Bulletin Board 10/28/08



Chamber cookie hunt today

Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce president Charlene Knox is giving away a second batch of cookies today, Thursday, Oct. 30; the catch is the same as last week, cookie lovers will have to search for them in Bridgeport businesses.

The cookies will be at Gross Drug (maybe), Bridgeport True Value (possibly), White Barn Basket Company (might be) or Carol's Style Stop (could be). "No one will know until the last minute, including me, where the cookies will be found," Knox said. The cookie hunt is an effort to raise awareness of Bridgeport businesses and of the Chamber, she said.

Halloween dinner, karaoke at Quad City Eagles

The Quad City Eagles lodge will sponsor a fundraising dinner followed by karaoke tomorrow night, Friday, Oct. 31. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m., with karaoke following from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The dinner price depends on what's ordered; there's no charge for karaoke. The lodge is located at 1030 Columbia Avenue in Bridgeport.

Child find Nov. 6 at Bridgeport School

Parents of children 5 years of age and under living in the Bridgeport School District are invited to a child developmental screening Thursday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bridgeport Elementary School

"Developmental screening includes a brief assessment of a child's communication, fine motor, gross motor, cognitive, social emotional and self-help skills. Identifying potential problems early and addressing these concerns can be a very effective way to avoid later educational problems," said a press release issued by the school district.

Screening will be by appointment only. Parents who want to schedule an appointment or want more information can contact Lorena Lopez at the Bridgeport School District office, 686-5656, extension 224.

Dessert for military vets

Nov. 11

The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce and Nell's Drive In are teaming up to honor veterans of military service with free dessert Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Nell's

Veterans will be served free dessert from 6 to 8 p.m. All military veterans are invited.


Upper Columbia Academy concert band this weekend at Adventist School

The concert band and instrument ensembles from the Upper Columbia Academy, Spangle, will play selections ranging from Bernstein to classic Christian hymns in concert this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Brewster Adventist School.

Friday's concert begins at 11 a.m. will feature music from 20th Century American composers Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copeland as well as other selections. Saturday's "sacred music" concert begins at 10:45 a.m. and will be followed by a potluck lunch at noon. In addition to the concert band, a flute quintet, French horn octet, brass quintet and brass choir will perform selections.

The concerts are free. The school is located at 115 Valley Road on Brewster Flat.


Entiat Holiday Bazaar

The Entiat Valley Chamber of Commerce will host it's 19th annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Entiat High School's main Tiger gym. There will be over 50 booths of crafts and products from vendors all over North Central Washignton. Live holiday entertainment will keep the day festive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come and shop for that unique gift at our festive, easy-going holiday event with lots of parking. Have a sweet treat at any of our booths featuring wonderful baked goods. Have a fun, relaxed holiday shopping experience this year. For more information contact Cindy Herdt at 784-1083 or Debbie Deardorff at 663-4246.

Senior Center Christmas Bazaar

The Chelan Senior Center is hosting a Christmas Bazaar Dec. 6 and 7. The doors will open Dec. 6 at 9:30 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. On Dec. 7, hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Center is located at 534 E. Trow Ave. in Chelan. Tables are available for rent for $15 one day or $20 for both days. Tables are still available, so call Kathy Lowry at 682-5224 to reserve your spot as soon as possible. The Senior Center will host a table of Christmas goodies and items, some of which will be home made jams and jellies, jalapeno jelly, blackberry, apricot and possibly other varieties will be available for purchase. Other items are children's aprons and scarves for dogs or cats, along with other items yet to be decided. More information will be available sometime in November. A limited lunch will be available on Saturday consisting of homemade soup, dessert and a beverage for $6. Lunch will be available from noon to 1 p.m. Please bring your appetite and shopping list for your holiday season and enjoy the festivities.


OVOC season premiere Saturday

The 2008-09 season of the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus kicks off with the premiere concert tomorrow night, Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Omak High School.

The chorus, under the direction of Don Pearce and accompanied by Elizabeth Grunst, will perform a selection ranging from works by modern composers to Georg Handel. The orchestra will perform works fitting for Halloween and All Soul's weekend, including Danse Macabre by Camille St.-Saens, music from Richard Strauss and the Concerto for Violin in E-minor, Tara Kaiyala, soloist.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students over 12 years of age. Children under 12 years old are admitted free if they are accompanied by an adult.

Okanogan Solid Waste meeting Nov. 3

The Okanogan County Solid Waste Advisory Committee will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the health department conference room at the Okanogan County Public Services Building (the old Virginia Grainger school) located at 1234 2nd Avenue South in Okanogan.

All interested people are invited.

Douglas County Solid Waste meet Nov. 6

The Douglas County Solid Waste Advisory Committee will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the county's Public Services Building, 140 19th Street NW in East Wenatchee. A review of the 2009 countywide solid waste plan will be among the items on the agenda.

All interested persons are invited.

Ski team benefit ball Nov. 8

The annual "Ski Ball," a benefit for the Methow Valley Nordic Ski Team, will be held Saturday, Nov. 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Sun Mountain Lodge near Mazama.

The evening begins with a silent auction, followed by a live auction, a buffet and a dance, with music by the Jake Shaw Trio. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at Winthrop Mountain Sports.

Proceeds benefit the ski team, which is for children six to 18 years of age and was founded in 1988 to teach kids the techniques and benefits of Nordic skiing. People who want more information can call 996-3357.

Wildland Firefighter Foundation fundraiser

The Entiat Hotshots will be hosting their 2008 End of Fire Season get together and Wildland Firefigher Foundation Fundraiser on Nov. 1 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell's Resort in Chelan. The public and firefighters in the area are invited to attend, with a donation requested at the door. There will be live music, featuring Haf-Sack. Campbell's Resort is located at 104 E. Woodin Ave.

Free homebuyers class

Premier One Properties is hosting a free homebuyers class on Saturday, Nov. 8 beginning at 2 p.m. in the PUD Auditorium located at 327 N. Wenatchee Ave. in Wenatchee. Local real estate broker Jackie Blanchfield will be on hand to discuss the current housing situation in North Central Washington, along with mortgage broker Mike Leeds of Evergreen Home Loans. For more information or to reserve a place contact Jackie Blanchfield at 509-670-4679 or email her at Jackie@JackieBlanchfield.com or contact Mike Leeds at 509-679-5659 or email him at MLeeds@Evergreenhomeloans.net.

Let's celebrate survival

Wellness Place invites all cancer survivors for an evening of motivation, inspiration and celebration of survival. Special guest speakers, entertainment and refreshments will be provided. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Miller Street Conference Center located at 1000A North Miller Street, Wenatchee. The event is free of charge, but those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to Wellness Place at (509) 662-6069.

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