Community Bulletin Board March 21 through April 19

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. For information: (509) 689-2815.

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. For information: (509) 689-2815.

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. For information: (509) 689-2815.       

March 21
American Red Cross Blood drives
OMAK/WINTHROP - American Red Cross Blood Drives will be at the following locations in March: 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 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 22 (Friday)         
Voluntary Stewardship Program workshops
BRIDGEPORT/MANSFIELD - Are you an agricultural operator in Douglas County? If so, then the Voluntary Stewardship Program involves you. As the lead agency for the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP), Foster Creek Conservation District will be hosting two meetings Friday, March 22. The first is from 10-11:30 a.m. in Bridgeport at City Hall on 1206 Columbia Ave and 2-3:30 p.m. at Town Bar and Grill in Mansfield on 34 Main St.  For more information www.fostercreekcd.org and click on the Voluntary Stewardship Plan tab under Programs or call Foster Creek staff (509) 888-6372.

March 25
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 27/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 information, 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 27
Community Action Council to meet
OKANOGAN - The Okanogan County Community Action Council Board of Directors will hold their Regular Board Meeting Wednesday, March 27, 5:15 p.m. at Community Action, 424 S. 2nd Avenue, Okanogan. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. “Leading a revolt on poverty through Education, Empowerment, and Engagement” If you have questions or need additional information please contact Lael Duncan at OCCAC, (509) 422-4041.

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.

March 30
Pancakes and Politics
OMAK - The Okanogan County Democrats are gathering at Magoo’s Restaurant (back room) in Omak on Saturday, March 30,  9-10 a.m., to have respectful, meaningful, and informal political discussions.  Please join us for this casual “no host” breakfast, open to anyone interested in chatting about Democratic views.  Contact Marlene Firth, (509) 997-9707 with any questions.

April 2
VFW Post #6853 to meet
CHELAN - VFW Post #6853 will meet at the Apple Cup Cafe at 6:30 p.m. They meet the first Tuesday of the month. To join the VFW call Post Commander Steve Palmbush at (509) 670-3346 or email: chelanvfw@gmail.com

April 10
Lilac Services for the Blind meetings
WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee Valley Chapter of the Lilac Services For the Blind meets every second Wednesday of the month at 4 Kittitas St. across the street from the bus station in Wenatchee, second floor, at noon. All with sight impairment are welcome. For information: Rae Hail, (509) 888-7597. On Mondays and Tuesdays call (509) 423-5178.

April 12, 19
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, April 19, 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.   

April 12
VFW Auxiliary to meet
CHELAN - VFW Post #6853 Auxiliary meets the second Friday of the month at the Apple Cup Cafe at 2 p.m. Anyone interested in joining can call Carol Palmbush at (509) 682-5624.

April 15
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, April 15, 7-8:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington Street. For information: Carol, (509)860-3620.
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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