Friday, May 29, 2015

WWCC Kid's College

Click to enlarge images of the 2015 Kid's College class options
Kid's College sign ups are underway! If you know of a child that is looking for something to do this summer Kid's College is the answer. It is fun and educational and is a great way to keep young minds learning.
Kid's College is a fun, hands on learning environment for kids ages 9-12. Each student chooses one class from each session list to participate in. There are many fun options to choose from. There are sports classes, art, science, "real world application" and more! There's something for everyone. 

Kid's College is June 15-19 at the Walla Walla Community College, which is located at 500 Tausick Way. Session 1 begins at 1:00 p.m. and Session 3 ends at 5:00. Light snacks and water will be provided. 

Register prior to June 8: $99
Register on or after June 8: $125

For more information or to register call 509-527-4331 or go to their Facebook page:

You can also register online at:

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pineapple Pete's Shaved Ice

I stopped by Pineapple Pete's yesterday to get the details about Walla Walla's newest sweet treat destination. 

Pineapple Pete's is best known for their shaved ice. It comes in over 32 flavors, and a nearly unlimited number of combinations. They also have ice cream and a "snow cap" topping that you can add.

According to the owners their best selling shave ice is the Dragon's Milk. It is a combination of pineapple, honeydew, and coconut with the snow cap topping. I can personally attest, it is delicious.

Pineapple Pete's serves more than shaved ice. They have slushies which come in regular, 100% fruit, or with Redbull. They also have floats with root beer or cream soda and "plates" which have a combination of ice cream, fruit, and shaved ice. 

According to the owners the idea behind Pineapple Pete's is to recreate their childhood memories of eating shave ice. The owners describe the vibe as a "Nightclub for Families". They have music, board games, and great treats, which get people talking, laughing, and having a good time. It's a very family friendly atmosphere with great customer service. 

The sizes range from mini (child sized) to big kahuna and prices are from $1.00 to $10.50. 

Originally located in College Place, Pineapple Pete's has expanded and moved locations. They are now located at 915 S. 2nd Ave. next to Harvest Foods (Loney's). They are closed Mondays, but are open afternoons and evenings the rest of the week. 

For more information visit the Pineapple Pete's Facebook page at:

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Return to the River Salmon Festival

The 7th annual Return to the River Salmon Festival is this weekend. Get ready for a luncheon that you will not forget! The Return to the River Salmon Festival is an opportunity to eat delicious, local salmon while learning about the heritage of our area. 

The luncheon consists of salmon and sides, with a tribal dance performance. This cultural experience is presented by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Water and Environment Center at WWCC. The luncheon is from 12-1 p.m. on May 30th and is $11 per person for the lunch and tribal performance. Children's hot dog lunches are available for $5. 

There will also be activities for all ages that include: interactive exhibit booths, wildlife cartoon drawings, and birds of prey. These are available from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on May 30th.

The Return to the River Salmon Festival is located at Walla Walla Community college, by the ball fields on Tausick Way. 

For more information please visit or email or 509-524-5239. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Dance Company's Spring Finale

The Walla Walla Dance Company presents its Spring Finale 2015 "A Celebration of Dance". This finale is a tribute to all of the hard work that our community's dancers have put in throughout the year. Join the Dance Company in appreciating their new choreography in Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Lyrical dance styles. 

There will be 125 of the most talented and exciting dancers in the area performing. Up and coming choreographers will be showcased, as well as resident artists. There will also be a special new piece featuring teachers/dancers: Justine Clark, Jennifer Clark, and Chloe Danielson. 

The Spring Finale is Saturday May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Cordiner Hall. Cordiner Hall is located at 46 S. Park St. in Walla Walla. 

Tickets are on sale at Earthlight books and at the door the night of the performance. 
Reserved: $15 General: $12. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spring Fling 2015

Spring Fling is back, and it's going to be even better than last year! This free, family event is sure to be a blast. There are family activities, food, and commercial and arts and crafts vendors. There also will be free entertainment! 

Gary Winston and the Real Deal will be performing at 7 p.m. on the 30th. Come ready to dance and enjoy their bluesy sound. There will also be performances by 

The Walla Walla Spring Fling will be May 29-31 at Pioneer Park, which is located at 940 Alder St. 

The Fling begins Friday the 29th at 2 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. that night. Spring Fling will be open from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. on the 30th, and from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. the 31st. 

For more information and to learn about some of the vendors that will be there, visit Spring Fling's Facebook page at:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Friday Fish Fry

If you've been craving fish and chips Salumiere Cesario has the perfect dinner menu for you! For one night only, Salumiere will be having their Friday Fish Fry! 

Fresh seafood is being delivered just for this event. Salumiere will be open late, and serving a special seafood dinner menu on May 29. Some of the items that will be on the menu are: 

Pacific Cod from Alaska (fried fish and chips style)
House Made Fries (of course!)
Scallops (sauteed) 
Shrimp (cocktail style) 
House-made condiments (obviously)
Beers (on tap and in bottle)

And of course, there's more! There aren't very many places to get fish and chips in town, so consider Salumiere next Friday to get a taste of some fresh seafood right here on Main street. 

The Fish Fry is on May 29th. Reservations are highly recommended. Reservations are being taken between 5:00 and 8:00. To make a reservation call 529-5620. Salumiere Cesario is located at 12 E. Main St. in Walla Walla. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

VA2K Walk + Roll

The Walla Walla VA Medical Center's 5th Annual VA2K Walk is tomorrow. Grab your walking shoes and head over to the VA for a stroll around their peaceful grounds while showing support for the veterans who proudly protect our country.  

The distance is short, only 1.2 miles, around the VA's parade grounds. The goal is to get fit and support homeless Veterans with donations. Donations of cleaning items, phone cards, sleeping bags, backpacks, shaving cream, and other essentials are encouraged. 

You can also visit "get fit" stations around the 1.2 mile course. These include yoga, tai chi, and Jazzercise. The Blue Mountain Humane Society, the Walla Walla Vet Center, the Army Corps of Engineer, a Veteran Service Officer, and more will also be there with information. There are raffle prizes and water will be provided. 

This year's VA2K is on May 20th (tomorrow!) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The VA is located at 77 Wainwright Dr. in Walla Walla. Don't miss this opportunity to encourage our local veterans.