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VOLUME 4 NUMBER 5

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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.

IT’s HARD TO MOURN the end of summer here in the Yakima Valley, where there is absolutely so much to look forward to in the fall! From the abundance of produce at the region’s farmers markets to the 10-day extravaganza of the Central Washington State Fair, this season is ripe with kid-friendly fun. You can even “Taste the Fun,” boasts this year’s fair; learn how to stretch your fair budget on page 8. Just as the fair wraps up, it will be time to head to the pumpkin patch for hay rides, corn mazes and some good old-fashioned pumpkin chuckin’. I can hardly wait... in fact, let’s just turn right now to page 10 to peek at the round up of harvest festivals, including a couple of exciting new options in Sunnyside and Ellensburg. Get out and taste the fun this season! Sara Bristol, Editor sara@yakimabusybee.com

contributors TAVIS & AMY GUILD are the owners of Memory Montage Photography

in Yakima. They love being involved in the community by hosting photography classes, photographing weddings and families, and helping out at Harvest Community Church. See their photos at memorymp.com and visit their SunDome booth at the fair this year!

LARISSA WARDRIP is a Yakima photographer who says sweatshirts

cover kid Eleven-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzy” Schulte would rather be out with the horses than posing for a camera. But we couldn’t let those gorgeous freckles go to waste. photo by memory montage photography

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are her happy place and fall is her favorite season. She’s married to Mark and mom to two adorable little boys, Jack and Cruze. Find Larissa online at larissarachelle.com.

HEATHER VANTASSELL is new librarian, blogger for Reading for

Sanity and mother of two. When not engrossed in all things literary, she can be found exploring the outdoors, testing her culinary abilities or creating something crafty. 3


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We are in love with Little Free Libraries, these adorable front yard book exchanges that are popping up all over the place. Kids love them, too — it’s like a scavenger hunt with the potential for buried treasure.

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.” — Jacqueline Kennedy

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First, you have to seek out the little library; there’s a map at littlefreelibrary.org. Even better, maybe you just happen upon one during a neighborhood ramble. Peek through the window, open the door. Anything catch your eye today? “Take a book, return a book,” the sign says. You can’t steal something if it’s free! The idea is to build a sense of community and foster a love of reading in both children and adults. There are hundreds of Little Free Libraries all across the country, and Yakima has at least three: + Corner of 26th and West Chestnut avenues in the Barge-Chestnut Historic District. + Corner of Eighth Avenue and Pine Street at the Unity Spiritual Life Center.

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Big savings for families on admission and rides at the fair The theme of this year’s Central Washington State Fair is “Taste the Fun,” and I’m already craving an elephant ear. Bet you are too. To help you save a few dollars for treats, Busybee has rounded up tricks for saving money on admission on carnival rides: First off, you need to know the standard rates: General admission is $13 for adults, $10 for seniors 65+, $8 for children ages 6-12, and kids ages 5 and under are free. Parking is $7 a day; or, take a free shuttle from Office Max or Target (same parking lot, two stops). Carnival wristbands, which allow unlimited rides for one day, will set you back $25 or $30 per person, depending on the day. Tuesday through Friday, wristbands are $25; the price is $30 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. For my family — two adults and two school-age kids — regular admission and two wristbands would cost $92 or $102, depending on the day. Ouch.

You can shave $1 off the price of admission and $3-$8 off wristbands by purchasing in advance (before 5 p.m. Sept. 19) at the State Fair Park box office, Banner Bank or Wray’s grocery stores. (Other locations carry

If you’re not going to the carnival, Friday the 20th, Wednesday the 25th and Sunday the 29th have great deals on admission!

wristbands but no admission. See fairfun.com for the list.) However, your best bet for savings is to take advantage of one of the fair’s promo days. There are deals for seniors and military, but we’ve just identified those best for families: Friday, Sept. 20 is KIMA TV Day: All ages pay $4 for gate admission from noon to 3 p.m. Wristbands on Fridays run $25. Today, we would pay $64 at the door, or just $60 if we buy the wristbands in advance. Nice!

Monday, Sept. 23 is Franz Bread Day: Bring an empty Franz Bread sack with a sticker to purchase a wristband and admission for $28. You’ll need one sack per person. (Remember: wristbands are $30 today, so you’ll definitely want to take advantage of the special if you’re planning on any rides.) Our cost would be $82 plus two loaves of bread, or $112 and four loaves if we all go for a spin.

Tuesday, Sept 24 is Solarity Credit Union Day: After 3 p.m., youth ages 12 and younger pay $15 for admission and a carnival wristband; no coupon required. This is hands-down the best deal if you’re planning to hit the carnival. My family would pay $56 if just the kids go to the carnival, or $106 for all four of us to ride — make that $100 with pre-purchased wristbands for the two adults!

Wednesday, Sept. 25 is Pepsi Day: All ages pay $5 for gate admission until 5 p.m. We’d pay $70 at the door, or $64 if we purchase two wristbands in advance.

Sunday, Sept. 29, is Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Family Day: On the fair’s final day, pay $25 and receive admission for two adults and three youth ages 6-12 (remember, kids ages 5 and younger are always free). There’s no coupon required; just ask for the Farm Workers Clinic special. Wristbands run $30 on Sundays. Today, our cost would be $85, or $69 with a pair of pre-purchased wristbands. And room to spare for one more elephant ear....

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APPLE FEST AT THOMPSON’S FARM 9535

Old Naches Hwy., Naches; thompsonsfarm. com; 509-949-3450. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends in October. Pumpkin and apple cannons fire on the hour. New this year, try the walnut shooters. Pumpkin patch, U-pick apples and walnuts, hay rides, corn maze, antique blacksmith shop, pumpkin donuts. and goat ladder. Admission is free; small fee for some activities.

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harvestfestivals BILL’S BERRY FARM 3674 N. County Line

Road, Grandview; billsberryfarm.com; 509882-3200. This year’s Apple and Pumpkin Festival will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 21 and 28, and all Fridays and Saturdays in October. Take a hay ride to the orchard to pick apples, or visit the pumpkin patch, squeeze fresh cider or take a ride on the adorable Barnyard Train. Corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, live music, scarecrow contests, fall crafts and BBQ. Free admission; charge for some activities.

HUFFMAN FARMS 6181 Wilson Creek Rd,

JONES FARM FRUIT STAND 2020 Thacker Road, off East Zillah Drive, Zillah; 509829-6024. The fruit stand is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. There’s a free straw maze, hay bale pyramid with slide, duck pond and self-guided orchard walk. Admission is free.

REDBO FARM 1990 Sunnyside-Mabton Road, south of Sunnyside; 509-303-0281 or 206-3536694. Open Friday-Sunday in October; hours and cost not available at press time. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay bale maze, wagon rides, bounce house, petting zoo, zombie target range, old west town.

OCTOBER DAYS AT THE BIG RED BARN

SCHELL’S MASSIVE CORN MAZE AND FALL HARVEST FUNLAND Two locations: 3213

Washington Fruit Place at Barrett Orchards, 1209 Pecks Canyon Road, Yakima; treeripened.com; 509-966-1275. Taste different varieties of apples and fresh cider weekends through October. Tractor rides, a hay maze and self-guided orchard are great for younger kids. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

Ellensburg; huffmanfarms.com;509-899-2002. This family farm kicks off a month of activities with the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Festival, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Activities continue Saturdays and Sundays throughout October. Expect to find hayrides, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin chucking, a petting zoo, duck races, BBQ, fall shopping and more. Henry and jack Free admission; charge perrault davenport for some activities.

