Etcetera - 12/07/11

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I don't know if it's a prerequisite to extend one's pinkie when sipping tea from bone china, but you could have yours ready for a Victorian High Tea that's coming up Sunday.

Members of the Walla Walla Valley Lioness Club are hosting 2 and 4 p.m. teas at Kirkman House Museum.

Those attending will also be able to tour the home that was built between 1876-1880 of brick from the Weston (Ore.) Foundry. The Victorian Italianate house at 214 N. Colville St. is the only example of its kind locally, according to its website, which describes it as one of the grandest residences here at the time.

Lioness members will use the proceeds to fund local scholarships, said Veva Hepler, publicity chairwoman. For information about the $20 tickets, call Veva at 522-0687.

Walla Walla Community Hospice gained Level One certification in the "We Honor Veterans" campaign, according to its newsletter. Partners such as Hospice can use resources provided through the program to offer end-of-life care to veterans. Taking into account the unique needs of the nation's veterans who are facing end-of-life illness, Hospice can guide veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending.

A new grief support group will be offered at 10-11: 30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 4-March 7. There is no fee, but preregistration must be made by calling the WWCH office at 525-5561 or emailing info@wwhospice.org.

Plans are under way for the 2012 session of Camp Amanda. The grief camp for children 7 to 14 years old who have lost a significant person in their life will be July 27-29. Volunteer staff, counselors and support people will be able to help 24 campers understand their grief and work through their feelings.

Patients in the final stages of life receive compassionate care and their loved ones and caregivers receive support. WWCH is at 1076 Isaacs Ave. For more details, contact 525-5561, info@wwhospice.org or www.wwhospice.org.

DeSales Catholic High School junior Reilly Roach was selected to be a member of WIAA Leadership through Education, Activities, and Personal Development. LEAP is a student leadership group organized by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.

Student representatives are involved with WIAA events, meeting and community projects. Each year the WIAA selects a group of six high school students entering their junior year to join the LEAP Committee. Students participate as committee members throughout their junior and senior years. "We serve as a voice for some 230,000 high school students in the state. During our meetings we discuss different events, problems, and changes going on within the program. So far I have really enjoyed it and I've learned a lot," Reilly said.

We are currently redrafting the Just Play Fair! program, which is the sportsmanship handbook. It's been quite the task," Reilly said.

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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