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“Shape clay into a vessel;
 It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for a room;
 It is the holes which make it useful. Therefore benefit comes from what is there; Usefulness from what is not there.” —Lao Tzu

E Even though I’m no Taoist, this idea from Lao Tzu has resonated with me ever since I became a father. When we had our first child, Elise, I wrote a poem to her when she was just several weeks old, and I began to see how this idea of Taoism rings true. If we are all like blocks of clay at the beginning of life, we can shape ourselves or be shaped into some form along the way — there are so many possibilities! As we grow older, we lose the potential of what we could become, but we gain something more specific and useful. I’ve been thinking about changes lately since my daughter is now 5, about ready to enter Kindergarten, and I have to let go of this first phase of our lives together. My son, Liam, now 3, is blooming handsomely, and I suspect we will spend the next couple of years lingering with this moment together, in this phase. The change from summer to fall is not always so subtle. One day, probably in early or mid-September, I will walk outside and suddenly detect the shift: a not-so-secret stir in the air, crackling with crisp energy, a scent of brilliant ripening, and a burst of color in nature. Change sneaks up on us. My kids took swimming lessons for the first time this summer, and in a way this was another

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way of letting go — to let them grow beyond what previously only I could do for them. We’re going to hold on to the rest of summer. We’ll celebrate in Disneyland for the first time together (Shh! It’s still a secret to the kids.) Then, we will move on, to embrace the clarion call of fall and await new, exciting possibilities. As you also celebrate new things, we provide some resources and events for you to capture the rest of summer. We’ve also included some back-to-school necessities, Dr. Pommer’s Second Opinion


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playdateyakima and Lacy Heinz’s take on helping kids become individuals. One story you shouldn’t miss is our feature on a subject that has a lot of parents talking these days: bullying. A must-read. As always, please send questions, comments, or suggestions to sklepach@, and be sure to friend us on Facebook. Until next issue, enjoy the dog days of summer … and the crisp welcome of fall.

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Yakima Valley’s beautiful summer is a work of art itself, and it might inspire kids to get their hands working creatively. Here are some programs for kids who want to get artistic. Maxin Art Studio is offering a drop-

in drawing class each Friday from 4-6 p.m. The studio is located at 106 S. Third St. in Yakima. You can call 509-494-3850 for details, or visit Ongoing.

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Nob Hill Blvd. in Yakima, has a lineup of summer art and science day camps continuing this summer. Each camp costs $65 per participant, and pre-registration is required. Call 509-469-2766 to register. All camps run 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Here’s the rest of the schedule:

• July 31-Aug. 3: Masks of the Americas mask construction, history, culture and expression. • Aug. 7-10: Rocket camp. (First session) • Aug. 14-17: Rocket camp. (Second session) 8

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continues its summer ArtsVan program, which brings art to various parks in the area. The ArtsVan will be at the Yakima Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19, Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. Allied Arts also has a number of art camps at its facility at 5000 W. Lincoln Ave. in Yakima. Call the office at 509-9660930 or visit for more info and updates. Each art camp costs $80 for a full week or $140 for two theatre or art camps. Each camp is designed for ages 7-12 and runs from 2-4 p.m. on the dates listed below: • Aug. 20-24: Explore the world of puppet creation. Allied Arts will resume its two-week Shakespeare Camp this August, too. Elementary and middle school students meet from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13-17 & Aug. 20-24, and high school students meet from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 13-17 & Aug. 20-24. Cost: $150.

MOVIES The Fourth Annual Summer

Cinema Series continues as well, with each movie beginning at sunset (about 8:30 p.m.) at Gilbert Park, at 5000 W. Lincoln Ave. in Yakima. Bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for admission. Here’s the remaining schedule: • Jul. 29: Hugo, rated PG. • Aug. 5: Jack and Jill, rated PG. • Aug. 12: Twilight: Breaking Dawn, rated PG-13.

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MUSIC Gone Fiddling Again hosts

DANCE Co-Motion Dance will run weekly dance camps and

intensives for ages 3 and up from June 11 to August 16, and each week will offer something different. The cost is $68 for one week for ages 6-9, and $78 for the week for ages 10 and up. The 6-9 age group runs from 3-4:30 Monday-Thursday; intermediate from 4:30-6:30 p.m.; and advanced from 6:30-8:30 p.m. • July 30-Aug. 2: Jazz • Aug. 6-9: Tap • Aug. 13-16: Hip hop The Melody Lane Performing Arts Academy is still

offering music, dance and theatre camps this summer. Music/Theatre/Dance classes: Two session options: 10-10:50 a.m. or 5:30-6:20 p.m. $65-$99. •A  ug. 6-10: Tangled musical theatre. Ages 3-7. Other dance camps: • J uly 30-August 3: Get the edge. Strength and flexibility. 10-11:20 a.m. or 5-6:20 p.m. •A  ug. 6-10: Pop Stars Hip Hop Dance Week. 10-10:50 a.m. or 5:30-6:20 p.m. Ages 6 and up.

More MUSIC… Melody Lane is also offering camp to boost your musical

prowess with voice and instrument lessons. • July 30-August 3: Sing Like a Broadway Star. Vocal lessons. 10-10:50 a.m. or 5:30-6:20 p.m. Ages 8 and up. Another musical treat is Allied Arts’ Music Camp, which runs July 30-Aug. 3. The weeklong camp, from 9-11 a.m. each day, is for ages 7-12. The music camp is open to everyone in that age group, and is inclusive of kids with special needs. It will feature freeflowing music and give kids a hands-on music experience and lessons on instruments from around the world. The cost is $80.

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its Circle Music Jam the third Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m. Next dates: Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18. The jams are for all ages and abilities and are described as “nutrition for the music soul.” Music includes country, folk, fiddle, bluegrass and blues. Gone Fiddling Again is located at 217 S. 63rd Ave. in Yakima. Contact: 509-949-2100; The Yakima Valley Community Band continues to

offer free concerts each Wednesday until Aug. 8. A variety of music includes jazz, classical, pops, Broadway tunes and marches. Each concert is performed at Randall Park at 48 N. 44th Ave. in Yakima.

The Summer Sunset Concert Series also continues

at Franklin Park each Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through August. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music and Allied Arts Summer ArtsVan. • Aug. 2: Little Big Band (Classic Rock and Country) • Aug. 9: Tuck Foster & The Mossrites (Blues) • Aug. 16: Alice Stuart & The Formerly’s (Folk Blues Legend)