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Tacoma St., just off Columbus and Main streets in Union Gap, 509-453-3200; and, three miles east of Toppenish on Highway 22 at Harris Road, 509-865-4511. Both locations feature a 10-acre corn maze designed with a GPS as well as a two-acre kiddie corn maze, straw bale maze, straw pyramid with slides, hay rides, pumpkin patch, farm animals and bonfire pits for s’mores. Hours and cost of admission not available at press time; visit schellscornmaze.com or search for SchellsProduce on Facebook.

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Halloween Haunts

Spooky fun for tweens & teens Halloween Egg Hunt Kids ages 6-10 are

invited to join Yakima Parks & Recreation on a spooky, fun-filled egg hunt at Fisher Golf Course. Bring flashlights! Participants will receive a bag for their eggs and Halloween treats. Space is limited. Cost is $5 for Yakima residents, $8 nonresidents. Yakima Parks & Rec, 509-575-6020.

HAUNTED TRAIN AND DEPOT Ghosts,

goblins and a fright around every corner as you tour the haunted depot and two haunted railcars. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Schedule not available at press time. Northern Pacific Railway Museum, 10 Asotin Ave., Toppenish;www. nprymuseum.org

MADD HATTERS HAUNT Intense, scary

haunted house, open Oct. 11-13, 17-20, 24-31 and Nov. 1-2. Hours vary; check the website. Admission is $10; kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. (A lights-on family tour is offered from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27.) Madd Hatters Haunt, 1015 E. Lincoln Ave., behind Bob’s Burgers and Brew, Yakima; maddhattershaunt.com

Wild Waves Theme Park Fright Fest

On Saturday, Oct. 19, Yakima Parks & Recreation will escort a bus of kids (grades 6-10) to visit the ghosts and ghouls that have taken over Wild Waves Theme Park in Federal Way. Register soon; space is limited. Cost is $45 for Yakima residents, $52 non-residents. Yakima Parks & Rec, 509-575-6020.

Yakima Haunt Night Kids in grades

6-10 are invited to join Yakima Parks & Recreation in search of a good scare. The group will enjoy pizza before visiting a haunted corn maze. Two sessions: Oct. 18 and 25. Space is limited. Cost is $15 for Yakima residents, $18 non-residents. Yakima Parks & Rec, 509-575-6020.

ZOMBIE WALK Zombify yourself and

join the zombie shuffle at 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Millennium Plaza, across from the Capitol Theatre in downtown Yakima. Despite the gory scenery, this event is family friendly — expect a costume contest, raffle, face painting and games. Free; bring a donation of canned food for Northwest Harvest.

Find more Halloween fun in our calendar. We’ll post updates at yakimabusybee.com and on our Facebook page in October.

Yakima’s favorite birthday has expanded our party options! Parties include party plates, cups, napkins, a balloon bouquet, pizza, pop and arcade game play for as little as $8 per child!

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SPORTS

What is ? MOPS is short for Mothers of Preschoolers, an international Christian organization for mothers of young children. Having a student enrolled in preschool isn’t a requirement — the mothers in this group all have a child who is in kindergarten or younger, including newborns. The groups meet in local churches and provide moms with a couple hours of fellowship and respite while the kids are in childcare elsewhere in the building. Meetings typically include speakers, table talk and some sort of refreshments. Some groups have dues while others are free, but don’t let finances stop you from joining — scholarships are readily available. MOPS runs on the school calendar, so fall is is the best time to join, but newcomers are always welcome. There are five chapters in Yakima County and Ellensburg:

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FIRST PRES MOPS

meets 9-11:15 a.m. first and third Fridays. First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima; Brianne, 509-949-8681.

MOUNTAINVIEW MOPS meets  6-7:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays. Mountainview Christian Fellowship, 7105 Alpine Way, Yakima; Danielle, 509-833-2228. YAKIMA EVANGELICAL MOPS

meets 9-11 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month. Yakima Evangelical Church, 7901 W. Nob HIll Blvd., Yakima; Aubrey, 509-594-9380.

LOWER NACHES MOPS

meets 9-11:30 a.m. third Fridays. Memorial Bible Church, 111 Old Stage Way, Gleed; Amy, 509-833-2934. mbcyakima.com

ELLENSBURG MOPS meets 9-11 a.m. third Fridays. Mercer Creek Church, 1407 N. B St., Ellensburg; 509-933-7800.

Take better photos! Want to take better photos of your kids? Amy and Tavis Guild of Memory Montage Photography (they shot our cover photo) can help you improve your photography skills and learn how to better use your SLR or DSLR camera this fall. MMP will offer an all-day Photography Essentials Class on Oct. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Yakima. All levels of experience are welcome. Tuition is $89, and space is limited. Learn more at memorymp.com, or call 509-969-6369.

Peewee Golf Lessons A fun introduction for preschoolers, ages 4-5. Meets 3-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 16-30, or Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 2. Cost is $24 for Yakima residents, $29 non-residents. Fisher Park Golf Course, 213 S. 40th Ave., Yakima; 509-575-6075.

Selah Tiny Tots Intro to Soccer An

introduction to soccer basics for boys and girls, ages 3-5. Registration open through Sept. 27. 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 residents, $55 non-residents; includes a T-shirt. Register at the Selah Civic Center, 216 S. First St., Selah; 509-698-7300.

Selah Little Dribblers Basketball An introduction to basketball for boys and girls, ages 4-6. Two sessions: Nov. 4-Dec. 6 and Jan. 13-Feb. 17. Registration opens Sept. 30 for first session. Cost is $35 for residents, $45 SSD residents, $55 non-residents. Register at the Selah Civic Center, 216 S. First St., Selah; 509-698-7300.

Selah Youth Basketball League play

for boys and girls, grades 1-6. Register Sept. 30-Dec. 2. Practices begin the week of Dec. 6 with games on Saturdays in January and February. Cost is $43 for residents, $53 SSD residents, $63 non-residents. Register at the Selah Civic Center, 216 S. First St., Selah; 509-698-7300.

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The How-To on Washing Produce Growing up in the Yakima Valley, I have always considered myself fortunate to have easy access to fresh fruit and vegetables—an essential part of any healthy diet and lifestyle. Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways you can contribute to the health of your family. While fresh, raw produce contains the highest levels of nutrition, they can also harbor bacteria and fungus. Making a habit of properly cleaning your fruits and vegetables is a simple way to help keep your family both safe and healthy. So next time you stop by your local produce stand, grocery store or farmer’s market, keep the following tips in mind:

Rinsing fresh produce under running water has been proven most effective in removing the bacteria living on your food. Under cold running water, briskly rub fruits and vegetables with your hands or a produce brush. You may spray a solution made of one-third vinegar and two-thirds water on your produce before you rinse, adding another layer of protection against the bacteria. After fruits and vegetables are thoroughly cleaned, towel-dry your produce to remove the excess water, dirt and bacteria.

