Etcetera - 09/10/10

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PEO Chapter AP is hosting From Our Garden To Yours! to raise funds for its scholarship projects. The event will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Nadine's Country Garden, 83618 Chuckhole Lane, off County Road in Milton-Freewater.

"Here's where it gets fun," said Lana Brown, chapter media contact. "Nadine Dougherty is a consummate gardener who has devoted her retirement years to creating this wonderful garden around her country home. Now she's ready to share her garden plantings with you."

Fall perennial and ground cover plants and baked goods, coffee and cider will be sold at the event. "I get up every day, and can't wait to get out in my garden. I just love it," Nadine said.

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What's cookin' next month? The American Association of University Women's eighth annual Kitchen Tour is what. This year's version will be Oct. 3.

From noon-1:30 p.m. participants may pick up booklets with map and kitchen descriptions at Someone's in the Kitchen,132 W. Rose St. The tour of seven "fabulous" kitchens will be from noon to 4 p.m., followed from 4-5 p.m. by a no-host Tour Chat at WallaFaces Tasting Room, 216 E. Main St. Ticket outlets are at Earthlight Books, By Arrangement, Real Deals, Bright's Candies, Romanza, Book and Game, WallaFaces Tasting Room, or at the door on tour day. For more details, contact co-chairs Sarah Chandler at 509-540-1978 or Pearl Crain at 509-200-1222.

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Twenty women signed up May 11 for Curves' biggest contest to date, a version of Biggest Loser, said Lora Edelman, owner of the Walla Walla and College Place operations.

The Biggest Loser turned out to be Jani Long, who lost 15.5 pounds. Altogether, participants lost 131.75. Jani received 50 percent of the entry fee for first place. Contestants chose any eating plan, but had to weigh in weekly and have measurements taken three times during the eight-week program.

They could use two get-out-of-weigh-in-free cards at their discretion, but if they missed more than two they forfeited their $20 entry fee, Lora said. "We had specialized workouts each Tuesday before weigh-in to help with that last little push. The results were based on percentage of weight loss not on actual pounds lost."

The winner received 50 percent of the entry fee and second- and third-place winners received 25 percent. Fourth- and fifth-place winners received Curves items. "The ladies were very successful," Lora added. Tami Gale was runner-up, losing 19.5 pounds; third place went to Stacy Fulgham, who lost 12.5 pounds.

For more information, call 509-522-7888.

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

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