Lake Chelan Valley Events, Things to do, Meetings

Outdoor Gallery/Murals, sculptures

CHELAN -  The Lake Chelan Arts Council Outdoor Gallery brochure is available at the Lake Chelan and Manson Chambers of Commerce. Follow the Outdoor Gallery map to discover and enjoy over 40 murals and sculptures located throughout Chelan and Manson. For information about the Arts Council, local art events and artists, with links to  local and international art museums and other resources, their website, artinchelan.com, offers local artists and the community an opportunity to “Celebrate Art!”.

 COVID-19 vaccine, testing

CHELAN - For information on upcoming vaccine clinics and testing in the Lake Chelan Valley and Wenatchee areas, go to: https://lakechelanhealth.org/covid-19/

Chelan Fire & Rescue: June 15

CHELAN - The Chelan Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting in person at the fire station, 232 E. Wapato Avenue on Wednesday, June 15, 3 p.m. The public is welcome to join by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782.

Chelan Public Library events:

June 16, 17, 21

CHELAN - June upcoming events at the Chelan Public Library, located at 216 N. Emerson Street are:

• Friday, June 17 Summer Library Program registration and book bag craft.

• Teen Tuesdays Crafts begin June 21, at 4 p.m. Constellation Jar.

• Wednesdays Zentangle, at 2 p.m.  Registration required.

• What to Do Thursdays, at 4 pm in Riverwalk Parkc

Chelan Museum: June 15-18, 21-25

CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Historical Society has new spring hours for the Chelan Museum in Historic Downtown Chelan, at the corner of Woodin Avenue and Emerson Street. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Closed Sunday and Monday. For more info 509-682-5644 or chelanmuseum.com

SAIL Exercise Classes: June 15, 16, 20

CHELAN - SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life) fitness classes are offered at Chelan Senior Center on Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. and are taught by Beth Shaw and Linda Hollier. Evening SAIL classes are Monday and Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m., also at the Chelan Senior Center and are taught by Ann Cooper.

Chelan Senior Meals: June 15-17, 20-24

CHELAN - The Chelan Senior Center at 534 E. Trow Avenue, hosts Senior Meals Monday-Friday. Suggested donation for seniors over age 60 is $4. Fee for persons under age 60 is $10. Please call 509-888-4440 to reserve meals 24 hours in advance. For information about Home Delivered Meals call 509-470-0522.You can visit their website at www.octn.org and follow them on Facebook. Donations can be mailed to: OCTN P.O. Box 471 Okanogan, WA 98840.

Household hazardous waste drop off:

June 15-17, 21-24 July 2

Open weekdays Tuesday-Friday

WENATCHEE - Drop-off Saturday is July 2 at the Chelan County Moderate Risk Waste Facility on Highway 97A. The facility is open the first Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every week, they are open Tuesday through Friday the same hours. Bring those household hazardous wastes on by your local MRWF. More info: https://www.co.chelan.wa.us/.../household-hazardous-wastes

HDCA Third Thursdays: June 16

CHELAN - Historic Downtown Chelan brings you Third Thursdays sponsored by Re/Max Advantage, Sandy Calicoat at Caliber Home Loans and VIP Insurance. Enjoy free and low-cost fun activities for every age in Chelan’s historic downtown core – with surprises from participating merchants. Join us for our first Third Thursday on June 16, there are lots of free, family-friendly activities to choose from. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Story Walk along the Riverwalk Park Trail “Senorita Mariposa;  10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sculpture & Mural Scavenger Hunt downtown (self-guided); 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Art Walk displayed in downtown business windows featuring art from Roots Community School; 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Art Hunt ‘Passport’ around various downtown businesses – find the missing art and enter your completed passport for a prize; 2–6 p.m. Farmers Market; 4–5 p.m., Butterfly Mask Making Activity by Chelan Public Library at the Farmers Market; 3–5 p.m., Birdhouse Painting Class at The Vogue; 4–6 p.m., ‘Sing’ Family Matinee at the Ruby Theatre; 5-7 p.m., Children’s Art Activity and Balloon Arch by BEArtiful and Chelan Shindigs at Goldies; 5–7 p.m., Music in the Park featuring Aaron Crawford.