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Purchase smart. Store safely. Avoid purchasing bruised, damaged or moldy fruit, as bacteria can easily hide and quickly spread to the rest of the fruit. Bag produce and raw meat and store in separate locations to prevent cross contamination. Be clean. Starting with clean hands and a clean workspace is great routine to develop. Make sure you are using a clean cutting board and knife when preparing food for your family. Consider investing in color-coded cutting boards, designating specific colors for meat and produce. This will help preventing cross-contamination. Using a store-bought produce wash is not necessary. Washing fruits and vegetables with cool, running water is a simple and effective way to help remove germs and pesticides from your fruit and vegetables before you serve them to your family, keeping them healthy. Bon appetit! ■ Dr. Tanny Davenport grew up in Wapato and is a family medicine physician with a special interest in obstetrics at Family Medicine of Yakima. He is currently accepting new patients.

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storytimes STORY TIME AT THE MUSEUM presented

by Ready By Five. Meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-454-2493.

ELLENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY,

209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg; 509-962-7250. See storytime schedule on page 28.

GRANDVIEW LIBRARY, 500 W. Main St., Grandview; 509-882-7036. Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. INKLINGS BOOKSHOP,

located at Chalet Place, 56th and Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509965-5830. Toddler storytime at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Meet Chester Raccoon from The Kissing Hand on Saturday, Sept. 21. Call for time.

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

Naches, 303 Naches Ave., Naches; 509-653-2005.

Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

SELAH, 106 S. Second St., Selah; 509-698-7345. Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Baby Lapsit, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Adventures at Selah Library all ages program, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays.

SOUTHEAST YAKIMA, 1211 S. Seventh St.,

Yakima; 509-576-0723. Tween Scene after-school crafts, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

SUNNYSIDE, 621 Grant, Sunnyside; 509-8373234. Toddler Storytime, 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Schoolage craft, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Family movie, 2 p.m. Sept. 14.

Terrace Heights, 4011 Commonwealth, Yakima;

2882. “Travel through Time,” stories and craft, 4 p.m. Sept. 19. “Celebrate Fall Colors,” 4 p.m. Sept. 30.

WEST VALLEY, 223 S. 72nd Ave., Yakima; 509-

966-7070. Preschool storytime, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Explore! activities for ages 6-12, 11 a.m. Sept. 7.

YAKIMA CENTRAL, 102 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-452-8541. Bilingual storytime (Hora de cuentos bilingue), 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Baby lapsit, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Tween Scene, 4 p.m. Thursdays. ZILLAH, 109 Seventh St.; 509-829-6707. “Rescue Bunnies,” story and craft for ages 5-8, 2 p.m. Sept. 11. “Birthday Fun,” story and craft for ages 5-8, 2 p.m. Sept. 25.

509-457-4319. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

TOPPENISH, 1 S. Elm, Toppenish; 509-865-3600. Preschool storytime, 11 a.m. Thursdays. WAPATO, 119 E. Third St., Wapato; 509-877-

BUENA, 801 Buena Road, Buena; 509-865-3390. Crafts and books for grades K-6: “Applelicious,” at 4 p.m. Sept. 18 ; “It’s Fall,”at 4 p.m. Sept. 25.

GRANGER, 508 Sunnyside Ave., Granger; 509-

854-1446. Story & Craft for school-age kids, 3 p.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 25.

Moxee. 255 W. Seattle, Moxee; 509-575-8854. Preschool storytime, 11 a.m. Mondays. Wii gaming for teens, 4 p.m. Sept. 24 and 26.

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dailyplanner EDITOR’S NOTE: To help make special

events stand out from those that repeat on a regular basis, we’ve highlighted events that occur infrequently (less than once a month) as well as recurring events that are new to our calendar. Hope this makes planning your day a little easier! Saturday, Sept. 7

C.A.P.E. HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE —

Homeschool families can enjoy speakers, a used curriculum sale, vendor tables and comradery at this annual event. Speaker Janice Hedin will talk at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost is $5; bring a sack lunch. Open Bible Christian Center, 2701 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima. Open to all homeschool families. Organized by the Christian Association of Parent Educators (CAPE), yakimahomeschool.com.

HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP: FOOTBALL RING TOSS — 9 a.m. to noon. Drop-in wood crafts for ages 5-12. Free. Participants receive a workshop apron and pin. The Home Depot, 2115 S. First St., Yakima; 509-452-3016.

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KIDS YOGA — Saturdays at noon. Kids ages 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.

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

SKEWERED APPLE BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP — 4-11 p.m. Two-day fundraiser for the Yakima

Valley Museum centers around a barbecue competition for teams from around the Northwest, but has other activities for kids and families. On Day 1, be there at 5 p.m. during sausage turn-in (many teams hand out free samples). Classic car rally at 6 p.m. and an apple pie-eating contest at 7 p.m. Inflatable jumpers until 8 p.m. Live music and food vendors all evening. Tickets: adults $10, 12 and under $5, children under 5 free (two-day pass $15). Tree Top headquarters, 220 E. Second Ave., Selah. skeweredapple.com

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

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

Sunday, Sept. 8 YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2p.m. Sundays through October. Children’s activities including the Allied Arts ArtsVan every third Sunday of the month. Fresh produce, crafts and food vendors in front of the Capitol Theatre at Third Street and Yakima Avenue. yakimafarmersmarket.org

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FREE PARENTING CLASS — 9:30-10:45 a.m. Sundays, Sept. 8-Nov. 10. “Love and Limits... Without Spanking or Spoiling” is a free eightweek parenting class led by parent educator Laurie Kanyer. Learn why kids misbehave, how to set reasonable limits, avoid predictable problems, reduce stress and more. Childcare and children’s class available. Pre-registration required; call Shan Trick, 509-248-7940. Spanish translation available.

SKEWERED APPLE BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP —

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day 2 (see Saturday, Sept. 7) is packed with turn-ins and fanfare at the top of every hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and that means free samples from many of the competing teams. Live music, food vendors all day. Pork butt turn-in at 11 a.m., brisket at noon, chicken at 1 p.m. and ribs at 2 p.m. Tickets: adults $10, 12 and under $5, children 5 and under free. Tree Top headquarters, 220 E. Second Ave., Selah. skeweredapple.com

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Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9.

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.

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 King’s Row, 210 S. First St., Selah. 509-480-2844.

Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. Mondays and

MOUNTAINVIEW

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 10 PETE’S EVENING MARKET — 4-7:30 p.m Tuesdays through Sept. 24. A smaller farmers market on Fourth Street and Yakima Avenue, between the Tower and the backside of the Capitol Theatre.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. 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.

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.

Thursday, Sept. 12 VISION AND POOR PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOL — 7 p.m. Free workshop for parents and teachers who deal with young people who are behind in reading or struggling with comprehension. Washington Vision Therapy Center, 3909 Creekside Loop, Suite 150, Yakima (Creekside Business Park). Free. Call 509-654-9256 to RSVP.

EXCHANGE STUDENT INFO MEETING — 7 p.m. Rotary International is looking for students in grades 10-12 who are interested in spending a year as a foreign exchange student (beginning Aug.

