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information about all of these seasonal delights in this issue. We decided to focus on food as well. You’ll find recipes and activities to get kids active in the kitchen, just as our cover girl is doing. Check out our website, playdateyakima.com, for even more helpings of food and recipes! And while you leaf through the calendar and plan your own events, be sure to step outside and breathe in the crisp, refreshing fall air. I think it’s hard to match the experience of being outdoors, seeing the myriad autumn colors, and letting the cool wind deliver the message of apples in the air. Enjoy the fall! Scott sklepach@yakimaherald.com

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as The Mad Hatter last Halloween so much that I couldn’t keep my costume in storage any longer. Plus, wearing the hat for a second time made me feel better about paying so much for it. Since my kids loved the surprise, maybe I should go around calling myself “The Dad Hatter” from now on. On somewhat the same topic, we have two stories about dads in this edition, the first a letter to new fathers, and the second a story on stay-at-home dads. They are out there! Dressing up in a costume is fitting for this time of year, as harvest festivals and Halloween parties loom closer and as the days get shorter and cooler. During this season, I always think of the Central Washington State Fair, the fall harvest, food and festivities. You’ll find

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Chad Bremerman is a self-taught photographer who started his company, Portraits for a Lifetime, six years ago. Chad and wife Julie have two kids, Hannah and Emma.

Kimberly Klepach lives in Yakima and is a stay-at-home mom to her two kids, Elise and Liam. She enjoys all types of art in her free time, especially painting and sculpting.

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An open letter to new fathers.

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The number of fathers who stay at home and take care of the kids is small, but growing.

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There are plenty of familyfriendly opportunities to introduce live theater to your kids. Check out The Capitol Theatre’s offerings.

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It’s time to partake in the bounty of the season.

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Get your kids into the kitchen for teaching, learning — and fun.

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A letter to new fathers Dear New Dad, The times are a-changin’. The word “dad” has different connotations today than it did in previous generations. It’s OK — you don’t have to turn into a carbon copy of Michael Keaton — in fact, even “Mr. Mom” is outdated nowadays. “Dad” can mean many different things now, including someone who stays at home with the children, as well as one who does certain things only a mother was expected to do in years past. Even if they aren’t the at-home parents, most fathers now have greater expectations of helping their significant others with the kids. I’ve never been a stayat-home dad, but I’ve learned that some of what I do — change diapers, help grocery shop, bathe kids, get up in the middle of the night with the baby, and being present and supportive during the pregnancy and birthing process – represent the reshaped roles of fatherhood.

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dad’s pad Now, diaper-changing tables can be found in some men’s restrooms, but they are by no means ubiquitous. Some men still grumble about taking a more active family role, but others are embracing the new norm. Many people accept and encourage this shift, though not everyone is on board yet. Under federal FMLA guidelines, fathers are allowed to take paternity leave, which can span for a few days to even weeks or months. For whatever reason, many dads don’t yet take advantage of this opportunity. Maybe it’s fear of ridicule, or maybe a fear of diaper changes. What surprises me are some of the reactions I received as a new father. After my wife announced she was pregnant with our daughter, a few men turned only to me to say, “nice work,” as if I was the sole producer. A similar and more disturbing response came after our daughter was born, when more than one guy said to me, “Good job!” What? Last time I checked, I wasn’t the one who endured hours of excruciating pain, with the exception of my hand and fingers being squeezed too tightly by my wife in labor. (I didn’t shed too many tears. I did, however, manage to slip in some unhelpful puns and remarks during labor. When cooling my wife with a fan, I told her I was there for her because I was her biggest fan. Maybe this is an example of why

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men used to stay out of the delivery room?) Here’s some advice if you’re still wondering if you should jump on board the Mr. Mom train. Being there during the pregnancy and the labor and delivery is crucial. The mother of your child, dad, will likely be staying in the hospital for a couple of days, but this is not to be mistaken for a vacation (she’s lying down on a bed because she has to, not because she wants to), so it wouldn’t be wise to plan, say, a fishing trip right about now. Don’t question her pain or exhaustion, and don’t think nursing is easy, even if it looks that way. This is just the beginning of the road, as the little squirt will continue sapping her strength for the foreseeable future – but, on a positive note, the little squirt has many more rewards to offer. You, dad, may also be sucking the life out of her, but you probably aren’t as cute nor do you have the arsenal of charming tactics you might have had as a baby. Diaper changes are a must. Don’t be fooled into believing women are or should be the only diaper-changers. If you complain, “It makes me sick. I can’t do it,” just think: Is the mother really thinking the opposite? Is she saying, “This makes me hungry! I suddenly am experiencing a wave of energy and joy. If only they’d poop more!”

If you don’t hear her complaining, it’s probably not because she enjoys it; most likely, she’s just keeping it quiet. I think women in general have better olfactory sensors, so diaper changes might be more revolting for them. (For a study on this, please ask any nearby mother.) The theme here is that dads are becoming more hands-on, and any fence-sitters out there need to follow suit. But by hands-on, I do not mean being hands-on with the mother of the child. In fact, you should be especially aware that, though it might seem logical to you, mom probably isn’t too eager to be intimate right after birth. Just imagine someone asking you, after rolling down a rocky hillside and then getting mauled by a bear, to complete a triathlon. Does that sound like a good idea? Mom has to be strong, and you have to be strong, even if you make mistakes along the way. She’s going through so much, and the work has just begun. Physical and emotional changes will be evident for some time, so don’t think she’s ignoring you; she has a tiny, vulnerable little baby to take care of – and so do you. You can take care of yourself by now, even if you can only make spaghetti and burn toast. Just be sure to burn some toast for Mom, too.

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Stay-at-home dad Dave Nixon plays with son Adam, 6, at Playland Park in Selah in early September.

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Stay-at-home fathers may still be few and far between, but they’re out there. In fact, their numbers have been growing in recent years. The U.S. Census Bureau’s report shows that in 2009 there were 158,000 stay-at-home dads (defined as fathers who stayed at home the entire year without actively seeking full or part-time work and whose spouses worked full time), according to Brian Reid, who runs the website RebelDad.com. As Reid noted, there are many more fathers who do not fit the bureau’s criteria but who have taken on more responsibilities with their children. The number of stay-at-home moms listed using the same criteria – about 5.1 million last year – may dwarf the number of fathers in that role, but the statistics shed light on the growing trend of fathers staying home: they’ve nearly doubled in number in 10 years, according to the bureau’s reports. And despite any differences, it turns out that stay-at-home dads have many of the same interests and concerns as those of mothers. Dave Nixon has been at home with his kids for three years. His family faced two big changes in 2007. First, he and his wife, Linda, decided he would stay home as she pursued education and a professional career. But the family also made the move from central Oregon to Selah within months of that decision.

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Now Nixon, who takes care of a 6-year-old son, Adam, and a 4-year-old daughter, Kara, has no reservations about these choices. “I have control. I know what (my children) are exposed to,” he said. “Just watching them play, and playing with them and making sure they’re experiencing something good (is rewarding).” Adam Copenhaver, a stay-at-home dad who lives in Sunnyside, has also grown to love his responsibilities. “It’s been a joy to be home with them, to be a part of their life and watching them grow up,” Copenhaver said. “It’s hard for me to imagine people in big cities who have a long commute and come home for a quick dinner and then say >>>

“Just watching them play, and playing with them and making sure they’re experiencing something good (is rewarding).”

