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BBQ cook-off open to public

Finger lickin’ good…the grub that’s to be had at this year’s Skewered Apple BBQ Championships.

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Festival time in Leavenworth

Festival season is starting in Leavenworth, with the annual quilt show this coming weekend, running until Sunday, Sept. 7.

Mothers, sons dance the night away Sept. 27

The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Grandview High School senior Marissa Garza will be offering a mother and son dance on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Grandview Community Center (812 Wallace Way).

Free Smithsonian event on tap Sept. 27

Maryhill Museum of Art will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 10th annual “Museum Day Live!”

Great Grape Stomp set for Sept. 27

The Great Grape Stomp will return to Grandview on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Heritage University celebrates expansion

After a year’s worth of construction dust and delays, Heritage University is unveiling its transformed campus in a big way.

Antique equipment show slated Sept. 13-14

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Kittitas Valley Early Iron Club invite the public to the 32nd annual Threshing Bee and Antique Equipment Show at Olmstead Place State Park near Ellensburg.

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No time off for this crew on Labor Day

The Sunnyside community float “Egyptian Treasures” received second place honors at Prosser’s States Day Parade on Labor Day.

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Sunny social

Residents at Sun Terrace in Sunnyside and visitors were treated to a happy hour last Friday, followed by a Labor Day BBQ.

‘Las Memorias’ performance slated for Friday, Sept. 5

YAKIMA – Two dozen high school students from Central Washington will inspire others with their significant life experiences in “Las Memorias 2014,” a collaborative effort of Washington State University’s Office of Student Affairs and WSU Performing Arts.

Free movie for families

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Volunteer Fire Department Association, Grandview Parks and Recreation Department and YVCC Grandview Student Council will offer a free movie in the park event the evening of Friday, Sept. 19, beginning shortly after dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.).

‘Walk in the Park’ GeoChallenge released

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has released the next generation of the Pocket Ranger mobile app and the kick-off of the ‘Walk in the Park’ GeoChallenge.

Photo preservation workshop set for Saturday, Sept. 20

PENDLETON, ORE. – Pepsi Primetime @ the Museum will present a special workshop by historian and archivist Richard H. Engeman.

Menudo Festival on tap this Sunday

GRANGER – The Granger Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 11th annual Menudo Festival this coming Sunday at Hisey (Dinosauer) Park, beginning at 11 a.m.

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Natives of Cuba on Sunnyside stage middle of September

Five musicians who hail from Cuba will perform the first of five concerts that make up the 2014-15 Lower Valley Community Concert Series.