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VOLUME 3 NUMBER 6

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Published by Bristol Media PO Box 2683 Yakima, WA 98907

photo by KELLY ALLAN

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.

Not even Christmas has as much build up as a presidential election — and I remember endlessly thumbing through JCPenny’s fat holiday catalog as a kid, obsessively circling pictures and turning down page corners to keep track of every toy my heart desired. (Isn’t it nice to have Penny’s back in town, btw?) Ballots are in the mail as I write, and I’m looking forward to this election being over even more than I’m looking forward to cooler days so I can wear my favorite sweater again. Like many of you, Like Us: facebook.com/yakimabusybee.com I’m tired of all the election hype. Friend Me: facebook.com/yakima.mama

But don’t get me wrong — I do believe this election is important. In addition to our presidential and gubernatorial elections, as well as so many other issues and offices, I hope you’ll take the time to study Initiative 1240, a statewide measure that will allow up to 40 charter schools to be phased in across Washington over the next eight years. Charter schools are public schools — open to all students — that are subject to the same academic standards as traditional public schools. However, they’re free from many other regulations, which allows these schools more flexibility with their budgets and curriculum, offering more customized learning experiences for students. Charter schools give parents more choices for our children’s education. Forty-one other states already have successful public charter schools, and I believe it’s time we bring this option to Washington. In our state, one in four public-school students fails to graduate from high school on time. Here in the Yakima School District, just 38.8% of my son’s third grade classmates passed the math portion of last spring’s state MSP test; 44.6% passed in reading. The majority of students failed! It’s clear to me the current system isn’t working for all our kids. Parents need more options. I hope you’ll join me in voting Yes on 1240.

cover kid Eight-year-old AnnaLuisa is the daughter of LaSarah and Nate Montgomery of Yakima. photo by KELLY ALLAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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8 features >> 8 tricks & treats

We tell you where to find scads of Halloween candy, as well as where to find a dentist who will buy it back!

in every issue 3 editor’s note 6 contributors 22 health buzz 20 fyi 23 storytimes 24 daily planner 32 ellensburg events 34 reading for sanity

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11 dia de los muertos

Kids will love the colorful imagery of this traditional Latino celebration.

12 mobile manicures

An entrepreneurial mom sets out to paint the town red (or any color you like) — one hand at a time.

15 holidays in a nutshell

From The Nutcracker ballet to lighted parades, you’ll find weeks of holiday cheer in this Busybee seasonal guide.

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SUMMITVIEW PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Turkey iveaway! G Giveaway! 2nd Annual

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THIS YEAR BENEFITING ROD’S HOUSE

Rod’s House is a center that helps Yakima’s homeless youth. Needed items include clothing, toiletries and non-perishable foods. Please call our office for more information. All donations automatically enter our drawing for

Great Prizes! Thank you for helping our community this holiday season!

Tune in to HOT 99.7 FM 5-6 pm Nov. 15 for our Turkey Giveaway!

contributors

KELLY ALLAN is a busy mom and

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

CARRIE SNIDER is a wife and mother of

three darling children. She writes for the Yakima Valley Business Times and works from home as the editing manager of a book publishing company. She also loves gardening, running, road trips and freshfrom-the-oven brownies.

MINDY OJA is a local blogger for the book

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

we love it when you share

ExcEptional carE for your childrEn

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

Carlos Dorantes, DDS, MS

6201 Summitview Ave., Suite 100

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Tricks & Treats

A Busybee guide to spooky good fun

Tuesday, Oct. 23 MADD HATTERS HAUNT Intense, scary haunted house, open daily through Halloween. Today’s hours: 7-10 p.m. Admission: $10; kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. (Lights-on family tours offered 3-6 p.m. Oct. 28.) Madd Hatters Haunt, 720 W. Valley Mall Blvd., across from UPS, Yakima; maddhattershaunt.com

the Barnyard Mystery maze. Admission is free; fee for food and some activities. 3674 N. County Line Road, Grandview; billsberryfarm.com

GRANDVIEW HAUNTED HOUSE & CARNIVAL

Wednesday, Oct. 24

5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Games, food and fun. Admission: $4 adults, $3 ages 13 and under; 100 block Division Street, downtown Grandview. Sponsored by The Miss Grandview Program and Grandview Booster Club; www.visitgrandview.org

MADD HATTERS HAUNT

YAKIMA HAUNT NIGHT

Today’s hours: 7-9 p.m. See Oct. 23.

Students in grades 6-10 are invited to join Yakima Parks & Recreation for pizza and a tour of local haunted houses and a corn maze. Cost is $15 for Yakima residents and $18 for non-residents; space is limited. Call 509-575-6020 to register.

Thursday, Oct. 25 MADD HATTERS HAUNT Today’s hours: 7-9 p.m. See Oct. 23.

Friday, Oct. 26 BILL’S BERRY FARM APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Take a hay ride to the orchard to pick crisp apples right off the tree, then pick out your own pumpkin in the pumpkin patch on the way back. Lots more: pony rides, petting zoo, barnyard train rides, two kids’ play areas, fall crafts, fresh-squeezed cider and

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MADD HATTERS HAUNT Today’s hours: 6-11 p.m. See Oct. 23.

Saturday, Oct. 27 TOPPENISH FALL FESTIVAL Parade, community carnival, health fair, pumpkin carving contest, largest pumpkin contest, games. For details, call the Toppenish Chamber, 509-865-3262.

THOMPSON’S FARM PUMPKIN PATCH 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Pumpkin patch, U-pick apples and walnuts, hay rides, corn maze, antique farm equipment and goat ladder, new-this-year kiddie train — and yes, pumpkin cannons at the top of every hour. Admission is free; fee for some activities; 9535 Old Naches Hwy., Naches; www.thompsonsfarm.com

MINI PUMPKINS COME ALIVE 10 a.m. Yakima County Master Gardeners will help kids decorate a mini pumpkin grown in the demonstration garden at Ahtanum Youth Park, 1000 Ahtanum Road, Union Gap. Free parking for Master Gardeners events at the park.

PUMPKIN RUN AT NORTHERN RAILWAY MUSEUM 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ride a caboose and pump cars, and tour the museum. Admission: $5 adults, $3 children 12 and younger. Kids receive a free pumpkin. Northern Pacific Railway Museum, 10 S. Asotin Ave., Toppenish; www.nprymuseum.org

BILL’S BERRY FARM APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Oct. 26.

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CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY MUSEUM HALLOWEEN PARTY

HAUNTED TRAIN AND DEPOT

Two sessions: 10 a.m. to noon or 1-3 p.m. Limited tickets available; purchase in advance at the Children’s Activity Museum, 118 E. Fourth Ave., Ellensburg. childrensactivitymuseum.org

7-11 p.m. Saturday; 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Ghosts, goblins and a fright around every corner as you tour the haunted depot and two haunted railcars. Cost: $5 (recommended ages 13 and older). Northern Pacific Railway Museum, 10 Asotin Ave., Toppenish; www.nprymuseum.org

CREEPY KEEPER PROJECT AT LOWE’S 10 a.m. Build a “Creepy Keeper” at this free building workshop for children and parents. Reservations recommended. Lowe’s, 2500 Rudkin Road, Union Gap; 509-248-3032. lowesbuildandgrow.com

HAUNTED TROLLEY 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ride the historic trolley with spooky characters and receive a pumpkin to take home. Fare is $4 per person. Yakima Valley Trolleys, S. Third Avenue and Pine Street, Yakima; 509-249-5962. yakimavalleytrolleys.org

HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN @ NACHES HEIGHTS 1-4 p.m. Pumpkin carving, candy hunt, face painting, spooky s’mores, three-legged sack race, costume contest. Naches Heights Vineyard, 2410 Naches Heights Road, Yakima; www.nachesheights.com

GRANDVIEW HAUNTED HOUSE & CARNIVAL 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. See Oct. 26.

