Community Bulletin for Jan. 17

Leavenworth
Empty Bowls Festival Glazing Days
Come glaze a bowl and raise money to feed our community’s hungry at the Empty Bowls Festival Glazing Days.  Glazing Days begin Friday, Jan. 19 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Woodpecker Room at the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. Glazing continues, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, Sunday, Jan. 21, Monday, Jan. 22 and Tuesday, Jan. 23. Jan. 20 and 21 are family painting days. All ages are welcome on those days, including families with children ages 13 and under. This is also your chance to buy a ticket to the Empty Bowls Soup Supper on March 22. Hurry, tickets sell out fast! All proceeds go to the Community Cupboard food bank and a local art grant benefitting youth in Leavenworth. (e02,03)
Falls prevention workshop
Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of older adults. Learn how to reduce the risk of falling by attending a free workshop and strengthening class taught by Cascade Medical’s Rehab Services team on Monday, Jan. 29 at the Leavenworth Senior Center. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. with a discussion about preventing falls at home and outside. At 10 a.m., the team will provide individual balance assessments for anyone interested. At 10:30 a.m., the team will lead the group in a series of gentle strengthening exercises. Call 548-3421 for more information. (e03,04)
A Nicer Kind of Murder
Matthew Sullivan, author of “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore,” speaks on “A Nicer Kind of Murder: Shifting Roles in Today’s Crime Fiction.” Sullivan shares entertaining thoughts on how detective stories have changed since the era of Sherlock Holmes and Edgar Allen Poe, especially in contemporary literary mysteries. Friday, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m. at Leavenworth Library. Free. Call 509-548-7923. (e03)
Winter Adventure Walk
Grab your mittens and snow boots and join us at Barn Beach Reserve for a winter adventure walk! A winter ecology ramble led by Institute staff explores the beauty and wildlife along the Wenatchee River at this magical time of year. Snow permitting, this will include a basic introduction to show shoeing. Snow shoes provided or feel free to bring your own. Children welcome, but snow shoes only come in one size. Space is limited. Suggested donation $5 per person. Thursdays at 10 a.m. through February at The Barn @ Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division Street, Leavenworth. www.wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/events. (e03,04)
Regional
Writers’ competition opening
Write On The River announces the opening of its tenth annual writers’ competition. It’s time to ink those pens, fire up those laptops, and get that creativity flowing! Categories are nonfiction (essay, article, or memoir, on any theme or subject) and fiction (short story on any theme or subject), a complete piece of work or start of a longer piece, each with a 1,000-word limit. All submissions must be postmarked by Friday, March 16. First place in each category is $300, second place is $200, and third place is $100. The six winners will be notified by May 1. For complete guidelines, plus an entry form, visit www.writeontheriver.org. (er02,03)
Strategic Planning in Nonprofits Workshop
The Community Foundation of NCW is hosting a Strategic Planning in Nonprofits workshop on Tuesday, March 27 at the Red Lion in Wenatchee. Strategic Planning in Nonprofits covers six planning elements. It anchors each unit in why they matter and provides tools to help learners act on what they learn and better achieve their mission. This workshop is for staff, board members, and others involved in the strategic planning process for nonprofits. The workshop begins runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration fee is $20 and includes light morning refreshments and lunch. Online registration is required, www.cfncw.org/npiworkshops. (er03,04)
Red Cross blood shortage
This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage. Eligible donors can find a blood or platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. There is a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 19 at Kings Orchard Church of Christ, 1610 Orchard Avenue, Wenatchee. (er03)
 

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