Friday, December 19, 2014

Vintage Friday at Northstar Winery

It's Vintage Friday at Northstar Winery on December 26th. Wine, cheese, music and art all at one venue. Northstar will be pouring their 2006 Merlot. Tamara Krieger of Cheese Louise has chose a number of cheese pairing for tasting along with the wines. Live Jazz music is going to be performed by Garth Olson on his keyboard from 2-5pm. To top it off, artist, Dianna Woolley will be presenting the fine art of encaustic painting, a medium  also known as hot beeswax.
Northstar Winery is located at 1736 JB George Rd in Walla Walla.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Green Gables Inn Christmas Brunch Series

Green Gables Inn invites the community to join them for their annual Christmas Brunch series on Saturday and Sunday, December 20-21. Chef Andi Bughi-Johnson will be preparing six main dish options along with fresh squeezed juices, coffee, tea, champagne and local wines. The brunches will be served at 9am and at 11am each day. Meals are $24 for adults and $12 for children under 12. A portion of each meal sold will benefit the Christian Aid Center in Walla Walla. To reserve a spot or for more information, see their website at

Monday, December 15, 2014

Walla Walla YWCA Hansel and Gretel Houses

Looking for something fun for kids during the holiday break? The Walla Walla YWCA invites kids of all ages for an afternoon of building holiday graham cracker houses on Saturday, December 20th. The YWCA will provide the graham cracker and decorating treats for kids to create their own house. They will even clean up the mess! The fee to attend is $5 and one non-perishable food item to share with the YWCA domestic violence shelter. There are 3 one hour slots starting at 1pm. To sign up, parents can call the YWCA at 509-525-2570. Children 5 and under must attend with an adult.
The YWCA of Walla Walla is located at 213 S. First Ave.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Walla Walla Symphony Nutcracker

A favorite holiday tradition, the Walla Walla Symphony's performance of the Nutcracker is taking place on Saturday, December 13th.  Local dance students from The Dance Center and a local young people's chorus will be joined by the Eugene Ballet Company at Cordiner Hall on the Whitman College Campus. Two concerts will be performed on Saturday, 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets for reserved seats can be purchased online at
Wine from Henry Earl Estates and Skylite Cellars  will be sold at $5 per pour with all proceeds benefiting the Walla Walla Symphony.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Walla Walla YMCA Jingle Bell Jam

The Walla Walla YMCA is hosting a group exercise dance party, Jingle Bell Jam, on Saturday, December 13th. This special holiday event is a hosted with the intent of encouraging health and wellness as well as collecting some warm weather clothes and supplies for local warming centers. Guests can join in the fun of Zumba, cycling, belly dancing, aquatic exercise, ballet fitness and yoga while listening to some great music.
The Jingle Bell Jam is a free event and is open to the community. Donations of new or used winter clothing will be accepted for donation. The event is from 8am to 10:30am. The YMCA is located at 340 S Park Street in Walla Walla.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Holiday Barrel Tasting in the Walla Walla Valley

Holiday Barrel Tasting is taking place this weekend, December 5-7 in the Walla Walla Valley. Local winery's will have future releases straight from the barrel for guests and members to sample. New releases will be offered and may include the barrel samples tasted the previous year. Each winery will be participating with their own unique style. Festive atmospheres, food offerings, art and music will be featured through out the valley. For a calendar of events see the web site at

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Frazier Farmstead Victorian Christmas Open House

The Frazier Farmstead in Milton-Freewater is hosting a Victorian Christmas Open House on Wednesday, December 3rd. The public is invited to stop by between 4 and 7pm to take a look at the beautiful Victorian decorations and enjoy some holiday sweets and hot apple cider.
The Frazier Farmstead sits on a six acre site and is listed with the National Register of Historic Places. The home was built in 1982. Most of the furnishings are original to the homes. The museum is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturdays 11am - 4pm. No admission fee is charged. Donations are accepted. The site is closed during the months of January, February and March.
Frazier Farmstead Museum is located at 1403 Chestnut Street in Milton-Freewater Oregon.