MADD HATTERS HAUNT Today’s hours: 6-11 p.m. See Oct. 23.

Sunday, Oct. 28 THOMPSON’S FARM PUMPKIN PATCH 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Oct. 27.

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN CONCERT 3 p.m. The Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra and Yakima Ensemble for Strings present a “spooktacular” concert featuring music to put you in the mood for Halloween. Costumes are encouraged. Admission is free; nonperishable food donations collected for local food banks. The concert will be held in the auditorium at Davis High School, 212 S. Sixth Ave., Yakima. yyso.org

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Cost: $10, includes free admission into that evening’s lights-off haunt which opens at 7 p.m. Madd Hatters Haunt, 720 W. Valley Mall Blvd., Yakima; maddhattershaunt.com

HARVEST FESTIVAL AT MSOY 3-5 p.m. Geared toward kids ages 2 to 8, this annual school fundraiser is open to the community. Games, prizes, arts and crafts, photo booth and bake sale. Costumes are encouraged. Cost: $5 per child. Montessori School of Yakima, corner of 44th Avenue and Englewood, Yakima; 509-901-2031.

HARVEST PARTY AT MADISON HOUSE 4-6 p.m. A free family event with carnival games, prizes, popcorn and candy. Ages 2 to Fifth Grade. Madison House Youth Center, 302 S. Fourth St., Yakima; sponsored by West Side Church.

SUNNYSIDE TRUNK OR TREAT 4-7 p.m. at Central Park. Wear your costumes and bring a canned food donation. Organized by Sunnyside Chamber and the Sunnyside Police Department.

HAUNTED TRAIN AND DEPOT 7-10 p.m. See Oct. 27.

MADD HATTERS HAUNT Today’s hours: 7-9 p.m. See Oct. 23.

Monday, Oct. 29 MADD HATTERS HAUNT

Wednesday, Oct. 31 TRICK-OR-TREAT IN DOWNTOWN ELLENSBURG 3-6 p.m. Kids are invited to visit businesses in downtown Ellensburg for Halloween treats.

TRICK-OR-TREAT AT VALLEY MALL 5-7 p.m. Kids are invited to dress in costumes and trick-or-treat the shops at Valley Mall in Union Gap. shopatvalleymall.com

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN TRUNK OR TREAT 5:30-7 p.m. Halloween-themed carnival games and more in the parking lot at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima. Free and open to the public.

HALLOWEEN SAFE HOUSE 5:30-6:30 p.m. Indoor trick or treating event at Orchard Park Retirement Community, 620 N. 34th Ave., Yakima; 509-575-0095.

WESLEY TRUNK OR TREAT 6-8 p.m. Free games, food and treats in the parking lot at Wesley United Methodist Church, 14 N. 48th Ave., Yakima. Free and open to the public.

SELAH COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN PARTY 6-8 p.m. Free party for kids ages 10 and younger at the Selah Civic Center. Costumes welcome. Hosted by Harvest Community Church and local merchants.

Today’s hours: 6-9 p.m. See Oct. 23.

TRICK-OR-TREAT AT GOOD SAMARITAN

Tuesday, Oct. 30

6-8 p.m. Stop in for treats at Good Samaritan Health Care Center, 702 N. 16th Ave., Yakima. The residents love to see all the kids in costumes.

HAUNTED TRAIN AND DEPOT 7-10 p.m. See Oct. 27.

MADD HATTERS HAUNT

MADD HATTERS HAUNT

Today’s hours: 6-9 p.m. See Oct. 23.

Today’s hours: 6-10 p.m. See Oct. 12.

HAUNTED TRAIN AND DEPOT 7-10 p.m. See Oct. 27.

Thursday, Nov. 1 CASH FOR CANDY 3:30-6 p.m. Kids ages 1-14 can receive $1 for every pound of unopened candy they turn in at Yakima Pediatric Dentistry, 3909 Creekside Loop suite 140, Yakima; 509-834-2004. Costumes welcome.

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de los Dia

Muertos

El Dia de los Muertos is a vibrant, festive celebration of remembrance in the cultures of Latino people around the world. Learn more about the art and traditions of the Day of the Dead at these kid-friendly local events.

YAKIMA Kids will enjoy exploring the colorful altars on display at the Yakima-Morelia Sister City Association’s eighth annual Dia de los Muertos Community Altar Exhibit in downtown Yakima. Admission is free and kid-friendly. Visitors can expect to learn more about this traditional celebration while exploring more than 30 altars created by community groups and individuals in honor of those who have died. The exhibit is held in the former Yakima Mall at 317 E. Yakima Avenue; 509-833-6462. yakimamorelia.org

ELLENSBURG Central Washington University Latino students, coordinated by professor Joan Cawley-Crane, will exhibit artwork on campus and around town Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. A reception “Day of the Dead: Altares y Ofrendas” will be from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 1 at Randall Hall, room 100. For information about CWU’s Hispanic Heritage Month events, visit www.cwu.edu/latino-latinamerican and click Events.

TIETON Take a drive through orchard country to this tiny town where the Tieton Arts & Humanities will host its third annual Day of the Dead Celebration from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. The event features arts activities, Mexican dancing horses, a sand painting display and a guest appearance of La catrina, the immortally fashionable cartoon skeleton. Arts activities include decorating sugar skulls, making papel picado and paper marigold garlands and baking pan de muerto—bread of the dead. Admission is free; taco truck concessions. Mighty Tieton Warehouse, 608 Wisconsin Ave., Tieton; mightytieton.com.

a large-scale SAND PAINTING will be on display Oct. 28 at the third annual Day of the Dead Celebration in Tieton.

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Mom’s manicuring business hits home Photos & Story By Carrie Snider Feeling pampered and pretty can come at a cost and some inconvenience. For moms wanting a manicure, that can mean finding and paying a babysitter, then taking the time to drive to the salon and paying for the service. With little ones in the house, such a production is quite a feat — and, by the end, Mom’s nails may look lovely, but her nerves and wallet are a bit frazzled. There just has to be a way to make it all easier. That’s where Melissa Gagnon’s business idea hit home. In just eight short months, Melissa’s Mobile Manicuring has taken off in the Yakima Valley. While she was sure the concept was a good one— meeting clients at their home or business for manicures and pedicures—Melissa didn’t expect success would come so quickly. “I figured it would dawdle along and not really gain any speed for around six months, instead in was less than two! I have only been in business eight months and am now filling a five-day-a-week schedule and an occasional sixth half day.” 12

With numerous OPI colors, she offers natural nail manicures and enhancements using OPI’s new gel colors. She also has Seche Vite top coat, along with other products. Melissa, a licensed cosmetologist and manicurist with more than 10 years’ experience, is always learning and trying out new techniques. Stay-at-home moms have loved her services, and she’s also had fun doing group parties, such as bridal prewedding pampering. When Melissa told a friend about her initial business concept, the friend took her to a networking group, Yakima Valley Social Media Coffee Club. It’s there that Melissa learned to effectively market on Facebook, which has helped immensely. “I have been very happy with the success of my page and I have a website with all my business information on it as well.” Since then she’s also been attending Chamber of Commerce meetings and events and has primarily marketed the business by word of mouth. Continually networking and furthering your business knowledge is key, she

says. Melissa is taking part in the Enterprise Challenge, a business plan competition put on by the Yakima County Development Association. Now in its third year, the competition includes workshops and resources designed to help local entrepreneurs and new small businesses succeed, with cash prizes for the top three competitors. While starting a business can be a scary adventure, it’s been a dream of Melissa’s all along. “It’s been very fulfilling of my personal goals and being able to do what I love doing. It has empowered me as a woman and given me the ability to make my own hours to fit my family needs.” Melissa is the mother of two children, a 7-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. Her husband, Michael, is a lease contracted truck driver for Prime Inc. While there are definite up sides to owning her own business, balancing time between being a mom, wife and business owner can get hectic. Especially when getting the business started, it’s hard to balance the rest of her responsibilities. But there are ways around it. “I will admit it is hard to shut down once I’m home, though—there are

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Your child deserves a

qualitY education Take E a today! TaaKtour ! Tour ToDay mobile manicurist melissa gagnon, right, paints Tara Williamson’s nails. Melissa’s business had minimal start-up costs and gives her the freedom to set her own hours.

