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Liberty Theater Façade Upgrade Planned

DAYTON - A large scale restoration project on the theater’s marquee and façade begins on Thursday, June 21, however the theater will remain open through the duration of the work. More information can be found at www.libertythea...

 

Task Force Receives Grant for Caboose Park

DAYTON – The Sherwood Trust of Walla Walla announced that it has awarded a $65,000 grant to the Dayton Development Task Force. The funds will be used for development of a park in the area near the caboose and playground west of the Dayton Historic...

 

Chamber Music Festival Rehearsal

DAYTON – The Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival will hold a rehearsal, open to the public, on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Liberty Theater on Dayton’s Main Street. Monday’s rehearsal will feature Strauss’ Metamorphosen String Septet. The...

 

Vacation Bible School in Starbuck

STARBUCK – The Starbuck Community Church is offering a vacation bible school Monday through Thursday next week at the church, on Main Street. Kids age 4 through 6th grade are invited to attend. The VBS will run from 9 to 11:45 each day. The theme...

 

Saint-Jean Baptiste Day Celebration

WALLA WALLA – The Frenchtown Historical Foundation will hold its seventh annual Saint-Jean Baptiste Day Celebration on Saturday. It will be held at the Frenchtown Historic Site on Old Highway 12, two miles west of the Whitman Mission. This...

 

Water Aerobics in Prescott

DAYTON – The Dayton Water Aerobics class will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week, beginning, June 18, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.at the Prescott Pool. Participants do not need to be able to swim to enjoy the class. The water exercises...

 

Small Business Development Consultation in Dayton

DAYTON – Entrepreneurs at any stage of running their small business are invited to attend a free session with Joe Jacobs, of the Walla Walla Small Business Development Center. The session will be held June 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Port of...

 

Community Health Conversations in June

DAYTON – Community Health Conversations is sponsoring a forum on community health at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Youth Building on June 25 at 5 p.m. The forum is being presented in partnership with the Blue Mountain Community Foundation, the...

 

Kids' Summer Film Series at the Liberty

DAYTON – If you’re looking for fun activities to keep kids entertained this summer, Dayton’s Liberty Theater is stepping in to help. Its Summer Film Series, featuring six PG classics, shown over a six-week period, starts next week. “Smurfs...

 

Free Kids' Theater Camp

DAYTON – “Playing with Shakespeare,” a free kids’ theater camp led by Patti Jo Amerein, is being offered at the Liberty Theater June 16-20. Amerein will be joined by a classically-trained actor and drama teacher for the camp. Students aged...

 

Walla Walla Co. to Hold Comp Plan Open Houses

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla County Community Development Department will hold two public open house events next week. The purpose of these open houses is to provide information to county residents about the upcoming county comprehensive plan and...

 

CORRECTION

In our article about the Columbia County Treasurer’s race in last week’s Times we said that Carla Rowe is a member of the Columbia County Fair Board. That is incorrect. She is a member of the Fair Float Committee, not the Fair...

 

Dayton High Graduation Saturday

DAYTON – Dayton High School class of 2018 will hold its graduation ceremony Saturday at 1 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the high school gym. A reception will follow the ceremony on the front lawn of the high school....

 

Flag Retirement Ceremony june 14

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg American Legion and Auxiliary will host a flag retirement ceremony on Flag Day, June 14 at 8 p.m., at the Waitsburg City Cemetery Veterans Memorial. Anyone with worn or tattered flags that need to be disposed of may bring...

 

Waitsburg Livestock Show This Weekend

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg’s annual Livestock Show and Fair will take place at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds this weekend. Events begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. and continue through 2 p.m. Sunday. The 64-year-old tradition includes all manner of livestock...

 

City Seeks Parks and Rec Board Members

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Council is seeking members for the newly activated Waitsburg Parks and Recreation District board. Anyone interested in volunteering to be on the board, write grants or help in general, is invited to attend a parks...

 

Waitsburg Graduation Ceremony Friday night

WAITSBURG - Waitsburg High School graduating seniors will receive their diplomas during graduation ceremonies Friday evening at 8 p.m. Graduation will be held at the Waitsburg High Gymnasium at 421 Coppei. Baccalaureate services will be Thursday at...

 

Dayton high Graduation June 9

DAYTON – Dayton High School will hold its graduation ceremony Saturday, June 9, at 1 p.m. in the high school gym. A reception will follow on the front lawn of the high school. The Times will have more coverage of Dayton High graduation in our June...

 

Parent to Parent Picnic Sunday

DAYTON - Parent to Parent is hosting a family picnic at the Dayton City Park on Sunday at 4 p.m., for families with special needs children. Parent to Parent is sponsored by the Walla Walla Valley Disability Network, a nonprofit whose mission is to...

 

CORRECTION

In a news brief last week, we announced incorrectly that the Prescott Pool opened for the season Memorial Day weekend. However, the pool was open for that weekend only. The official season opening for the Prescott Pool is June 9 at...

 

Prescott Pool Opens this Weekend

PRESCOTT – Prescott Parks and Recreation has announced that the Prescott swimming pool will open for the season on Saturday, weather permitting. The pool will operate from noon to 7 p.m. through Monday. Gate fees this year will be $5 for adults,...

 

Food Drive Challenge Tuesday

WAITSBURG –Pastors Bret Moser, of the Waitsburg Presbyterian Church, and Matthew Wyatt, of the Waitsburg Christian Church will park a flatbed truck in front of Waitsburg Grocery, on Main Street, at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. The pair plan to sit with the...

 

FFA Banquet Monday

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg FFA will hold its annual banquet Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Waitsburg Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room. This year’s attendees to the State FFA Convention will be honored....

 

Waitsburg Memorial Day Program

WAITSBURG- The community is invited to honor veterans at the annual American Legion and Auxiliary’s Veteran’s Memorial Wall Program in the Waitsburg City Cemetery on Monday, May 28’ at 11 a.m.  Family members who have received a flag for...

 

Warren Fund Grant Deadline May 25

WALLA WALLA – Applications for grants from the Warren Community Action Fund will be accepted until May 25. They should be submitted online at Blue Mountain Community Foundation’s website, www.bluemountainfoundation.org. Applications for grants... Full story

 

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