Allied Arts of Yakima Valley 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima 509-966-0930 • CoMotion Dance Center for the Arts 4001 Summitview Ave., Suite 20, Yakima • 509-966-0676 Melody Lane Performing Arts Academy 2610 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Suite A, Yakima. 509-248-9623 •


camps & fun GO OUTSIDE! Yakima Greenway has a number of activities left on its

Kiddin’ Around summer program. • Jul. 28: 10-11:30 a.m., Sarg Hubbard Park. “Yaki HA HA Yoga.” Laugh for way to health! Cost: $2. Register: 509480-2603. • Aug. 4: 9-11 a.m., Yakima Area Arboretum. Goin’ For a Bird Hunt. Free. Register: or call 509-248-7337 by Aug. 2. • Aug. 4: 1-2:30 p.m., Sarg Hubbard Park. Zumbatonic. Free. Hosted by Yakima Family YMCA; register by calling 509-972-5276. • Aug. 11: 2-4 p.m., Yakima Greenway. Geocaching in the Greenway. Free. Register by Aug. 1; call 509-453-8280. • Aug. 25-26: Hot Shots 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney. Located in downtown Yakima. • Aug. 25: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Aug. 26: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fees for players. Pre-register at 509-575-6020 or at For more info, contact the Greenway at 509-453-8280 or visit Spend a few evening hours under the stars by Star Gazing at Randall Park one Friday each month

through October. Thanks to a partnership between the Yakima Astronomical Society and Yakima Parks and Rec, families can observe the moon, planets, stars and other sky objects. Contact Yakima Parks and Rec at 509-575-6020 for more info. Starting times vary, but here’s the schedule: • July 27: 8:30 p.m.-midnight • Aug. 24: 8 p.m.-midnight • Sept. 21: 7 p.m.-midnight • Oct. 19: 7 p.m.-midnight A Free Summer Day Camp through Aug. 17 at Franklin Park, S. 21st Ave. and Tieton Drive. The camp, offered by Yakima Parks and Rec, combines arts and crafts, swimming, and games, runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 509-575-6020 for more information.


Soccer Itty Bitty Soccer. Boys and girls, ages 3-6. Fundamentals

and basic skills taught. Cost: $45 member, $55 nonmember. Register by Aug. 21; play runs 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 28-Oct. 4. Located at Gilbert Elementary School, 4400 Douglas Drive, Yakima. Yakima Family YMCA: 509-972-5273.

Pee Wee Soccer League. Boys and girls ages 5-6. Teaches

the fundamentals of soccer in a safe, fun environment. The first sessions runs 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 1-23. The second session runs 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6-27. Cost: $48 non-resident, $40 resident; fee includes T-shirt and ball. Call Yakima Parks and Rec: 509-575-6020.

Selah FC Fall Soccer League. Boys and girls, grades K-6. Registration period: Aug. 1-Sept. 7. League play: Saturdays and weeknights, Sept. 22-Oct. 27. Cost: $43/$53/$63, depending on residency (not including taxes). Located at Lince Field in Selah. Contact Selah Parks and Rec: 509698-7300. Tiny Tots. Boys and Girls, ages 3-5. Introducing soccer to

kids, with fundamentals and basic skills taught. Located at Lince School Field in Selah. Register: Aug. 1-Sept. 7. Play runs 1010:45 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 22-Oct. 27. Cost: $35/$45/$55, depending on residency; includes T-shirt. Selah Parks and Rec: 509-698-7300. Golf Pee Wee Golf Lessons. Boys and girls, ages 4-5.

Games and activities help preschoolers learn the basics of golf. Two sessions in August: 9:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 7-21, & 9:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 8-22. Cost: $29 non-resident, $24 resident. Fisher Park, across from Eisenhower High School; 509-575-6075. Junior Golf Lessons. Boys and girls, ages 7-16 (different groups). Junior Chippers, 7-12 years old: 10:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, Aug. 7-16 & Aug. 21-30. Power Drives, 13-16 years old: 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 7-16 & Aug. 21-30. Cost: $58 non-resident, $47 resident. Fisher Park, across from Eisenhower High School; 509575-6075.

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They say people get summer fever, but as summer winds down and fall takes over, there’s another fever you’ll want to catch. In fact, that’s the theme of this year’s Central Washington State Fair: “Fair Fever. Catch It.” The fun runs Sept. 21 through Sept. 30 at State Fair Park in Yakima. As always, this is the place to be to experience the region’s premier fair, with plenty of sights to see, including livestock, exhibitions, concerts, rodeo, car racing, demolition derby, commercial exhibits, food concessions, carnival rides and games. In addition to rides and food, kids should especially enjoy…

Time to catch that Fair Fever!

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“Those are the things really geared towards kids,” says Dianne LaBissoniere, marketing manager at State Fair Park. “Most are educational and interactive.” Admission: Free for kids 5 and under; $8 ages 6-12; $13 adults 13-64 years; $10 seniors. Get $2 off if tickets are purchased prior to the fair. See website for info. Schedule: Noon-11 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 21 & 28; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 22 & 29; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 23; noon-10 p.m. Sept. 24-27; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 30. If you go: State Fair Park, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima • 509-248-7160 •

• Toytopia in Pioneer Hall (by Stage Nine Productions) • Barnville • A Walk on the Wild Side (Pepsi Plaza) • Super Science/STEM (Washington State Building)

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From top: Emma Walruff and Evan Howes feed goats at last year’s fair. • Children enjoy a ride on the Midway. • From left, Taya Jorgenson, Alihah Zaragoza and Karder Gleason make some noise on the Ring-a-Ding Ding.


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Bullying. We’ve all heard the word tossed around — especially the last few years in national media. But learning what the term bullying actually means is a critical first step in understanding its pervasiveness — and doing something about it. “Bullying is really any repeated kind of intentional behavior that’s hurtful or aggressive,” says Celisa Hopkins, Yakima/south central coordinator with the Youth Suicide Prevention Program in Washington. The organization started in 1995 and focuses on giving parents, educators, churches and families tools to help those at risk of depression and suicide. Last year the state of Washington enacted an antibullying law that requires all school districts to adopt a policy addressing bullying and other harassment issues. This policy allows people to report cases of bullying anonymously, but even this step is just one link in a chain that requires more effort from the grassroots level on up. “Education is a must on all levels,” says Hopkins. “The worst thing is for people to do nothing.” That’s because, according to some anti-bullying advocates such

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as Yakima’s Maureen Mould, bullying has become an epidemic. Mould, who has a BS in special education and an MS in therapeutic recreation, owns the nonprofit Kaleidoscope Konnections, which has been operating since 2004 in the Yakima area. Mould makes presentations to schools and groups by combining clown programs, music and magic tricks to deliver important messages to kids about bullying, among other things. While Mould works with kids in preschool through middle school, her primary work is with kids at the elementary level. Both Hopkins and Mould agree that having sound anti-bullying policies in place is necessary, but only if everyone knows, understands and implements everything those policies state. “Policies are great, but only as great as they’re used,” says Hopkins. “They’re not all that effective if people aren’t aware or use them.” “School districts have policies, but nobody’s paying attention,” Mould agrees. Unfortunately, Mould adds, some schools are unable to respond to each child’s social and emotional needs. Mould wants to change that.

