Safety, firearms clinic for women in sight

MILTON-FREEATER - Sign-up is now open for this year's "Women on Target" safety and firearms clinic.

The event will be held Saturday at the East End Rod & Gun Club range, located on Milton Cemetery Road east of the city. There will be a morning and afternoon session, with each session limited to 50 participants.

Sponsored by the East End Rod & Gun Club and the National Rifle Association, the event is open to women and girls only. Any shooter under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Male parents may bring a child and register with her but may not participate.

According to Verl Presnall, club president, registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis, so early sign-up is encouraged. Applicants are asked to indicate their preference of morning or afternoon sessions, but if classes fill up they may be given the option of the other session.

The range will be closed to other activities that day due to the event.

Information is available at www.eergunclub.com or at 541-203-0124 or by emailing membership@eergunclub.com.

Armory to host military commissary for service personnel

WALLA WALLA - The National Guard Armory, 113 S. Colville St., will be the scene of a military commissary later this week.

The armory, in conjunction with Fairchild Air Force Base Commissary, will feature club packs of popular items and a variety of products including condiments, juices, cereals, health and beauty items, steaks, ground beef, pet foods, detergents, household cleaning products, paper products, vegetables and more.

Officials said savings can add up to 60 percent.

The sale is open to authorized commissary shoppers, including active duty military, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, retirees and their family members. Shoppers must bring military ID to enter. Cash, checks, debit cards and major credit cards will be accepted.

The sale will be open Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Disabled customers may start shopping at 8:30 a.m.

For more information call 509-244-5591, ext. 0.

Educators, child-care directors to discuss transition strategies

WALLA WALLA - Area elementary principals, kindergarten teachers, preschool teachers and childcare directors are invited to a dinner and dialogue session March 20 at the Walla Walla Community College Conference Center.

The event is to build relationships among early learning professionals and to share successful transition strategies to get children from preschool to kindergarten.

The dinner and talk runs from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and is hosted by the Walla Walla Valley Early Learning Coalition.

The evening will include a light dinner and presentations by local educators and representatives of state agencies. Discussion will focus on the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills, or WaKids, early learning collaboration and transition to kindergarten.

For more information, visit www.earlylearningwallawalla.org or to reserve a place at the table, call 527-4645.


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