Third Thursday dates for the rest of the summer are, July 21, August 18, and September 15.For details visit HistoricChelan.Org

Alzheimer’s Support Group-Now Chronic Disease Support Group: June 16

CHELAN -  With the support of Aging and Adults and Tender Loving Care for Seniors, an Alzheimer’s Support Group for Chelan/Manson area has restarted. They are now opening this meeting to family caregivers of people who have any serious chronic conditions: cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic (post stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, MS) and others. Meetings will be the third Thursday of the month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chelan Valley Hope, 417 S. Bradley Street. Aging and Adults is providing the facilitator, Bob Poindexter, who has great experience in leading support groups. Please join them to be encouraged by spending time sharing with others who are on this journey. For more details please call Claudia Swenson, Manager, TLC for Seniors, 360-561-6090.

Chelan Thursday Farmers Market: June 16

CHELAN -  Chelan Thursday Evening Farmers market is now open thru October, from 2-6 p.m. and has expanded into Riverwalk Park. The market is located on the corner of S. Emerson Street and Wapato Avenue, near Riverwalk Inn and Riverwalk Park. New vendors are welcome. For more info www.chelanfarmersmarket.org

City of Chelan public meetings: June 16, 18

Lakeside Park Improvements

CHELAN - The City of Chelan is planning improvements at Lakeside Park. These improvements will address parking, swim area improvements, restroom capacities, increased ADA access, and an accessible artful playground.

June 16

Thursday, June 16, 6-8 p.m. at Chelan City Hall, 135 E. Johnson Avenue. This will be a public forum with a brief presentation of the project history, project parameters, then discussions with the design team to gather input from attendees.

June 18

Saturday June 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Interactive Inputs: Meet with project designers with Berger Partnership and Parks Director Paul Horne on-site at Lakeside Park, 2230 Terrace Avenue. This will be a more interactive informal session to gather insights from park users.

VFW #6853 Post Coffee/Donuts: June 17

CHELAN - Every Friday VFW Post #6853, located at 427 S. Bradley Street is open 9-11 a.m. for donuts and coffee and conservation. Veterans are invited to join them every Friday.

Cascadia Conservation District: June 17

The Cascadia Conservation District Regular Board meeting will be an in person and call-in/Zoom meeting, held on Friday, June 17, 1:30 p.m.  If you wish to attend in person, please call the office as space is limited.  More information and instructions are available on their web site at cascadiacd.org or by calling the District office at 509-436-1601.

Manson Farmers Market: June 18, 22, 25

MANSON - On Saturday, June 18 the Manson Farmer’s Market will open for the 41st year. The Market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m., when Market Manager, Gordon Lester rings the opening bell. If you’re looking for produce better show up early as it goes fast. Besides vegetables and fruits, you will find local honey, custom made soaps, baked homemade treats for people and pets, various artisan handcrafted goods and much, much more. Members of the Manson Volunteer Firefighter Association bring the fire truck on Saturdays. They sell tee shirts and other items to raise money for the many causes they support.

Fundraisers for Humane Society: June 18

About Golf Fore Pets

MALAGA - This year will be Wenatchee Valley Humane Society’s first year kicking off a golf tournament called Golf Fore Pets. This event will take place at Three Lakes Golf Course in Malaga on June 18, at 8 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. The registration fee is $125 per golfer. Teams will be groups of four and it is a scramble-style golf tournament. Registration is taking place on the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society’s website.

 If you would like to volunteer, donate, or more information on how you can help, visit wenatcheehumane.org, email wvhs@wenatcheehumane.org or call 509-662-9577.

Food Bank food distribution: June 18, 21

Volunteer gleaners needed

CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Food Bank food giveaway is on Saturday and Tuesday, 9-10 a.m. Distribution is  drive-thru. They are located at 417 S. Bradley Street. The Food Bank is getting requests for pet food. Small bags of dog food are best. They can be dropped of at the Lake Chelan Mirror office, 131 S. Apple Blossom Drive, Ste. 109 (Chelan Business Center.)