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Dave Nixon plays with daughter Kara, 4, and son Adam, 6, at the edge of the Yakima River at Playland Park.

good night, and not being part of their lives more than that.” Copenhaver said finding a balance has helped the whole family tremendously. He gets as much housework done while his wife is working, so when she gets home she can “give them as much mommy time as she can,” he said. As a new father, Nixon worked and didn’t consider staying at home with his children, but his perspective changed because, of all things, an ExerSaucer. The toy made him see how quickly his children were outgrowing items and growing up. “The ExerSaucer was great, but in a matter of months they had outgrown it, and now what do you do with this

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thing?” said Nixon. “Kids don’t wear out their clothes so much as they outgrow them,” he said. Copenhaver never planned to be in this position. He was a full-time pastor at Yakima Grace Brethren Church for several years before he moved to Philadelphia to pursue a doctoral degree in theology. After completing coursework there and moving to Surrey, British Columbia, for a part-time ministry position, Copenhaver’s wife, Susie, landed an information technology job in Sunnyside. Now, Copenhaver stays at home full time with the kids while he plugs away at his dissertation. He

had a taste of this lifestyle in Philadelphia, though, when he stayed home three days a week while his wife worked, though she was still the primary caregiver. “Our commitment is for one (parent) to be home,” Copenhaver said, adding that eventually Susie will resume her role as a stay-athome mother, perhaps a few years from now when he is finished with his dissertation and secures a job in teaching or ministry. When the family moved to Sunnyside in April 2009, Copenhaver wasn’t sure how long his full-time father role would last, so he took advantage of the time with his two boys, Simon, 6, and Calvin, 4.

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“I thought of it as my goal to make it a memorable summer for the boys,” said Copenhaver. “I wanted it so they weren’t missing Mom, but having Dad time, so we did a lot of guy stuff. We went fishing, went up to the mountains … and were outside as much as we could be.” Then, when his oldest son entered kindergarten, Copenhaver developed a routine of getting up in the morning, making lunches and transporting his kids. Nixon said he’s had more time to see his children grow and introduce them to new adventures year-round. He said he has tried to limit television and replace that time with other activities, such trips to playgrounds, swimming pools and library story times. Other adventures often take place at home. “I check out a lot of books and always read to our kids every day,” Nixon said. “I do a lot of crafts – I’m not afraid of Play-Doh and paint.” Copenhaver noticed the differences in parenting styles as he took over as a full-time father. While his wife liked to get out of the house a lot to take her boys to various places, he had to wrap his mind around his new responsibility. “There was a period of transition, and you have to shift gears from productivity and a regular schedule to just being able to sit, play at tea parties, slow down, and put things out of mind and enter the kids’ world,” he said, adding he isn’t sure if he has made the transition fully. “It’s hard to be in their world entirely and play for hours on end without thinking of other stuff that needed to be done.” Nixon said only recently has he found another stay-at-home dad, and he hasn’t found any dad-centered programs available locally.

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“I think it’s easier for stay-at-home moms to make friends with stay-athome moms, but it’s not so for stay-athome dads,” said Nixon. “There are not as many parenting resources for dads as there were for women.” Copenhaver hasn’t found any other stay-at-home dads in or around Sunnyside. “Anytime there’s a kid get-together, it’s just me and the moms,” he said. “In those settings, and with school in particular when there’s four moms and me, I find myself wishing Susie was here, since I know she’d enjoy getting to know other moms. They are all kind and gracious, but I’m kind of the odd one in that sense.” Despite these shortages, Nixon and Copenhaver have received mostly

positive responses from others about their decisions. “They think it’s good that they see this happening,” Nixon said. “I’ve gotten fulfillment when people comment on my mode of transportation with my kids. I have a red wagon and take them to or from home with it. People say, ‘You’re the guy with the wagon! I love your mode of transportation.’ ” “It’s not like people haven’t heard of (stay-at-home dads), but it’s definitely unusual,” Copenhaver said. “They sometimes draw their breath back and take half a second to process it, but people are really kind about it. I don’t get the sense that people think less of it.”

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on stage Three family-friendly musicals are on tap for this year’s Best of Broadway series at The Capitol Theatre. Single ticket prices: $60/$45/$30/$10. First up is Cirque le Masque’s Carnival, a colorful performance by acrobats and trapeze artists that pushes the envelope of human athleticism. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. The second installment is Grease, the hit musical based on the popular movie. Be prepared to sing and dance along with the cast; those catchy tunes will keep you movin’ the whole night! Performances at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4-6, 2011. The third offering is The 39 Steps, a comical retelling of one of Alfred Hitchock’s films, set in the 1930s. This musical is said to be a hybrid of Hitchcock’s style, spy novel intrigue, and Monty Python with a caffeine boost. Performances at 7:30 p.m. April 26-29, 2011, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 30, 2011. Tickets are available at The Capitol Theatre box office at 19 S. Third St. in Yakima. Call 509-853-ARTS or 800325-SEAT or capitoltheatre.org for more information.

The Capitol Theatre also has announced the 2010-2011 Capitol Kids series. These live performances are educational, entertaining and interactive, so kids can use their creative and intellectual sides while having a ton of fun. Here’s the lineup:

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Ferdinand the Bull will grace the stage at 10 a.m. and noon Oct. 25. Meet the young bull Ferdinand, who would much rather relax and smell the flowers instead of being mean and dangerous. Ferdinand and his friend Danilo figure out what it means to be true to themselves and what they believe in. Grades K-5.

Calling all ballerinas and Nutcracker fans!

Do you have a ballerina in your house? If so, your child has the opportunity to audition for the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, which hits the stage Nov. 19 at The Capitol Theatre. The auditions will take place at 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at CoMotion Dance Center for the Arts, and there is a $10 audition fee. To be eligible, a child must be between ages 7 and 16 and currently enrolled in ballet. The Moscow Ballet tours annually worldwide, and last came to Yakima for the Great Russian Nutcracker in 2006, when 71 kids from around the Yakima Valley performed. This year, CoMotion’s Artistic Director Mindie Lee Chervany and Moscow Ballet Dancer/Teacher Nataliya Miroshynk will hold auditions and train ballerinas for the show. CoMotion, 4001 Summitview Suite 20, Yakima. 509-966-0676. For the rest of us, The Nutcracker will be at The Capitol Theatre for one show, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets: $67.50/$47.50/$37.50/$27.50. Next is Barrio Grrrl! at 10 a.m. and noon Feb. 11, 2011. Ana, a 9-year-old girl who also has the alterego Barrio Grrrl, wrestles with how to balance fighting for justice while keeping a foot in the real world. Grades 4-8. The final performance is Berenstain Bears in Family Matters at 10 a.m. and

noon March 17, 2011. Join the Bear family as each bear deals with his or her troubles and presents life lessons along the way. Grades pre-K-4. Tickets are $5 per show and are open to school groups and parents with children. To purchase tickets, contact Christina at 509-853-8000.

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Autumn is officially here, and that means harvest festivals are cropping up all around the Valley. Go for the food, the fun, and the familyfriendly atmosphere. Pick your hay ride, pick your pumpkin, and pick out an apple for some cider! And, for the very brave, dare to enter one of the haunted houses! Check out our website, playdateyakima.com, for updates and full harvest and Halloween offerings. APPLE FESTIVAL AT BILL’S BERRY FARM. Every Saturday until Oct. 23. 3674 N. County Line Road, Grandview. Hay rides, homemade cider, pumpkin patch, other family activities. Bring a picnic. Free admission. Info: Grandview Chamber, 509-786-3177. APPLE FEST/PUMPKIN PATCH AT THOMPSON’S FARM. 9535 Old Naches Highway, Naches. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends in October, and during the week for group appointments. Pumpkin cannons fire on the hour. Pumpkin patch, hay rides, corn maze, antique blacksmith shop and goat ladder. Free admission, but small fee for

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some activities. Homemade pumpkin donuts and hot cider for sale. 509-9493450; thompsonsfarm.com GRANGER PUMPKIN PATCH. 1733 Beam Road, Granger. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day in October. Hay ride, corn maze, jumpers, haunted house, petting zoo daily, and face painting and pumpkin carving during the weekends. Hot dogs, hamburgers, hot cocoa, and marshmallows for sale. Fire pit available for roasting marshmallows and making s’mores. Admission: $4.50 for children, $5 for adults. Babies younger than 1 are free. 509-594-1758. HAUNTED DEPOT & TRAIN. Northern Pacific Railroad Museum, 10 Asotin Ave. Open 6-9 p.m., Oct. 28-31. Ghouls and goblins haunt historic depot museum and rail cars. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Cost: $5. 509-865-1911; nprymuseum.org. JONES FARM FRUIT STAND. 2020 Thacker Road, off East Zillah

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OCT. 29 | FRIGHT NIGHT 2010. Scarf down some pizza and then take a trip to a haunted house in White Swan, for grades 6-8. Cost: $15 resident, $18 nonresident. Space is limited. Meets at Yakima Parks and Recreation, 2301 Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima. 509-575-6020. OCT. 30 | HALLOWEEN TROLLEY. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yakima Valley Trolleys, 306 W. Pine St., Yakima. Rides: $3 per person. Free pumpkin to first 100 kids. 509-249-5962. OCT. 30 | SELAH COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN PARTY. 6-8 p.m. Selah Civic Center, 216 S. First St., Selah. Alternative to trick-ortreating. Games, snacks, prizes. Ages 12 and younger accompanied by an adult. Free. 509-698-7302 OCT. 31 | TRUNK OR TREAT. 5:30-7 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima. Halloweenthemed games in the church parking lot. Free. 509-966-1900.

