-in playtime for parents and preschoolers. Cost: $3.75 adults; $2 youth; kids 3 and younger are free. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

FATHER DAUGHTER WINTER GALA — 5:30

LA LECHE LEAGUE OF YAKIMA — 6 p.m.

third Tuesdays. Breastfeeding support and information. Dr. Robel’s office, 307 S. 12th Ave., Suite 11, Yakima; llli.org. Call Heidi, 509-952-0225, or Amy, 509-426-8493.

YAKIMA FOSTER/ADOPT SUPPORT GROUP — 6:15-8 p.m. third Tuesdays. Group for foster

parents and adoptive parents offers support through tough times, celebrates joyous times. Child care provided with advance arrangement; call 509-469-1013. Meets downstairs at Foursquare Church, 700 N. 40th Ave., Yakima.

Wednesday, Jan. 16 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. A

place for moms to feel connected and supported in their motherhood adventure. All ages welcome. Child care available by reservation; email katejoyt@hotmail.com. Meets at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima; more info at westpress.org.

MOMS CLUB OF YAKIMA — 9:30-11 a.m.

third Wednesdays. Stay-at-home moms and kids meet upstairs at Central Lutheran Church, 1603 W. Yakima Ave., Yakima. Barb, 509-697-4540.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Jan. 14.

Thursday, Jan. 17 MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF YAKIMA OPEN HOUSE — 6-7 p.m. Public open house

for interested families. Preschool through grade 3. Located at the basement level of Englewood Christian Church, 544 N. 44th Ave.,Yakima; 509966-0680. msofy.org

VISION AND POOR PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOL — 7 p.m. Workshop for parents

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Fridays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Child care provided. First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima; Brianne, 509-949-8681.

MEMORIAL BIBLE MOPS — 9-11:30 a.m. third Fridays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Child care provided. Memorial Bible Church, 111 Old Stage Way, Gleed; Amy, 509-833-2934.

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FIRST PRES MOPS — 9-11:15 a.m. first and third

MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. Discussion

group for moms with infants under 1 year. Meets at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Community Education Center in the Nob Hill Plaza, 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509-248-7322.

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or teachers who deal with young people who are behind in reading or having trouble with comprehension. Presented by Dr. Benjamin C. Winters at Washington Vision Therapy Center, 3909 Creekside Loop, Suite 150, Yakima. Free; call 509-654-9256 to register.

p.m. Enjoy dinner, dancing and a silent auction at this annual event hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Yakima – Downtown. This year’s theme: Kick Up Your Heels (Western wear). Daughters of all ages welcome. Cost: $70 per couple, additional daughter $15; includes dinner and one complimentary 8×10 portrait of Dad with his daughter(s). Modern Living Building at State Fair Park, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima. Reservations limited; to purchase tickets, call 509-435-5566 or 509-249-0955. dancewithdad.com

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m.

Recreational swim with special rates: $1 adult, 50¢ youth. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

Saturday, Jan. 19 YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117. THE COMPLETE WORLD OF SPORTS (ABRIDGED) — Performances at 2 p.m. and

7:30 p.m. From the earliest cavemen playing “Neanderthal in the Middle” to your own kid’s soccer practice, the Reduced Shakespeare Company shrinks the world’s great sporting events to theatrical size in this 90-minute Tour de Farce that will entertain both kids and adults. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. The Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third St., Yakima; 509-853-2787. capitoltheatre.org

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. Games, swimming, skits and other activities for youth ages 7-15. Free. Sign-in required. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; yakimaymca. org; Doug Berndt, 509-972-5269.

Sunday, Jan. 20 LOVE & LIMITS WITHOUT SPANKING OR SPOILING — 11 a.m. Sundays, Jan. 20-March 17.

Certified Family Life Educator and author Laurie Kanyer will help parents learn effective strategies for discipline, setting limits, listening, avoiding problems, understanding why children misbehave and how to reduce the stress of parenting. This series of free classes is held in the gym at First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima. Childcare and concurrent programs are available for kids. No registration needed. For more information, call 509-248-7940. JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2013 • YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM


SELAH FAMILY OPEN GYM — 4-6 p.m.

Parents and kids can shoot hoops, play wiffle ball, start up a volleyball match and more during this free family event sponsored by Selah Parks and Rec; 509-698-7300. Sunset Gym, 408 N. First St., Selah.