The Lake Chelan Food Bank is looking for two teams of two people to help glean Safeway and Walmart once a month starting in April.  They would pickup both Safeway and Walmart on Saturday,  Safeway only on Monday and Walmart only on Tuesday starting at 7:30 am on those days.  Everything is boxed and ready for pickup at the stores. They would ride with one of our current gleaners for training and introductions to the process. We just purchased a covered utility trailer so they would need a vehicle capable of towing. If interested call 509-368-4151 or email info@lakechelanfoodbank.org

Glass recycle: June 18

Open 9 a.m.-Noon

CHELAN - Rotary of Lake Chelan 911 Glass Rescue is open on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.-noon, at 23235 Highway 97A across from WalMart. They are charging a small fee per pound for glass drop-off. Buckets of the materials produced, sand and aggregate, will be available for purchase at $5 per 5-gallon bucket. City of Chelan residents are asked not to put glass into their blue recycle bins, but to bring it out on Saturday mornings. Their all-volunteer team relies on support from members of the community to make the operation run smoothly every week. They have tasks suitable for all ages and abilities. To volunteer go to www.911glassrescue.org, and click on the volunteer tab on the home page.

Manson Community Council: June 21

MANSON - The Manson Community Council will meet on Tuesday, June 21, 6 p.m. at the Manson Park’s Department building on Pedoi Street. They plan to broadcast this meeting via FB Live on MCC FB Page. On the agenda: Sundance update, non-profit status, year-round public restrooms and water availability issues, garbage grant update, PTAC Funds, Wineries: County licensing, volumes, noise and parking Issues, follow up with Commissioner Gering re: Wineries, and follow up with Sheriff Brian Burnett re: Wineries & STR’s. Their July meeting will be July 19, 6 p.m.

Red Cross Blood Drives: June 22, 23

MANSON/WATERVILLE - Rock and roll up your sleeve: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross. Donors have chance to win VIP trip to Graceland and more by coming to give in June. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Manson:  June 22, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., North Shore Bible Church, 123 Wapato Point Parkway. Waterville: June 23, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., United Lutheran Church, 203 S. Chelan Avenue.

Rotary Bike Race: June 25

LAKE CHELAN VALLEY - The Lake Chelan Rotary Bike Race will be held on Saturday, June 25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A route for every rider. Pick your thrill: Cycle di Vino-30 miles. Back by popular demand. A beginner-intermediate ride along the shores of Lake Chelan with special stops at many valley wineries; The Lake Loop-50 miles New for 2022. An intermediate ride covering both shores of Lake Chelan with a scenic leg up the south shore to 25-mile Creek State Park; The Century Challenge- 88 miles, 5,900 ft. elevation gain. This will be the 18th year of this legendary ride. Ultra-Challenge option = 110 miles, 10,000 ft. elevation gain. Join the 10,000 club and earn a T-shirt; The Butte Blast- 15/30 miles New for 2022. A gravel ride along the slopes of the iconic Chelan Butte. The 30-mile option features over 5,000 feet of vertical climb. For more info: cyclechelan.com After the ride, join your friends in the park for a complimentary spaghetti feed with beverages available from several local wineries and breweries.

Lake Chelan Arts Festival:  June 25-26

CHELAN - The annual Lake Chelan Arts Festival will be held in beautiful Riverwalk Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 25 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 26.  Stroll through the park and search for treasures among the unique works of art on display by Northwest artist exhibitors, while listening to live music performed by Brittany Jean, End of the Line, Laura Belanger, and Chris Frue.  Sample delicious food from vendors Blue Skies Food Shack, R Shack BBQ, and Dooley Dogs. Childrens’ art activities and the Silent Art Auction round out the events planned for the two day Festival.  Presented by the Lake Chelan Arts Council, the Lake Chelan Arts Festival celebrates art, music, food and fun for the entire family. Admission is free. For more information go to www.artinchelan.com.

Guild Y Memorial Bricks:

On sale thru June 30

CHELAN - Hospital Guild Y is an organization of women which raises money to financially support the Lake Chelan Valley Hospital. Guild Y is selling paving bricks (4 inches x 8 inches) for the outdoor patio adjacent to the new Orchards Café in the new Lake Chelan Health Hospital. For a $100 donation, your family name or the name of a pioneer family, healthcare worker, or someone else of importance will be sand-blasted onto the patio brick by Bricks R Us. The gift to Guild Y will pay for the etched brick and also help buy outdoor furniture for the patio. Forms for the name(s) to be etched are available at Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, 216 East Woodin Avenue. Payment by cash or check can also be made at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce.

Mobile Food Pantry: July 14

MANSON - The Mobile Food Pantry will be at North Shore Bible Church on Thursday, July 14, noon- 2 p.m. All are welcome. It is a walk thru format and guests pick their own food. This will be a regular stop every second Thursday of the month.

 

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