Etcetera - 01/24/11

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Here's a sweetheart of a deal: Blue Mountain Chorus of Sweet Adelines quartet Blueprint will offer singing Valentines in the community on Valentine's Day, which is just around the corner.

Jenny Miles, who sings bass in the quartet, said they have performed in schools, workplaces, college classes -- "just about anywhere."

Jenny and tenor Lynnette Brown, lead Ilona Pease-Verwer and baritone Barb Knopp perform songs such as "It had to be You," "When I Fall in Love," "Almost Like Being in Love, "Someone to Watch Over Me, "That's What Friends Are For" and "Love Potion No. 9," and songs by request.

The $30 fee includes a song, flower and card. To place an order, call 525-9041 or visit the Chorus website at www.sairegion13.org/bluemountainchorus .

On another note, open rehearsals for women of all ages will be offered by the Blue Mountain Chorus of Sweet Adelines at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning Jan. 31 and continuing through March 28, for those interested in learning more about the chorus.

Following the free eight-week rehearsals, participants will be able to perform with the Chorus in a Spring Sweetiepie Social. Open rehearsals will be at Unity Church of Peace, 810 C St., near the Walla Walla Regional Airport. For more information, call 520-0675 or online see www.sairegion13.org/bluemountainchorus .

Milton-Freewater Rotary Club is celebrating the 82nd anniversary of its club charter this year, membership chairman Mike Garton told fellow Rotarians at the service group's Jan. 11 meeting.

He said what makes Rotary different from other organizations is the loan of a 'classification' for each member.

The system attempts to provide a club with a broad cross-section of the community with only a few members in each classification so that when projects for the club are chosen, they represent the needs of the community as a whole, rather than a single-focus group. For more details, contact member Robby Robbins at 541-938-6523 or robby@valint.net .

D eanna Aichele, communication chairwoman with Walla Walla-Columbia Retired School Employees Association, said the group is offering two $1,000 scholarships.Those eligible are graduates of high school in Walla Walla or Columbia counties who will be student-teaching between September 2011 and June 2012.

Mardel Bierwagen is the contact person for more details. She can be reached at 525-6117 or gbierwagen6117@charter.net

Applications are due by April 1

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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