Community Bulletin Board Feb. 12-Feb. 28

2020 AARP Community Challenge Grants: Deadline April 1, 2020
 
AARP Washington invites you to submit applications for quick-action projects that can help YOUR community become more livable. Applications are now being accepted through April 1, 11:59 p.m. ET for grants to improve housing, transportation, public spaces, smart cities, civic engagement and other elements that support great places for people of all ages. Since 2017, AARP has funded 376 projects representing all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Visit www.AARP.org/CommunityChallenge to learn more and apply.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Brewster Senior Center Rummage Room
BREWSTER – Hours at the Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center are 8 to 12:45 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Donations will be accepted during store hours at the back door for the Rummage Room. No children’s clothing. They will take “small pieces of furniture and sometimes larger items.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Senior meals
BREWSTER - The Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center hosts the 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.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
S.A.I.L. classes
BREWSTER - S.A.I.L. (Stay Active and Independent for Life) classes are Tuesday and Thursday, 10-11 a.m. at the Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center.
Wednesdays
Brewster Senior Center Bingo
BREWSTER – Bingo is back at 10:15 a.m. every Wednesday morning at the Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center at 109 S. Bridge St. Cost is 25 cents per card.

Feb. 12
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 information: Rae Hail, (509) 888-7597. On Mondays and Tuesdays call (509) 423-5178.
Feb. 14
VFW Auxiliary to meet
CHELAN - VFW Post #6853 Auxiliary meets the second Friday of the month at the Heritage Heights Assisted Living meeting room, 505 E. Highland Avenue, at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in joining can call Carol Palmbush at (509) 682-5624.
Feb. 17
TOPS meeting
BREWSTER – TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Mondays, 10 a.m., 600 W. Indian Avenue. Preteens, teens, adults – male, female welcome. 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. For  info: Joyce Anderson, Coordinator,  (509) 922-8820, visit www.tops.org, call TOPS Headquarters, (800) 932-8677.
Feb. 17
Compassionate Friends to meet
WENATCHEE - The Compassionate Friends is an organization offering friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents and their families. They are bereaved parents reaching out to bereaved parents. Anyone who has had a child or loved one die in their family is invited to their monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington Street. For information: Carol, 509-860-3620.
Feb. 18
Help available for
Douglas County veterans
BRIDGEPORT - Sarah Simonson the Veterans Service Officer for Douglas County, sets up an outreach/satellite office in Bridgeport once a month on the third Tuesday of the month, in the town office’s conference room 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can find her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/douglascountyvso
Feb. 20
Free Tax Workshop
WENATCHEE – Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners on Feb. 20, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., North Central Region, Washington State Dept. of Transportation, 2830 Euclid Ave., Bldg. A, (Blewett Pass Room),  Wenatchee.  Call 509-885-9841 or go online to register on Revenue’s education page. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. Attendees receive a workbook and helpful reference guide to Revenue’s rules and regulations. Also, attendees may earn two continuing professional education (CPE) credits. Contact Revenue’s Rick Stedman with any questions about the workshop: 360-705-6624 or rickst@dor.wa.gov.

Feb. 21, 24
Brewster area monthly bus trips to
Omak and Wenatchee
BREWSTER - OCTN takes Brewster area residents to Wenatchee, second Friday of the month. Next trip is Feb. 14. The bus starts picking folks up at their homes at 7:30 a.m. Riders may request  destination(s); medical appointments etc.
On the third Friday of each month, Feb. 21, riders will be taken to Omak for the day. Riders request their destination(s).
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.

Feb. 28
School retirees to meet
OKANOGAN - Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association meets 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28 for a general meeting and no-host luncheon at Cariboo Inn, 233 Queen St, Okanogan. A representative from Okanogan County P.U.D. will speak. Reminder: Bring items for the Support Center. Information: Jennie Hedington: 509-422-2954

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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