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Community News Briefs



Karakoram Ski expedition stories and images

Stories from the North Karakorum Ski Expedition The Karakoram mountain range rises to over 20,000 feet and has been referred to as the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods”. Passage through this mountain fortress involves intricately linking high mountains passes with crevasse ridden glaciers. Join local expedition members Bill Gaines and Susan Thomas as they retell their stories and share their breathtaking images from this remarkable mountain adventure through the Karakoram Mountains in Northern Pakistan. Thursday, Nov. 2, 7 PM. More info

Birding by the river

Birding by the river with the knowledgeable staff of the Wenatchee River Institute, the second Wednesday of every month. Meet outside the River Haus at 8am and plan to be finished by 9:30am.  This is a great opportunity to learn about eBird, the largest biodiversity-related community science project in the world, and utilize it to record our observations of local wild birds.

Leavenworth Women's Exchange to host November luncheon

The Leavenworth Women's Exchange is gearing up for their monthly luncheon meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 8. This event will take place at the Icicle Inn Restaurant, conveniently located at 505 Highway 2 in Leavenworth.

Attendees can look forward to a delightful luncheon buffet, complete with beverages, taxes, and gratuity, all for a reasonable cost of $26.50 per person. This luncheon is set to be a special one as it features an engaging presentation by the owner of the Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, Kari Andersen, and her daughter, General Manager Erika Bowie. The duo will enlighten the audience with a program titled "Bringing Reindeer to Leavenworth."

For those interested in attending this unique event, please note that payments will be accepted in the form of a check or cash payable to the Leavenworth Women's Exchange (LWE) only. Due to the catering involved, attendees are kindly reminded that any cancellations after Nov. 2, will incur a charge to cover the cost of the lunch.

To secure your spot at the luncheon, please reach out to Ann Callahan at 509-548-2065 no later than Thursday, Nov. 2.

What’s going on with Stevens Pass?

Curious about the upcoming ski season at Stevens Pass ski area? Mark your calendars for a presentation on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m., hosted by Wenatchee River Institute at the Red Barn.

Ellen Galbraith, Vice President and General Manager of Stevens Pass ski area, will provide a comprehensive overview of what's on the horizon. Gain valuable insights into her experiences from the previous season and learn about the exciting plans for the upcoming ski year. Discover the latest developments surrounding the news construction of Kehr's Chair.

If you have burning questions about Stevens Pass or the ski industry, this is your chance. The floor will be open for live questioning at the conclusion of Galbraith's presentation.

For more information and event details, please visit the Wenatchee River Institute website at

Leavenworth Library hosts art show honoring Heidi Swoboda

The Leavenworth Library is set to host an inspiring art show dedicated to Heidi Swoboda, a prominent Leavenworth Professional Photographer, through Nov. 3 in the enchanting Fireside Room.

This captivating exhibition presents a harmonious blend of artistry and literature, curated in collaboration with the NCW Libraries System. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves fully in the essence of each artwork by exploring suggested complementary literature.

Heidi Swoboda's creations, primarily in the form of giclee with acrylic finish, showcase her remarkable talent. Her artwork is a testament to her deep connection with the beauty of our natural world and the profound moments and relationships that enrich our lives.

The show promises to be a unique experience, offering a glimpse into Heidi's distinctive artistic techniques and her passion for celebrating the wonders of our environment.

Leavenworth Library events

Read & Play Time for Babies with Amy. Tuesdays, 10-11 am. Babies and toddlers are welcome for books, songs, and playtime.

Preschool storytime with Gracie. Wednesdays, 11am-Noon. Join us for stories, songs and fun.

Questions: leavenworth@ncwlibraries 509-548-7923.



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