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Books and lectures calendar: June 13, 2019

Story Time at the Museum

Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-248-0747

10 a.m. Wednesdays; free for kids, $2 for adults.

10 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month: Join Yakima Symphony Orchestra during “Meet the Orchestra Story Hour.”

Coloring Book Night

Encore Books, 415 W. Walnut St., Yakima; 509-457-4660,

5:30-7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.


Living Care Retirement, 215 N. 40th Ave., Yakima; Susie Drougas, 509-930-0271; Kathy Bensch, 509-961-4868; Jeff Reynolds, 509-966-1222

Writing group at 7 p.m. on second and fourth Tuesdays; all genres read and critiqued.

Writing to Wholeness

Wellness House, 210 S. 11th Ave., Suite 40, Yakima; 509-575-6686

Wellness exercise at 2 p.m. the second Friday of each month.

Toddler Storytime

Inklings Bookshop, 5629 Summitview Ave., Yakima; 509-965-5830,

10 a.m. Tuesdays; ages 18 months to 4 years; free.


2019 Poetry Contest

Deadline to submit is July 1; one entry is three to five poems; $10 adults, $5 students; chapbook reading in October; send submissions to


Lifelong Learning Program

Living Care Retirement Community, 215 N. 40th Ave., Yakima; 509-965-5260

2:30 p.m.; free; programs subject to change without notice.

June 19: Joe Mann, “Growing up in Yakima.”

July 17: Ron Graham, “Trekking Along the Columbia Gorge.”

Sept. 18: Roger Finch, “Yakima Valley Community Band History.”

Oct. 16: Jim Adcock, “McAllister Air Museum.”

Dec. 11: Music program.

Lectures at Kittitas County Historical Museum

114 E. Third Ave., Ellensburg; 509-925-3778,

6 p.m.; free.

Sept. 26: “Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State” with Feliks Banel.

Oct. 10: “Plant Fossils of the Pacific Northwest” with Nick Zentner.

Oct. 24: “Washington on Wheels: Odd and Innovative Transportation Ideas from the Pacific Northwest” with Harriet Baskas.

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