“A solid foundation in social and emotional development is a precursor in student success,” she says. “We’re seeing a rise in bullying instances. It’s OK to talk about feelings. We incorporate into our program what’s not covered in school.” Since bullying is so prevalent and damaging, Hopkins says it’s important to determine how targets of bullying can be affected. The latest Healthy Youth Survey, conducted every two years by Yakima County, tracks youth suicides in Yakima County from pre-teen to young adults. In 2010 there were 11 suicides between the ages 10-24, one in the 10-14 age category, and five each in the 15-19 and 20-24 age groups. Last year, a total of seven suicides were reported, including one 15-yearold, three 17-year-olds, one 19-year-old and two 21-year-olds. The 2010 Healthy Youth Survey data for Yakima County contained questions about the mental and emotional health of each youth who responded to the survey. Thirty percent of 12th grade students said they felt sad or hopeless in the previous year, while 34 percent of 8th grade students 13

Bullying: Types and Causes

and 35 percent of 10th grade students affirmed this statement. In the same survey, 18 percent of 12th grade students checked that they have seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months. For the same question, 18.9 percent of 8th grade students and 17.1 percent of 10th grade students said they felt this way. While it is difficult to tell if bullying is a direct reason for these results, it could be a factor. One study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines found that 30 percent of child suicides were directly linked to bullying. According to “The 411 of Bullying,” a 2004 study conducted by The George Washington University, about one in six students in 6th through 10th grade reported they had been victims of bullying. Experts believe there are many others who have been bullied but have not spoken up. In the same study, researchers found that kids who are bullied are five times more likely to suffer from depression and consider suicide. Many violent attacks such as school shootings are linked with the shooter having been bullied, according to “Bullying in Schools,” a report first issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2003 and updated this year. “Bullying is one risk factor in suicide. It might be the last straw,” says Hopkins. 14

“Sometimes people are surprised by what constitutes bullying. Even teachers are surprised,” says Hopkins, especially if they revert to the traditional “kids will be kids” mentality. “This is something that teachers need to be monitoring or intervening in the halls and classrooms.” Hopkins says bullying can be classified as direct, indirect or cyberbullying. Direct bullying tends to be more physical and occurs more between males, and can include insults and taunting. Indirect bullying appears more frequently with girls and comes in the form of spreading rumors, lies and even graffiti about a target. Cyberbullying is an extension of indirect bullying and can occur with text messages, emails, phone calls and social networking media, such as Facebook. Hopkins says to look for some possible signs of a target of bullying. Parents, she says, should look for damaged property, torn clothing and lost or misplaced items — especially if these occurrences seem “out of character.” Other signs might be a child wanting to avoid lunch, recess or the bus, or a sudden change in friends or social groups. Physical signs include suspicious scrapes or bruises. Withdrawal is another red flag. “The majority of kids bullied don’t tell anybody,” Hopkins says. But when will “kids just be kids,” and when does the behavior cross the line? Hopkins says three criteria must be in place to constitute bullying. “There’s an imbalance of power — whether it’s real or perceived — by one kid by size or social status,” Hopkins says. The second element is “if the intent is to be hurtful,” she says, and the third is “if the impact is negative … unwelcome.” All parties need to be addressed, Hopkins adds, including the bully. If bullies are left unchecked, more serious consequences can follow, such as juvenile delinquency. “That’s often a first step toward more serious activity, criminal activity,” she says. Understanding where bullying comes from is another good first step in combating what Mould calls a bullying epidemic.

A child may become a bully if he or she witnesses domestic violence at home, either from parents or siblings, and then learns and implements a similar behavior. Others, she says, might have a more innate predisposition to bully. “That’s something that’s going to be hard to change without loving, nurturing adults surrounding that person.” As difficult as it is to recognize this need, Mould says the bullies should not be neglected. “With that personality, you have to work hard,” she says. “The hardest kid to love is the person that needs love the most, and that’s one way of intervening.” A third cause of bullying is due to the bully wanting to act out for attention or control, Mould says. Some solutions It’s one thing to recognize the causes of bullying, but it’s only the first step in remedying the situation. Mould offers some solutions. “When we can prevent enough bullying and kids can feel safe in school, they will succeed, and research proves it,” Mould says. The primary antidote to bullying, Mould says, is more focused attention on all kids from both school and parents. For instance, Mould says bullies might be acting out because of a lack of control in their own lives; thus, giving the bully more freedom to choose might give them less reason to bully for that control. And everyone must be able to talk about his or her feelings, she notes. Another change that needs to occur is the elimination of the bystander. In her shows, Mould aims to build confidence and courage in kids. Her latest presentation, “Let’s CORK Bullying,” emphasizes her philosophy of empowering kids and preventing bullying. The ‘C’ stands for courage and confidence, and the ‘O’ stands for owning what we observe. “When we see somebody being hurt, we have to own the problem,” Mould says. “We can’t accept bystanders anymore.” The ‘R’ is for respecting differences and feelings. “When we become more tolerant, we all make a positive difference in the world,” Mould says. The ‘K’ is for kindness,

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which Mould says is “the king of what we do, and what we say. Everything has to match; when we say something, it has to match in our eyes and our face.” When someone is bullied and no one helps, targets can feel they deserve that treatment, and their negative emotions are reinforced, Hopkins says. “The most important thing people can do is intervene,” Hopkins says, even if that intervention takes the form of approaching the bully’s target after the incident. “When you see it happen, acknowledge it’s not OK for someone to treat them that way.” Empowering all children, including targets, is another essential anti-bullying component. “Reach out when you see somebody being targeted,” Hopkins says. “Don’t ignore it. Don’t think it’s someone else’s job. Encourage kids to reach out to adults. If the first adult doesn’t do anything about it, tell another until you get heard.” Books While there are a number of excellent fiction and non-fiction books out there on bullying, we suggest you take a look at these five titles, organized by age group. Preschool Pick: One, by Kathryn Otoshi. Published in 2008, this awardwinning, full color preschool-friendly book features various colors and introduces kids to the concept of recognizing and accepting differences, while also giving them a review of colors and counting. One offers a fresh look at the subject of bullying. Ko Kids Books: $16.95 in hardcover. Preschool/ Early Grade School Pick: The Juice Box Bully:

Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others, by Bob Sornson, Maria Dismondy, and illustrated by Kim Shaw. Unlike many people who watch bullying occur without taking action, Pete notices that the students at his new school don’t stand idly by. As Pete begins


to demonstrate bullying actions, his schoolmates teach him about a pact called “The Promise” to help him change for the better. Published in 2010. Ferne Press: $10.95 in paperback. Upper Grade School Pick: Blubber, by Judy Blume. This classic story, first published in 1974, still resonates today. The story centers on a fifth-grade girl who joins other students to pick on another overweight student, before realizing what it feels like to be the target of school bullying. Yearling Books: $6.99 in paperback. Middle school pick: Bystander, by James Preller. This 2011 book is more suitable for older children and young teens, as it follows a seventh-grade boy who has to decide if he will stand by when someone is bullied, or if he will become a victim. Square Fish: $7.99 in paperback. For Parents and Educators: The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School — How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence (Updated), by Barbara Coloroso. This 2009-updated book deals with the bullying epidemic across the nation and how the subject is not something to merely be brushed aside. Updated version contains information on cyberbullying. Coloroso classifies the various types of bullying and the steps youth, parents, and educators can take to help each other and improve each school system. Collins Living: $14.99 in Paperback. Films Sure, there’s The Karate Kid and

Mean Girls, but when it comes to finding movies that really portray the reality of bullying, we suggest the following titles to start your list. Bullied (2010). Not to be confused with this year’s well-known Bully, this 40-minute documentary is intended for middle school students and follows one student’s account of anti-gay harassment. The film was endorsed by the National Endowment of the Arts and is featured on the website

