Attracting Birds To Your Yard Class
March 17 from 1-3 p.m. at the Yakima Area Arboretum Jewett Center. Whether you have a small, urban backyard or a couple of acres, you can attract birds to your yard! Wildlife biologist Jeff Kozma shows you how. He’ll highlight native trees and shrubs, the best foods to offer birds in feeders, the importance of water, and bird identification. 1401 Arboretum Drive. Cost: $30. See firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Selah Discovery Contest: Egg Hunt
March 18 through April 19. Downtown scavenger hunt for kids 18 and under. Kids must locate all 32 eggs displayed at businesses and other public locations around Selah and complete an official scavenger hunt form. A clue to locate each egg will be placed on the Selah Downtown Association Facebook page daily. Kids who complete the scavenger hunt form will be entered into a drawing to win a prize basket. Check out selahdowntown.org for more.
Capitol Kids Dragons Love Tacos & Other Stories
March 19 at the Capitol Theater. Dragons love tacos. Chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa — oh boy! You’re in red-hot trouble! Cost: $7. For more info go to capitoltheatre.org
April 13 & 14 at the Yakima County Fairgrounds. Kids get to ride and operate real dozers, excavators, cranes, articulated haulers and more. There are pipe crawls, tire crawls and tractor rides. Dozer Day also offers police and fire department experiences. Advanced purchase price: $10 Adults, $8 kids under 12, $8 Seniors. Prices increase by $3 at the gate. Most activities inside the event are free. For more info, go to yakima.dozerday.org
Yakima Kids’ Fish-In
April 20 at Reflection Pond at Sarg Hubbard Park. Kids learn how to fish. Rod, reel, bait and T-shirt provided for the first 1,000 to sign up online. Fish are cleaned & bagged with ice on site. Pond stocked with 6,000 trout. Cost: $13. For more info, call 509-453-8280 or go to yakimagreenway.org
Egg Hunt/Candy Dash
April 20 at the Yakima Fieldhouse, doors open at 11:30 a.m. Grab your basket and hop on over to the Fieldhouse and join us for all the egg-citement: Music, bouncy houses, and photos with the Easter Bunny. 3-year-olds: Egg Hunt starts at noon. Kids 4-6 years old: Candy Dash starts at 12:50. Kids 7-11 years old: Candy Dash starts at 1:40 p.m. Pre-registration required. Go to yakimaparks.com to register, call 509-575-6020 for more info.
Parade Of Gems
April 26, 27 & 28 at the Yakima County Fairgrounds. Kids will enjoy fascinating rock and gem displays including rough rock, finished jewelry, and cutting and polishing equipment. See Columbia Basin agates, minerals and rock displays from the Yakima Valley Museum, as well as gold panning. Door prizes, raffle, spin the wheel, grab bags and other activities for kids. Modern Living Building, Central Washington State Fair Grounds, 1301 South Fair Avenue. Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $5, Students $2, Children under 12 free with adult. For more info go to yakimarockclub.com
Old Steel Car Show
April 28 at Fullbright Park/Central Washington Ag Museum. It’s one of the first car shows of the year, featuring as many as 200 hot rods and vintage cars. Great family event with kids’ games, rides, exhibits and more. Free for spectators, no parking fee. 4508 Main Street, Union Gap. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entrants: Pre-registration $15, day of event $20. For more info go to centralwaagmuseum.org