Welcome to our Blue Zones Project
Walla Walla Valley Events Page!

All this month, explore the habits that help people live longer, better with Blue Zones Project. Join us for free, community-wide events, where you’ll learn about Blue Zones Project and how it will help Walla Walla Valley residents connect, eat wisely, move naturally, and adopt the right outlook.

Blue Zones Project helps communities across the country make the healthy choice the easy choice, and this month, we’re organizing dozens of opportunities for local residents to learn more, get moving and connect with each other and Blue Zones Project – both virtually and in-person. Explore and register below!

CONNECT

Research shows that belonging and meaningful connection add years to our lives. Connect with Blue Zones Project—and the friends and family who love and support you—for a free outdoor movie night during our first week of events.  

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Outdoor Movie Night Walla Walla June 5, 7 - 10 p.m.

Reserve your tickets for an outdoor screening of Disney’s Coco on June 5 at the Mill Creek Sports Complex in Walla Walla. Bring blankets, chairs and a snack! Food trucks will open beginning at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk.
Seating is limited. Register to reserve your socially distanced space!


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Outdoor Movie Night College Place June 6, 7 - 10 p.m.

Reserve your tickets for an outdoor screening of Disney’s Finding Nemo on June 6 at Lions Park in College Place. Bring blankets, chairs and a snack! Food trucks will open beginning at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk.
Seating is limited. Register to reserve your socially distanced space!


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Eat wisely

Eating wisely to increase your health and longevity is all about incorporating plant-based foods, paying attention to fullness cues and communing with friends. Throughout the week of June 6, explore the delicious plant-based dining options across Walla Walla Valley and take part in cooking demonstrations from beloved local chefs.

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Healthy Cooking Demonstration Live on Zoom! June 8, 4:00 p.m.

Whether you’re an experienced home cook or a novice, learn new skills to make the healthy choice the delicious choice with this free virtual cooking demonstration. Local chef Ian Williams from Caprio Cellars will teach you how to incorporate more whole grains, beans, nuts and produce into your cooking.

Get Cooking!

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Healthy Cooking Demonstration College Place Farmer's Market June 10, 5:00 p.m.

Join us right at the source of fresh produce for a live cooking demonstration with Walla Walla Valley chef Yara Irizarry from Wingman. Chef Irizarry will prepare a delicious plant-based meal that you can make at home, and we’ll share tips for preparing and choosing healthier meals and snacks.


Get Cooking!

Move naturally

When your environment makes it safe and convenient to use active transportation—that is, walking or cycling—the healthy choice becomes the easy choice. During the week of June 14, lace up your walking shoes to discover how Blue Zones Project is helping Walla Walla Valley move naturally. Join one of Walla Walla Valley’s inaugural Walking Moais (a moai is a group of like-minded people who gather for a similar purpose, like walking!) or tour your neighborhood and learn how we’re working to make walking and biking safer and easier with a 45-minute community walkability assessment led by local leaders.

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Walking Moai, Village Church College Place
June 13, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Take your first steps toward better health with Blue Zones Project. Try out a Walking Moai this week! Take an invigorating walk in a small group led by a Moai leader. If you enjoy it (and we think you will!), stick with us. We’ll lead walks for 10 weeks, then we’ll celebrate the healthy habits and friendships we’ve forged along our journey. Reserve your spot today.


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Walking Moai - Spanish Speaking Grace United Methodist Church June 14, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Take your first steps toward better health with Blue Zones Project. Try out a Walking Moai this week! Take an invigorating walk in a small group led by a Moai leader. If you enjoy it (and we think you will!), stick with us. We’ll lead walks for 10 weeks, then we’ll celebrate the healthy habits and friendships we’ve forged along our journey. Reserve your spot today.


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Walking Moai, Plaza on 1st Downtown Walla Walla
June 16, 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.

Take your first steps toward better health with Blue Zones Project. Try out a Walking Moai this week! Take an invigorating walk in a small group led by a Moai leader. If you enjoy it (and we think you will!), stick with us. We’ll lead walks for 10 weeks, then we’ll celebrate the healthy habits and friendships we’ve forged along our journey. Reserve your spot today.


