Community News & Events


Leavenworth Library hosts Women's History displays

Leavenworth Public Library is displaying interactive information this month on women's history, with Susan Butruille and Judy Derpack. Learn about women's contributions to science, voting rights, portraits, biographies and more. View a special study curriculum, a doll collection of suffragists, a Smithsonian poster exhibit called "BECAUSE OF HER STORY", coloring pages, crafts, and books. 509-548-7923.


Upper Valley Scholarship for Women Returning to Higher Education

Applications are now being accepted for the Upper Valley Scholarship supported by P.E.O. Chapter JF, Leavenworth, WA. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist women in need of financial help in returning to higher education at an accredited university, college, or technical school in the State of Washington. This needs-based scholarship must be used for school expenses and will be paid directly to the school. Applications must be received for consideration by April 30, 2023. Scholarship funds will be available by the Fall of 2023 and be sent directly to the school financial department upon confirmation of enrollment. Women applicants must be seeking further higher education at either the undergraduate or graduate level and meet the following criteria: Applicant must be age 30 or above and reside in Chelan or Douglas County, WA. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or returning to a higher education program after a two-year or more absence. The colleges, universities, or technical schools where applicants have been accepted must be fully accredited and within the State of Washington, however, out-of-state on-line accredited schools, are acceptable.  Applicants may re-submit applications each year until they complete their programs of study.

 Women interested in applying for the scholarship may receive more detailed information concerning the application process, as well as request the application forms by sending an email to the Scholarship Committee at the following address:


Upper Valley MEND’s Annual Business Meeting.

The meeting is March 21 at 3:30 by Zoom or in-person at 347 Division St., Leavenworth. Zoom link is available on MEND’s website on the event calendar at The annual business meeting, we'll share about 2022 and the progress that was made in MEND’s programs, including food, wellness, economic security and housing. We’ll discuss where MEND is going in 2023 and beyond. It's a great time to get up to date on the latest with Upper Valley MEND and you can vote in person for new and renewing board members.



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