Events

Events

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

Blue Zones Project helps communities across the country make the healthy choice the easy choice. 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 for our free events below!

 

WANT TO DO SOMETHING RIGHT NOW?

Visit our exciting virtual Cooking Classes page! Enjoy following along with professional chefs, nutritionists, and friends as they make healthy and delicious meals - today!

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS 
MOVE NATURALLY

 

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Volunteer and Learn about the Flood Structures of Mill Creek, Sept. 24, 10 - 11:30 a.m. 

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    We will be walking a mile in a ranger's shoes and learning more about what makes the Mill Creek Project special to the US army Corps of Engineers. On the walk back we will be taking our time to clean up trash on the trail.

    Register

 

OCTOBER EVENTS 
RIGHT OUTLOOK

 

IMG_1107Volunteer to Stuff Fliers in Bags for Care and Share Food Drive, Oct. 3, 9 a.m. - noon  BMAC Food Bank, 921 Cherry St., Walla Walla, WA  

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    Join local real estate agents to help with the Share and Care Food Drive. Agents need help stuffing fliers into bags to leave at local  residences for the food drive. 

    Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes and bring water to drink!

    Register

 

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  • Learn More and Register

    Produce RX is a program, prescribed by your doctor, that helps folks add more fruits and veggies into their diets. Even if your doctor has not prescribed Produce RX for you, you are welcome to join the free cooking classes every month at Providence Southgate in the main auditorium in the large building.

    Chef Heidi McFarley will use in-season produce to create healthy and delicious recipes. You will be able to sample her creations and take the recipes home!

    Register

 

Rogers Logo Rogers Bakery & Cafe BZP Approval Celebration, Oct. 6, 4 - 5:30 p.m., 116 N. College Ave. College Place, WA

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    Join the Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce and members of the Blue Zones Project team as they host the ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate. The café will have samples of new menu items and give tours during the event. 

    Kelli Leen, owner and manager of Roger’s Bakery & Café, worked with the Blue Zones Project team to enhance the café's environment and menu to make it easier for patrons to make healthy choices. Leen created a new kid’s menu including delicious options such as: avocado toast, a hummus and veggie plate, and turkey sliders. She also added a bike rack outside to encourage folks to walk or ride their bike to the café for lunch.  

    Come to the event and see and taste the changes.  No registration necessary.

 

IMG_3066Nature Walks Lead by Mike Denny. Oct. 6 - Nov. 10, 7:45 a.m., meet at Eastgate Lions Park, Tacoma St. by the Fire Dept. Walla Walla, WA

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    Enjoy several nature walks with the ever-delightful Mike Denny. He will point out birds, plants, and all sorts of historical information during each walk. He's an encyclopedia of interesting information.

    There will be a series of six walks where you can watch the fall foliage change.  Plan to walk for about an hour at a moderate pace. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the weather and water to drink.

    If you register, you are signing up for all 6 walks. If you can't make each one, that's okay, just let Mike know.

    Register

 

mental health, newsletterFree Mental Health First Aid Training, October 18, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., SonBridge, 1200 SE 12th St.,  College Place, WA

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    Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

    Topics Covered:

    • Depression and mood disorders
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Trauma
    • Psychosis
    • Substance use disorders

    Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

    FREE LUNCH PROVIDED

    Register

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS 
RIGHT OUTLOOK

 

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Produce RX Cooking Class, Nov. 1, 6 - 7 p.m. with Chef Heidi McFarley, Providence Southgate, 1025 S. 2nd Ave., Main Auditorium

  • Learn More and Register

    Produce RX is a program, prescribed by your doctor, that helps folks add more fruits and veggies into their diets. Even if you're not prescribed Produce RX, you are able to join the free cooking classes every month.

    Chef Heidi McFarley will use in-season produce to create healthy and delicious recipes. You will be able to sample her creations and take the recipes home!

    Register

 

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Women's Empowerment Brunch Purpose Workshop, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. - noon, Sonbridge, 1200 SE 12th St., College Place, WA

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    Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Blue Zones Project and AAUW present: Women's Empowerment Brunch | Purpose Workshop.  Help us officially kick off the return of Women in Business by joining us for brunch and a two hour workshop lead by Rebecca Thorpe, Engagement Lead for Blue Zones Project- Walla Walla Valley.

    This event is free to attend but limited to 50 guests and you must be registered.  If the event sells out, be sure to add your name to the wait list to be notified of any openings or additional workshops.

    Register

 

smokeoutGreat American Smokeout / Purpose Workshop, Nov. 17, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., SonBridge, 1200 SE 12th St.,  College Place, WA

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    The American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November (November 17), challenging smokers to give up cigarettes for 24 hours. If you or a loved one smokes cigarettes, consider joining the movement, and take the first step toward quitting cigarettes forever!

    On this special day, consider registering for our Purpose Workshop. Instead of smoking, spend a couple hours finding out what your gifts are and how you can use them toward your life's purpose. Figure out what makes you tick and how that can benefit you, your loved ones, and your community. It may be the first step on your smoke free journey.

    Don't have a babysitter? Activities are available for kids!  Food will be served as well as gifts for participants!

    Learn more about the Great American Smokeout

    Register

     

     

 

holiday-theme-seniors1Volunteer to Deck the Halls, Decorate Whitman Place Assisted Living Community,  Nov. 30, 4 - 6 p.m., 1018 Whitman St., Walla Walla, WA

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    Volunteer to bring some holiday cheer to our friends living at Whitman Place. Volunteers will go to the center and decorate the halls with festive fun provided by the facility.

    No experience necessary - supervised children are welcome.

    Register

 

DECEMBER EVENTS 
RIGHT OUTLOOK

 

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Produce RX Cooking Class, Dec. 6, 6 - 7 p.m. with Chef Heidi McFarley, Providence Southgate, 1025 S. 2nd Ave., Main Auditorium

  • Learn More and Register

    Produce RX is a program, prescribed by your doctor, that helps folks add more fruits and veggies into their diets. Even if you're not prescribed Produce RX, you are able to join the free cooking classes every month.

    Chef Heidi McFarley will use in-season produce to create healthy and delicious recipes. You will be able to sample her creations and take the recipes home!

    Register