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ant to find a way to spice up your time in the kitchen and give your kids a craving to cook? A few offerings in Yakima are designed to put some extra flavor in your family food prep. One

offering can be found at La Maison de Falaise, dubbed the Cliffhouse and located in Naches Heights. Although the business started in March and offers many adult cooking courses, La Maison de Falaise also hosts kids’ classes. Kathy Sali, the founder and one of the

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group’s featured chefs, said the first children’s class — with a Hawaiian theme — was offered in June. Each class will offer a different theme, and Sali hopes to feature fall-favorite dishes such as ratatouille this upcoming season. A parent or other adult is required to sign up with a child, and Sali said one of the goals is to encourage teamwork between the two. Often, she said, parents are busy and pick up fast food or throw something together quickly for dinner, and the time learning about food and bonding together in the kitchen is lost. These classes are aimed at bringing back that kind of relationship that revolves around food. To model this relationship, Sali’s daughter and

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granddaughter, Eschelle and Blaire Nunley, teach each class to show this teamwork in action. Eschelle said that in her family, she has always emphasized the importance of eating meals around the dinner table together — with the TV off. She said making recipes fun and different appeals to children. “Anything off-the-wall and away from the norm gets kids to try different things,” Eschelle said, “so it’s not just a carrot stick in front of them.” Blaire, Eschelle’s 6-year-old daughter, has become very involved in the kitchen with meal preparation in the past few years. She loves making anything with chicken, and the first meal she ever made was chicken shish kabobs. Blaire has also developed a sensitive palette, once detecting basil in that evening’s spaghetti sauce all on her own. Sali said the focus of each class is on the preparation of the food and learning about each ingredient and the cooking process. “It’s also about getting new ideas. Sometimes we run out of our repertoire,” she said. La Maison de Falaise features a garden for students to venture into and

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ing dessert! Why not check out the Cake Decorator Shoppe, located at 5609 Summitview Ave., at the Chalet Place. While the business focuses on adult cake-decorating classes, it also holds kids’ cupcake classes. There is a five-person minimum for each class, so this might be a great option for birthday parties or other celebrations. A parent or adult is required to attend each class. Students will end up taking home six cupcakes or cookies by the end of the class, which costs $15 per student.

pick out ingredients for salads and other dishes. Kids are encouraged to To reserve or get more information, touch, smell and taste herbs call 494-0975, or visit the website at and other ingredients. Sali cakedecoratorshoppe.com. said they might be asked how various herbs smell, MORE THINGS TO DO AT and which foods they think playdateyakima.com they might have tasted these ingredients in before. “It makes you a little more seat. The Sept. 26 class will feature appreciative (of the food),” said Sali. a menu of mini pizzas, breadsticks Blaire is one example of a child who and marinara, salad and dessert. For appreciates gathering ingredients and more information, contact Sali at preparing meals more than making a 509-961-9899, or visit the website at quick fast food run. maisonfalaise.com. “We don’t eat at McDonald’s,” Blaire Fresh Taste Meals also began said. offering cooking courses for kids this Lessons on cleanliness and past summer. sanitation are also included in each “The classes are filling up like mad,” class, so kids can understand why said Trish Koethke, who handles the it’s important to prepare chicken administrative work for the company, carefully and keep hands clean when located at 2204 Nob Hill Blvd. moving onto another food item. Table Because of the popularity of these manners are also discussed in the kids’ cooking classes, Fresh Taste class. Students receive gifts, such as Meals will continue offering them on a aprons, too. monthly basis. Sali’s goal is to offer kids’ courses once a month, which cost $35 per

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get cooking! |

by SCOTT KLEPACH Jr.

cupcake classes Don’t forget about mak-

W

ant to find a way to spice up your time in the kitchen and give your kids a craving to cook? A few offerings in Yakima are designed to put some extra flavor in your family food prep. One

offering can be found at La Maison de Falaise, dubbed the Cliffhouse and located in Naches Heights. Although the business started in March and offers many adult cooking courses, La Maison de Falaise also hosts kids’ classes. Kathy Sali, the founder and one of the

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group’s featured chefs, said the first children’s class — with a Hawaiian theme — was offered in June. Each class will offer a different theme, and Sali hopes to feature fall-favorite dishes such as ratatouille this upcoming season. A parent or other adult is required to sign up with a child, and Sali said one of the goals is to encourage teamwork between the two. Often, she said, parents are busy and pick up fast food or throw something together quickly for dinner, and the time learning about food and bonding together in the kitchen is lost. These classes are aimed at bringing back that kind of relationship that revolves around food. To model this relationship, Sali’s daughter and

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granddaughter, Eschelle and Blaire Nunley, teach each class to show this teamwork in action. Eschelle said that in her family, she has always emphasized the importance of eating meals around the dinner table together — with the TV off. She said making recipes fun and different appeals to children. “Anything off-the-wall and away from the norm gets kids to try different things,” Eschelle said, “so it’s not just a carrot stick in front of them.” Blaire, Eschelle’s 6-year-old daughter, has become very involved in the kitchen with meal preparation in the past few years. She loves making anything with chicken, and the first meal she ever made was chicken shish kabobs. Blaire has also developed a sensitive palette, once detecting basil in that evening’s spaghetti sauce all on her own. Sali said the focus of each class is on the preparation of the food and learning about each ingredient and the cooking process. “It’s also about getting new ideas. Sometimes we run out of our repertoire,” she said. La Maison de Falaise features a garden for students to venture into and

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ing dessert! Why not check out the Cake Decorator Shoppe, located at 5609 Summitview Ave., at the Chalet Place. While the business focuses on adult cake-decorating classes, it also holds kids’ cupcake classes. There is a five-person minimum for each class, so this might be a great option for birthday parties or other celebrations. A parent or adult is required to attend each class. Students will end up taking home six cupcakes or cookies by the end of the class, which costs $15 per student.

pick out ingredients for salads and other dishes. Kids are encouraged to To reserve or get more information, touch, smell and taste herbs call 494-0975, or visit the website at and other ingredients. Sali cakedecoratorshoppe.com. said they might be asked how various herbs smell, MORE THINGS TO DO AT and which foods they think playdateyakima.com they might have tasted these ingredients in before. “It makes you a little more seat. The Sept. 26 class will feature appreciative (of the food),” said Sali. a menu of mini pizzas, breadsticks Blaire is one example of a child who and marinara, salad and dessert. For appreciates gathering ingredients and more information, contact Sali at preparing meals more than making a 509-961-9899, or visit the website at quick fast food run. maisonfalaise.com. “We don’t eat at McDonald’s,” Blaire Fresh Taste Meals also began said. offering cooking courses for kids this Lessons on cleanliness and past summer. sanitation are also included in each “The classes are filling up like mad,” class, so kids can understand why said Trish Koethke, who handles the it’s important to prepare chicken administrative work for the company, carefully and keep hands clean when located at 2204 Nob Hill Blvd. moving onto another food item. Table Because of the popularity of these manners are also discussed in the kids’ cooking classes, Fresh Taste class. Students receive gifts, such as Meals will continue offering them on a aprons, too. monthly basis. Sali’s goal is to offer kids’ courses once a month, which cost $35 per

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“We also talk about different flavors from different regions,” said Koethke. “For instance, Italian foods have different spices.” All classes are taught by Julie Boorman, the mother of Koethke and her sister Debbie Boorman, who oversees food and menu prep for the company. Each class is $25 per person, which includes the meal he or she gets to take home. The Nov. 13 class will have a Thanksgiving theme, and students will learn how to get ready for a big dinner party with plenty of side dishes. Koethke said they do not require parents to stay for each class, but each child must be at least 9 years old. For more information, contact Trish Koethke at 509-457-7798, or visit the company’s website at freshtastemeals.com.