Monday, Jan. 21 • MLK JR. DAY MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY PARADE — 11 a.m. An annual Peace Walk is held

in downtown Yakima. Starts from MLK Jr. Boulevard at Fifth Avenue and goes to the Yakima Convention Center. Speakers program to follow.

MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. Discussion

group for moms with infants under 1 year. Meets at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Community Education Center in the Nob Hill Plaza, 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509-248-7322.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. Drop-in

playtime for parents and preschoolers. Cost: $3.75 adults; $2 youth; kids 3 and younger are free. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS & SINGLE AND PARENTING — 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays

for 13 weeks beginning Jan. 21. Support group for children whose parents are divorced or separated; meets at the same time as Single and Parenting group for adults. Nursery care available. Meets at Rose Street Community Center, 109 Rose St., Union Gap. Dan, 509-930-1420. yakimadivorcecare.net

Wednesday, Jan. 23 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. See Jan. 16.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Jan. 21. MOUNTAINVIEW MOPS — 6-7:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. No cost; child care provided. Mountainview Christian Fellowship, 7105 Alpine Way, Yakima; Danielle, 509-833-2228.

Friday, Jan. 25 FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. Recreational swim with special rates: $1 adult, 50¢ youth. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

Saturday, Jan. 26 YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. Games, swimming, skits and other activities for youth ages 7-15. Free. Sign-in required. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; yakimaymca. org; Doug Berndt, 509-972-5269.

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dailyplanner Sunday, Jan. 27 LOVE & LIMITS WITHOUT SPANKING OR SPOILING — 11 a.m. See Jan. 20.

Monday, Jan. 28 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. Discussion

group for moms with infants under 1 year. Meets at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Community Education Center in the Nob Hill Plaza, 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509-248-7322.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. Drop-in

playtime for parents and preschoolers. Cost: $3.75 adults; $2 youth; kids 3 and younger are free. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS & SINGLE AND PARENTING — 6:30-8 p.m. Support group for

MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 3

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Jan. 28.

LOVE & LIMITS WITHOUT SPANKING OR SPOILING — 11 a.m. See Jan. 20.

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SELAH FAMILY OPEN GYM — 4-6 p.m. Parents

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FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m.

MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. Discussion

playtime for parents and preschoolers. Cost: $3.75 adults; $2 youth; kids 3 and younger are free. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

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Fridays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Child care provided. First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima; Brianne, 509-949-8681. Recreational swim with special rates: $1 adult, 50¢ youth. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

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YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117. swimming, skits and other activities for youth ages 7-15. Free. Sign-in required. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; yakimaymca. org; Doug Berndt, 509-972-5269.

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to noon. Drop-in wood crafts for ages 5-12. The Home Depot, 2115 S. First St., Yakima; 509-4523016.

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children whose parents are divorced or separated; meets at the same time as Single and Parenting group for adults. Nursery care available. Meets at Rose Street Community Center, 109 Rose St., Union Gap. Dan, 509-930-1420. yakimadivorcecare.net

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6-21; minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Patients receive a dental exam, fluoride treatment and, if needed, dental sealants. A sealant is a safe plastic coating that is painted onto the tooth to protect the tooth from bacteria that can cause cavities. The event is free, but space is limited and appointments are required; to schedule and appointment, or for more information, call 509-574-4917 between Jan. 14 and Feb. 1. Spanish interpreters are available. The Weston D. Brown Dental Hygiene Clinic is located on the YVCC campus at 1015 S. 16th Avenue in Yakima.

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DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS & SINGLE AND PARENTING — 6:30-8 p.m. Support group for

children whose parents are divorced or separated; meets at the same time as Single and Parenting group for adults. Nursery care available. Meets at Rose Street Community Center, 109 Rose St., Union Gap. Dan, 509-930-1420. yakimadivorcecare.net

Wednesday, Feb. 6 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. A

place for moms to feel connected and supported in their motherhood adventure. All ages welcome. Child care available by reservation; email katejoyt@hotmail.com. Meets at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima; more info at westpress.org.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Feb. 4.

