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VOLUME 4 NUMBER 4

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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.

we had only a few TV channels when I was growing up. I think it was three, sometimes four, and then a bonus church channel if you set the first dial on 1 and cranked the other dial all the way around. Back in the good ol’ days, my brother and I played outside in our tree fort, read books — and whined about being bored. A lot. Of course, we had to be careful not to whine too much. Like, to the point where Mom offered to give us something to do. I find myself using the same line now, and since I’m not a very good housekeeper, the Like Us: facebook.com/yakimabusybee.com list of possibities is nearly endless. Friend Me: facebook.com/yakima.mama

Luckily, my kids don’t complain too much about boredom — perhaps because there’s always a “new” episode of Full House on the DVR. But I think it has a lot to do with our neighborhood as well. There are quite a few kids on the street who pal around together, riding bikes and climbing trees. When the weather’s nice, and sometimes when it isn’t, the kids are happier outside than in — and when they’re down the street, it’s harder for me to tell them to clean their rooms. I hope this issue gives you plenty of ideas for things to do that will save your kids from summer boredom. We’ve got movies in the park, swimming schedules, day camps and so much more. But, if all else fails and the kids start to whine, send ‘em to Grandma. I know from experience, she’ll think of something for them to do.

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

Cooper Conley is turning six on June 29. During the summer, he likes going to Gramma and Papa’s house to swim, play soccer and go hiking. Happy Birthday! photo by danielle bailey photography

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in every issue 3 editor’s note 5 contributors 11 health buzz 14 fyi 17 storytimes 18 daily planner 31 ellensburg events 34 reading for sanity

7 summer sports

Whether you’ve got a tot or a tween, there’s something sporty to sign up for in this summer round up.

12 dream vacation

A little homework in advance leads to smooth sailing on your next family getaway.

22 fourth of july

Ooooh! Ahh! We’ll tell you where to catch the fireworks on the Fourth.

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contributors

Comfortable like your favorite t-shirt.

DANIELLE BAILEY is a professional newborn, child, family and senior portrait photographer in Yakima, WA. She is also a seventh grade teacher, mother of a sparkling, spirited three-year-old girl, and has been married to her high school sweetheart for twelve years.

MELISSA PAUL is a travel junkie, wife and mother of two boys. When she’s not busy planning her family adventures (23 states, 7 countries and counting) or working her day job to support her vacation habit, Melissa loves helping her clients at Northwest Family Vacations with their travel needs, NWFamilyVacations.com.

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Soak up some sun at these outdoor pools yakima’s Franklin Pool — 2102 Tieton

Drive, Yakima; 509-575-6035. Yakima’s outdoor public pool has a twisting water slide and separate wading pool. The pool is open daily through Aug. 25. Snack bar. Swim lessons, fitness classes, lap swim and party rentals. Admission: $2 youth, $3.75 adults, or $13 for a family of two adults and four of their children. Open swim: Monday through Friday: 12:30-3:30 p.m., 4-7 p.m., 7:15-9 p.m. (discounted admission, $2). Saturday and Sunday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Splashin’ Around — Free open swim from 1-4 p.m. July 13. Paws in the Pool — On the last day of the

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season, well-behaved dogs can join their owners for a swim from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 25. Dogs swim free but owners pay general admission.

SeLah’s J Francis Pool — 214 S. Third St., Selah; 509-698-7306. Selah’s outdoor public pool is open daily through Aug. 12. New splash pad in a separate area, perfect for tots and preschoolers. Snack bar. Swim lessons, swim team, fitness classes, party rentals. Admission: $2 youth, $3 adults, or $10 family. Afternoon open swim: 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Evening swim (closed for swim meets June 13, 20 and 27 and July 9, 16 and 23):

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6:45-8:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 5:45-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Family evening swim at 6:45-8:45 p.m. Fridays; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult family member. Mom & Toddler Playdate — A quiet swim time just for little ones. Noon to 12:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

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Sports Leagues, day camps & special events YMCA Itty Bitty T-ball — Boys and

girls, ages 3-6. Meets 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9-Aug. 15, at Gilbert Elementary in Yakima. Cost is $55, or $45 for YMCA facility members. Register by June 24 at the YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima, or online at yakimaymca.org. For more information, contact Doug Berndt, 509-9725273 or email dberndt@yakimaymca.org.

YMCA Baseball — Boys and girls, ages 5-10.

Meets July 8-Aug. 16; register by June 17. Cost is $70, or $60 for YMCA facility members. Register online at yakimaymca.org or at the YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima. For more information, contact Doug Berndt, 509-9725273 or email dberndt@yakimaymca.org.

WV Girls Basketball Camp — Girls

entering grades 2-8. Meets 9 a.m. to noon June 24-26 at West Valley High School. Cost is $75; participants receive a basketball, camp T-shirt, team photo and written evaluation by coaches. Limited to 60 campers. Registration form available online at www.hs.wvsd208. org. Contact coach Keely Teske for more information, teskek@wvsd208.org.

WV Boys Basketball Camp — Boys entering grades 1-8. Meets 3:30-6 p.m. June 24-27 at West Valley High School. Cost is $80; participants receive a camp T-shirt, basketball and souvenir photo. Registration form available online at www.hs.wvsd208.org; look for boys basketball under the “Athletics” tab. For more information, call 509-945-3712. Free Madison House Basketball and Soccer Camp — Boys and girls, grades

3-8. Yakima’s Madison House is hosting free basketball and soccer camps from 12:30-5 p.m. June 21-22. Seattle Sounder Beth Russell and Adventure Soccer will coach the soccer clinic. Whitworth men’s basketball coach Matt Logie and former college and pro players will coach the basketball clinic. Registration forms available at the YMCA and Madison House, 302 S. 4th St., Yakima. Pre-registration is recommended, but registering the day of the camp will be accepted. For more information, call Jeff Arkills at 509-961-3663.

Hot Shots 3-on-3 Tourney — Gather up a

few friends to participate in this 3-on-3 street tournament Aug. 24-25 in downtown Yakima. Divisions for youth (grades 1-8), high school, families and adults. The deadline to register is Aug. 1. Cost is $110-$175 per team, depending on division. For more information, contact Yakima Parks & Rec at 509-575-6020 or visit hotshots3on3.com.

FISHER PARK GOLF COURSE — Fisher Park Golf Course, 213 S. 40th Ave., Yakima; 509575-6075. • Peewee Golf Lessons — Ages 4-5. A fun introduction for preschoolers. Meets 3-3:30 p.m. Tuesday sessions: July 9-23, Aug. 6-20. Wednesday sessions: July 10-24, Aug. 7-21. Cost is $24 for Yakima residents, $29 nonresidents. • Junior Golf Lessons — Ages 7-16. A variety of morning and afternoon one-hour sessions available throughout the summer. Cost is $47 for Yakima residents, $58 nonresidents. • Friday Night Glow Ball — Play 9 holes in the dark using a glow ball and glow sticks to mark the fairways and holes. Two special events scheduled: 8 p.m. July 12 and Aug. 2. All ages welcome. Registration deadline is one week prior to the event. Cost is $25 each; participants receive greens fee, glow ball and glow stick, glow necklace and light snacks. • Family Golf Month (July) — Weekends in July, kids ages 17 and under can play 9 holes free when accompanied by a parent. • Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, July 8-14 — Free greens fees for young ladies accompanied by a paying adult.

Youth Rugby Summer Clinic — Boys and

girls, ages 6-12. No experience needed for this introduction to the sport of rugby. The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 8-12 at Chesterley Park, 40th Avenue and River Road, Yakima. Cost is $75 for Yakima residents, $82 non-resident; participants receive a camp T-shirt. Register at Yakima Parks & Rec, 2301 Fruitvale Blvd.; 509-575-6020. continued on next page

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Free Madison House Basketball and Soccer Camp — Boys and girls, grades

3-8. Yakima’s Madison House is hosting free basketball and soccer camps from 12:30-5 p.m. June 21-22. Seattle Sounder Beth Russell and Adventure Soccer will coach the soccer clinic. Registration forms available at the YMCA and Madison House, 302 S. 4th St., Yakima. Preregistration is recommended, but registering the day of the camp will be accepted. For more information, call Jeff Arkills at 509-961-3663.

Ike Soccer Camp — Boys and girls, grades K-6. Work with high school players to learn fundamentals, practice skills and play fun games to improve soccer abilities while learning to enjoy the sport. Meets 6-7 p.m. July 22-24 at Gilbert Elementary, Yakima. Cost is $20; payment and permission form can be completed the first evening. To RSVP, contact coach Tyler Suhm at 509-573-2672 or 509-9529930, or email suhm.tyler@yakimaschools.org.

West Side Sports Camp: Soccer and Cheer — Boys and girls, age 4 years through

completed 5th grade. Meets 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 24-28. Weeklong sports camp with Christian coaches and Bible messages. Elementary kids can choose soccer or cheer; Team 45 program for ages 4-5. Registration begins May 6; cost is $60 per child ($55 by June 1). Registration forms are available online or at West Side Church, 6901 Summitview Ave., Yakima; westsidechurch. info; Joyce Johnson, 509-965-2800.

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UK Elite Soccer Camps — Boys and girls, ages 5-12. Age-appropriate technical and tactical training using the UK Elite Global Training Curriculum. Cost is $140, or $130 for Yakima residents; participants receive a soccer ball, T-shirt and player evaluation. Two sessions: July 15-19 and Aug. 12-16. Both sessions meet 9 a.m. to noon at Chesterley Park, 40th Avenue and River Road, Yakima. Register with Yakima Parks & Recreation, 2301 Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima; 509-575-6020. Yakima Itty Bitty Soccer — Boys and

girls, ages 3-4. Learn the basics of passing, dribbling, shooting and teamwork. Parents encouraged to participate. Cost is $48, or $40 for Yakima residents; participants receive a T-shirt and soccer ball. Meets 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, June 18-July 9, at Chesterley Park in Yakima. Register with Yakima Parks & Recreation, 2301 Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima; 509-575-6020.

Yakima Tiny Tykes Soccer — Boys and

girls, ages 4-5. Learn the basics of passing, dribbling, shooting and teamwork. Cost is $34, or $28 for Yakima residents; participants receive a T-shirt. Meets 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 8-17, at Gilbert Elementary in Yakima. Register with Yakima Parks & Recreation, 2301 Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima; 509-575-6020.

Yakima Peewee Soccer — Boys and girls, ages 5-6. Positive environment with noncompetitive games. Cost is $40, or $48 for Yakima residents; participants receive a T-shirt

For information about cheer and dance camps — as well as all varieties of summer day camps — please visit our website, yakimabusybee.com. and soccer ball. Meets 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, July 23-Aug. 13, at Chesterley Park in Yakima. Register with Yakima Parks & Recreation, 2301 Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima; 509-575-6020. Fall session will meet Tuesdays, Sept. 3-24.

YMCA Itty Bitty Soccer — Boys and

girls, ages 3-6. Register July 29-Aug. 26. Meets Sept. 3 to Oct. 10. Cost is $55, or $45 for YMCA facility members. Register online at yakimaymca.org or at the YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima. For more information, contact Doug Berndt, 509-972-5273 or email dberndt@yakimaymca.org.

YMCA West Valley League Soccer — Boys and girls, ages 5-12. Register July 8-Aug. 12. Season Aug. 26-Oct. 4. Cost is $70, or $60 for YMCA facility members. Register online at yakimaymca.org or at the YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima. For more information, contact Doug Berndt, 509-972-5273 or email dberndt@yakimaymca.org.

