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Arts in brief for Friday, April 10.

Award-winning speaker featured at quilt show

Jenny Treadway, a prize-winning quilter and teacher, will be the featured speaker at the annual Quilt Show, which starts at 1 p.m. April 11 at the Benton County Historical Museum in Prosser.

The title of Treadway's speech is "The American Quilt: Its Impact on Our Country."

Treadway is a member of the America Quilters Society and president of the White Bluffs Center for Quilting and Fiber Arts. The quilt show runs through May 2 at the museum, located in the Prosser City Park on Paterson Road.

For more information, call museum curator Frankie Wallace at 509-786-3842.

School fundraiser set April 25 in Richland

Tickets are now on sale for the annual wine social and silent auction fundraiser for Bethlehem Lutheran School, which starts at 7 p.m. April 25 at the Clarion Hotel in Richland.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. For tickets, call 582-5624 or 551-8023.

Idaho choir to perform at Kennewick church

The New Saint Andrews College Chamber Choir, from Moscow, Idaho, is to perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. April 15 at Grace United Reformed Church, 2500 W. Fourth Ave., Kennewick.

The program includes works by Bach, Brahms and Vaughn Williams. Admission is free.

Japanese Gardens plans sale April 25 in Portland

The Portland Japanese Gardens will hold its annual Plant Sale on April 25 in the parking lot at the downtown Portland gardens.

More than 25 nurseries will be on hand selling conifers, peonies, camellias, hydrangea, bamboo, bonsai, Japanese maples, azaleas, rhododendrons and more. There is no admission fee to the plant sale.

The Gardens are called "the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan" by Nobuo Matsunaga, a former Japanese ambassador.

The Gardens are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from Oct. 1-March 31 and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 1-Sept. 30. More information is online at

College to perform 'Medea's Children'

Medea's Children, a contemporary play based on the ancient Greek tragedy of Jason and Medea, is presented April 10-12 at the Harper Joy Theatre at Whitman College campus in Walla Walla.

Curtain time is 8 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available in advance by calling 509-527-5180. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Tickets on sale for 'McManus in Love'

Tickets are now on sale for the McManus In Love stage show, featuring Tim Behrens. Admission is $17 for adults, $11 for kids 17 and younger.

The one-man show starts at 8 p.m. April 18 in the auditorium at Chief Joseph Middle School in Richland. Tickets online at or call 800-325-SEAT.

Oregon Zoo in Portland plans egg hunt April 11

The Oregon Zoo will present a Rabbit Romp egg hunt April 11 at the Portland-area zoo. The hunts will be every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are open to kids ages 3 to 10 who will be divided into age groups for the hunts.

The egg hunts are free with regular zoo admission, which is $9.75 for ages 12-64, $8.25 for ages 65 and older, $6.75 for ages 3-11 and ages 2 and younger are free. For more information, go to or call 503-226-1561.

Richland school to hold 'Green' tea party April 11

Oasis School is organizing a Mad Hatters "Green" Tea Party on April 11.

The event will include a competition for the silliest hat, the most recycled hat, the prettiest hat and other hats, as well as a free souvenir photo with Alice and the Mad Hatter.

Tea and pastries will be served. Musician Phyllis Ferguson will be performing selections from her album Can't Judge a Book by its Cover. The event is 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. at Oasis School, 1280 Lee Blvd., Richland.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Woody Allen, Spike Lee films premiering in NYC

NEW YORK -- New films by Woody Allen and Spike Lee will be premiering at the eighth annual Tribeca Film Festival, scheduled to take place in Lower Manhattan April 22-May 3.

The program includes 85 feature-length films, from drama, romance, comedy and action to horror movies and documentaries. More than 40 short films will also be shown.

The festival will open with the world premiere of Allen's Whatever Works, the first film the director has shot in New York in four years.