Friday, Feb. 8 GYMKIDS FUN FRIDAY — 6-9 p.m. Drop off

kids ages 3-10 for open gym, games and pizza. Cost: $22 first child, $20 siblings. Reservations not necessary. Selah GymKids, 709 North Park Centre, Selah; 509-698-5437.

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m.

Recreational swim with special rates: $1 adult, 50¢ youth. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

Saturday, Feb. 9 POLAR PLUNGE — Willing to jump into the

pond at Sarg Hubbard Park in the middle of February? Billed as the “coolest” event of the year, this annual plunge is a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Participants who raise at least $50 can receive a T-shirt and take the plunge (or join the chicken coop); prizes available for both plungers and chickens. Registration opens at 10 a.m., costume contest at 11 a.m., Polar Plunge at noon. specialolympicswashington.org

LOWE’S BUILD & GROW CLINIC: WHEEL OF LOVE — 10 a.m. Reservations recommended. Free building workshop for children and parents. Today’s project is a Wheel of Love for Valentine’s Day. Lowe’s, 2500 Rudkin Road, Union Gap; 509248-3032. lowesbuildandgrow.com

GYMKIDS SATURDAY PLAYDATE — 10-

11:30 a.m. Open gym, zip line and popcorn for children ages 1-5 with their parents. Cost: $12; $10 additional siblings. Selah GymKids, 709 North Park Centre, Selah; 509-698-5437.

YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117. VALENTINE COOKIE DECORATING —  1-3 p.m. Kids can decorate a giant heart-shaped cookie to take home, all supplies included, for $15. Advance reservations required. Cake Decorator Shoppe, located in the Chalet Place, 5609 Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509-494-0975. continued on next page YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM • JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2013

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dailyplanner SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. Games, swimming, skits and other activities for youth ages 7-15. Free. Sign-in required. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; yakimaymca. org; Doug Berndt, 509-972-5269.

Sunday, Feb. 10 LOVE & LIMITS WITHOUT SPANKING OR SPOILING — 11 a.m. See Jan. 20.

Monday, Feb. 11 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. Discussion

group for moms with infants under 1 year. Meets at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Community Education Center in the Nob Hill Plaza, 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509-248-7322.

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BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. Drop-in

playtime for parents and preschoolers. Cost: $3.75 adults; $2 youth; kids 3 and younger are free. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS & SINGLE AND PARENTING — 6:30-8 p.m. Support group for

children whose parents are divorced or separated; meets at the same time as Single and Parenting group for adults. Nursery care available. Meets at Rose Street Community Center, 109 Rose St., Union Gap. Dan, 509-930-1420. yakimadivorcecare.net

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place for moms to feel connected and supported in their motherhood adventure. All ages welcome. Child care available by reservation; email katejoyt@hotmail.com. Meets at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima; more info at westpress.org.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Feb. 11. MOUNTAINVIEW MOPS — 6-7:30 p.m.

second and fourth Wednesdays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. No cost; child care provided. Mountainview Christian Fellowship, 7105 Alpine Way, Yakima; Danielle, 509-833-2228.

Friday, Feb. 15 FIRST PRES MOPS — 9-11:15 a.m. first and third Fridays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Child care provided. First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima; Brianne, 509-949-8681. MEMORIAL BIBLE MOPS — 9-11:30 a.m. third Fridays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Child care provided. Memorial Bible Church, 111 Old Stage Way, Gleed; Amy, 509-833-2934. CENTRAL WASHINGTON SPORTSMEN SHOW — 1-8 p.m. Three-day show features

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special attractions just for kids, including Lunker Lake fishing pond and Crosman air rifle range. Other entertainment includes a trophy deer

max bristol display, dog pull and gold panning. Admission is $8 adults, $4 ages 12-6, free ages 5 and younger (one-time admission good for all three days). Yakima Valley SunDome, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima. Parking $8; shuylerproductions.com

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. Recreational swim with special rates: $1 adult, 50¢ youth. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

Saturday, Feb. 16 CENTRAL WASHINGTON SPORTSMEN SHOW — 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. See Friday, Feb. 15. YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. Games, swimming, skits and other activities for youth ages 7-15. Free. Sign-in required. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; yakimaymca. org; Doug Berndt, 509-972-5269.