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Selah Tiny Tots Intro to Soccer — Boys

and girls, ages 3-5. Register July 29-Sept. 27 for this fall program introducing little tykes to soccer basics. League play will be 10-10:45 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 28-Nov. 2 at Lince School Field. Cost is $35 for residents, $45 SSD, $55; includes a T-shirt. Register at the Selah Civic Center, 216 S. First St., Selah; 509-698-7300.

Selah Football Club (Soccer) — Boys and girls, grades K-6. Registration open July 29-Sept. 6 for the fall soccer season; $4 late fee after Aug. 30. Games played Saturdays and weekday evenings, Sept. 24-Nov. 2. Cost is $43 Selah residents, $53 SSD, $63 non-residents; includes a uniform. Register at the Selah Civic Center, 216 S. First St., Selah; 509-698-7300.

Selah Youth Tennis — Boys and girls,

grades 3-8. Meets Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, July 16-26, at Carlon Park Tennis Courts. Grades 3-5 meet 9-10 a.m. Grades 6-8 meet 10-11 a.m. Cost is $26 Selah residents, $36 SSD, $46 non-resident. Participants should bring one can of unopened tennis balls and a racket. Register at the Selah Civic Center, 216 S. First St., Selah; 509-698-7300.

Yakima Youth Tennis — Boys and girls,

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Four sessions, all meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday: June 17-28, July 22-Aug. 2, Aug. 5-14 and Aug. 19-28. Ages 7-12 meet from 10-11 a.m. Ages 12 and up meet from 11 a.m. to noon. The fee is $45, or $40 for Yakima residents. Register through Yakima Parks & Rec, 2301 Fruitvale Blvd.; 509-575-6020.

Yakima Tennis Club Summer Sports Camp — Boys and girls ages 10 and younger.

Practice tennis, swim in the pool and enjoy arts and crafts at this day camp. Meets 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, aftercare available until 4 p.m. Cost is $195 per week or $55 per day for YTC members, or 20 percent higher for nonmembers. Yakima Tennis Club, 516 N. 35th Ave., Yakima; contact Stephen Welt, 509-2482938. More junior programs offered as well.

YAKIMA YOUTH TRACK — Anyone old enough

to run can participate in Yakima Youth Track, a three-week program to learn, practice and enhance skills for track and field. The familyoriented evening program meets Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, July 15-31. Participants can receive instruction in all track and field events as well as speed development, flexibility, strength training, motivation and mental preparation. The cost is $50 per participant with a $150 maximum per family. Practices will be Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (preschool-5th grade) and 7:308:30 p.m. (6th grade-adult). All-comers track meets (open to the public) will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; there is a $5 entry fee for all non-YYT members. All activities will be at the East Valley High School track, 1900 Beaudry Road, Yakima. For more information, call Jennifer Wells, 509-388-1524.

WV Volleyball Skills Camp — Grades

4-8. Learn how to serve, pass, hit and work together as a team. Meets 9 a.m. to noon June 17-19. Cost is $75; includes a camp T-shirt. For more information, contact coach Katie Hinckley at hinckleyk@wvsd208.org or 509-972-5956.

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healthbuzz

Sunscreen & Bug Spray: What You Need to Know It’s summer and school’s out. The days are longer and the weather is warmer. Often, the summer heat comes with sunburns and bug bites. Here are some tips to help keep your little ones safe during the summer months: Apply sunscreen every day. Adults and children over six months should wear sunscreen daily. Many lotions contain a SPF 15 or greater, making them great for everyday use. For prolonged sun exposure, you may want to invest in a stronger SPF with a sweat and water resistant element.

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Buy a high quality product. Look for a product that covers a broad spectrum and features the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. This ensures your skin will be protected against both harmful UVA and UVB rays. Avoid direct sunlight between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The sun’s rays are strongest during these hours. If you plan to be in the sun during these hours, protect your skin by seeking shade, using sunscreen, and wearing protective clothing and a wide brimmed hat. Use sunscreen correctly. Cover your child’s entire body 15 to 20 minutes prior to sun exposure. Repeat every two hours or after swimming or excessive sweating.

KATINA RUE, DO, is a physician at Family Medicine of Yakima.

Follow directions, repel insects. The most effective repellents include DEET. When used as directed, products containing up to 30 percent DEET are safe on children. Products containing picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus are also effective bug repelling ingredients that can be used in place of DEET. Play smart. Deter children from playing around areas that generally attract flying insects. Protect your children by avoiding scented lotions, hairsprays and soaps, and by dressing them in long-sleeved shirts, long pants and closed-toed shoes. Getting into the habit of using sunscreen and taking a few easy precautions ensures fun in the sun for everyone during the warm summer months. ■ Katina Rue, D.O. is a physician at Family Medicine of Yakima. She and her young daughter enjoy taking advantage of Yakima’s beautiful summers.

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cruise vacation isn’t just for the “newly wed and nearly dead.” Cruising can be a great choice for a family on the go too — eliminating a lot of the hassle factor that can be associated with travelling with kids. The fare includes food, accommodation, transportation, entertainment and often children’s activities as well. You get to visit interesting ports of call as familiar and close as Vancouver, Astoria and San Francisco, or as exotic as the Panama Canal, the Caribbean, Europe and other destinations worldwide. A cruise can be a fun way to visit new places while only having to unpack once and never having to worry about finding a babysitter, or where to eat dinner. My husband and I went on our first cruise together several years ago to celebrate a

milestone anniversary. I wasn’t sure if we’d even enjoy it and was worried that we’d be stuck on a crowded ship with a bunch of old people, bingo, bad food and no means of escape. But we did our homework ahead of time and when we went to Alaska, the ship we were on catered to couples and had a great itinerary as far as the cities the ship visited (“ports of call” in cruise-speak). We spent a lot of time on our private balcony watching the scenery and spotting whales, dolphins and other wildlife. We found the food to be quite good, and thoroughly enjoyed presentations by the on-board naturalist and evening entertainment in several different venues around the ship. Since then, we’ve enjoyed several cruise vacations and have taken our elementaryaged kids along. When we went to the Caribbean recently, we were in port almost every day — snorkeling and playing on the beach in Mexico and Honduras and we even rode a riverboat to explore Mayan ruins in Belize. We never had a meal with

other people, never ate from a buffet — although we could have if we wanted to — and we enjoyed some terrific meals and entertaining shows, including a circus put on by our kids complete with juggling and magic tricks. My kids loved the water slides on the ship, playing ping pong and basketball at sea, and they raved about the fun they had with their new friends at the kids club and begged to go back every evening to play, which gave the grown-ups a chance to do things on our own, knowing the kids were in a supervised environment and having a great time. A cruise can be a great family vacation IF you get the right ship and destination for the type of vacation that you want to have. Our fantastic Alaskan adventure would not have been something the kids would have enjoyed on the ship that we went on, and we would have not been able to take a helicopter to go ice climbing on a glacier because of age and height restrictions if we had them along (and that experience was

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off the ship exploring, then you might not miss the zip line, driving range or ropes course available on the mega-ships.

carson paul, enjoying the water slides aboard the Norweigan Star.

one of the highlights of the trip for me). So it is important to consider your travelling group when picking your cruise. Cruises are very much a “choose your own adventure,” which makes them great for multi-generational and family travel as there are so many ways to fill your day with something to suit everyone — be it a visit to a museum or historical site, shopping, a day at the beach or high adventure. There’s a huge variety of cruise lines and your family style, destination choice, and budget will help to determine the right one for you. A good travel agent can be a great resource for a first time cruiser to start with, as is Cruise Critic (www.cruisecritic. com), but having at least a general idea of what you’re looking for will help to narrow the many, many options down to a few fabulous vacations to choose from — and you’ll get the best advice once you’ve put some thought into a few points of consideration that will help determine a good fit for your family:

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First and foremost, potential cruiser, know thyself. What you and your family enjoy and hope to get out of your vacation will help you to pick the appropriate “flavor” cruise for you. Ship – Some cruise lines are more family friendly than others and will have different on-board activities and programs for kids, tweens and teens. A Disney cruise, for example, is obviously geared more towards families and has staterooms specifically designed to sleep adults and kids together in one room. Itinerary – Is your vacation about the journey or the destination? Do you want to go to the beach or cruise to Alaska? Sail the Hawaiian Islands or the Baltic Sea? Your itinerary may help to determine your ship too. If you are on a cruise with many seadays (days when you are sailing and not docked at a port of call), a larger ship will have a greater variety of activities. Some super-large cruise ships even have bowling alleys and ice skating rinks! But if you’ll be

Price – How much do you want to spend? Your reservation usually includes a fullfare rate for two adults with additional travelers staying in the same stateroom receiving a reduced rate. Babies generally do not sail for free, and not all cruise ships are able to accommodate infants or toddlers in their kids’ programs, so you may want to wait a few years to have a more enjoyable experience, or bring Grandma along to help out. Your room accommodations and dining are included in the fare. Most ships offer a variety of food, from a casual buffet to table service. Alcohol and soda pop are normally available for an extra cost. Most cruise lines also have the option of “specialty dining” in on-board restaurants that offer a different menu from the main dining venues for an additional charge, although smaller ships might not have this option but may be “all inclusive.” Most entertainment is free as well and your cruise might include performances by comedians, acrobats or even a Broadwaystyle show or headline performer. Smaller activities give passengers a chance to get in on the act, offering options such as karaoke, dance contests or trivia games, and quieter activities such as chess or card tournaments or family cupcake decorating continued on page 33

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■ fyi | news & notes

Free concerts in Yakima Fans of Yakima’s free summer concerts in Franklin Park will have two new venues to check out this summer. While the popular park concerts will move to Friday nights, downtown Yakima will host two new free concert series.

The Allied Arts ArtsVan is back on the streets, bringing free kid-sized art projects to area parks and farmers markets throughout the summer. This summer’s theme is “Science, Sun and Fun!” Families can drop in at any of these stops to make a free project, June 24 to Aug. 2. New projects each week:

Downtown Summer Nights will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Fourth Street, behind the Capitol Theatre. The events will include live music, craft vendors, kids activities, food booths run by local restaurants and a beer and wine garden. Admission is free. downtownsummernights.com • June 13: Too Slim and the Taildraggers, blues/rock • June 20: Brewers Grade, Northwest country • June 27, The Village Musicians • July 11: Fino, salsa, funk and more • July 18: Not Amy • July 25: Kate Turner, country •Aug. 1: 3rd Date, rock •Aug. 8: Chase, country • Aug. 15: Blake Noble, percussive guitar and didgeridoo • Aug. 22: One 2 Many, rock/country • Aug. 29: Eclectic Approach, upbeat dance music On Fridays, bring your lunch or buy it there while enjoying local and regional talent at the Lunchtime Live concerts, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Performance Park, corner of Second and A streets. Here’s the lineup: June 21, Wayman Chapman; June 28, The Deadbeat Drag; July 5, Ghosts I’ve Met; July 12, Powerline; July 19, Big Sur; July 26, Powerhouse; Aug. 2, Bart Roderick & Friends; Aug. 9, Tieton Drive; Aug. 16, Dennis Clauss; Aug. 23, Coyote Ridge Bluegrass Wranglers; Aug. 30, Vaughn Jensen Band.

