Community Bulletin for May 16

Leavenworth
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: strodew@comcast.net or 509-470-7058. (e19,20)
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. www.leavenworthspringbirdfest.org. (e19,20)
Artist Reception
The Leavenworth Public Library will host a reception Wednesday, May 16 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for the Cascade High School art class whose art is on display in the library’s fireside room from May 7 – June 1. The 10-student artists include Marisol Brinkman, Celine Preusch, Alexis Ibarra, Makena Ala’ilima-Daley, Devan McElravy, Beth Gilreath, Ashlyn Ising, Savannah Akers, Emma Neilson, and Natalie Craig.  The art will have a variety of mixed media pieces. Come meet the students and their teacher, Teara Dillon, and join us for refreshments. (e20)
Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?
Throughout the Northwest, people have been reporting encounters with the Sasquatch—a hairy, eight- to ten-foot-tall hominid—for hundreds of years. Yet aside from a collection of large footprint casts and a sizable assemblage of eyewitness accounts, some attributable to the earliest humans in the Northwest, no scientifically accepted evidence has been offered to establish this being’s existence. Wednesday, June 13, 7-9 p.m. The Barn @ Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division Street, Leavenworth. wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/events. (e20,21)
Cashmere
Assessor Community Meeting in Cashmere
The meeting is an opportunity for every taxpayer to become involved and engaged in our annual update process.  The meeting starts with a short presentation of the assessment process and then the floor is opened for questions and answers. The intent of the meeting is not to gain consensus, but to disseminate information and give the taxpayers an open forum to ask questions of our office. The next meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at Cashmere Middle School, 300 Tigner Rd. For more information and the complete schedule of meetings please contact our office at 667-6365 or visit our website at: www.co.chelan.wa.us/assessor. (er20)
Regional
Free cat spay/neuter clinic
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is hosting a spay/neuter clinic for cats on Saturday, May 19 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 service is sponsored by a generous and dedicated volunteer and is free of charge. 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 wenatcheehumane.org. (er20)
Lecture Series presents psychology by J’Lene George
The 2017-2018 WVC Speaks Lecture Series presents “What are we thinking?: Applications of the science of psychology to understand and improve our thinking and behavior” by WVC faculty member Dr. J’Lene George. The lecture is Thursday, May 17 at 2 p.m. in Wenatchi Hall room 2105. It is free and open to the public. (er20)
 

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