Community Bulletin for Feb. 21

Leavenworth
Escape To Paradise
Come into the Leavenworth Echo to purchase your Rotary raffle ticket to Hawaii. Includes roundtrip airfare, lodging, rental car, 4 nights, 5 days. only $10 per ticket. Been there, done that? Then take the money- $3000! Drawing will be at the Rotary Auction on March 4th, no need to be present, so stop in soon or call Rotarian Bill, 670-1837. (tfn)
Authors Bill Kenower and Nick O’Connell
Whether you’re a fledgling writer or a veteran, writing requires fearlessness: self-acceptance, confidence and curiosity. Come discover the secrets of two fearless authors- Bill Kenower, author of “Fearless Writing” and “Write Within Yourself,” and Nick O’Connell, author of “The Storms of Denali,” and “Beyond Risk,” -- at a free, fun Q&A moderated by favorite local author Kay Kenyon. Reception 6:30-7 p.m., presentation 7-8 p.m., Friday Feb. 23 at Leavenworth Library. Call 548-7923. (e07.08)
Fly tying evening series
Enjoy small group instruction provided by the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers and assisted by Trout Unlimited. Learn about fly fishing equipment, philosophy and the basic entomological connections between aquatic food sources and local fish. Class size is limited to 12. Five Tuesdays from Feb. 20 – March 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Barn at Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St. More info at wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/events. (e07,08)
Gardner artist reception
On Thursday, Feb. 22, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., the Leavenworth Library will host a reception for local artist Mike Gardner whose art is on display in the Library’s Fireside Room until March 23. Photography started as a hobby for Mike, but after years of hard work and dedication, he has turned it into a career. Mike’s photography ranges from action packed drag racing to serene landscapes. Come meet Mike and join us for refreshments. (e07,08)
Empty Bowls art grant applications due March 9
Do you work with students in the Cascade School District? The Empty Bowls Art Grant will award up to $1,000 to selected projects. Elementary teachers, middle and high school art, music and drama faculty, and community members who work creatively with local students are encouraged to apply by March 9. Download the application at uvmend.org/community-cupboard/empty-bowls-festival/2018-art-grant. (e08,09)
Festhalle Social Walking to end
Thursday, March 1 will be the last Adult Social Walking day in the Festhalle for this season. Until then, walking will continue on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 – 8:50 a.m. There is no charge. Thank you to everyone who supported this new city program as we walked our way through December, January and February. (e08,09)
TRAILS program fundraiser
The TRAILS day Program at Tierra Village is having their annual fundraiser March 27 and 29 at the Front Street Park in the Gazebo from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (e08.09)
Free Diabetes Self-Management Series
Learn how to live well with diabetes during a free, six-week series offered at Cascade Medical, March 7-April 11. Learn how to deal with symptoms, eat healthier, use medications safely and work more effectively with healthcare providers. Class materials and snacks will be provided. Space is limited to 15, advanced registration is required. Classes will be held 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Caregivers are welcome. Twelve continuing education credits are available. Sign up by contacting Kaitlin Quirk at (800) 782-3204 or kaitlinq@communitychoice.us. (e08.09)
Northwest Alphorn Workshop
The Leavenworth Alphorn Association presents the 2nd Annual Northwest Alphorn Workshop and Retreat, March 25-27. Enjoy a weekend in beautiful Leavenworth while learning from a team of world class alphorn masters. Study and play the alphorn in an inspiring alpine setting. All players welcome, regardless of ability. For information and registration, please contact NWAW chair Thomas Tilton at alpenfolk@frontier.com or by phone at 548-3494. (e08,09)
Fly Fishing Film Tour
The 2018 F3T will take you from Michigan to Honduras, from Wyoming to Greenland, from the mind of child to the heart of a musician, from the edge of your seat to the end of the earth and back. The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather in big cities and small towns alike to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts yet unmade. Saturday, February 24, at 7 p.m., Snowy Owl Theater. (e08)
Bridge Players needed
The Leavenworth Thursday Bridge group is looking for some new players. The group plays at Kristalls Restaurant on Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a break for lunch. Standard rubber bridge is played. No partner required. AARP recommends Bridge as a great way to keep your mind active, build new relationships and avoid depression. If you would like to join the group call Vicki White at While full day players are preferred half day players are also welcome. (e08)
Regional
Donors urged to help the Red Cross
Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need. Make an appointment to donate this winter by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Blood drive n Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Ave. from 12:30-5:30 p.m.  (er07,08)
‘Science In Our Valley’ Seminar Series
The Spring Science in the Valley Seminar Series is being hosted through a collaborative partnership between the Apple STEM Network, the United States Department of Agriculture Research Station, the North Central Educational Service District, Wenatchee Valley College and Washington State University. The weekly seminars, featuring local research scientists and collaborators, is sponsored through a generous grant through Our Valley Our Future. Feb. 21, 4 p.m. Dave Carlson of Giga Watt - Blockchain Technology and Data Mining - at the Confluence Technology Center (er08)
 

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