Community Bulletin for Nov. 1

 

Leavenworth

North Cascades National Park: Crown Jewel

Remote, rugged, and spectacularly majestic, with peaks that soar beyond 10,000 feet, North Cascades National Park is one of the Pacific Northwest’s crown jewels. Now, in the first full-length account, Lauren Danner chronicles the conflicts, policies and dynamics behind the creation of North Cascades National Park—just in time for the park’s 50th anniversary in 2018. Friday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Leavenworth Library. Free. Call 548-7923. (e43,44)

Gainey: Light of the Northern Dancers

Robin Gainey, from a century of roots in Leavenworth, shares “Light of the Northern Dancers,” a powerful western romance, where the lives of a fiery aristocrat, backwoods spitfire, and enigmatic holy man intersect against the terrible beauty of drought-worn 1890s Wyoming. Gainey also shares highlights of the novel-to-film adaptation process. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m. at Leavenworth Library. Free. Call 548-7923. (e43,44)

Leavenworth Women’s Exchange

The Leavenworth Women’s Exchange monthly luncheon meeting is on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at noon at Visconti’s of Leavenworth, 636 Front St. The cost is $15 per person for members and $17 for non-members. Beverage, dessert, tax and gratuity are included. Patti Bosket, interior, wedding and seasonal designer will present a program titled “Backyard Picks”. For information and reservations, contact Ann Thrasher at 548-5363 by Saturday, Nov. 4. (e43,44)

Link Transit open house

Join Link Transit and Perteet, Inc. at an open house for our upcoming park and ride and transfer station coming in 2018. The open house will be on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Leavenworth City Hall. There will not be a set presentation, but instead an opportunity for residents and other stakeholders to drop in and find out more about the project and ask questions of Link staff and the Perteet design team. If you have questions about this open house or are interested but unable to attend, please contact Lauren Loebsack, Planning Officer at laurenl@linktransit.com or 664.7608. (e43,44)

Attention part-time residents

You can make a difference in Upper Valley medical care. Join Cascade Medical’s Part-time Resident Advisory Council meeting, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 11, 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 jillb@cascademedical.org. (e44,45)

Jeffrey Foucault in concert

American songwriter and record producer whose work marries the influence of American country, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk music. Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Snowy Owl Theater. Icicle.org. (e44)

Peter Pan

All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale. Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. Snowy Owl Theater. Icicle.org. (e44,45) 

Operation Christmas Child

This month, several locations in the greater Wenatchee area will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child—joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world. During the project’s National Collection Week, Nov. 13 – 20, Cashmere residents will transform empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys. Operation Christmas Child will deliver these shoebox gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. In Leavenworth, the collection site is the First Baptist Church, 429 Evans St. (e44,45)

Donation-based yoga class during Veterans Gratitude Week

Evolve Local Yoga is partnering with Veterans Yoga Project as part of its fourth Annual Veterans Gratitude Week fundraising event, which takes place Nov. 3-12. Veterans Gratitude Week encourages yoga studios and instructors across the country to host donation-based classes to support the veteran community, especially those struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma-related issues. Evolve Local Yoga will also host its donation-based class, on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at 11779 Highway 2, Suite 107 Leavenworth, (e44,45) 

Starting new choir for Advent

In need of singers, sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. Rehearsals at Leavenworth Community United Methodist Church Sanctuary on Tuesdays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Advent lessons and Carol Concert on Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. Hot cider and Dutch apple tart and cookie reception afterwards. Contact Gary Casciano at 509-421-2871. (er44,45)

Peshastin

PD Elementary Veterans Day

Peshastin Dryden Elementary School would love to invite veterans and their families to their Veterans Day assembly Nov. 3 at 1:45 p.m. It will be held in the school gym, located at 10001 School St., Peshastin. (e42,43,44)

Cashmere

Cashmere Rotary Auction

The Cashmere Rotary Auction is coming up Saturday, Nov. 11, 6:30 to 10 p.m., at the Cashmere Riverside Center, 201 Riverside Drive. Over 250 auction items. Grand prize $1,000. $30 admission. Tickets available from Cashmere Rotarians, Doanes Valley Pharmacy or at the door. (er44,45)

Regional

Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan

The Board of Supervisors of the Chelan County Flood Control Zone District will conduct a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 13, to consider adoption of the district’s proposed Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan and Financial Policies. The public is invited to the hearing, which will be at 2 p.m. in the chambers of the Board of Chelan County Commissioners, 400 Douglas St. in Wenatchee. Public comments will be taken during the hearing. The proposed plan also is available at: http://www.co.chelan.wa.us/flood-control-zone-district. (er44,45)

Annual Weed Conference

The Washington State Weed Conference, one of the largest meetings of its kind in the U.S., celebrates its 67th Anniversary Nov. 1-3 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The 2.5 day event includes over 40 speakers, workshops, general and concurrent break-out sessions, an indoor and outdoor tradeshow, luncheon, social and a weed quiz with cash prizes. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn pesticide license recertification credits for Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Additional information is available on-line at www.weedconference.org, or by contacting the Washington State Weed Association office at 509-288-4677, info@weedconference.org. (er44)

 

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