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And, last but not least, the Summer Sunset Concert series will move to Friday evenings (formerly Thursdays). Throw together a picnic, gather a few friends and enjoy two of Yakima’s best assets: beautiful weather and Franklin Park, located at Tieton Drive and 21st Avenue. The concerts are free. Picnics, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. If you like, bring a non-perishable food donation for Northwest Harvest. • July 12: The Village Musicians, folk • July 26: Camille Bloom, folk • Aug. 2: Gypsy Soul, Americana • Aug. 9: Rod Giles, blues • Aug. 16: Ian McFeron, Aug. 16 • Aug. 23: Adrian Xavier For more outdoor music fun, the Yakima Valley Community Band gives free concerts at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 4-Aug. 7, at Yakima’s Randall Park, between 44th and 48th avenues south of Nob Hill Boulevard. On Tuesdays, the band visits Toppenish and Selah. Concerts begin at 7 p.m.: July 30 and Aug. 6 at Selah’s Wixson Park, July 9 and 16 at Railroad Park in Toppenish.

Mondays • Franklin Park, Yakima: 10 a.m. to noon. • Miller Park, Yakima: 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays • Randall Park, Yakima: 10 a.m. to noon. • Martin Luther King Park, Yakima: 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays • Milroy Park, Yakima: 10 a.m. to noon. • Toppenish Railroad Park, 10 a.m. to noon. • Tieton City Park: 1-3 p.m. Thursdays • Chesterley Park, Yakima: 10 a.m. to noon. • Kissel Park, Yakima: 2-4 p.m. Fridays • Wixson Park, Selah: 10 a.m. to noon. • West Valley Park, 2-4 p.m. The ArtsVan will be at the new Downtown

Summer Nights concert series on Fourth Street in downtown Yakima (see article to the left). Also, catch the ArtsVan most weeks at the Selah Wednesday Market, 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 25. The ArtsVan will stop from 9-2 p.m. third Sundays at the

Yakima Farmer’s Market: July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20.

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Learn to be a Safe Sitter Memorial’s Community Education is offering Safe sitter classes where boys and girls ages 11-13 can learn safe and nurturing childcare techniques, behavior management skills and how to handle emergencies when dealing with children. Students will learn infant and child CPR and choking child rescue techniques, but will not become CPR-certified. Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 20 and 27, July 11, 19 and 25 and Aug. 1. Children’s Village, 3801 Kern Road, Yakima. Register online at yakimamemorial. com/safesitter or call 509-225-3179 for more information.

Couponing 101 Learn how to save money, how to organize your coupons and where to find them. frugal yakima mom blogger Aubrey Does will teach couponing workshops from 9-10:30 a.m. June 17, July 15 and Aug. 2 at the Selah Civic Center. Cost is $10 per person. Register at the Civic Center, 216 S. First St., Selah; 509-698-7300.

Disney Live Join Mickey and Minnie as they lead

the audience on an exciting adventure that will have families rooting for their

favorite pirate, Jake, and Disney’s first little girl princess, Sofia. “Disney Junior

Live Pirate & Princess Adventure” will give to shows at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Yakima Valley SunDome. Tickets are

$22 to $52; purchase at the SunDome box office, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima. Parking is $8. yakimasundome.com

Stroller Fitness Class It can be hard to get away to the gym when you have little ones. This program is just for you, Mama: Bring your baby and your stroller, a roll up mat or beach towel, water and snack for your little one and join this Selah Parks & Recreation Stroller Fitness class. Meets at the Selah Junior High Track, 9-10 am Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 18-July 25. Cost is $35 for Selah residents, $40 SSD, $45 non-resident. Instructor is Jennifer Lisle. Register at the Selah Civic Center, 216 S. First St., Selah; 509-698-7300.

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summer camp guide Looking for summer camps? Visit yakimabusybee.com for a list of all the day camps, overnight camps and vacation Bible school programs we could find. There are lots! Whether your student is interested in nature, learning to bake or singing like a Broadway star, we’ve found oodles of options to keep ‘em busy this summer. For example, St. Paul Cathedral School in Yakima is offering an impressive lineup of 28 week-long day camps with themes ranging from Spanish to the solar system to scrapbooking. Camps run for three hours a day, Monday through Friday, for $100. Call camp director Kristin Moore at 206-972-6761 for more information, or find the full schedule on our website, yakimabusybee.com. The Yakima Area Arboretum’s popular Nature Day Camps will run weekly from June 24 to Aug. 16. The program offers halfday camps for kids ages 5 and 6 ($85), as well as full-day camps for ages 7 to 12 ($139). Partipants will learn about the great outdoors while investigating plants, tracking animals, and building forts. For more information, call 509-248-7337 or visit visit ahtrees.org.

Allied Arts has announced its summer are a few of this summer’s offerings from Allied Arts, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima; 509-9660930. Belly Dancing with Sabra Nelson — Ages 6 & Up — Learn to belly dance, design hip scarves, head dresses, also adorn with henna and bindi jewels. Meets 9:30 a.m. to noon June 24-28. Cost is $75. Dragons, Doughnuts & Daisies — Ages 6-12 — In this art camp with Mindy Clark, students will learn to draw favorite animals and other things from everyday life and nature using techniques in charcoal, chalk pastel and more. Meets 9-11:30 a.m. July 16-19. Cost is $80. Shakespeare for Kids — Ages 8-12 and 13+ — This two-week day camp experience includes casting, rehearsals, snacks, a performance and innumerable drama games and activities. Ages 8-12 meet from 9-11:30 a.m. Ages 13 and up meet from 12:30-3 p.m. Both camps meet Aug. 5-16. Cost is $200.

Summer Clay Class with Eusil Kim — Ages 7+ — Students will gain hands on experience with building techniques such as pinch pot, coiling, slabs and wheel, and practice decoration methods and glazing. No previous art experience necessary. Meets 3-5 p.m. Aug. 12-15. Cost is $80. Michael’s craft stores are offering a ‘round-

the-globe day camp program for kids ages 5 and up. “Passport to Imagination” is a sevenweek program that will offer a variety of art and craft projects highlighting the seven continents. Workshops will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with a different craft project each day. The cost is $2 per session. Contact the store to register: Michaels, 1729 S. First St., Yakima; 509452-6484. michaels.com Seriously, we have lots more details at yakimabusybee.com. There are cheer camps, dance camps, Bible camps, one-day camps and free camps. There’s really no excuse for boredom this summer!

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storytimes STORY TIME AT THE MUSEUM presented by Ready By Five. Meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. June 19: “The Rainbow Fish. June 26: “If You Decide to go to the Moon.” Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-4542493.

Yakima Valley Libraries

ELLENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY,

854-1446. Wii Fun, 3 p.m. June 19. Story & Craft for school-age kids, 3 p.m. June 26.

BUENA, 801 Buena Road, Buena; 509-865-3390. Crafts and books for grades K-6: “Who’s Your Mummy,” at 4 p.m. June 18 ; “You’re Bugging Me,”at 4 p.m. June 25.

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

Moxee. 255 W. Seattle, Moxee; 509-575-8854.

WEST VALLEY, 223 S. 72nd Ave., Yakima; 509966-7070. Preschool storytime, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesdays through June. Explore! activities for ages 6-12, 4 p.m. June 20 and 27. “The Caterpillar Hunter” interactive program by Portland’s Traveling Lantern Theatre, 11 a.m. July 10.

Naches, 303 Naches Ave., Naches; 509-6532005. Preschool torytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through June. Story and craft for school-age kids, 4 p.m. Thursdays through June.

GRANDVIEW LIBRARY,

SELAH, 106 S. Second St., Selah; 509-698-7345.

INKLINGS BOOKSHOP, located at Chalet Place, 56th and Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509965-5830. Toddler storytime at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. In July, pick up a list of local businesses where you can join the search to hunt for Waldo (see ad on page 34). YAKAMA NATION LIBRARY, located in the

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

TOPPENISH, 1 S. Elm, Toppenish; 509-865-3600. Preschool storytime, 11 a.m. June 20 and 27.

GRANGER, 508 Sunnyside Ave., Granger; 509-

209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg; 509-962-7250. Baby Bounce, 11:15 a.m. Fridays through Aug. 2. Toddler Storytime, 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 1. Preschool storytime, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 1. Teen Scene; schedule varies. For summer reading program events, see calendar on page 32.

500 W. Main St., Grandview; 509-882-7036. Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Summer Reading Program, 1 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 1 (except July 4).

TIETON, 418 Maple, Tieton; 509-673-2621. Summer Reading Program, 3:30 pm.. Wednesdays in June.

Preschool storytime, 11 a.m. Mondays through June.

“I Dig Dinosaurs” puppet show, 4 p.m. June 18.

SOUTHEAST YAKIMA, 1211 S. Seventh St., Yakima; 509-576-0723. Tween Scene after-school crafts, 3:30 p.m. Fridays in June. SUNNYSIDE, 621 Grant, Sunnyside; 509-837-

3234. Toddler storytime, 11 a.m. Wednesdays through June. Preschool storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Fridays through June. School-age craft, 4 p.m. Thursdays through June. Family movie, 2 p.m. June 22 and 19. Rockhound workshop for ages 12-15, 4-5 p.m. June 26.

Terrace Heights, 4011 Commonwealth, Yakima;

509-457-4319. Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in June. Summer Reading Kick-off, 10:30 a.m. June 25.

2882. “Reading Rocks,” stories, craft and game, 4 p.m. June 20.

YAKIMA CENTRAL, 102 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-452-8541. Bilingual storytime (Hora de cuentos bilingue), 5 p.m. Tuesdays in June. Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through June. Tween Scene, 4 p.m. Thursdays through June. ZILLAH,

109 Seventh St.; 509-829-6707. “Dino Dig,” story and craft for ages 6-10, 2 p.m. June 26.

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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! Saturday, June 15

PROSSER SCOTTISH FEST & HIGHLAND GAMES — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Celtic music, bag pipes, Highland and Irish dancers, Highland heavy athletic games, children’s activities, traditional food and entertainment, and the infamous anvil launch. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children 5-12 and seniors. Port of Benton Wine and Food Park, take I-82 Exit 82. Prosser Chamber, 509-786-3177. prosserscottishfest.org

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full

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

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays,

Sundays and holidays through Labor Day. Historic trolleys depart hourly from the car barn at South Third Avenue and Pine Street, Yakima (near Davis High School). Cash only: $4 adults, $3 children 12 and under; children may ride free on lap. yakimavalleytrolleys.org

UNION GAP OLD TOWN DAYS — June 15 and

16. Old Town Days Parade heads down Main Street at 10 a.m. Saturday. Civil War reenactment, live music from Gone Fiddling Again, food and craft vendors, kiddie train, inflatable jumpers, 3-on-3 soccer tournament in Fullbright Park, Union Gap.

DACHSHUNDS ON PARADE — 10:30 a.m. Wiener dogs are the star attraction of this quirky event in downtown Ellensburg. Coincides with the Kittitas County Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. dachshundsonparade.com

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT & UNION GAP OLD TOWN DAYS — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. YAKIMA’S GOT TALENT — 2 p.m. Can you sing, tap dance or hula hoop? If you’ve got talent, let it shine for a chance to win $1,000 in the 5th Annual Yakima’s Got Talent competition. Auditions will be held at 2 p.m. today, with semi-finals at 7 p.m. June 21 and the final round at 7 p.m. June 28. All events are held at The Seasons Performance Hall, 101 N. Naches Ave., Yakima. Register online at theseasonsyakima.com, or call 509-453-1888. THE ULTIMATE THRILLER — 7 p.m. Michael

Jackson tribute show features a production team that includes choreographers from the King of Pop’s legendary “Bad” and “Dangerous” world tours, plus hits by the Jackson 5. Tickets: $21 to $56. The Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third St., downtown Yakima.

