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Central Washington State Fair launches today

YAKIMA – Brooding dinosaurs, racing pigs and other attractions are in store for visitors starting today, Friday, at the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima.

Indoor walking program starts Oct. 15

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department will restart its indoor walking program at Harriet Thompson Elementary School (1105 West 2nd Street) beginning Thursday, Oct. 15.

Airfield Estates events on tap

Airfield Estates will host two events at its Prosser tasting room on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10.

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Celebrate alpacas in Prosser this weekend

PROSSER – Sage Bluff Alpacas in Prosser will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days.

Volunteer opportunities at Mt. Ranier national park

Mount Rainier National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day tomorrow (Saturday) with several volunteer projects open to public participation.

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2015-16 Miss Sunnyside court

Crowned 2015-16 Miss Sunnyside this past Saturday was Jessica Linde, and her princesses Lucero Mejia, Jaquelinne Herrera and Alyssa Ceja (L-R).

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Float heroes

K&U Auto Parts Store employee Jeff Reihs (L) and store manager Rich Gamboa are heroes in the eyes of the reigning Miss Sunnyside Court.

MaKey MaKey event set for Sept. 21-24

GRANDVIEW – Patrons at the Grandview Library will be encouraged to invent, imagine and create, using a MaKey MaKey kit Monday, Sept. 21, through Thursday, Sept. 24.

Rock opera to be staged in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA – “Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera” will be staged on Friday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre in Walla Walla.

Gospel music jamboree coming this Sunday

MABTON – Vocal artist Terri Hargrove will be returning to the stage at this coming Sunday’s Mabton Gospel music jamboree.

Sacajawea State Park to host Heritage Days

PASCO – Heritage Days at Sacajawea State Park near Pasco takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26.

Free day at state parks on Sept. 26

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free admission at state parks on Saturday, Sept. 26.

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Pirate Plunder Adventure Race returns Saturday, Oct. 3

YAKIMA - The fourth annual Pirate Plunder Adventure Race is set to take place Saturday, Oct. 3, at Pirates Landing in Yakima.

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Fireworks in Sunnyside

The Fireworks Ensemble entertain music lovers last night, Tuesday, during the latest installment of the Lower Valley Community Concert series.