Bulletin Board 7/19/08

QUAD CITIES

Burn ban imposed in Okanogan County

Due to hot weather and dry conditions-there have been some pretty spectacular fires already in the region-the Okanogan County Commissioners have imposed a ban on all open fires, effective immediately.

All open fires-even yard debris, even in town-are prohibited under the ban. The burning ban has been in place in Douglas County since early June.

Highway 97 closed briefly Saturday morning

Electrical work along Highway 97 will require the road to be closed for short periods between 7 and 10 a.m. Saturday morning, July 19. The closures are at Cameron Lake Road between the junction with SR 17 and Omak.

Okanogan County PUD crews are stringing four power lines across the road, which will require shutting down the road for about five minutes for each line, according to a press release from the Washington Department of Transportation.

BREWSTER

Calvary Baptist Christian School registration July 24

Calvary Baptist Christian School will be open Thursday, July 24 for parents who want to register their children for classes for the 2008-09 school year. Registration will be from 2 to 7 p.m. at the school, which is located at the church, 116 North Jay Street.

People who want more information can contact director Judy Swanberg in Brewster, 689-4407.

Masons installation

July 26

The Brothers of the Craft/Hermanos del Arte Masonic chapter in Brewster will install officers for 2008-09 Saturday, July 26 at noon at the Brewster Grange hall (which is where the chapter holds its meetings). A picnic for Masons members and their families will follow.

People who want information about the Masons are invited to attend the installation ceremony.

REGIONAL

Forest field day July 22

Okanogan County youths interested in finding out about forests and forest fires are being invited to a field day at Havillah and Lost Lake Tuesday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants will start in Havillah, looking at how the community tries to prevent damage from fires; they'll learn about healthy and unhealthy forests, how to identify common diseases, the role of fire in forest ecosystems and how to prevent fires. The second half of the program will be at Lost Lake, where participants will learn to navigate using a map and compass. Kids who want to participate should bring a sack lunch and wear good walking shoes. Long pants, shirts with long sleeves, sunscreen and bug spray are recommended.

The field day is sponsored by WSU-Okanogan County Extension, but youths don't need to be in 4-H to participate. People who want to carpool can meet at the extension office in Okanogan at 7:45 a.m.

27th Annual Bach Fest

The 27th Annual Bach Fest happens all this week during Bach, Beatles and Beyond. At various locations around town until Saturday, July 19; enjoy a wide variety of musical stylings. Tickets are available in advance at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce or purchase tickets at the door. For a complete schedule of events and locations visit www.bachfest.org.

ChelanMan Multisport Weekend

Swim in the pristine waters of Lake Chelan, bike and run along the lake shore ... come tri Lake Chelan! The weekend features several events including, Try-a-Tri a first timer marathon, a sprint and youth triathlon, Olympic triathlon, ChelanMan Half Iron, a 10K run and a half marathon. The ChelanMan Multisport Weekend is a fundraiser for the Lake Chelan Multisport Foundation to support Chelan area children and youth programs in sports, the arts and healthy lifestyles. For more information or to register for an event visit www.chelanman.com.

Michael Dickes charity concert

Chelan to Africa is excited to present a charity concert performed by Michael Dickes with Days of the Dove. The concert will be held at the beautiful Tsillan Cellars at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 25. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, Riverwalk Books and Persnickety. You may also buy tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com. All ticket proceeds will go to the 'Touching Tiny Lives Foundation', which houses and supports children orphaned from AIDS in the African nation of Lesotho. Please help us make a difference for these children while enjoying a beautiful summer concert. Questions, call Amy at 860-2402.

Cossu to perform in concert

The Manson Music Boosters present Live in Concert Windham Hill Recording Artist Scott Cossu, 7 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2008 at the Manson High School. The Manson High School Jazz Band will also be performing during the concert. Ticket prices are $10.00 per person or $25.00 per family of five. Advance Tickets are available at Allison's of Manson, the Lake Chelan Chamber and Columbia Furniture. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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