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Friday, Sept. 13 FASHION FRONT FASHION SHOW — 5-9 p.m. Haute couture takes over historic Front Street in downtown Yakima for this outdoor runway fashion show. Enjoy local wine, beer, food and the latest fall fashions from local retailers including Fiddlesticks, Garden Dance, Gretchen and The Haberdasher. Cocktail hour begins at 5, followed by the show at 6. Must be 21 to attend; ID required. Tickets are $35 in advance (see retailers above), $40 day of. Junior League of Yakima: juniorleagueofyakima.org NACHES SPORTSMAN’S DAYS — 5-10 p.m. Three-day event has a parade, carnival rides, games, food booths, entertainment and fireworks. Day 1 kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday with the opening of the midway. nachesvalleychamber.org GYMKIDS FUN FRIDAY — 6-9 p.m. second

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

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to 3 p.m. Two-day event showcases what life was like “way back when.” Grain threshing demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., tractor parade at 1 p.m., antique spinning wheel and soap-making demonstrations. Also, lots of tractors, contraptions and a flea market. Free admission. Olmstead Place State Park, four miles east of Ellensburg, at 921 N. Ferguson Road (no Discover Pass required for this event); www.kveic.org

NACHES SPORTSMAN’S DAYS — 10 a.m.

to 11 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 13. Kids parade at 10 a.m., followed by Grand Parade at 10:10. Midway (food, carnival rides) opens at 11 a.m. nachesvalleychamber.org

GYMKIDS SATURDAY PLAYDATE — 10-11:30

a.m. second Saturdays. Open gym, zip line and popcorn for children ages 1-5 with their parents. Cost: $12 per child. Selah GymKids, 709 North Park Centre, Selah; 509-698-5437.

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LOWE’S BUILD & GROW CLINIC: CLASSIC FIRE TRUCK — 10 a.m. Reservations recommended.

Free building workshop for children and parents. Lowe’s, 2500 Rudkin Road, Union Gap; 509-2483032. lowesbuildandgrow.com

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH AT VALLEY MALL —

Noon to 3 p.m. Bounce house, magician, fashion show, giveaways and end-of-summer sales at Valley Mall, 2529 Main St., Union Gap. shopatvalleymall.com

KIDS YOGA — Noon. See Sept. 7. YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon. See Sept. 7. HARRAH FALL FESTIVAL — 1-3 p.m. Games,

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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; 2480647; yakimaspeedway.us

Rose Street Community Center 109 Rose Street, Union Gap (3 blocks south of Ahtanum)

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

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p.m. See Friday, Sept. 13. Fishing derby at 1 p.m. nachesvalleychamber.org

24th ANNUAL VOLKSFEST — 9 to 3:30 p.m.

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Sept. 13.

YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Sept. 8. Children’s activities today! KITTITAS VALLEY THRESHING BEE — See Sept. 14. NACHES SPORTSMAN’S DAYS — 11 a.m. to 2

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Monday, Sept. 16 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Sept. 9. Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9. DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS & SINGLE PARENTING GROUPS — 6:30 p.m. Mondays for 13 weeks, beginning Sept. 16. Support group for children (6-12) whose parents are divorced, separated or reconciling. Adult group meets at same time. Meets at Rose Street Community Center, 109 Rose St., Union Gap. 509-930-7074. yakimadivorcecare.net

Tuesday, Sept. 17 PETE’S EVENING MARKET — 4-7:30 p.m. See Sept. 10. 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.

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CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR —

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Day One of the biggest family event in the Yakima Valley. 10 days of carnival, entertainment, farms animals and agriculture, plus some of the best and most unwholesome food on the planet. Today’s headline act: American Sprint Car Series NW Regional Finals, 6 p.m. Fair admission: $13 adults, $10 seniors 65+, $8 youth 6-12, kids ages 5 and under free.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

See Sept. 11.

Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9. SELAH’S WEDNESDAY MARKET — 5-8 p.m.

See Sept. 11.

Friday, Sept. 20 FIRST PRES MOPS — 9-11:15 a.m. first and

third Fridays, September through May. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Cost is $5 per meeting; scholarships available. Child care provided. First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima; Brianne, 509-949-8681.

LOWER NACHES 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. mbcyakima.com

Saturday, Sept. 21 SUNFAIR PARADE — 10 a.m. The Yakima Valley’s showcase parade, teamed with the State Fair for 52 years and counting. Parade route is on Yakima Avenue from 16th Avenue to Eighth Street. Marching bands, horses, floats and lots and lots of candy, der. BILL’S BERRY FARM APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays starting

today and every Friday and Saturday through the end of October. Lots to do, including hay rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, barnyard train rides, fall crafts, fresh-squeezed cider, the Barnyard Mystery maze and, of course, U-pick apples and pumpkins. Admission is free (fee for some activities). 3674 N. County Line Road, Grandview; billsberryfarm.com

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR —

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Today’s headline act: American Sprint Car Series NW Regional Finals, 6 p.m., Styx at 7:30 p.m. See Sept. 20.

KIDS YOGA — Noon. See Sept. 7. YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon. See Sept. 7. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Sept. 7.

Sunday, Sept. 22 YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

See Sept. 8.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR —

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Today’s headline entertainment: Jaripeo de Lujo, 2 p.m.; Riders in the Sky, 6 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 23 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Sept. 9. Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9. CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR —

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Today’s headliner: Plain White T’s, 7 p.m.

DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS & SINGLE PARENTING GROUPS — 6:30 p.m. See Sept. 16.

Tuesday, Sept. 24 CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR —

11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

PETE’S EVENING MARKET — 4-7:30 p.m. See Sept. 10.

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Wednesday, Sept. 25 YAKIMA EVANGELICAL MOPS — 9-11 a.m.

last Wednesday of the month, September through May. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Child care provided. Yakima Evangelical Church, 7901 W. Nob HIll Blvd., Yakima; Aubrey, 509-594-9380.

MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

See Sept. 11.

Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9. CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR —

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Today’s headliner: Kutless, 7 p.m.

SELAH’S WEDNESDAY MARKET — 5-8 p.m.

See Sept. 11.

MOUNTAINVIEW MOPS — 6-7:30 p.m. See Sept. 11.

Thursday, Sept. 26 CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR —

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Today’s headliner: Lonestar, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27 THE GREAT PROSSER BALLOON RALLY —

Friday through Sunday; see also Prosser Harvest & Street Painting Festival. Balloon pilots from all over the Northwest take to the skies over Prosser for three days of photo-snapping fun. Spectators encouraged to arrive early at the Prosser Airport, about 6:15 a.m., to watch the pilots prepare their giant balloons for the morning launch. Night Glow at dusk Saturday; viewing from Art Fiker Stadium; gates open at 5:30 p.m. Free parking and admission. Prosser Airport, 111 Nunn Road; www. prosserballoonrally.org

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR — 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Today’s headline entertainment: Monster Trucks, 7 p.m.; Williams & Ree, 7:30 p.m. FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Sept. 13. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES — 7:30 p.m. Opening night of the Warehouse Theatre Company’s production of Anne of Green Gables, the classic story of a feisty orphan girl and her (mis) adventures as she tries to fit in at her new home on Canada’s Prince Edward Island. Th-F-Sat through Oct. 12. Tickets prices not available at press time. The Warehouse Theatre Co., 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima; www.warehousetheatrecompany.org RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing —

Street Legal Drags and Battle of the Highs School Drags. Gates open at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (kids 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker; renegaderaceway.com

Saturday, Sept. 28 THE GREAT PROSSER BALLOON RALLY —

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CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR —

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Today’s headline entertainment: Demolition Derby, 7 p.m.; Sawyer Brown, 7:30 p.m.

KIDS YOGA — Noon. See Sept. 7. RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing — Summit Series Race #10. Gates open at 9 a.m. Racing starts at 1 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (kids 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker; renegaderaceway.com YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon. See Sept. 7. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Sept. 7. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES — 7:30 p.m.

