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Astronomy Events Saturday August 27th

Nebulae will be one phenomenon stargazers will look for Saturday night.

 

On Saturday, August 27th, from 1-3 p.m. in the Spring Canyon Day Use Area, you can join the Sky Rangers to view solar flares and more.

Later that same night, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., a Planetary Viewing will be held at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center.  See the rings of Saturn, moons of Jupiter, and the ice caps of Mars.

Live Music Friday & Saturday, August 26-27

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On Friday August 26th, starting at 8 p.m., live band The Stoney River Band will play at the Electric City Bar & Grill.

On Saturday August 27th, starting at 8 p.m., The Stoney River Band will play the Coulee Cantina at Sunbanks Resort.

Also on Saturday August 27th, at 8 p.m., musician Tuck Foster will play at the Electric City Bar & Grill.

Kids and cowboys focus on Father’s Day weekend

 

Young trapeze artists perform in a Wenatchee Youth Circus 2009 visit to Coulee Dam.
Young trapeze artists perform in a Wenatchee Youth Circus 2009 visit to Coulee Dam.

This weekend is for kids, cowboys and classic car lovers.

Saturday is the 12th annual Koulee Kids Fest, offering a whole range of activities. The chamber of commerce-organized event features, among other things, two performances by the Wenatchee Youth Circus.

Those performances will be at 2 and 6 p.m ., at the Lake Roosevelt football stadium.

The youth circus is sponsored by the Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union as part of its 75th year celebration. Admission is free and is open to the public.

A bull gains the upper hoof in a 2015 ride at the Cleatis Lacy Bull Ride.
A bull gains the upper hoof in a 2015 ride at the Cleatis Lacy Bull Ride.

Also this weekend, on Friday night, the Ridge Riders are sponsoring the Fifth Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Ride at the Rodeo Grounds. That event begins at 7 p.m ., and features a $2,500 added purse for bull riders.

The evening also features a wild horse race and mini-bronc riding contest.

The Ridge Riders will have their Pendleton Whiskey and Coors Beer garden, and offer food and treats at its concession booth.

Price for the bull ride is $12; kids 10 and under get in free.

Kids can get started on their special day Saturday by picking up their passports and map at one of the following locations: Coulee Hardware, Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center, or the concession stand at the Lake Roosevelt High School football field.

Things to do include chalk art, getting a look inside a fire engine or the MedStar helicopter, ride a pedal boat at Coulee Playland, do a little face painting, enter a coloring contest and play a round of mini golf at Sunbanks Lake Resort.

Although not officially part of Kids Fest, the Coulee Cruizers are set to offer their annual show and shine of collector cars at Banks Lake Park on Saturday, too.

Checking out cool cars at the Coulee Cruisers' show and shine exhibit at Banks Lake Park.
Checking out cool cars at the Coulee Cruisers’ show and shine exhibit at Banks Lake Park.

When your energy begins to wane, you can get a pick-me-up by getting one of Julie Tillman’s turkey sandwiches at the Lake Roosevelt football field, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m ., while supplies last.

Kids, cowboys, and car lovers, have fun this weekend.