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Arts in brief for Friday, Aug. 1

Passeggiata hits Parkway on Aug. 1

Passeggiata (pronounced pah-seh-gee-ah-tah), happens from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Richland Parkway.

Passeggiata is an Italian word meaning slow and gentle evening stroll. Visitors can have dinner and dessert at bistro tables with red-checkered tablecloths along the Parkway, then take a stroll down the street listening to smooth jazz music or stopping to enjoy the artwork at various galleries.

The event is recommended for the whole family.

First Friday Art Walk Aug. 1 in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA -- The First Friday Art Walk is from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 in downtown Walla Walla.

The art walk features art displays as well as children's activities and other events. There will be a giant display of sweet onions decorated by local artisans exhibited throughout town.

Waterbrook Winery also will feature a "Shocking Art" display, which captures static electricity in a rather unique way. The winery is at 31 E. Main St.

The Human Form: Artists' Interpretations is featured at Willow Art@Home throughout the afternoon.

The display is a mixed-media exhibition that includes photography, sculpture and live performance art.

Admission is free.

White Bluffs Center plans show and sale

The White Bluffs Center will hold its annual show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1-2 at the Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet, 21 Aaron Drive, Richland.

The event features a quilt exhibit, demonstrations in weaving, spinning and quilting, as well as antique machines.

Admission is free.

Pancake breakfast set Aug. 3 in Kennewick

The city of Kennewick will have a family pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Kennewick Senior Center, 500 S. Auburn St. Cost is $4 for adults and $3 for kids.

Margie and Her Sidekicks Band will entertain throughout the morning feast.

Southside Jam planned Aug. 3 at Richland church

The Southside Jam is from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 3 on the lawn at the Southside Church, 517 Jadwin Ave., Richland.

The event includes a free barbecue and music by Black Cat Bone and Broken. There also will be an espresso bar and Italian sodas available at no charge.

There is no admission fee. For more information, call 943-3735.

Pasco Penny Carnival Aug. 6 at Memorial Park

Pasco Parks and Recreation will have its annual Penny Carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at Memorial Park at 14th Avenue and Shoshone Street.

Some festivities include a hoop shoot, a cupcake walk, duck pond, Ping Pong toss, hole in one golf, ring toss and more. Games cost a penny to play and prizes will be awarded. There will be a concession stand with hot dogs, popcorn, chips and soda.

For more information, call Pasco Parks and Recreation Department at 545-3456.

Haunted Places events set at Oregon libraries

Intrigued by things that go bump in the night? Then you might want to attend Haunted Places, a ghost hunters program being offered at libraries in Pendleton, Hermiston and Boardman.

The program features all the latest technologies and historical research available with Northwest Paranormal Investigations instructors sharing their stories of ghost-hunting experiences.

The program is free and open to all ages. It will be at the Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave., on Aug. 6; the Pendleton Public Library, 502 S.W. Dorion St., on Aug. 7, and at the Boardman Public Library, 200 S. Main St., on Aug. 8. All programs start at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, call Marie Baldo at 541-567-2882.

Wine and Food Fair set Aug. 9 in Prosser

PROSSER -- The Prosser Wine and Food Fair is Aug. 9 in Art Fiker Stadium.

Hours are from 3 to 9 p.m. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. For tickets, call 800-408-1517.

Free air show lands in Spokane on Aug. 9-10

SPOKANE -- The Inland Northwest Skyfest air show is Aug. 9-10 at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane.

More than 15 aerial demonstrations are planned for the show, including the Blue Angels, Golden Knights, F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet, F-15C Eagle tactical fighter jet and others.

The airshow is free with several static displays of contemporary and vintage aircraft onsite.

Visitors are allowed to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, lawn chairs and water bottles. The military air base will not allow backpacks, large carrying bags of any kind (that includes large purses and camera bags), walkie-talkies, HAM radios, coolers, glass bottles, pets, bicycles, skateboards or in-line skates.

For more information about the air show, e-mail Staff Sgt. Connie Bias at or call 509-247-5706.

Show & Shine for Hunger set Aug. 10

The annual Show & Shine for Hunger happens Aug. 10 at Columbia Park in Kennewick.

The event features cars and motorcycles from around Eastern Washington and Oregon.

Hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the east end of the park near the Playground of Dreams.

Admission is free, but a $1 donation is welcome. Money raised at the event will benefit the Tri-Cities Food Bank.

Orchestra Showcase on local access cable

Richland School District's 2008 Orchestra Showcase will be shown on public access cable TV through Aug. 12.

The schedule for Richland channel 13 and Kennewick channel 12 is 10 a.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Mondays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays.

The Pasco-Kennewick channel 13 and Richland channel 99 schedule is 2 p.m. Sundays, 5 and 10 p.m. Mondays and 5 p.m. Thursdays.

Reading Foundation fundraiser Aug. 16

BENTON CITY -- Wine, hors d'oeuvres, a live auction and a chance to win a BMW are all part of the festivities at the Mid-Columbia Reading Foundation fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Canon De Sol Winery.

Tickets cost $50 and are available at Gold Universe at 6311 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, or call the foundation office at 222-READ.

Blues, jazz events Aug. 16 in Yakima

YAKIMA -- Havana Nights is the theme of the 16th annual A Case of the Blues & All That Jazz on Aug. 16 at Sarg Hubbard Park, 111 S. 18th St.

Festival hours are from 3 to 11 p.m., and the event is open to the 21 and older crowd only. There will be live music, 25 wineries and 15 breweries, and a variety of foods on hand from Thai to barbecue.

The festival benefits the community through the Yakima Greenway Foundation and the Junior League of Yakima.

Advance tickets cost $40. Admission the day of the event will be $45. To purchase tickets online or for more information, go to