A Journey to excellence • Enrollment open. Space available K-8. • High-level academics • Kindergarten – half day and full day options • Accelerated Reader™ and Accelerated Math™ programs • Christian based for all faiths • Providing – passion for learning, safety to grow & reasons to serve

Don’t miss the kindergarten music presentation “I Want To Be Like Jesus” at www.yacsschool.org

Yakima Adventist Christian School still usually calls to return as well as bookkeeping and social media, etc. I sometimes have to unplug and walk away. That’s when I am able to really focus on my children and fill their love banks with books and snuggles or their favorite — trips to get frozen yogurt! “Bottom line, though, is family first. So I’ve set my hours around school time for the season, and I only work a couple days during the weeks that my husband is home so I can be there for them as well as fulfill my desire to do what I love.” ■ To see photos of Melissa’s work, visit her Facebook page or website, melissasmobilemanicuring.com, or call her at 509-901-6654.

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YES on 1240 Provides More Options for Parents and Students Initiative 1240 will allow up to 40 public charter schools in Washington state over the next five years. Charter schools are public schools that are free and open to all students, with the same teacher certification requirements and academic standards as traditional public schools, and

funded based on student enrollment just like other public schools. However, charter schools allow teachers and principals more flexibility to meet the needs of students, which is especially important for students who are not succeeding in traditional schools.

Parents, Students, Civic & Community Leaders Urge YES on 1240 “As a parent of two young children, I understand that every child learns differently. I-1240 will allow Washington parents another important public school option to find the best learning environment for our children.” Tania de Sá Campos Public School Parent and Elementary School Parent Volunteer, Seattle “Growing up in a neighborhood where many students didn’t finish high school, I wasn’t sure if college would be part of my future. Public charter schools in other states are helping students like me succeed. YES on 1240 will allow the option of public charter schools to help Washington students, too.” Macy Olivas Charter School Graduate & College Senior, Spokane

“Charter schools in Washington state will help to raise the quality of education for all students in our state. That’s why I’m voting YES on 1240.” Judith Boekholder Retired Teacher Former City Council Member Past President, Association of Washington Cities Yakima “Forty-one other states already have public charter schools within the public school system that are helping thousands of students succeed. I-1240 will finally give students in Washington those same opportunities to succeed.“ Dee Dee Loberg Public School Parent and PTA Member Spokane Valley

(Titles and affiliations are for identification purposes only)

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the

Holidays

in a Nutshell A Busybee guide to the season’s events Thursday, Nov. 15 MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER One performance at 7 p.m. Moscow Ballet’s unique telling of the classic story of Clara and her Nutracker doll, told with Russian flair. Tickets $28.50 to $69, all ages. The Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third St., Yakima; 509-853-8000.

Thanksgiving • Thursday, Nov. 22 ANNIE Leapin’ lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage at Yakima’s Warehouse Theatre in one of the world’s most beloved musicals. Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, foiling the cruel Miss Hannigan and warming the hearts of Daddy Warbucks and theatergoers along the way. Evening performances at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22-24, 29-30

and Dec. 1, 6-8. Matinee performances at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8. Tickets: $18.50 adults, $16.50 students/seniors. This show is likely to sell out; box office hours are 3-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday beginning Nov. 15. Warehouse Theatre, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima; warehousetheatrecompany.org

THANKSGIVING AT GHORMLEY Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal without the cleanup. Visit Ghormley Meadow Christian Camp for a fun, memory-making holiday featuring a full-service turkey dinner, football on the meadow, sledding (if there’s snow), family worship service, board games and an overnight option. Cost for dinner only: $16 ages 12 and up, $8 ages 7-11, free ages 6 and younger. Dinner and overnight: $32 ages 12 and up, $16 ages 7-11, free ages 6 and younger. Register at 509-672-4311 or ghormleymeadow.org. continued on next page

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Holidays

in a Nutshell Friday, Nov. 23 CHRISTMAS TREES ON THE FARM Enjoy hot cider, warm vanilla sugar donuts, caroling hayrides and lots of photo opportunities. Pick out your fresh-cut Christmas tree (Noble Fir, Grand Fir, Norway Spruce, wreaths and swags for sale) at Bill’s Berry Farm, 3674 N. County Line Road, Grandview; billsberryfarm.com. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 23-24, Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 7-8.

Annie See Nov. 22.

Saturday, Nov. 24 TOY TRAIN CHRISTMAS Take a short ride to the “North Pole” on a vintage caboose to visit with Santa; photos available for purchase. Hot chocolate and cookies served inside the historic depot, decked out with about 35 model trains and decorated Christmas trees. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16. Admission: $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under. Northern Pacific Railway Museum, 10 S. Asotin Ave., Toppenish. 509865-1911. nprymuseum.org

CHRISTMAS TREES ON THE FARM See Nov. 23. Annie See Nov. 22.

Sunday, Nov. 25 PROSSER FAMILY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Bring your sticks to roast marshmallows over outdoor fire pits during this evening event from 4-6 p.m. Caroling, hot chocolate, hot

dogs and Santa. Christmas tree lighting at dusk. Prosser Depot Square, downtown Prosser. 509-786-3177.

Thursday, Nov. 29 Annie See Nov. 22.

Friday, Nov. 30 CHRISTMAS TREES ON THE FARM See Nov. 23. JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM A live, walk-through Nativity scene featuring more than 100 actors and a dozen animals including a camel. Hours are 5-8:30 p.m. Friday through Monday. Free admission. Yakima Seventh-day Adventist Church, 507 N 35th Ave., Yakima; 509-452-2041. yakimasda.org/journey Annie See Nov. 22.

Saturday, Dec. 1 GINGERBREAD COOKIE DECORATING Decorate a 12-inch gingerbread man Saturdays in December. Cost: $15, includes cookies, decorating supplies and a take-home box. Reservations required; kits to go available. The Cake Decorator Shoppe, located in Chalet Place, 5609 Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509-494-0975. TOY TRAIN CHRISTMAS See Nov. 24. CHRISTMAS TREES ON THE FARM See Nov. 23. YAKIMA VALLEY MUSEUM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Noon to 3 p.m. Free admission to the

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

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

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museum and live music in the Neon Garden: Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra at noon, Yakima Children’s Choir at 1 p.m., and the Melody Lane Singers at 2 p.m. Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-2480747. yakimavalleymuseum.org

SUNNYSIDE LIGHTED FARM IMPLEMENT PARADE The Lower Valley’s premier Christmas parade, now in its 24th year, begins at 6:30 p.m. The parade features brightly lit tractors, trucks and rigs of all kinds. A must-see that’s been listed on A&E’s Top 10 list, the parade starts on Warehouse Avenue and proceeds downtown to 6th Street, heading south to Edison Avenue until it reaches the Mid-Valley Mall parking lot.