See Sept. 27.

Sunday, Sept. 29 THE GREAT PROSSER BALLOON RALLY —

See Sept. 27.

RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing —

Summit Series Race #11. Gates open at 9 a.m. Racing starts at 1 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (kids 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker; renegaderaceway.com

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

See Sept. 8.

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Monday, Sept. 30 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Sept. 9. Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9. DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS & SINGLE PARENTING GROUPS — 6:30 p.m. See Sept. 16.

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Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9. KIDS CLUB AT VALLEY MALL — 10:30 a.m. to noon. Drop in for free crafts and entertainment in Center Court at Valley Mall, 2529 Main St., Union Gap. shopatvalleymall.com.

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Thursday, Oct. 3 ANNE OF GREEN GABLES — 7:30 p.m.

See Sept. 27.

Friday, Oct. 4 FIRST PRES MOPS — 9-11:15 a.m. first and third Fridays. Mothers of Preschoolers, open to moms with children ages birth-kindergarten. Cost is $5 per meeting; scholarships available. Child care provided. First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima; Brianne, 509-949-8681.

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BILL’S BERRY FARM APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Sept. 21. MOMMY TIME CONSIGNMENT SALE —

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Four-day seasonal consignment sale featuring gently used fall and winter children’s clothing, toys, books, shoes, strollers, etc. Admission free. Former Color Tile building, 2304 S. First St., Yakima. mommytimesales.com; 307-7268

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Sept. 13. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES — 7:30 p.m.

See Sept. 27.

Saturday, Oct. 5 THOMPSON’S FARM PUMPKIN PATCH —  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends in October. Pumpkin patch, U-pick apples and walnuts, hay rides, corn maze, antique farm equipment, kiddie train and in a new addition to the pumpkin cannons at the top of every hour, U-fire walnut guns. Admission free (fee for some activities). 9535 Old Naches Hwy, Naches; www.thompsonsfarm.com HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP: FIRE RESCUE PLANE — 9 a.m. to noon. Drop-in wood

crafts for ages 5-12. Free. Participants receive a workshop apron and pin. The Home Depot, 2115 S. First St., Yakima; 509-452-3016.

SUNNYSIDE SUNSHINE DAYS — 9 a.m. to 8

p.m. Sunnyside’s annual fall event is moving to October. A 5/10K run/walk starts from HAPO Credit Union at 7:30 a.m.; registration ($20/$25) opens at 6 a.m. The Sunshine Days Parade starts at 10 a.m. from Sunnyside High and runs down Edison to the Law and Justice Center. Other events throughout the day include a car show, vendor booths and live entertainment at Central Park. Miss Sunnyside Pageant at 1 p.m. Sunday at Sunnyside High School (admission $10 per person); www. sunnysidechamber.com

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Fall Festival Yakima Adventist Christian School and Washington Fruit Place & Gift Shop

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. See Oct. 4.

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OAK CREEK ACE FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Second annual craft sale and

Sunday, Oct. 20 12-3:30 p.m.

swap meet with a hay bale maze for the kiddos. Oak Creek Ace Hardware, 10400 US Highway 12, Naches.

BILL’S BERRY FARM APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Sept. 21. ISAIAS’ WALK FOR CHILDREN WITH APRAXIA OF SPEECH — 10 a.m. Registration

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KIDS YOGA — Noon. See Sept. 7. YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon. See Sept. 7. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Sept. 7.

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YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon. See Sept. 7.

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

ZOMBIE WALK — 3 p.m. Zombify yourself and join

See Sept. 8.

THOMPSON’S FARM PUMPKIN PATCH — 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Oct. 5.

MOMMY TIME CONSIGNMENT SALE —

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half-price day, select items. See Oct. 4.

MISS SUNNYSIDE PAGEANT — 1 p.m. at

Sunnyside High School. Admission is $10 per person. www.sunnysidechamber.com

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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES — 7:30 p.m. Final night. See Sept. 27.

Monday, Oct. 7

RENEGADE RACEWAY — See Oct. 12.

MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Sept. 9.

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

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

See Sept. 8.

THOMPSON’S FARM PUMPKIN PATCH — 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Oct. 5.

Monday, Oct. 14 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Sept. 9.

See Sept. 11.

Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9.

Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9.

DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS — 6:30 p.m. See Sept. 16.

MOUNTAINVIEW MOPS — 6-7:30 p.m. See Sept. 11.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Thursday, Oct. 10

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BILL’S BERRY FARM APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Sept. 21.

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GYMKIDS FUN FRIDAY — 6-9 p.m. See Sept. 13.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES — 7:30 p.m. See Sept. 27.

Friday, Oct. 11

STAR GAZING AT RANDALL PARK — 7 p.m. to midnight. Families can observe the moon, planets and stars at Randall Park, 48th Avenue south of Nob Hill Boulevard. Telescopes provided by the Yakima Astronomical Society. Yakima Parks & Rec, 509-575-6020.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES — 7:30 p.m. See Sept. 27.

Saturday, Oct. 12 THOMPSON’S FARM PUMPKIN PATCH — 

MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

See Sept. 11.

Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9.

Friday, Oct. 18 FIRST PRES MOPS — 9-11:15 a.m. See Oct. 4. LOWER

NACHES MOPS

See Sept. 20.

— 9-11:30 a.m.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Oct. 5.

BILL’S BERRY FARM APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Sept. 21.

BILL’S BERRY FARM APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Sept. 21.

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Sept. 13.

GYMKIDS SATURDAY PLAYDATE — 10-11:30

Saturday, Oct. 19

a.m. See Sept. 14.

RENEGADE RACEWAY — Drag racing —

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

Sunday, Oct. 13

DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS & SINGLE PARENTING GROUPS — 6:30 p.m. See Sept. 16.

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FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Sept. 13.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES — 7:30 p.m. See Sept. 27.

Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9.

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the zombie shuffle at Millennium Plaza, across from the Capitol Theatre in downtown Yakima. Costume contest, raffle, face painting, games. Free; bring a donation of canned food for Northwest Harvest.

THOMPSON’S FARM PUMPKIN PATCH — 9

a.m. to 5 p.m. See Oct. 5.

Ellensburg Reunion and Northwest Nostalgia Drags tour. Gates open at 9 a.m. Racing starts at 1 p.m. Admission: $10-$15 (kids 12 and under free). 1395 N. Track Road, Parker; renegaderaceway.com

BILL’S BERRY FARM APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Sept. 21.

KIDS YOGA — Noon. See Sept. 7.

YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon. See Sept. 7.

KIDS YOGA — Noon. See Sept. 7.

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13th ANNUAL HARVEST MARCHING FESTIVAL — 4:30 to 9 p.m. High school marching bands from around the Northwest compete for top honors. Prelims start at 4:30, finals at 6. All-day admission: $15 adults, $10 students/seniors (finals only $10). Zaepfel Stadium, Eisenhower High School, corner of Tieton and 40th Avenue, Yakima; www.harvestbands.org

Saturday, Oct. 26 10am to 3pm

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Departing from the trolley barn 3rd Avenue and Pine Street, Yakima

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

Sunday, Oct. 20 YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Sept. 8. Children’s activities today! THOMPSON’S FARM PUMPKIN PATCH — 9

a.m. to 5 p.m. See Oct. 5.