Sunday, Feb. 17 CENTRAL WASHINGTON SPORTSMEN SHOW — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Friday, Feb. 15. LOVE & LIMITS WITHOUT SPANKING OR SPOILING — 11 a.m. See Jan. 20. SELAH FAMILY OPEN GYM — 4-6 p.m. Parents and kids can shoot hoops, play wiffle ball, start up a volleyball match and more during this free family event sponsored by Selah Parks and Rec; 509-698-7300. Sunset Gym, 408 N. First St., Selah.

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EngineeringDay for kids YOU’RE MISSING OUT if you haven’t

been to the annual Engineering Day for Kids event sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers. This free event for school-age kids will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Kids can explore science and math concepts through hands-on activity stations — catapults, simple machines, building projects and more. This year’s event will be bigger than ever. Held in the YVCC Hopf Union Building (HUB) in Yakima; download a campus map at yvcc.edu. For more info, call Jason at 509-966-7000.

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Monday, Feb. 18 • PRESIDENT’S DAY MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. Discussion

group for moms with infants under 1 year. Meets at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Community Education Center in the Nob Hill Plaza, 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509-248-7322.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. Drop-in

playtime for parents and preschoolers. Cost: $3.75 adults; $2 youth; kids 3 and younger are free. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS & SINGLE AND PARENTING — 6:30-8 p.m. See Feb. 11.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 LA LECHE LEAGUE OF YAKIMA — 6 p.m.

third Tuesdays. Breastfeeding support and information. Dr. Heidi Robel’s office, 307 S. 12th Ave., Suite 11, Yakima; llli.org. Call Heidi, 509-9520225, or Amy, 509-426-8493.

YAKIMA FOSTER/ADOPT SUPPORT GROUP — 6:15-8 p.m. third Tuesdays. Group for foster

parents and adoptive parents offers support through tough times, celebrates joyous times. Child care provided with advance arrangement; call 509-469-1013. Meets downstairs at Foursquare Church, 700 N. 40th Ave., Yakima.

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p.m. Workshop for parents or teachers who deal with young people who are behind in reading or having trouble with comprehension. Presented by Dr. Benjamin C. Winters at Washington Vision Therapy Center, 3909 Creekside Loop, Suite 150, Yakima. Free; call 509-654-9256 to register. continued on next page YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM • JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2013

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Wednesday, Feb. 20 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. A

place for moms to feel connected and supported in their motherhood adventure. All ages welcome. Child care available by reservation; email katejoyt@hotmail.com. Meets at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima; more info at westpress.org.

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BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Feb. 18. MOMS CLUB OF YAKIMA — 9:30-11 a.m.

third Wednesdays. Stay-at-home moms and kids meet upstairs at Central Lutheran Church, 1603 W. Yakima Ave., Yakima. Barb, 509-697-4540.

Friday, Feb. 22 FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. Recreational swim with special rates: $1 adult, 50¢ youth. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

Saturday, Feb. 23 ENGINEERING DAY FOR KIDS — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hands-on activities designed to get school-aged kids excited about science, math and engineering. Free. Held in the YVCC Hopf Union Building (HUB) in Yakima; download a campus map at yvcc.edu. Sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Jason, 509-966-7000.

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32nd ANNUAL DOLL SHOW AND SALE — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doll lovers of all ages are invited to The Salvation Army’s annual fundraiser benefiting the organization’s youth programs. A small donation will be taken at the door. Located at 310 N. 16th Ave., Yakima. Information: 509-453-3139. YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. Games,

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swimming, skits and other activities for youth ages 7-15. Free. Sign-in required. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; yakimaymca. org; Doug Berndt, 509-972-5269.

THE PIANO MEN: THE MUSIC OF BILLY & ELTON — 7:30 p.m. A pops concert by the Yakima

Symphony Orchestra, featuring two of rock music’s greatest singer-songrwriters that ever tickled the ivories. Tickets $14.50 to $51. The Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third St., Yakima. Box office 509-853-8000.

Sunday, Feb. 24 LOVE & LIMITS WITHOUT SPANKING OR SPOILING — 11 a.m. See Jan. 20.