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Nickelodeon Storytime Live coming to SunDome Your favorite Nickelodeon characters are coming to the Yakima Valley SunDome on Oct. 26! Come out to play along with your favorite preschool friends live on stage as Nickelodeon presents “Storytime Live!” The musical adventure features four of the top-rated preschool shows on television and starts at 7 p.m. Some highlights include a Fairytale Land adventure with “Dora the Explorer”; a journey through Purewood Forest with “The Backyardigans”; a trip to Wonderland with the “Wonder Pets!”; and a Monkey King Adventure with “Ni-Hao, Kai-lan.” Tickets are $20 and $35. Groups of 10 or more can receive a discount. Kids older than 1 are required to have a ticket. In the meantime, visit www. nicklivetours.com or www. yakimasundome.com for more information about the show.

Library now offers audio downloads In August, Yakima Valley Libraries began allowing customers to download up to 3,000 e-audio books through its website, www.yvl. org. Now, anyone with a library card can listen to these titles on a home computer, an mp3 player, or an iPod. Up to 10 titles can be downloaded at one time, and they will remain available for 21 days, but can be renewed. YVL is adding new titles each month, and so far the selection of fiction and nonfiction titles includes adult, teen and children’s books. Some titles are also available in Spanish.

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Allied Arts offers fall classes for special needs kids This is the first year that Allied Arts of Yakima is offering classes specifically created for kids with special needs. Each class will introduce kids and teens to the world of art in an exploratory, relaxed setting. No art experience is necessary. If requested, Allied Arts can offer accommodations, adaptations, and modifications based on individual needs. Each class costs $25 for nonmembers and $20 for members.

Maryhill Museum of Art offers comic art workshops Take a trip to Maryhill Museum this fall for the exhibit “Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel,” running through Nov. 15, and two kidcentered comic art workshops. The first workshop, “Museum Week: Wham! Bam! Zowie! The Comic Artist in You,” will take place Oct. 5-7 and Oct. 12-14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. This workshop allows third- and fourth-graders to spend time at the museum and learn how to create their own comic ideas. The cost is $3 per student, but teachers and chaperones are free. To reserve, call 509-773-3733 or e-mail education@maryhillmuseum.org. The second workshop, “Family Fun: Making a Family Zine,” is set for Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. John Isaacson, a Portland artist, will teach students about the art of making a zine and Do-It-Yourself Silkscreening. Admission is free for children under 17 with one paid adult admission.

Special Needs Kids Courses: “The Elements of Texture” Emphasis on visual and tactile learning. Bring a paint shirt and a picture of something you like. Ages 12-18: 4-6 p.m., Oct. 5 and Oct. 19. Ages 5-12: 4-6 p.m., Oct. 6 and Oct. 20. “Let’s Create a Table Sculpture!” Learn about the element of color and create a table sculpture. Bring a paint shirt and a picture of something you like. Ages 12-18: 4-6 p.m., Nov 2. Ages 5-12: 4-6 p.m, Nov. 3. For the rest of the fall courses offered by Allied Arts, check out the calendar. Call 509-966-0930 or visit alliedartsyakima.org for more information.

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Wednesday, Sept. 22

ITTY BITTY ART. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Drop-in open studio for children age 5 and younger. Cost: $5. Parents must stay with their children. Red Art Studios, 2522 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima. 509-469-2766. redgalleryyakima.com

MOMMY CONNECTION. 9:3011:30 a.m. First hour is Mommy & Me, second hour is just for moms; all ages welcome. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima. For child-care reservations and more information, e-mail Katie: katejoyt@ hotmail.com. 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., Yakima; 509-453-8126. DROP-IN ART STUDIO. 4-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.noon Fridays. Drop-in open studio for children age 6 and older. Cost: $12 drop-in; or prepay $40 for four weeks. Red Art Studios, 2522 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima. 509-469-2766. DIVORCECARE FOR KIDS. 6:30-8 p.m. Support group for children, ages 5-12, whose parents are divorced, separated or reconciling. Adult group meets at the same time. Roosevelt Elementary School, 120 N. 16th Ave., Yakima. Contact Dan, 509930-1420, or Jenni, 509-654-2124. yakimadivorcecare.net 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, Yakima. Tabitha: 509-972-3723.

Thursday, Sept. 23

PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP. 6-7:30 p.m. Join in a themed discussion, meet other parents with children under 5 years old, and learn about the different resources in the community. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln, Suite C, Yakima. 509-8532052. readybyfive.org

Friday, Sept. 24 THE GREAT PROSSER BALLOON RALLY. 6:15 a.m. Watch rainbowcolored balloons take flight from the Prosser Airport. Free. 800-408-1517. prosserballoonrally.org DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22.

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DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR, Sept. 24-Oct. 3. “Get Happy!” is the theme of this annual agricultural fair featuring livestock exhibitions, concerts, rodeo, car racing, commercial exhibits, food concessions, carnival rides and games. Runs through Oct. 3. Admission: $12 adults, $9 seniors 65 and older, $7 youth ages 6-12. Kids 5 and younger are free. Parking is $7 per car. State Fair Park, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima. Call 509-248-7160 or visit fairfun. com for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 25 THE GREAT PROSSER BALLOON RALLY. 6:15 a.m. Watch rainbowcolored balloons take flight from the Prosser Airport. A Night Glow, where the balloons will be anchored and displaying their colors, will kick off at 5:30 p.m. at Fiker Stadium. Free. 800-408-1517. prosserballoonrally.org BUILD AND GROW KIDS CLINIC. 10 a.m. Free building workshop for children and parents. Today’s project: fire truck. Preregistration suggested. Lowe’s, 2500 Rudkin Road, Union Gap; 509-248-3032. lowesbuildandgrow.com SUNFAIR PARADE. 10 a.m. 49th Annual Sunfair Parade features marching bands, equestrians, clowns, beautiful floats, and more. Starts from South 16th Avenue and runs down Yakima Avenue. For information, call Gene Dawson at 509-969-2781. OFFICIAL YU-GI-OH! DUELIST KING TOURNAMENT. Noon to 4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima. 509-248-1117. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. 7-9:30 p.m. Free drop-in program open to youth ages 7-15, in partnership

with Yakima Valley Young Life. Swimming, sports, games, and Christian message. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave. 509-2481202 or 509-961-9898.

Sunday, Sept. 26 THE GREAT PROSSER BALLOON RALLY. See Sept. 24. YAKIMA FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In front of the Capitol Theatre at Third Street and Yakima Avenue. yakimafarmersmarket.org

Monday, Sept. 27 MOPS — WEST SIDE. 9-11 a.m. Meeting donation: $5. Child care, food, fellowship, speakers. West Side Church, 6901 Summitview Ave., Yakima. Tera: 509-972-3001. PLAY AND LEART GROUPS. 9:3011 a.m. Parents can bring their children to learn through play. Free. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln, Suite C, Yakima. 509-853-2052. readybyfive.org MOM & BABY. 10 a.m.-noon. Discussion group for moms with infants under 1 year; bring your baby. Free. Meets at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. 10203 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-388-6440.

PAINT ON SILK. 4-6 p.m. Work with wax resist, salt and dye to create a leaf painting on silk. A part of the After School Teen Tuesdays program, ages 12-18. Cost: Nonmember $25; member $20. Allied Arts, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima. 509-966-0930. alliedartsyakima.org

Wednesday, Sept. 29

MOMMY CONNECTION. 9:3011:30 a.m. First hour is Mommy & Me, second hour is just for moms; all ages welcome. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima. For child-care reservations and more information, e-mail Katie: katejoyt@ hotmail.com. KIDS CASTLE 2-FOR-1 DAY. See Sept. 22. DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22. CEZANNE STILL LIFE. 4-6 p.m. Learn about the leading artist Cezanne and create your own composition. A part of the After School Wednesdays program for kids ages 5-12. Cost: Nonmember $25; member $20. Allied Arts, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima. 509-9660930. alliedartsyakima.org DIVORCECARE FOR KIDS. See. Sept. 22.