Teaching Tolerance. More info: tolerance. org/bullied Bully (2012). This title has made a lot of headlines ever since it first came out with an R-rating, and there has been a lot of criticism about editing the film to fit within the PG-13 rating. Either way, Bully is an up-to-date journey of youth who have experienced bullying for various reasons, and should get viewers’ fires burning to shake up the status quo. Cry for Help (2009). This online

film spotlights teenage mental illness and suicide, and can be viewed in full at watch-the-documentary/1/. Growing Up Online (2008). This PBS/Frontline documentary can be viewed for free in its entirety online, and particularly deals with the pervasiveness and consequences of cyberbullying. Watch online at kidsonline/. The link will also give you other information and resources. Stop Bullying: Speak Up (2012). Don’t be fooled by the fact that this documentary is produced by the Cartoon Network. Speak Up is a hard-hitting expose of bullying and what can be done about it. Watch this film if you want to feel you can do something about bullying. Rated PG. Available online html. You will also find an eduactors’ guide and parenting tips on the website. To Save a Life (2009). This fictional film with a Christian perspective follows high school student Jake Taylor as he copes with a childhood friend’s suicide. Other resources:

Anti-Bullying Training Center: Character Counts: Kaleidoscope Konnections: Stop Bullying: Teaching Tolerance: Youth Suicide Prevention Program:

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Forming the Future

oAkridge monteSSori Summitview site offers montessori for 18 months through kinder-school year, year-round or summer only — the elementary site has the same calender & this summer offers weekly science themes for 2nd-8th graders on a weekly or monthly enrollment. enrolling now for Summer and/or Fall Current openings Pools at both sites with lessons available. 6403 Summitview Ave. • Yakima (509) 966-1080 • Fax (509) 966-3618



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second opinion

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There remain many misperceptions about the benefits of immunizations. As a physician, I take responsibility for informing parents and patients on the importance of this public health defense. And as kids head back to school, I believe this is a good opportunity to readdress immunizations and dispel some of the more common myths. In medicine, there have been few triumphs as great as immunizations. We have not conquered cancer or vanquished diabetes or obesity. But we do have fewer infections. How often do we see children suffering from polio, measles or meningitis — diseases that were commonplace and deadly for much of the 20th century? Fortunately, we witness these diseases rather infrequently. However, that trend is slowly changing in areas where fewer kids are immunized. Here is some interesting data from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ( about infectious disease in the 1900’s prior to vaccines being widely available. In one year, one could expect: • Polio to paralyze 10,000 kids • Measles to take the life of 3,000 children • Haemophilus to cause 15,000 cases of meningitis — resulting in permanent brain damage for many. We tend to have a short-term memory about the devastating effects of vaccinepreventable illnesses.



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More recently, we have been bombarded with articles and studies trying to link vaccinations with various childhood diseases and disorders — most commonly, autism. In fact, a British journal recently retracted a study from the 1990’s that had fabricated data linking vaccination shots and autism. And what about mercury’s side effects on children? In vaccines, trace amounts of mercury had been used as a preservative. Today, mercury is used only in multi-dose flu shots and there have been more than six studies investigating mercury and autism, concluding that there is no evident link between the two. There are also varying viewpoints on the best time to deliver immunizations. One viewpoint is that delaying shots may be better for a child’s immune system. In reality, infants are colonized with trillions of bacteria, and face more immunological challenges in their first week of life then they will from immunizations. Delaying immunization shots is not a recommended practice. As a parent myself, I understand that many parents may view immunizations as a personal decision. It most certainly is. But the decision to skip or delay your child’s immunizations also affects our community and those around you too. As physicians, we refer to this as “herd immunity.” It is based on a form of immunity that occurs when the

vaccination of a significant portion of a population (or herd) provides a measure of protection for individuals who have not yet developed immunity. I’ll provide a brief example to illustrate the importance of this concept: On most days, my waiting room is filled with children of all ages. Some of those children may be too young to have received certain immunizations. When an older child who is behind or has skipped some immunizations comes into the room with pertussis or chicken pox, this could infect the younger kids (even if they weren’t licking the toys). In contrast, should most or all of the older children be up-to-date on their immunizations, the likelihood of the younger kids getting infected is diminished greatly. I understand that this is a very short synopsis on immunizations, and I leave myself open to sharp and pointed attacks. But I am a promoter — or a booster if you will — of the immunization process. Is your response, “ouch!”? If so, feel free to let me know if you see me in the clinic.

“In medicine, there have been few triumphs as great as immunizations.”

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There is a painful time in every person’s life that generally involves not having the “right” brand of jeans, a giant pimple on a very prominent facial area, secret crying while listening to power ballads and painful disagreements about how a parent “ just really doesn’t understand.” For me, the majority of these moments occurred from ages 11 to 13 when sixth grade stole me away from my friendly, rural elementary school and deposited me, shell-shocked, in the midst of an adolescent nightmare called middle school. It was right down the street, but felt like a different world. I still get an achy pit in my stomach thinking about how young I felt compared to some of these new acquaintances. They watched MTV, bought all of their clothes from fancy parts of the mall and had these really giant bangs that involved both a curling iron and hairspray — neither of which I was allowed to touch at my house. I still liked my pink cat sweatshirt and embroidered jeans, but it soon became clear that they were going to have to go in the closet indefinitely if I was going to fit in. And I desperately wanted to fit in. And, if at all possible, to be “cool.” Long story short, it didn’t work out. My parents refused to buy me the “right” jeans. I just got more pimples and then added braces to the mix. And the bottom line is, by nature, I’m not really cool. I am a lot of things — silly, daring, reasonably intelligent, dramatic, engaged with the world — but the social norm of cool I am not. (I definitely was not during middle school.) And for all of my efforts, I think all I did was alienate my lifelong friends who could not understand my sudden distance. I certainly made no in-roads 20

with the “cool kids,” who were not mean, thankfully, but remained aloof and continued to do new and completely forbidden things like use tanning booths, drink alcohol and sneak out. In the end, say somewhere around 8th or 9th grade, there was a moment where I found peace with myself and began searching for and reconnecting with people with similar values and interests. High school proceeded with its highs and lows, but without major incident. I guess the pain and confusion of adolescence is a formative rite of passage, but I would spare my children some of it if I could. Is this why so many people are home schooling? While recently eating lunch at West Valley Park with my toddlers we watched the local home school social group do these amazing tactical maneuvers with replica swords, maces and shields. Kids of all ages running through the grass like veritable Bravehearts! Yaaaa, for the homeland! They seemed completely unselfconscious — which felt RIGHT to me. Kids should be able to do what inspires them without ridicule. Weaponry aside, I’m not sure that caliber of imaginative play would be accepted in a traditional school, which is a shame. But as wonderful as it was to observe that group, I don’t think I am organized enough to home school, so I’m going to have to leave the technical part of educating my children to the professionals. Plus, I like the idea of my children interacting with a wide variety of kids from different backgrounds. (That’s real life!) But the sheer amount of noise, television, Internet and pop culture being thrown at young people today makes me fear for their individuality. Our children

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are being sold an image of cool — now more than ever. Are our children going to be able to realize the fallacy of “cool” if it is so deeply entrenched in our culture? How will they find their way out of that ugly middle school maze? The way out that ends with a measure of peace and acceptance? I do not have the answer, but I believe there is some wisdom in the statement, “Different does not mean wrong.” I love that my almost 3-year-old just asked to have a “pirate” party for her birthday, when many of her friends would choose “princess.” Don’t get me wrong, she likes her pink shoes and spends a fair amount of time dressing up in a tutu, but she’s starting to have preferences. I can’t help but applaud this short trip from the beaten path. I want her to enjoy all that life has to offer and not feel constrained by the latest fad. And in life, children — well, all of us really — want to belong to a community. They want to play with other kids, trust them with their secrets and not feel ashamed by their interests and abilities. Differences discovered during play can catch kids off guard. They live in a black and white world of very specific rules where they are told “never” to pick their nose in public and “always” hold Mommy’s hand. But, as adults, we should know that there is not one right way to do everything. There’s a lot of gray out there. And in our parenting role, we can teach our children from a tender age that we love THEM. We love their differences. Our world would be boring without variety, but especially boring if our children were all the same. (Or our friends.) After all, what would we discuss over coffee?