MONDAY, JUNE 17 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.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 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, 509-952-0225, or Amy, 509-426-8493.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. A

KIDS YOGA — Saturdays at noon. Kids ages

1207 S. 7th Ave., Yakima

5-11 can try yoga at Premier Pilates + Yoga, located in the Scarborough Fair Shopping Center at 910 Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509-965-2346. Cost is $12 per family.

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.

A block south of Nob Hill

YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s

SELAH’S WEDNESDAY MARKET — 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 25. Farmers market with local goods, handmade crafts, and free ArtsVan activities most weeks. Located behind Kings Row, 210 S. First Street, Selah. 509-480-2844.

Call 594-0715 to set up an individualized tour

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. Games,

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battles at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more, visit the Central Washington Agricultural Museum website at centralwaagmuseum.org or the Washington Civil War Association at wcwa.net. Fullbright Park, Union Gap.

third Sunday of the month. Fresh produce, crafts and food vendors in front of the Capitol Theatre at Third Street and Yakima Avenue, Yakima. yakimafarmersmarket.org

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.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through October. Children’s activities including the Allied Arts ArtsVan every

YAKIMA BEETLES — 5:30 p.m. We lost the Bears,

but you can still root, root, root for the home team ... the Yakima Beetles American Legion baseball team plays at YVCC’s Parker Field, 12th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard, Yakima. Admision is free. Tonight’s game is with Hanford and it’s $1 Hot Dog Night! yakimabeetlesbaseball.com

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dailyplanner Free concerts every Thursday night until September outside Yakima’s 4th Street Theatre (behind the Capitol Theatre). Food, drink, vendors and kids area.

VISION AND POOR PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOL — 7 p.m. Workshop details vision

problems a child may have that effect school performance even when the child has 20/20 vision. Presented by Dr. Benjamin C. Winters at Washington Vision Therapy, 3909 Creekside Loop, Suite 150, Yakima. Free; call 509-654-9256 to register.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 TUMBLIN’ AROUND — 6:30-8 p.m. Learn gymnastics moves and play in the Kids Castle. Free. Hosted by Gymnastics Plus & Kids Castle, 2121 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima. Space is limited. To register, call 509-453-8126 by June 20. A Kiddin’ Around event. YAKIMA’S GOT TALENT — 7 p.m. Tonight’s the semi-final round where the top 20 contestants will perform their talent for a chance to advance to next week’s final round for a chance to win $1,000. Admission tickets are $10-$50, available online at theseasonsyakima.com or at The Seasons, 101 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; 509-453-1888. FUNKY

FRIDAY

NIGHT

— 7-8:30 p.m.

Recreational swim featuring loud ‘80s music and special rates: $1 adult, 50¢ youth. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 BOULDER CAVE EXCURSION — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour of Boulder Cave in the Wenatchee National Forest west of Naches, guided by USFS park rangers. Transportation from Yakima provided. Free. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by adult. Bring lunch, hiking shoes and warm clothing. Hosted by the Yakima Police Athletic League. Register at YPAL, 602 N. Fourth St. or call 509-5756180 by June 17. A Kiddin’ Around event. KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — 9

a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May through October. Fourth Avenue, downtown Ellensburg.

VETTE-A-BRATION CORVETTE SHOW — 10

a.m. to noon. The public’s invited to a Shown-Shine, part of the Yakima Valley Vettes’ 40th Annual “Vette-A-Bration” All Corvette Show. Sarg Hubbard Park, Yakima. yakimavalleyvettes.com

LOWE’S BUILD & GROW CLINIC — 10 a.m. Reservations recommended. Free building workshop for children and parents. Today’s project: Monsters University Chest. Lowe’s, 2500 Rudkin Road, Union Gap; 509-248-3032. lowesbuildandgrow.com

benjamin beckman MONARCHS — 6 p.m. kickoff. Pacific Football

League. Tickets: $5, kids 12 and under free; concessions available. Seat cushions recommended. Marquette Stadium, 5400 W. Chestnut Ave., Yakima. yakimamavericks.com.

SPEEDWAY — 6 p.m. Hobby Sportsman, Purestocks, Mini Stocks, Hornets and Bump to Pass divisions. Gates open 4. Ticket prices vary; concessions available. Yakima Speedway, 1600 Pacific Ave., Yakima; 509-248-0647. yakimaspeedway.us

YAKIMA

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See June 15.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 See June 16.

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. LOWE’S BUILD & GROW CLINIC — 2 p.m. Reservations recommended. Free building workshop for children and parents. Today’s project: Monsters University Chest. Lowe’s, 2500 Rudkin Road, Union Gap; 509-248-3032. lowesbuildandgrow.com

MONDAY, JUNE 24

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15.

MONDAY ARTSVAN — Free drop-in art projects in the park. The Allied Arts ArtsVan visits two parks each weekday, June 24-Aug. 2. Mondays: 10 a.m. to noon at Franklin Park, S. 21st Avenue and Tieton Drive, Yakima. 2-4 p.m. Miller Park, N. Fourth and E streets, Yakima.

KIDS YOGA — Noon. See June 15.

MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See June 17.

YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. See June 15.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

YAKIMA

TUESDAY ARTSVAN — Free drop-in art projects

MAVERICKS

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PORTLAND

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dailyplanner each weekday, June 24-Aug. 2. Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to noon at Randall Park, 44th Avenue south of Nob Hill Boulevard, Yakima. 2-4 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, S. Eighth and Beech streets, Yakima.

Naches Ave., Yakima; 509-453-1888.

YAKIMA BEETLES — 5:30 p.m. Yakima Beetles

open at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (children 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker. renegaderaceway.com

American Legion baseball team plays at YVCC’s Parker Field, 12th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard, Yakima. Admision is free and it’s $1 Hot Dog Night! yakimabeetlesbaseball.com

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

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TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. CHERRY FESTIVAL AT BILL’S BERRY FARM —

WEDNESDAY ARTSVAN — Free drop-in art

ZUMBATOMIC — 10-11:30 a.m. Enjoy movement and exercise to Latin and world music led by Zumba instructors. Free. Hosted by Zmoves at Raspberry Hills. Sarg Hubbard Park, Yakima. Register by calling 509-453-8280. A Kiddin’ Around event.

projects in the park. The Allied Arts ArtsVan visits two parks each weekday, June 24-Aug. 2. Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon at Milroy Park, North 16th Avenue at Lincoln Avenue, Yakima; and 10 a.m. to noon at Toppenish Railroad Park. 1-3 p.m. Tieton Square, downtown Tieton.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 THURSDAY ARTSVAN — Free drop-in art

KIDS YOGA — Noon. See June 15. YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon to 4 p.m. See June 15.

CARNIVAL AT STATE FAIR PARK — 5 p.m. to

10 p.m. See June 28.

YAKIMA MAVERICKS vs. SPRINGFIELD BUZZARDS — 6 p.m. kickoff. Pacific Football

projects in the park. The Allied Arts ArtsVan visits two parks each weekday, June 24-Aug. 2. Thursdays: 10 a.m. to noon at Chesterley Park, 40th Avenue and River Road, Yakima. 2-4 p.m. Kissel Park, South 32nd and Mead avenues, Yakima.

League. Tickets: $5, kids 12 and under free; concessions available. Seat cushions recommended. Marquette Stadium, 5400 W. Chestnut Ave., Yakima. yakimamavericks.com.

DOWNTOWN SUMMER NIGHTS — 5-9 p.m.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See June 15.

Free concerts every Thursday night until September outside Yakima’s 4th Street Theatre (behind the Capitol Theatre). Food, drink, vendors and kids area.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 CHERRY FESTIVAL AT BILL’S BERRY FARM —

RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (children 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker. renegaderaceway.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hay rides, kiddie train rides, pony rides, live music, U-pick/ We-pick fresh cherries, BBQ lunch, warm cherry donuts, old-fashioned games twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free admission (fee for some activities). Bill’s Berry Farm, 3674 N. County Line Road, Grandview; from I-82 take Exit 75, turn north and follow signs; 509-882-3200.

10 p.m. See June 28.

FRIDAY ARTSVAN — Free drop-in art projects in

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the park. The Allied Arts ArtsVan visits two parks each weekday, June 24-Aug. 2. Fridays: 10 a.m. to noon at Wixson Park, 216 S. Third St., Selah. 2-4 p.m. West Valley Park, 80th Avenue south of Nob Hill Bouldevard, Yakima.

CARNIVAL AT STATE FAIR PARK — 5 p.m. to

10 p.m. Eight-day carnival in town through July 6 (closed July 1-3, open on the Fourth). State Fair Park, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima; yakima4thofJuly.org

YAKIMA’S GOT TALENT FINALS — 7 p.m.

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RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing. Gates

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See June 28.

SELAH’S WEDNESDAY MARKET — 5-8 p.m.

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FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See June 21.

It’s the final round! The top ten contestants will show off their talents for a chance to win $1,000. Admission tickets are $10-$50, available online at theseasonsyakima.com or at The Seasons, 101 N.

YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

See June 16.

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. CARNIVAL AT STATE FAIR PARK — 2 p.m. to

MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See June 17. MONDAY ARTSVAN — See June 24.

TUESDAY, JULY 2 TUESDAY ARTSVAN — See June 25.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 WEDNESDAY ARTSVAN — See June 26. YAKIMA BEETLES — 4 p.m. Yakima Beetles American Legion baseball team plays at YVCC’s Parker Field, 12th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard, Yakima. Admision is free and it’s $1 Hot Dog Night! yakimabeetlesbaseball.com JULY | AUGUST 2013 • YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM


GeT ACTIVe!

The mission of Kiddin’ Around is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for all youth, with an emphasis on fighting childhood obesity.

Here are just a few of the fun activities we have planned. To register, or for more information, call 509-453-8280.

JUne 15 & 22 — BoUlder CAVe exCUrSIon 8 am - 2 pm. Guided tour of Boulder Cave. FREE. Transportation provided. Pre-registration required; space is limited. Bring a lunch and good shoes.

JUNE 21 — TUMBLIN’ AroUNd 6:30-8 pm at Gymnastics Plus. Ages 3-11. Tackle the obstacle course, learn gymnastics moves and play in Kids Castle. FREE.

JUne 29 — ZUMBAToMIC 10-11:30 am at Sarg Hubbard Park. Ages 4-14. Enjoy movement and exercise to Latin and world music with Z Moves. FREE.

JULY 13 — SPLASHIN’ AroUNd 1-4 pm at Franklin Pool. FREE. Recreational swim; multiple sessions.

JUly 20 — ZUMBAToMIC 10-11:30 am at Sarg Hubbard Park. Ages 4-14. Movement and exercise to Latin & world music with Terrace Heights Fitness Club. FREE.

JUly 27 — phoTo SCAVenGer hUnT 10-11:30 am at Sarg Hubbard Park. Explore the park and snap photos of scavenger objects. Limited cameras available or bring your own. FREE.

AUG. 3 — GeoCAChInG AT The GreenWAy 9-11 am at Sarg Hubbard Park. Learn how to geocache and explore the Greenway. FREE. GPS units provided.

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SELAH’S WEDNESDAY MARKET — 5-8 p.m.

See June 19.

RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing. Gates

open at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (children 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker. renegaderaceway.com

Thursday, July 4 Fireworks Displays — See box at left. YAKIMA SPEEDWAY — 6 p.m. Demolition Derby

Day, Boat Race, Hornets and Bump to Pass divisions. Gates open 4. Ticket prices vary; concessions available. Yakima Speedway, 1600 Pacific Ave., Yakima; 509-248-0647. yakimaspeedway.us

Wednesday, July 3 NACHES VALLEY FIREWORKS SHOW — Dusk. Get a jump on the Fourth of July, courtesy the good people of Naches and the Naches Valley. Cost: $5 per carload, $1 walk-ins. Cleman’s View Sports Park, U.S. Highway 12, Naches. nachesvalleychamber.com

FRIDAY, JULY 5 BLUEBERRY DAZE AT BILL’S BERRY FARM —

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ELLENSBURG 4TH OF JULY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION — Firecracker 5k run ($10

before July 1; $15 after) begins at 8:30 a.m. Kids races ($5) at 9:45 a.m. 100m dash for 7 and younger; 400m dash for 8-12 years. Throughout the day: Food vendors, live music, inflatable jumpers, mechanical bull, kids games and activities. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Rotary Park, downtown Ellensburg. At 3 p.m., there’s a cardboard boat regatta at Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park; pick up entry packet at the Ellensburg pool ($5).

YAKIMA FOURTH OF JULY — Noon to 11 p.m. Carnival, food vendors, pie-eating contest (4:45), children’s activities by Allied Arts, balloon toss, three-legged races, sack races. Fireworks show at 10 p.m. Admission and parking free (and free shuttles all day from Target and Eisenhower High School). State Fair Park, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima. yakima4thofjuly.org

PROSSER OLD-FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT SERIES — 7 p.m. Independence

Car show, kiddie parade, sack races, obstacle course, hot dogs and hamburgers, and music at City Park, followed by a fireworks show at 10 p.m. (great viewing from Art Fiker Stadium on Paterson Road). Prosser Chamber, 509-7863177. prosserchamber.org

SUNNYSIDE 4TH OF JULY — Parade at 11

a.m. Noon to dusk. Bouncing Around Carnival, hot, pie and watermelon eating contests, vintage tractor and classic car show, talent show 5:30 p.m., fireworks at dusk. Sunnyside High School football field. For full schedule, visit ci.sunnyside.wa.us or sunnysidelions.com

TOPPENISH FOURTH OF JULY WILD WEST PARADE — 11 a.m. Downtown Toppenish. Toppenish Chamber, 509-865-3262. toppenish.net

LEAVENWORTH KINDERFEST — 11 a.m. to

3 p.m. Old-fashioned Fourth of July games, inflatables, giant slip-n-slide, face-painting, balloons, arts & crafts, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones. Kiddie bike parade at 11. Downtown Leavenworth. leavenworth.org

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Day performance by the Yakima Valley Community Band. Free. Randall Park, 1399 S. 48th Ave., Yakima.

NACHES VALLEY 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION — 8-11 p.m. Safe and sane

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hay rides, kiddie train rides, petting zoo, live music, U-pick/ we pick fresh blueberries, BBQ, warm blueberry donuts. Free admission; fee for some activities. Bill’s Berry Farm, 3674 N. County Line Road, Grandview; from I-82 take Exit 75, turn north and follow signs; billsberryfarm.com

FRIDAY ARTSVAN — See June 28. CARNIVAL AT STATE FAIR PARK — 5 p.m. to

10 p.m. See June 28.

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See June 21. TOPPENISH PRO-WEST RODEO — 7:30 p.m. Two-day Pro-West Rodeo featuring over 150 contestants. Admission: $10 adults, $6 children 8-12 (kids 7 and under free). Toppenish Rodeo Grounds, 600 South Division. RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing. Gates

open at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (children 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker. renegaderaceway.com

Family Fireworks Night, in designated Little League fields (and for sale by Naches Sunshine Lions). Music, food and beer garden. Cost: $5 per carload, $1 walk-ins. Cleman’s View Sports Park, U.S. Highway 12, Naches.

SATURDAY, JULY 6

ZILLAH OLD-FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION — Professional fireworks

HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP — 9 a.m. to

BLUEBERRY DAZE AT BILL’S BERRY FARM — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See July 5.

noon. Drop-in wood crafts for ages 5-12. The Home Depot, 2115 S. First St., Yakima; 509-452-3016.

display at dusk, Stewart Park. Designated area for personal fireworks. Zillah Chamber of Commerce, 829-5055. www.cityofzillah.us

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15.

FRIDAY, JULY 5

KIDS YOGA — Noon. See June 15.

BLUEBERRY DAZE AT BILL’S BERRY FARM — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hay

YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon to 4 p.m.

rides, kiddie train rides, petting zoo, live music, U-pick/we pick fresh blueberries, BBQ, warm blueberry donuts. Free admission; fee for some activities. Bill’s Berry Farm, 3674 N. County Line Road, Grandview; from I-82 take Exit 75, turn north and follow signs; billsberryfarm.com

See June 15.

CARNIVAL AT STATE FAIR PARK — 1 p.m. to

10 p.m. See June 28.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See June 15. TOPPENISH PRO-WEST RODEO — 7:30 p.m. Final night of Pro-West Rodeo featuring over 150 contestants. Admission: $10 adults, $6 children 8-12 JULY | AUGUST 2013 • YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM


dailyplanner (kids 7 and under free). Toppenish Rodeo Grounds, 600 South Division.

RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (children 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker. renegaderaceway.com

SUNDAY, JULY 7 YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

See June 16.

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15.

MONDAY, JULY 8 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See June 17. MONDAY ARTSVAN — See June 24. YAKIMA BEETLES — 5:30 p.m. Yakima Beetles

American Legion baseball team plays at YVCC’s Parker Field, 12th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard, Yakima. Admision is free and it’s $1 Hot Dog Night! yakimabeetlesbaseball.com

TUESDAY, JULY 9 TUESDAY ARTSVAN — See June 25.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

Summ mer PPia iano BBoott CCaampp

& Sum mer Voca l B oot C amp Jump start your child’s musical potential!

Classes begin June 17th Spots available 9 am to noon, Mon-Thurs through Aug. 15

contact:

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MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

See June 19.

WEDNESDAY ARTSVAN — See June 26. SELAH’S WEDNESDAY MARKET — 5-8 p.m.

See June 19.

YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT SERIES — 7 p.m. Free. Randall Park, 1399 S. 48th Ave., Yakima.

THURSDAY, JULY 11 THURSDAY ARTSVAN — See June 27. DOWNTOWN SUMMER NIGHTS — 5-9 p.m. Free concerts every Thursday night until September outside Yakima’s 4th Street Theatre (behind the Capitol Theatre). Food, drink, vendors and kids area.

FRIDAY, JULY 12 FRIDAY ARTSVAN — See June 28. 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.

SUMMER SUNSET CONCERT SERIES — 6:30 p.m. The Village Musicians kick off six-week music series every Friday through Aug. 23 at Franklin Park and its new Yakima Sunrise Rotary Pavilion. Free; non-perishable food donations accepted for Northwest Harvest. Franklin Park, 2100 Tieton Drive, Yakima. YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM • JULY | AUGUST 2013

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Specializing in Pediatric Dentistry New patients welcome! Appointments are readily available and scheduled for your convenience.

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dailyplanner BYE BYE BIRDIE — Before Bieber Fever, before Beatlemania there was... Conrad Birdie, the sensational teenage heartthrob who bears an amazing resemblance to Elvis Presley and who is being inducted into the Army — just like Elvis. The whole country is going bonkers as Birdie arrives in the small Ohio town of Sweet Apple to give his biggest fan one last kiss before he’s off to basic training. Opening night of the Warehouse Theatre Company’s take on the classic 1960 musical that’s fun for the whole family. Show runs through Aug. 3. Times and ticket prices not available at press time. Warehouse Theatre at Allied Arts, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima; 509-966-0951. warehousetheatrecompany.org FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See June 21.

MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See June 17. MONDAY ARTSVAN — See June 24.

TUESDAY, JULY 16 TUESDAY ARTSVAN — See June 25. 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, 509-952-0225, or Amy, 509-426-8493. NUTRITION BEFORE, DURING & AFTER PREGNANCY — 6:30-9 p.m. Learn about healthy

Harley Bike. Gates open at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (children 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker. renegaderaceway.com

eating habits to help your baby get a strong start in life. Cost is $5 per person; registration required. Call 509-248-7322 or register online at yakimamemorial. org under classes and events. Meets at the Memorial Education Center, 2506 Nob Hill Blvd.,Yakima.

STARGAZING AT RANDALL PARK — 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing — Nitro

Stare at stars through telescopes with the Yakima Astronomical Society and the Yakima Parks and Rec Department. Free. Randall Park, 48th Avenue south of Nob Hill Boulevard, Yakima.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

See June 19.

WEDNESDAY ARTSVAN — See June 26. SELAH’S WEDNESDAY MARKET — 5-8 p.m.

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15.

See June 19.

KIDS YOGA — Noon. See June 15.

YAKIMA BEETLES — 5:30 p.m. Yakima Beetles

YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon to 4 p.m. See June 15.

SPLASHIN’ AROUND — 1-4 p.m. Free play period at Franklin Pool, hosted by Yakima Parks and Rec. For more info, call 576-6348 or 575-6035. Franklin Park, 2100 block Tieton Drive, Yakima. A Kiddin’ Around event. YAKIMA SPEEDWAY — 6 p.m. NW Pro 4 Truck

Series, Hobby Sportsman, Purestocks, Mini Stocks, Hornets and Bump to Pass divisions. Gates open 4. Ticket prices vary; concessions available. Yakima Speedway, 1600 Pacific Ave., Yakima; 509-248-0647. yakimaspeedway.us

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See June 15. RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing — Nitro

American Legion baseball team plays at YVCC’s Parker Field, 12th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard, Yakima. Admision is free and it’s $1 Hot Dog Night! yakimabeetlesbaseball.com

YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT SERIES — 7 p.m. Free. Randall Park, 1399 S. 48th Ave., Yakima.

THURSDAY, JULY 18 THURSDAY ARTSVAN — See June 27. DOWNTOWN SUMMER NIGHTS — 5-9 p.m. Free concerts every Thursday night until September outside Yakima’s 4th Street Theatre (behind the Capitol Theatre). Food, drink, vendors and kids area.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15.

YAKIMA FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL — 31st annual music and arts festival with stages in Franklin Park and multiple venues in downtown Yakima. Seattle’s Big Sur will give the free kick-off concert at 7 p.m. Friday night in the park. Saturday, the festival in the park features live music, craft and vendor booths, children’s activities and more. Admission is free. Yakima Valley Museum at Franklin Park, 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima. yakimafolklife.org

YAKIMA FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL — See Sat., July 13.

FRIDAY ARTSVAN — See June 28.

OUTDOOR SUMMER CINEMA — First of

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See June 21.

Harley Bike. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. See July 12.

SUNDAY, JULY 14 YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

See June 16.

six-week film series, “Rise of the Guardians” at sunset (about 8:30 p.m.). Free; non-perishable food donations accepted for Northwest Harvest. Gilbert Park, 5000 Lincoln Ave., Yakima.

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annual music and arts festival with stages in Franklin Park and multiple venues in downtown Yakima. The festival in the park features live music, craft and vendor booths, children’s activities and more. Admission is free. Yakima Valley Museum at Franklin Park, 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima. yakimafolklife.org

NILE VALLEY DAYS — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Amateur

wood events, egg toss, live entertainment, demonstrations by Central Washington Mountain Rescue, handcrafted items, food, kids’ games, pony rides, bingo, horseshoe tournaments, black powder demonstrations. Admission: $1 donation. Jim Sprick Community Park, 13680 State Route 410, Nile Valley.

