COLUMN: "Painting small is a challenge!" says batik watercolor artist Denise Elizabeth Stone of La Grande. "It's a different way of thinking about my communication with the viewer. I'd compare it to the difference between writing an essay and writing a haiku."
Resident field biologist and birder Mike Denny will give a Bird Migration through Walla Walla County presentation fto the Blue Mountain Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in Olin Hall, Room 129, on the Whitman College campus.
SPOKANE — The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and ACMI, the museum of screen culture in Melbourne, Australia, announced last week that Spokane will be the first-ever U.S. destination to present "DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition Journey from Sketch to Screen." The show will run from March 19-Sept. 5, 2022.
Walla Walla resident Dale Hom will sign copies of his new graphic novel, “WALK TALL Y’ALL: Feeling Grumpy in Transmogrified Seattle,” from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at Book & Game Co., 38 E. Main St.
Living History member Susan Monahan will portray early fundraiser and suffragist Grace Isaacs. The presentation will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 NE Myra Road.
Wine Valley Comedy is bringing comedian Andrew Sleighter to Walla Walla for a show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center, 6 W. Rose St.
Traditional Irish music performing group The High Kings will give a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave.
Tickets are on sale now for Don Reed's solo show Semi-Famous at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave.
The American Association of University Women collectible books pop-up sale will feature a large selection of Northwest history titles from Washington, Oregon and other Pacific states. Proceeds go to AAUW programs for women and girls.
The Walla Walla Public Library is highlighting Disability Awareness Month in October.
Walla Walla Guitar Fest is Thursday, Oct. 14, through this weekend at downtown venues
On a radio dial occupied by genre-bound stations, each one playing a certain kind of country, or a certain kind of rock, Whitman College’s student-run radio station — KWCW — is a radical, 50-year-old experiment in something different.
The Eagle Cap Excursion Train fall schedule will include trips on Saturday, Oct. 16; Wednesday, Oct. 20; Saturday, Oct. 23; Saturday, Oct. 30, with a little Halloween fun; and Saturday, Nov. 6.
Photographs by aerially delivered wildland firefighters will be featured in the Initial Attack exhibit at Pendleton Center for the Arts' East Oregonian Gallery Oct. 7-31.
Former Milton-Freewater resident Rusty Bradshaw has made his third book available for purchase. “Gorge Justice,” Page Publishing, is in paperback and ebook at Barnes & Noble and will soon be available on amazon.com.
Gesa Power House Theatre is holding several concerts in October.
French-Canadian Québéçois priest John Baptiste Abraham Brouillet came to the Walla Walla Valley in September 1847, just a few weeks before the the massacre at Whitman Mission. As a member of the Fort Walla Walla Museum Living History troupe, retired teacher Jeannot Poirot will portray Brouillet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the museum, 755 NE Myra Road.
The fifth annual Tour d'Arts of the Tri-Cities, presented by Cyber Art 509, is a free three-day, self-guided tour in late October to see the works of 19 artists in 12 venues, including private home and commercial studios and various wineries in the Red Mountain viticulture area in Benton City.
The Walla Walla Public Library theme for October is Disability Awareness Month.
American Association of University Women Walla Walla Branch members will hold fundraising pop-up book sales, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31 in the lobby of the former YWCA Ice Chalet, 213 S. First Ave.
Frazier Farmstead Museum Family Fall Festival will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Milton-Freewater.
Not many women in the modern U.S. boldly call raising a family a career, but potter Merrilyn Reeves isn't afraid to do so. Years before she embarked upon a second career that is now 33 years in progress, she raised four children on 17 acres in a remote area of rural Idaho.
Elaine Hinshaw just joined the Gesa Power House Theatre team as its new executive director.
DAYTON — The Touchet Valley Arts Council will bring master puppeteer, musician, and interdisciplinary artist Dan Luce, to the Liberty Theater through Saturday, Oct. 9.
Looking for a hike into colors? With your dog? And not too steep? Try the Washington Trails Association's handy "hike finder" map (www.wta.org/go-outside/map), which includes a filter you can use to check the hike features you want — like fall foliage, summits, wildflowers, campsites and kid-friendliness.