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back to school It’s back-to-school time, and since there are so many things to worry about, we’ve made a “to-do” list. Easy, peasy.

2) Backpack. You can get fancy with

Barbie and Batman, or you can go more with a more traditional style, but these days your child can’t go without one! 3) Crocs. They’ll be warm enough in the fall and ready for wear again in the spring. Let’s croc-n-roll! Plus Payless Shoes usually offers a BOGO deal on them, too.

5) Medical emergency plan. For diabetes, food

allergies, asthma and any number of other health concerns, it’s more important than ever to communicate with your school — and your school nurse. One crucial step is to have a medical emergency plan in place. Consider it an agreement with your school on the best course of action to take the best care of your child.


1) Lunch Pack. For kids who are taking their lunch to class with them, an insulated lunch pack is a must. Check out this version from Arctic Zone. It helps separate cold food items from the others. Plus, it’s BPA-free. Walmart, $8.97.

4) Organizers. Get binders, Pee Chees and pencil boxes for the kids. Parents, pick up a copy of the 2012-2013 Augustto-August daily planner. Inklings Bookshop, $16.95.

7) General school supplies. Pencils, 6) Clothes. Ah,

school shopping. Having four seasons of weather is nice, but it can also make seasonal shopping spendier. Check with schools for dress codes so you don’t waste your time and money. (Outlet mall trip to North Bend, anyone?)

paper, crayons, books! Nowadays, families have to supply more and more for classroom use. Make sure to check with your child’s teacher for a full list of supplies and other requirements (including vaccinations). Most department stores have supply lists for each school, too.

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La Leche League returns For some time, Yakima was without a La Leche League program, which offers breastfeeding help and lactation support to women. But a new program has returned this summer at a new time and location. The group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month. The next two meeting dates are Aug. 21 and Sept. 18, at 307 S. 12th Ave., Suite 11 in Yakima. Contact Heidi at 509-952-0225 or Amy at 509-4268493 for more info. West Valley Community Library opens Aug. 13 Out with the old and in with the new. The Summitview library branch will close forever July 29, but folks in West Valley don’t have to wait long for the new library to open its doors. The West Valley Community Library opens at 9 a.m. Aug. 13, with a brand-new facility at 223 S. 72nd Avenue in Yakima. The new building is substantially larger than the Summitview branch, with a total of 9,960 square feet, which is a 44 percent increase in size. For more information, contact the Yakima Central branch at 509452-8541, or visit CWU kids programs rock! Central Washington University’s various kids’ programs continue through summer and fall. Parents need to be present with their kids. The cost is $8 for CWU-Rec center members and $12 for non-members. Call 509-963-3537 for more info. • Oct. 5-Nov. 23: Climb On. Fridays, 5-7 p.m. Ages 9-15. • Oct. 5-Nov. 23: Wall Crawlers. Fridays, 3-5 p.m. Ages 6-15. • Oct. 7-Nov. 25: Kids Rock. Sundays, 3-5 p.m. Ages 6-12.


Capitol Kids The Capitol Theatre’s Capitol Kids program has offered educational, entertaining and interactive performances over the years, and this next season’s lineup is no exception. First up is Let’s Go Science Show, set for 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Oct. 18. This show entices students from Kindergarten through 8th grade to get excited about the world of science. The second show is How I Became a Pirate, which comes to town Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Designed for grades K-4, this performance emphasizes the importance of home and family. The third and final title is Skippyjon Jones, set for two dates next spring: May 6 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and May 15 at 10 a.m. Just as the book series with the same

name has captivated young and adult readers alike, this show should appeal especially to pre-K through 3rd grade students. The cost for each ticket is $5. Call 509853-8000 for more information or go to Ike Gearing Up for Soccer Camp Eisenhower High School kicks off its soccer camp Aug. 23-24. The twoday camp runs 9-10:30 a.m. at Gilbert Elementary, 4400 Douglas Drive in Yakima. The camp is designed for boys and girls, from Kindergarten through 6th grade. Cost is $20 per child. Contact Tyler Suhm at 509-573-2672, or by email at suhm. for questions or to sign up. Children may also sign up the morning of the camp.

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Things we’re a little obsessed with include a really fun fashion website, absurdly delicious yogurt and some of the best lowcal chips I have ever tasted. I call it therapy! Calling itself a “collision of fashion and technology,” is a fashion-advice website and forum that was created by Seattle fashionista Angie Cox and her software developer husband, Greg. Angie keeps a blog on the website, but my favorite part is the forum, where viewers can submit pictures of outfits, seeking advice. It’s not uncommon to see someone trying on dresses for a wedding that night, snapping pictures with her iPhone and sending them in before making a purchase. How many times have I wanted to do just that? It’s terrific — and stylish — fun. Frozen Yogurt Our fearless assistant, Alex Mitchell, says she’s in love with the Yo-Yakima yogurt shop in Union Gap. Alex says the shop is clean and fun, and there are a ton of flavors to choose from for toppings — “Anything from granola to gummy worms.” They also offer fresh fruit like kiwi or blueberries to top your yogurt. An extra plus is that calorie counts are published, which makes watching your waistline a little easier. Alex admits that she sometimes tries to sneak in a trip to YoYakima before pickings up her son, Emmit — but he always catches her. Special K cracker chips Also on the snack front, these “cracker chips” are on my list of pantry must-haves. They’re light, crispy and flavorful, and they don’t pack a big caloric punch. Unless you eat the whole box at once.

“Playdate wants to know…” what current

Skinny jeans!

— Felicity P.

fashion trend do you wish would go out of style?

Skinny jeans… especially on guys. — Rebecca S.W.

… Well to change it up a bit, how about the colorful

skinny jeans…

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Skinny jeans look so amazing!

Said no one ever — Ann N.

You’re right Ann N., they look especially amazing paired with

unlaced high-tops!

— Felicity P.

Definitely the skinny jeans, especially for the guys — Miranda T.

Also, the whole 80s thing that’s coming back with the off the

shoulder bright neon colored sweatshirts…

there’s a reason these things died people! Let’t just bring back the big hair and gobbing on the neon blue eye shadow while we’re at it! Lol — Leslie C-S. August | September 2012 •

Vacation Bible Schools Check out our website at for updates!

