Etcetera - 09/17/10

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The Harvest-Time Fine Arts Show yielded a slate of winners during an Aug. 22 reception at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Milton-Freewater.

Cesca Spoonhower won first place in the painting category; second went to Jean Ann Mitchell; and third to Colleen Jones.

Photography: Fran Walker, first; Mark Van Donge, second; Laurie Montgomery, third.

Sculpture/ Fabric Arts: Betty Wood, first; Diana Allen second; Del Kennedy, third.

The People's Choice category, determined by votes of visitors, went to Diane Jones for "Ray's Beloved Friend," described as a beautiful dog.

The Arts Council is supported by the Umatilla County Cultural Coalition, Sykes and the Walla Walla Photography Club. Artist Mollie Fenton served as judge.

Christ the King Church has supported the event for many years by allowing the use of its fellowship hall.

Artists who wish to be on the mailing list for 2011 may contact Karen Bright at 541-938-0778 or Blanche Mason at 541-938-5126. The show is slated for the third weekend in August 2011 in conjunction with the Muddy Frogwater Country Classic Festival.

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Blue Mountain Dental Care's second annual parking lot sale for the Medical Teams International Dental Van was another huge success, said staffer Karen.

Two other offices joined the effort this time, including the Drs. Cameron Stewart and Eric Gustavsen from South Point Dental Center. Staff members from each office donated their time from 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 29.

"It was a beautiful day and the final total came to $1,227.55. We feel privileged to be able to sponsor the Dental Van so that it can keep serving our community," Karen said via e-mail.

For more details about the mobile dental clinic, contact Keith Canwell at 509-301-9621. Direct donations may be mailed to Medical Teams International, P.O. Box 627, Walla Walla, 99362. Earmark checks for the Walla Walla Dental Van.

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Members of Walla Walla Valley Soroptimist Club will host free presentations on varying subjects several different Tuesdays that are open to the community.

On Sept. 28, Frank Magnaghi will talk about self defense; Leslie Bumgardner will talk about domestic violence on Oct. 26; and Marci Felix will talk about massage for health on Nov. 23.

The hour-long presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. at locations yet to be announced. Deborah Silva at wwvsi@yahoo.com can provide more details.

The Soroptimists are also looking for new members. This service group for professional and businesswomen focus their passion on improving the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and globally.

For information about the club and how to apply, see www.wwvsi.wordpress.com.

Contact Annie Charnley Eveland at 526-8313.

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