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Talks/Lectures
“Black Carnival: How the Black experience created a tradition” A Lecture by Kim Coleman
Please join us for a talk by Kim Coleman, a native New Orleanian, historian, storyteller, and photographer and the Curatorial Manager and Education Specialist at the McKenna Museums. Her lecture will provide an overview of how racism sparked separate cultural experiences during the carnival season in New Orleans. This event is co-sponsored by Africana and Black Studies, the Black Student Union, the Diversity and Equity Center, and the Museum of Culture and Environment at CWU.
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Children, Craft Show, For the Family, Education, Fair/Festival, Nature
24th Annual Lakeside Gem and Mineral Show
Features 12 dealers, 40 displays, demonstrations, kid activities, door prizes, silent auctions, geode cracking, and much more. Come see precious gemstones, minerals, jewelry, fossils, meteorites, special exhibits, and local collections. It’s a fun family event.
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Benefit/Fundraiser
56th Annual AAUW Book Sale
The 56th Annual AAUW (American Association of University Women) Book Sale will be held February 21-23, 2020, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, 6 W. Rose St, in Walla Walla. Sale hours will be Friday and Saturday, 9 am – 7 pm; and Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm. The Book Sale features a huge selection (approximately 40,000) of high-quality paperback and hardback fiction and nonfiction books, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books, in addition to collectibles. Patrons can find books for their own reading pleasure, as well as gifts, such as coffee table books, cookbooks, golden oldies or the latest best seller. The books are organized into 40 well-marked categories, including fiction, history, cookbooks, self-help, biographies, military history, western fiction, religion, art, science fiction, local history, sports, animals and many more. Shoppers will find the largest selection ever of science fiction/fantasy books, graphic novels and manga, approximately 3000 titles. Big donations this year have resulted in a larger-than-usual collection of military nonfiction (especially military aircraft and weapons), a beautiful variety of books on classic cars (located in the how-to/auto section), and books on airplanes, which can be found in the science category. Prices range from $.50 to $4 for most items (children’s $.50, CDs $1.00, DVDs $2.00, paperbacks $2.50, hardbacks $4.00, audio books $4.00). Collectibles are priced individually. Credit and debit cards will be accepted, in addition to check or cash payments. Children (14 and younger) each receive one free book of their choosing from the picture or chapter book categories.
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Children's Theatre
ACT Presents Freaky Friday: The Musical
The Academy of Children’s Theatre is performing a musical production of Disney’s “Freaky Friday” for two consecutive weekends beginning February 21. The show performs on February 21 and 29 at 7 p.m. and on February 22, 23, 29, and March 1 at 3 p.m. All performances or at the ACT studio, located at 213 Wellsian Way in Richland. Based on Broadway’s Disney musical version of “Freaky Friday”, the cast features 34 youth actors and six adults. In the lead role as Ellie is Tayler Riley, who follows in the famous footsteps of Jodie Foster and Lindsey Lohan. Playing her mother Catherine is Ann Archer. Director is Josh Darby. The warm-hearted and hilarious plot explores the adventures the mother and daughter experience when they magically swap bodies and have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, both learn the true power of love and the strength of the bond between a mother and daughter in this engaging musical production. Reserved seating tickets are now available on line at www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org, by calling 509-943-6027. Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors (65+) and youth (13-18), and $10 for children ages 12 and under. The show is recommended for the entire family, with a running time of about an hour.
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Talks/Lectures
Adult Mental Health First Aid
A person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. For information or to register, call (509) 943-8455 or visit www.kadlec.org/knrc
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Ballroom
Afternoon Ballroom Dancing
Dance or listen to your favorite music by the Easy Swing Dance Band.
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Ballroom, Jazz, Swing
Afternoon Jazz/Swing for dancing or listening at the Pasco Eagles
Dance or listen to your favorite tunes with live jazz/swing music.
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Talks/Lectures
Alzheimer's Program: Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH. An education program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association and Kadlec Neurological Resource Center. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. April 14, 2020 2:00pm-4:00pm Kadlec Healthplex Call to reserve your seat: (509) 943-8455.
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Art Show
American Women's History at the Gallery, "HERSTORY through ART"
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. Allied Arts in Richland will be exhibiting "HERSTORY through ART", February 4 - 28 with Artist Reception on February 9. The primary focus of this exhibit is the history of the suffrage movement in Washington State, women's history and American suffrage history. Artwork will be shown in a variety of media, including paintings, collages, quilts, sculpture and ceramics. During the Artist Reception on Sunday, February 9, the Mastersingers will perform selections from their upcoming concert, "Votes for Women: Voices for All," celebrating the centennial of United States women's suffrage. Richland Players will be showcasing period costumes and the League of Women Voters will act as judges for the show and present awards to the winners.
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Art Talk
Artist Lecture and Reception: Juventino Aranda
Artist Lecture: Thursday March 12th at 5pm in L102 Closing Reception: Thursday March 12th at 6pm in the gallery Juventino Aranda was born and raised in Eastern Washington, and currently lives and works in Walla Walla, Washington. Aranda’s work investigates the complexities surrounding the politics of immigration, personal experiences and identity. He is represented by the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, Washington, with his first solo show “Weed the Lawn and Feed the Roses”. In 2016 he was the recipient of the James W. Ray Venture Project Award. His work is part of numerous private and public collections including the Tacoma Art Museum and the Microsoft Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art from Eastern Washington University. Aranda is at the intersection of Mexican and American. Not Hispanic or Latino yet feels the effects of the Spanish conquest still over 500 years later. A search for self-identity informs his process as it relates to Pre-Columbian Mexico and the social, political, and economic struggles of this late capitalistic American Dream.
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