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. 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. 19, Nov. 9
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 Nov. 9. 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. 20
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. 20
Illuminate Women’s Conference

WENATCHEE - Join us for Illuminate Women’s Conference for a day of motivation, empowerment, and pampering for the women of North Central WA. Participants will hear from exceptional female speakers, enjoy some retail therapy, take time for themselves in the Taking Care of Me Spa, get pumped up with DJ Manny, visualize their goals with our interactive vision board, and capture memories with our photo booth. Participants can extend the fun with a VIP experience. Join them on October 20, for the Illuminate Women’s Conference at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Empower Develop Grow. For tickets and more details at
 Oct. 22
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. 24
Retirement Planning Seminar

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. 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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