Join us for “Jazz & Wine Among Friends”, a benefit to support Friends of Children of Walla Walla

Aug_24_2012Walla Faces is proud to participate in the 5th annual “Jazz & Wine Among Friends”. Proceeds for this event will go directly to benefit Friends of Children of Walla Walla.

Friends of Children of Walla Walla is a local non-profit that pairs children in Walla Walla with adult mentors. Participation in mentor programs can help children communicate effectively with their parents, decrease school absences, decrease drug use, increase academic performance, increase self-confidence and more.

The various venues are staggered so that entertainment will last from 4:30pm until midnight. Walla Faces is featuring Fork in the Road, a band featuring Dr. Mark Brown, the Executive Director of Friends of Children of Walla Walla.

The venues include:

4:30-6:30: Sinclair Estate Vineyards, 109 E Main St., featuring Gary Hemenway

6:30-9:00: Walla Faces, 216 E Main St., featuring Fork in the Road

7:00-9:30: Marcy’s, Colville & Alder St., featuring the Sound Money Band

8:00-10:30: Charles Smith Wines, 35 S. Spokane St., featuring the Crawford Glenn Band

9:00-12:00: Sapolil Cellars, 15 E. Main St., Franco Paletta & the Stingers

Tickets are $25 a person for all five venues. They can be purchased at the door of any of the venues, or by stopping at the Visitor Center on Main St.

There are also “Jazz & Wine Among Friends” events on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, check out the Friends website, here.

Pairing on Main, a benefit for the Providence St. Mary Cancer Center

granfondo3Walla Faces is excited to participate in the 8th Annual Providence St. Mary Gran Fondo: Pairing on Main. This event, created to benefit people with cancer, offers an amazing opportunity to taste dishes by some of Walla Walla’s best restaurants, paired with local wines. 100% of the proceeds go to the Special Needs Fund at the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center in Walla Walla, which provides support ranging from medication to wigs to supportive undergarments for breast cancer patients. Join us on September 29, 2012 from 6-8:30pm for this inspiring celebration of our town that helps those of us most in need of assistance.

The Providence St. Mary Gran Fondo event is becoming a tradition, showing Walla Walla’s dedication to helping those in need. “Gran Fondo”, which means “the Great Ride” in Italian, is a European tradition that is perfectly captured when traveling across the beautiful eastern Washington landscape. The Pairing on Main, one component of the Providence St. Mary Gran Fondo, is the perfect way to admire the downtown area, getting the quintessential Walla Walla food and wine experience.

At each winery location, participants will have the opportunity to taste the wine and eat a small plate of perfectly paired food. Walla Faces will be matched with the Backstage Bistro.

backstage-bistroThe complete list of pairings includes:
Otis Kenyon/Green Spoon
Rotie Cellars/Brasserie Four
Chataeu Rollat/Aloha Sushi
DaMa Wines/the Marc
The Chocolate Shop/Bright’s Candy and Frosted
Sinclair Estates Vineyards/Graze
Walla Faces/Backstage Bistro

After the event, come back to Walla Faces and listen to our weekend music lineup. Ben Bullington, a Montana-based folk artist, will be playing in the Tasting Room until 9pm.

Tickets for the pairing on Main cost $40 each and can be purchased at the Cancer Center at 401 West Poplar St. They are only selling 150 tickets, so be sure to make your plans early!

In addition the Pairing on Main, Providence St. Mary has a series of other Gran Fondo events. More information about these can be found here.

Entry fees are half price for cancer survivors and for those who are still in treatment.

Not in Walla Walla? Alaska Airlines, who is sponsoring the event, is offering a special discount to get you to the Gran Fondo. Travel to Walla Walla via Alaska between September 26 and October 2 and get a 10% discount. For the discount, enter ECMU09 in the discount box.