THE RENTED CHRISTMAS Performance at 2 p.m. The Yakima Valley Opera Company presents “The Rented Christmas,” a fun family musical about a wealthy young bachelor whose attempts to “rent” himself Christmas and a family backfire with heart-warming results. Tickets: $15 adult, $12 students 12 and up, $7 kids ages 5-11. Note: Special school group matinee at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Advance-purchase tickets are $5 per seat for groups of 10 or more. Parents and kids welcome! The Seasons Performance Hall, 101 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; 509-453-1888. theseasonsyakima.com

Sunday, Dec. 2 TOY TRAIN CHRISTMAS See Nov. 24. CHRISTMAS POPS SPECTACULAR CONCERT Performance at 4 p.m. Holiday favorites by the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Yakima Symphony Choir and Yakima Children’s Choir. Tickets from $16 to $51 adult, $14.50 to $46 student. The Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third St., Yakima.

Annie See Nov. 22. LEAVENWORTH CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CEREMONY A nostalgic nod to Bavaria of

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yesteryear, featuring holiday personalities, lots of Christmas cheer and ooh-inspiring light displays. Begins at 4:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 16. Located 90 minutes north of Yakima.

LEAVENWORTH CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CEREMONY See Dec. 1. YAKIMA CHRISTMAS LIGHTED PARADE. The Yakima Valley’s biggest Christmas parade gets going a little after dusk and winds its way along downtown Yakima Avenue from Sixth Avenue to Third Street. Christmas tree lighting to follow in front of the Capitol Theatre.

JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM See Nov. 30. WHISPERS OF CHRISTMAS Caroling, wagon rides, cookies and cocoa... and don’t forget Santa! Free community party from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Selah Civic Center, 216 S. First St., Selah; 509-698-7300

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JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM See Nov. 30.

Thursday, Dec. 6

SANTA IS COMING TO BREAKFAST 8:30-11 a.m. Santa will join kids of all ages for a special holiday breakfast. Cost: $4 children 3-11, $7 ages 12 and up. Bring your camera! Also, children’s raffle and country store gift shop. Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at Holy Family Church, 5315 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-901-1691 or 509-453-4262.

Annie See Nov. 22.

TOY TRAIN CHRISTMAS See Nov. 24.

YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND WINTER CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Eisenhower High School’s Little Theater, 702 S. 40th Ave., Yakima; 509-969-1624.

Friday, Dec. 7 MOUNTAIN MEADOW CHRISTMAS Dec. 7-9. Families are invited to spend a weekend getting in the holiday spirit at Ghormley Meadow Christian Camp. Activities include sledding, gingerbread house contest, caroling, holiday lights, game night and Christmas crafts. Prices not available at press time. For more information, or to register, call 509-672-4311 or ghormleymeadow.org. CHRISTMAS TREES ON THE FARM See Nov. 23. Annie See Nov. 22.

CHRISTMAS TREES ON THE FARM See Nov. 23. GINGERBREAD COOKIE DECORATING See Dec. 1. Annie See Nov. 22. ZILLAH’S OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS 2 p.m. Visit by Santa, cookie decorating, music, games for kids, and goodies at The Old Warehouse, 705 Railroad Ave., downtown Zillah. For information, call 509-829-5151.

LEAVENWORTH CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CEREMONY See Dec. 1.

Sunday, Dec. 9 TOY TRAIN CHRISTMAS See Nov. 24.

Saturday, Dec. 8 HARMAN CENTER BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 8-10 a.m. Join Santa for a special holiday breakfast and warm up by the fire. Cost: $4 per person; call 509-575-6166 by Nov. 30 to reserve your space. Bring your camera! Sponsored by Yakima Valley Senior Citizens

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Friday, Dec. 14 21st ANNUAL LUMINARIA 6-9 p.m. Bundle up for a mile-long walk along a winterscape pathway lit by more than 1,000 candles. See the tallest lighted Christmas tree in Central Washington. Warm up afterwards with hot freshly pressed cider, coffee, snacks and music at the Jewett Interpretive Center. Kids can make their own luminary bags to take home. Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima (entrance across from K-Mart, Nob Hill Boulevard and SR 22); 509-248-7337. www.ahtrees.org

Saturday, Dec. 15 TOY TRAIN CHRISTMAS See Nov. 24. SANTA TROLLEY Take a ride with Santa on Yakima’s historic trolley, today only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fare is $4 per person. Yakima Valley Trolleys, S. Third Avenue and Pine Street, Yakima; 509-249-5962. yakimavalleytrolleys.org GINGERBREAD COOKIE DECORATING See Dec. 1. LEAVENWORTH CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CEREMONY See Dec. 1. 21st ANNUAL LUMINARIA See Dec. 14.

Sunday, Dec. 16 TOY TRAIN CHRISTMAS See Nov. 24. LEAVENWORTH CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CEREMONY See Dec. 1.

Thursday, Dec. 20 MADISON HOUSE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY The Union Gospel Mission will host 1,600 youth from infants to teens at this free holiday event featuring Bible stories, face painting, goodies and a wrapped gift for each child. You’ll need to stop by Madison House Community Youth Center (302 S. Fourth St., Yakima) in advance to pick up tickets with a reservation time to return for the party; tickets will be available beginning Dec. 10. For more information, call 509-457-3370.

Saturday, Dec. 22 GINGERBREAD COOKIE DECORATING See Dec. 1.

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All Aboard! The North Pole may be closer than you think. These train excursions take you straight to Santa — in a day trip’s time or less. Well, are you coming? SANTA TROLLEY — Santa will ride Yakima’s historic streetcars from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 15. For $4 a person, passengers can join the jolly ol’ elf for a 30-minute trolley ride departing from the 100-year-old Powerhouse at the corner of Third Avenue and Pine Street in Yakima; 509-249-5962. yakimavalleytrolleys.org. TOY TRAIN CHRISTMAS — Toppenish’s historic depot gets decked out with model trains and decorated Christmas trees for this annual event. Visitors can take a short ride aboard a vintage caboose to see Santa. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16. Admission is $6 adults, $4 children ages 0-12; photos are available for purchase. Northern Pacific Railway Museum, 10 S. Asotin Ave., Toppenish; 509-8651911. nprymuseum.org. SANTA TRAIN — This Northwest Railway Museum event is a sell-out every year. Visitors take a 20-minute, 3.5-mile journey from the depot in North Bend to the museum at Snoqualmie to meet Santa (and enjoy freshbaked cookies). Multiple trains depart daily, Nov. 24-25, Dec. 1-2, 8-9 and 14-15. Tickets are $20 per person, ages 2 and up. North Bend is 80 miles west of Ellensburg on I-90. Purchase tickets online at trainmuseum. org or call 425-888-3030. POLAR EXPRESS — Wear your PJs and drink hot chocolate aboard The Polar Express, a popular holiday event in Hood River, Ore., inspired by the award-winning children’s book and movie of the same name. The conductor punches each child’s train ticket and Santa gives each child a souvenir bell. Several departures almost every day, Nov. 10-Dec. 28. Tickets are $26-$46 for adults and $18-$38 for kids ages 2-12, depending on seats. Mt. Hood Railroad, 800-872-4661. mthoodrr.com

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Kid shows take center stage More than 100 kids turned out in September to audition for a role in Annie, the Warehouse Theatre Company’s winter musical. We don’t know about you, but we think that’s a pretty strong indication Yakima-area families are eager for more children’s theater opportunities. In the meantime, here’s a roundup of some kid-friendly shows in our area:

Annie — Grace Marshall will star as the spunky orphan who longs to find her parents in this heartwarming musical favorite directed by Brandon Lamb at Yakima’s Warehouse Theatre, located inside Allied Arts at 5000 W. Lincoln Ave. The show opens Thanksgiving, with evening performances at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22-24, Dec. 1 and 6-8 and 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 1 and 8. Tickets are $18.50 adults, $16.50 students and seniors; box office hours are 3-6 p.m. MondaySaturday beginning Nov. 15. Don’t wait! This show is gonna sell out!