ZUMBATOMIC — 10-11:30 a.m. Enjoy movement and exercise to Latin and world music led by Zumba instructors. Free. Hosted by Terrace Heights Fitness Zumba instructors. Ages 4-14. Free. Sarg Hubbard Park, Yakima. Register by calling 509-453-8280. A Kiddin’ Around event. TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15.

YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon to 4 p.m. See June 15.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See June 15.

SUNDAY, JULY 21 NILE VALLEY DAYS — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Amateur

wood events, egg toss, live entertainment, demonstrations by Central Washington Mountain Rescue, handcrafted items, food, kids’ games, pony rides, bingo, horseshoe tournaments, black powder demonstrations. Admission: $1 donation. Jim Sprick Community Park, 13680 State Route 410, Nile Valley.

YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

See June 16.

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. RESURRECTION PARISH FAMILY FESTIVAL —

Noon to 6 p.m. Bilingual family event. Inflatables, dunk tank, contests, raffle. Free admission. Resurrection Parish, 704 Schooley Road, Zillah. resurrectionparish.us/festival.htm

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KIDS YOGA — Noon. See June 15.

Nurturing your child’s mind, body and spirit by providing an education based in academic preparation and Christian values.

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OUTDOOR SUMMER CINEMA — Second of six-

week film series, “Wreck-It Ralph” at sunset (about 8:30 p.m.). Free; non-perishable food donations accepted for Northwest Harvest. Gilbert Park, 5000 Lincoln Ave., Yakima.

MONDAY, JULY 22 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See June 17. MONDAY ARTSVAN — See June 24.

TUESDAY, JULY 23

Registration forms and more information available at:

www.wesleyofyakima.org

partial scholarships available based on need

Classes available for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds and Pre-K Enrichment. Wesley United Methodist Church 14 N. 48th Avenue, Yakima

966-2370

TUESDAY ARTSVAN — See June 25. YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM • JULY | AUGUST 2013

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dailyplanner WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. See

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See June 16.

WEDNESDAY ARTSVAN — See June 26.

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15.

SELAH’S WEDNESDAY MARKET — 5-8 p.m. See

OUTDOOR SUMMER CINEMA — Third of

June 19.

1399 S. 48th Ave., Yakima.

THURSDAY, JULY 25 THURSDAY ARTSVAN — See June 27. DOWNTOWN SUMMER NIGHTS — 5-9 p.m.

MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See June 17. MONDAY ARTSVAN — See June 24.

FRIDAY, JULY 26

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See June 21. RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing — street

legal drags. Gates open at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (children 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker. renegaderaceway.com

SATURDAY, JULY 27 PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT —  10-11:30 a.m.

Search for key Greenway objects and snap photos. Limited cameras available, or bring your own. Hosted by Yakima Greenway. Free. Sarg Hubbard Park, Yakima. To pre-register, call 453-8280 by July 25. A Kiddin’ Around event.

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. KIDS YOGA — Noon. See June 15. YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon to 4 p.m. See June 15.

YAKIMA SPEEDWAY — 6 p.m. Late Model Sportsman, Hobby Sportsman, Purestocks, Mini Stocks, Hornets and Bump to Pass divisions. Gates open 4. Ticket prices vary; concessions available. Yakima Speedway, 1600 Pacific Ave., Yakima; 509248-0647. yakimaspeedway.us SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See June 15. RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (children 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker. renegaderaceway.com

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MONDAY, JULY 29

TUESDAY, JULY 30

SUMMER SUNSET CONCERT SERIES — 6:30 p.m. Camille Bloom takes the stage at Franklin Park and its new Yakima Sunrise Rotary Pavilion. Free; non-perishable food donations accepted for Northwest Harvest. Franklin Park, 2100 Tieton Drive, Yakima.

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six-week film series, “The Lorax” at sunset (about 8:30 p.m.). Free; non-perishable food donations accepted for Northwest Harvest. Gilbert Park, 5000 Lincoln Ave., Yakima.

Free concerts every Thursday night until September outside Yakima’s 4th Street Theatre (behind the Capitol Theatre). Food, drink, vendors and kids area.

FRIDAY ARTSVAN — See June 28.

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YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 19.

YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT SERIES — 7 p.m. Free. Randall Park,

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SUNDAY, JULY 28

TUESDAY ARTSVAN — See June 25.

MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

See June 19.

WEDNESDAY ARTSVAN — See June 26. SELAH’S WEDNESDAY MARKET — 5-8 p.m.

See June 19.

YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT SERIES — 7 p.m. Free. Randall Park, 1399 S. 48th Ave., Yakima.

THURSDAY, AUG. 1 THURSDAY ARTSVAN — See June 27. DOWNTOWN SUMMER NIGHTS — 5-9 p.m. Free concerts every Thursday night until September outside Yakima’s 4th Street Theatre (behind the Capitol Theatre). Food, drink, vendors and kids area.

FRIDAY, AUG. 2 VINTIQUES CAR SHOW — 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The second-largest annual event at Yakima’s State Fair Park (after the Central Washington State Fair), the Vintiques Northwest Nationals attracts around 1,000 classic cars and street rods from British Columbia to Northern California. Model car competition (all ages), games, vendors, bingo and BBQ. Admission: $7 adults, $15 family pack. vintiques.com

FRIDAY ARTSVAN — See June 28. MOXEE HOP FESTIVAL — 5 p.m. to midnight. Craft and food vendors, kids’ games, pony rides, farm equipment displays, live entertainment and beer garden. Fireworks at dusk. Free admission. Moxee City Park, Rivard Road off State Route 24. moxeehopfestival.org SUMMER SUNSET CONCERT SERIES — 6:30 p.m. Gypsy Soul with its Americana style takes the stage at Franklin Park and its new Yakima Sunrise Rotary Pavilion. Free; non-perishable JULY | AUGUST 2013 • YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM


food donations accepted for Northwest Harvest. Franklin Park, 2100 Tieton Drive, Yakima.

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See June 21. RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing —

Vintiques Hot Rod Natinoals. Gates open at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (children 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker. renegaderaceway.com

SATURDAY, AUG. 3 MOXEE HOP FESTIVAL — 7 a.m. to midnight. 5K Family Fun Walk/Run 8:30 a.m. Parade 10 a.m.; kids’ games noon. See Aug. 2. VINTIQUES CAR SHOW — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Aug. 2.

GEOCACHING AT THE GREENWAY —

9-11 a.m. Learn how to geocache and explore the Greenway. GPS units provided. Hosted by the Yakima Greenway. Free. Sarg Hubbard Park, Yakima. To pre-register, call 453-8280 by Aug. 1. Limit 20 kids. A Kiddin’ Around event.

HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP — 9 a.m. to noon. Drop-in wood crafts for ages 5-12. Free. The Home Depot, 2115 S. First St., Yakima; 509-452-3016.

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. KIDS YOGA — Noon. See June 15. YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon to 4 p.m. See June 15.

YAKIMA SPEEDWAY — 6 p.m. Winged Sprint

Cars, Vintage Modifieds, West Coast Vintage, Pure and Mini Stocks. Gates open 4. Ticket prices vary; concessions available. Yakima Speedway, 1600 Pacific Ave., Yakima; 509-248-0647. yakimaspeedway.us

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See June 15.

SUNDAY, AUG. 4 YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

See June 16.

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. OUTDOOR SUMMER CINEMA — Fourth of

six-week film series, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” at sunset (about 8:30 p.m.). Free; non-perishable food donations accepted for Northwest Harvest. Gilbert Park, 5000 Lincoln Ave., Yakima.

MONDAY, AUG. 5 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See June 17.

TUESDAY, AUG. 6 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT — 2-8 p.m. Free BBQ, games, health screenings, safety information in the parking lot at Yakima Regional hospital, 110 S. Ninth Ave., Yakima. YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM • JULY | AUGUST 2013

9 am to 2 pm Sundays May 12th through October Breakfast served 8:30-10am

Located on S. 3rd Street off Yakima Ave. in front of the Capitol Theatre Kids’ Day the 3rd Sunday of each month Allied Arts ArtsVan, Country Bunch 4H Club animals & other children’s activites! COMING THIS SUMMER:

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dailyplanner WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7 YAKIMA VALLEY FAIR & RODEO — Aug.

7-10. Wednesday noon to 11 p.m. Livestock shows, interactive Cowboy Bootcamp and Ag-Ventureland Kids’ Area, carnival at 2 p.m., entertainment at 5 p.m. Admission: $6 adults, $4 seniors and children 6-13, children 5 and under free. Country Park Fairgrounds, 812 Wallace Way, Grandview. yvfairrodeo.org or visitgrandview.org

MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

See June 19.

SELAH’S WEDNESDAY MARKET — 5-8 p.m.

See June 19.

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YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT SERIES — 7 p.m. Free. Randall Park, 1399 S. 48th Ave., Yakima.

THURSDAY, AUG. 8 YAKIMA VALLEY FAIR & RODEO — 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Cowboy Bootcamp and Ag-Ventureland Kids’ area opens at noon, carnival at 2 p.m., entertainment at 5 p.m., Grand Parade at 6:30 p.m. For more details, see Aug. 7. DOWNTOWN SUMMER NIGHTS — 5-9 p.m.

Free concerts every Thursday night until September outside Yakima’s 4th Street Theatre (behind the Capitol Theatre). Food, drink, vendors and kids area.

FRIDAY, AUG. 9 YAKIMA VALLEY FAIR & RODEO — 8 a.m. to

midnight. Cowboy Bootcamp and Ag-Ventureland Kids’ area opens at noon, carnival at 2 p.m., entertainment at 5 p.m., Pro-West Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. Rodeo is $5 on top of admission. For more details, see Aug. 7.

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YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon to 4 p.m. See June 15.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See June 15. YAKIMA VALLEY FAIR & RODEO — Final

day. 8 a.m. to midnight. Car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., interactive Cowboy Bootcamp and AgVentureland Kids’ area opens at noon, carnival at noon, entertainment at 5 p.m., Pro-West Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. Rodeo is $5 on top of admission. For more details, see Aug. 7.

SUNDAY, AUG. 11 YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

See June 16.

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. OUTDOOR SUMMER CINEMA — Fifth of sixweek film series, “The Boom” at sunset (about 8:30 p.m.). Free; non-perishable food donations accepted for Northwest Harvest. Gilbert Park, 5000 Lincoln Ave., Yakima.

MONDAY, AUG. 12 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See June 17.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

See June 19.

SELAH’S WEDNESDAY MARKET — 5-8 p.m.

See June 19.

RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing. Gates open at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (children 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker. renegaderaceway.com

THURSDAY, AUG. 15

SUMMER SUNSET CONCERT SERIES — 6:30 p.m. Bluesman Rod Giles takes the stage at Franklin Park and its new Yakima Sunrise Rotary Pavilion. Free; non-perishable food donations accepted for Northwest Harvest. Franklin Park, 2100 Tieton Drive, Yakima.

DOWNTOWN SUMMER NIGHTS — 5-9 p.m. Free concerts every Thursday night until September outside Yakima’s 4th Street Theatre (behind the Capitol Theatre). Food, drink, vendors and kids area.

GYMKIDS FUN FRIDAY — 6-9 p.m. Drop off kids

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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.

