Community Bulletin Board March 4 - 15


Cashmere 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. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer and her last Chemo treatment was Feb. 13. She always has a smile on her face. The dinner will be Sunday, March 17, 4-6 p.m. in the Cashmere Vale Elementary School Cafeteria. Admission by donation. 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.

Story Time at library cancelled
BRIDGEPORT - Until further notice story time at the Bridgeport Library has been cancelled.

Senior Center S.A.I.L classes, lunch, Rummage Room
BREWSTER – Hours at the Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center are 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Donations will be accepted during store hours at the back door. No children’s clothing. They will take “small pieces of furniture and sometimes larger items. S.A.I.L (Stay Active and Independent for Life) classes are Tuesday and Thursday, 10-11 a.m. They host 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.

March 4
TOPS® meeting
BREWSTER – TOPS® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®) meets every week on Monday, 10 a.m., Brewster Boys and Girls Club, 601 Cliff Ave W. Visitors welcome (preteens, teens, adults – male, female). 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. According to independent studies published in major medical journals, TOPS® weight-loss  support has been proven just as effective as more expensive commercial programs. For  info: Joyce Anderson, Coordinator,  (509) 922-8820, visit www.tops.org, call TOPS Headquarters, (800) 932-8677.

March 6
Brewster Chamber to meet
BREWSTER - The regular Brewster Chamber of Commerce meeting will be held Wednesday, March 6, 9-10 a.m. at the Columbia Post 97 American Legion building at 102 N. Third Street in Brewster. All are welcome to join them for community updates, lively discussions and business education opportunities. For information: Mike Mauk, (509) 593-0771.

March 6, 7, 20, 21
Red Cross Blood drives
OROVILLE/TONASKET/OMAK/WINTHROP - American 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; Oroville March 6: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., United Methodist Church Oroville, 908 Fir Street; Tonasket: March 7: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Community Cultural Center, 411 Western Ave.; 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. 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.

March 6
North Cascades Sportsman’s Club
CHELAN - The North Cascades Sportsman’s Club Board meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings take place at the Chelan PUD located at 1034 E. Woodin Ave. in Chelan.

March 6/yoga, March 12/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 8, 15
Brewster area monthly bus trips to
Omak and Wenatchee
BREWSTER - OCTN takes Brewster area residents to Wenatchee for the day, second Friday of the month. Next trip is March 8. The bus starts picking folks up at their homes at 7:30 a.m. Riders may request the destination(s); typically, it will be medical appointments, the mall, Walmart, a restaurant and so on. On the third Friday of each month, March 15, riders will be taken to Omak for the day. Riders request their destination(s). Make a day of socializing, shopping and errands. 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 13
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 more information call Rae Hail, (509) 888-7597. On Mondays and Tuesdays call (509) 423-5178.

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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