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Bicycle Eclectic
Bicycle Electic
Bicycle Eclectic: Adventure Cycling Association's National Bicycle Touring Portrait Collection will open this weekend at the museum.  The Missoula based Adventure Cycling Association was established in 1973 to cater to the growing number of American touring cyclists.  The nonprofit organization produces long-distance touring maps, and a magazine, and runs group tours for its 40,000-plus members worldwide.  Many of the members make a point of including the Missoula office of Adventure Cycling in their tour itinerary.  Adventure Cycling art director Greg Siple became fascinated with this wonderful parade of visitors and, in the summer of 1982, began making black and white portraits of them and their bikes.  And now, nearly 3,000 portraits later, Greg has put some of these riders and bikes back on the road for a grand tour.  Old and young, men and women, straight-laced and bizarre, tragic and triumphant, there is something here for everyone.  Bicycle Eclectic will be on exhibit through October 24, 2010.
Yakima Folklife Festival

Folklife 2010July 9-11, 2010
The Yakima Folklife Festival has grown in the last 28 years.  Performers come from many Western States, and opportunities are also provided for local talent.  As always, there two days of great music in Franklin Park and the Yakima Valley Museum.  You can also stroll Yakima's downtown streets on Friday and Saturday nights and hear great live music at Bob's Keg & Cork, The Depot Restaurant, Yakima Sports Center, North Town Coffeehouse, Santiago's Restaurant, and Kana Winery Tasting Room.  A Contra Dance will be held at the Broadway Grange at 7:30 on Saturday night.

Keeping a free festival alive for 28 years requires a lot of work and is possible only with plenty of volunteer help and community support.  Please call the museum and ask for Mike Siebol if you would like to help out this year.  There are always plenty of things to do!
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