Friday, Oct. 1 MOPS — FIRST PRESBYTERIAN. 9-11:15 a.m. Meeting dues: $5. Child care, food, fellowship, speakers. First Presbyterian Church gymnasium, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima. Sherrie: 509-966-0604. DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22.

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Saturday, Oct. 2

HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP. 9 a.m. to noon. Free drop-in projects for kids 5-12. The Home Depot, 2115 S. First St., Yakima. 509-452-3016. WORM COMPOSTING CLASS. 9:30 a.m to 12 p.m. This class, designed for beginning and intermediate students, will focus on worm and yard waste composting. Cost: Yakima Area Arboretum members, $12; nonmembers $15. Hosted by Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima. Reserve a seat at 509-248-7337. ahtrees.org ACE KIDS CLUB. 10 a.m. to noon. Free drop-in projects for kids ages 3-12. Hometown Ace Hardware, 3700 Tieton Drive, Yakima. 509-972-4400. OFFICIAL YU-GI-OH! DUELIST KING TOURNAMENT. See Sept. 25. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. See Sept. 25.

Saturday, Oct. 3

YAKIMA FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In front of the Capitol Theatre at Third Street and Yakima Avenue. yakimafarmersmarket.org

Monday, Oct. 4 MOPS — CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF SELAH. 9-11:30 a.m. Casual discussion group. Breakfast, coffee and child care provided. Craft fee: $3. Christian Church of Selah, 112 N. Wenas, Selah. Erin: 509-594-1198. PLAY AND LEARN GROUPS. 9:30-11 a.m. Parents can bring their children to learn through play. Free. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln, Suite C, Yakima. 509-853-2052. readybyfive.org MOM & BABY. See Sept. 27. ITTY BITTY ART. See Sept. 27. DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22. MOMS IN TOUCH INTERNATIONAL. 10:45 a.m. to noon. East Valley group: Moms, grandmas, aunts and others are welcome to join in praying for children and the East Valley schools and staff. Bring snacks or a lunch for the kids. Baby-sitting is provided for a small fee. Meets the first and third

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FALL SPORTS BASKETBALL EASTSIDE YOUTH SPORTS BASKETBALL CAMP | Boys and girls, ages 7-12. Free program for youth who live east of 16th Avenue in Yakima, or in Union Gap. Meets 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 3-19, at the YMCA. Register at Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; contact Ricardo Torres, 509-972-5278. ITTY BITTY BASKETBALL | Boys and girls, ages 3-6. Learn basic skills while focusing on teamwork and sportsmanship. Ages 3-4 meet 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 2-Dec. 16; ages 5-6 meet 6:307:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 2-Dec. 16. Cost: $35 with YMCA Family Membership, $45 YMCA member, $55 nonmember. Volunteer coaches needed. Registration closes Oct. 18. Register at Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; contact Tyler Johnson, 509972-5273. LITTLE DRIBBLERS — SELAH | Boys and girls, ages 4-6. Learn basic basketball skills, as well as sportsmanship and teamwork. Group exercises and games. Parent assistance encouraged. Meets 6-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 1-Dec. 6 at Selah Civic Center, 216 S. First St. Cost: $28-$38, depending on residency. Register with Selah Parks: 509-698-7302. YOUTH BASKETBALL | Boys and girls, grades 1-6. West Valley and Yakima divisions. Weeknight practices begin Nov. 13. Teams play games starting in January. Cost: $45 with YMCA Family Membership, $55 YMCA members, $65 nonmember. Registration opens Oct. 1. Volunteer coaches needed. Register at Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; contact Tyler Johnson, 509-972-5273. YOUTH BASKETBALL — SELAH | Boys and girls, grades 1-6. One evening practice each week with games on Saturdays. Practices begin the first week of December. League play is Jan. 8-Feb. 26. Cost: $38-$50, depending on residency; $4 late fee after Nov. 12. Registration opens Oct. 18 with Selah Parks, 216 S. First St.; 509-698-7302. SOCCER ITTY BITTY SOCCER LEAGUE | Boys and girls, ages 3-4. Learn fundamentals including teamwork, passing and dribbling in a fun environment. Meets 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 5-26, at the

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Gateway softball fields at Kiwanis Park, Fair Avenue and E. Maple, Yakima. Cost: $40 Yakima residents, $48 nonresident; includes a T-shirt and ball. Yakima Parks, 509-575-6020. PEE WEE SOCCER LEAGUE | Boys and girls, ages 5-6. Designed to teach and improve basic soccer skills and encourage sportsmanship in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Meets 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 7-28, at the Gateway softball fields at Kiwanis Park, Fair Avenue and East Maple, Yakima. Cost: $40 Yakima residents, $48 nonresident; includes a T-shirt and ball. Yakima Parks, 509-5756020. SWIMMING AQUATICS | Recreational swimming, Saturdays 1:30-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 5-6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Baby and Me, for tots 6 months-3 years, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Preschool H2O Play, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Funky Friday Nights ('80s theme), 78:30 p.m. Fridays, with a special fee. Pool fees: $3.75 adult, $2 youth, $10 family. 3-month pass: $89 adult, $46 youth, $190 family. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046. SWIM LESSONS AT LIONS POOL | Evening swim lessons for children ages 3 and older; Tiny Tots class for parents and children ages 6 months to 3 years. Lessons for 3-5 years, 6+ also available. Eight-class sessions meet Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks: Oct. 11-Nov. 3, Nov. 8-Dec. 1. Cost: $30 Yakima residents, $37 nonresident. Lions Pool, 509 W. Pine St., Yakima; 509-575-6046. VOLLEYBALL YMCA YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CAMP | Boys and girls, ages 7-12. Meets two evenings a week, Oct. 25-Nov. 17. Cost: $25 with YMCA Family Membership, $35 YMCA members, $45 nonmembers. Registration closes Oct. 16. Register at Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave., Yakima; contact Tyler Johnson, 509-9725273.

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CHILDREN’S STORY TIMES BORDERS BOOKS, 1700 E. Washington Ave., Union Gap; 509-248-4018. Story time at 11 a.m. Saturdays. IMAGINATION LIBRARY STORY HOUR. Meets at Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima. Presented by Ready by Five, 509-8532052. Second Wednesday of each month: Oct. 13, Nov. 10. 10 a.m., English hour; noon, Spanish hour.

SELAH LIBRARY. 115 W. Naches Ave., Selah; 509-698-7345. Story time with craft at 10 a.m. Mondays, Oct. 4-Nov. 29 and Thursdays, Oct. 7-14, Oct. 28-Nov. 4, Nov. 18. Baby lapsit story time at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 10. Teen Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct 5-19. Fire Safety Fun, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.

INKLINGS BOOKSHOP. Chalet Place, 5629 Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509-965-5830. Toddler story time at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Mondays of the month (during school year). Terrace Heights Presbyterian Church, 4303 Maple Court, Yakima. Contact Julie Byers at 509-453-0741 for more information.

Tuesday, Oct. 5 THE ELEMENTS OF TEXTURE FOR TEENS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. 4-6 p.m. Allied Arts. See p. 29 for more details. PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP. 6-7:30 p.m. Join in a themed discussion, meet other parents with children younger than 5 years old, and learn about the different resources in the community. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln Ave., Suite C, Yakima. 509853-2052. readybyfive.org 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. Washington Vision Therapy Center, 3909 Creekside Loop, Suite 150, Yakima. Free. Call 509-654-9256 to RSVP.

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MOXEE LIBRARY. 255 W. Seattle, Moxee; 509-575-8854. Kito Manga Teen Club at 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 9. Preschool story time and craft at 11 a.m. Mondays, Oct. 4-18, Nov. 1-29. Fire Safety Fun, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.

SUMMITVIEW LIBRARY. 5709 Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509-966-7070. Baby lapsit story time at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 30. Preschool story time, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 24.

