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10/24/2013 9:56:00 AM Email this articlePrint this article 
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Planning Commission opening

The city of Cashmere is seeking volunteers to serve on Cashmere's Planning Commission. The Planning Commission meets the first Monday of each month at 5 p.m. at Cashmere City Hall. The Planning Commission consists of seven members who are appointed for a term of four years. The Commission helps guide the orderly growth of the city and Urban Growth Area by making recommendations to City Council regarding comprehensive plan amendments, zone changes, zoning ordinance amendments, and other development matters as necessary. This volunteer position would start Jan. 6, 2014. If interested please contact Mark Botello, Director of Planning and Building, at Cashmere City Hall, 782-3513. (er43,44)

Stuff the Bus food drive

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cashmere United Methodist Church, 213 South Division. Drop off donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Cashmere Food Bank. Help us reach our goal of filling the entire bus. (er43)


Mobile DSHS

The moblie DSHS office is coming to Leavenworth, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26 at Cascade Medical, 817 Commercial St. You can apply for cash assistance, basic food assistance, childcare services. You can also drop off paperwork, complete an eligibility review, mid-certification review or make changes to an existing case. Call 1-877-501-2233. (er43)

Make a Difference with Bikes for Humanity

The Leavenworth Rotary Club is collecting bikes for distribution to people in rural Africa. Collected bikes are loaded in a 40-foot ocean container for shipment to Africa. Once in Africa, the ocean container is modified to become the local bike store, locals are trained in store management, and bike repair, by B4H volunteers thereby creating jobs. The bikes are sold for a fair price to locals who use them as transportation to jobs, etc. About 10 percent of the bikes are not sold but are reserved for use by home health team members, who are trained by B4H volunteers, to deliver medication and perform limited home health care. On Saturday, Oct. 26, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., please bring bikes to: Cashmere Valley Bank branches at Leavenworth, Cashmere, Easy Street/Wenatchee, Chelan Street/Wenatchee or East Wenatchee. Contact Karl Ruether / e-mail / 509-548-7000. (er43)

Make a Difference with Wheelchairs for Guatemala

The Leavenworth Rotary Club is collecting wheelchairs to be distributed in rural Guatemala. The wheelchairs are shipped in an ocean container to Guatemala City from which they are distributed to areas of greatest need. Guatemala has a very high incidence of birth defects that affect mobility and there is a tremendous need for wheelchairs. Donated wheelchairs must be in good working order. On Saturday, Oct. 26, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., please bring wheelchairs to: Cashmere Valley Bank branches at Leavenworth, Cashmere, Easy Street/Wenatchee, Chelan Street/Wenatchee or East Wenatchee. Contact Karl Ruether / e-mail / 509-548-7000. (er43)

SHARE Orientation

SHARE Community Land Trust is presenting an orientation session at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Leavenworth PUD Conference Room (behind Fire Hall). Orientation will cover information about qualification, the application process and living in a Land Trust neighborhood. Call 548-0408. (er43,44)

LWSC fall fundraiser

Don't miss the annual Fall Fundraiser on Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Festhalle. The focus of this year's fundraiser is to support the Jr. Nordic and Alpine Teams. The LWSC and your generous contributions keep the programs affordable and accessible to the to the local kids and families. Call 548-5477. (er43,44)

The Nose opera

The Nose (Live in HD) is presented at 9:55 a.m. And 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Snowy Owl Theater. William Kentridge's inventive staging follows a Russian bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol's comic story. Call 548-6347. (er43)

Native Plant Restoration in honor of Jeff Parsons

The staff and board of Wenatchee River Institute invite you to join in creating a native garden to celebrate and honor Jeff's contributions. Come to a work party on any Sunday afternoon through Nov. 10 from Noon to 4 p.m. Buy plants for the garden at a work party, $5 and up. Donate to the project by sending a check to WRI, PO Box 2073, Leavenworth, WA 98826 or at Celebration potluck is Nov. 10, 5 to 7 p.m. Questions: email (er43,44)

