Community Bulletin for Nov. 29



Hilfreiche Hausfrauen Craft Fair

The Hilfreiche Hausfrauen Club, a group of “Helping Housewives” invite the community to join them at their annual Christmas Lighting Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 2 and 9 at the Leavenworth Senior Center, 423 Evans St. from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The craft fair, which has been held each year since 1971, will feature handmade items, such as sweaters, hats, scarves, towels and items for babies, children and adults. Proceeds from the fair will go to purchase equipment for Cascade Medical and other local charities. For further information, Gen at 548-6222. (e47.48)

Christmas Lighting Craft Fair, Bake Sale, and Luncheon

The Leavenworth Community United Methodist Women are holding their annual Christmas Lighting Craft Fair, Bake Sale and Luncheon on Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9, and 16  at the Community United Methodist Church, 418 Evans St. Leavenworth, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lunch will be served  from 11:30- 3 p.m. Lunch will be a homemade meal, with dessert, beverage and hot drinks served all day. Cost by donation. Proceeds go towards church programs, and local, national, and international missions. The Sanctuary will be open to pause and reflect during the day. For information, the church office, 548-5619. (e47,48)  

Leavenworth Women’s Exchange

The Leavenworth Women’s Exchange annual Christmas party will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at The Alley Café, 8th Street and the alley, Leavenworth. The cost of dinner is $23 per person. Each person brings a small gift ($15 limit) to exchange. Invite a friend and enjoy an evening of wonderful food, socializing and our renowned gift exchange.  For information, entrée choices and reservations, contact Claire Burlingame at 548-7142 by Wednesday, Dec. 6. (e47,48)

Leavenworth Red Cross Blood Drive

The Leavenworth Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by the Leavenworth Rotary Club, will be held at the Leavenworth Fire Hall, 228 Chumstick Hwy. on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your donation is needed.  For information or scheduling an appointment, call 1-800-REDCROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins welcome. (e47,48)

Senior Center 30 for 30 Campaign

The Leavenworth Senior Center needs to raise $30,000 for a new 30-year roof. The roof is very old and leaks. Can you help? The Senior Center plays a vital roles with over 300 members in the Leavenworth Community. They serve 35 meals a day to those senior who are able to attend and 30 meals a day via Meals on Wheels. Send checks to Roof Replacement Fund, P.O. Box 1033, Leavenworth, Wa. 98826. (e47,48)

Upper Valley Connection Seeking Ski Coaches

Upper Valley Connection is seeking coaches for its Special Olympics Nordic Ski team.  Experience in skiing needed, but no coaching experience necessary!  We practice Sundays in Jan-Feb, 1 to 3 p.m. Interested in this fun and fulfilling opportunity? Contact us at or at (509) 888-4181. (e48,49)

Adult social walking program

The City is trying out a new winter exercise program at the Leavenworth Festhalle, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Festhalle will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 - 8:50 a.m. for those wanting to walk a few laps. There is no charge. All you need to bring is a pair of dry tennis shoes. Please enter through the Front Street side door just down from the front entrance. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children at this time. Call 548-5275. (e48,49)

Leavenworth Village Voices Christmas Concerts

This holiday season the Leavenworth Village Voices will present “Christmas in the Mountains: Together at Christmas” for its 35th annual Christmas concert series! Concerts are on Friday, Dec.1 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene. Tickets at the door or at the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce (548-5807). Evening performances are $15 for adults, $12 for children. The Sunday matinee is $30 families and $12 for a single ticket. Children, five and older are welcome. Visit us on Facebook or at www.leavenworthvillage (er48.49)

Leavenworth Library Christmas Party

Families with young children are invited to join the Friends of the Leavenworth Library for Christmas fun from 6 to 7 p.m. On Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Leavenworth Library. There will be a Christmas Storytime reading followed by a choice of three crafts. Each child will get a special cookie treat and every family will receive the gift of a Christmas book to take home. (er48,49)


Cashmere Chamber’s Christmas downtown.

The Cashmere Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate the season in downtown Cashmere. Join us on Cottage Avenue from Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 for the Christmas in Cashmere free community event. Enjoy a complimentary warm beverage, holiday treats, goodie bags, kids’ craft station, festive music and entertainment. Free photos with Santa. Cottage Avenue between Aplets Way and Woodring Street will be closed from  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (er47,48)

December Blood Drive

December is a very busy month for everyone, but we really need donors to make time to give the gift of life this season, by donating blood through the Red Cross. Wacoka Kiwanis Club of Cashmere will have great treats and Santa may even bring Candy Canes. Come donate from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Cashmere United Methodist Church, 213 Division St. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Call 1-800-733-2767. (er48.49)

Christmas Story Time and Snowman Craft

Come to a Christmas Story Time and make a special snowman craft. Then take in the holiday festivities happening all around Cashmere. Join us at 11 a.m. On Saturday, Dec. 2 at Cashmere Community Library, 300 Woodring St. 782-3314 or (er48)


Chelan County Comprehensive Plan workshop

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 Commissioners will host several workshops in November and December. The second workshop is November 28 at 10:30 a.m. to review the Comprehensive Plan Housing, Resources, Shorelines and Transportation Elements. Copies of the proposal and contact information may be reviewed on the County website at or in person at the Chelan County Department of Community Development, 316 Washington St., 667-6856. (er47,48)  

Animal Shelter holiday event

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is hosting its annual holiday event on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Pybus Event Center, located at Pybus Public Market.This year’s event, sponsored by Nutrisource Pet Foods, features a brunch, complete with Bloody Marys and Mimosas, and musical entertainment provided by Wenatchee Valley Appleaires. All proceeds from Holiday Brunch benefit WVHS medical fund. To purchase your tickets, visit or in person at WVHS. (er47,48)

El Sendero Backcountry Film Festival

The Backcountry Film Festival celebrates its 13th Anniversary with eight unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled.  The festival is hosted by the Wenatchee-based nonprofit, El Sendero Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Club. The Backcountry Film Festival shows locally on Dec. 6 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee. Doors open at 6 p.m. and films start at 7 p.m. Admission is $15, kids twelve and under are free, tickets can be purchased in advance from the Numerica PAC box office. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the event for a wide assortment of outdoor gear; refreshments will be available for those attending the festival. (er48,49)

Wenatchee Valley Erratics

Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission. The Wenatchee Valley Erratics presents a holiday extra! Marli Miller, Dept. of Earth Sciences, U. of Oregon, will talk about her just published rewrite of “Roadside Geology of Washington,” the classic road-trip geology guide. The program is free & open to the public. Copies of “Roadside Geology of Washington” will be available in the Museum shop. (er48)


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