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Take a tour of Walla Walla kitchens

WALLA WALLA -- Owners of eight Walla Walla homes are inviting you into their kitchens on Oct. 5 for the sixth annual Kitchen Tour.

The tour is organized by the American Association of University Women of Walla Walla, which uses the profits to help pay for scholarships and other educational projects.

The focus this year is "green building" and highlights the energy saving efforts made by the homeowners in creating their kitchens.

Both new construction and remodeled kitchens are on this year's tour, and the houses range from nearly new to historic. Two houses rely on geo-thermal technology for climate control, while another is entirely lit with energy-efficient bulbs.

The vintage kitchen of two Walla Walla area artists shows their creative re-use of furniture, old appliances and other "found" materials.

If you're in Walla Walla before Oct. 5, tickets are being sold at Earthlight Books, 321 E. Main St.; Bright's Candy, 11 E. Main St., and Destination Grill, 416 N. 2nd Ave.

Cost is $20 per person.

The self-guided tour begins at Destination Grill. Advance ticket holders can pick up tour booklets with descriptions of the kitchens and a map from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tickets also will be available at Destination Grill during that time.

Kitchens on the tour are open from noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, call chairman Jenny Romine, 509-525-1104.

Other area tours: Dayton On Tour set for Oct. 11-12

DAYTON -- Watch a live raku demonstration, enjoy the work of 22 artists and tour Dayton's historic homes, library and depot during Dayton On Tour Oct. 11-12.

The art will be displayed both days from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be an artists' reception from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Historic Dayton Depot, 222 E. Commercial St. The raku demonstration will be 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Depot.

On Sunday several private homes, the Boldman House, Dayton Library and the Depot will be open for tours. Tickets are $10 per person and include a guidebook with locations and details of the featured homes and buildings.

Purchase tickets in advance by calling 509-382-2026, or at the Depot. They will also be sold at the Depot the day of the tour.

For more information, go to www.historicdayton.com or call 800-882-6299.

* Loretto J. Hulse: 582-1513; lhulse@tricityherald.com.