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Vintiques Northwest Nationals open to the public on Aug. 1-2

YAKIMA – Car buffs, especially those who prefer street rods, will have plenty to take in when the Vintiques Northwest Nationals rod run and car show returns to Yakima’s State Fair Park.

Star party tomorrow night

Families and individuals of all ages are invited to the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park for a special “star viewing party” tomorrow night (Saturday).

Special NNO party scheduled for Aug. 5

Sunnyside’s annual National Night Out block parties will be staged Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Tri-chamber social event set for Aug. 14

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce is hosting the next tri-chamber social on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside Museum.

American Crown Circus coming to Sunnyside

The American Crown Circus will be at Sunnyside’s Sunnyview Park Thursday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Aug. 25.

Museum open during fair Aug. 8-9

GRANDVIEW - In conjunction with the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo, the R.E. Powell Museum facility at 315 Division St. will be open to the general public on Friday, Aug. 8, and Saturday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Paleteria La Nortenia celebrates 25th anniversary

Sunnyside’s Paleteria La Nortenia will celebrate 25 years of business with a special event on Saturday, Aug. 23, beginning at 11 a.m.

Central Washington Fair guidebook now available

YAKIMA – Even though the Central Washington State Fair is about two months away, for those wishing to enter something in the annual event, now is the time to start making plans to do so.

Family fun night slated for Aug. 1

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Extra Mile Student Center will be hosting a family fun night on Friday, Aug. 1, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Grandview Community Center (812 Wallace Way).

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For a spectacular view, try this day hike near Mt. Rainier

ASHFORD – While great weather has brought thousands of visitors to Mt. Rainier National Park this summer, some savvy hikers have found an excellent day trip is a visit to High Rock Lookout in the Nisqually Valley, just outside the park entrance.

All female cast to stage ‘Julius Caesar’

WALLA WALLA – Columbia REA and Shakespeare Walla Walla will present the Seattle Shakespeare Company’s rendition of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 7-10, at the historic Gesa Power House Theatre.

Autumn Bounty fundraiser planned at Yakima Area Arboretum Sept. 6

YAKIMA – The Yakima Area Arboretum is hosting its “Autumn Bounty” fundraising dinner on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Vacation Bible School includes soccer clinic

It’s time again for the Sunnyside Grace Brethren Church Vacation Bible School/Soccer Clinic.

Walk, work and rest: the unforced rhythms of grace

For my column I would like to share some insights using the SOAP method of Bible study and journaling. I learned this tool from the writings of pastor and author Wayne Cordeiro and his Life Journal method of devotions.

Sunnyside church to host piano concert

Kenny G and Jose Feliciano are some of the musicians who accompany Seattle native John Nilsen.