MOMMY CONNECTION. 9:3011:30 a.m. First hour is Mommy & Me, second hour is just for moms; all ages welcome. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima. For childcare reservations and more information, e-mail Katie: katejoyt@ hotmail.com. 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., Yakima; 509-453-8126. DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22. THE ELEMENTS OF TEXTURE FOR TEENS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. 4-6 p.m. Allied Arts. See p. 29 for details. DIVORCECARE FOR KIDS. 6:30-8 p.m. Support group for children, ages 5-12, whose parents are divorced, separated or reconciling. Adult group meets at the same time. Roosevelt Elementary School, 120 N. 16th Ave., Yakima. Contact Dan, 509930-1420, or Jenni, 509-654-2124. yakimadivorcecare.net

TERRACE HEIGHTS LIBRARY. 4011 Commonwealth Drive, Yakima; 509-457-5319. Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 4 and 18. UNION GAP LIBRARY. 3104 S. First St., Union Gap. 509-452-4252. Preschool story time, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, Nov. 2. YAKIMA LIBRARY. 102 N. Third St., Yakima; 509-452-8541. Baby lapsit at 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 30. Preschool story time at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 5-19, Oct. 7-Nov. 4, and Nov. 18. Yakima Anime/Manga Club for teens, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m. and Oct. 16 at 1:00 p.m. Spanish preschool story time at 11 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 2-Nov. 22.

Friday, Oct. 8 MOPS — SELAH COVENANT CHURCH. 9-11:30 a.m. Child care provided, infants-6 years. Selah Covenant Church, 560 McGonagle Road, Selah; 509-697-6116. selahcov.com 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. DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22.

Saturday, Oct. 9 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. lowesbuildandgrow.com 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, other activities. Cost: $10. Selah GymKids, 709 North Park Centre, Selah; 509-698-5437. EPIC’S PLAYHOUSES ON PARADE CARNIVAL AND RAFFLE DRAWING. 12 to 3 p.m., with raffle drawing at 3 p.m. Fun indoor carnival for families and children of all ages and the raffle drawing

for Playhouses on Parade. The event is free and will be at the Valley Mall center court. Playhouse raffle tickets are $2 and are for sale at several community events throughout Yakima County and at 2902 Castlevale Road in Yakima. Raffle tickets will be sold until 1 p.m. For information, call Sue Pitman, 509-248-3950. OFFICIAL YU-GI-OH! DUELIST KING TOURNAMENT. Noon to 4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima. 509-248-1117. DRIVE-IN MOVIE. 6:30 p.m. Tonight’s showing: “Cars.” Free admission, concessions available. Sponsored by Yakima Parks and Recreation. Gateway Complex at Kiwanis Park, 1500 E. Maple, Yakima. 509-575-6020. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. 7-9:30 p.m. Free drop-in program open to youth ages 7-15, in partnership with Yakima Valley Young Life. Swimming, sports, games, and Christian message. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave. 509-2481202 or 509-961-9898.

Sunday, Oct. 10

YAKIMA FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In front of the Capitol Theatre at Third Street and Yakima Avenue. yakimafarmersmarket.org

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WWE RAW WORLD TOUR. 5 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Wrestling superstars scheduled to appear: John Cena, Edge, Chris Jericho, Sheamus, The Miz, Evan Bourne, Ted DiBiase, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, William Regal, Goldust, Santino Marella, Vladimir Kozlov, Yoshi Tatsu, Eve, Maryse, Bella Twins, Natalya and many other favorite RAW Superstars. Tickets must be reserved, and prices are $17, $27, $42 and $62. Purchase tickets at the SunDome box office, call 800-325-7328 (SEAT), or online at ticketswest.com or any TicketsWest outlet. May not be suitable for all ages.

Monday, Oct. 11

MOPS — WEST SIDE. 9-11 a.m. Meeting donation: $5. Child care, food, fellowship, speakers. West Side Church, 6901 Summitview Ave., Yakima. Tera: 509-972-3001. PLAY AND LEARN GROUPS. 9:30-11 a.m. Parents can bring their children to learn through play. Free. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln Ave., Suite C, Yakima. 509-853-2052. readybyfive.org MOM & BABY. 10 a.m.-noon. Discussion group for moms with infants under 1 year; bring your baby. Free. Meets at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. 10203 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-388-6440. ITTY BITTY ART. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Drop-in open studio for children age 5 and younger. Cost: $5. Parents must stay with their children. Red Art Studios, 2522 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima. 509-469-2766. redgalleryyakima.com DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

SUGAR SKULLS. 4-6 p.m. Decorate your own skull in honor of the Mexican Day of the Dead. Students have the option of participating in the Allied Arts alter display in downtown Yakima. A part of the After School Teen Tuesdays program, ages 12-18. Cost: Nonmembers $25; Members $20. Allied Arts, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima. 509-966-0930. alliedartsyakima.org

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LA LECHE LEAGUE. 6 p.m. Support group for pregnant and breast-feeding mothers; children welcome. Free. Meets at Cascade Women’s Health, 1601 Creekside Loop, Yakima. For nursing help or questions, call Katy, 509-248-2610, or Denita, 509-388-6866.

Wednesday, Oct. 13 NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK AND SCHOOL DAY. MOMMY CONNECTION. 9:3011:30 a.m. First hour is Mommy & Me, second hour is just for moms; all ages welcome. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima. For childcare reservations and more information, e-mail Katie: katejoyt@ hotmail.com. 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., Yakima; 509-453-8126.

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DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22. PICASSO MUSICIAN COLLAGE. 4-6 p.m. Create your own colorful cubist musical collage in the style of Picasso. A part of the After School Wednesdays program for kids 5-12. $25 for nonmembers; $20 for members. Allied Arts, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima. 509-966-0930. alliedartsyakima.org CREATIVE FAMILIES PLAY AND LEARN. 6-8 p.m. Ready By Five. Contact David at 509-480-0762 for locations and more information. 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, Yakima. Tabitha: 509-972-3723.

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Friday, Oct. 15

MOPS — NILE VALLEY. 8:45-11:15 a.m. Child care, food, fellowship and speakers. Nile Valley Community Church, 60 Bedrock Lane, Naches; 509-658-2904. MOPS — FIRST PRESBYTERIAN. 9-11:15 a.m. Meeting dues: $5. Child care, food, fellowship, speakers. First Presbyterian Church gymnasium, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima. Sherrie: 509-966-0604.

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Saturday, Oct. 16 PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER SPACE ODYSSEY AND PLANETARIUM. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. See p. 26 for details. Yakima Valley Musuem, 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima. 509-248-0747. yakimavalleymuseum.org

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. 7-9:30 p.m. Free drop-in program open to youth ages 7-15, in partnership with Yakima Valley Young Life. Swimming, sports, games and Christian message. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave. 509-2481202 or 509-961-9898.

Sunday, Oct. 17

YAKIMA FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In front of the Capitol Theatre at Third Street and Yakima Avenue. yakimafarmersmarket.org

Monday, Oct. 18 MOPS — CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF SELAH. 9-11:30 a.m. Casual discussion group. Breakfast, coffee and child care provided. Craft fee: $3. Christian Church of Selah, 112 N. Wenas, Selah. Erin: 509-594-1198. PLAY AND LEARN GROUPS. 9:30-11 a.m. Parents can bring their children to learn through play. Free. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln Ave., Suite C, Yakima. 509-853-2052. readybyfive.org MOM & BABY. 10 a.m.-noon. Discussion group for moms with infants under 1 year; bring your baby. Free. Meets at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. 10203 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-388-6440. MOMS IN TOUCH INTERNATIONAL. 10:45 a.m.-noon. Moms, grandmas, aunts and others are welcome to join in praying for children and the East Valley schools and staff. Bring snacks or a lunch for the kids. Baby-sitting is provided for a small fee. Terrace Heights Presbyterian Church, 4303 Maple Court, Yakima. Contact Julie Byers at 509-453-0741 for more information. ITTY BITTY ART. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Drop-in open studio for children age 5 and younger. Cost: $5. Parents must stay with their children. Red Art Studios, 2522 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima. 509-469-2766. redgalleryyakima.com DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22.

