Our picks of Events on Campus –– Oct. 9-16

Connor Guy

Italian Heritage Days Festa

For those not planning to leave Walla Walla during fall break, it’s worth checking out the 24th  annual Festa Italiana, put on by Walla Walla’s Italian Heritage Association. Come for the mouthwatering Italian foods on sale in the festival’s many booths; stay for the fun activities like traditional Italian dancing, music, bocce ball and a grape-stomping competition. These daytime activities are free, but staying for the $25 dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday just might be worth it, with items like stuffed pork chops, handmade meatballs and chicken parmesan on the menu. Saturday 10 a.m.––4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.––3 p.m. at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds. To buy dinner tickets or for more information, call Pam Elia at 509-629-2866.

Whitman Composers Concert

Each year, students in the music department’s composition class showcase their best work at this concert, which is always a favorite. Before heading out of town for fall break, don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear your classmates’ musical ideas in action. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. –– 9 p.m. in Chism Recital Hall. Free.