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Make a Difference Day at Wenatchee River Institute

Mark your calendars for a day of community action! Wenatchee River Institute invites all local residents to participate in "Make a Difference Day" on Saturday, Oct. 28. The event promises an opportunity to leave a positive impact on our neighborhood.

The focal point of this volunteer-driven initiative is the E. Lorene Young Community Garden, where volunteers will be working tirelessly to revamp the garden's planter boxes. The original planter boxes, having served their useful life, will be dismantled and replaced with brand new cedar planters. These freshly crafted planters are set to play a vital role in growing food and flowers for the neighborhood over the next decade.

"Make a Difference Day" is a family-friendly event, encouraging all age groups to get involved. If you're worried about tools and materials, fret not! The organizers have ensured that all the necessary materials and hand tools will be provided for the volunteers.

To participate in this event, please RSVP at

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 on Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. Babies and toddlers are welcome for books, songs, and playtime.

Preschool storytime with Gracie runs Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Join us for stories, songs and fun.

The Halloween Bash is set for Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 3-6 pm. Costume wearers and admirers are welcome to dazzle the "Costume Walk of Fame" and visit haunted bookshelves if you dare.

Questions: leavenworth@ncwlibraries 509-548-7923.


Fun Fall Storytime at Cashmere Library

The Cashmere Library is all set to host an engaging and interactive Fun Fall Storytime event that promises an enjoyable morning for kids of all ages. The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Attendees can look forward to action songs, fingerplays, and captivating stories presented by their beloved librarians. It's a perfect opportunity for preschoolers and elementary school-aged children to immerse themselves in the magic of storytelling.

After the Storytime, the fun continues with various craft activities and the introduction of special toys for playtime, providing an excellent opportunity for families to socialize and bond.

For more details and inquiries, please contact 509-782-3314.

Cashmere Library Introduces Sugar & Spice Romance Book Club

The Cashmere Library is thrilled to announce the launch of its brand-new romance book club, the Sugar & Spice Romance Book Club. This exciting initiative aims to bring together ardent romance enthusiasts, fostering positive discussions and encouraging a broader appreciation for this beloved literary genre.

Readers of all backgrounds and tastes are invited to join this engaging club, where they can share their love for romance novels. The Sugar & Spice Romance Book Club will convene on the first Wednesday of each month, creating a regular rendezvous for passionate readers.

The club's meetings will take place at Cashmere Library, from 6-7 p.m.

If you're eager to embark on this romantic literary journey and become a part of the Sugar & Spice Romance Book Club, reach out to the Cashmere Library staff. You can contact them by phone at 509-782-3314 or via email at



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