Community Bulletin for March 15



Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration is open to incoming students who will be 5 years old by 8/31/2017. There are three ways to enroll a student, online at, printing out the forms from the Cascade website or coming into Peshastin-Dryden Elementary to pick up a packet. Kindergarten welcome is scheduled for 4/12 and 4/19 from 7:45 to 9 a.m. for incoming students. This is a time for parents and future cubs to meet our amazing kindergarten staff along with becoming more familiar with our school, enrolling students online or asking questions. (e10,11)

Empty Bowls Artists Bowls Auction 

Don’t miss the 21st annual Empty Bowls on-line auction of bowls hand painted by local artists.  From 8 a.m. March 8 through 10 p.m. March 22, nineteen bowls designed and created by local artists and potters will be available for bidding on-line at the Upper Valley MEND website ( Each bowl is also available for immediate purchase with a “buy it now“ price. All proceeds from the auction benefit Leavenworth’s Community Cupboard food bank and a small art grant benefitting local youth. Contact Diane Priebe,, 548-7336 or 509-630-4681. (e10,11)

Empty Bowls Soup Supper

The Leavenworth Empty Bowls Soup Supper will be held Thursday, March 23. For the first time, the supper will take place at the Leavenworth Festhalle. Soup and bread will be donated by local businesses and served by a small army of volunteers. There will be one open-house style seating, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Event parking around the Festhalle is free, thanks to the City of Leavenworth. Tickets for the event are sold out, but you can still support the Community Cupboard by bidding on an artists’ bowl for the Empty Bowls on-line auction March 8-22. Check the website for more details. (e11,12)

Trout Unlimited Gear Exchange

Icicle Valley Trout Unlimited Chapter is hosting a fishing equipment and general outdoor gear exchange on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the covered playground at Osborn Elementary School. No charge to attend as a buyer. Donations to the Chapter’s conservation and youth education projects are welcome. Sellers will be charged $10 for a 10’ X 10’ space to display their wares. Children under nine years will receive a free fishing rod and reel while supplies last. Additional information can be found at or by calling 548-7747. (e10,11)

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington with Tami Asars

“Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington” offers boots-on-the-ground trail beta for the state’s more than 500 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail and break it down into shorter routes from the Columbia River to the Pasayten Wilderness near Canada. See Asars at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 31 at Barn Beach Reserve. Admission by donation. All ages welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For no-host refreshments. (e10,11)

Piece by Piece on the PCT

As part of North Central Regional Library’s annual Columbia River Reads initiative, several libraries will be hosting outdoors-themed programs this spring. Now in its third year, the Columbia River Reads program encourages everyone in NCRL’s five-county library district to read the same book. This year, that book is Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Strayed will speak at a public event in Wenatchee on April 13. Piece by Piece on the PCT: How land conservation made my 2,065-mile hike possible, with Chelan-Douglas Land Trust’s Hillary Schwirtlich, March 23, 6:30 p.m., Leavenworth Public Library. (e11,12)

Tour De Bloom Cycling Race

On Wednesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. at Leavenworth Fire Station, the Wenatchee Valley Velo Club is holding a public meeting regarding the Tour De Bloom Cycling Road Race, a four-stage, three-day road cycling race May 5 to May 7. Significant changes to the Leavenworth race route have been made and we would greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out to as many folks as possible in the Leavenworth, Plain, Peshastin and Lake Wenatchee areas. (e11)


North Central Regional Library launches new website

North Central Regional Library has launched its new website at The new site was designed with user experience in mind and debuts a fresh look, more informational content, and new online resources. Improvements to the library’s website include new site navigation, mobile-friendly responsive layout, integrated event software, and significantly more opportunities to highlight what the library has to offer. For more information, contact Barbara Walters at 663-1117, ext. 129. (er10,11)


Join the Red Cross movement this March by giving blood

All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943 in celebration of the Red Cross volunteers who help those in need by giving their time, money or blood. Join their ranks by making an appointment to give blood by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). (er10,11)

Cascadia Conservation District Earth Day essay contest

Cascadia Conservation District is pleased to announce our 6th annual Earth Day Essay Contest! The essay contest is open to students who live or attend school in Chelan or Douglas counties and who are in grades 6-8. This year, the essay question is: Describe an experience you have had in nature, and how you connected with that experience personally. How does that make you want to be more environmentally responsible? Call for more information, 509-436-1601. The top three essays will get hand painted field journals created by local artist Heather A. Wallis Murphy and a student membership to the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. (er10,11)

Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats

The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is holding a clinic on Saturday, March 18 at the Wenatchee Community Center to spay or neuter free-roaming cats or tame cats owned by low-income residents. All cats must be over 2 months old and at least 2.5 lbs. Free-roaming or community cats may be altered at no cost to the caretaker.  These cats will have one ear tipped to show that they are altered. More information will be needed for pre-approval of feral cats. Call for more information and to make a reservation, 509-662-9577. (er11,12)

Family Expo

The fifth Annual Family Expo is next Saturday, March 18 at Wenatchee High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You won’t want to miss all the fun at the family-fun event. Every kid that comes through the door will get a free book of their choosing. We also have just a few booths left if you are hoping to get a booth for your business. (er11)


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