Outdoor Survival Class at YVCC First class April 10, 6:30PM and runs for three consecutive Thursdays. Class taught by a Yakima County Search and Rescue veteran includes topics such as positive attitude and programming your mind to succeed and to control fear, as well as basic map-and-compass skills, telling time and direction by the stars and sun, and navigating by reading signs in plants, soils, winds, topography, temperature and wildlife. Call Don Witke, instructor, for more information 509-697-6378. To register call YVCC at 547-4712. Tuition is $30.
Temptation: A Mixed Media Invitational. Opening reception, Thursday, April 10 5:30-7:30PM, Through May 25th, Peggy Lewis Gallery, Allied Arts Center 509-966-0930, www.alliedartsyakima.org . Expressions of temptation by Becky Blair, Bill Brennan, Brian Holtzinger, Carol Hassen, Gary Dismukes, Justin beckman, Leo Adams, Lucy Valderhaug, Marcia Blevins, Penn O. Shelton, Rob Prout, and others.
Yakima Area Arboretum, 9th Annual Arbor Festival April 12, 10AM-3PM Activities for kids and adults, FREE!
Seattle Opera Young Artists, with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra April 12, 7:30PM at the Capital Theatre. Two one-act comedic masterpieces: Maurice Ravel's Fantastical L'enfant et les Sortil ges and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. Tickets available at 509-853-ARTS, or toll free 877-330-ARTS.
YVCC Visiting Faculty Lecture Series April 14, 7:30PM. Kendall Hall Auditorium. Free. Call 509-574-4646 Diandra Leslie-Pelecky: "Building Speed: The Physics of NASCAR"
Earth Day Hike, Cowiche Canyon April 20, meet at 1PM at the Weikel Trail trailhead. (Dir: West on Summitview for 7 miles past 40th Ave., right on Weikel Rd., half-mile later turn right into parking lot for Cowiche Canyon) Participants go one way with a naturalist, who will point out local flora and fauna, and the other way with a geologist who can explain the history of the rock structures and how and what the different colors and layers mean.
Yakima Valley Community Band Spring Concert April 21, 7:30PM, Eisenhower High School's Little Theatre, 702 S. 40th Ave., FREE Broadway, Classical and Patriotic music. 509-965-2115, www.yakimacommunityband.org.
Capital Steps April 24 at the Capital Theatre. 853-ARTS, or 877-330-ARTS for tickets. Don't miss the show all of Yakima talks and laughs about for days. A highlight of the year on stage!
The Wizard of Oz, April 24-26 and May 1-3, 7:30PM, or April 26/ May 3 aat 2PM at the Davis High School Auditorium. $7 adults, $5 ages 12 and under. Presented by Davis High School drama department. 509-573-2500