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Genealogy in focus at upcoming event in Walla Walla

“I have a curiosity about the past. Besides their names, what we are interested in is finding out more about our ancestors and relatives. It’s about fleshing out your genealogy and finding out the stories of your own people,” said Rick Benn, an organizer for the Walla Walla FamilySearch Center’s second free annual family history seminar A Knitting Together of Generations.

Autism 101 session on offer at restaurant

Kathleen Gilmore will offer a free Autism 101 seminar from 6-7:30 p.m. April 23 at Jacobi’s Café, 416 N. Second Ave. The event is sponsored by the Eastern Washington Autism Spectrum Disorder Association for autism awareness month in April.

Ag program to host Farm Days 2014 at Walla Walla High School

Walla Walla High School’s Agriculture program will host its annual Farm Days 2014 when first-graders in the district visit the Wa-Hi farm Thursday.

Support group for parents of teens to meet Thursday

Parenting Teens Together, a confidential support group for parents of teens,will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the YMCA board room, 340 S. Park St.

YMCA gathering to honor late, former director Ned Shafer

Ned Shafer, former YMCA director, will be honored at 2:30 p.m. April 27 in the main gym at the Y, 340 S. Park St.

Tour of Walla Walla Kids’ Races and Bike Rodeo downtown Saturday

Tour of Walla Walla Kids’ Races and Bike Rodeo will wheel into downtown on Saturday. Registration is from 9:45-10:55 a.m. and the Bike Rodeo will be from 10 a.m.-12 noon.

Walla Walla designated a 2014 Tree City USA

It’s all about the trees, in which Walla Walla is awash. Recognition for the plethora comes from Arbor Day Foundation, which named Walla Walla a Tree City USA.

Team RELAY bingo fundraiser a success

Team RELAY’s annual Shamrock Bingo on March 15 at Waitsburg Elementary raised $1,457 for the American Cancer Society, said a very pleased Pam Conover.

Late choral singer’s fund commissions new work at WWU

An ardent amateur choral singer who sang in the alto section of Episcopal church choirs in Washington, Philadelphia and Los Angeles from 1988-2012, Ann Stookey was a steadfast cheerleader for all styles of choral music.

Helpline fundraiser set for Wednesday

Helpline’s annual SoupPort fundraiser will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 16 at St. Patrick Blanchett Hall, 425 W. Alder St.

Shirley Temple in Walla Walla

Twice in her life, Shirley Temple visited Walla Walla.