Community Bulletin for Feb. 28

Leavenworth
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)
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)
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 Don or Vicki White at 670-6765. Full day players are preferred. Half day players are also welcome. (e08,09)
Adult Social Walking
Due to cold weather, Adult Social Walking in the Festhalle will continue on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 7 – 8:50 a.m. Target date for the last day of walking is March 15. (e09,10)
Empty Bowls Artists’ Showcase and Gala Reception
Be the first to view the 2018 Auction bowls created by local artists and potters at the annual Leavenworth Empty Bowls Artists’ Showcase and Gala Reception on Sunday, March 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Icicle Ridge Winery in Peshastin. An evening of art, wine, appetizers and music. Meet the featured artists and potters and raise funds for the Community Cupboard food bank with a $20 suggested donation at the door. The Artists’ Showcase and Gala Reception will serve as the initial opportunity to preview the artist bowls and platters for the online Empty Bowls Artist Bowls Auction, from 8 a.m. on March 7 through 10 p.m. on March 21, at the Upper Valley MEND website, uvmend.org. (e09)
Leavenworth Women’s Exchange
The Leavenworth Women’s Exchange monthly luncheon meeting is on Wednesday, March 14 at noon at Visconti’s of Leavenworth, 636 Front St. The cost is $15 per person for members and $17 for non-members. Beverage, dessert, tax and gratuity are included. Local author Susan Butruille will present the program during Women’s History Month titled “Women Winning the Vote: Past and Present.” For information and reservations, contact Ann Callahan at 548-2065 by Saturday, March 10. (e09,10)
Upper Valley Scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for this scholarship offered by P.E.O. Chapter JF for women residing in Chelan or Douglas County. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist women 30 years or older returning or currently enrolled in higher education in the state of Washington after a two-year or more absence. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2018. For more information, contact Joyce Schiferl at Royce.woody2@frontier.com.
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Mandy Harvey
The amazing jazz singer, who happens to be deaf, returns to Icicle Creek after competing on America’s Got Talent. Limited availability. March 3 at 7 p.m. Snowy Owl Theater. (e09)
Vox Docs Film Festival tickets on sale
The seventh Annual Vox Docs Film Festival is presented by Icicle Creek Center for the Arts on March 16, 17 at Snowy Owl Theater. The weekend festival showcases the best documentaries of the year and titles that have been winning awards around the globe. Icicle.org. (e09,10)
Cancer Benefit Fundraiser
Friends of Ben Woods, Osprey Rafting and Leavenworth Winter Sports invite you to Club Crow in Cashmere from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. $5 cover. Come show your support and contribute toward Ben’s medical needs. Live music from Analog Jack. Door prizes. 50/50 raffle. Help support his family by purchasing raffle tickets. Visit facebook/gofundme:blessingsforben or donate at any Cashmere Valley Bank branch to Ben Woods Benefit Fund. (e09)
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 on Feb. 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth St. (e09)
‘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, 28, 4 p.m. Doctoral Candidate, Alix Whitener of WSU will speak on Behavior and pest management of Drosophila in the Grove Auditorium at WVC. (er09)
Little Women takes the stage at Eastmont
The Eastmont High School Drama Club and Choir Department will be presenting LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL, opening March 15 and playing five nights only. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s own family experiences from her classic novel. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. This musical is G rated and suitable for ages 8 and up. March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 7 p.m. at Eastmont High School Auditorium. Tickets at Numerica PAC box office - $15 adults, $10 students. (e09,10)

 

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