Lake Chelan Valley Events, Things to do, Meetings August 31- September 19

Outdoor Gallery/Murals, sculptures
CHELAN -  Follow the Lake Chelan Arts Council Outdoor Gallery map, available at the Lake Chelan and Manson Chambers of Commerce 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,go to,

NCW Libraries:
CHELAN: Monday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.
ENTIAT:  Monday, Closed; Tuesday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sunday, Closed.
MANSON:  Monday Closed, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sunday Closed.

Chelan Valley Hope:
August 31-Sept. 1, Sept. 5-8
CHELAN - Chelan Valley Hope is open Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m.-3  p.m. (closed Noon-1 p.m.). Volunteers are desperately needed for front desk/phones, special projects, and outreach. If you are interested, please email Jess at The Community Resource Center is available to assist individuals with computer/internet access. Volunteer mentors can help find jobs, housing, healthcare, and more. CVH provides services at no cost to individuals and families in need. CVH is located at 417 S. Bradley Street and serves Chelan, Manson, Chelan Falls, Waterville, Entiat, Bridgeport, Mansfield, and Orondo. Call 509-888-2114 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Or visit their website and social media pages @ChelanValleyHope

Chelan Museum: August 31-Sept. 3, Sept. 6-10
CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Historical Society hours for the Chelan Museum in Historic Downtown Chelan, at the corner of Woodin Avenue and Emerson Street. Hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Closed Sunday and Monday. For more info 509-682-5644 or

SAIL Exercise Classes: August 31, Sept. 1, 5
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. A SAIL class is offered to residents of Heritage Heights Assisted Living in Chelan on Mondays and Fridays at 2 p.m. taught by Gaylen Willett.

Farmers Market: August 31, Sept. 3
MANSON - 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.

Household hazardous waste drop off:  
August 31-Sept. 2, Sept. 3
WENATCHEE - Drop-off Saturday is Sept. 3 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 MRWF.  They are now accepting latex paint. This is a free service to Chelan County residents. For a full list of items that the facility does and does not accept, go to the facility’s website:

Chelan Senior Meals: August 31, Sept. 1-2, 6-7
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 and follow them on Facebook. Donations can be mailed to: OCTN P.O. Box 471 Okanogan, WA 98840. MENU: August 31: Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, Caesar Salad, Peaches, Garlic Bread, Dessert; Sept. 1: Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Corn, Garden Salad, Peaches, WW Roll, Dessert; Sept. 2: Baked Fish, Pesto Pasta, Green Beans, Carrot Raisin Salad, Tropical Fruit, WW Roll, Dessert; Sept. 5: CLOSED; Sept. 6: Sloppy Joe’s, Jo Jo’s, Watermelon Salad, Waldorf Salad, Dessert; Sept. 7: Chicken Parmesan, Garlic Pasta, Caesar Salad, WW Roll

Thursday Farmers Market: Sept. 1
CHELAN -  Chelan Thursday Evening Farmers market is 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

VFW #6853 Post Coffee/Donuts: Sept. 2
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.

Glass recycle: Sept. 3
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, and click on the volunteer tab on the home page.

Food Bank food distribution: Sept. 3, 6, 10
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.  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

International Surf Competition:
September 3-4
CHELAN - Lakeside Surf (at Slidewaters), home of citywave USA, will play host to a Team USA vs Team Europe surf competition pitting some of the best river surfers in the world against each other in a team and individual competition with bragging rights, prize money and international pride on the line. Thirty-two surfers will be competing on September 3-4 in six different heat formats; Best Trick, Traditional, Chaos Session, Cash for Tricks, Team Heats and a Carver Session.  Saturday’s events start at 2 p.m. and finish under the lights after sunset and then the competition continues Sunday at 11 a.m. with Team Heats and finishes in the afternoon and evening with the finals and trophy presentation.  The Continental Surf Cup at Lakeside Surf is free to all spectators. Spectators can enter for free from the upper Slidewaters’ parking lot at the main entrance to Lakeside Surf.

Chelan Friends of the Public Library:
Sept. 6
Fall Big Book Sale on the agenda
CHELAN - Chelan Friends of the Public Library will have their next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 4 p.m. at the Chelan Public Library, located at 216 N. Emerson Street. The agenda will include planning for their Fall Big Book Sale in October. Meetings are open to all interested in contributing to the success of this valuable community resource.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group: September 6
            WENATCHEE - Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington Street, Wenatchee. For information, call 509-860-3620 or visit their website at:

Mobile Food Pantry: Sept. 8
MANSON - The Mobile Food Pantry will be at North Shore Bible Church on Thursday, Sept. 8, noon- 2 p.m. All are welcome. It is a walk thru format and guests pick their own food. This is a regular stop every second Thursday of the month.

Chronic Disease Support Group:
Sept. 15
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.

Family and friends Support Group:
Sept. 19
          WENATCHEE -  Family and friends Support Group meets the 3rd Monday of every month,  7-8:30 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington Street, Wenatchee. For information, call 509-860-3620 or visit their website at:

Senior Healthy Living, Fall Prevention Fair: Sept. 20
CHELAN - Mark your calendar for the Senior Healthy Living and Fall Prevention event on Tuesday, September 20,  from 1:30-4:30 p.m., at the Chelan Senior Center, 534 E. Trow Avenue. Consult local experts on how health care, medications, nutrition and diet, home environment safety and exercise/balance workouts can enhance fall prevention.  Hearing, vision, EMS, dietitian, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacist and others will be present to share information with you as well as community partners: Heritage Heights and Chelan Valley Hope and North Central Washington Falls Coalition.
Refreshments will be served and local businesses are generously providing gift baskets for our raffle winners. Bring a friend or make new friends.

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