Lake Chelan Valley Events, Things to do, Meetings - Sept. 11-28

The Lake Chelan Museum is proud to be featuring a showing of the charcoal-pastel drawings of local artist, Scott Polley. The evening event will be on Thursday, September 9, 5 - 7 p.m. The drawings feature the upper reaches of Lake Chelan and the historic boats that traveled these waters.

‘Remembering Sept. 11, 2001’: Sept. 11
MANSON – American Legion Post #108, along with VFW Post #6853 will hold an ‘Remembering Sept. 11, 2001’ event on Saturday, Sept. 11, 8:30-9:00 a.m., at the American Legion Park in downtown Manson. There will be special speakers, Manson students will be ringing the bell, read the events of that morning and play Taps and Lake Chelan Patriotic singers will sing God Bless America. A photo of those attending will be taken with Manson Fire District’s Tower 51 fire truck. The 13 service members recently lost will also be honored.

 Chelan Museum: Sept. 8-11
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.

Manson Farmers Market:
Sept. 8, 11
MANSON - The Manson Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking area near Alta Cellars. On Saturdays the market is open 8:30 a.m.-12 noon in the Manson Grange Parking lot. The market will run through Labor Day. For more information find them on Facebook.

Chelan Evening Farmers Market:
Sept. 9
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:

Local artist art show: Sept. 9
CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Museum is proud to be featuring a showing of the charcoal-pastel drawings of local artist, Scott Polley.  The evening event will be on Thursday, September 9,  5-7 p.m.  The drawings feature the upper reaches of Lake Chelan and the historic boats that travelled these waters. The public is welcome. Masks will be required for those attending.

4th Quarter Road Biking Group:
Sept. 10, 13
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.  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

Wellness Place Online Auctions:
Sept. 10-17, 17-19
WENATCHEE - Out of an abundance of caution, and with respect to our dedicated healthcare professionals, the Wellness Place Board of Directors decided to cancel their in-person Gala and move to an online auction. They are excited to host two online auction events during Sept 10-19, and both are filled with a variety of items and values. #1 “Shooting Star” Online Auction Packages, opens 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, closes 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17. #2  “Supernova” Online Auction Packages, Opens 8 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, closes 9 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19. Wellness Place is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and our mission is to give compassionate support and FREE resources to individuals, their families and caregivers through their cancer journey, from diagnosis to survivorship, for all residents in Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties, regardless of age or income. No One Fights Alone. For more information visit

Glass recycle: Sept. 11
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, and click on the volunteer tab on the home page.

Lake Chelan Car Club Show: Sept. 11
CHELAN- The Lake Chelan Car Club Show will be Saturday, September 11, at Riverwalk Park in Chelan (behind Kelly’s Hardware) starting at 8 a.m. Friday afternoon, Sept. 10, there will be registration from 4-6 p.m. with live music at Leo Miller’s Car Museum (20 Blue Water Lane-Behind Chelan Glass). For more information and registration form, please visit

Lake Chelan Swim: Sept. 11
MANSON - The 10th annual Lake Chelan Swim will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Manson Bay Park. To learn how you can swim, donate or volunteer go to The swim raises monies for swim lessons at the park.

Food Bank  food distribution:
Sept. 11, 14
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.

St. Andrew’s ‘Back to Church
Sunday’: Sept. 12
CHELAN - In a celebration of  renewed faith and community, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church has set September 12 as the inaugural Back to Church Sunday service at 10 a.m.
Join “Back to Church” services via Zoom at: As in the past few months since live services have been reinstituted, there will be live acoustic and organ music arranged by music director Hannah Hubbard and choral presentations from soloist Marci Hale in the historic log church. A champagne reception in the Great Hall will follow immediately after the service. See story page A4.

Harvest Dinner/Live Auction:
Sept. 12
CHELAN - The Historic Downtown Chelan Associations Harvest Dinner and Live Auction will be held on the Old Bridge on Sunday, Sept. 12, 5-9 p.m. It is capped at 115 guests. In addition to the incredible 5-course meal prepared by Campbell’s Resort Executive Chef; each course will be paired with wines from 13 of our Valley’s exceptional wineries (each table will be paired with a different winery); this is also an opportunity for the HDCA to raise money to continue supporting our local downtown business community. For ticket

North Shore PUD Substation Update: Sept. 15
CHELAN: Chelan PUD has been working the past year to develop design details for the new North Shore Substation on Henderson Road, such as access and roadway improvements, site grading and the orientation of the new substation. They want to share this progress with you, provide an updated design schedule, and answer any questions you may have, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 3-5p.m. at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce in downtown Chelan. Chelan PUD public meetings will adhere to current Covid-19 guidance, including requiring masks indoors, Remote Alternative. Can’t join them in person? Email Jenna at to schedule a Zoom alternative.

Lions Club garage sale:
Sept. 17-18
MANSON: The Lake Chelan Lions Club (multi-family) garage sale will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17 and 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 772 E. Wapato Way, next to Manson Bay Market. All proceeds will go towards Lions Club programs.

Chelan Century Challenge: Sept. 18
LAKE CHELAN - Over 2,500 feet with an average 12% grade – and it’s waiting for you at the Chelan Century Challenge. Compete against your friends in an American version of Mont Ventoux on Saturday, Sept. 18, with the start/end location at the PUD’s Chelan River Park. The Chelan Century Challenge is designed as a clover leaf. It consists of three loops, each one being completely different from the others. The loops are between 30 miles and 40 miles in length, combining challenging hills with captivating scenery. For more info The money raised by this event plays a key role in supporting the projects and causes of Lake Chelan Rotary Club.

CVHT benefit concert: Sept. 18
MANSON - On Saturday, September 18, 3-6 p.m., Megan Munroe, a Nashville recording artist, will be putting on a benefit concert at Wapato Point, at 249 Manson View Dr. Manson. All of the proceeds will go towards Chelan Valley Housing Trust. Pack a bottle of wine, bring a friend, and hear some wonderful music from guests in the local area as well.

Manson Grange: Sept. 28
MANSON - The next regular monthly meeting of the Manson Grange will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., at the Grange Hall.

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