June 18-Aug. 17: Select one week or multiple weeks. Westminster Presbyterian Church | 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima;; Lisa Willey, 966-1900. “Summer Adventure Day Camp.” Meets 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Two age groups: Kindergarten-first grade and second-fifth grade. Cost: $30 weekly for first child, add $20 for each sibling; $10 registration fee. Jul. 29-Aug. 2: 6-8:30 p.m. “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity.” Intergenerational. Free. Wesley United Methodist Church of Yakima, 14 N. 48th Ave. Contact: 509-966-2370. Jul. 30-Aug. 3: 9 a.m.-12 noon. “VBS.” Kindergarten-sixth grade. Free. Peace Lutheran Church, 91 Wernex Loop, Selah; 509-697-4353. Jul. 30-Aug. 3: 6-8:30 p.m. “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity.” Ages 4-sixth grade. Free. Zillah Church of the Nazarene, 203 Miles Drive, Zillah;; Sarah Friedrich, 509-829-5338. Aug. 6-9: 9:-11:30 a.m. “Sky: Everything is Possible with God.” Ages 4-10. $10 donation. Westpark Church and Academy, 3902 Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509-966-1632; Aug. 6-9: 6:30-8:30 p.m. “Mission: Possible.” Kindergarten-sixth grade. Free. Wiley Heights Covenant Church, 12504 Gilbert Road, Yakima;; Sherrin Melcher, 509-966-2383. Aug. 12-16: 6-7:30 p.m. “Hometown Nazareth.” Free. For ages 3 (potty trained) through sixth grade. Shiloh Christian Center, 113 N. Pierce Ave., Yakima; call Patty at 509-594-7111. Aug. 13-16: 6-9 p.m. “Mega Sports Camp.” Memorial Bible Church, 111 Old Stage Way, Yakima; contact Chris Kinman at 509-966-6500; mbcyakima. com. First-sixth graders. Focus on basketball and cheerleading. Cost: $20 per camper, plus other material fees (Registration deadline was July 10, but spots might still be available). Repeating events highlighted with blue background Sundays YAKIMA FARMERS’ MARKET. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fresh local produce, crafts, activities, locally made products, and live music. Located in front of the Millennium Plaza, S. Third St. in downtown Yakima, between Yakima and Chestnut avenues. 509-5755765. MONDAYS MOM & BABY. 10 a.m.-noon. This group is for moms and their babies up to 12 months of age. No registration is needed and the group is free to attend. This group allows other moms to meet and receive helpful suggestions when it comes to raising a baby. Located at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Education Center in Nob Hill Plaza,

2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd.; 509-2487322. SECOND & FOURTH MONDAYS ONE HEART SUPPORT GROUP. 12-1:30 p.m. Runs the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Support group for relatives raising relatives’ children. Casey Family Programs, 404 N. Third St., Yakima; Call 509952-5162 for more info. THIRD TUESDAYS LA LECHE LEAGUE. 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Group offers breastfeeding help and lactation support to women. 307 S. 12th Ave., Suite 11, Yakima; contact Heidi at 509-952-0225 or Amy at 509-426-8493. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS KALEIDOSCOPE PLAY AND LEARN. 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ready by Five’s


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LET’S READ! IMAGINATION LIBRARY STORY HOUR. Meets at Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima. Presented by Ready by Five and Catholic Family Child & Service. 509853-2052. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month: Aug. 8, 22; Sept. 12, 26; 10 a.m. English hour; Noon Spanish hour. INKLINGS BOOKSHOP. Chalet Place, 5629 Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509-965-5830. Toddler story time at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. MOXEE LIBRARY. 255 W. Seattle, Moxee; 509-575-8854. 4. Preschool story time: Monsters/Bed, 11 a.m. July 30. “Teen Wii Gaming,” 4 p.m. July 31. “Moxee Pet Parade,” for families and their pets, 5 p.m. Aug. 16. NACHES LIBRARY. 303 Naches Ave., Naches; 509-653-2005. Kids’ Zone, featuring craft fun for kids through middle school years, 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 1-22. SUMMITVIEW LIBRARY. 5709 Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509-966-7070. Summitview branch closes Jul. 29; new branch, called the West Valley Community Library, opens Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. UNION GAP LIBRARY. 3104 S. First St., Union Gap. 509-4524252. Story time, 1 p.m. July 31. WEST VALLEY COMMUNITY LIBRARY. 223 S. 72nd Ave., Yakima. New library branch opens at 9 a.m. Aug. 13. YAKIMA LIBRARY. 102 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-452-8541. Newly remodeled. “Teen Zone,” 3 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 2-16.


Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups emphasize thematic, structured and interactive play, and are open to everyone. Ready By Five, 414 N. Third St., Yakima. 454-2493. WEDNESDAYS BABY AND ME. 10-11 a.m. For tots 6 months-3 years. Pool time for parents and kids. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine Street; 509-575-6046. KIDS’ CASTLE 2-FOR-1 DAY. Open at 10 a.m.; call for closing. Two kids play for the price of one. Cost: $2.50 up to age 2; ages 3 and older are $5.25 for one hour or $8 unlimited; weekend rates are higher. Clean socks required. Located inside Gymnastics Plus, 2121 W. Lincoln Ave.; 509-453-8126. MOMMY CONNECTION. 9:30-11:30 a.m. First hour is Mommy & Me, second hour is just for moms; all ages welcome. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave. For child care reservations and more information, email Kate: katejoyt@ YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND. 7 p.m. A variety of music includes jazz, classical, pops, Broadway tunes and marches. Each concert is performed at Randall Park at 48 N. 44th Ave. in Yakima. second & fourth WEDNESDAYS MOPS – MOUNTAINVIEW CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. 6-7:30 p.m. Meetings are free; child care provided, through grade 5. Food, fellowship, speakers. Mountainview Christian Fellowship, 7105 Alpine Way. Contact Danielle, 509-833-2228. Third Wednesdays MOMS CLUB OF YAKIMA. 9:30-11 a.m. Daytime activities for stay-at-home mothers and their children. Child care opens at 9:15. Meets at Central Lutheran Church, 1603 W. Yakima Ave., $30 annual dues. Nonmembers are allowed to attend two park days/ business meetings before joining. Contact Tara or Debbie at 509-4948177.

Logun Hanson, 7 years

THIRD THURSDAYS CIRCLE MUSIC JAM. 7-9 p.m. Every third Thursday of each month, Gone Fiddling Again hosts a jam for all ages and abilities. The jams are described as nutrition for the music soul, and combines musical ingredients including country, folk, fiddle, bluegrass and blues. 217 S. 63rd Ave., Yakima; 509-949-2100. gonefiddlingagain. com FRIDAYS DRAWING CLASS. 4-6 p.m. Drop-in art class every Friday. Call for details. Maxin Art Studio,

106 S. Third St., Yakima; 509494-3850. FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHTS. 7-8:30 p.m. ’80s-themed music and swim. Reduced price: $1 adults, $0.50 youth, $0.75 honored citizen, or $3.25 for the family. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St.; 509-575-6046. First & Third FRIDAYS MOPS – FIRST PRESBYTERIAN. 9-11:15 a.m. Meeting dues: $5. Child care, food, fellowship, speakers. First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Eighth Ave.; 509-248-7940.

