Chalet Place Ice Rink open

The Chalet Place Ice Rink is open for the season! The ice rink, which is actually made of sheets of synthetic plastic, is located near Starbucks and Inklings Bookshop. The ice rink has more than 50 pairs of skates that fit kids as small as 24 months all the way up to an adult size 13.


- Tue.-Fri.: 2-7 p.m. | Sat.-Sun.: 10-7 p.m.


- Admission w/ skate rental: $6/each

- Admission w/o skate rental: $5/each

- The surface can be rented for $60/hour

with advanced notice

- Skate sharpening: $5

Chalet Place Ice Rink

Corner of 56th and Summitview avenues


Manic Matinee continues each first Sunday

Improv-comedy mania for the whole family resumes! Manic Thunder Improv Comedy Troupe continues its family-friendly event, designed for all ages.

Be aware of the recent schedule change. Manic Matinee is now offered the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. The next dates are Dec. 1 and Jan. 5. The hour-long comedy performance includes lots of audience interaction and participation. The cost is $5 per person, and concessions are available.

Manic Matinee is located upstars in the media center/theatre at Glenwood Square, 5110 Tieton Drive, Yakima.

Homeschool support

group now available

A new homeschool co-op has emerged in the area. Called HOPE (Homeschool Opportunity Positive Education of Yakima/Selah), the group is intended for parents and kids ages 3-18 to gather in a Christian environment.

Four classes will kick off the program: local choir, writing, curiosity science and arts and crafts.

The group meets the first Friday of each month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The next dates are Dec. 6 and Jan. 3. HOPE meets in Selah Civic Center’s west room, 216 S. First St., Selah. Contact Lueta Bishop at 509-469-1013 or email

Start off the new year right with a dance with dad

Fathers, get ready to take your daughter for a night of dinner and dancing. Oh, and did we mention it will take place at a crystal palace? OK, not literally. But the theme is set for Kiwanis Club of Yakima Downtown’s annual Father-Daughter dance: “Winter Ball at the Crystal Palace.”

The dinner, dance and raffle kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18. The cost is $70 per couple, and $15 for each additional daughter. The price includes dinner and an 8x10 portrait of dad and daughter.

The event takes place in the Modern Living Building at State Fair Park, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima. Contact Steve Emhoff at 509-453-5566 to purchase tickets or get more information.