HARVEST FESTIVAL AT YACS — Noon to 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend Yakima Adventist Christian School’s annual harvest festival. Dunk dunk, bounce houses, hay rides and a toddler pumpkin patch; 1200 City Reservoir Road. 509-966-1933. yacsschool.org

(509) 949-4233

Monday, Oct. 21 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Sept. 9. Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9. DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS & SINGLE PARENTING GROUPS — 6:30 p.m. See Sept. 16.

Carlos Dorantes, DDS, MS 6201 Summitview Ave., Suite 100 509.966.4433 • www.kidentist.com

CHARTER THE TROLLEY FOR BIRTHDAYS AND SPECIAL EVENTS!

www.yakimavalleytrolleys.org

Tuesday, Oct. 22 LA LECHE LEAGUE OF YAKIMA — 6 p.m.

See Sept. 17.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

See Sept. 11.

Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9. MOUNTAINVIEW MOPS — 6-7:30 p.m. See Oct. 9.

Thursday, Oct. 24 WARREN MILLER SKI MOVIE — 7:30 p.m.

9 am to 2 pm Sundays

Details and ticket prices pending, but if your kids like to ski or snowboard, well, you know the drill. The Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third St., downtown Yakima. capitoltheatre.org

through Oct. 27

Breakfast served 8:30-10am

Friday, Oct. 25

Located on S. 3rd Street off Yakima Ave. in front of the Capitol Theatre

BILL’S BERRY FARM APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Sept. 21. GRANDVIEW HAUNTED HOUSE & CARNIVAL — 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

FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Sept. 13. YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM • SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2013

Kids’ Day the 3rd Sunday of each month Allied Arts ArtsVan & other children’s activites!

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4-7:30pm Tuesday evenings thru Sept. 24 FREE PARKING IN THE TOWER LOT AFTER 5 PM

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dailyplanner FOREVER PLAID — 7:30 p.m. Opening night of

the Akin Center Theatre’s production of Forever Plaid, an hilarious and affectionate musical homage to the close-harmony “guy groups” that reached the height of their popularity in the 1950s. Weekends through Nov. 16. Tickets: $17 adults, $15 students/ seniors. 1610 S. 24th Ave., Yakima; akintheatre.com

Saturday, Oct. 26 THOMPSON’S FARM PUMPKIN PATCH — 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Oct. 5.

BILL’S BERRY FARM APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Sept. 21. HALLOWEEN TROLLEY — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ride

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the historic trolley with spooky characters. Free candy for the kids. Fare is $4 per person. Yakima Valley Trolleys, Third Avenue and Pine Street, Yakima; 509-249-5962. yakimavalleytrolleys.org

RAILWAY MUSEUM PUMPKIN RUN — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ride the Caboose to Nowhere and tour the Northern Pacific Railway Museum. Admission: $5 adults, $3 children 12 and younger. Event is geared for families with small children. Kids receive a free pumpkin. Northern Pacific Railway Museum, 10 S. Asotin Ave., Toppenish; nprymuseum.org LET’S DECORATE PUMPKINS — 10 a.m. Kids

can decorate a mini pumpkin grown in the Yakima County Master Gardeners demonstration garden at Ahtanum Youth Park, 1000 Ahtanum Road, Union Gap. Free, and parking is free.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS community ALTAR EXHIBIT — Noon to 6 p.m. daily, Oct. 26-Nov. 2.

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“Day of the Dead” cultural exhibit featuring more than 30 colorful altars created by community groups and individuals in honor of those who have died. Free admission. Hosted by the Yakima-Morelia Sister City Association in a NEW LOCATION this year: 106 S. Third St., next to the post office, Yakima. yakimamorelia.org

KIDS YOGA — Noon. See Sept. 7. YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon. See Sept. 7. HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY AT CHALET PLACE — 3-5 p.m. Costume contests for adults,

kids and pets; cupcake walk; pumpkin painting; games with candy prizes. Free admission; caramel apples and caramel corn for sale. Inside the former liquor store at Chalet Place, corner of 56th and Summitview avenues, Yakima.

GRANDVIEW HAUNTED HOUSE & CARNIVAL — 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. See Oct. 25. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Sept. 7. FOREVER PLAID — 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 25.

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CONCERT — 7:30 p.m. The Yakima Symphony Orchestra will give a special concert in honor of Dia de los Muertos. Ticket prices not available at press time. The Seasons Performance Hall, 10 N. Naches Ave., downtown Yakima.

Sunday, Oct. 27 YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

See Sept. 8.

THOMPSON’S FARM PUMPKIN PATCH — 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Oct. 5.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AT MIGHTY TIETON — Noon to 5 p.m. Day of the Dead celebration featuring exhibitions, altars, a sand painting display, storytelling and arts and crafts for all ages. Arts activities, including sugar skull decorating, begin at 2 p.m. Free admission; taco truck concessions. Mighty Tieton Warehouse, 608 Wisconsin Ave., Tieton; mightytieton.com

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS community ALTAR EXHIBIT — Noon to 6 p.m. See Oct. 26. SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN CONCERT —

3 p.m. The Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra and Yakima Ensemble for Strings will present a holiday concert featuring “spooktacular” music to put you in the mood for Halloween. Costumes are encouraged. Admission is free, but donations of a nonperishable food item for local food banks are welcomed. Location to be determined. www.yyso.org

HARVEST FESTIVAL AT MSOY — 3-5 p.m.

Geared toward kids ages 2-7, this annual school fundraiser is open to the community. Games, prizes and bake sale. Costumes welcome. Cost: $5 per child. Montessori School of Yakima, corner of 44th Avenue and Englewood, Yakima; 509-930-8789.

FAMILY DAY AT MADD HATTERS HAUNT —

3-5 p.m. Behind-the-scenes, lights-on tour of this annual haunted house (see website for complete schedule). Cost: $10, includes free admission into that evening’s lights-off haunt which opens at 6:30 p.m.  Madd Hatters Haunt, 1015 E. Lincoln Ave., behind Bob’s Burgers and Brew, Yakima; maddhattershaunt.com

Monday, Oct. 28 MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Sept. 9. Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS community ALTAR EXHIBIT — Noon to 6 p.m. See Oct. 26. HARVEST PARTY AT SALVATION ARMY — 5:30 p.m. Games, prizes, food and fun at The Salvation Army, next to Albertsons at 310 N. 16th Ave., Yakima; 509-453-3139.

DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS & SINGLE PARENTING GROUPS — 6:30 p.m. See Sept. 16.

Wednesday, Oct. 30 YAKIMA EVANGELICAL MOPS — 9-11 a.m. See Sept. 25.

MOMMY CONNECTION — 9:15-11:30 a.m.

See Sept. 11.

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS community ALTAR EXHIBIT — Noon to 6 p.m. See Oct. 26. HALLOWEEN EGG HUNT — Kids ages 6-12 are invited to bring a flashlight and join a spooky, fun-filled egg hunt at Fisher Golf Course. Preregistration is required. Cost is $5 for Yakima residents, $8 non-residents. Yakima Parks & Rec, 509-575-6020.

Friday, Nov. 1 FIRST PRES MOPS — 9-11:15 a.m. See Sept. 20. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS community ALTAR EXHIBIT — Noon to 6 p.m. See Oct. 26. 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. FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT — 7-8:30 p.m. See Sept. 13. FOREVER PLAID — 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 25.

