Community Bulletin for Nov. 8



Author with local ties has book signing

There is a book signing at the Leavenworth Library Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. by the author of “Light of the Northern Dancers,” Robin Field Gainey. Robin is a great granddaughter of R.B. and Frances Field, a banker and his wife who owned the River House at one time. The River House now houses the Upper Valley Museum, The Wenatchee River Institute, and Upper Valley MEND. (e45)

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 or 664.7608. (e43,44,45)

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 (e44,45)

Peter Pan at Snowy Owl Theater

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. (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)

Artist reception

Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., the Leavenworth Public Library will host a reception for local artist Heather Murphy whose art is on display in the library’s fireside room from Oct. 9 –Nov. 30. Heather is an artist and wildlife biologist known for her watercolors, pen and ink, and nature journals. Come meet Heather and join us for refreshments. (e45,46)

Last day for Leavenworth brush yard

The last day to drop off brush and yard waste at the Leavenworth brush yard will be Nov. 17. The brush yard is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. It is closed for the winter season from mid-November through March. The brush yard, at the corner of East Leavenworth Road and Icicle Road, was opened in July 2017 to give homeowners and businesses in the apple maggot quarantine area of Chelan County a place to bring their brush. People are reminded that the Dryden Transfer Station is not in the quarantine area; people and businesses in the quarantine area cannot bring their brush or yard waste to the Dryden facility. (e45,46)

Osborn Vet Day Assembly

Please join Osborn Elementary students and staff as we honor those who have served our country in the armed services. We will gather downtown Leavenworth at the gazebo on Monday, Nov. 13, beginning at 9:30 a.m. In the case of heavy rain, snow or very cold temperatures, the assembly will be moved to the Osborn Elementary gym, 225 Central Street, Leavenworth. Contact Mike Camp at 548-5839 or for more information. (e45)

Parkinson’s Support Group

Our Parkinson’s support group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints here in town. Our guest speaker for Nov. 14 is Katelin Toevs, a nutritionist from Cascade Medical Center. Contact Judi Little at 425-870-2089 or Katherine Degel at 206-356-4288, or find us on Facebook (Leavenworth WA Parkies). (e45)


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)

8th District Candidate Forum

NCW United and Indivisible Wenatchee host a forum to introduce Democratic candidates to voters of the 8th Congressional District. The forum features six Democratic candidates. Highly-qualified and refreshingly new to the political scene, the candidates will present their qualifications and positions on issues that matter most to the voters in this district. Attendees may submit questions during a moderated discussion; an opportunity to personally meet the candidates will follow the moderated session. Monday, Nov. 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the  Cashmere Riverside Center, 201 Riverside Ave. (e45)


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: (er44,45)

Chelan County Comprehensive Plan & 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 Commissioner will host several workshops in November and December. The first workshop is Nov. 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., to review the Comprehensive Plan Capital Facilities, Utilities, Economic Development, Parks and Recreation Elements. See or in person at the Chelan County Department of Community Development, 316 Washington Street, Suite 301, WA 98801. Phone, 667-6856. (er45)

Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society

The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, at the Douglas County PUD Auditorium, 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee. WAGS member Phyllis Silva-Keith will present the program, “Honor - Courage - Commitment: Women Marine Reserves in the 1950s.” For more information, call 884-6455. Free and open to the public. (er45)


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