Community Bulletin for Jan. 24

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)
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. (e03,04)
Leavenworth Women’s Exchange
The Leavenworth Women’s Exchange monthly luncheon meeting is on Wednesday Feb. 14 at noon at Visconti’s, 636 Front St. The cost is $15 per person for members and $17 for non-members. Beverage, dessert, tax and gratuity are included. Mike Chase, owner of Leavenworth Nursery, will present a program titled “Unique issues when gardening in Leavenworth.” For information and reservations, contact Claire Burlingame at 548-7142 by Saturday Feb. 10. (e04,05)
Grizzled Old Men vs. Seniors
Are you looking for some fun, local entertainment on Monday, Feb. 12 that supports a worthy cause? Look no further than the annual Grizzled Old Men vs. Cascade Kodiak Seniors basketball game. All proceeds benefit fundraising efforts for the Senior Sober Graduation Party for the Class of 2018. Come cheer on local orchardists, business owners, school teachers/administrators, firefighters, dentists, doctors and high school seniors as they forget all about age in the name of good fun. Pizza slices will be available for purchase. Raffle and donation opportunities will also mark the evening. Monday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at Cascade High School. Admission is $5 per ticket or $20 per family. (e04,05)
Spring Bird Fest art exhibition
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Wenatchee River Institute and the 2018 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest, invites submissions for the exhibition “Pacific Northwest Birds and their Habitats.” This juried art exhibition serves as an opportunity for a diverse range of artists to display their work in the Snowy Owl Theater during the celebrated 2018 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest. Submissions should be made to (e04,05)
Help for veterans
Veterans, join the Chelan County Veteran’s Service Officer, WorkSource, and SSVF representatives for coffee and organizational information the first Friday of the month in Leavenworth at Kristall’s Restaurant from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are a veteran or dependent and are seeking employment, homeless or at risk, want to request a DD214, or talk about potentially filing a VA Disability Claim, join us for more information. (e04,05)
High School Artist reception
The Leavenworth Public Library will host a reception on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 4:30-5:30 p.m., for some of the Cascade High School art class whose art is on display in the library’s fireside room until Feb. 9. The eight student artists include Savana Stefanko, Lauren Carlson, Kascia Muscutt, Natalie Craig, Leah Schroeder, Kendra Emry, Nayeli Vazquez, and Emily Gaines. The art will have a variety of mixed media pieces. Come meet the students and their teacher, Teara Dillon, and join us for refreshments. (e04)
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, (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 or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. (er03,04)
Wenatchee Valley College Foundation spring events
The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation is presenting many different events this spring. Visit for more information and to register. March 1: Visiting Writers Winter Reading, 6 p.m., The Grove Recital Hall. This event, co-sponsored by the WVC Foundation and English Department, is part of the new Community Appreciation Series. Writers are Sharma Shields and Matthew Sullivan. (e04,05)
Write on the River Winter Workshop
Write On The River proudly presents its winter workshop weekend on Saturday, February 24. The workshop will be held at Wenatchi Hall at Wenatchee Valley College. The cost is $45 for members and $60 for non-members (membership costs only $35 for one full year of events). There are also ten free passes available for WVC students and staff. For more information, including presenter bios, and to register, please go to: (er04,05)
Washington State Opportunity Scholarships
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS). Students must have earned a high school diploma or GED from a Washington State high school or institution by June 2018, and must be pursuing an eligible, high-demand major in science, technology, engineering, math, or healthcare at an eligible Washington state college or university starting in fall of 2018. For more information visit (er04,05)

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