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June 2024 Senior Events

by GABRIEL DAVIS
Staff Writer | June 5, 2024 1:30 AM

COLUMBIA BASIN — This month offers a variety of events for seniors and their families in the Columbia Basin, including live music, a farmers market and community events.

June 5 and 19

Seniors Crafting

Check out the Ephrata Senior Center on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, needlepoint, latch hook and hand sewing or bring any portable project that you want to work on and get to know others, share ideas and be social. No children.

June 6

Big Bend Community College Guitar Ensemble 

Music students from Big Bend Community College will perform selections from the classical repertoire, Spanish guitar, some blues and some pop music at this free event at Masons Place. https://www.facebook.com/bbccmusic/. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Mason’s Place, located at 102 East Third Ave., Suite 101.

June 7, 14, 21, 28

Friday Open Mic Nights

Open Mic Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. continue as a popular opportunity at the Soap Lake Senior Center, 121 Second Ave. SE, Soap Lake, to drop in and express yourself via music, poetry, dancing, storytelling or some other art form. All ages are welcome. $1 for entry. Unique snacks & food are available for purchase.

June 7-8

Sage ‘n Sun Festival

The 112th Sage ‘n Sun festival will take to the streets of Ephrata and Grant County Courthouse lawn with music and the annual parade. Three bands are scheduled for Friday night, and three more for Saturday night. The annual parade will roll and walk down Basin Street Southwest at 11 a.m. https://www.ephratachamber.org/ 

Grant County Historical Museum

The museum, located at 742 Basin St. SW, Ephrata, opens its doors for the summer with a car show, face painting barbecue and other activities immediately following the Sage ‘n Sun parade. Activities include stick horse races for children and an Old West shootout on the museum’s Main Street. 

June 8, 15, 22 and 29

Moses Lake Farmers Market

Each Saturday from May through October, the Moses lake Farmers Market offers area shoppers the chance to buy crafts, produce and other household items that are produced locally. Held in McCosh Park at 401 W. Fourth Ave. in Moses Lake from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors can enjoy some time at the park in addition to an opportunity to shop local. The event is free to attend.

June 12 

Tenth Annual Senior Picnic

“It’s Tiki Time” will be the theme of the 10th annual Senior Picnic and Resource Fair in the Commercial Building at the Grant County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free for seniors. Along with lunch and live music, seniors will receive goodie bags and door prizes. Organizations also will be providing information about services available to seniors. Grant County Fairgrounds, 3953 Airway Drive NE, Moses Lake

June 13

Bring Your Own Book Club

Join other community members at the Othello Public Library to chat about books you have enjoyed lately. Readers of all genres are welcome. Othello Public Library, 101 E. Main St., Othello, 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Gard Public House

Owen Barnhart will be performing at Gard Public House from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Barnhart, a solo country artist, can be seen throughout the Northwest delivering passionate performances. His sets include soulful banjo, fingerpicking guitar and a crystal clear voice - covering everything from classic country and Americana to classic rock and folk tunes. Make your reservations today by calling 509-414-1484. Gard Public House, 112 Evergreen Ave. NW, Royal City.

June 15

Fly-In Breakfast

The Desert Aire Airport is putting on its annual Fly-In Breakfast in one of the airport’s hangars. 

Enjoy some food and at this community gathering. Desert Aire Airport, 119 Airport Way SW, Desert Aire, 7-11 a.m.

June 16

Father’s Day Meal

Each year on Father’s Day, the Ephrata Senior Center hosts a meal at its location at 124 C Street NW, Ephrata. Contact the ESC for more information at 509-754-2382 or visit www.ephrataseniorcenter.com.

Father’s Day Chef’s Dinner

Head to Gard Public House at 112 Evergreen Ave. NW, Royal City for a special Father's Day Chef's Dinner with Executive Chef, Ulises Montero, of 3 Michelin star restaurant NOMA. $100 per person. Wine by the glass/bottle, beer, non-alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so Gard encourages attendees to reserve a spot by calling 509-414-1484.

June 21

Summer Concert Series

The Wenatchee Big Band will kick off the series of free concerts throughout the summer sponsored by the Moses Lake Creative District. The Wenatchee Big Band features the classics from the Swing era. 8 p.m. in Centennial Amphitheater, McCosh Park at 401 W. Fourth Ave., Moses Lake.

June 28 

Summer Concert Series

Santa Poco takes the stage for the second free concert sponsored by the Moses Lake Creative District. Seattle-based Santa Poco focuses on a contemporary country sound. 8 p.m. in Centennial Amphitheater, McCosh Park at 401 W. Fourth Ave., Moses Lake.