The Nutcracker — Local dancers will plie alongside pros from the Moscow Ballet’s traveling troupe in this holiday classic with a Russian flair. The Moscow Ballet has made several visits to Yakima, working closely with CoMotion dance studio, most recently in 2010. The performance and imagery are quite different than the Eugene Ballet Company’s biannual shows at the Capitol; it’s fun to compare. There’s just one performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 15. Tickets are $28.50 to $69, all ages. The Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third St., Yakima; 509-853-8000. capitoltheatre.org How I Became a Pirate — Young Jeremy Jacob is building a sand castle when a pirate ship sails up and the Captain invites him aboard. Initially thrilled that pirates don’t bother with manners or bedtimes, little Jeremy grows worried when he learns they don’t read bedtime stories or give good-night kisses. Appropriate for grade school audiences and younger kids, Yakima’s Capitol Theatre will host two performances at 10 a.m. and noon Wednesday, Dec. 12. Tickets are $5 each and must be purchased in advance; call 509-853-8000. Alice in Wonderland — What is this world where everything seems to be nonsense? At this Zillah High School performance, Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world inhabited by a cast of unusual characters — the White Rabbit, Cheshire cat, the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen! Shows begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 1-3 and 8-10. Tickets are $5 and $7.50, depending on seats. Purchase online at zcenterstage.com or call 509-829-5565. The show will be held in the performing arts center at Zillah High, 1602 Second Ave., Zillah. YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM • NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2012

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storytimes BILINGUAL STORY HOUR

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

ELLENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY,

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

GRANDVIEW LIBRARY, 500 W. Main St., Grandview; 509-882-7036. Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Fall party on Nov. 3, time TBA. INKLINGS BOOKSHOP, located at Chalet Place, 56th and Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509-965-5830. Toddler storytime at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. YAKAMA NATION LIBRARY, located in the Yakama Nation Museum & Cultural Center, Toppenish; 509-865-2800 ext. 6. Storytime alternate Wednesdays, call for details. Yakima Valley Libraries

NOTE: All branches will be closed Nov. 12 and 22.

BUENA, 801 Buena Road, Buena; 509-865-

3390. “Leaves, Falling Leaves,” autumn fun for grades K-6 at 5 p.m. Nov. 21.

GRANGER, 508 Sunnyside Ave., Granger; 509854-1446. Halloween with Poe, teen craft, 3 p.m. Oct. 31. School-age craft, 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 28. Wii Fun, 3 p.m. Nov. 21. MOXEE, 255 W. Seattle, Moxee; 509-575-8854.

Preschool storytime at 11 a.m. Mondays through November. Teen activities, 4 p.m. Tuesdays through November.

NACHES, 303 Naches Ave., Naches; 509-

653-2005. Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through November (except Nov. 21). Kids’ Zone activities for school-age children, 4 p.m. Thursdays through November.

SELAH, 106 S. Second St., Selah; 509-6987345. Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Mondays/ Thursdays and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through November. Baby Lapsit, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through November. Schoolage activities, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through November. YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM • NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2012

SOUTHEAST YAKIMA, 1211 S. Seventh St., Yakima; 509-576-0723. Kids’ Club after-school crafts, 3:30 p.m. Fridays in November. SUMMITVIEW. This branch is closed. See West Valley below.

SUNNYSIDE, 621 Grant, Sunnyside; 509-8373234. Toddler storytime, 11 a.m. Wednesdays through November. Preschool storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Fridays through November. School-age craft, 4 p.m. Thursdays through November. Family movie, 2 p.m. Saturdays through November. TERRACE HEIGHTS, 4011 Commonwealth Drive, Yakima; 509-457-5319. Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through November. TIETON, 418 Maple, Tieton; 509-673-2621. Family Time, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through November. TOPPENISH, 1 S. Elm, Toppenish; 509865-3600. Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 15. Drop-in leaf rubbings, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 21. UNION GAP, 3104 S. First St., Union Gap; 509-452-4252. Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through November. WAPATO, 119 E. Third St., Wapato; 509-877-

2882. The Gold Bug crafts and story, 4 p.m. Oct. 25. Scary stories, 3 p.m. Oct. 31. Autumn Glory stories and craft, 2 p.m. Nov. 5. Cornucopia stories and craft, 4 p.m. Nov. 19.

WEST VALLEY, 223 S. 72nd Ave., Yakima; 509-966-7070. Preschool storytime, 11 a.m. Wednesdays through November. Explore! activities for ages 6-12, 4 p.m. Thursdays through November.

YAKIMA CENTRAL, 102 N. Third St., Yakima;

509-452-8541. Bilingual story time (Hora de cuentos bilingue), 5 p.m. Tuesdays in November. Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through November. Library tween scene, 4 p.m. Thursdays through November.

ZILLAH, 109 Seventh St.; 509-829-6707. Turkey

Fun, stories and craft, drop-in from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 17.

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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!

Friday, Oct. 26 ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN — 7:30 p.m. Musical adaptation

of Robert Fulghum’s best-selling, heart-warming books, featuring seven songs. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students/seniors. Akin Center Theatre, 1610 S. 24th Ave., Yakima; akintheatre.com See Halloween & Harvest events on pages 8-10.

Saturday, Oct. 27 YAKIMA SKI & SNOWBOARD SWAP — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Used winter sports equipment sale benefitting the White Pass Ski Patrol. Modern Living Building, State Fair Park, 1301 S. Fair Ave. yakimaskiswap.com

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

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YAKIMA FARMERS MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Final market of the year. Fresh produce, crafts, food vendors. Third Street and Yakima Avenue, downtown Yakima.

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

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YAKIMA SKI & SNOWBOARD SWAP — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See Oct. 27.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS — See page 11. See Halloween & Harvest events on pages 8-10.

Monday, Oct. 29 BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Drop-in playtime for parents and tots up to 3 years. Cost: $3.75 adults; kids 3 and younger are free. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046.

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dailyplanner 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.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS — See page 11. See Halloween & Harvest events on pages 8-10.

Tuesday, Oct. 30 DIA DE LOS MUERTOS — See page 11. See Halloween & Harvest events on pages 8-10.

Wednesday, Oct. 31 YAKIMA EVANGELICAL MOPS — 9-11 a.m. last Wednesdays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. No cost; child care provided. Childcare provided, including homeschool room. Yakima Evangelical Church, 80th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard, Yakima; Aubrey, 509-594-9380. MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. A

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

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS — See page 11. See Halloween & Harvest events on pages 8-10.

Thursday, Nov. 1 DIA DE LOS MUERTOS — See page 11. ALICE IN WONDERLAND — 7 p.m. Nov.

1-3 and 8-10. Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world where everything seems to be nonsense. Starring the White Rabbit, Cheshire cat, the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen! Tickets: $5/$7.50, available at zcenterstage.com or call 509-829-5565. Zillah High School Performing Arts Center, 1602 Second Ave., Zillah.

ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN — 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 26.

Friday, Nov. 2 FIRST PRES MOPS — 9-11:15 a.m. first and third Fridays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Child care provided. First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima; Brianne, 509-949-8681.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS — See page 11. ALICE IN WONDERLAND — 7 p.m. See Nov. 1. FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m.

