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Arts in brief for Friday, Aug. 7.

NPR personality to play folk concert in Pasco

Dan Maher, National Public Radio personality, performs a folk concert at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St., Pasco.

Admission is $11 adults, $8 students and seniors. Cost is $1 more at the door. Advance tickets at Tri-City area Bookworm stores, 701 The Parkway, Suite A, Richland, or 201 N. Edison St., Suite 248, Kennewick, and Octopus’ Garden in Uptown Shopping Center in Richland.

Also performing with Maher will be Teresa Morgan, formerly with The Cutters folk group.

Walla Walla author to sign copies of book

WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla children’s book author Patrick Carman will sign copies of his latest work, The Black Circle, at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Columbia Center mall in Kennewick.Free arts festival set Aug. 15-16 at Maryhill

The Maryhill Arts Festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 15 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 on the grounds at the Maryhill Museum in Goldendale.

The museum overlooks the Columbia River on Highway 14, just west of Highway 97 and across the Biggs Rapids-Sam Hill Bridge off Interstate 84.

The free festival includes an outdoor photography exhibit with a diverse selection of subject matter taken by photographer Ansel Adams.

The festival also features food vendors, music performances, hands-on activities for kids and adults, and more.

Phish set for 2-night stand at the Gorge

Phish performs two concerts Aug. 7-8 at The Gorge Amphitheater. Concert times are 7:30 p.m. each night.

Tickets are $49.50 plus service charges and are available through Ticketmaster outlets online at or call 735-0500.

Vans Warped Tour travels to the Gorge

The Vans Warped Tour starts at 11 a.m. Aug. 15 at The Gorge Amphitheater in George. Tickets are $29.05 plus services charges and are available through Ticketmaster outlets online at or call 735-0500.

Car show aims to raise cash for food banks

The annual Show and Shine for Hunger is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 at the east end of Columbia Park in Kennewick.

Vehicle registration is $15 with proceeds to benefit area food banks. Car show participants also will receive a raffle ticket for gifts and services to be given away that are worth about $2,500.

More information is at

Richland library invites public for reopening

The Richland Public Library’s renovation project is complete and to celebrate its recent reopening the library will have a day of music, activities for all ages, and refreshments from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 8 at the library, 955 Northgate Drive.

Events will take place in the library before moving out onto the lawn in the evening for entertainment provided by musicians, dancers, jugglers and actors, as well as a pilates demonstration.

Music starts at 7 p.m. featuring two blues bands, The Thunder River Boys and Javatones. The public is encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to sit on the grass.

For a full list of Saturday’s celebration activities, go to Under “Current issues,” select “News releases,” then click “Library celebration.”

The library’s normal hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Also featured at the celebration will be a book sale where the public can fill a paper sack with books for $2.

Sweet Adelines to play free show in Boardman

BOARDMAN -- The Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 in Marina Park in Boardman.

Admission is free. The park is located on the Columbia River at the Boardman exit off Interstate 84 in Oregon.