Etcetera - 11/10/10

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An alert from members of the Blue Mountain Chorus of Sweet Adelines cautions the community to "Watch for the Red Boots!" The choral group members and friends will celebrate country and holiday music at the annual show, "Kickin' it up a Notch!" Showtimes will be 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Walla Walla Community College Performing Arts Auditorium, 500 Tausick Way.

"The show features talented local performers Kevin Loomer, Katie Christianson, Joe Cooke and George Kovach, in addition to Blueprint Quartet and the Blue Mountain Chorus," said member Darlene Filla. "One of the great things about having these local performers in our shows is that they become part of the 'family' -- those of us who love to make music together and share the joy with our audience."

Guest appearances will be made by Steppin' Country, City Clicker Cloggers and C Street. The $15 tickets are available at the WWCC Bookstore, Christian Supply, Book & Game, Etcetera's in Waitsburg and at the door. For additional details, call 520-0675 or 525-9041.

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An MP3 recording Mckelle Wilwand submitted for audition, garnered the Walla Walla High School student a place in an international honor band.

Mckelle was selected to perform at the 2010 Western International Band Clinic Honor Band Festival Nov. 19-22 in Seattle, according to a news release.

Mckelle and nearly 1,000 students from the U.S. and Canada competed. About 660 students were chosen to rehearse and perform in four concert bands.

"We are very proud of Mckelle for being selected for this annual event," said Andrew Ueckert, Wa-Hi band director.

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Yee haw! The Milton Freewater Pioneer Posse 2011 Royalty Court is hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. Nov. 20 at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill amp; Bar, 1604 Plaza Way.

The menu also includes milk, juice or coffee. The $5 tickets are for sale by court members Joycelin Munden, Kendra Torrey and Taylor Skramstad. For tickets and more details, contact Chris Wallace, court advisor, at 541-938-3379 or court moms Kelly Skramstad 509-520-8516 or Shelly Torrey 541-861-0627.

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Aaron Eisenbarth responded on Nov. 1 to an Etcetera item about his work in Moldova with the Peace Corps. He's raising funds for a hospice project that benefits people in the area where he's living. He said via e-mail that, "I am not sure just yet who donated to my project. But it went from needing $2,000 to (being) completely funded within three days of the article being posted in the U-B. I get to find out who donated sometime soon, but either way I am happy. Thanks so much for helping me out."

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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