Community Bulletin for March 7

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)
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 (e09,10)
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. (e09,10)
Empty Bowls Art grant applications due
Do you work with students in the Cascade School District? The Empty Bowls Art Grant will award up to $1000 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 (e10)
Empty Bowls Artists Bowls Auction has begun
Don’t miss the 22nd annual Empty Bowls on-line auction of bowls hand painted by local artists until 10 p.m., March 21. Nineteen bowls designed and created by local artists and potters will be available for bidding on-line at the Upper Valley MEND website ( Each bowl is also available for immediate purchase with a “buy it now“  price.  All proceeds from the auction benefit Leavenworth’s Community Cupboard food bank and a small art grant benefitting local youth. (e10,11)
History and Ecology of Coho Salmon in the mid Columbia River
Icicle Valley Trout Unlimited’s March meeting will feature Bryan Ishida, lead biologist for the Yakima Nation fisheries. His presentation is on Columbia River Coho salmon. There is a lot going on in our huge watershed, and Bryan will answer your questions about the Columbia, all the way from Methow to Wenatchee. Tuesday, March 13, 6:30-8 p.m. at Icicle Inn Resort. Open to the public. (e10)
Kiwanis Benefit Dinner
Wacoka Kiwanis Annual St. Patrick’s Benefit Dinner for Jordy Gonzalez is planned for Sunday, March 11, 4-6 p.m. at Vale Elementary School cafeteria. Admission by donation. Great raffle prizes. Raffle ticket included with meal, additional tickets are sold for $1 each. Suggested donation $8 per person/ $30 per family of 4. Corned Beef & Cabbage and Irish Beef Stew. Also included are salad, rolls, desserts, coffee and water. (er10)
Revising Hitchcock and Cronquist’s Flora of the PNW
For the past 45 years, Hitchcock and Cronquist’s one-volume Flora of the Pacific Northwest has been the most widely used field manual for identifying the vascular plants of our region. The talk will cover the origins of the first “Hitchcock”, an overview of project operations, and highlight some of the significant changes contained in “Flora of the Pacific Northwest, 2nd edition”. Come see David Giblin, collections manager, University of Washington Herbarium, at 7 p.m. on March 8 at The Henry Building, 120 Cottage Ave, Cashmere. (er10)
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)
Piatigorsky Foundation concert
The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation will host a Piatigorsky Foundation concert on Friday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. in The Grove Recital Hall, Music and Art Center (MAC). The concert, featuring solo guitarist Jack Sanders, is part of the WVC Foundation Community Appreciation Series. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and seating is limited to 150. The foundation recommends reserving your seat early, as this popular event filled up early last time it was held. To reserve a seat, call 682-6416. (er10,11)
Spay/Neuter Clinic
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is hosting a spay/neuter clinic for cats on Saturday, March 10 at the Wenatchee Community Center. The clinic is available to low-income feline owners with and includes spay/neuter, rabies and FVRCP (distemper) vaccines. Feral/community cats will be ear-tipped to show they are altered, vaccinated, and belong in the area which they are located. This event is sponsored by community donors and the Community Cat Coalition. Appointments are required and must be scheduled in advance. To make a make a tax-deductible donation for the clinic, or to register, please contact WVHS at 509-662-9577 or visit online at (er10)
Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society
The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society will hold a beginner’s workshop on Thursday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at the WAGS Library in the Museum Annex Building, 127 S. Mission St. Local genealogist and educator Anne Livingston will give the basics of searching census records. This workshop is free to WAGS members; guests, $5. Reserve your space by emailing with your name, phone and email. For more information, call 679-6706. (er10,11)


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