Tuesday, Oct. 19 THE ELEMENTS OF LINE FOR TEENS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. 4-6 p.m. Allied Arts. See p. 29 for more details. DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE A READING PROBLEM? 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

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Wednesday, Oct. 20

MOMMY CONNECTION. 9:3011:30 a.m. First hour is Mommy & Me, second hour is just for moms; all ages welcome. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima. For child-care reservations and more information, e-mail Katie: katejoyt@ hotmail.com. MOMS CLUB OF YAKIMA. 9:30-11 a.m. Daytime activities for stay-athome 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 509-577-7007. momsclubofyakima@gmail.com. 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., Yakima; 509-453-8126. DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22. THE ELEMENTS OF LINE FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. 4-6 p.m. Allied Arts. See p. 29 for more details. PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP. 6-7:30 p.m. Join in a themed discussion, meet other parents with children younger than 5 years old, and learn about the different resources in the community. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln Ave., Suite C, Yakima. 509853-2052. readybyfive.org

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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. lowesbuildandgrow.com OFFICIAL YU-GI-OH! DUELIST KING TOURNAMENT. Noon to 4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima. 509-248-1117. DRIVE-IN MOVIE. 6 p.m. Tonight’s showing: “Hocus Pocus.” Free admission, concessions available. Sponsored by Yakima Parks and Recreation. Gateway Complex at Kiwanis Park, 1500 E. Maple, Yakima. 509-575-6020. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. 7-9:30 p.m. Free drop-in program open to youth ages 7-15, in partnership with Yakima Valley Young Life. Swimming, sports, games and Christian message. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave. 509-2481202 or 509-961-9898.

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Sunday, Oct. 24

YAKIMA FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In front of the Capitol Theatre at Third Street and Yakima Avenue. yakimafarmersmarket.org

Monday, Oct. 25

MOPS — WEST SIDE. 9-11 a.m. Meeting donation: $5. Child care, food, fellowship, speakers. West Side Church, 6901 Summitview Ave., Yakima. Tera: 509-972-3001. PLAY AND LEARN GROUPS. 9:30-11 a.m. Parents can bring their children to learn through play. Free. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln Ave., Suite C, Yakima. 509-853-2052. readybyfive.org MOM & BABY. 10 a.m.-noon. Discussion group for moms with infants under 1 year; bring your baby. Free. Meets at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. 10203 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-388-6440. FERDINAND THE BULL. 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Appropriate for grades K-5. Part of the Capitol Kids series. Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third St., Yakima. 509-853-2787. capitoltheatre.org

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ITTY BITTY ART. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Drop-in open studio for children age 5 and younger. Cost: $5. Parents must stay with their children. Red Art Studios, 2522 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima. 509-469-2766. redgalleryyakima.com

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Tuesday, Oct. 26

FUSED GLASS PENDANTS. 4-6 p.m. In this hands-on class, teens will make various pendants or magnets and learn the basics of fused glass. A part of the After School Teen Tuesdays program, ages 12-18. $25 for nonmembers; $20 for members, and an additional $25 for material fees. Allied Arts, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima. 509-966-0930. alliedartsyakima.org

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Wednesday, Oct. 27

MOMMY CONNECTION. 9:3011:30 a.m. First hour is Mommy & Me, second hour is just for moms; all ages welcome. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima. For child-care reservations and more information, e-mail Katie: katejoyt@ hotmail.com.

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PAINT LIKE MONET! 4-6 p.m. Learn about Impressionistic painting and create your own porcelain tile. Bring a painting shirt. A part of the After School Wednesdays program for kids 5-12. $25 for nonmembers; $20 for members. Allied Arts, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima. 509-966-0930. alliedartsyakima.org

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Thursday, Oct. 28

PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP. 6-7:30 p.m. Join in a themed discussion, meet other parents with children younger than 5 years old, and learn about the different resources in the community. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln Ave., Suite C, Yakima. 509853-2052. readybyfive.org

Saturday, Oct. 30

BIG BOOK SALE. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every item costs $0.50. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Yakima Library (garage), 102 N. Third St., Yakima. 509-452-8541. yvl.org

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Your children are growing fast. College tuition is growing faster. OFFICIAL YU-GI-OH! DUELIST KING TOURNAMENT. Noon to 4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima. 509-248-1117. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. 7-9:30 p.m. Free drop-in program open to youth ages 7-15, in partnership with Yakima Valley Young Life. Swimming, sports, games, and Christian message. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave. 248-1202 or 961-9898.

Sunday, Oct. 31 HAPPY HALLOWEEN! NATIONAL KNOCKKNOCK JOKES DAY. Knock-knock! Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive you!

Monday, Nov. 1 MOPS — CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF SELAH. 9-11:30 a.m. Casual discussion group. Breakfast, coffee and child care provided. Craft fee: $3. Christian Church of Selah, 112 N. Wenas, Selah. Erin: 509-594-1198. PLAY AND LEARN GROUPS. 9:30-11 a.m. Parents can bring their children to learn through play. Free. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln Ave., Suite C, Yakima. 509-853-2052. readybyfive.org MOM & BABY. 10 a.m.-noon. Discussion group for moms with infants under 1 year; bring your baby. Free. Meets at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. 10203 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-388-6440.

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PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP. 6-7:30 p.m. Join in a themed discussion, meet other parents with children younger than 5 years old, and learn about the different resources in the community. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln Ave., Suite C, Yakima. 509853-2052. readybyfive.org

Wednesday, Nov. 3

MOMMY CONNECTION. 9:3011:30 a.m. First hour is Mommy & Me, second hour is just for moms; all ages welcome. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima. For child-care reservations and more information, e-mail Katie: katejoyt@ hotmail.com. 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., Yakima; 509-453-8126. DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22. LET’S CREATE A TABLE SCULPTURE! FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. 4-6 p.m. Allied Arts. See p. 29 for more details. DIVORCECARE FOR KIDS. 6:30-8 p.m. Support group for children, ages 5-12, whose parents are divorced, separated or reconciling. Adult group meets at the same time. Roosevelt Elementary School, 120 N. 16th Ave., Yakima. Contact Dan, 509930-1420, or Jenni, 509-654-2124. yakimadivorcecare.net

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MOMS IN TOUCH INTERNATIONAL. 10:45 a.m.-noon. Moms, grandmas, aunts, and others are welcome to join in praying for children and the East Valley schools and staff. Bring snacks or a lunch for the kids. Baby-sitting is provided for a small fee. Terrace Heights Presbyterian Church, 4303 Maple Court, Yakima. Contact Julie Byers at 509-453-0741 for more information.

DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22.

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ITTY BITTY ART. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Drop-in open studio for children age 5 and younger. Cost: $5. Parents must stay with their children. Red Art Studios, 2522 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima. 509-469-2766. redgalleryyakima.com

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HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP. 9 a.m. to noon. Free drop-in projects for kids 5-12. The Home Depot, 2115 S. First St., Yakima. 509-452-3016. ACE KIDS CLUB. 10 a.m. to noon. Free drop-in projects for kids ages 3-12. Hometown Ace Hardware, 3700 Tieton Drive, Yakima. 509-972-4400.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. 7-9:30 p.m. Free drop-in program open to youth ages 7-15, in partnership with Yakima Valley Young Life. Swimming, sports, games and Christian message. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave. 509-2481202 or 961-9898.

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CIRQUE LE MASQUE. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Part of the Broadway Family Series. Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third St., Yakima. 509-853-2787. capitoltheatre.org

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. lowesbuildandgrow.com OFFICIAL YU-GI-OH! DUELIST KING TOURNAMENT. Noon to 4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima. 509-248-1117.

MOPS — WEST SIDE. 9-11 a.m. Meeting donation: $5. Child care, food, fellowship, speakers. West Side Church, 6901 Summitview Ave., Yakima. Tera: 509-972-3001. PLAY AND LEARN GROUPS. 9:30-11 a.m. Parents can bring their children to learn through play. Free. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln, Suite C, Yakima. 509-853-2052. readybyfive.org MOM & BABY. 10 a.m.-noon. Discussion group for moms with infants under 1 year; bring your baby. Free. Meets at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. 10203 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-388-6440. ITTY BITTY ART. See Sept. 22.