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KINDERKONCERT — 3 p.m. The Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra and Yakima Ensemble for Strings team up for a concert especially for children ages 2-10. After the 45-minute performance, visit with the musicians and play in the Instrument Petting Zoo. Free admission; donations accepted. The Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third St., Yakima. yyso.org HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS — 3 p.m. The JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2013 • YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM


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Globetrotters’ 2013 World Tour makes its annual stop in Yakima, featuring fan favorites like Big Easy, Dizzy, Flight Time, Special K and TNT (only the ninth female player in team history). Tickets: $23-$70 (children 2 and younger free on lap). Yakima Valley SunDome, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima. Parking: $8. yakimasundome.com

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Monday, Feb. 25 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. Discussion

group for moms with infants under 1 year. Meets at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Community Education Center in the Nob Hill Plaza, 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509-248-7322.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. Drop-in

playtime for parents and preschoolers. Cost: $3.75 adults; $2 youth; kids 3 and younger are free. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS & SINGLE AND PARENTING — 6:30-8 p.m. Support group for

children whose parents are divorced or separated; meets at the same time as Single and Parenting group for adults. Nursery care available. Meets at Rose Street Community Center, 109 Rose St., Union Gap. Dan, 509-930-1420. yakimadivorcecare.net

Wednesday, Feb. 27 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. See Feb. 20.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Feb. 25. MOUNTAINVIEW MOPS — 6-7:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. No cost; child care provided. Mountainview Christian Fellowship, 7105 Alpine Way, Yakima; Danielle, 509-833-2228.

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ellensburgevents After School DROP-IN — 3-7 p.m. MondayFriday; noon to 5 p.m. on school closure days Kids in grades 3-12 can drop-in for supervised fun at the Stan Bassett Youth Center, 400 E. Capitol, Ellensburg; 509-925-8604. Tutors are available during Homework Club, 3-4 p.m. MondayThursday. Nutrition classes led by CWU students are held from 4-6 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays.

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Sunday, Jan. 13

After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. Fridays.

Kids Rock — 3-4:30 p.m. See Jan. 6.

Admission is just 25 cents for city residents, 35 cents for non-residents during this special open swim. Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool, 815 E. Sixth, Ellensburg; 509-962-7210.

Family Swim — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays and

2:30-4 p.m. Saturdays. These times are set aside especially for kids and parents; admission for Ellensburg residents is $5 for two adults and youth living in the same household, or $6.50 for out-ofcity residents. Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool, 815 E. Sixth, Ellensburg; 509-962-7210.

Saturday, Jan. 5 Family Swim — 2:30-4 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Sunday, Jan. 6 Kids Rock Youth Climbing Program —

3-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Games and activities provide a fun introduction to rock climbing for ages 6-12 at the CWU Recreation Center. Participants can come once or return every week; must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $8 for children of Rec Center members, $12 nonmembers; register in advance at 509-963-3512. Ongoing classes also available.

Tuesday, Jan. 8 Parent to Parent Support Meeting —

6:30 p.m. Support group for parents of children with developmental disabilities, mental health issues, chronic health conditions or special needs. Other activities throughout the month. Rodeo City BBQ, 204 N. Main St., Ellensburg. kc-p2p.blogspot.com

Tiny Tots Basketball Kids ages 3 to 5 can start learning the fundamentals of basketball through fun drills and games designed to teach the basics of dribbling, shooting, passing, and defense. This 50-minute program will meet at 5:30 p.m. weeknights in February and March; registration begins in January. Call Ellensburg Parks and Recreation for more information, 509-925-8604.

After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. See Jan. 4. Family Swim — 6:30-7:30 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Saturday, Jan. 12 Family Swim — 2:30-4 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Monday, Jan. 14 Missoula Children’s Theatre Auditions — 3:30 p.m. Kids in grades K-12 are invited to participate in MCT’s original rendition of “The Secret Garden,” a joyful retelling of a story of hope and celebration and all things good in life. Cost is $30 for those receiving roles. Meets in the cafeteria at Valley View Elementary, 1508 E. Third Ave., Ellensburg. Organized by Ellensburg Parks and Recreation, 509-962-7210.

Wednesday, Jan. 16 Unpredictable Angels girls group — 4-6 p.m. First and third Wednesdays. Girls in grades 3-12 take part in personal growth activities, guest speakers and field trips. Stan Bassett Youth Center, 400 E. Capitol; 509-925-8604.

storytimes Ellensburg Public Library,

209 N. Ruby; 509-962-7218.

Baby Bounce — 11:15 a.m. Fridays. Movement, play and touch activities that stimulate physical, cognitive and emotional development for babies up to 18 months.

