Etcetera - 07/21/10

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Hey, all y'all women who enjoy singing: Blue Mountain Chorus of Sweet Adelines has a deal for you.

Members are planning a Country Christmas show for late fall. The group will sing good ol' country songs, then segue into a Christmas finale, said Darlene Filla, public relations coordinator.

Those who like to sing in the shower, car or karaoke and who enjoy harmonizing are encouraged to come try it out by spending an evening with the chorus.

The free event will be 6:30 p.m. Monday at Unity Church of Peace, 810 C St. in the Walla Walla Airport area.

That evening kicks off a new five-week series so women can come to any or all of the rehearsals with no obligation.

Those who participate will have the opportunity to be part of the fall show.

The show date will be determined once the group has a venue, Darlene said.

Sweet Adelines International is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women. More than 1,200 registered quartets and 600 choruses are in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Wales and the United States. The organization is committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.

Andreanna "Andi" Flores, a member of Rolling Hills Chorus in the Tri-Cities since 1999, directs the Blue Mountain Chorus. She is a certified director in Sweet Adelines International. For more details, call 520-0675 or 525-9041 or online see sairegion13.org/bluemountainchorus/home.html .

Sweet Adelines International is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women. More than 1200 registered quartets and 600 choruses are located in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Wales, and the United States.

The organization is committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.

Kristyn M. Knight received a $1,500 Virginia M. King Elementary Education Scholarship from the Washington State University College of Education.

The scholarship was established to help elementary education majors stay in college to become teachers.

Krystyn graduated from North Mason High School in 1995. She earned her associate degree from Walla Walla Community College. She is currently studying elementary education and is expected to graduate from WSU in 2012.

A single mom raising two sons, Knight uses her spare time tutoring children who need extra help. She is also involved with the Walla Walla Bible Center where she teaches children's Sunday school. Krystyn's parents are Vicki and Mike Johnson of Walla Walla and Robert W. Beller of Shelton.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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