Effective immediately, Walla Walla Choral Society members wishing to rehearse and perform will be required to show written proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, said WWCS Board of Directors President Bob Schumacher in a release.
The Fort Walla Walla Museum After Hours program will feature a talk by Kathryn Witherington of Downtown Walla Walla Foundation from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30.
The 2021 independent film "East of the Mountains," showing at Gesa Power House Theatre, follows Ben Givens (Tom Skerritt), a retired heart surgeon and recent widower who learns he has terminal cancer.
Free admission, free parking and free-flowing memories will be among the attractions as BJ the DJ spins some of the biggest hits from 65 souvenir years ago at the 172nd installment of Oldies Night from 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, at fellowship hall of Wesley United Methodist Church, 816 South Main St. in Milton-Freewater.
Keri Newman created the Twisted Orca series of children’s books, including “I am 99/A Southern Resident Orca Story.” The fun book kit on orca and salmon conservation can be downloaded for free as a PDF.
Maryhill Museum of Art’s Collaborative Art Project will bring together artists and communities along the Columbia River, including near Walla Walla, in summer 2022.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Lights and Lasers will return to Canyon Springs Golf Course, 199 Canyon Springs Road, on the nights of Oct. 8-10.
Dick Phillips will give the Oct. 3 Living History presentation of pioneer entrepreneur John Boyer at 2 p.m. at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 NE Myra Road.
Gesa Power House Theatre presents An Evening with George Winston on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.
Retired detective Clark Schwartzkopf will be signing copies of his book from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at at Book & Game Co., 38 E Main St., Walla Walla, to sign copies of his new nonfiction, a true crime work called, “Random Recreational Violence: The True Story of the Serial Killings that Terrorized the Phoenix Area.”
SPOKANE — The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture's fall lineup of exhibit includes "Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection," "Continuous Lines: Selections from the Joe Feddersen Collection" and "Awakenings: Traditional Canoes and Calling the Salmon Home.
A Picnic in the Park fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is planned for 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in Pioneer Park, 940 E Alder St.
Previously called the Gran Fondo, the Providence St. Mary Foundation-sponsored 17th annual #FINISHCANCER Walk. Run. Ride fundraiser will be Saturday, Sept. 25, with a drive-thru goodie bag pickup event at the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center that day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
WESTON — Friends of Weston Library will take their annual used book sale to the sidewalk. The sale will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in front of the Weston Library, 108 E Main St.
Frenchtown Historic Site's free benefit Rendezvous 2021 will be from 2-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25 at 8364 Old Highway 12. Wine will be bid on at the silent auction to support the historic site's endeavors. The silent auction will end at 4 p.m.
The Liberty Theater in Dayton will host the 24th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival at the theater from Friday, Sept. 24-Sunday, Sept. 26, and Tuesday, Sept. 28. The theater is located at 344 E. Main St.
The Whitman College Department of Theater and Dance will open its 2021-22 season with Lauren Gunderson's "The Revolutionists," a scintillating comedy set during the French Revolution.
"After not finding an age-appropriate and fun chess book for my kids, I decided to write one," said Tiffany Dunham, who grew up in College Place and lives part time in Seattle and Cannon Beach, Oregon. The result is "The 8th Pawn," a new children’s book illustrated by Mousam Banerjee that introduces children as young as 2 to the game's basics.
COLUMN: Painter Cathy Gottschalk of Deary, Idaho, discovered her experience with watercolor and its use changed from being an aversion to her preferred medium.
Walla Walla and surrounding communities have abundant outdoor art to explore.
Rosie Cerquone and Co. will give a free outdoor concert from 4:30-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, in front of Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave. Folding chairs will be provided, but patrons are welcome to bring their own chairs. The street will be closed to vehicle traffic.
The free, family friendly Zaniac Comedy Show will be outdoors from 2-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave.
Head out on the "grueling" Point 5 K — that's 546.8 yards, 1,640.4 feet or 0.3 of a mile — and help raise funds for Walla Walla Sunrise Rotary’s event to benefit the Walla Walla Valley Disability Network.