Wesley United Methodist Church VBS. “All Things New, Look What God is Doing.” For kids entering grades K-6 (plus one class for 4 year-olds). July 7-11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $20 per camper and includes food and t-shirt. Wesley UMC, 14 N. 48th Ave., Yakima. Call 509-966-2370 to register.

Zillah Brethren Church VBS. “International Spy Academy.” For kids age 3 through those who have completed grade 6. July 15-19, 6:15-8:45 p.m. (2-4:30 p.m. on Saturday). Camp is followed by a barbecue. Zillah Brethren Church, 203 W. Centennial Drive. Call 509-859-6957 to register.

11th Avenue Ballet School Summer Camps. Ages 3-5, 10-11:45 a.m.; ages 6+, 1-3 p.m. Four-day sessions let kids explore through music, dance and art. Cost: $48 per student. 11th Avenue Ballet School, 1014 S. 11th Ave., Yakima. 509-457-6791.

•“AGHA the Terrible,” July 21-24

•“The Lorax,” Aug. 4-7

Selah Summer Drama Camps. Camp participants learn drama fundamentals (voice inflection, voice projection, eye contact, use of props, physical expression and characterization) with games. A play is performed on the last day. Kids should bring water bottle for drink breaks. Cost: $40 per participant. Wixon Park stage in Selah. Selah Parks and Rec. 216 S 1st St, Selah. 509-698-7300.

•“The Missing Gold” Grades 1-4. July 7-18, Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m.

•“The Curse of the Twinkie” Grades 5-8, Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m.

Kiddin’ Around!

Yakima Greenway continues daily and ongoing activities during its Kiddin’ Around program this summer.

July 12: Splashin’ Around. 1-4 p.m. at Franklin Pool. Free. Multiple sessions. Yakima Parks & Rec: 509-575-6035

July 15: Tennis Time. 5-6:30 p.m. at 516 N 35th Ave. (Yakima Tennis Club Outdoor Facility). Free. All ages can learn tennis fundamentals. Tennis racquets provided. Watch professional female tennis players before the event, when the USTA Pro Circuit plays July 13-20. Yakima Tennis Club: 509-248-2938 to register or for registration forms. Send completed forms to

July 19: Achieve Kids Camp. 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Free. 2105 W. Lincoln Ave., No. 2 (Achieve Fitness). Lots of activities involving fitness, exercise and games. Event will be both in and outside facility. Prizes will be given away. Register at Achieve Fitness by calling 509-406-6030 or email

July 28-Aug 1: Lost Creek Village Campground Overnight Camp. Located 30 miles west of Naches. Boys and girls, grades 7-12. Cost: $50 per student. Students participate in sporting events, hiking and more. Hosted by Madison House. Space is limited. Call 509-457-3370 for info.

Aug. 2: Geocaching at the Greenway. 9-11 a.m. Yakima Greenway. Free. Learn how to geocache and explore the Greenway. GPS units provided. Hosted by Yakima Greenway. Register by calling 509-453-8280 by Aug. 1. Limited to 20 kids.

Aug. 16: Achieve Kids Camp. See July 19

Area Farmers Markets

Yakima Farmers’ Market

19 S. 3rd St., Yakima

Sundays through Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

“Kids Day” on July 20 and Aug. 1

Terrace Heights Market

19 Channel Drive, Yakima

Saturdays through September, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Selah Market

210 S. First St., Selah

Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m.

Waterpark Get-Away

Boys and girls, ages 8-16 can enjoy a day of swimming at the Moses Lake Aquatic Center and SlideWaters in Chelan. July 8 & 10; 22 & 24, Aug. 5 & 7. Cost: $53/$42, depending on residency. Space is very limited. Yakima Parks & Rec: 509-575-6020

Trek ‘n Travel Trolley

Boys and girls, ages 8-12 can have fun during an all-day adventure around Washington. Includes hikes, swimming, exploration and learning. July 28-Aug. 1 & Aug. 11-15. 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Cost: $137/$115, depending on residency. Space is very limited. Yakima Parks & Rec: 509-575-6020

Summer Cinema Series

Enjoy a free movie outdoors and under the stars with the family. Movies shown at Gilbert Park at sunset (8:30 p.m.). Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

July 20: National Treasure (PG)

July 27: Despicable Me 2 (PG)

Aug. 3: Jumanji (PG-13)

Aug. 10: The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Aug. 17: The Blind Side (PG-13)

Aug. 24: Frozen (PG-13)

For more information call Yakima Parks & Rec: 509-575-6020

Summer Music/Concerts

Viva La Musica. Enjoy family-friendly Latino concerts. Sunday evenings, July 13-Aug. 3, 5-7 p.m. Location: Miller Park.

Franklin Park Summer Sunset Concert Series. Bring a picnic, some chairs or a blanket to the park for music. Friday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

July 11: Shelby Earl with Planes on Paper (Folk Rock)

July 18: Jessica Lynne (Country)

July 25: Little Big Band (Folk Rock)

Aug. 1: The Senate (Folk Rock)

Aug. 8: The Pony Boy’s (Country Rock)

Aug. 15: Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles (Folk Rock)

For more information call Yakima Parks & Rec: 509-575-6020

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival

Characters from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Toy Story star on the stage. Aug. 29, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Cost: $22-$54. Yakima SunDome. Call 509-248-7160 for more information or go to to purchase tickets.