Community Bulletin for Dec. 6



Leavenworth Women’s Exchange

The Leavenworth Women’s Exchange annual Christmas party will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at The Alley Café, 8th Street and the alley, Leavenworth. The cost of dinner is $23 per person. Each person brings a small gift ($15 limit) to exchange. Invite a friend and enjoy an evening of wonderful food, socializing and our renowned gift exchange.  For information, entrée choices and reservations, contact Claire Burlingame at 548-7142 by Wednesday, Dec. 6. (e47,48,49)

Leavenworth Red Cross Blood Drive

The Leavenworth Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by the Leavenworth Rotary Club, will be held at the Leavenworth Fire Hall, 228 Chumstick Hwy., on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your donation is needed.  For information or scheduling an appointment, call 1-800-REDCROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins welcome. (e47,48,49)

Upper Valley Connection Seeking Ski Coaches

Upper Valley Connection is seeking coaches for its Special Olympics Nordic Ski team.  Experience in skiing needed, but no coaching experience necessary!  We practice Sundays in January and February from 1 to 3 p.m. Interested in this fun and fulfilling opportunity? Contact us at or at (509) 888-4181. (e48,49)

Adult Social Walking Program

The City is trying out a new winter exercise program at the Leavenworth Festhalle, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Festhalle will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 - 8:50 a.m. for those wanting to walk a few laps. There is no charge. All you need to bring is a pair of dry tennis shoes. Please enter through the Front Street side door just down from the front entrance. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children at this time. Call 548-5275. (e48,49)

Leavenworth Library Christmas Party

Families with young children are invited to join the Friends of the Leavenworth Library for Christmas fun Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Leavenworth Library. There will be a Christmas Story time reading followed by a choice of three crafts. Each child will get a special cookie treat and every family will receive the gift of a Christmas book to take home. (er48,49)

Leavenworth Parkinson’s Support Group Holiday Lunch

The Leavenworth Parkinson’s support group will be having a holiday lunch in lieu of their regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Please meet at O’Grady’s Pantry (7375 Icicle Road). Please contact Judi Little at 425-870-2089 for more information. (e49)

Icicle Valley Trout Unlimited

For the December meeting, come hear Doug Pendleton, owner of Northwest Fly Fishing Academy, share his experiences and photos of his fly fishing adventures at the Tsiu River Lodge in Alaska. Learn about the rods, rigs, lines, knots, patterns and flies that he found to be the most effective for silver salmon. Doug will have examples of his most successful flies and he will share his theory of why they were effective. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m. at Lake Wenatchee Room at Icicle Village Resort. Questions? e-mail (e49,50)


December Blood Drive

December is a very busy month for everyone, but we really need donors to make time to give the gift of life this season, by donating blood through the Red Cross. Wacoka Kiwanis Club of Cashmere will have great treats and Santa may even bring candy canes from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Cashmere United Methodist Church, 213 Division St. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Call 1-800-733-2767. (er48.49)

Kiwanis Mini Bazaar

Wacoka Kiwanis Club of Cashmere will hold a Mini Bazaar, at the American Legion Hall, 401 Sunset Hwy, Cashmere, on Monday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. They will have craft items, baked goods, Tupperware, and Christmas items for sale. Monies raised will benefit local children’s programs. Please come out and support the Kiwanis Club of Cashmere’s efforts to serve children. (er49)

Santa Storytime

Guess who is coming to the Cashmere Library? That Jolly Old Soul, Santa. Following a special Christmas Storytime, Santa will come and all good boys and girls can visit with him and take a candy cane home. Parents are welcome to take pictures with Santa. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. At the Cashmere Library, 300 Woodring St.



El Sendero Backcountry Film Festival

The Backcountry Film Festival celebrates its 13th anniversary with eight unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled.  The festival is hosted by the Wenatchee-based nonprofit, El Sendero Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Club. The Backcountry Film Festival shows locally on Dec. 6 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee. Doors open at 6 p.m. and films start at 7 p.m. Admission is $15, kids twelve and under are free, tickets can be purchased in advance from the Numerica PAC box office. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the event for a wide assortment of outdoor gear; refreshments will be available for those attending the festival. (er48,49)

Wenatchee Valley Erratics

Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission. Fracture zones in Columbia River Basalts were recognized by Native Americans, and were depicted on the earliest geologic maps of the area. Yet we don’t know what causes them or how they relate to earthquake hazards or groundwater aquifers. EWU Prof. Chad Pritchard will describe recent structural geology research on the Cheney and Palouse Falls fracture zones completed by Eastern Washington University students. The program is free and open to the public. (er49)

Chelan County Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations

Chelan County is seeking public comment and interactive discussion between the County Commissioners and the public on proposed changes to the Chelan County Comprehensive Plan & Development Regulations. The County Commissioners have hosted several workshops. The fourth workshop is Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at Chelan County Department of Community Development, 316 Washington St. to review the Comprehensive Plan Appendices and related Development Regulations Updates, including the zoning maps and zoning code amendments. Phone, 667-6856. (er49)


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