Community Bulletin for Jan. 31

Leavenworth Women’s Exchange
The Leavenworth Women’s Exchange monthly luncheon meeting is on Wednesday Feb. 14 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. Mike Chase, owner of Leavenworth Nursery, will present a program titled “Unique issues when gardening in Leavenworth.” For information and reservations, contact Claire Burlingame at 548-7142 by Saturday Feb. 10. (e04,05)
Grizzled Old Men vs. Seniors
Are you looking for some fun, local entertainment on Monday, Feb. 12 that supports a worthy cause? Look no further than the annual Grizzled Old Men vs. Cascade Kodiak Seniors basketball game. All proceeds benefit fundraising efforts for the Senior Sober Graduation Party for the Class of 2018. Come cheer on local orchardists, business owners, school teachers/administrators, firefighters, dentists, doctors and high school seniors as they forget all about age in the name of good fun. Pizza slices will be available for purchase. Raffle and donation opportunities will also mark the evening. Monday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at Cascade High School. Admission is $5 per ticket or $20 per family. (e04,05)
Spring Bird Fest art exhibition
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Wenatchee River Institute and the 2018 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest, invites submissions for the exhibition “Pacific Northwest Birds and their Habitats.” This juried art exhibition serves as an opportunity for a diverse range of artists to display their work in the Snowy Owl Theater during the celebrated 2018 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest. Submissions should be made to (e04,05)
Help for Veterans
Veterans, join the Chelan County Veteran’s Service Officer, WorkSource, and SSVF representatives for coffee and organizational information the first Friday (Feb. 2) of the month in Leavenworth at Kristall’s Restaurant from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are a veteran or dependent and are seeking employment, homeless or at risk, want to request a DD214, or talk about potentially filing a VA Disability claim, join us for more information. (e04,05)
Social walking in the Festhalle
This year, the City is trying out a new winter exercise program at the Leavenworth Festhalle. Beginning Feb. 5, Mondays will be added. The Festhalle will be open on Mondays, 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. (e05,06)
Upper Valley Scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for this scholarship offered by P.E.O. Chapter JF for women residing in Chelan or Douglas County. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist women 30 years or older returning or currently enrolled in higher education in the state of Washington after a two-year or more absence.  Deadline for applications is April 30, 2018. For more information, contact Joyce Schiferl at
Exciting early days of skiing in Washington
Author John Lundin brings to life the exciting early days of skiing in our state, when Snoqualmie Pass was an epicenter of ski jumping, slaloming, and distance races—on wooden skis. Learn about the ski train to Hyak; the international event that brought thousands of spectators to Beaver Lake; and the thrilling and dangerous Snoqualmie to Stampede Race. Friday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. at Leavenworth Library. Free. Call 548-7923. (e05)
Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest
Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest is a cinematic journey into the tragically threatened world of endangered mountain caribou, their home in the world’s largest remaining inland temperate rainforest, and the critical human choices that will ultimately decide the fate of this stunning ecosystem. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. The Barn @ Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division Street, Leavenworth. (e05,06)
Escape To Paradise
Come into the Leavenworth Echo to purchase your Rotary raffle ticket to Hawaii. Includes roundtrip airfare, Lodging, rental car 4 nights, 5 days. only $10 per ticket. Been there, done that? Then take the money- $3000!
Drawing will be at the Rotary Auction on March 4th, no need to be present, so stop in soon or call Rotarian Bill, 670-1837. (e05,06)
Icicle Chapter TU Presentation
The Icicle Chapter of Trout Unlimited proudly presents Cody Gillin as a guest speaker at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Wenatchee Room at the icicle Inn Resort. Cody is the current manager of fish and water restoration in NCW with Washington Water Project which has teamed up with U.S. Fish and Wildlife to initiate a beaver program for the Wenatchee River Basin. This presentation is open to the public. (e050,06)
Wenatchee Valley College Foundation spring events
The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation is presenting many different events this spring. Visit for more information and to register. March 1: Visiting Writers Winter Reading, 6 p.m., The Grove Recital Hall. This event, co-sponsored by the WVC Foundation and English Department, is part of the new Community Appreciation Series. Writers are Sharma Shields and Matthew Sullivan. (e04,05)
Write on the River Winter Workshop
Write On The River proudly presents its winter workshop weekend on Saturday, February 24. The workshop will be held at Wenatchi Hall at Wenatchee Valley College. The cost is $45 for members and $60 for non-members (membership costs only $35 for one full year of events). There are also ten free passes available for WVC students and staff. For more information, including presenter bios, and to register, please go to: (er04,05)
Washington State Opportunity Scholarships
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS). Students must have earned a high school diploma or GED from a Washington State high school or institution by June 2018, and must be pursuing an eligible, high-demand major in science, technology, engineering, math, or healthcare at an eligible Washington state college or university starting in fall of 2018. For more information visit (er04,05)
Auction for Animals
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society invites you to attend the annual Auction for the Animals event, taking place Saturday, Feb.17, 2018 at the Wenatchee Valley Convention Center. Following dinner, there will be a live auction. The live auction will feature several experience packages, including a WSU Football weekend, cabin stay at Ocean Shores, Palm Springs vacation, white water rafting package and many more Auction for the Animals is the event of the year for animal lovers and all proceeds benefit Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Tickets are just $65. To purchase, visit or in person at the shelter, 1474 S. Wenatchee Avenue. (er05,06)
Food Bank for pets
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is hosting a monthly, public animal food bank for those needing public assistance with dog or cat food. The food bank will be held at the shelter, located at 1474 S. Wenatchee Avenue in Wenatchee. Distribution will be held in the Education Room (North door by the memorial garden) and will begin at 11 a.m. until available supplies last, or 6 p.m., whichever comes first. The food bank will be held on the last Friday of each month on a first come, first serve basis. No reservations will be taken. Food will be limited to one distribution per household. For more information about the animal food bank or how to donate, please visit or call 509-662-9577. (er05,06)
Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society
The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12, at the Douglas County PUD Auditorium, 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee. WAGS member and Senior Center Writers Group moderator Jim Tarbert will present the program, “The Finishing Touch.” For more information, call 782-4046. Free and open to the public. (er05,06)

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