Community Bulletin Board March 14 through March 29

Map Your Neighborhood  Program in the Pateros / Brewster
PATEROS/BREWSTER: Pateros and Brewster Citizens: Would you like to be more connected with your neighbors? Are you prepared to respond to disaster as a neighborhood? Do you know how to help or be helped in crisis situations? The Pateros/Brewster Community Resource Center has a solution!  The “MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD” PROGRAM. Contact Jessica at (509) 846-5101 or  jessicaocdcm@gmail.com for more information.

Tuesday and Thursday
S.A.I.L classes
BREWSTER - S.A.I.L (Stay Active and Independent for Life) classes are Tuesday and Thursday, 10-11 a.m. at the Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Senior meals
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.

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.

March 14
Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee to meet
OKANOGAN - The Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee is meeting 6 p.m., March 14, at the Commissioners Hearing Room 237, 4th N. in Okanogan.  There is an opening for a Committee Member. If anyone is interested. Send a letter of intent to the Okanogan County Commissioners, 123 - 5th Ave N, Okanogan, WA  98840, and/or come to the meeting.  The general public is welcome.

March 15, April 12
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 April 12. 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, March 15, 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.

March 17
Dinner to benefit
Samantha Himmelhaver
CASHMERE - Funds from The Wacoka Kiwanis annual St. Patrick’s Benefit Dinner will go to Samantha Himmelhaver. Himmelhaver, a former Brewster resident now lives in Cashmere and is a senior at Cashmere High School. The dinner will be Sunday, March 17, 4-6 p.m. in the Cashmere Vale Elementary School Cafeteria. Suggested donation: $8.00 per person, $30 for a family of 4. Great raffle prizes. One raffle ticket included with meal. Additional tickets are sold for $1.00 each.  Dinner will be corned beef and cabbage, Irish Beef Stew, salad, rolls, desserts, coffee and water.          

March 18
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.

March 20, 21
American Red Cross Blood Drives
OMAK/WINTHROP - American Red Cross Blood Drives will be at the following locations in March: Omak: March 20: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Omak Elks Lodge #1742 BPOE, 110 Ash Street; Winthrop: March 21: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., The Barn, 51 Highway 20. 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 or for more information. 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.

March 20/yoga
April 9/meeting
Cancer Support Group,
yoga class
CHELAN - The Women’s Wellness Group, cancer support group, meets the second Tuesday of each month with lunch provided by the Wenatchee Wellness Place, at the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Board Room at 11:45 a.m.  For more information, contact Anne at 682-8718.
Wellness/Restorative yoga, a guided practice of gentle yoga postures and movement designed for cancer survivors, individuals living with acute or chronic illnesses, and caregivers is available at no charge. This class is held each Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. at Yogachelan.  Contact Yogachelan for more information.

March 22
School Retirees to celebrate
‘Retirees’ Week’
OKANOGAN - Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association will celebrate “WA State School Retirees’ Week” at a no-host luncheon on Friday, March 22, 11 a.m., Cariboo Inn’s banquet room, 233 Queen St, Okanogan. A game and prizes are planned. Information: Jennie Hedington: (509) 422-2954

March 29
Scott Clark to speak to School Retirees
OMAK - Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association meets 11:15 p.m., Friday, March 29 for a general meeting/no-host luncheon at Roadhouse 97, 914 Koala St., Omak. Scott Clark will speak on the history and future plans of Okanogan County Long Term Fire Recovery. Information: Jennie Hedington: (509) 422-2954.
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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