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Harvest Tunes

Coyote Ridge
Coyote Ridge Bluegrass Wranglers
Friday, December 4, 2009 - 7:30PM

Concert to benefit Northwest Harvest
Get your tickets early!

Wells Fargo Insurance Services, the Yakima Valley Museum, and Yakima Folklife Association are pleased to present the second of two concerts for Northwest Harvest, Washington State's own hunger relief agency with a facility in Yakima. Because of the current economy, food banks have longer lines and emptier shelves; we hope to help Northwest Harvest fulfill their mission of fighting hunger in Washington and at the same time provide an evening of quality entertainment.  We have already raised more than $3,000 and over 8 tons of food for Northwest Harvest!  Come and be a part of something good in our community.

This final concert will feature Coyote Ridge Bluegrass Wranglers. This Yakima-based Bluegrass band will definitely give you a great night of music.  "One could liken these boys to a good gumbo. . . start with a rich acoustic roux, add some spicy hot licks, let those powerful vocals simmer and mellow out the flavor, and my goodness, what a tasty full-bodied bluegrass concoction.  No doubt, you're gonna want seconds!"

Admission to each concert is $10 plus two cans (or one large package) of food (or $15 without food).  Tickets are available at the Yakima Valley Museum.  Get your tickets early, seating is limited.  This will be your last chance to bid on Duane Heilman's original painting "Irish Jig" donated by the artist to raise funds for NW Harvest.

Other concert sponsors include Yakima Symphony Orchestra, The Print Guys, Pasta Express, Starbucks Coffee, Duane Heilman, Mike Smith, Serval Studios and Perry Technical Institute.

For more info visit: harvesttunes.com
Victorian Christmas & Holiday Open House
Victorian Xmas
Celebrate the Holiday Season
Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 12:00-3:00pm
Come to the Museum Holiday Open House and enjoy performances in the Neon Garden. Make Christmas Cards in the Children's Underground. FREE admission

A Victorian Christmas
Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 1:00-4:00pm
Step into the cozy atmosphere of the Gilbert House as we celebrate a Victorian Christmas.  Guests entering the home will be transported back in time, through the sights, sounds, and smells of a Victorian era home during the holiday season.  This year we will have a special visit from Santa Claus. Christmas Tree Candle Lighting at 1:15, 2:15, 3:15pm.  FREE admission