Etcetera - 02/02/11

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers face off on Sunday, a family friendly venue for Super Bowl game viewing will be provided by Walla Walla Elks Lodge 287.

Members of the lodge will host a community Super Bowl party beginning at noon at 351 E. Rose St. Open to public, there is an $8 entry fee. The game will be viewable by projection onto the large screen and on several other large-screen TVs, said Keith Burghardt with Elks public relations.

The entry fee will include an all-you-can-eat taco and nacho buffet with other snacks/sides, Keith said. Prizes and giveaways are also in the offing.

Family seating for all ages will be featured and there will be drink specials, pre-game contests and more. Additional information is available at 525-2870 or e-mail Keith at kburghardt@communitybanknet.com.

Calling all books and readers: Members of the Walla Walla branch of AAUW are seeking donations for their 36th annual book sale.

The event starts at noon Feb. 18 and continues until 4 p.m. Feb. 20, member Kathy Foster said via e-mail.

Donations of lightly used books from the community will be displayed in the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center ballroom. AAUW has been receiving generous donations of books for the past year.

Drop boxes around town have been full of books on a wide range of topics, Kathy said. They've been sorted into categories, boxed and readied for the sale. "This year the selection and the quality are better than ever. This is the sale for book lovers and treasure hunters," she added.

Prices range from 50 cents to $3, with special collector's volumes priced individually.

Each child attending will receive a free children's book of their choosing. Cash and checks will be accepted. All of the proceeds support community education projects and scholarships. For more details about AAUW, its mission, activities and events, visit aauw-wallawalla.org .

The University of New Haven named Samantha Gormsen of Pomeroy to its fall semester dean's list. Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA for the semester to be eligible for the list.

A leader in experiential education, UNH in West Haven, Conn., provides students with a combination of solid liberal arts and real-world, hands-on professional training. Founded in 1920, UNH is a private university with an enrollment of more than 5,900.

Western Washington University in Bellingham released the names of the 2010 fall quarter honor roll and degree recipients, including three students from Walla Walla.

WWU's honor roll includes Mariana Cains, with a 4.0 GPA; and Timothy Duffy and Julia Matschukat, both on the honor roll.

Kaylee Marie Knowles earned a bachelor's in community health from WWU and was awarded a diploma.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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