Community Bulletin Board August 15-August 22

Map Your Neighborhood Program:
Your Neighborhood’s Disaster Preparedness
PATEROS/BREWSTER: Are you ready? Get  your neighborhood involved. Information provided. Registration encouraged. More neighborhood leader wanted. Contact Gene Dowers, Executive Director, Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center and Map Your Neighborhood coordinator at 509-449-9028.

Thursdays
S.A.I.L classes
BREWSTER - S.A.I.L (Stay Active and Independent for Life) classes are Thursday, 10-11 a.m. at the Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Senior meals menu
BREWSTER - The Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center hosts the Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition (OCTN) meals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Suggested donation for those over age 60 is $4. For those 60 and under the cost is $8.50. All diners are welcome.
Tues., August 20
Salisbury Steak, Potatoes & Gravy, Broccoli, Tossed Veggie Salad, Fruit Cocktail, Whole Wheat Bread and Dessert
Wed., August 21
Fish & Chips, Peas, Coleslaw, Sliced Peaches and Dessert
Thurs., August 22
Pork Roast, Stuffing & Gravy, Capri Vegetables, Spinach Salad, Applesauce, Whole Wheat Bread or Roll and Dessert
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Brewster Senior Center Rummage Room
BREWSTER – Hours at the Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center are 8 to 12:45 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Donations will be accepted during store hours at the back door for the Rummage Room. No children’s clothing. They will take “small pieces of furniture and sometimes larger items.
August 16
Farmers Market
BREWSTER - The Brewster Farmers Market is held every Friday, 2-5 p.m. at the Brewster Grange Hall, located at the corner of Highway 97 and Grange Road in Brewster. The market will continue thru mid-October.
August 16, Sept. 13
Brewster area monthly bus trips to
Omak and Wenatchee
BREWSTER - OCTN takes Brewster area residents to Wenatchee, second Friday of the month. Next trip is Sept. 13. The bus starts picking folks up at their homes at 7:30 a.m. Riders may request  destination(s); medical appointments etc.
On the third Friday of each month, August 16, riders will be taken to Omak for the day. Riders request their destination(s). Wenatchee: $12/boarding for General Public, $6 suggested donation/day for Seniors (60 plus). Omak: $5.50/General Public, $2.75 suggested donation Seniors (60 plus). (509) 826-4391 to reserve your seat.
August 19
Study Group for Citizenship /
Grupo de estudio para la ciudadanía
BRIDGEPORT - Join us at the library as we study materials and practice answering citizenship test questions on Mondays 1-2 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library. /  / Los lunes unase a nosotros en la biblioteca de Bridgeport de 1-2 p.m. para repasar materiales y practicar a contestar las preguntas del examen de la ciudadanía. For additional information about this event, contact Ana Trejo at (509) 686-7281 or email atrejo@ncrl.org.
August 19
TOPS meeting
BREWSTER – TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Mondays, 10 a.m., Brewster Boys and Girls Club, 601 Cliff Ave W. Preteens, teens, adults – male, female welcome. First meeting is free. TOPS Club, Inc. ® is an affordable, nonprofit, weight-loss support  and wellness education organization. Learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise, and  motivation. For  info: Joyce Anderson, Coordinator,  (509) 922-8820, visit www.tops.org, call TOPS Headquarters, (800) 932-8677.
August 19
Compassionate Friends to meet
WENATCHEE - The Compassionate Friends is an organization offering friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents and their families. They are bereaved parents reaching out to bereaved parents. Anyone who has had a child or loved one die in their family is invited to their monthly meeting on Monday, August 19, 7-8:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington Street. For information: Carol, (509)860-3620.
August 20
Citizenship Study Group/
Grupo de estudio para la ciudadanía
BREWSTER - Join us at the library as we study materials and practice answering citizenship test questions on Tuesdays 1-2 p.m. at the Brewster Public LIbrary. / Los martes unase a nosotros en la biblioteca de Brewster de 1-2 p.m. para repasar materiales y practicar a contestar las preguntas del examen de la ciudadanía. For additional information about this event, contact Ana Trejo at (509) 689-4046 or email atrejo@ncrl.org.
Aug. 20
Free tax workshop
EAST WENATCHEE  – Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners on Aug. 20, 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. 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. Also, attendees may earn two continuing professional education (CPE) credits. Contact Revenue’s Rick Stedman with any questions about the workshop: 360-705-6624 or rickst@dor.wa.gov.
August 21
Toddlers & Waddlers Storytime for Little Ones
BREWSTER - Looking for an exciting way to start off the day for your little ones? Join us at the Brewster Public Library for rhymes, stories and playtime every Wednesday at 11 a.m. For more information, Rebecca Zion at (509) 689-4046, email brewster@ncrl.org
August 20
Help available for Douglas County veterans
BRIDGEPORT - Sarah Simonson the Veterans Service Officer for Douglas County, sets up an outreach/satellite office in Bridgeport once a month on the third Tuesday of the month, in the town office’s conference room 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can find her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/douglascountyvso/

August 22
American Red Cross Blood drive
BREWSTER - An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Thursday, Thursday, August 22, Noon-5  p.m. at the Brewster Boys and Girls Club, 601 Cliff Ave. By donating blood you can save up to three lives for each donation. Blood is something that is so easy to give and means so much to receive. How to donate blood: Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

FFA collecting aluminum
PATEROS - The Pateros FFA has its aluminum collection receptacle prominently positioned in the parking lots across from Pateros Memorial Park for deposits of aluminum cans and like metal. It’s part of the group’s fundraising efforts along with barbecues at many city and school events.

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