Community Bulletin for May 3



Free pain management workshop

Chronic Pain Self Management is a free, six-week workshop that will help you take control of your pain, rather than letting it control you. People who experience chronic pain, their friends, family members or caregivers are welcome to join. Space is limited to 16, registration is required. Classes will be held 2-4 p.m. every Thursday, May 4-June 8 at Cascade Medical. Twelve continuing education credits are available. To register, contact Jolyn Hull at 800-782-3204 or (e17,18)

LMA holds Rockfest

The Leavenworth Mountain Association hosts the 18th annual Rockfest, Saturday and Sunday, May 6, 7 at Fromm’s Field in Leavenworth. Rockfest, a grassroots rock climbing event, has been Washington’s largest climbing festival for the past 17 years. The festival has several different elements aimed at educating and introducing climbing to everyone as well as encouraging seasoned climbers to push their limits in fun and competitive ways. (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 509.548.7324 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. In addition, we have two actors with RVs who are looking for space to park. (e17,18)

Local Parkinson’s Disease Support Group 

Meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at noon at Kristall’s Restaurant. Please join us for our next meeting on May 9 - our guest speakers will include a therapist from Balance Point specializing in the “Big” movement program, and a local paramedic. For more information, contact Katherine Degel at 206-356-4288 or Judi Little at 425-870-2089. (e17,18)

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 18-24. If you are interested in this fun and fulfilling opportunity or have questions please contact us at or at 509-888-4181. (e17,18)

Screening of ‘Before the Flood’ documentary

On May 5, 6:30 p.m. at Leavenworth First United Methodist Church, 418 Evans St. Before the Flood, is a documentary film about climate change. Open to the public and free of charge. The film documents the quest of Leonardo DiCaprio to understand the causes and impacts of climate change around the planet. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion about faith and climate change with Richard Gammon, a climate scientist and professor emeritus from the University of Washington, local resident Barbara Rossing, a Lutheran pastor and seminary professor in the area of climate justice and the Bible, and Jenny Phillips, the minister of environmental stewardship and advocacy for the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. (e18)

Edible mushroom program

Daniel Winkler will present a program on edible mushrooms at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 12 at Leavenworth Public Library. Winkler wrote the field guide Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest and California and co-wrote Amazon Mushrooms. In his presentations, he combines stunning photography with a funny blend of entertaining stories and scientific information. He has forged his training as an ecologist and geographer and his lifelong passion for mushrooms into a career of researching mushrooms around the world. (e18,19)

Historical Railroad and Mill Tour

The Upper Valley Museum is sponsoring the Historical Railroad and Mill Tour along the Wenatchee River on Saturday, May 13t. The tour begins at the Upper Valley Museum 347 Division Street, at 10 am. The tour is 1-2 hours, mostly on a dirt trail, one small hill and sidewalks and is about 2 miles long. There is a donation fee of $5. Everyone is encouraged to wear good walking shoes. Call 548-0728 for more information. This Tour will be repeated on July 8, Aug. 12 and Oct. 14. (e18,19)

Icicle Valley Trout Unlimited meeting

Join other Chapter members and the public for the May 10 Icicle Valley Trout Unlimited membership meeting. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The May meeting is at the Leavenworth Community Work Space, 217 8th Street, Leavenworth. The Community Work Space is on the second floor, accessed by stairs next to the entrance of the Renaissance Cafe. The program will feature Judy Neibauer, biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Judy studies bull trout. Complimentary beer and wine, smoked salmon and other light snacks. Useful gear will be raffled off and there will be a special drawing for five Washington State Council raffle tickets that offer great prizes. (e18,19)

Leavenworth Women’s Exchange

The Leavenworth Women’s Exchange monthly luncheon is on Wednesday, May 10 at noon at Visconti’s Italian Restaurant, 636 Front Street. The cost is $14 per person for members and $16 for non-members. Beverage, dessert, tax and gratuity are included. Chelan County Sheriff Sgt. Bruce Long will present the program titled ”Current Crime Trends and Prevention.” Election of 2017/18 Board of Directors and Officers will be held prior to program. For information and reservations, contact Claire Burlingame at 548-7142 by Saturday, May 6. (e18)

Free Mother’s Day Concert

LST founders, John Wagner, bass-baritone, and Susan Wagner, piano, will present a free concert on Sunday, May 14 at 2 p.m. at Canyon Wren Recital Hall at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts. The concert will featuer British and American “manly-man” songs from bygone era, rare opera arias, Brahms and Schubert songs and Broadway show tunes. The Wagners will be joined by Wenatchee tenor, Gabe Stefanides and pianist Ken Hunnicutt. (e18,19)

Fire District Levy meetings

There will be two community meetings to provide information on the upcoming Chelan County Fire District 3 Levy, which will go before the voters on Aug. 1, 2017. The first community meeting is at 7 p.m. on May 18 at the Fire Hall. The second community meeting is at 7 p.m. on June 1 at the Fire Hall. Questions, please call Kelly O’Brien, 548-7711. (e18,19)

The Northwest Alphorn Workshop presents Alphorn Echoes

An enchanted evening with North American alphorn Masters. Enjoy an evening of soothing - and soaring - alphorn tones with world class alphorn virtuosos, Tony Brazelton, Laura Nelson and Monica Hambrick, with a special appearance by the Leavenworth Alphorns at 7 p.m. On Saturday, May 6 at the Leavenworth Festhalle. Admission by donation. Proceeds go to Leavenworth Alphorns. For information,, or 548-3494. (e18)


Chiwawa Loop Road Open House

Chelan County Public Works is planning a Chiwawa Loop open house from 4-to-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 at Thousand Trails Resort, 20752 Chiwawa Loop Road. Beginning in early June, construction begins on the Chiwawa Loop Road Phase III project, a 1.44-mile stretch along Chiwawa Loop Road from Wending Lane to Sumac Lane. Questions? Call 667-6415 or email (e17,18)


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