Etcetera - 02/27/12


As Dr. Seuss was wont to say, "From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere."

Crafts, music and games hold promise for the same at the family-friendly Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' Birthday from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday in Whitman College's Reid Campus Center, 345 Boyer Ave.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Whitman College and the Walla Walla Public Library will host the festivities.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go," Seuss wrote.

On that note, every participating family will go home with a book to read together, according to a release.

"If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good. I meant what I said and I said what I meant," Seuss wrote. This sounds like loads of glee -- and for free -- one hundred percent.

McDonald Zaring Insurance's Relay for Life Team will sell hot cinnamon rolls and other home-baked goodies from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 22 E. Main St.

This is the group's second team fundraising event, said participant Sheila Peterson.

"Who hasn't been touched by the pain and misery that cancer can cause? McDonald Zaring wants to be part of the solution in finding a cure for cancer but we can't do it without your support so come by and see what we have to offer."

Local author Karen Fisher-Alaniz and Murray Fisher, her father and the subject of her new book, will visit the Walla Walla Public Library, 238 E. Alder St., at 2 p.m. March 1.

Karen will discuss her book, "Breaking the Code: A Father's Secret, a Daughter's Journey, and the Question that Changed Everything."

Her memoir relates Murray's experiences during World War II and the journey the pair took to retrieve his memories from years of silence.

Karen will sign copies of her book, but will not be selling them at the library. People may bring in books for signing.

Parker Davis of Walla Walla earned placement on the fall semester dean's list at Berklee College of Music in Boston. To be eligible, full-time students must achieve a 3.4 GPA or higher and part-time students must achieve a 3.6 GPA or above.

Walla Walla High School seniors Drew Jepson and Kayla Leinweber have been awarded $4,000 per year WSU Regents scholarships, Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review reported.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at or afternoons at 526-8313.


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