SATURDAY, AUG. 10 TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. UPPER VALLEY RELAY FOR LIFE — From noon Saturday to noon Sunday, teams and individuals walk the track at Selah Junior High to raise money and awareness of cancer prevention. Free admission. Entertainment, activities, food court, raffles, silent auction. Facebook: Upper Valley Relay for Life

TOPPENISH WESTERN ART SHOW — Noon to 6 p.m. Three-day celebration of Western, wildlife and Native American art featuring the work of two dozen artists on display (and for sale!). KidsN-Art class at 9 a.m. Saturday. Free admission. Railroad Park, 10 Asotin Ave., Toppenish. toppenishwesternart.org SUMMER SUNSET CONCERT SERIES — 6:30 p.m. Folk/rock/blues performer Ian McFeron showcases the new Yakima Sunrise Rotary Pavilion at Franklin Park. Free; non-perishable food donations accepted for Northwest Harvest. Franklin Park, 2100 Tieton Drive, Yakima.

KIDS YOGA — Noon. See June 15.

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CENTRAL WASHINGTON ANTIQUE FARM EQUIPMENT EXPO — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live

demonstrations of wheat threshing, blacksmithing, sawmilling, quilting, homemade ice cream and bread-making. Kiddie train, antique tractors (and tractor pulls), large flea market. Admission: $5. Fullbright Park, 4508 Main St., Union Gap. centralwaagmuseum.org

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TOPPENISH WESTERN ART SHOW — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day Two of western art show kicks off with KidsN-Art class at 9 a.m., painting demos throughout the day. Free admission. See Aug. 16 for details.

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3 p.m. Final day. See Aug. 16.

OUTDOOR SUMMER CINEMA — Final movie of six-week series, “Madagascar” at sunset (about 8:30 p.m.). Free; non-perishable food donations accepted for Northwest Harvest. Gilbert Park, 5000 Lincoln Ave., Yakima.

MONDAY, AUG. 19 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See June 17.

TUESDAY, AUG. 20 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, 509-952-0225, or Amy, 509-426-8493. VISION AND SUCCESS IN SCHOOL — 7 p.m. Free workshop for parents or teachers working with young people who are behind in reading or have trouble with comprehension. Presented by Dr. Benjamin C. Winters at Washington Vision Therapy, 3909 Creekside Loop, Suite 150, Yakima; call 509-654-9256 to RSVP.

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

See June 19.

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See June 21.

SELAH’S WEDNESDAY MARKET — 5-8 p.m.

RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing. Gates

See June 19.

open at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (children 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker. renegaderaceway.com

THURSDAY, AUG. 22 DOWNTOWN SUMMER NIGHTS — 5-9 p.m. Free concerts every Thursday night until September outside Yakima’s 4th Street Theatre (behind the Capitol Theatre). Food, drink, vendors and kids area.

SATURDAY, AUG. 31 TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Carnival and midway rides open noon. See Aug. 29.

FRIDAY, AUG. 23 SUMMER SUNSET CONCERT SERIES — 6:30 p.m. Reggae artist Adrian Xavier takes the stage for final performance of six-week music series at Franklin Park and its new Yakima Sunrise Rotary Pavilion. Free; non-perishable food donations accepted for Northwest Harvest. Franklin Park, 2100 Tieton Drive, Yakima.

SATURDAY, AUG. 24 HOT SHOTS 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNEY — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 11th annual two-day tournament

in downtown Yakima. Divisions start at 1st grade on up to adults for males and females. Hosted by Yakima Valley Sports Commission and Yakima Parks and Rec. Pre-register by Aug. 1 at 575-6020 or www.hotshots3on3.com. A Kiddin’ Around event.

HIGHLAND COMMUNITY DAYS — 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Saturday events: Grand parade at 10 a.m. Dancing horses at 11:30 a.m. Talent contest at 5 p.m. Craft and food vendors, games and other activities in Tieton Square and the Mighty Tieton Warehouse, downtown Tieton. highlandcommunitydays.org 14TH ANNUAL NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY MUSEUM RAILROAD SHOW — 10

to 4 p.m. Caboose and pump car rides, railroad art show, food and tours of restoration projects. Admission: $5 adults, $3 children 11 and under. Northern Pacific Railway Museum, 10 Asotin Ave., Toppenish. nprymuseum.org

KIDS YOGA — Noon. See June 15. YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon to 4 p.m. See June 15.

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See June 16.

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15.

ELLENSBURG RODEO — 12:45 p.m. See. Aug. 30. YAKIMA SPEEDWAY — 6 p.m. Purestocks, Mini Stocks, Hornets and Bump to Pass divisions. Gates open 4. Ticket prices vary; concessions available. Yakima Speedway, 1600 Pacific Ave., Yakima; 509248-0647. yakimaspeedway.us

PAWS IN THE POOL — 2-4 p.m. Celebrate the last day of Franklin Pool’s summer season by taking a dip with your dog. Canines free, human adults $3.75, children $2 (dogs must be leashed outside the pool area). Franklin Pool, 2101 Tieton Drive, Yakima. 509-575-6035.

See June 16.

MONDAY, AUG. 26

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15.

MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See June 17.

KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

See June 19.

SELAH’S WEDNESDAY MARKET — 5-8 p.m.

See June 19.

THURSDAY, AUG. 29 KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See June 15.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 1 YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Carnival and midway rides open noon. See Aug. 29.

ELLENSBURG RODEO — 12:45 p.m. See Aug. 30. YAKIMA SPEEDWAY — 6 p.m. Sun City 125

(featuring Super Late Models and Hobby stock). Gates open 4. Ticket prices vary; concessions available. Yakima Speedway, 1600 Pacific Ave., Yakima; 509-248-0647. yakimaspeedway.us

LABOR DAY — MONDAY, SEPT. 2

YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon to 4 p.m.

Thursday-Monday (closes 6 p.m. Monday). Carnival and midway opens noon. Admission: $8 adult, $5 seniors and children 6-12, free ages 5 and under. Kittitas County Fairgrounds, 512 N. Poplar St., Ellensburg. kittitascountyfair.com

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See June 15.

Aug. 22.

See Aug. 30.

SUNDAY, AUG. 25

FRIDAY, AUG. 30

THURSDAY, SEPT. 5

HOT SHOTS 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNEY — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day Two of two-day tournament

KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE PIRATE & PRINCESS ADVENTURE — Two shows, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. KIDS YOGA — Noon. See June 15. See June 15.

in downtown Yakima. For more details, see Aug. 24.

HIGHLAND COMMUNITY DAYS — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free pancake feed at 9 a.m. Craft and food vendors, games and other activities in Tieton Square and the Mighty Tieton Warehouse, downtown Tieton. highlandcommunitydays.org 30

DOWNTOWN SUMMER NIGHTS — 5-9 p.m. See

Carnival and midway rides open noon. See Aug. 29.

ELLENSBURG RODEO — 6:45 p.m. Opening

performance of one of the Top 10 rodeos in the country and final stop of the Wrangler Million Dollar Gold Tour. Associated with the Kittitas County Fair, but admission is separate. Tickets: $15$35 (family packages available). Ellensburg Rodeo

TROLLEY RIDES — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See June 15. KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. FInal day. Carnival and midway rides open noon. See Aug. 29. ELLENSBURG RODEO FINALS — 11:45 p.m.

Join Mickey and Minnie as they lead the audience on an exciting adventure that will have families rooting for their favorite pirate, Jake, and Disney’s first little girl princess, Sofia. Tickets: $22 to $52. Yakima Valley SunDome, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima. (Parking $8) yakimasundome.com

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ellensburgevents WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

UNPREDICTABLE ANGELS GIRLS GROUP — 4-6

KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See June 23.

p.m. First and third Wednesdays. Girls in grades 3-12 take part in personal growth activities and field trips. Free. Stan Bassett Youth Center, 400 E. Capitol, Ellensburg; 509-925-8604.

SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTY — 5:307 p.m. This year’s theme is “Dig into reading,” Come dig up some great books and win prizes. Elllensburg Public Library, 209 N. Ruby St.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 BAM! BOYS GROUP — 4-6 p.m. First and

third Thursdays. Boys in grades 3-12 take part in personal growth activities and field trips. Free. Stan Bassett Youth Center, 400 E. Capitol, Ellensburg; 509-925-8604.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 MOPS PLAYDATE — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mothers of Preschoolers is a support network for moms of kids ages 0-5. West Ellensburg Park, 900 W. Third. ellensburgmops.wordpress.com

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 UNPREDICTABLE ANGELS GIRLS GROUP —

4-6 p.m. See June 19.

FOURTH OF JULY ELLENSBURG 4TH OF JULY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION — Firecracker 5k run ($10 before

July 1; $15 after) begins at 8:30 a.m. Kids races ($5) at 9:45 a.m. 100m dash for 7 and younger; 400m dash for 8-12 years. Throughout the day: Food vendors, live music, inflatable jumpers, mechanical bull, kids games and activities. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Rotary Park, downtown Ellensburg.

CARDBOARD REGATTA — 3 p.m. The Cardboard Boat Regatta pits homemade cardboard boats in a fun, family-friendly race. Themes and costumes encouraged. Pick up and entry packet at the Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool. Cost: $5 per boat. Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park.

FRIDAY, JULY 5 MOPS PLAYDATE — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 21.

a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October. Fresh produce, handcrafted items, food vendors, live music. Fourth Avenue, downtown Ellensburg. kittitascountyfarmersmarket.com

FRIDAY FAMILY MOVIES — Dusk. “Journey To

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — 9 a.m.

The Center Of The Earth.” Free. Ellensburg City Hall, 501 N. Anderson.

SATURDAY, JULY 6 to 1 p.m. See June 22.

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

CLE ELUM PIONEERS DAY STREET FAIR — Grand Parade, 10 a.m. Abraham Lincoln presentation, noon at the Vogue Theatre; street fair, youth games, live music, jaws of life demonstration. Downtown Cle Elum. cleelumroslyn.org

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

SUNDAY, JULY 7

SUMMER READING MAGIC SHOW — 10:30 a.m. Magician Louie Foxx, Ellensburg Library Summer Reading Program special event. Ellensburg Library, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg; 509-962-7250.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 MOPS PLAYDATE — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 21.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 MOPS GARAGE SALE — 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. All

proceeds benefit Ellensburg MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). Super One parking lot, 200 E. Mountain View Ave., Ellensburg.

KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — 9 a.m.

CLE ELUM PIONEERS DAY STREET FAIR — Youth

fishing derby at Kiwanis Youth Pond, 7-9 a.m. Breakfast, 7 a.m. to noon at Firemen’s Memorial Park; street fair, youth games, live music, Idol Contest in downtown Cle Elum. cleelumroslyn.org

KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See June 23.

TUESDAY, JULY 9 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 summer. Rodeo City BBQ, 204 N. Main St., Ellensburg. kc-p2p.blogspot.com

to 1 p.m. See June 22.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

FREE SWIM — 3-4 p.m. Youth Services of Kittitas County sponsors this monthly afternoon for children of all ages, every last Saturday of the month. Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool, 815 E. Sixth Ave., Ellensburg,

BOOK GIVEAWAY — 10 a.m. to noon. Ellensburg

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Youth Center Summer Outings Ellensburg’s Stan Bassett Youth Center offers kids entering grades 3-8 a wide variety of day trips to area attractions and events, including several overnight campouts. Best of all, most are free! Space is limited to the first 13 who register. To register, visit the Ellensburg Parks and Rec online at www.ci.ellensburg.wa.us. • June 18-20 — Lake Wenatchee State Park campout ($20 fee) • June 25 — Boulder Cave hike • June 26 — Rattlesnake Lake hike • June 27 — Penstock Trail hike/ Leavenworth • July 2 — Wanapum State Park BBQ (Vantage) • July 9-11 — Grayland Beach campout ($20 fee) • July 15 — Woodland Park Zoo day trip ($15 fee) • July 16 — Manastash Ridge hike • July 17 — Denny Creek Natural Slides • July 23 — Camas Meadows hike • July 24 — Boehm’s Candy tour and Issaquah Salmon Hatchery ($5 fee) • July 25 — Flaming Geyser State Park • July 30 — Experience Music Project, Seattle ($5 fee) • July 31 — Moses Lake Water Park ($10 fee)

Library Summer Reading Program special event. Ellensburg Library, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg; 509-962-7250.

