National Night Out events on tap in valley

Described as a time to get out and visit with neighbors, National Night Out will be observed Aug. 2 in the Lower Yakima Valley.

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Pet shelter fundraiser set

Silbury Hill Alpacas, 2361 Scoon Road, is hosting its second annual “For the Love of Art and Paws,” a benefit for the Yakima Humane Society, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17.

Club offering car wash

Valley Critter Sitters 4-H Club members want to help motorists have a clean vehicle for the weekend.

Bible School set for Aug. 1-5

“Cave Quest-Following Jesus, the Light of the World” is the theme of the Bethany Community Church vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 1-5.

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Take a whistle and hug a tree

Volunteers offer camping aids

There are 10 items everyone needs to pack when headed on a camping trip to the mountains.

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Fun and food at the market

Two-year-old Lola Grayson of Sunnyside tries the Hula Hoop yesterday during the Sunnyside Farmers Market at Centennial Square.

Save money and water while enjoying a beautiful garden

Too much or not enough water and never when you need it seems to be a common lament of gardeners.

Terrarium class offered

A gardening class for the whole family is offered by the Benton-Franklin Extension’s Master Gardening program.

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Anything serves as a container garden

Most anything that will hold dirt and water can be transformed into a container garden.

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The modest camper trailer makes a comeback

Once abandoned in favor of modern land yachts, the pudgy little camp trailer is making a comeback.

Extension program more than gardens

Most people think of the Washington State University Extension program as it relates to Master Gardener programs or youth organizations, such as 4-H.

Workshops offered

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 4105 Richey Road, will host Father Justin Cannon for two workshops Saturday.

Center hosts party in park

Panda Bear Child Care Center will celebrate its pre-kindergarten graduation at 6 p.m. Friday in Central Park.