Community Bulletin for May 31

 

Leavenworth

“On the White: Homesteading the White River”

Historically-inspired “On the White” is a tale of danger, happiness, and heartbreak for young newlywed homesteaders of the rich, untamed White River in our Lake Wenatchee headwaters. Drawing on true-life tales, local columnist and “Simply Living” owner Dave Bartholomew paints this pivotal moment in local history. Friday June 2, 6:30 p.m. at Leavenworth Library. Free. Call 548-7923. (e21,22)

Donate blood with the Red Cross

Before busy summer schedules set in, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need. Donors of all blood types are needed now to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving cancer treatment. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. There is a blood drive in Leavenworth from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 at the Icicle Village Resort, 505 U.S. Highway 2. (e21,22)

Nazarene Vacation Bible School

A summer kids’ event called Maker Fun Factory VBS will be hosted at Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene from July 17 to July 21. At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover that God made them—and for a purpose. Kids participate in Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, lunch, experience Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos. Maker Fun Factory is for kids from 4 years old to entering 6th grade and will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. For more information, please call 548-5292. (e21,22)

Library Collecting Used Books

The “Pickup Truck” collecting used books for the Friends of the Leavenworth Library Fall Book Sale will return to the city hall parking lot during the Farmers’ Market on Thursday evenings from 4-to-8 p.m., starting June 8. Please remember we cannot accept encyclopedias, old text books, Reader’s Digest condensed books or magazines. Do you need help moving those books? Call Kirsten at 548-7018. (e23,24)

Leavenworth Women’s Exchange

The Leavenworth Women’s Exchange annual Installation of Officers and Board of Directors will be held Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. the Alley Café, 8th Street and the Alley, Leavenworth. Entrée choices are Chicken Jerusalem, salmon or Fettuccini Alfredo with or without chicken. The cost is $23 per person, which includes beverage (coffee, tea or ice tea), dessert, tax and gratuity. A no host bar is available for your pleasure. For information and reservations, contact Claire Burlingame with your entrée choice at 548-7142 by Wednesday, June 7. (e22,23)

Parkinson’s Disease

The support group for people with Parkinson’s Disease will meet at Kristall’s Restaurant in Leavenworth on Tuesday, June 13 at noon. Guest speakers this month are Sandy Larsen from Aging and Adult Care in Wenatchee, and speech therapist Tracy Hutchins from Cascade Medical Center. For more information call Katherine at 206- 356-4288 or Judi at 425-870-2089. (e22,23)

Leavenworth Lions Club Community Breakfasts

The Leavenworth Lions Club is holding a community breakfast  this Saturday, May 27, 7-to-11 a.m. in the Lions Club Park. All you can eat pancakes, eggs cooked to order, sausage, coffee, tea, and milk for only $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 4-10, free for children under 4. Come enjoy a hearty breakfast and visit with your local community members. Purchase a punch card, for $39. It’s good for six adult breakfasts, from any Lion member or at  the breakfasts. For more information, call Joyce Stevens, 670-7527. (e22)

Dryden

Free brush and limb disposal 

June 2-3 and June 9-10, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Trees and limbs up to 12-inches diameter and less than 8-feet long, leaves, pine needles. No rocks, plastic bags, grass clippings, sod, root wads, noxious weeds. To defend your home, eliminate fire fuels within 30 feet of structures, remove flammables from gutters and porches, prune branches 10 feet above the ground. This service is provided to help you reduce your risk to wildfire and decrease impacts to air quality resulting from smoke from outdoor burning. For more information, please visit www.firewise.org or www.chumstickcoalition.org. (er20,21,23)

Lake Wenatchee

Lake Wenatchee summer programs

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites children of all ages to join Lake Wenatchee State Park staff and expert guest speakers for a full season of diverse, informative Junior Ranger and interpretive programs. The free  programs run through Sept. 2, at Lake Wenatchee State Park. Learn about large predatory mammals in Chelan County at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10. Rich Beausoleil, a bear and cougar specialist with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, will discuss the large mammals in the area, including how he manages wildlife using his Karelian bear dogs Cash and Indy. This is a Discover Pass free day, in recognition of National Get Outdoors Day. (e21,22)

Regional

Genealogical Society

The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m., Monday, June 12, at the Douglas County PUD Auditorium, 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee. WAGS member Hank LuBean will present the program, “From Trees to Treasures!” For more information, call 884-6455. Free and open to the public.

 

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