Women's Exchange meeting

The Leavenworth Women's Exchange monthly luncheon meeting will be held at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Visconti's, 636 Front St. Cost of the luncheon is $14 for members and $16 for non-members. Beverage, dessert, tax and gratuity are included. Patti Bosket of Au Natural will present a program titled "Fun and Simple Table Top Decorations for your Holiday Entertaining." For information and reservations, contact Ann Thrasher at 548-5363 by Saturday Nov. 9. (er43.44)

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair features an amazing selection of books. You will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. The whole community is invited. The fair dates are from Oct. 24 to Nov. 1 in the IRMS library. You may shop online and your order will be shipped free to the school for pick-up or be sent home with your student. Your online purchases will go to support this fair and all Book Fair profits will go toward new library books at IRMS. For online shopping information and website link you can go the the Cascade School District website. Call 548-5815. (er42,43)

United Methodist Halloween party

Bring your kids in costume to a Halloween party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at the United Methodist Church at 418 Evans Street, Leavenworth. Games, treats, fun and goodies. To sign up to volunteer at this event, contact Pam Ennis at (er43)

P.E.O Fashion Fling and Tea

The Leavenworth Chapter of P.E.O. International is holding their third Annual Fashion Fling and Tea on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Best Western Icicle Inn, 505 Highway 2 in Leavenworth. Tea, sandwiches and desserts will be served as the clothing is modeled from these Upper Valley shops. Tickets are $25 per person, reserve your seat by calling Jimi Wilson - Phone 763 3445 or emailing by Oct, 31. The last two year's tickets to the event have sold out so early reservations are suggested. (er43,44)

Lonnie Dupre slide show

Lonnie Dupre is presenting a slideshow and documentary about his arctic and polar explorations on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Snowy Owl Theater. The slideshow is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the documentary from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Some of the proceeds will go toward a local kid's running club, the P.D. Striders. All of the info can be found at the Icicle Creek Center for the Art's website, (er42,43)

Youth AAU Basketball registration

Cascade Youth AAU Boys and Girls Basketball Grades 3-8. Registration is Wednesday, Nov. 6 at IRMS main entrance from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fee: $50. Practice starts week of Nov. 11. You can register at practice also. Forms in school offices. We are looking for coaches to volunteer. Call 670-3700. (er42,43)

Community Cupboard fundraiser

Join us at Café Verona for breakfast or lunch and Pavz for lunch or dinner on Thursday, Nov. 21 to help stock the shelves at the Community Cupboard for the upcoming holiday season. Many additional downtown businesses will be supporting with pledges and donations for this event and we encourage your patronage to downtown Leavenworth. For a full list of participating businesses or more information go to Call 548-0408. (er43,44)


PD PIE Ice Cream Social

The Peshastin-Dryden Partners in Education group, your local PTA, will be holding an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Chelan County PUD meeting room in Leavenworth. This will be an informational session about the group and how you can get involved. PD PIE is partnering to create a fun and successful learning environment for our children. Call Laura, 548-0408. (er43)


Become a WSU Chelan County Master Gardener

Have you always wanted to learn more about gardening, meet new people and make a difference in the community? If so, you should consider becoming a WSU Chelan County Master Gardener volunteer. Widespread access to WSU Master Gardener training has never been more convenient. This 13 week course is tentatively scheduled to begin on Jan. 7, 2014 and run through April 15, 2014. The in-class sessions will be held on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center at 1100 N. Western Ave. Cost of the training is $170. For more information and for an application packet, contact the WSU Chelan County Extension office at 667-6540. (er42,43)


Is entrepreneurship for you? Do you have drive and stamina? Do you have an idea which you think will survive as a business? Or are you wanting to expand an existing business? If you answered yes to these questions then you need to make an appointment with a SCORE mentor. SCORE, an organization within the Small Business Agency, is a place where you can get free and confidential help and advice that will enhance the probability of success in your endeavor.

Counseling is offered on Tuesday's from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Thursday's from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To make an appointment or for more information call the Wenatchee SCORE office at 509-888-2900 or your local Chamber of Commerce office. (er42,43)

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