Super summer reader program this summer

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Library’s summer reading program takes off with a special guest appearance by “Super Reader” on Saturday, June 13.

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New Miss Zillah

Brooke Boiselle is Miss Zillah 2015-2016.

Jerry Lee Lewis show at Eagles in Toppenish

TOPPENISH – The Toppenish Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie will present Lance Lipinsky as Jerry Lee Lewis on Friday, May 15.

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Blues festival in Oroville slated for May 16-17

OROVILLE – Oroville’s Rally at the Border Blues Fest will be staged Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17, at the city’s Deep Bay Park on the shores of Lake Osoyoos that crosses the border between British Columbia and Washington state.

Barrel racing competition begins next Thursday

Horses and riders dashing around barrels and poles…the excitement is contagious when people gather to see who has the best horsemanship and can beat the strongest riders in the Yakima Valley.

Matt Baker Comedy Stunt Show to be staged May 16

WALLA WALLA – Guinness Book World Record holder and one of the nation’s more popular acts, Matt Baker, will be in Walla Walla at the Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, May 16, for his comedy and stunt show.

Bonzai trees to be exhibited at arboretum

YAKIMA – The Yakima Valley Bonsai Society will host its annual bonsai exhibit at the Yakima Area Arboretum on Sunday, May 31, from noon to 3 p.m.

Free park days planned

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer three “free days” in May and June.

Migratory Bird Day tomorrow

TOPPENISH – Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at the Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge tomorrow (Saturday).

Annual Mayfest Pageant May 30

St. Joseph Church in Sunnyside will host its annual Mayfest Pageant on Saturday, May 30, in the St. Joseph’s gym.

Poetry, stories draw readers into the life of a migrant field worker

The opening pages of Ramón Ledesma’s “Migrant Earth” talk about the hope inherent in growing up as a migrant worker.

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Congressional art contest

The annual Congressional high school art competition attracted 10 entries from Central Washington’s Fourth Congressional District.

Leavenworth hosting festivals this month

LEAVENWORTH – Lederhosen, wild birds and film all converge during the month of May in Leavenworth, Washington’s Bavarian village.

Folkloric dance troupe will perform Sunday

Los Solecitos Ballet Folklorico will take to the stage at Sunnyside’s Centennial Pavilion this coming Sunday at 1 p.m.

Annual garden tour June 20-21

YAKIMA – The Yakima Area Arboretum is sponsoring its annual garden tour, featuring gardens throughout the Yakima area.