Saturday, Nov. 2 SKI & SNOWBOARD SWAP — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is the 49th annual swap, sponsored by the White Pass Ski Patrol. New and used skis, snowboards, boots, clothing and accessories. Cash or cards only. Modern Living Building, State Fair Park, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima; yakimaskiswap.com SHOPAPALOOZA — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More

than 40 vendors at this unique shopping event. Samples, special offers and exclusive gifts. Whitney Elementary gym, 44th Avenue and Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509-577-8421.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS community ALTAR EXHIBIT — Noon to 6 p.m. See Oct. 26. KIDS YOGA — Noon. See Sept. 7. YU-GI-OH! TOURNAMENT — Noon. See Sept. 7. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — 7-9:30 p.m. See Sept. 7. FOREVER PLAID — 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 25.

Sunday, Nov. 3 SKI & SNOWBOARD SWAP — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

See Nov. 2.

Monday, Nov. 4

DENTAL CLINICS BUILT JUST FOR KIDS A child-friendly environment can do a lot to ease the fear of visiting the dentist. Bright, happy surroundings are important. Add to that the special touch provided by pediatric dental specialists. Visit us and see the difference!

MOM & BABY — 10 a.m. to noon. See Sept. 9.

ViewCrest Pediatric Dentistry

Baby & Me Swim — 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 9. DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS & SINGLE PARENTING GROUPS — 6:30 p.m. See Sept. 16.

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

See Sept. 11.

3801 Kern Road, Yakima 574-3220

2205 W. Lincoln Avenue, Yakima 575-3399

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

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ellensburgevents SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — 9

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

demonstrations. Also, lots of tractors, contraptions and a flea market. Free admission. Olmstead Place State Park, four miles east of Ellensburg, at 921 N. Ferguson Road (no Discover Pass required for this event); www.kveic.org

storytimes Ellensburg Library | 209 N. Ruby

Sunday, Sept. 15

St., Ellensburg; 509-962-7250.

Monday, Sept. 9

KITTITAS VALLEY THRESHING BEE — See Sept. 14.

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Thursday, Sept. 19 BOUNCE CENTRAL 2-FOR-1 DAY — See Sept. 12.

Preschool Storytime — Stories, songs, rhymes and dance for ages 3-6 years. 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Nov. 20 and Dec. 3-4.

Friday, Sept. 20

Toddler Storytime — Stories, songs,

p.m. A week of free science fun at CWU kicks off with fun demonstrations by the Department of Physics. All ages welcome. Meets in Lind 215 at Central Washington University, Ellensburg.

Thursday, Sept. 12 BOUNCE CENTRAL 2-FOR-1 DAY — Two kids

bounce for the price of one Thursdays at this indoor playground with four inflatables. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Socks required. Admission: $5.50 per hour or $8.50 per session. Bounce Central, 2060 Vantage Highway #31, Ellensburg; 509-925-5867. bouncecentralellensburg.com

MERCER CREEK KIDS’ CLUB CARNIVAL —

6-7:15 p.m. Kids’ Club is a Christian group for kids ages 3 years to 5th grade that meets Thursday evenings. The fall carnival is a kick-off party with bounce houses, games and prizes. Mercer Creek Church, 1407 N. B St., Ellensburg; 509-933-7800.

SCIENCE IS CENTRAL: WASHINGTON GEOLOGY — 7 p.m. All ages are welcome to

learn about the wonderful geology of Washington, presented by Nick Zentner, senior lecturer of geological sciences. Meets in Lind 215 at Central Washington University, Ellensburg.

Friday, Sept. 13 KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. Fridays. A fun

introduction to rock climbing for ages 6-12. Parents must attend with their children. Cost: $8 children of Rec Center members, $12 non-members. CWU Recreation Center, 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg. Pre-registration required; call 509-9633512. Other kids climbing programs also available. cwu.edu/kid’s-rock-0

SCIENCE IS CENTRAL: THE CHEMISTRY SHOW — 6 p.m. Appropriate for ages 5 and up,

the CWU Department of Chemistry will present a showcase of chemical reactions that cause color changes, flashes and explosions. Learn about chemistry you experience every day but don’t necessarily notice. Free. Meets in Science 101 at Central Washington University, Ellensburg.

Saturday, Sept. 14 KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET —

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

September through May. Mothers of Preschoolers is open to moms with children ages birthkindergarten. Child care provided. Mercer Creek Church, 1407 N. B St., Ellensburg; 509-933-7800. ellensburgmops@gmail.com

KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See Sept. 13.

Saturday, Sept. 21 KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET —

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See Sept. 7.

Thursday, Sept. 26 BOUNCE CENTRAL 2-FOR-1 DAY — See Sept. 12. PARENT/CHILD WORKSHOP AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL — 6:30-8 p.m. An interactive parent/child

play group and workshop for families with children birth to 5 years old. Learn practical strategies to support your child’s healthy development at different stages of growth. Free. Hal Holmes Center, 209 N. Ruby, Ellensburg; 509-962-7218.

fingerplays and dance for ages 18 months-3 years. 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Nov. 20 and Dec. 3-4.

Baby Bounce — Movement activites that

stimulate physical, cognitive and emotional development in infants-18 months. 11:15 a.m. Fridays, Sept. 13-Nov. 22 and Dec. 6.

ANDERSON FAMILY FARM FALL FESTIVAL — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. One-day farm festival with

goat train rides, toddler hay maze, live music, goat petting zoo. Free admission; tickets for some activities. Heirloom pumpkins, pumpkin chili, hot dogs, cupcakes and goat milk body care products for sale. Anderson Family Farm, 5100 Number 81 Road, Ellensburg. andersonfamilyfarm1979.com

THORP COMMUNITY DAY — Community

KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See Sept. 13.

breakfast at the fire station, 8-10 a.m. Watch the parade from the Thorp School lawn, starts at 9:30 a.m. Harvest carnival at Thorp School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fall market, petting zoo, face painting and carnival games from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thorp Tractor Company. Open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thorp Mill. Thorp is located about 10 miles west of Ellensburg; take I-90 exit 101.

Saturday, Sept. 28

SUNCADIA HARVEST FESTIVAL — Noon to 5

Friday, Sept. 27

KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET —

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See Sept. 7.

BUSKERS IN THE BURG — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free street festival in downtown Ellensburg featuring street performers known as buskers. Parade through the Farmers Market at 10:30 a.m. Straw maze, face and pumpkin painting, pony rides, free inflatable bounce rides, chalk art, scavenger hunt (also: beer and wine tastings for discerning ‘rents). Evening street dance hosted by The Big Boppers; buskersintheburg.org

Thursday, Oct. 3 BOUNCE CENTRAL 2-FOR-1 DAY — See Sept. 12.

Friday, Oct. 4

p.m. First of two weekends. Free family event with live entertainment, wagon and pony rides, pie- and corn-on-the-cob eating contests, 1,000-bale maze and arts & crafts activities for kids at the historic Nelson Dairy Farm. Free admission (excluding food and beverage, certain crafts and pumpkins); suncadiaresort.com

Sunday, Oct. 6 HUFFMAN FARMS 2nd ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pumpkin patch,

live music, give-aways, contests, hayrides, pumpkin chucking, petting zoo, duck races, BBQ, fall shopping and more. No charge for admission, hayrides, petting zoo or duck races. Huffman Farms, 6181 Wilson Creek Rd, Ellensburg; 509-8992002. huffmanfarms.com

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See Sept. 7.

KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See Sept. 13.

