Etcetera - 07/01/11

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Ach, aye, lads and lassies, all ye with Scottish ancestry or a love of all things Celtic from music, dancing and singing to the caber toss, stone put and Highland cattle and Clydesdale horses: you may wish to attend a couple of upcoming events.

With a "Glad for Plaid" theme, the Athena Caledonian Games will be July 9-10 in Athena City Park, offering highland dancing, piping and Scottish games. More details are at www.athenacaledoniangames.org.

And the 65th annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering.

Sponsored by the Seattle Scottish Highland Games Association, it will be July 30-31 at the Expo Center in Enumclaw, Wash. The site is at the former King County Fairgrounds, 45224 284th Ave. S.E.

The event is open from 5:30-11 p.m. July 29 with free admission; 8 a.m.-11 p.m. July 30 and 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 31. There are admission fees for one- and two-day passes on July 30-31 and cash-only transactions are accepted at the gate. There is also a $5 per day parking fee.

Piping, drumming, harp, highland dancing and athletic competitions will be held. For schedule details, see www.sshga.org .

Brian Hatley is taking the lead on some projects to spruce up the Little Theater of Walla Walla this summer. It's catch-as-catch-can to carve out time for maintenance because for several years now the theater has had at least one show in production at any given time.

Now that The Missoula Children's Theater production of "Robin Hood" is complete, volunteers can sweep in to "tidy ooop" as Ulla would say in "The Producers."

All y'all who have time and elbow grease to donate on weekends or evenings can consider contacting Brian to help paint the auditorium ceiling and floor; clean the stage curtain; install rigging for the mid-stage traveler curtain; clean and do maintenance on the dimmer and light bars; touch up the paint backstage; and reorganize storage areas. Brian can be reached at 509-301-6179 or brian.hatley@ltww.org. LTWW is at 1130 E. Sumach St.

Two Walla Walla students joined 499 candidates for presentation of degrees at Linfield College's spring commencement May 29 in McMinnville, Ore.

Joshua Owen Ness earned a bachelor's in mathematics and Kathleen O'Brien earned her bachelor's in mathematics and physics.

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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