Parks and Rec slates pair of Valentine events

A bowling day and a dance are planned for the kiddos and their grown-up partners.


Ball at the elks

WALLA WALLA — A father-daughter ball will be held Saturday from 5-9 p.m. at Walla Walla Elks Lodge 287.

The evening will include dancing, door prizes, food, games and photos.

Tickets are $5 with a maximum of $20 per family, and are available at Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce, Red Hot Mamas Espresso, Rositas and the lodge, 351 E. Rose St.

For more information, call 525-2870.

WALLA WALLA — The Parks and Recreation Department this week will kick off the first of its two annual Valentine’s events, both of which are geared toward parents and their children.

The Mother & Son Bowl-A-Rama will be Saturday at Bowlaway Lanes, 411 Ash St., 2-4 p.m.

The event is for mothers, grandmothers, big sisters or any adult female mentor who wants to share a lane and quality time with a male child.

But no girls are allowed.

Two weeks later, fathers, grandfathers, big brothers and other adult male mentors will get their chance to cut the rug (or, in this case, the gym floor) with a female child.

The annual Father Daughter Valentine’s Dance will be Feb. 23 at Garrison Middle School, 906 Chase Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., with photo opportunities from 6-7 p.m.

Both events usually sell out, with the Bowl-A-Rama averaging just under 100 participants and the Valentine’s dance well over 300 participants.

Coordinators said about half the tickets remain for each event.

The cost for the Bowl-A-Rama is $23, which includes one adult female and one male child. Additional male children can be included for $13 each, with a recommended age of 5 and up.

Tickets for the Valentine’s Dance are $15, which includes all the girls 3 years old and older that one adult male can handle.

Tickets are available online at or at the Parks & Recreation Office, 55 Moore St.

Deadline for tickets to the Bowl-A-Rama is Friday 5 p.m.

Free light snacks are included at each event.


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