Community Bulletin Board

Senior Center S.A.I.L classes, lunch
BREWSTER – Hours at the Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center are 8 to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday; and every other Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations will be accepted during store hours at the back door or just knock or come on in. They take just about everything except children’s clothing. The Center will also take “small pieces of furniture and sometimes larger items. S.A.I.L (Stay Active and Independent for Life) classes are on every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11 a.m. The Center is hosting Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition (OCTN) meals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The suggested donation for those over age 60 is $4. For those 60 and under the cost is $8.50. All diners are welcome.

Oct. 13
Story Time at library
Saturday story time
BRIDGEPORT - The Washington Reading Corps Program holds a story time at the Bridgeport Public Library every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Story Times will be for the school year and reading will be in English.  For more information call Molly Westlund at (509) 449-2009.

Oct. 15
TOPS® meeting
BREWSTER – TOPS® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®) meets every week on Monday at 10 a.m. at Brewster Boys and Girls Club, located at 601 Cliff Ave W., Brewster. Visitors are always welcome (preteens, teens, and adults – male and female). First meeting is free. TOPS Club, Inc. ® is an affordable, nonprofit, weight-loss support  and wellness education organization with thousands of associate chapters in the United States and Canada. Members learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise, motivation,  and more at weekly meetings. 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  details: Joyce Anderson, Coordinator at (509) 922-8820, visit or call TOPS Headquarters at (800) 932-8677.

Oct. 12, 19
Brewster area monthly bus trips to
Omak and Wenatchee
BREWSTER - OCTN takes Brewster area residents to Wenatchee for the day, every second Friday of the month. Next trip will be Oct. 12. 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, Oct. 19, riders will be taken to Omak for the day. Again, riders request their destination(s) and 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).Call (509) 826-4391 to reserve your seat.

Oct. 18
Red Cross Blood drive
BREWSTER - An American Cross Blood Drive will be held Thursday, Thurs., Oct. 18, Noon-5  p.m. at the Brewster Boys and Girls Club, 601 Cliff Ave. How to donate blood: Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit 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.

Oct. 20
5K Chelan Chase

CHELAN - Registration is  now open for the Chelan Chase which will be held Saturday, Oct. 20. This 5K chip timed event starts at 10 a.m. and is open to runners, walkers, wheelchairs, and strollers, with awards to top three finishers by age group. The first 200 to register will receive a free t-shirt. Race meeting Sat., Oct. 20, 9:45 a.m., Riverwalk Park Shelter with start 10 a.m. on the “Old Bridge”. Packet pick-up at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall Saturday 8-9:30 a.m. Open to all: runners, walkers, wheelchairs, strollers, families and teams. Divisions: under 8, 9-12, 13-19, 20-35, 36-50, 51-65,  66-75, 76 and over. Register, donate, collect pledges or buy a t-shirt to support this important cause at  Proceeds benefit the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Mammography Department and the Wellness Place to provide mammograms at no cost to uninsured/underinsured patients, and also supports the needs of North Central Washington cancer patients.

Oct. 21
Pink Ribbon Classic - Golf Scramble

CHELAN - The Pink Ribbon Classic Golf Scramble  will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Lake Chelan Golf Course.  All golfers are welcome to sign up with a partner or have one assigned.  Entry fee is $30, includes lunch, but not green fees.   Call the Pro Shop (509) 682-8026 or email Mark Lawrence for entry forms.   

Oct. 24
Retirement Planning Seminar for school employees

OKANOGAN - Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association is sponsoring a free Retirement Planning Seminar for all school employees (PERS, SERS, and TRS) at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Okanogan High School Library. For information call Penny Garrison at (509) 422-3393.

Oct. 24, Nov. 13
Cancer Support Groups

CHELAN - The Women’s Wellness Group, cancer support group, has two support groups. The second Tuesday of each month for lunch, with lunch provided by the Wenatchee Wellness Place, at the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Board Room at 11:45 a.m.; and the fourth Wednesday of each month at LaBrisa, at 5 p.m.  For more information, contact Anne at 682-8718.

Oct. 26
School Retiree’s Assn. to meet

OMAK - Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association meets Friday, Oct. 26 at Roadhouse 97, 914 Koala St., Omak.  Order lunch at 11:15 a.m. Meeting begins at 11:30. Peter Diedrick, WSSRA Legislative Director, and Rohn Rutledge, AMBA Representative, will speak. Information: Jennie Hedington: (509) 422-2954

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