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A school you can trust for your child’s education DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22.

Tuesday, Nov. 9 WIRE AND HUMAN FABRIC SCULPTURE. 4-6 p.m. Create a wire form of the human figure and wrap burlap fabric to complete the form. A part of the After School Teen Tuesdays, ages 12-18. $25 for nonmembers; $20 for members. Allied Arts, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima. 509-966-0930. alliedartsyakima.org LA LECHE LEAGUE. 6 p.m. Support group for pregnant and breast-feeding mothers; children welcome. Free. Meets at Cascade Women’s Health, 1601 Creekside Loop, Yakima. For nursing help or questions, call Katy, 509-248-2610, or Denita, 509-388-6866.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

MOMMY CONNECTION. 9:3011:30 a.m. First hour is Mommy & Me, second hour is just for moms; all ages welcome. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima. For child-care reservations and more information, e-mail Katie: katejoyt@ hotmail.com. 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., Yakima; 509-453-8126. DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22. FAITH RINGGOLD STORY QUILT. 4-6 p.m. Learn about AfricanAmerican artist Faith Ringgold, read her book “Tar Beach,” and make your own story quilts. A part of the After School Wednesdays program for kids ages 5-12. $25 for nonmembers; $20 for members. Allied Arts, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima. 509-966-0930. alliedartsyakima.org CREATIVE FAMILIES PLAY AND LEARN. 6-8 p.m. Ready By Five. Contact David at 509-480-0762 for locations and more information.

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DIVORCECARE FOR KIDS. 6:30-8 p.m. Support group for children, ages 5-12, whose parents are divorced, separated or reconciling. Adult group meets at the same time. Roosevelt Elementary School, 120 N. 16th Ave., Yakima. Contact Dan, 509-930-1420, or Jenni, 509-654-2124. yakimadivorcecare.net 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, Yakima. Tabitha: 509-972-3723.

A Grace School education offers your child benefits that last a lifetime and beyond. We look forward to partnering with you as you raise your children in the way of the Lord. We provide a safe atmosphere and a quality learning environment for your child.

Friday, Nov. 12 MOPS — SELAH COVENANT CHURCH. 9-11:30 a.m. Child care provided, infants-6 years. Selah Covenant Church, 560 McGonagle Road, Selah; 509-697-6116. selahcov.com 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. DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22.

Saturday, Nov. 13 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, other activities. Cost: $10. Selah GymKids, 709 North Park Centre, Selah; 509-698-5437. OFFICIAL YU-GI-OH! DUELIST KING TOURNAMENT. Noon to 4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima. 509-248-1117. KIDS’ COOKING CLASS. 1-2 p.m. This month’s class, using a Thanksgiving theme, will instruct kids to prepare dinners for entertaining a group of people. For kids ages 9 and up. $25 per child, which includes instruction and a six-portion meal to take home. Fresh Taste Meals, 2204 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima. 509-457-7798. freshtastemeals.com SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. 7-9:30 p.m. Free drop-in program open

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to youth ages 7-15, in partnership with Yakima Valley Young Life. Swimming, sports, games, and Christian message. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave. 509-2481202 or 509-961-9898.

Monday, Nov. 15 MOPS — CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF SELAH. 9-11:30 a.m. Casual discussion group. Breakfast, coffee and child care provided. Craft fee: $3. Christian Church of Selah, 112 N. Wenas, Selah. Erin: 509-594-1198. LOWER NACHES MOPS. 9-11:30 a.m. Memorial Bible Church, 111 Old Stage Way, Gleed. Contact: Mandy Rowe, 509-930-6441. PLAY AND LEARN GROUPS. 9:30-11 a.m. Parents can bring their children to learn through play. Free. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln, Suite C, Yakima. 509-853-2052. readybyfive.org MOM & BABY. 10 a.m.-noon. Discussion group for moms with infants under 1 year; bring your baby. Free. Meets at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. 10203 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-388-6440.

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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. Washington Vision Therapy Center, 3909 Creekside Loop, Suite 150, Yakima. Free. Call 509-654-9256 to RSVP.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

MOMMY CONNECTION. 9:3011:30 a.m. First hour is Mommy & Me, second hour is just for moms; all ages welcome. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima. For child-care reservations and more information, e-mail Katie: katejoyt@ hotmail.com. MOMS CLUB OF YAKIMA. 9:3011 a.m. Daytime activities for stay-at-home mothers and their children. Childcare 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 509-577-7007. momsclubofyakima@gmail.com. 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., Yakima; 509-453-8126. DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22. PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP. 6-7:30 p.m. Join in a themed discussion, meet other parents with children younger than 5 years old, and learn about the different resources in the community. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln Ave., Suite C, Yakima. 509853-2052. readybyfive.org DIVORCECARE FOR KIDS. 6:30-8 p.m. Support group for children, ages 5-12, whose parents are divorced, separated or reconciling. Adult group meets at the same time. Roosevelt Elementary School, 120 N. 16th Ave., Yakima. Contact Dan, 509-930-1420, or Jenni, 509-654-2124. yakimadivorcecare.net

Thursday, Nov. 18 MICKEY MOUSE DAY.

Friday, Nov. 19

MOPS — NILE VALLEY. 8:45-11:15 a.m. Child care, food, fellowship and speakers. Nile Valley Community Church, 60 Bedrock Lane, Naches; 509-658-2904.

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MOPS — FIRST PRESBYTERIAN. 9-11:15 a.m. Meeting dues: $5. Child care, food, fellowship, speakers. First Presbyterian Church gymnasium, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima. Sherrie: 509-966-0604. MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER. 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third St., Yakima. 509-853-2787. capitoltheatre.org DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22.

Saturday, Nov. 20 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. lowesbuildandgrow.com OFFICIAL YU-GI-OH! DUELIST KING TOURNAMENT. Noon to 4 p.m. Ron’s Coin & Book, 6 N. Third St., Yakima. 509-248-1117. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. 7-9:30 p.m. Free drop-in program open to youth ages 7-15, in partnership with Yakima Valley Young Life. Swimming, sports, games, and Christian message. Yakima Family YMCA, 5 N. Naches Ave. 509-2481202 or 509-961-9898.

Monday, Nov. 22

MOPS — WEST SIDE. 9-11 a.m. Meeting donation: $5. Child care, food, fellowship, speakers. West Side Church, 6901 Summitview Ave., Yakima. Tera: 509-972-3001. PLAY AND LEARN GROUPS. 9:30-11 a.m. Parents can bring their children to learn through play. Free. Ready By Five, 501 W. Lincoln, Suite C, Yakima. 509-853-2052. readybyfive.org MOM & BABY. 10 a.m.-noon. Discussion group for moms with infants under 1 year; bring your baby. Free. Meets at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. 10203 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 388-6440.

Wednesday, Nov. 24 NEW ISSUE OF PLAYDATE! MOMMY CONNECTION. 9:3011:30 a.m. First hour is Mommy & Me, second hour is just for moms; all ages welcome. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave., Yakima. For childcare reservations and more information, e-mail Katie: katejoyt@ hotmail.com. 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., Yakima; 509-453-8126. DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22. CREATIVE FAMILIES PLAY AND LEARN. 6-8 p.m. Ready By Five. Contact David at 509-480-0762 for locations and more information. DIVORCECARE FOR KIDS. 6:30-8 p.m. Support group for children, ages 5-12, whose parents are divorced, separated or reconciling. Adult group meets at the same time. Roosevelt Elementary School, 120 N. 16th Ave., Yakima. Contact Dan, 509-930-1420, or Jenni, 509-654-2124. yakimadivorcecare.net

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Thursday, Nov. 25 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

ITTY BITTY ART. See Sept. 22. DROP-IN ART STUDIO. See Sept. 22.

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Andrew McDaniel, better known as Drew, loves being active outdoors. This photo was taken when Drew turned 1, and his mother, Darcy McDaniel, said he is already turning into quite the little baseball player. Doesn’t Drew’s face make you remember how energizing it was to be outside, even if it was just in your own backyard? Drew looks up to his bigger brother, Greyson, and he will get to share adventures with another sibling when he becomes a big brother next spring!

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