Recreational swim with loud ‘80s music and special rates: $1 adult, 50¢ youth. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046. YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM • NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2012

Cousins Ciera, aubrey, jayden and Eli ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN — 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 26. WARREN MILLER’S “FLOW STATE” — 7:30 p.m. Kicking off the winter season, Warren Miller’s skiing and snowboarding films connect audiences with inspiring mountains and sensational athletes from around the globe. Tickets: $19 all ages. The Capitol Theatre, S. Third St., Yakima; 509-853-8000.

Saturday, Nov. 3 HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP — 9 a.m. to noon. Drop-in wood crafts for ages 5-12. The Home Depot, 2115 S. First St., Yakima; 509-452-3016. SHOPAPALOOZA — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 35 independent sales representatives and local businesses demonstrate a variety of products. Samples, complimentary food and beverages, special offers and exclusive gifts. Whitney Elementary gym, 44th Avenue and Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509-577-8421.

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TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE DAY — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids ages 4-9 are invited to drop in and try ice hockey at the Yakima Ice Rink, 1700 E. Beech St., Yakima; 509-469-0597. The event is free and all gear is provided. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS — See page 11. YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117. SONS OF NORWAY LUTEFISK DINNER —

5-7 p.m. Traditional Scandinavian dinner with lutefisk, Swedish meatballs and all the trimmings. Also an all-Scandinavian bake sale. Tickets: $17 adults, $8 ages 12 and younger; must be prepurchased at Deep Sea Deli or from a member. Holy Family Gathering Room, 5315 Tieton Drive, Yakima; for more information or to purchase tickets call Donna, 509-452-9790. continued on next page

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NW HARVEST BENEFIT COMMUNITY DANCE — 5-7 p.m. A live youth fiddle band will

perform with Gone Fiddling Again. No dance experience needed; learn how to dance reels, circles, squares and waltz. Admission free with non-perishable food donation to benefit local food bank. Broadway Grange, 909 W. Washington Ave., Yakima. 509-949-2100. gonefiddlingagain.com

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Oct. 27.

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Monday, Nov. 5 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Oct. 29.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. See Oct. 31.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29. DIVORCE CARE — 6:30-8 p.m. Support group for

children whose parents are divorced or separated. Adult group meets at same time. Nursery care

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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.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND — 7 p.m. See Nov. 1. FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Nov. 2. ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN — 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 26.

Saturday, Nov. 10 BEHIND-THE-SCENES SURGERY DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE — 10 a.m.

to 2 p.m. Free. Kids are invited to wear super hero costumes and meet the heroes of Yakima

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Saturday, Nov. 3 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Whitney elementary gym 44th & nob hill 4411 W. nob hill Blvd., Yakima

For information or booth space, email MelissaChristianson@live.com or call 509-577-8241

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dailyplanner Regional’s surgery team, including nurses, doctors, techs and other staff during this annual open house event where visitors get a behindthe-scenes look at surgical suites and robotic technology in honor of National Operating Room Nurses Week. Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center, 110 S. Ninth Ave., Yakima.

GYMKIDS SATURDAY PLAYDATE — 10-11:30

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

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

Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117.

ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN — 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 26. ALICE IN WONDERLAND — 7 p.m. See Nov. 1. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Oct. 27.

Sunday, Nov 11 • VETERANS DAY VETERAN’S DAY AT McALLISTER MUSEUM OF AVIATION — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Annual

open house is free to the public and a good opportunity to see the museum. McAllister Museum of Aviation, 2008 S. 16th Ave., Yakima; mcallistermuseum.org

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Monday, Nov. 12 VETERANS DAY OBSERVED

Thursday, Nov. 15

No School!

Parents and teachers can learn how vision therapy may help kids who have trouble with reading and comprehension presented by Dr. Benjamin C. Winters at Washington Vision Therapy Center, 3909 Creekside Loop, Ste 150, Yakima. Free; call 509-654-9256 to register.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29. MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Oct. 29.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. See Oct. 31.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29. MOUNTAINVIEW MOPS — 6-7:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. No cost; child care provided. Mountainview Christian Fellowship, 7105 Alpine Way, Yakima; Danielle, 509-833-2228. DIVORCE CARE — 6:30-8 p.m. Support

group for children whose parents are divorced or separated. Adult group meets at same time. Nursery care available. Meets at Roosevelt Elementary School, corner of 16th and Summitview avenues, Yakima. Dan, 509-930-1420. yakimadivorcecare.net

THE VISION AND LEARNING LINK — 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 16 YMCA YOUTH BASKETBALL — Registration deadline today for boys and girls YMCA youth basketball, grades 1-6. Season starts Jan. 5 through Feb. 9; yakimaymca.org FIRST PRES MOPS — 9-11:15 a.m. first and third Fridays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Child care provided. First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima; Brianne, 509-949-8681.

MEMORIAL BIBLE MOPS — 9-11:30 a.m. third Fridays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Child care provided. Memorial Bible Church, 111 Old Stage Way, Gleed; Amy, 509-833-2934. FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Nov. 2. continued on next page

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Saturday, Nov. 17 LOWE’S BUILD & GROW CLINIC: NORTH’S SLEIGH — 10 a.m. Reservations recommended.

Free building workshop for children and parents. Today’s project: North’s Sleigh from DreamWorks Animation’s new movie “Rise of the Guardians.” Lowe’s, 2500 Rudkin Road, Union Gap; 509-2483032. lowesbuildandgrow.com

YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Oct. 27.

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BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29. MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Oct. 29.

Tuesday, Nov. 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, 509-9520225, or Amy, 509-426-8493.

Wednesday, Nov. 21 MOMS CLUB OF YAKIMA — 9:30-11 a.m. third Wednesdays. Stay-at-home moms and kids meet upstairs at Central Lutheran Church, 1603 W. Yakima Ave., Yakima. Barb, 509-697-4540.

mya & ashlynne nelson

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29.

THANKSGIVING Thursday, Nov. 22 ANNIE — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22-24, 29-30 and Dec. 1,

6-8. Matinee performances at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8. Leapin’ lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage at Yakima’s Warehouse Theatre in one of the world’s most beloved musicals. Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, foiling the cruel Miss Hannigan and warming the hearts of Daddy Warbucks and theatergoers along the way. Tickets: $18.50 adults, $16.50 students/seniors. This show is likely to sell out; box office hours are 3-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday beginning Nov. 15. Warehouse Theatre, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima; warehousetheatrecompany.org

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Friday, Nov. 23

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$20 adults, $7 children 10 and younger (includes T-shirt). Proceeds benefit Camp Prime Time and the Yakima Greenway. www.campprimetime.org and yakimagreenway.org

YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Oct. 27. ANNIE — 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 22.

Monday, Nov. 26 BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29. MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Oct. 29.

Tuesday, Nov. 27 YAKIMA FOSTER/ADOPT SUPPORT GROUP — 6:15-8 p.m. Group for foster parents and

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

Wednesday, Nov. 28 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. See Oct. 31.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29. MOUNTAINVIEW MOPS — 6-7:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. No cost; child care provided. Mountainview Christian Fellowship, 7105 Alpine Way, Yakima; Danielle, 509-833-2228. DIVORCE CARE — 6:30-8 p.m. See Nov. 14.

Thursday, Nov. 29 ANNIE — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22.

Friday, Nov. 30 FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Nov. 2. ANNIE — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22.

Saturday, Dec. 1 HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP — 9 a.m. to noon. Drop-in wood crafts for ages 5-12. The Home Depot, 2115 S. First St., Yakima; 509-452-3016.

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Nov. 2.

YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117.

ANNIE — 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 22.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Oct. 27.

Saturday, Nov. 24

ANNIE — 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22.

