COLLEGE PLACE — Professor David Bullock will present the Distinguished Faculty Lecture, “The Tempered Radical: Recognizing the Value of Dissent” at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium, Walla Walla University, 204 S. College Ave.
WALLA WALLA — The Sweet Adelines will hold open house singing sessions, 6:30 p.m. Mondays in November at the Walla Walla Community College Performing Arts Center, 500 Tausick Way.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla YMCA is accepting donations to help cover medical and travel costs for David and Gwen Brown.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla General Hospital 2013 Gala will be 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center, 6 W. Rose St.
Part of my retiree volunteering is in a first- and second-grade classroom. I listen to individual students read aloud, then ask them questions about their books to ascertain what their comprehension is regarding what they read.
I am writing this in October, the official month of all things pink. You know, the color of breast cancer awareness. And store shelves were completely pinked out well before October, as if buying pink merchandise is the only answer to the problem.
Art, music, meals, sports and more keep Park Plaza’s residents active, social and happy.
WALLA WALLA — Grady and Gerry Rose manage Park Plaza Independent Senior Living Community. They love to socialize and create activities that benefit everyone involved.
Prolific artist and former Walla Wallan W.B. “Barry” Fontenot’s latest mural is a commentary on problems caused by how pervasive the use of technology is.
Your weatherperson’s column and Pinocchio’s nose would appear to have much in common: The more lies he tells, the longer it gets. This week’s truncated “Weathervine” must therefore contain the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and will hopefully not mark the start of a trend in that direction. As with politics and used car sales, weather prognostication must necessarily combine elements of both fact and fiction, given the highly inscrutable and often inexact nature of meteorology.
WALLA WALLA — The D.A.R.E. Halloween spaghetti fundraiser will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Walla Walla Elks Lodge, 351 E. Rose St. Cost is $5 a person or $20 for a family of up to six. To-go orders are $5.
An update on the success of the Blue Mountain Heart to Heart Dinner for Friends with Friends came by way of the fall Heartbeat newsletter.
Fall is in the air and in my house we are eagerly anticipating Halloween. Now, this isn’t to say we don’t talk about Halloween all year. Choosing the right costume is so important the kids plan what they are going to wear beginning as early as November. Yes, one year before the holiday we start declaring what we will be. So far, over the past year we have planned on being the “Scooby Doo” gang, the “Grease” characters, zombies, Easter bunnies and pirates. It’s a good thing my mom has made many costumes, because trying them on and planning is a big part of the fun. My only rule for costumes is that I won’t go to a Halloween store and buy one. My poor kids — the costume has to be homemade.
It sounds like a Halloween-time science fiction/horror movie when you first hear about it, but some people see it as a way of addressing both animal welfare issues and environmental concerns. I’m talking about growing meat for human consumption from stem cells harvested from a cow.
WALLA WALLA — The Salvation Army is collecting coats for the needy. New and lightly used coats can be donated at ProBuild, 508 Wellington Ave.; Hapo Community Credit Union, 2376 Taumarson Road, College Place; and the Salvation Army, 827 W. Alder St.
WALLA WALLA — Providence St. Mary provides free, screening mammograms to low-income women over age 40 who otherwise could not afford one.
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