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SATURDAY, JULY 20

THURSDAY, AUG. 1

MOPS PLAYDATE — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 21.

KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — 9 a.m.

BAM! BOYS GROUP — 4-6 p.m. See July 18.

THE FANTASTICKS — 7 p.m. A deceptively simple story of a boy, a girl and a plot by their fathers to get them together by keeping them apart, the world’s longest-running musical is brought to life by the players of the Valley Musical Theatre. The famous score includes timeless classics such as Try To Remember and Soon It’s Gonna Rain. Six shows through July 20. Liberty Theatre Performance Venue, Fifth and Pine, downtown Ellensburg. valleymusicaltheatre.com FRIDAY FAMILY MOVIES — Dusk. “The Water Horse.” Free. Ellensburg City Hall, 501 N. Anderson.

SATURDAY, JULY 13 KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 22.

THE FANTASTICKS — 7 p.m. See July 12.

SUNDAY, JULY 14 THE FANTASTICKS — 3 p.m. matinee. See July 12. KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See June 23.

to 1 p.m. See June 22.

THE FANTASTICKS — 7 p.m. See July 12.

SUNDAY, JULY 21 KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See June 23.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 DINOSAUR BONES — 10:30 a.m. Dinosaur Bones

with Alfred, Ellensburg Library Summer Reading Program special event. Ellensburg Library, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg; 509-962-7250.

FRIDAY, JULY 26 MOPS PLAYDATE — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 21. JAZZ IN THE VALLEY — Three-day, kid-friendly

music festival in downtown Ellensburg kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with Dixieland Sidewalk Stompers. Inside venues Friday starting at 8 p.m. Outdoor performances Saturday and Sunday at the Rotary Pavilion. To see complete schedule, visit www. jazzinthevalley.com.

FRIDAY FAMILY MOVIES — Dusk. “Atlantis: The

MONDAY, JULY 15

Lost Empire.” Free. Ellensburg City Hall, 501 N. Anderson.

QUEST MATH & SCIENCE CAMP — 9 a.m. to 4

SATURDAY, JULY 27

p.m. July 15-19. Hands-on weeklong day camp at Central Washington University. For kids entering grades 6-8. Register rightaway, as space is limited. Online registration at www.cwu.edu/cesme, or call 509-963-2135.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 SNEAKY SNAKES! — 10:30 a.m. Ellensburg

Library Summer Reading Program special event: Sneaky Snakes! With Dan Beck. Ellensburg Library, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg; 509-962-7250.

UNPREDICTABLE ANGELS GIRLS GROUP —

4-6 p.m. See June 19.

THURSDAY, JULY 18 BAM! BOYS GROUP — 4-6 p.m. First and

third Thursdays. Boys in grades 3-12 take part in personal growth activities and field trips. Free. Stan Bassett Youth Center, 400 E. Capitol, Ellensburg; 509-925-8604.

THE FANTASTICKS — 7 p.m. See July 12.

FRIDAY, JULY 19 MOPS PLAYDATE — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 21. THE FANTASTICKS — 7 p.m. See July 12. FRIDAY FAMILY MOVIES — Dusk. “Finding

Nemo.” Free. Ellensburg City Hall, 501 N. Anderson.

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SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK — 6:30-8 p.m. Charlie Lewis. Free. North Alder Street Park, Ellensburg.

FRIDAY, AUG. 2 MOPS PLAYDATE — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 21.

SATURDAY, AUG. 3 KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 22.

GLADIATOR DASH — 10 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Ellensburg Park and Rec, the Gladiator Dash is designed to promote an active and healthy lifestyle to kids entering grades K-8. Running, jumping, sliding, crawling, balancing, hopping, searching, climbing, throwing and the opportunity to get MUDDY! Registration $5 before July 15, $10 after that. McElroy Park, Ellensburg.

SUNDAY, AUG. 4 KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See June 23. NATIONAL NIGHT OUT — 6 p.m. Neighborhood party and free BBQ. Learn about foster parenting, child safety, fingerprint kits. Memorial Park, 700 N. Poplar St. Hosted by the Ellensburg Police Department.

KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — 9 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7

JAZZ IN THE VALLEY — Noon to 6 p.m. Day Two

4-6 p.m. See June 19.

to 1 p.m. See June 22.

of kid-friendly music festival takes center stage at the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Ellensburg. Indoor venues (Fitterer’s, Gallery One, etc.) starting at 8 p.m. To see complete schedule, visit www. jazzinthevalley.com.

FREE SWIM — 3-4 p.m. Youth Services of Kittitas County sponsors this monthly afternoon for children of all ages, every last Saturday of the month. Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool, 815 E. Sixth Ave., Ellensburg,

SUNDAY, JULY 28 JAZZ IN THE VALLEY — 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Final day of kid-friendly music festival takes center stage at the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Ellensburg. To see complete schedule, visit www. jazzinthevalley.com.

KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See June 23.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 BIG DIGS THAT DIG — 10:30 a.m. Ellensburg Library Summer Reading Program special event. Ellensburg Library, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg; 509-962-7250.

UNPREDICTABLE ANGELS GIRLS GROUP — SUMMER READING PROGRAM GRAND FINALE — 6:30 p.m. Ellensburg Library Summer Reading Program grand finale (movie): “How to Eat Fried Worms.” Ellensburg Library, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg; 509-962-7250.

THURSDAY, AUG. 8 SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK — 6:30-8

p.m. Ellensburg Community Big Band. Free. North Alder Street Park, Ellensburg.

FRIDAY, AUG. 9 MOPS PLAYDATE — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 21.

SATURDAY, AUG. 10 KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 22.

SUNDAY, AUG. 11 KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See June 23.

TUESDAY, AUG. 13 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 summer. Rodeo City BBQ, 204 N. Main St., Ellensburg. kc-p2p.blogspot.com JULY | AUGUST 2013 • YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM


takethekids THE ELLENSBURG RODEO and Kittitas County Fair will be held on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Photo by Molly Morrow Photography

SUNDAY, AUG. 25 KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See June 23. DOGGIE PADDLE — 4:30 p.m. Fido gets his turn

at a summer dip in the pool. Fun for the whole family. Dogs must be accompanied by a handler 16 years of age or older. Fee: Pet food donation for FISH. Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool, 815 E. Sixth Ave., Ellensburg.

THURSDAY, AUG. 29 KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUG. 15 BAM! BOYS GROUP — 4-6 p.m. See July 18. SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK — 6:30-8

p.m. Sparrow Singers. Free. North Alder Street Park, Ellensburg.

FRIDAY, AUG. 16 MOPS PLAYDATE — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 21.

SATURDAY, AUG. 17 KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 22.

JUNIOR RODEO PARADE — 9:55 a.m. This year’s theme is “Let the Good Times Roll.” To participate, register at the Stan Bassett Youth Center, 815 E. Sixth Ave., by Aug. 14. Downtown Ellensburg.

SUNDAY, AUG. 18 KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See June 23.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21 UNPREDICTABLE ANGELS GIRLS GROUP —

4-6 p.m. See June 19..

THURSDAY, AUG. 22 SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK — 6:30-8

Thursday-Monday (closes 6 p.m. Monday). Carnival and midway opens noon. Admission: $8 adult, $5 seniors and children 6-12, free ages 5 and under. Kittitas County Fairgrounds, 512 N. Poplar St., Ellensburg. kittitascountyfair.com

FRIDAY, AUG. 30 KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Carnival and midway rides open noon. See Aug. 29.

MOPS PLAYDATE — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 21. ELLENSBURG RODEO — 6:45 p.m. Opening performance of one of the Top 10 rodeos in the country and final stop of the Wrangler Million Dollar Gold Tour. Associated with the Kittitas County Fair, but admission is separate. Tickets: $15$35 (family packages available). Ellensburg Rodeo Fairgrounds, University Way and Eighth Avenue, Ellensburg. ellensburgrodeo.com

SATURDAY, AUG. 31 KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Carnival and midway rides open noon. See Aug. 29.

ELLENSBURG RODEO — 12:45 p.m. See. Aug. 30. FREE SWIM — 3-4 p.m. Youth Services of Kittitas County sponsors this monthly afternoon for children of all ages, every last Saturday of the month. Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool, 815 E. Sixth Ave., Ellensburg,

SUNDAY, SEPT. 1

p.m. Gone Fiddling Again. Free. North Alder Street Park, Ellensburg.

KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUG. 23

ELLENSBURG RODEO — 12:45 p.m. See Aug. 30.

MOPS PLAYDATE — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mothers of Preschoolers is a support network for moms of kids ages 0-5. West Ellensburg Park, 900 W. Third. ellensburgmops.wordpress.com

KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See June 23.

SATURDAY, AUG. 24 KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See June 22.

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Carnival and midway rides open noon. See Aug. 29.

LABOR DAY — MONDAY, SEPT. 2 KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. FInal day. Carnival and midway rides open noon. See Aug. 29. ELLENSBURG RODEO FINALS — 11:45 a.m.

See Aug. 30.

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or Lego building. There’s plenty of ways to spend your money on board, but you can have a great time keeping to just the offerings already included in your fare too. When? Just like any other vacation destination, cruises have periods of peak demand as well as slower times, so when you go might make a big difference in how much you pay. Last-minute deals can be had, but travelling on short notice with kids can be a challenge. Booking in advance, even as long as two years out, gives you the opportunity to reserve a good price with a deposit but also gives you the flexibility to make changes should a price fluctuation or special offer become available in your favor. I love being able pay for my vacation over time. Just be sure to know the cancellation and change policy of the cruise line prior to making your reservations when you book far in advance. How Long? Some sailings are as short as a single night while others can last two weeks or longer. The first cruise we took our kids on was a short, three-night sailing. It was a good way to try it out and see if the cruise line as well as the experience overall would work for us. The trip was also very budget-friendly, so we didn’t have a lot invested in the vacation, but we had a great time and were planning our next trip as soon as we disembarked. The other “How Long?” – Once you’ve considered the options, the only question left is, “How many days until we set sail?” ■ Melissa Paul is a frequent traveler and mom of two. She operates Northwest Family Vacations, a boutique travel agency specializing in family travel, including cruise vacations. Call 509.307.2446 of visit www.nwfamilyvacations.com 33


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The story begins in the mid-twentieth century on a small rural Missouri farm owed by the Soames family. Three of Matthew and Callie’s four grown daughters have returned home for their annual summer visit. The day has been carefully planned and is centered around the blooming of the moonflower vine. Yet even the most carefully laid plans have a way of going askew. As the day goes amiss the story travels half a century back in time beginning with a young Callie and Matthew falling in love. The family’s history is recounted through the various perspectives of the individual members. Each tale is merely one piece of the puzzle and it takes them all to form a complete picture.

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Newly released: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Gothic fiction: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Realistic fiction: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

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