Toddler Storytime — 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Stories, songs, finger plays and dance for ages 18 months to 3 years. Preschool Storytime — 10:15 a.m.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Stories, songs, rhymes and dance for ages 3-6 years.

Chapter Bookworms — Special group

reading, discussion and activity for kids in grades 1-5. Call for schedule.

Family Story Time — Stories, songs, rhymes for families with young children, infant-preschool. Call for schedule.

Thursday, Jan. 17 BAM! Boys Group — 4-6 p.m. First and

third Thursdays. Boys in grades 3-12 take part in personal growth activities, guest speakers and field trips. Stan Bassett Youth Center, 400 E. Capitol; 509925-8604.

Friday, Jan. 18 ELLENSBURG MOPS — 9-11 a.m. third Fridays.

Saturday, Jan. 26 Free Swim — 3-4 p.m. last Saturdays. All ages are invited to swim free at Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool, 815 E. Sixth, Ellensburg; 509-962-7210. Sponsored by Youth Services of Kittitas County.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Child care provided. Mercer Creek Church, 1407 N. B St., Ellensburg; 509-933-7800.

Kids Rock — 3-4:30 p.m. See Jan. 6.

After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Family Swim — 6:30-7:30 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Family Swim — 6:30-7:30 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Missoula Children’s Theatre: ‘The secret garden’ — 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m.

Family Swim — 2:30-4 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Friday, Feb. 1 After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Saturday. Local kids perform MCT’s original rendition of “The Secret Garden,” a joyful retelling of a story of hope and celebration and all things good in life. Admission is $6. In the theater at Ellensburg High School. Organized by Ellensburg Parks and Recreation, 509-962-7210.

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Saturday, Jan. 19

but this is a fun movie. A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Rated PG. Admission: Free for CWU students with ID, $3 general admission. In the theater at the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC), 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg. For more info, call 509-963-1450.

Family Swim — 2:30-4 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Sunday, Jan. 20 Kids Rock — 3-4:30 p.m. See Jan. 6.

Friday, Jan. 25

Kids Rock — 3-4:30 p.m. See Jan. 6.

Monday, Feb. 4 Monday Movie Madness: ‘Wreck-it Ralph‘ — 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sure, it’s a school night,

After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. See Jan. 4. Family Swim — 6:30-7:30 p.m. See Jan. 4. 32

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Wednesday, Feb. 6 Unpredictable Angels girls group —

4-6 p.m. See Jan. 16.

Thursday, Feb. 7 BAM! Boys Group — 4-6 p.m. See Jan. 17.

Friday, Feb. 8 After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. See Jan. 4. Family Swim — 6:30-7:30 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Saturday, Feb. 9 Family Swim — 2:30-4 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Sunday, Feb. 10 Kids Rock — 3-4:30 p.m. See Jan. 6.

Tuesday, Feb. 12 Parent to Parent Support Meeting —

6:30 p.m. Support group for parents of children with developmental disabilities, mental health issues, chronic health conditions or special needs. Other activities throughout the month. Rodeo City BBQ, 204 N. Main St., Ellensburg. kc-p2p.blogspot.com

Friday, Feb. 15 ELLENSBURG MOPS — 9-11 a.m. third Fridays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Child care provided. Mercer Creek Church, 1407 N. B St., Ellensburg; 509-933-7800. After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. See Jan. 4. Family Swim — 6:30-7:30 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Saturday, Feb. 16 Family Swim — 2:30-4 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Sunday, Feb. 17 Kids Rock — 3-4:30 p.m. See Jan. 6.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 Unpredictable Angels girls group —

4-6 p.m. See Jan. 16.

Thursday, Feb. 21 BAM! Boys Group — 4-6 p.m. See Jan. 17.

Friday, Feb. 22 After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. See Jan. 4. Family Swim — 6:30-7:30 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Saturday, Feb. 23 Free Swim — 3-4 p.m. last Saturdays. All ages are invited to swim free at Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool, 815 E. Sixth, Ellensburg; 509-962-7210. Sponsored by Youth Services of Kittitas County.

Sunday, Feb. 24 Kids Rock — 3-4:30 p.m. See Jan. 6.

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