Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Spring Fling 2016

Spring Fling 2016 is set up to be an amazing weekend of free family fun and entertainment at Pioneer Park. There will be food vendors, arts and crafts, and commercial vendors all three days! There will also be the Show & Shine Car/Motorcycle show, a tribute to local military veterans, a chance to meet BLITZ the Official Seahawk Mascot, and continuous local entertainment. 

The Official Schedule: 

4:00 WW Valley Academy Acroknights
5:00-9:00 Talent Contest

11:00 Tribute to Military and Veterans
11:00-4:00 Car and Cycle Show
11:30 Steppin' Country
12:00 Troupe Azure Belly Dancers
2:00 Roy Dodd Tribute to Elvis
3:00 Hanna Rickords Vocal
4:00 Stars of Mexico Dancers
5:00 Irvin Tso Native American Music
7:00-9:00 The Joker Band

11:00 Ray Sample Gospel Singer
12:00 Campbell Davis
1:00 BLITZ the Seahawk Mascot
2:00 Violet Deshazer Retirement Party
3:00 Walla Walla Dance Company

Proceeds from Spring Fling benefit the Alliance for the Homeless which is a non-profit that focuses on providing housing for homeless in our area. 

Spring Fling is May 6-8 at Pioneer Park in Walla Walla. The hours of the event are: 
Friday 2 p.m - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m - 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Cinco de Mayo at Grandma's Kitchen

So Dance and Grandma's Kitchen present a Cinco de Mayo dancing celebration! There will be delicious food, music, dancing, dance performances in the old Underground beneath Grandma's Kitchen. 

The Family Celebration is from 6 - 9 p.m. Children 10 and under are free. Entry for all others is $5 all night. Includes access to Grandma's famous taco buffet, festive music, pinata, children's hat dancing, flower crown making, photo booth, and Mexican folkloric performances!

6:30 Tiny Chiquillas Ballet
7:30 Young Chiquillas Ballet
8:30 Raffle

After the family celebration the dancing begins! At 9:00 dance to live guitar melodies by Eddie Manzanares & Cafe Blanco. At 10:00 there will be a dance performance by Senoras of the Chiquillas Ballet and then DJ Sergio Luna will be bringing latin dance beats the rest of the night. 

Proceeds from this event benefit SOS Children's Villages Tehuacan and Dance Free: empowering out youth through expression with dance and movement for free. 

The Cince de Mayo dance celebration is May 5 from 6 p.m.- Midnight at Grandma's Kitchen which is located at 35 S. Colville St. in Walla Walla. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Shop Eleven Trunk Show

Shop Eleven is having their spring/summer trunk show just in time for Mother's Day! Shop Eleven has just received new perfume, local soaps, cards, and fun flour sack towels. They also carry candles and other housewares. 

Kandyce King will be showcasing her artwork at Shop Eleven during the Month of May. She will be at the trunk show so you can meet and chat with her. There will also be refreshments and a complimentary gift with purchase. 
The Trunk Show is May 5-6 beginning at 6 p.m. on May 5 and ending at 8 p.m. on May 6. Shop Eleven is located at 11 Boyer Ave. in Walla Walla.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Night at the Museum

Sign your kids up for a fun night out! The Children's Museum of Walla Walla is having a Night at the Museum experience where children can create art, craft, build, play, and eat pizza after hours! There are several Night at the Museum events a month, each with a different theme.

The next Night at the Museum event is called "I love the Earth!" and focuses on instilling a love and appreciation of nature. This event is happening Saturday April 30th from 5:30-9 p.m.  

Cost is $35 for the first child and $10 for each sibling. Price includes art materials, food, and supervision. Children's Museum members save $5 on the first child price. The Children's Museum is located at 77 Wainwright Dr. in Walla Walla. For more information or to register please visit

The next Night at the Museum is May 7th and the theme is "April Showers Bring May Flowers". 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Arts Portal Gallery Opening

The new Arts Portal Gallery is having their Grand Opening reception this Saturday! Join them from 2-4 p.m. for an ice cream sundae bar and live, family-friendly music while experiencing the exhibit entitled "Central Dreams..." Musicians from McLoughlin High School will perform, as well as the Mac-Hi Poetry Club. 

"Central Dreams..." features submissions by students from Central Middle school, as well as  from artists from the area. The student's pieces explore their hopes and dreams for themselves, their families, and their community. 

The gallery, which will be open from April 30- December 18, will feature artists from a wide variety of view points in an inclusive atmosphere and provides opportunities for everyone to have access to art. This exhibition is part of a city-wide initiative called "Talk Play Dream- Hablar Jugar SoƱar" to create bilingual family arts programming.
This event is free and all ages are welcome. The Arts Portal Gallery opening is April 30 from 2-4 p.m. and is located at 508 N. Main St. in Milton-Freewater. For more information please go to, or call 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Wa-Hi FFA Plant Sale

The Walla Walla High School FFA plant sale is Tuesday-Thursday this week! Don't miss this once a year opportunity to purchase plants grown locally by students in the horticulture classes at Wa-Hi. 

A large variety of plants are available including petunias, salvia, impatiens, verbena, geraniums, calibracoa, begonias, and more! There are also a variety of metal garden accessories made by students in metal fabrication classes, planters, wine bottle terrariums, and more.

The Plant Sale takes place on the lawn in front of Wa-Hi near the pasture area on Abbott Rd. in Walla Walla from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 26-28th. Prices start at $1.00. All proceeds benefit the WA-Hi FFA. For a list of available plants and prices please click here:

Friday, April 22, 2016

Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

The Walla Walla Youth Symphony Orchestra presents their Spring concert. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Luongo the Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces including the Carmen Suite by Bizet, "Intermezzo" from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietry Mascagni, The Great Locomotive Chase by Robert Smith, 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky, and selections from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by Howard Shore. 

The concert is free with a suggested donation of $2/person or $5/family. All proceeds benefit the Walla Walla Youth Symphony Orchestra which provides young musicians in grades 8-12 the opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside other musicians from eastern Washington and northern Oregon since 2008.

The Spring Concert is Monday April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Chism Hall at Whitman College in Walla Walla.