Monday, June 29, 2015

Improv Camp

Interested in theater? Want to brush up on your comedy and improvisational skills? If so, Improv Camp is perfect for you! There are youth classes and adult classes. This is a week long camp that culminates in a showcase performance. 

Improv camp participants will develop skills under the direction of Shawn Franklin, a veteran performer of Jet City Improv, Seattle's premiere improvisation company. Students will showcase their skills in a performance at the Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday July 11 at 7:30 p.m. 

Improv Camp is July 6-10. Youth classes are for ages 14-25 and meet from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and adult classes meet between 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. 

Improv Camp costs $150 and is limited to 15 participants in each age group. For more information and to sign up please visit

The new theater camp program also includes a Musical Theater Camp from July 13-31 and a Shakespeare Intensive camp from August 10-21. For more information on these upcoming camps please visit the link above. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Camp Fire Trivia Night

Camp Fire Trivia Night is almost here! This is a great opportunity to support our local Camp Fire while having a great time at testing your trivia skills. 

Trivia Night will be held at Burwood Brewing Company, which is located at 602 Piper Ave., by the Walla Walla airport. Beer by Burwood Brewing Company and Pizza by Why Not Pizza?.

Trivia teams can be up to eight people. Bring your family and friends to create a team, or be paired with a random team the night of the event. 

Camp Fire Trivia Night is June 28th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, and include a beer, slice of pizza, raffle ticket toward the grand cash prize, and trivia participation. 

Space is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit or call 509-525-3180. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Youth Soccer Registration

If you haven't heard, youth soccer registration is still going on. Youth soccer is a great way for kids to make friends, be active, and learn skills like sportsmanship, teamwork, and how to play soccer. Parks and Recreation is currently taking registrations for fall outdoor youth soccer. 

The youth soccer program is available to boys and girls in the Walla Walla Valley between the ages of 5 and 14. The cost is $50 per player. Families registering three or more children pay for the first two children and $10 for each additional child. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. 

Registrations will continue until June 30th at 5:00 p.m. After that, late registration will continue on an "as available" basis and with an additional $10 late fee. 

Practices begin the week of August 17th and games begin the week of September 8th. 

Registration can be completed online at or at the Parks and Recreation Office, located at 55 Moore St. in Walla Walla. 

For more information please call 527-4527 or email

Thursday, June 18, 2015

DaMa to Host D'Olivo Tasting

DaMa Wines is hosting D'Olivo Tasting Bar, the newest gourmet shop in town, for an educational tasting. 

The tasting will include D'Olivo's ultra premium olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar along with educational information about these products and what makes them unique. D'Olivo will specifically showcase varieties of Tuscan Herb olive oil, Fig Balsamic, Cinnamon Pear Balsamic, and many more flavors that stand alone or create delicious pairings. 

The best part, other than the taste of D'Olivo's products, is that this event is free! The tasting will be on Saturday, June 20th from 2-4 p.m. at DaMa, located at 51 E. Main St. in Walla Walla. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Father's Day in Walla Walla

Father's Day is this weekend and there are several fun things to do in Walla Walla to celebrate the fathers in your life. 

All Wheels Weekend is a great way to celebrate. Dayton is just a few miles outside of town and this car show is one you don't want to miss. There are cars for blocks at this great event. It starts on Friday the 19th with live music from 6-9 p.m. and ends Sunday with the Father's Day Breakfast and following Golf Tournament. There will also be lawnmower drag races, men's "Drag" races, great food, the Show and Shine car show, and more. For more information about the events please visit:

Capital Barber Shop is offering a father son promotion. Both haircuts end up being 25% off. They also have a great selection of men's gift items that are perfect for Father's Day. 

The Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival is also going on this weekend. There is a BBQ competition, tons of food, a kid's zone, vendors, and more. For more information please visit Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival

Diversity Day at Pioneer park. This is a multicultural arts festival with music, dancing, food, and other family fun. It is free and open to the public. 

There are also several music events going on.

On Friday: 
Gary Hemenway from 6:30-8:30 at Plumb Cellars located at 39 E. Main St. in Walla Walla. Keyboard and vocals. No cover. 

Rogue Lobster from 6:30-9 at Three Rivers Winery located at 5641 Old Highway 12. Folky Americana. Food by Walla Walla Bread Company. Lawn seats $5, tables $30-$40. 

Gary Winston and the Real Deal 9 p.m. Sapolil Cellars located at 15 E. Main St. Groovy blues, R&B and soul. $5 cover. 

On Saturday:
Kit and Pete Crawford 6-9 p.m. Sinclair Estate Vineyards located at 109 E. Main St. No cover. 

Poetry Assassins CD Release Party 9 p.m. Sapolil Cellars located at 15 E. Main St. $5 cover. 

These are just some of the things happening this weekend that you can attend to celebrate Father's Day. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sweet Onion Festival

The Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival is back and better than ever! 

The Sweet Onion festival is always a great way to herald the arrival of summer. This year's festival is going to have amazing vendors, delicious food, live entertainment, a Kid's Zone, Farmer's Market, a beer and wine garden, and sweet onions on everything- of course! The festival has some tasty new comers as well.

The Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival is located in Downtown Walla Walla and will be on June 20th and 21st. 

This year is the inaugural year of the Sweet Onion BBQ Bash. Contestants will compete all weekend long for prizes, cash, and points to take them to the national barbecue competition in Texas. The BBQ Bash contestants will be located between 3rd and 4th Ave. and will be offering samples of their Sweet Onion inspired BBQ to those who purchase tokens. They will also be sharing BBQ tips and tricks. Winners will be determined Sunday afternoon. 

There will also be a 5k "Funion Runion" fun run or walk to kick off the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival. The run begins at Baker Boyer Plaza on 3rd Ave and Main St. at 9:00 a.m. and runs through downtown finishing at the Downtown Farmer's Market area. 

Registration is online and located at or by calling 525-1031. You can also sign up starting at 8:00 a.m. the morning of the race. Registration costs $10.00 and secures you a prize upon completion. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Burwood's Anniversary Party!

Burwood Brewing company has been in business for a year! They have already carved out a spot in the community by creating a variety of delicious craft beers and serving them at many local restaurants and bars.  

Burwood is having an anniversary party to celebrate. There will be two live bands, The Gristmill Rounders from Bellingham from 3-5 p.m. and Rogue Lobster of Walla Walla from 6-9 p.m. Food by The Smokehouse Wenches. According to the Burwood event page there will be a couple of surprises as well. 

Stop by Saturday the 20th at 602 Piper Ave. in Walla Walla. The party is from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. for fun, food, festivities, and of course, amazing local beer! You don't want to miss this.