Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shop Eleven: A Boutique

Shop Eleven encompasses everything that I love about living in Walla Walla. The moment I walked through the door I felt at home. The shop smells deliciously of evergreen and slightly sweeter scents that mingle together to create a wonderful aroma. It is a cozy space, with warm lighting and a fresh vibe. 

Expect to find things that you can't find anywhere else here. The shop only sells products made in the United States, with a focus on local and regional items.  They specialize in handmade jewelry from Feryl Designs, and also have selections from Hearts and Bones, Daniel & Co. and others. The delightful scent comes from candles, soap, and lip balms. The shop also carries beautiful scarves, note cards, bags and more. 

Last month Shop Eleven celebrated its one year anniversary! The shop began as a booth at the Farmer's Market showcasing jewelry made by Feryl Designs. Opening a business was just the next logical step for a successful Farmer's market booth. Now, this is a fantastic stop if you're shopping for a gift or if you are looking for something interesting to treat yourself with. 

Shop Eleven is located at 11 Boyer Ave. in Walla Walla. Currently hours of operation are: Thursday and Friday 5:30-7:30 and Saturday and Sunday 10:00-5:00. These hours are set to increase in April. 

Be sure to check out the Shop Eleven Facebook page to stay up to date on events and new arrivals.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Camp Fire's Benevint

Benevint is a Mardi Gras themed fundraiser for Camp Fire Walla Walla. This is a great night of beer and wine tasting as well as food by the WWCC culinary program, and a silent and live auction. The wines and beers are created by Krontos, Va Piano Vineyards, Burwood Brewing Co., Locati Cellars, Foundry Vineyards, and Cadaretta. 

Investing in the youth in our community is the focus of Camp Fire. Camp Fire provides children with the opportunity to find their spark and discover who they are. Camp Fire focuses on allowing children to follow their passions and to do something special with their lives. 

The Benevint fundraiser will take place on March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Foundry Vineyards. Foundry Vineyards is located at 1111 Abadie St. in Walla Walla. Tickets are $45 per person.

To order tickets please go to the Benevint Fundraiser page or visit the Camp Fire office located at 411 S. Park St. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

GO at Sweet Basil Pizzeria

GO is a 3,000 year old Asian board game that is simple to learn and difficult to master. Originally created in China, GO became popular with Japanese nobility and continued to spread around the world. Throughout the centuries GO has gained popularity and is now played worldwide. 

GO is a game of strategy where a player attempts to capture more of the other player's stones than the number of their stones that have been captured. GO has very few rules and a surprising number of possible moves. It is traditionally played on a 19x19 board, but smaller boards can be used for beginners. 

What could be more fun than pizza, enjoyable people, and learning to play a new game? The Walla Walla GO Club meets at Sweet Basil Pizza every Wednesday night at 6:30 to hone their skills. This is a free event and all ages are welcome.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Murder Mystery Weekends

Murder Mystery Weekends are a great way to meet new people, explore historic Dayton, WA, and solve a murder mystery. The Murder of a Millionaire in Historic Dayton, WA is sure to keep you guessing!

The fun begins at 10 a.m. with a Meet and Greet on Saturday morning with fresh muffins, coffee, and tea.  After the Meet and Greet, participants earn "Funny Money" while exploring Dayton's public art displays, unique shops, and museums. There is a wine and beer social at 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening followed by dinner. Prior to dinner guests can dress in their rooms in order to arrive for dinner in character. Dinner is a four course meal and murder mystery combination. After the mystery has been solved, enjoy a night in the historic hotel and a continental breakfast and awards ceremony Sunday morning. Awards include: Crime Solvers, Best Dressed, Best Acting, and Wealthiest Player. 

Reservations need to be made at least one week prior to the event. The dates for this murder mystery series are Feb. 28- Mar. 1, March 14-15, and March 28-29. Cost is $259 per couple/room. Call 509-832-4032 for a reservation, or visit Weinhard Hotel Getaway Packages for more information. 

Dayton WA is about 30 miles outside of Walla Walla WA. It is a unique town with a vibrant history. Going to Dayton is a wonderful day trip, or you can stay at the Weinhard hotel and explore the surrounding area. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead!

'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead' is a play based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, but with a twist. Instead of focusing on the main characters in the play, this unique adaptation focuses on two of the minor characters. Throughout the play these characters struggle to understand the larger tragedy that is unfolding around them. Their misfortune leads them on a comical and frightening journey through Elsinore.

Written by Tom Stoppard, this play is an entertaining departure from the well known play, Hamlet. 

Reservations are available starting today. The performance begins on March 5th and runs through March 8th at the Harper Joy Theater. 

Adult tickets are $12.00, senior tickets are $8.00, and Whitman students get in free!

Visit the Harper Joy Theater Tickets page for additional information. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Vintage Friday at Northstar

It's time for Vintage Friday at Northstar winery! Northstar will be featuring two wines, their 2010 Cabernet Franc from the Walla Walla Valley and their 2010 Petit Verdot from the Columbia Valley. Both of these wines are limited production. This tasting is a great time to try different vintages, pair them with excellent cheeses, art, and acoustic music. 

Tamara Kreiger of Cheese Louise has selected cheeses that pair well with these wines. There will also be an artist installation by Andrew Clark. Clark's art is primarily paintings and drawings that focus on objects from new perspectives. 

The talents of Jamie Nasario and her band will provide the entertainment for this event. Nasario's music has a 50s/60s vibe that matches her soulful voice and bluesy repertoire. Nasario is accompanied by guitarist Luke Basile and drummer Dennis "Too Short" Rogers. This captivating trio is sure to be a hit. 

This event is for anyone 21 years and older.

It is from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on February 27. Northstar is located at 1736 J. B. George Road in Walla Walla. 

For more information about the wines being featured please visit: Vintage Friday in February

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Music 360: The Music of Samuel Jones

The Walla Walla Symphony presents Music 360: "Looking Back... Reaching Forward: The Music of Samuel Jones". Music 360 gives you a complete look at the music and this installment is no exception. This is a 5 day event that explores music in a comprehensive manner. There will be lectures by Dr. Jones and other composers, and then a chance to hear their works. This allows for a thorough understanding (and hopefully, appreciation) for the music. 

There are five days of festivities from Feb. 25-Mar. 1. These events include viewing rehearsals, lectures, a soiree, and of course, concerts. 

Fridays at Four is Feb. 27th from 4-5:30 in Chism Hall, and is a concert of Samuel Jones' works. This event is free and open to the public. Samuel Jones spent 14 years as the Composer in Residence for the Seattle Symphony. 

There are two other concerts and several other events. For a full list of events please visit: Music 360: Sam Jones