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Dick Elliott - Spirit Poles
Multicolor bunny Yakima Valley Museum Update
The Botany of Desire
Red into Black IV
Our Annual Membership Party is coming up Thursday, November 5, 2009. Don't miss it!  Join or renew your membership online!

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Harvest Tunes
Harvest Tunes: Benefit Concert for Northwest Harvest
Presented by Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Yakima Folklife Association and the Yakima Valley Museum. Star Anna & the Laughing Dogs (Alt-Country-Rock) - November 13, 7:30P.M., $10 + 2 cans of food.

Tickets available at the Yakima Valley Museum. For more information see harvesttunes.com
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The Botany of Desire
Botany of Desire KYVE - Tonight
October 28, 2009

Now that we have over 10,000 photographic images on line at yakimamemory.org, and have digitized over 1800 apple labels, our collections are much more accessible to authors and filmmakers.  In fact, tonight on KYVE, an apple label from our collection is shown in the new film The Botany of Desire.

The Botany of Desire brings Michael Pollan's best-selling book of the same name to television, showing how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history. The program explores the natural history of four plants -- the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato -- and the corresponding human desires -- sweetness, beauty, intoxication and controlling nature -- that link their destinies to our own.

The book is available now in the Museum Store, and the video will be available soon.
Red into Black IV: Around the World

Red into Black IV

November 19, 2009

From the clever folks who brought you Martini Madness...

$50 per person
Tickets available by calling the museum or online through brownpapertickets.com

This year's theme  is Around the World, so you can expect to be dazzled by the décor, the delightful
hors d' oeuvres, and of course the beverages

$1 Cocktails all evening!

Travel the globe without leaving your zipcode and be home by 10!  Find truly unique items and experiences - some with a rare continental flair- for yourself or as great Holiday gift.

This event made possible through the generosity of our "continental" sponsors - Asia: Memorial Hospital, Africa: Argus Insurance, North America: Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Association, South America: GE Aviation Systems, Antarctica: LeMaster Daniels and Yakima National Bank, Europe: TreeTop and Catholic Credit Union, Australia: Serval Studios

For more info, click here.

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