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Khiri Rando, 9 months SECOND FRIDAYS FUN FRIDAY. 6-9 p.m. Drop off kids ages 3-10 for a supervised open gym and playtime. Cost: $18 first child, $16 siblings; includes pizza dinner. Reservations not necessary. Selah GymKids, 709 North Park Centre, Selah; 509-698-5437. Third Fridays LOWER NACHES MOPS. 9-11:30 a.m. Meets third Fridays each month. Memorial Bible Church, 111 Old Stage Way, Gleed. Contact: Angie, 509-945-0617. MOPS – NILE VALLEY. 8:4511:15 a.m. Meets third Fridays each month. Child care, food, fellowship and speakers. Nile Valley Community Church, 60 Bedrock Lane, Nahces; 509-658-2904.


LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH MOPS – YAKIMA EVANGELICAL CHURCH. 9 a.m. Meets the last Friday each month. Yakima Evangelical Church, 7901 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509-965-5216. STAR GAZING AT RANDALL PARK. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. The Yakima Astronomical Society is partnering with Yakima Parks and Recreation for star gazing. Come see the moon, planets, stars and other sky objects. Contact Yakima Parks and Rec at 509-575-6020 for more info.

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November. Cost: $11 adults, $8.50 students (preschool through college). Not recommended for children under 6. Call 509-9632244 for reservations. Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute, Central Washington University, 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg. www.cwu. edu/~cwuchci/index.html YAKIMA VALLEY TROLLEYS. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays through September 3. Cost: $4 adults, $3 seniors and children 12 and under. Children on lap are free. Yakima Valley Trolleys, S. Third Ave. &

McKenzie Benscoter, 5 years

Pine St., Yakima; 509-249-5962. EVERY OTHER SATURDAY BUILD AND GROW KIDS CLINIC. 10 a.m. Free building workshop for children and parents. Preregistration suggested. Lowe’s, 2500 Rudkin Road, Union Gap; 509248-3032. YAKIMA SPEEDWAY. Gates open at 4 p.m.; race starts at 6 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Yakima Speedway, 1600 Pacific Ave.; 509-248-3016.

FIRST SATURDAYS HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP. 9 a.m.-noon. Theme: TBD. Free drop-in projects for kids 5-12. The Home Depot, 2115 S. First St., Yakima; 509452-3016. SECOND SATURDAYS GYMKIDS SATURDAY PLAYDATE. 10–11:30 a.m. Open gym and playtime for children ages 1-5 years, accompanied by a parent. Zip line, popcorn, and other activities. Cost: $10. Selah GymKids, 709 North Park Centre, Selah; 509-698-5437.

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Yakima Bears Minor league baseball. 7:05 p.m. Tickets: $4.50-$9.50. Yakima Bears Baseball, 1301 Fair Avenue, at State Fair Park (stadium). Contact office at 509457-5151. TUESDAY, JULY 31 - Aug. 3 vs. Tri-City Dust Devils. Thursday, Aug. 2 vs. Tri-City Dust Devils. Monday, Aug. 6 vs. Eugene Emeralds. Tuesday, Aug. 7 vs. Eugene Emeralds. Wednesday, Aug. 8 vs. Eugene Emeralds. Thursday, Aug. 9 vs. Eugene Emeralds. FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 vs. Eugene Emeralds. Thursday, Aug. 16 vs. Spokane Indians. Friday, Aug. 17 vs. Spokane Indians.

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Sunday, Aug. 18 vs. Spokane Indians. SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 vs. Boise Hawks.

MONDAY, JULY 30 - Aug. 3 MUSIC CAMP. 9-11 a.m. Ages 7-12; kids with special needs inclusive. Free-flowing music class gives kids hands-on music experience and lessons on instruments from around the world. Cost: $80. Allied Arts of Yakima Valley, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima; 509-966-0930. SING LIKE A BROADWAY STAR. Two camp session options: 1010:50 a.m. or 5:30-6:20 p.m. For ages 8 and up. $65-$99. Melody Lane Performing Arts Academy, 2610 W. Nob Hill Blvd, Ste. A., Yakima; 509-248-9623.

Monday, August 20 vs. Boise Hawks. TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 vs. Boise Hawks. TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 vs. Vancouver Canadians. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 vs. Vancouver Canadians. THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 vs. Vancouver Canadians. Friday, August 31 vs. Vancouver Canadians. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 vs. Vancouver Canadians. Last regular season game of the year! SATURDAY, JULY 28 YAKI HA HA YOGA. 10-11:30 a.m., Sarg Hubbard Park. Laugh for way to health! Cost: $2. Register: 509-480-2603. SUNDAY, JULY 29 OUTDOOR SUMMER CINEMA. 8:30 p.m. Hugo, rated


TUESDAY, JULY 31 - Aug. 3 PG-13. Bring a non-perishable food item for donation. Gilbert Park, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima. MONDAY, JULY 30 GET THE EDGE. Focus on strength and flexibility. Two session options: 10-10:50 a.m. or 5:30-6:20 p.m. $65-$99. Melody Lane Performing Arts Academy, 2610 W. Nob Hill Blvd, Ste. A., Yakima;

509-248-9623. MONDAY, JULY 30 - Aug. 2 JAZZ DANCE CAMP. Jul. 30-Aug. 2. The cost is $68 for one week for ages 6-9, and $78 for the week for ages 10 and up. The 6-9 age group runs from 3-4:30 MondayThursday; intermediate from 4:30-6:30 p.m.; and advanced from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Co-Motion Dance, 4001 Summitview Ave., Ste. 20, Yakima; 509-842-3194.

MASKS OF AMERICAS. 9-11:30 a.m. Cost: $65 per participant. Call to pre-register. Red Art Studios, 2522 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509-4692766. THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 SUMMER SUNSET CONCERT SERIES. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tonight: Little Big Band (classic rock and country). Bring a picnic and enjoy the music and Allied Arts Summer ArtsVan. At Franklin Park in Yakima.

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TANGLED MUSIC/ DANCE CAMP. Two session options: 1010:50 a.m. or 5:306:20 p.m. $65-$99. Melody Lane Performing Arts Academy, 2610 W. Nob Hill Blvd, Ste. A., Yakima; 509-248-9623. MONDAY, AUGUST 6 - Thursday August 9 TAP DANCE CAMP. The cost is $68 for one week for ages 6-9, and $78 for the week for ages 10 and up. The 6-9 age group runs from 3-4:30 Monday-Thursday; intermediate from 4:30-6:30 p.m.; and advanced from 6:30-8:30 p.m. CoMotion Dance, 4001 Summitview Ave., Ste. 20, Yakima; 509-8423194.

Heather Krahenbuhl, 11 months FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 - Sunday Aug. 5 VINTIQUES. 11 a.m. State Fair Park, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima; 509248-7160, ext. 106. SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 GOIN’ FOR A BIRD HUNT. 9-11 a.m., Yakima Area Arboretum. Free. Register: or call 509248-7337 by Aug. 2. ZUMBATONIC. 1-2:30 p.m., Sarg Hubbard Park. Free. Hosted by Yakima Family YMCA; register by calling 509-972-5276. SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 OUTDOOR SUMMER CINEMA. 8:30 p.m. “Jack and Jill,” rated PG. Bring a non-perishable food item for donation. Gilbert Park, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima.



