“KIDZ BOP” COMING TO YAKIMA Sat., March 29. Singing today’s songs for kids and by kids, Kidz Bop albums are perennial hits. The Yakima show will be a high-energy performance followed by a “meet and greet” for VIP ticket holders.

General admission: $16.50/23.50

VIP: $55 (seating in front rows)

Tickets available for purchase at ticketfly.com

Sat., March 29

Yakima Convention Center

10 N. Eighth St., Yakima

3 p.m. doors open

4 p.m. show starts

VIP meet and greet follows show

For more information, call 509-972-3461.

ROCK YOUR SOCKS! — For World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.

World Down Syndrome Day is on March 21 to signify the “triplication” of the 21st chromosome, which leads to Down Syndrome. Folks across the nation are encouraged to wear mismatched, loud, crazy socks on this day, so they can explain to others about the syndrome. ROCK THOSE SOCKS!


PULLIN’ OF THE GREENS — Sat., March 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join in on the annual spring clean-up at the Yakima Area Arboretum. Activities include pruning, planting and minor repairs. This is a good chance for high-schoolers to get volunteer hours. Cost: Free. For more information, visit ahtrees.org

ARBOR FESTIVAL — “A WALK IN THE WOODS” Sat., April 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join in the celebration of the outdoors at this year’s Arbor Festival. Activites might include bird watching, wildlife tracking and rock collecting, and about 600 families will get a tree they can plant at home. More than 60 organizations will be present, offering more learning for kids and parents. Yakima Area Arboretum, Free. For more information visit ahtrees.org

SEE SPOT RUN 5K WALK OR RUN — Sun., April 27; Walk or run with or without a canine companion. Race starts at the Yakima Humane Society. Call the YHS for cost information and registration deadline: 509-457-6854.

COLOR THE WAY 5K WALK OR RUN — Sun., May 4; registration deadline April 21. Cost: Teams (min. 2 people) $25; individual $30. A race for all ages, where participants get splattered with color! No need to run — walking works too. Race begins at Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima. For more information call 509-453-8280 or visit yakimagreenway.org

VISION CLINIC — Tues, April 22 at 7:00 pm. Check if your child has a vision problem that mimics or complicates ADHD. Dr. Benjamin C. Winters, O.D., FCOVD At Washington Vision Therapy Center, 3909 Creekside Loop, Suite 150, Yakima (In Creekside Business Park, adjacent to Pediatric Dentistry). Free. Call 509-654-9256 to RSVP.