Try a Walking Moai
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Walking Moai, Howard-Tietan Park Walla Walla
June 17, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Take your first steps toward better health with Blue Zones Project. Try out a Walking Moai this week! Take an invigorating walk in a small group led by a Moai leader. If you enjoy it (and we think you will!), stick with us. We’ll lead walks for 10 weeks, then we’ll celebrate the healthy habits and friendships we’ve forged along our journey. Reserve your spot today.


Try a Walking Moai
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Walkability Assessment Walla Walla Neighborhood June 14, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Walla Walla—our walkable community: Participate in a community walkability assessment of a Walla Walla neighborhood led by City of Walla Walla and area leaders. Learn how our community leaders are working to improve our built environment to make it safer and easier to bike and walk, and how Blue Zones Project will support these efforts. Reserve your spot today. Spanish translation available.


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Walkability Assessment College Place Neighborhood June 17, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

College Place—our walkable community: Participate in a community walkability assessment of a College Place neighborhood led by City of College Place and area leaders. Learn how our community leaders are working to improve our built environment to make it safer and easier to bike and walk, and how Blue Zones Project will support these efforts. Reserve your spot today. Spanish translation available.


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Walkability Assessment Walla Walla Neighborhood June 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Walla Walla—our walkable community: Participate in a community walkability assessment of a Walla Walla neighborhood led by City of Walla Walla and area leaders. Learn how our community leaders are working to improve our built environment to make it safer and easier to bike and walk, and how Blue Zones Project will support these efforts. Reserve your spot today. Spanish translation available.

Explore Walkability

RIGHT OUTLOOK

Having the right outlook—living with intention and mindfulness—will add years to your life and life to your years. Join Blue Zones Project for a virtual meditation session, yoga in the park or a Purpose Workshop during the week of June 21. Whether you need tools to help manage stress or want to better connect your individual strengths to your role in the broader community, this week’s events can help you adopt the Right Outlook to Live Longer, Better.

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Finding your Purpose Virtual Workshop June 21, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Blue Zones Project can help you discover your gifts and deepen your sense of purpose. Learn how to use your talents more fully and in new ways throughout your community. Join us for a Finding your Purpose Virtual Workshop from the comfort of your home.


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Finding your Purpose Workshop SonBridge Community Center June 23, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Blue Zones Project can help you discover your gifts and deepen your sense of purpose. Learn how to use your talents more fully and in new ways throughout your community. This workshop will have Spanish translation available. Dinner and child care will be provided. Register today!

Find your Purpose
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Finding your Purpose Virtual Workshop June 25, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Blue Zones Project can help you discover your gifts and deepen your sense of purpose. Learn how to use your talents more fully and in new ways throughout your community. Join us for a Finding your Purpose Virtual Workshop from the comfort of your home.


Find your Purpose
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Yoga in the Park Lions Park June 24, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Whether you’ve never tried yoga or you practice daily, join Blue Zones Project and your community for Yoga in the Park. Stretch your way through gentle poses and learn how downshifting—managing stress and taking time to relax—can improve your health. Bring your friends and a mat or towel for this free class!

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Yoga in the Park Pioneer Park by S. Division St. June 25, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Whether you’ve never tried yoga or you practice daily, join Blue Zones Project and your community for Yoga in the Park. Stretch your way through gentle poses and learn how downshifting—managing stress and taking time to relax—can improve your health. Bring your friends and a mat or towel for this free class!


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Yoga in the Park Washington Park June 26, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Whether you’ve never tried yoga or you practice daily, join Blue Zones Project and your community for Yoga in the Park. Stretch your way through gentle poses and learn how downshifting—managing stress and taking time to relax—can improve your health. Bring your friends and a mat or towel for this free class!

Stretch and De-stress

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Virtual Meditations

You may have heard that meditation is good for you, but have you ever tried it? We can help you get started. Try out our library of free virtual meditations when you need a break. Just a few minutes of downshifting during your busy day can reduce chronic stress and inflammation.

Take a breath, take a break

COMING SOON

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More Fun Coming This Summer!

Stay tuned for more exciting, healthy, family-friendly events. Check our events page often for the latest coming your way!