Break a leg with these

theatre options this fall

Question: What’s green, plaid and ghostly? Answer: Traits that describe several dramatic productions this fall in Yakima. You’re sure to be captivated in your seats with “Anne of Green Gables,” “Forever Plaid” and “A Christmas Carol.”

The first is “Anne of Green Gables,” which shows at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-28, Oct. 3-5 & 10-12. See orphan Anne as she finds a new life on a farm, Tickets are $16 general, or $13 for students and seniors. Warehouse Theatre Company, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima; 509-966-0951.

Next, Akin Center Theatre offers “Forever Plaid,” a comical musical that hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1, 2, and 7-9, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 9. Four men, who die in a car crash, try to continue to strive for musical success, even as ghosts! Akin Center Theatre, 509-248-2787.

Finally, the Warehouse Theatre will help you get into the Christmas spirit with the classic Dickens story, “A Christmas Carol.” Ghosts of Christmas past, present and future meet Ebenezer Scrooge to help him change is life and those around him. With 7:30 p.m. shows, this play runs Nov. 28-30, Dec. 5-7 & 12-14. Cost: $16 general, $13 students and seniors. Warehouse Theatre Company, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima; 509-966-0951.

Missoula Children’s Theatre coming back to Yakima!

The beloved Missoula Children’s Theatre is making its way back to Yakima after a hiatus of several years. The largest touring children’s theatre will hold auditions for “Blackbeard the Pirate” from 4 to 7 p.m. for ages 5-18 on Monday, Oct. 14 at Allied Arts of Yakima. Performances of that show will be at 3 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. Auditions are free; cost of show is $10 for adults, $7 for children.

Allied Arts of Yakima Valley,

5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima;

509-966-0930 | alliedartsyakima.org

Here are some great ways to get your young ones expressing themselves! Allied Arts of Yakima Valley is located at 5000 W. Lincoln Ave. in Yakima. Call 509-966-0930 or visit alliedartsyakima.org for more information.

FALL CLAY CLASS. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 1-22. Four-week class introduces children to hands-on experience with pinch pot, coiling, slabs and wheel. Instructed by award-winning artist Eunsil Kim. Cost: $200 for entire course; supplies included.

BEGINNING DRAWING. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 2-23. Four-week class introduces children to basic art drawing including gesture, blind contour and photorealistic drawing. Instructed by award-winning artist Eunsil Kim. Cost: $200 for entire course; supplies included.

DRAW LIKE A MASTER ARTIST. 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 3-31. In this five-week class, award-winning artist Mindy Clark leads tweens in studying sketches and drawings and practicing with charcoal and conte crayon. Line, shape and value while drawing from a still life model will be emphasized. Cost: $200 for entire course; supplies included.

WINTER CLAY CLASS. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 29-Nov. 19. Four-week class introduces children to hands-on experience with pinch pot, coiling, slabs and wheel. Instructed by award-winning artist Eunsil Kim. Cost: $200 for entire course; supplies included.

KANDINSKY COLOR STUDY. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 30-Nov. 20. Four-week class introduces children to basic art color study. Instructed by award-winning artist Eunsil Kim. Cost: $200 for entire course; supplies included.

PAINTINGS OF NORVAL MORRISEAU FOR TWEENS. 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 7-21. In this three-week class, award-winning artist Mindy Clark teaches tweens to study the paintings of artist Morriseau, who painted people, animals, shapes and lines, and apply these techniques. Color, shape, line and techniques in acrylic painting emphasized. Cost: $200 for entire course; supplies included.

Last chance to gaze at the stars

Hey, all you junior astronomers! You have another shot at gazing at the stars Oct. 11 at Randall Park in Yakima. Thanks to the Yakima Astronomical Society and Yakima Parks and Recreation, the telescopes will be positioned for you to get a closer look at celestial objects from 7 p.m. to midnight. And better yet: It’s all free!

Star gazers will meet at the parking lot of Randall Park, Castleview Drive and South 48th Avenue in Yakima. Call 509-574-5041 for more info.

MOPS - MOTHERS

OF PRESCHOOLERS

MOPS — FIRST PRESBYTERIAN. 9-11:15 a.m. Meets the first and third Fridays each month: New year begins Sept. 20. Meeting dues: $5. Child care, food, fellowship, speakers. First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Eighth Ave., Yakima; 509-248-7940.

MOPS — LOWER NACHES. 9-11:30 a.m. Meets the third Friday each month, starting Sept. 20. Memorial Bible Church, 111 Old Stage Way, Gleed. Contact: Amy, 509-833-2934.

MOPS — MOUNTAINVIEW CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. 6-7:30 p.m. Meetings are free; child care provided, through grade 5. Food, fellowship, speakers. Meets the second and fourth Wednesdays each month, beginning Sept. 11. Mountainview Christian Fellowship, 7105 Alpine Way, Yakima. Contact: Danielle, 509-833-2228.

MOPS — YAKIMA EVANGELICAL CHURCH. 9-11 a.m. Meets the last Wednesday each month, beginning Sept. 25. Childcare provided. Yakima Evangelical Church, 7901 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima; 509-965-5216.

Get ready for

Christmas ... already!

Right now, it’s not beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but it IS getting closer to Christmas season planning and shopping! Here are some events to look out for.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. 8-10 a.m. Dec. 7. Christmas decorations, holiday music, a warm fireplace and Santa! Bring your cameras. Cost: $4 per person; make reservations by Nov. 29. Harman Center, 101 N. 65th Ave., Yakima; 509-575-6166.

CHRISTMAS TREES ON THE FARM. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-7 & Dec. 13-14. The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Look forward to getting a fresh-cut Christmas tree with the family. While you’re at it, you might get yourself and others handmade wreaths and garlands. Don’t forget to try the hot cocoa, cider and vanilla sugar doughnuts and experience the caroling hay ride. Bill’s Berry Farm, 3674 N. County Line Road in Grandview; 509-882-3200.

FESTIVAL OF TREES. Nov. 23. The general public is invited to tour trees, enjoy musical entertainment and refreshments, shopping with free gift wrapping and a photo booth. A raffle will determine who will win the remaining decorated trees. Living Care Center, 3801 Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509-965-5260.

MIGHTY TIETON HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1. The 8th annual event features handmade crafts, antique items and food. Come see the chandeliers, the annual tree lighting and Santa. Mighty Tieton Warehouse, 608 Wisconsin Ave., Tieton; 509-847-3034.

TOY TRAIN CHRISTMAS. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 7-8, 14-15 & 21-22. Take the train to the North Pole to see Santa Claus, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. More than 40 running model trains. Cost: $6 adults, $4 children. Photos with Santa offered for extra fee. Northern Pacific Railway Museum, 10 South Asotin Ave., Toppenish; 509-865-1911. nprymuseum.org

Check out our expanded list of Christmas events for November and December online at playdatemagazine.com!