LEFTOVER TURKEY TROT — 10 a.m. Grab

Monday, Dec. 3

the kids and work off that huge meal you ate on Thanksgiving with a 5K walk/run at the Yakima Greenway. Register from 9-9:45 a.m. at the Greenway office at Sarg Hubbard Park. Cost:

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Wednesday, Dec. 5 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. See Oct. 31.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29. DIVORCE CARE — 6:30-8 p.m. See Nov. 14.

Thursday, Dec. 6 ANNIE — 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 22.

Friday, Dec. 7 FIRST PRES MOPS — 9-11:15 a.m. Mothers of

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

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Nov. 2. ANNIE — 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 22.

Saturday, Dec. 8

YAKIMA COUNTY CINDERELLA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT — 11 a.m. at

Woman’s Century Club, 304 N. Second St., Yakima. Beauty and talent competition open to girls ages -26 and boys ages 0-6. For more information, call Mari Taylor, 509-930-7290. www.wacinderella.com

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

Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Oct. 27. ANNIE — 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 22.

Monday, Dec. 10 BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29. MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Oct. 29.

Wednesday, Dec. 12 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. See Oct. 31.

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

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

Space available in some classes!

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HOW I BECAME A PIRATE — 10 a.m. and noon. Based on the award-winning book of the same name, join Jeremy as he meets some buccaneers and discovers that while pirates don’t bother with manners or bedtimes, there really is no place like home. Tickets: $5. Part of the Capitol Kids program; The Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third St., Yakima.

LA LECHE LEAGUE OF YAKIMA — 6 p.m.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29.

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

MOUNTAINVIEW MOPS — 6-7:30 p.m. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. No cost; child care provided. Mountainview Christian Fellowship, 7105 Alpine Way, Yakima; Danielle, 509-833-2228.

DIVORCE CARE — 6:30-8 p.m. Support

1216 S. 24th Ave., Yakima (south of Nob Hill)

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29.

ANNIE — 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 22.

CHRISTMAS BREAK SWIM — 1-3 p.m. See Dec. 17.

Friday, Dec. 14

DIVORCE CARE — 6:30-8 p.m. Support

See Oct. 31.

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.

group for children whose parents are divorced or separated. Adult group meets at same time. Nursery care available. Meets at Roosevelt Elementary School, corner of 16th and Summitview avenues, Yakima. Dan, 509-930-1420. yakimadivorcecare.net

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Nov. 2.

Thursday, Dec. 20

ANNIE — 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 22.

CHRISTMAS BREAK SWIM — 1-3 p.m. See Dec. 17.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Friday, Dec. 21

GYMKIDS SATURDAY PLAYDATE — 10-

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

YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117.

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

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

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Oct. 27.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29. MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Oct. 29. CHRISTMAS BREAK SWIM — 1-3 p.m. Dec.

17-21, 24, 26-28 and 31. Open swim at Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046. Admission: $2 youth, $3.75 adults or $10 for a family of two adults and up to four of their own children.

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MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Monday, Dec. 17

(509) 698-KIDS

Wednesday, Dec. 19

MOMS CLUB OF YAKIMA — 9:30-11 a.m. third Wednesdays. Stay-at-home moms and kids meet upstairs at Central Lutheran Church, 1603 W. Yakima Ave., Yakima. Barb, 509-697-4540.

ANNIE — 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 22.

State licensed quality child care program for children ages 3 to 10.

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

group for children whose parents are divorced or separated. Adult group meets at same time. Nursery care available. Meets at Roosevelt Elementary School, corner of 16th and Summitview avenues, Yakima. Dan, 509-930-1420. yakimadivorcecare.net

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

(509) 452-8648

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

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

CHRISTMAS BREAK SWIM — 1-3 p.m. See Dec. 17. FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Nov. 2.

Saturday, Dec. 22 LOWE’S BUILD & GROW CLINIC — 10 a.m. Reservations recommended. Free building workshop for children and parents. Lowe’s, 2500 Rudkin Road, Union Gap; 509-248-3032. lowesbuildandgrow.com

Tuesday, Dec. 18

YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117.

CHRISTMAS BREAK SWIM — 1-3 p.m. See Dec. 17.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Oct. 27.

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Monday, Dec. 24 • CHRISTMAS EVE

Monday, Dec. 31 • NEW YEAR’S EVE

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29.

CHRISTMAS BREAK SWIM — 1-3 p.m. See Dec. 17.

CHRISTMAS BREAK SWIM — 1-3 p.m. See Dec. 17.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

DREAMGIRLS — Performances at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Broadway meets Motown. A backstage 1960s girl group melodrama, complemented by heart-stopping vocals, breathtaking staging and fast-paced choreography. Parental guidance suggested. Tickets: $16-$71. The Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third St., Yakima; 509-853-8000.

BABY & ME SWIM — 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 29. CHRISTMAS BREAK SWIM — 1-3 p.m. See Dec. 17.

Thursday, Dec. 27 CHRISTMAS BREAK SWIM — 1-3 p.m. See Dec. 17.

Friday, Dec. 28 CHRISTMAS BREAK SWIM — 1-3 p.m. See Dec. 17.

Tuesday, Jan. 1 • NEW YEAR’S DAY DREAMGIRLS — 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 31.

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FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Nov. 2.

Saturday, Dec. 29 YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — 12-4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-248-1117. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Oct. 27.

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ellensburgevents Saturday, Oct. 27 Kittitas County Farmers Market —

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Last market of the year! Fourth Avenue, downtown Ellensburg.

storytimes

Free Swim — 3-4 p.m. last Saturdays. All ages

invited to swim free at Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool, 815 E. Sixth, Ellensburg; 509-962-7210.

Sunday, Oct. 28 Kids Rock Youth Climbing Program —

3-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Games and activities provide a fun introduction to rock climbing for ages 6-12 at the CWU Recreation Center. Participants can come once or return every week; must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $8 for children of Rec Center members, $12 nonmembers; register in advance at 509-9633512. Ongoing classes also available.

Ellensburg Public Library,

209 N. Ruby; 509-962-7218.

Baby Bounce — 11:15 a.m. Fridays

through Dec. 7; closed Nov. 23. Movement, play and touch activities that stimulate physical, cognitive and emotional development in infants-18 months.

Friday, Nov. 23 Cookie Scavenger Hunt — 10 a.m. to

noon. Grab a cookie and hit the streets in search for toppings available at various shops. Then, warm up inside and assemble your cookie. Ellensburg Downtown Association, 509-962-6246.

Moments to Remember — Streets of Bethlehem, children dancing, choirs, charolers, roasted chestnuts and lit trees. Holiday bazaar at the fairgrounds. Storytime and photos with Mrs. Claus, 4-7 p.m. at the Children’s Activity Museum. Ellensburg Downtown Association, 509-962-6246.

Saturday, Nov. 24 Free Swim — 3-4 p.m. See Oct. 27.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Toddler Storytime — 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Dec. 5; no storytime Nov. 20-21. Stories, songs, finger plays and dance for ages 18 months-3 years.

CWU Halloween Concert — 7 p.m. The

Preschool Storytime — 10:15 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 29

CWU Symphony Orchestra will present its annual sell-out Spooktakular featuring works by Gounod, John Williams, Bach, Grieg, Berlioz and Adam Glaser. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, seniors and children; purchase online at cwu.edu/music. Costumes encouraged. McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall, Dean Nicholson Boulevard.

Trick-or-Treating

3-6 p.m. Visit businesses in downtown Ellensburg for Halloween treats.

Boo Central — 5-7 p.m. Kids up through fifth grade are invited to a monstrously fun party in the ballroom at the CWU Student Union, 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg. Free.

