Community Bulletin Board for April 5



Wenatchee River Institute and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute

The ultimate opportunity for all those employed in natural resources, outdoor recreation, and enthusiasts of backcountry past-times, the Wilderness First Aid course will prepare you for the unexpected. WMI’s course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service and other government agencies. April 10 and 11 at the Wenatchee River Institute in Leavenworth from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For info, (e12,13,14)

Library activities during spring break

The program will teaching basic coding with Spheros, a robotic gaming device that you control with a smartphone or tablet. The program is geared for children aged 8 and up. Sign up by contacting your local library in advance as space is limited. The schedule for the spring break programs, April 7 at the Leavenworth Public Library, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon. (e12,13,14)

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group 

A brand new support group for people with Parkinson’s disease has formed in town. Meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at noon at Kristall’s Restaurant. Please join us for our first get-together on April 11. For more information, contact Katherine Degel at 206-356-4288 or Judi Little at 425-870-2089. (e13,14)

Icicle Trout Unlimited meeting

Icicle Valley Trout Unlimited will hold it’s monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Leavenworth’s Icicle Inn. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Regional Director Jim Brown will present on the Wild Future Initiative, the Department’s proposal to the legislature to improve the long-term funding outlook for the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Director Brown will also respond to any questions members may have. As always, no-host food and beverages are available from JJ Hills, the in-house restaurant and bar at the Icicle Inn. Please join us. (e13,14)

Leavenworth Women’s Exchange

The Leavenworth Women’s Exchange monthly luncheon is Wednesday, April 12 at noon at Visconti’s Italian Restaurant, 636 Front Street, Leavenworth. The cost is $14 per person for members and $16 for non-members. Beverage, dessert, tax and gratuity are included. Kelly Allen of Chelan will present a program titled ”The Power of the 4 C’s: The guiding force in overcoming the toughest time in my life”. For information and reservations, contact Claire Burlingame at 548-7142 by Saturday, April 8. (e13,14)

Historical Walking Tours of Leavenworth

The Upper Valley Museum will be sponsoring a Downtown Historical Walking Tour on Saturday, April 8. The Tour begins at the Upper Valley Museum 347 Division Street at 10 a.m. The tour is 1-2 hours on flat ground and is about 2 miles long. There is a donation fee of $5. Everyone is encouraged to wear good walking shoes. Call 548-0728 for more information. This Tour will be repeated on June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9 and Oct. 14.


Leavenworth Film Festival

The Leavenworth Film Festival is April 7-8 at the Leavenworth Festhalle. More local films and celebrate with an electro/swing dance party. On Saturday, the Festhalle is transformed into a high class movie premier environment complete with free limo rides, red carpet photos, over two hours of award-winning short outdoor adventure films from around the world, and a live performance half-time show. Dressing up on Saturday is highly encouraged but not required. Proceeds support the Ski Hill Memorial Project. Tickets at $10 Friday / $15 Saturday / $5 for children 12 and under. (e13,14)

Leavenworth Red Cross Blood Drive

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood. The Leavenworth Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by the United Methodist Women, will be held at the Leavenworth Fire Hall, 228 Chumstick  Hwy. on Thursday, April 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information or scheduling an appointment, call 1-800-REDCROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins are welcome. (e14)


Red Cross Blood Drive

The Wacoka Kiwanis Club of Cashmere is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, April 5 at the Cashmere United Methodist Church, 213  South Division St. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 1-800-733-2767 for an appointment. (er13,14)

Leavenworth Ale-Fest 2017

There will be over 50 ales and ciders to taste at this annual fundraiser for the Nutcracker Museum to be held April 21 and 22 at the Festhalle. Festival goers will enjoy continuous music with some of the Northwest’s popular bands, featuring Shaggy Sweet and Dusty 45s. Discounted tickets can be purchased online at (e14.15)


Backyard Gardening Workshop

Attendees will participate in a series of lectures. See “how to” demonstrations and practice the various steps in creating a successful backyard garden. There will also be time for questions. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 at the Community Education Garden at 1100 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee. RSVP to 509-436-1601 or Hosted by Cascadia Conservation District and Chelan-Douglas Master Garden Program. 


WV Erratics meeting

Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 11 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission. Jim O’Connor, Portland-based USGS hydrologist, will discuss “The Bonneville Flood – A Veritable Debacle.” 18,000 years ago, at Red Rock Pass in eastern Idaho, unconsolidated materials gave way to sudden overflow of Glacial Lake Bonneville. One of the largest floods on earth, the Bonneville Flood was a catastrophic outburst, with discharges lasting a year or more. The program is free and open to the public. (er14)

Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society

The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m., Monday, April 10, at the Douglas County PUD Auditorium, 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee. Dorothy Petry and Kay Sibley, from Borderlands Historical Society in Oroville, will present the program, “Writing the ‘Best’ Family History.” For more information, call 884-6455. Free and open to the public. (er14)


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