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YAKIMA — It’s not too late to catch a summertime community play. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is scheduled for an eight-performance run in Yakima. The collaboration between Yakima Valley College thespians and the Warehouse Theatre Company, kicks off the week of Aug. 15.

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ZILLAH — “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Maple Leaf Rag,” will be among the music performed by Carmen Still and Carmen Smith when they appear in concert at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Church of Nazarene, 203 Miles Drive.

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SUNNYSIDE — The lines were long as thousands of taco lovers gathered for the second annual Taco Wars held Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Best Western Grapevine Inn.

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Seven-year-old Cole Hollenbeck from Prosser, displays his mutton bustin’ riding talents as he maintained his ride all the way through during the little wrangler rodeo at the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo Wednesday evening.

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SUNNYSIDE — Within the first 90 minutes of the community-wide party, more than 2,000 hotdogs had been grilled for the residents attending the 2019 National Night Out held at Central Park last Tuesday night.

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SUNNYSIDE — Pulling out their crafty talents, the Lower Valley Critter Sitters, along with valley 4-H and Boy and Girl Scout club members, created a variety of animals for this year’s “Decorated Critter Contest” for the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo.

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SUNNYSIDE — The 25th annual Lions Club July 4th Celebration featured a program of watermelon coolness and hot dog grilled aroma, matched with family fun activities and culminated with a free fireworks display from Sunnyside High School’s Clem Senn Field last Thursday night.

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SUNNYSIDE — Mark Friday, July 19, on the calendar as the date when the Pacific Science Center Mobile Exhibit comes to the Sunnyside Library, 621 Grant Ave. The exhibit opens at 1 p.m.

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SUNNYSIDE — The snacks might not be the same every Friday for the next six weeks, so the “Community Center Tasty Treat” will be a surprise, announced Parks and Recreation program coordinator Lander Grow.

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GRANDVIEW — Patriotic revelers gathered at 9 a.m. downtown across the street from Grandview City Hall and the Police station to commence the July 4 holiday during the 42nd annual Flag Raising Ceremony at Stokely Square.

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15-year-old charro rider Kamila from Grandview competes on top of her horse, “Chaca” after the Mabton parade on Saturday, June 22.

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SUNNYSIDE — St. Joseph Parish celebrated its 34th annual SpringFest 2019 as more than 6,000 people attended the event last weekend on Friday, June 28, through Sunday, June 30, at the corner of Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue, next to the church’s school.

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PROSSER — Valley Theater Company is on its way to presenting the romantic comedy “Sirens” as the first play in its 2019-2020 season.

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Sunnyside men Ray Munson, 41, and Dale Green, 47 were appointed to a new intermediate appellate court created by Gov. Dan Evans. Munson and Green were both Sunnyside High School graduates, and Munson was already serving as a local judge. He was a Yakima County Superior Court judge and Green was an attorney in Walla Walla.

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FINAL TRACTOR RIDE — The late Clarence Rollinger family gave him one last ride with a tractor and hay wagon through Sunnyside this past Tuesday morning. The longtime Sunnyside dairyman was laid to rest at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.

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SUNNYSIDE — The fifth annual Sunnyside Summer Ale Fest provided attendees, 21 and older, with a downtown taste of microbrews, wine and cider pared with an eclectic, mobile food menu and live Northwest country music at Centennial Park this past Saturday from 5-10 p.m.

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SUNNYSIDE — Sunnyside guitar artist Christopher Vizcarra of Bentley Records will be releasing his debut album, titled “Reins of Victory” across the globe next Monday, June 24.

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GRANDVIEW — More than 200 children were outfitted with life jackets and bicycle helmets last Tuesday, June 11.

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FITTING TRIBUTE — The Martin School of Dance ballet students performed a final tribute to the late founder of the school, Linda Martin, during its annual spring recital June 10 in the Sunnyside High School auditorium. Martin, who founded the school more than 30 years ago, died in February. S…

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ALL ABOUT BOOKS — Ms. Veronica Sustaita’s fifth graders gave a spirited dance in support of reading during the Chief Kamiakin Elementary School last day of school talent show last Friday.

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SUNNYSIDE — The campers arrived early, all dressed in costumes for the first day of drama camp at the high school auditorium.

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PROSSER — The 19th annual Prosser Scottish Fest and Highland Games will commence at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Prosser Food and Wine Park, 2840 Lee Road, for a day of anvil launching and Celtic music.

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SUNNYSIDE — The 9th annual Sort 4 the Cause penning contest will be June 14-16 at the Speck Arena, 1207 South St.

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GRANDVIEW — Shine up the cars and head to Herb’s Bar and Grill, 132 Division St., for Herb’s Fourth annual Car and Bike Classic Car Show from 9-4 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

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PROSSER — For the first year ever, Prosser Memorial Health Foundation organized the annual Bottles, Brews & BBQs event.

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LIND— The 2019 Lind Combine Demolition Derby roars into the small farming community at 10 a.m. at the city Derby Arena.

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PROSSER — Open auditions for Valley Theater Company’s production of the romantic comedy “Sirens” will be held Sunday and Monday, June 9 and 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Princess Theatre, 1228 Meade Ave.

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SINGING PRAISE — Desert Praise Quartet of the Tri-Cities is the featured group at this month’s Gospel Jamboree to take place 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Anchor Point Church at 609 W. Bonnieview Road in Grandview. Singing Southern Gospel from left to right will be Kern Kostenko-pianist, Bill …

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ZILLAH — The Over the Hill Theatricals will produce “A Bag Full of Miracles” as its fall production, Lloyd Hazzard announced at the group’s May 7 general membership meeting in Zillah.

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ZILLAH — The annual Zillah Community Days commences this Friday with the opening of the vendors’ booths and carnival at Stewart Park.

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GRANDVIEW — Ryan Wattenbarger, formerly a student at Sunnyside High School and a YVC alumni, will have brews from his new Moonshot Brewery served during the social hour at the 12th annual Grape to Glass Gala – A Winemaker’s Dinner.

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The pageantry of the Charros and Caballeros were among the big attractions in the 31th annual Sunnyside Cinco De Mayo Parade this past Sunday.

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Valley Theater Company, which owns and performs in the Princess Theatre, has announced its 2019-2020 season lineup, titled “A Season of Surprises.”

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Kate Laplante from Seattle wears her white bride-to-be sash and sunglasses, celebrating her upcoming June 8 wedding day with girlfriends during their festive tasting of 2018 cabernet at Silver Lake Winery in Zillah on Saturday during the Yakima Valley’s Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend.

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The Sunnyside High School Drama Department will present “James and the Giant Peach” in five performances beginning Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. on the Sunnyside High School auditorium stage, 1801 E. Edison Ave.

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A play about a town under a gypsy spell, “That’ll Learn Ya,” opens Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at on the stage at Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church, 700 N. 16th St.

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The classic “Beauty and the Beast” opens Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. on the ZCenter Stage at Zillah High School, 160 Second Ave.

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Works of art by graduating Heritage University seniors Madeline Alviso Ramirez and Anthony Tzib will be on display as part of the Senior Art Exhibition in the Virginia S. Hislop Art Gallery at Petrie Hall from April 24 - May 3.

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Valley Theater Company will open a five-performance run of “Weekend Comedy,” by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick, Friday, April 26, at Princess Theatre, 1228 Meade Ave.

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