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July 4th Fundraiser

DAYTON – Dayton’s Best Western Plus Hotel & Suites will be hosting a second-annual Fourth-of-July barbecue fundraiser on July 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the hotel patio. The barbecue will include a hamburger or hotdog, chips, choice of side salad,...

 

VSP Public Input Sought

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – The Walla Walla County Conservation District is seeking public input before submitting the new Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) to the state level for review. The plan outlines a strategy for protecting both critical areas...

 

Horse Clinic

The 2017 Buck Brannaman Horse Clinic will be held at the Columbia County fairgrounds on June 29-July 2. Colt Starting will be held on June 29 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and on June 30-July 2 from 9 a.m. - noon. Horsemanship will be held on June 30-July 2...

 

Ceramic artist at Wenaha Gallery

Walla Walla Ceramic artist Shelia Coe will have her work on display at the Wenaha Gallery (219 E. Main) in Dayton through Sat., July 15. Coe is knowns for her winsome, charming sculptures of animals and people....

 

Resiliency Speaker at Cordiner Hall

WALLA WALLA – Dr Kenneth Ginsburg, author of Raising Kids to Thrive and Building Resilience in Children and Teens will give a free community presentation on June 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Cordiner Hall at Whitman College. Free childcare and Spanish...

 

Dying Wishes Workshop

WALLA WALLA – Providence St. Mary Medical Center will offer a free public Advance Care Directive Roundup on June 16 to help people create written plans to ensure that their family members know and honor their wishes in their final days. The roudup...

 

Fair Board Opening Deadline Extended

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – County commissioners have extended the application to serve on the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days Board from June 1 to June 30. The new appointment will take over when Linda Miller steps down in September. Board members...

 

Waitsburg Livestock Show & Fair is Saturday

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg will hold its 63rd annual Livestock Show and Fair at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds on Sat., June 10. The community is encouraged to come and check out the livestock and tractor driving competitions, educational displays, and...

 

Sainte-Jean Baptiste Day

WALLA WALLA – The Frenchtown Historical Foundation Board invites the public to enjoy the Annual Sainte-Jean Baptiste Day Celebration on June 24, from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Frenchtown Historical Site, located at 8364 Old Highway 12, Walla...

 

Fort Walla Walla Days

WALLA WALLA – Fort Walla Walla’s two-day summer event will take place June 10-11. Visitors can immerse themselves in local history as the clock is turned back and they enter a world of early pioneers, explorers, and fur traders. The Erikson...

 

YWCA Fun Factory

WAITSBURG – The YWCA will bring arts, crafts, and outdoor games for kids in Waitsburg beginning on June 26 and running through Aug. 7. The Fun Factory will visit Preston Park from 2:30 – 4 p.m. every Monday, with fun activities for kids ages...

 

Dayton Aquacise Classes

DAYTON – The Dayton City Pool will offer Aquacise classes beginning Mon., June 19. There will be two sessions each weekday, from noon – 1 p.m. and from 5-6 p.m.. The cost is $3/day, per session, or $60 for an individual season pass. Classes are...

 

AARP Safe Driver Classes

WALLA WALLA –AARP Smart Driver Classes will be held at Walla Walla General Hospital (1025 S. 2nd Ave., Walla Walla) on June 26 and 27 from 1-5 p.m. The class fee is $20 and AARP members receive a $5 discount. Call (509) 522-2424 to register. Learn...

 

County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Opening

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – County commissioners are seeking applicants to fill a position on the County Lodging Tax Advisory committee. The opening must be filled by a member who who is a representative of businesses required to collect lodging tax....

 

Retirement Open House

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School Board is hosting a retirement party for Waitsburg School District retirees on Wed., June 7 from 4-6 p.m. in the elementary school multipurpose room. Community members, staff, and students are invited to say goodbye...

 

Dayton School Surplus Sale

DAYTON – The Dayton School District will hold a surplus sale on Tues., June 13 from 9-4 p.m. and Wed., June 14 from 9-2 p.m.. Sale items will be in the parking lot between the high school and gym and on the tennis court. Sale items include: desks,...

 

Christian Women's Luncheon

WAITSBURG – Ladies are invited to meet in Judy Jackson’s garden (825 Highway 261, Starbuck) at 11:30 p.m. on June 14 for the June Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon. The June theme is “From Darkness to a Life of Hope.” Speaker Brenda...

 

Rural Library Board Opening

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – Walla Walla County Commissioners are announcing an opening on the Walla Walla County Rural Library Baord of Trustees, to final unexpired term, as member Andrea Berglin has submitted her resignation. The term will expire Jan....

 

Touchet River Run

DAYTON – The 35th Annual Touchet River Run will take place on Memorial Day, Mon., May 29th at the Dayton High School Gymnasium. Short course participants will leave at 9:30 a.m. and standard course participants will leave at 10 a.m. Registration...

 

Dayton Businesses Attend WW Business Forum

DAYTON – Brad McMasters, the Port of Columbia’s Economic Development Coordinator attended the fifth-annual Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Summit on May 12 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, along with two local business owners,...

 

Columbia County Public Hearings

DAYTON - Public hearings regarding the following issues will take place in the Columbia County Courthouse 3rd floor courtroom: Event Center on North Touchet Road - Fri., May 19, 1 p.m. RV Park on North Touchet Road - Wed., May 24, 10 a.m. Cannabis...

 

Memorial Day Program

WAITSBURG – The community is invited to honor veterans at the annual American Legion Veteran’s Memorial Wall Program in the Waitsburg City Cemetery on Mon., May 29 at 11 a.m. Among the service members honored this year are David Just and...

 

Free Dental Van Visits

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg Resource Center will sponsor three upcoming visits from Northwest Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Clinic on June 30, August 18, and September 22 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The van will be located the Banner Bank...

 

WDFW Management Plan Meeting

WAITSBURG – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is developing a new management plan for the Blue Mountains Wildlife Areas and is seeking public input at a meeting at Waitsburg Town Hall on Wed., May 24 from 6-8 p.m. The Blue Mountain...

 

Rainbow Lake to Close for Construction

DAYTON - Rainbow Lake, in the W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area will be closed from June 1 through mid-September for a construction project, according to Washington State Department of Wildlife officials. Campground three will be closed during the...

 

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