Fall Fun Fair — 6-8 p.m. Family games, giant

inflatable slide, bounce houses, gospel presentation, food and prizes. Free. Ellensburg Foursquare Church, 901 E. Mountain View Ave.; 509-925-5000.

Friday, Nov. 2 After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. Fridays.

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

Sunday, Nov. 4 Kids Rock — 3-4:30 p.m. See Oct. 28.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 Family Skate — 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Bring your roller or in-line skates and roll around at the Ellensburg Racquet and Recreation Center, 6061 E. Vantage Hwy. Cost is $2 per person.

Thursday, Nov. 8 Warren Miller’s “Flow State” — 7 and 9:30

p.m. Winter sports fanatics will love the amazing skiing, beautiful scenery and superb camera work of Warren Miller’s new film. Admission: $8 CWU students and Rec Center members, $12 general admission. In the Student Union and Recreation

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Chapter Bookworms — 3:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Special group reading, discussion and activity for kids in grades 1-5. Family Story Time — 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30

Wednesday, Oct. 31 Downtown

Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Dec. 5; no storytime Nov. 20-21. Stories, songs, rhymes and dance for ages 3-6 years.

and Nov. 6. Stories, songs, rhymes for families with young children, infant-preschool.

Wednesday, Nov. 28 Family Skate — 4-5:30 p.m. See Nov. 7. Cocoa Stroll — 5-6 p.m. Take the evening

to explore downtown stores and their personally decorated trees while enjoying hot cocoa and holiday spirit. Ellensburg Downtown Association, 509-962-6246.

Friday, Nov. 30 After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. See Nov. 2.

Saturday, Dec. 1 Teddy Bear Tea — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Story time

Center (SURC) theater, 400 E. University Way. For more, call 509-963-3537.

with Ms. Claus, children’s dance performances, and tea time. This event typically sells out, so get your tickets early! Ellensburg Downtown Association, 509-962-6246.

Friday, Nov. 9

Sunday, Dec. 2

After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. See Nov. 2.

Kids Rock — 3-4:30 p.m. See Oct. 28.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Kids Rock — 3-4:30 p.m. See Oct. 28.

Family Skate — 4-5:30 p.m. See Nov. 7.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Thursday, Dec. 6

Family Skate — 4-5:30 p.m. See Nov. 7.

Holiday Girls Night Out — 5-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of shopping, pampering and fun for the ladies in downtown Ellensburg. Ellensburg Downtown Association, 509-962-6246.

Friday, Nov. 16 ELLENSBURG MOPS — 9-11 a.m. third Fridays.

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

Friday, Dec. 7

After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. See Nov. 2.

Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. A joint production of the Central Washington Dance Ensemble, the CWU Orchesis Dance Company and Central Theatre Ensemble. Admission: $14 general admission, $11 student/senior, $7 CWU students with ID. McConnell Auditorium, 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg. cwu.edu/theatre

Polar Express Pajama Party — Snuggle

up in your PJs and blankets for a holiday movie, snacks and activities. Call for details. Ellensburg Downtown Association, 509-962-6246.

Sunday, Nov. 18 Kids Rock — 3-4:30 p.m. See Oct. 28.

Wednesday, Nov. 21 Family Skate — 4-5:30 p.m. See Nov. 7.

After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. See Nov. 2. The Nutcracker — 7:30 p.m. Friday and

Saturday, Dec. 8 2nd Annual Bounce Out Hunger —

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Free admission with non-perishable food donation. Event held at Lincoln Elementary, Capitol Ave and Walnut Street, Ellensburg. For more info, call 509933-2200.

CHILDREN’s ACTIVITY MUSEUM Breakfast — 10 a.m. to noon. Breakfast with Mrs. Claus at

the Children’s Activity Museum, 118 E. Fourth Ave., Ellensburg; 509-925-6789. Purchase tickets in advance.

The Nutcracker — 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 7.

Sunday, Dec. 9 The Nutcracker —2 p.m. See Dec. 7. Kids Rock Youth Climbing Program — 3-4:30 p.m. See Oct. 28.

Wednesday, Dec. 12 Family Skate — 4-5:30 p.m. See Nov. 7.

Friday, Dec. 14 After School Swim — 3:30-5 p.m. See Nov. 2.

Wednesday, Dec. 19 Family Skate — 4-5:30 p.m. See Nov. 7.

Thursday, Dec. 20 Winter Holiday Open Swim — 1:30-4:30

p.m. Dec. 20-21, 26-28. Admission for city residents/ non-residents: $2.25/$2.75 youth (0-17) and seniors (60+), $4.50/$5.50 adults. Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool, 815 E. Sixth, Ellensburg; 509-962-7210.

Friday, Dec. 21 ELLENSBURG MOPS — 9-11 a.m. See Nov. 16. Winter Holiday Open Swim — 1:30-4:30 p.m. See Dec. 20.

Wednesday, Dec. 26 Winter Holiday Open Swim — 1:30-4:30 p.m. See Dec. 20.

Thursday, Dec. 27 Winter Holiday Open Swim — 1:30-4:30 p.m. See Dec. 20.

Friday, Dec. 28 Winter Holiday Open Swim — 1:30-4:30 p.m. See Dec. 20.

Saturday, Dec. 29 Free Swim — 3-4 p.m. See Oct. 27.

Monday, Jan. 14 Missoula Children’s Theatre Auditions — 3:30 p.m. Kids in grades K-12 are invited to

participate in MCT’s original rendition of “The Secret Garden,” a joyful retelling of a story of hope and celebration and all things good in life. Cost is $30 for those receiving roles. Meets in the cafeteria at Valley View Elementary, 1508 E. Third Ave., Ellensburg. Organized by Ellensburg Parks and Recreation, 509-962-7210. YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM • NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2012

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The Good Earth is an undeniable classic, a Pulitzer Prize winner and a brilliant work of literary fiction set in China during the early 1900s. It tells the story of Wang Lung, a simple farmer, and O-lan, his newly acquired wife, as they struggle to scratch out a meager existence on the land where he was born. As time passes, Wang Lung, his wife and children are forced to flee south to avoid crushing famine and beg for handouts in a sprawling city. But always Wang Lung yearns to return to the land that he believes is the source of all life, wealth, and happiness. As characters, Wang Lung and O-lan are beautifully written. I was torn between respect, annoyance and pity for Wang Lung, while his wife earned my undying appreciation with her loyalty and patience. I didn’t always agree with the decisions that either of them made, but couldn’t help but be touched by their devotion to the land. On a broader scale, The Good Earth gives a stunningly realistic depiction of pre-revolutionary farm and family life in China, and a sweeping view of the culture and the political, social, and economic climate during the reign of China’s last emperor. Most of these aspects were absorbing, but I struggled with the more “sexist” aspects of this story, such as the use of the term “slave” and other ideals that reflected the diminished, and even proprietary, status of women in China. This perception of women was evident — and frequently appalling — but eventually I was able to remind myself that life was like that back then, and not get (too) angry at what I saw as horribly unfair.

Additional suggestions for Asian Literature The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (Children’s Fiction)

Injustices aside, this book is captivating. One chapter at a time was simply not enough. I read it for pure enjoyment, but it could certainly be analyzed for deeper meaning and themes and would be a fabulous book club selection. It’s everything that I love in literature — richly detailed, purposeful, authentic and beautifully written — but it’s not a book that everyone will love. Readers who are only satisfied with a fast-paced thriller, adventure or romance will probably want to look elsewhere. The Good Earth is measured and deliberate; it takes its time, but with such meaning and imagery that it is worth every minute of yours. ■ For questions, comments or more great book recommendations, visit readingforsanity.blogspot.com

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