KITTITAS VALLEY THRESHING BEE — 9 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 5

p.m. See Oct. 5.

KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET —

Thursday, Oct. 10

to 3 p.m. Two-day event showcases what life was like “way back when.” Grain threshing demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., tractor parade at 1 p.m., antique spinning wheel and soap-making

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9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See Sept. 7.

SUNCADIA HARVEST FESTIVAL — Noon to 5

BOUNCE CENTRAL 2-FOR-1 DAY — See Sept. 12.

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Friday, Oct. 11

Thursday, Oct. 24

KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See Sept. 13.

BOUNCE CENTRAL 2-FOR-1 DAY — See Sept. 12.

Saturday, Oct. 12

PARENT/CHILD WORKSHOP AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL — 6:30-8 p.m. See Sept. 26.

KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET —

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See Sept. 7.

Friday, Oct. 25

10th ANNUAL HARVESTFEST — 10 a.m. to

KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See Sept. 13.

4 p.m. Corn maze, hay stack, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, balloons, music, games, prizes and photo opportunities. Cost: $3 per child, ages 2-12, and a non-perishable food donation; adults and babies are free. Pumpkins and concessions available for purchase. Overflow parking down Bull Road in the marked field to the left. Dusty’s Nursery & Company, 1116 E Mountain View Ave., Ellensburg; 509-925-7878. Corn maze opens midSeptember; no cost except during festival.

HUFFMAN FARMS PUMPKIN’LYMPIC DAYS — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Round up friends and family and come prepared to compete in field day activities, such as pumpkin stacking and gourd golf. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, pumpkin chucking, petting zoo, duck races, BBQ, fall shopping and more. No charge for admission, hayrides, petting zoo or duck races. Huffman Farms, 6181 Wilson Creek Rd, Ellensburg; 509-8992002. huffmanfarms.com

SUNCADIA HARVEST FESTIVAL — Noon to

Saturday, Oct. 26 KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET —

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Final market of the season. See Sept. 7.

HUFFMAN FARMS COSTUME CONTEST DAYS — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tie on those capes, fluff the tutus, paint your face and come prepared to enter the Huffman Farms costume contest for the young and young at heart. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, pumpkin chucking, petting zoo, duck races, BBQ, fall shopping and more. No charge for admission, hayrides, petting zoo or duck races. Huffman Farms, 6181 Wilson Creek Rd, Ellensburg; 509-899-2002. huffmanfarms.com

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM HALLOWEEN PARTY — Two times: 10 a.m. to noon or 1-3 p.m. Children’s Activity Museum open only to ticket holders, which can be purchasd at the museum starting in October. Children’s Activity Museum, 118 E. Fourth Ave., Ellensburg; childrensactivitymuseum.org

5 p.m. Second weekend. See Oct. 5.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Sunday, Oct. 13

HUFFMAN FARMS COSTUME CONTEST DAYS — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Oct. 26.

HUFFMAN FARMS PUMPKIN’LYMPIC DAYS — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Oct. 12.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Thursday, Oct. 17

HALLOWEEN STORYTIME — Ellensburg Library will host special holiday storytimes for preschoolers at 10:15 am. and toddlers at 11:15 a.m. 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg; 509-962-7250.

BOUNCE CENTRAL 2-FOR-1 DAY — See Sept. 12.

BOUNCE CENTRAL 2-FOR-1 DAY — See Sept. 12.

Friday, Oct. 18

DOWNTOWN TRICK-OR-TREATING — 3-6 p.m. visit businesses in downtown Ellensburg for Halloween treats.

SUNCADIA HARVEST FESTIVAL — Noon to

5 p.m. See Oct. 5.

ELLENSBURG MOPS — 9-11 a.m. See Sept. 20. KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See Sept. 13.

Saturday, Oct. 19 KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET —

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See Sept. 7.

HUFFMAN FARMS PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST DAYS — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and

Sunday. Let your creative juices flow and enter your freshly carved pumpkin in a contest; bring your own carving tools or purchase on site. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, pumpkin chucking, petting zoo, duck races, BBQ, fall shopping and more. No charge for admission, hayrides, petting zoo or duck races. Huffman Farms, 6181 Wilson Creek Rd, Ellensburg; 509-899-2002. huffmanfarms.com

Sunday, Oct. 20 HUFFMAN FARMS PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST DAYS — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Oct. 19. YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM • SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2013

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BOO CENTRAL — 5-7 p.m. Central Washington students turn the SURC into a monstrously fun place for kids up through fifth grade while Campus Activities staff serve up treat bags donated by local businesses. Free. SURC Ballroom, Central Washington Univerity; cwu.edu/boo-central

Friday, Nov. 1 KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See Sept. 13.

Thursday, Nov. 7 BOUNCE CENTRAL 2-FOR-1 DAY — See Sept. 12.

Friday, Nov. 8 KIDS ROCK — 3-4:30 p.m. See Sept. 13.

EllEnsburg’s u-Pick PumPkin Patch

Open 10am to 4pm bEginning weekends in October Osuctn.d6a!y,

www.huffmanfarms.com for details and directions

6181 Wilson creek road, Ellensburg

509.899.2002

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A place set aside for books & their friends.

It’s Our Birthday! Come into Inklings during our anniversary week, Sept. 16-22, and enjoy discounts and special surprises each day of the week.

Laugh-out-loud picture books by heather vantassell | readingforsanity.blogspot.com

Have a case of those endof-summer blues? Perhaps the remedy is a good laugh. Here’s a short list of picture books sure to induce a case of the giggles to remedy both you and your children. Chicken Cheeks

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by Michael Ian Black What’s funnier than a thesaurus of animal posteriors? Perhaps the absurd situation this exotic mix gets into as they attempt to reach a beehive. With only a couple words of text per page this one reads quickly but the brightly colored illustrations add lots of additional entertainment.

Chester

by Melanie Watt Ms. Watt is attempting to write a quaint little picture book about a mouse, but her cat Chester insists on being the star of the book. Each page Melanie composes is altered in bright red marker by Chester. Soon the two are engulfed in a humorous power struggle. This cleaver title is full of surprises that will produce fits of giggles throughout.

Watch Me Throw the Ball! by Mo Willems

The combination of serious elephant and carefree piggy can spark hilarity in even the most mundane situation. These two characters bring the perfect

combination for laughs. The Elephant and Piggie series is fun for all but absolutely perfect for emerging readers.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

by Jon Scieszka

This book is composed of fairy tale spoofs sure to delight older children familiar with the traditional tales. Tales such as Chicken Licken’, The Really Ugly Duckling, and Little Red Running Shorts include no lesson only a hearty dose of sarcasm. The assorted page arrangement and unusual mix of text and illustrations make this one absolutely hilarious when read aloud.

More Bears

by Kevin Nesbitt This highly participatory story has readers demanding MORE BEARS with each page turning. The author willing obliges adding all sorts of whimsical bears — bears in lederhosen, surfing bears and many, many more. Soon bears cover the pages until the book comes to a surprising conclusion sure to leave the little ones begging for another reading.

The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

Perhaps you will recall this one from your own childhood. Sweet, loveable Grover is frightened of the monster promised to be found at the end of the book and will go through extraordinary and comical lengths to keep the reader from turning the page. ■ If you would like to read more reviews visit http://readingforsanity.blogspot.com SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2013 • YAKIMABUSYBEE.COM


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