MONDAY, AUGUST 6 POP STARS HIP HOP DANCE WEEK. Two session options: 1010:50 a.m. or 5:30-6:20 p.m. $65$99. Melody Lane Performing Arts Academy, 2610 W. Nob Hill Blvd, Ste. A., Yakima; 509-248-9623.


ROCKET CAMP. 9-11:30 a.m. Cost: $65 per participant. Call to pre-register. Red Art Studios, 2522 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509-4692766. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 SUMMER SUNSET CONCERT SERIES. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tonight: Tuck Foster & the Mossrites (blues). Bring a picnic and enjoy the music and Allied Arts Summer ArtsVan. At Franklin Park in Yakima. SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 DOG DAYS OF AUGUST FESTIVAL. Chalet Place, 56th and Summitview avenues. 509-965-7835. GEOCACHING IN THE GREENWAY. 2-4 p.m. Yakima Greenway. Free. Register by Aug. 1; call 509-453-8280. SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 OUTDOOR SUMMER CINEMA. 8:30 p.m. Twilight: Breaking Dawn, rated PG-13. Bring a nonperishable food item for donation. Gilbert Park, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima.

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Come and have some fun at our 1st Annual Health and Fitness Fair August 11th beginning at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Central Washington Family Medicine Parking Lot located at 1806 West Lincoln Ave. in Yakima Parking available at Albertson’s, next door!


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MONDAY, AUGUST 13 WEST VALLEY COMMUNITY LIBRARY GRAND OPENING. 9 a.m. 223 South 72nd Ave., Yakima. MONDAY, AUGUST 13 - Thursday, August 16 HIP HOP DANCE CAMP. The cost is $68 for one week for ages 6-9, and $78 for the week for ages 10 and up. The 6-9 age group runs from 3-4:30 Monday-Thursday; intermediate from 4:30-6:30 p.m.; and advanced from 6:308:30 p.m. Co-Motion Dance, 4001 Summitview Ave., Ste. 20, Yakima; 509-842-3194. MONDAY, AUGUST 13 - Thursday, August 17 SHAKESPEARE CAMP. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for elementary and middle school students; 1-4 p.m. for high school students. Two-week camp.Cost: $150. Allied Arts of Yakima Valley, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima; 509966-0930. TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 ROCKET CAMP. 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 14-17. Cost: $65 per participant. Call to pre-register. Red Art Studios, 2522 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509469-2766. THE VISION AND LEARNING LINK. 7 p.m. Workshop for parents or teachers who deal with young people who are behind in reading or have trouble with comprehension. The workshop covers vision problems and what can be done to resolve them. Free. Presented by Dr. Benjamin C. Winters. Washington Vision Therapy Center, 3909 Creekside Loop, Suite 150, Yakima; call 509-654-9256 to RSVP.

Jacob Burkett, 14 months Alice Stuart & The Formerly’s (folk blues legend). Bring a picnic and enjoy the music and Allied Arts Summer ArtsVan. At Franklin Park in Yakima. FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 SUMMER DAY CAMP. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The camp, offered by Yakima Parks and Rec, combines arts and crafts, swimming, and games, Call 509-575-6020 for more information. SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 Sunday, August 19 CENTRAL WASHINGTON ANTIQUE FARM EXPO. Aug. 18-19. Cost: $5 per person. Central Washington Agricultural Museum at Fullbright Park in Union Gap. Contact: 509-833-4811. MONDAY, AUGUST 20 PUPPET CAMP. 2-4 p.m. Aug. 2024. For ages 7-12. Cost: $80 for full week. Allied Arts of Yakima Valley, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima; 509966-0930.

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Dentistry for the whole family. Leighton Nicole Riel, 1 year MONDAY, AUGUST 20 Thursday, August 24 SHAKESPEARE CAMP. 9:30 a.m.2 p.m. for elementary and middle school students; 1-4 p.m. for high school students. Two-week camp. Cost: $150. Allied Arts of Yakima Valley, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima; 509-966-0930. THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 Friday, August 24 IKE SOCCER CAMP. 9-10:30 a.m., Aug. 23-24. For boys and girls, grades K-6. Cost: $20 per child. Gilbert Elementary, 4400 Douglas Drive, Yakima; contact Tyler Suhm at 509-573-2672 for registration and more info. FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 Saturday, August 25 ANNUAL RAIL AND STEAM SHOW. Northern Pacific Railway Museum in Toppenish; 509-865-1911.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 Saturday, August 26 PACAS AND PEACHES AT SILBURY FARM. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Silbury Hill Alpacas, 509-837-8012. FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 - Monday, September 3 ELLENSBURG RODEO. Ellensburg Rodeo Arena.

• August | September 2012


Friday, AUGUST 24 - Sunday, August 26 HIGHLAND COMMUNITY DAYS. Located at Tieton Park in Tieton.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 Sunday, August 26 PACAS AND PEACHES AT SILBURY FARM. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 1-2, & Sept. 8-9. Silbury Hill Alpacas, 509-837-8012. HOT SHOTS 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNEY. Located in downtown Yakima. Aug. 25: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Aug. 26: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fees for players. Pre-register at 509-575-6020 or at For more info, contact the Greenway at 509-453-8280 or visit

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SATURDAY, September 1 Sunday, September 2 PACAS AND PEACHES AT SILBURY FARM. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Silbury Hill Alpacas, 509-837-8012. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 HAPPY LABOR DAY! FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Sunday, September 9 NACHES VALLEY SPORTSMAN DAYS. SATURDAY, September 8 Sunday, September 9 PACAS AND PEACHES AT SILBURY FARM. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Silbury Hill Alpacas, 509-837-8012.

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SELAH FALL FESTIVAL. At Carlon Park in Selah; 509-698-7305. SKEWERED APPLE BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP. Sponsored by Tree Top. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 wednesday, October 31. JONES FAMRS STRAW MAZE AND STRAW MOUNTAIN SLIDE. Jones Farms, 2020 Thacker Rd., Zillah; 509-829-6024.

Audrey Alyce, 1 year THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 VISION AND POOR PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOL. 7 p.m. Workshop for parents or teachers who deal with young people who are behind in reading or have trouble with comprehension. The workshop covers vision problems and what can be done to resolve them. Free. Presented by Dr. Benjamin C. Winters. Washington Vision Therapy Center, 3909 Creekside Loop, Suite 150, Yakima; call 509-654-9256 to RSVP.



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Allison Barnett, 1 year FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 - 30 CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR. Opens today! Noon11 p.m. Yakima State Fair Park, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima; 509-248-7160. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 APPLE AND PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bill’s Berry Farm, 3674 N. County Line Road, Grandview; 509-882-3200. YAKIMA SUNFAIR PARADE. 10 a.m. Downtown Yakima.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 30 GREAT PROSSER BALLOON RALLY. Sunrise launches (about 6:15 a.m.). Historic Downtown Prosser. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 APPLE AND PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bill’s Berry Farm, 3674 N. County Line Road, Grandview; 509-882-3200.

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