Chamber after hours planned

A business after hours social will be from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Vintage Valley Inn, 911 Vintage Village Parkway.

Parent meeting scheduled

Why attendance matters and other school-related questions will be answered at a special parent meeting Thursday.

Give blood this month

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and other patients during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

Schools eye building projects

Grandview, Prosser plan public meetings

Two Lower Yakima Valley school districts will have meetings to review options for new building construction.

Contract awarded

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $505,000 contract to a registered small business from Wilsonville, Ore., to complete several repairs to the downstream miter gate at McNary Dam.

Travel delays possible

Motorists will likely encounter delays this week in some areas of Central Washington due to road construction.

Trustee appointed

Patrick Baldoz has been appointed to the Yakima Valley College Board of Trustees.

Museum crawl planned

A tour of the area’s archives and museums is planned from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to Oct. 8.

Unusual trail ride planned

An event combining trail riding with Halloween costumes is the theme of a Halloween weekend event sponsored by the Backcountry Horse Winery group.

Vision dinner auction set

Vision for Independence Center’s eighth annual “Dinner in the Dark” will be from 6 -9 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Harman Center, 1101 N. 65th Ave.

Take in the game in style

Watch some Monday night football while helping fund the Princess Theatre roofing project.

Pirates invade Clover Island

The second Mid-Columbia Pirate Festival will open for three days beginning tomorrow on Clover Island, 435 Clover Island Drive.

‘Unwine’ event scheduled

Come ‘unwine’ at the Clore Friday night.

Marathon man is guest

Boston Marathon runner Ron Fleming of Granger is scheduled to tell of his adventures in long distance running at the next Nouvella Club meeting.

Noble grapes for a cause

Hand Print Farms is partnering with Noble Animal Sanctuary in a special fundraiser for the animal rescue organization.