Community Bulletin for May 9

Leavenworth Lions Breakfast
The Leavenworth Lions Club will start its summer breakfasts on May 12. Breakfasts are on Saturdays from 7:30 am to 11 a.m., at Lions Club Park on Highway 2. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee or milk. Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 4-10, and under 4 years, are free. Active military with ID – Free. Punch-cards: $39 (a $42 value) Leavenworth Lions Club support sight, hearing, and diabetes health issues, local food banks, high school senior scholarships, scouts, youth baseball, Special Olympics, and other community service projects. (e18,19)
Historical Railroad and Mill Tour
The Upper Valley Museum will be sponsoring the Historical Railroad and Mill Tour along the Wenatchee River on Saturday, May 12. This will be the first walking tour of the RR/Mill the year. The tour begins at the Upper Valley Museum 347 Division St., at 10 a.m. The tour is 1-2 hours, mostly on a dirt trail, one small hill and sidewalks and is about two miles long. There is a donation fee of $5. Everyone is encouraged to wear good walking shoes. Call 548-0728 for more information. (e18,19)
Authors Ana Maria Spagna and Janet Buttenwieser
Two women take on the world on their own terms. Reviewers write: “I have never wielded a chainsaw or brined an elk steak…but I devoured every sentence of ‘Uplake.’” “Uplake” is the latest acclaimed collection from Stehekin author and two-time WA State Book Award finalist Ana Maria Spagna. Spagna is joined by Janet Buttenwieser sharing “Guts,” an award-winning memoir of triumph, loss and gratitude. Friday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. at Leavenworth Library. Free. Call 548-7923. (e19,20)
Write Your Life Story Class
If you have ever thought about writing your memoirs or writing the story of your life. This is the class for you. The class is designed to help you organize and write your life stories in a fun and safe environment.  This class session begins on Monday, June 4 at 1 p.m. and the subsequent 8 Mondays. The class will be held at the Methodist Church in Leavenworth. If interested or have questions please contact Judy at: or 509-470-7058. (e19,20)
Alice DiMicele at Icicle Creek
Singer/songwriter Alice DiMicele returns to Icicle Creek with her wide-ranging vocal prowess, humor, and distinctive guitar style and will also visit local schools. Friday, May 11, 7 p.m. Snowy Owl Theater. Tickets, (e19)
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest
May 17-20. Events take place all over central Washington. Spring Bird Fest Art Exhibit: May 17, 5-7 p.m.
Spring Bird Fest Sip and Paint: May 17, 6-8 p.m. Catharine Gill Art Classes: May 18, 19. 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Song Bird Concert: May 18, 7-8 p.m. Flirting with Air- Writing poems about Birds: May 20, 10 a.m. – noon. Family Discovery Day: May 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (e19,20)
Revenue offers free tax workshop
Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners May 15. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. Attendees receive a workbook and helpful reference guide to Revenue’s rules and regulations. Tuesday, May 15, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Douglas County Fire District, 377 Eastmont Ave., East Wenatchee. Call 509-885-9825 or go online to register on Revenue’s education page. (e19)
Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society
The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m., Monday, May 14, in the Queens’ Room of the Museum Annex (127 South Mission). WAGS members will bring family heirlooms and share their stories, and Melanie Wachholder, Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center’s Curator of Collections, will be on hand to answer questions, as we present “Appreciating Family Treasures.” For more information, call 782-4046. Free and open to the public. (e19)

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