Community Bulletin for April 25

Leavenworth Parking Study meeting
The city of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and the Chelan County Port contracted with Rick Williams Consulting (RWC) to conduct a Downtown Parking Study. The RWC team recently completed the first phase of the downtown parking study. RWC will be presenting information on the project and data findings. The public has the opportunity to learn how parking is currently working and provide an opportunity for input and comment on future strategies and opportunities for improving the downtown parking system. May 2, 6 p.m. at Leavenworth Festhalle. (e16,17)
The Buzz About Bees
Join area experts and find out everything you want to know about BEES. The last 2 in a 4-part series focus on Bee health and Bee products. Mondays May 7 and June 4, 6-7:30 p.m. The Barn @ Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division Street, Leavenworth. (e16,17)
Cascade Girls Soccer yard sale
The CHS Kodiak Girls Soccer Players are ready to earn some money for summer tournaments and training opportunities, in preparation for the 2018 fall season. Day of Sale: Saturday, April 28 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at 123 Mill St. (e16,17)
Attention part-time residents
You can make a difference in Upper Valley healthcare! Join Cascade Medical’s Part-time Resident Advisory Council meeting, 10 a.m. to noon April 21, in the Arleen Blackburn Room. The group meets two Saturdays a year to learn and share ideas about how the hospital can better serve them. All part-time residents of Leavenworth, Plain, Peshastin and Dryden are welcome to attend. Arrive early for a 9:30 a.m. meet-and-greet. RSVP with Jill Barich at 548-3431 or (e16,17)
Icicle TU meeting
The Icicle Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will feature Sam Baird, AKA  “Slammin’ Salmon”, who will demonstrate how to catch Kokanee salmon in Lake Chelan. The kokanee (sockeye) are semelparous and do not migrate to the ocean. Sam Baird owns Slammin Salmon Guide Service and is an expert in fishing for these fish in Lake Chelan.  The program is at the Chelan County PUD Conference room in Leavenworth on Tuesday, May 8. at 6:30 p.m.. Open to the public. The program will also feature an update on season openings on salmon seasons in NCW. (e16,17)
Peter Donahue: Three Sides Water
Peter Donahue, winner of the Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction, shares his latest gripping portrayal of coastal Washington through time. “Three Sides Water” explores the ancestral coastline, a juvenile detention center, and the modern I-5 corridor in three intertwined and thoroughly compelling narratives. Donahue is also the author of “Clara and Merrit,” and “Madison House.” Friday May 4, 6:30 p.m. at Leavenworth Library. Free.  Call 548-7923. (e17,18)
Summer Housing for LST Actors
Leavenworth Summer Theater actors from out of the area are looking for summer housing. If you are aware of any housing space that might be available to rent for mid-June, July and August to our summer actors, please call the Theater at 548-7324 with contact information and we will pass it on to the interested actors. Condos, houses, apartments or rooms in houses would be welcome this summer. (e17,18)
Traffic, growth planning meeting
This public meeting is to provide information and discussion on potential traffic and growth impacts from several large new projects the city of Leavenworth has or may approve. City officials have failed to address the growth and traffic concerns many community members have expressed. The city administration continues to approve new building development by mis-representing peak traffic times, thus avoiding development mitigation triggers within the SEPA (State Environmental Protection Act) review process. Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m. at Leavenworth Fire Hall, 228 Chumstick Hwy. Contact (e17)
UVC seeking volunteers
Upper Valley Connection, a local non-profit offering recreational activities to youth and young adults with developmental disabilities, is seeking volunteers for its annual Theatre Camp. We are in need actor shadows and costume assistants for the week of June 17-23. If you are interested in this fun and fulfilling opportunity or have questions visit or contact Maren, 509-888-4181. (e17,18)
The Columbia Rolls On
Join moderator Sara Rolfs in discussion and exploration current issues impacting the Columbia River. Speakers Steve Wright, Chelan Co. PUD, author Eileen Delahanty Pearkes, and John Sirois of the Upper Columbia United Tribes share their insights into the history and perspective of hydro- power on the Columbia River. The Columbia River Treaty, then and now, and what it means for those who live along the banks of the mighty river as we move into the future. Tuesday, May 8. 7-9 p.m. The Barn @ Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St, Info: (e17.18)
North Road Cemetery clean up
Just a reminder to all our members, friends and anyone that likes to work in the outdoors, that the Upper Valley museum has a clean-up day at the North Road cemetery on Wednesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. We usually work about 2 hours. Bring rakes, loppers, clippers, shovel and wear gloves. Dress for all kinds of weather. (e17)
Leavenworth Women’s Exchange meeting
The Leavenworth Women’s Exchange monthly luncheon meeting is on Wednesday, May 9 at noon at Visconti’s, 636 Front St. The cost is $15 per person for members and $17 for non-members. Beverage, dessert, tax and gratuity are included.  Executive Director for Lighthouse Christian Ministries in Wenatchee Shawn Arrington will present the program titled “Who Will Feed the People.” Election of Board of Directors and 2018/19 Officers will be held prior to the program. For information and reservations, contact Claire Burlingame at 548-7142 by Saturday, May 5. (e17,18)
Friends of the Wenatchee Library annual book sale
Friday, May 11, 5-8 p.m. (members only; join for just $5). Saturday, May 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pybus Market, Wenatchee. Thousands of books, most are 25 cents to $2. 100 percent of proceeds benefit community literacy programs including the children’s summer reading program. (er16,17)

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