Lake Chelan Valley Events, Things to do, Meetings - OCT 13-NOV 11

Veterans Day Parade: Nov. 11
Chelan Museum: Oct. 13-16 
CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Face masks are required for all those visiting the museum. The museum has been refreshed with paint, new displays and new signage and check out the 12 ft. tall Lake Chelan Historic Legend Map display. A 24” x 36” poster based on the display is available for purchase for $30. The Epson photo print depicts the lake in a vertical format along with relevant historic entries. Take a peek in the gift store and buy their latest 50th Anniversary History Notes or a Lake Chelan Historic Legend Map.
Chelan Fire & Rescue: Oct. 13
CHELAN - The  Chelan Fire & Rescue board of commissioners will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. in person. The public is welcome to join via Zoom. Join them at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782.  Information at: chelan.7.com.
Chelan Evening Farmers Market: 
Oct. 14
CHELAN -  Chelan Thursday Evening Farmers market is open thru Oct. 28, 2-6 p.m. and has expanded into Riverwalk Park. With more than 20 vendors and two food trucks, browse fresh, locally grown produce and a variety of goods from local  artisans. Although this is a Farmer-centric market, there is so much more. Enjoy the entertainment, picnic on prepared food or fresh  fruit and vegetables. Per Health Department guidelines vendors will be masked and providing hand sanitizer throughout the market, for your safety. The market is located on the corner of S. Emerson Street and Wapato Avenue, near Riverwalk Inn and Riverwalk Park. For info: chelanfarmersmarket.org
4th Quarter Road Biking Group: 
Oct. 15, 18
MANSON/CHELAN - The 4th Quarter Road Biking Group (Formerly named the Seniors’ Road Biking Group) is inviting road bike and e-bike riders to join their riding group.  The bike riders meet at 9 a.m. in Manson or Chelan on Mondays and Fridays thru the end of October.  On the first Friday of every month the group meets at Pat & Mike’s store and they ride the South Shore of the lake. The rides are usually 90 -120 minutes in length and average 20-30 miles in distance.  The ride routes are pre-planned and include a few or several hill climbs.  Most of the rides are designed to minimize highway riding.  For more information contact Bob Matson at 509-888-1554 or matsonfamily4@aol.com.
 
Glass recycle: Oct. 16
Volunteers needed
CHELAN - Rotary of Lake Chelan 911 Glass Rescue is open on Saturday mornings from 8 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.
Food Bank  food distribution: 
Oct. 16, 19
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, 310 E. Johnson Avenue in the tub outside.
 Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus virtual concert: Oct. 16
OMAK - Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus will present a virtual concert on October 16, 3 p.m. with the theme, “Community and Comfort”. Local musicians that have been or are current members of OVOC as well as other community members will perform. This concert will feature soloists, duets, trios as well as BrassWorks, a smaller orchestra group of current orchestra members. Familiar names of some of those performing are Betsy Rainsford, Nadine VanHess, Steve Cockfield, Joel Yelland, Meaghan and Bob  McElderry, Kathleen Christenson and Tina Schmidt, Brock Hires and others. This is an exceptional opportunity for you to hear our local talent singing with a flare for the unusual to the standard favorites in the comfort of your own home. Go to the OVOC website at www.ovocmusic.org to sign in to listen to this outstanding group of musicians. There is no charge to hear these performances. Donations may be made to OVOC, P. O. Box 1636, Omak or through their website.
American Red Cross Blood Drives: 
Oct. 21, Dec. 15
Those donors who have received the COVID-19 vaccine will be asked which vaccine they received.
BREWSTER/CHELAN -  There will be an American Red Cross Blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 21, Noon-5 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 17 N.W. Hospital Way in Brewster. The Oct. 20 blood drive in Manson is booked. The next blood drive in the Lake Chelan Valley is Wednesday, December 15, 1-6 p.m. at the Lake Chelan United Methodist Church in Chelan, at the corner of Johnson and Emerson. To donate, simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit  RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
Veterans Day Parade: Nov. 11
CHELAN - The Veterans Day Parade, put on by VFW Post 6853 will be held on Thursday, Nov.11, at 11 a.m. (11th hour/11th Day/11th Month). Bring your flag, be proud, and show your patriotism. Come celebrate with the Veterans of our community at Chelan’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade along Woodin Avenue. The parade will line on Woodin Avenue by the U.S. Forest Service Headquarters, come across the old bridge, go up Woodin Avenue, turn right onto Sander Street and end at the Chelan Fire Station (corner of Sanders and Wapato). Immediately following the parade the Chelan Fire and Rescue #7 will provide a barbeque lunch to all the Veteran’s at no charge. Others are welcome to join them for lunch. Suggested $5 donation. Proceeds benefit the Lake Chelan VFW Post #6853. Parade lineup will begin at 10:30 a.m. Interested in being a participant in the parade? Contact Brian Thompson at bltzown@yahoo.com or 425-471-4917. The parade is sponsored by the Lake Chelan Lions Club.
 

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