Lake Chelan Valley Events, Things to do, Meetings August 24 -September 19

Outdoor Gallery/Murals, sculptures
CHELAN -  Follow the Lake Chelan Arts Council Outdoor 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,
 COVID-19 vaccine, testing
CHELAN - For information on vaccine clinics and testing in the Lake Chelan Valley and Wenatchee areas, go to:
Lake Chelan EMS/Care Connect
LAKE CHELAN - Lake Chelan Health Emergency Services is partnering with Care Connect Washington to help provide support for those affected by COVID-19. You qualify is: You tested positive for COVID-19 or you had close contact with someone who tested positive, and you’re actively isolating or quarantining at home. They can help with personal care kits, food kits (non-perishable), fresh foods (orders delivered to your door) and financial assistance. Find out if you qualify, 1-800-453-0336. EMS Community Care Program, 509-726-6072.
NCW Libraries new hours:
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 Skatepark meeting: August 24

CHELAN - Join representatives from Gridline Skateparks, Berger Partnership Landscape Architects, and City of Chelan  Parks Department for a public input session on Wednesday, August 24, 4:30-7 p.m., at the Chelan Skatepark in Don Morse Memorial Park. They are conducting a feasibility study for an upgraded skatepark and they’d love your insights. Mark your calendars and invite your friends. In the meantime check out this glow in the dark skatepark in Ile de Vassivière, France:

Chelan Valley Hope: August 24-25, 29-Sept. 1
CHELAN - Chelan Valley Hope is open Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m.-Noon and 1-3 p.m.  CVH has been a grass-roots local nonprofit since 2009 serving our greater Chelan community as a social services agency ‘hub’.  CVH is located at 417 S. Bradley Street and can be reached at 509-888-2114. The new Connectivity Center is available assisting individuals with computer/internet access.  CVH provides services at no cost to all individuals and families in need, empowering people to improve their own lives.  HOPE is clearly the message by giving people the support and tools needed in crisis or difficult life circumstances; by providing relief, emergency shelter, rent and utilities assistance, food and fuel vouchers, and bringing solutions and relevant resources to achieve long term independence and stability.  More information at including a Donate Button. Call 509-888-2114 for a client appointment or to volunteer.  

Chelan Museum: August 24-27, 30-Sept. 3
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 thru Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Closed Sunday and Monday. For more info 509-682-5644 or
SAIL Exercise Classes: August 24-25, 29
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 24, 27
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 24-26, 30-Sept. 2, Sept. 3
Latex paint now being accepted
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 17-19, 22-24
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 and follow them on Facebook. Donations can be mailed to: OCTN P.O. Box 471 Okanogan, WA 98840. MENU:  August 24: Beef Stroganoff, Green Beans, Garden Salad, Fruit Salad, Dessert; August 25: Chicken Cacciatore, Wild Rice, Carrot Raisin Salad, Garlic Bread, Fruited Jell-O; August 26:, Salisbury Steak, Potatoes & Gravy, Broccoli, WW Bread, Apricot Crisp: August 29: Chicken Chop Suey, Rice, Asian Style Slaw, Mandarin Oranges, Egg Roll, Dessert: August 30: Pot Roast, Roast Carrots & Potatoes, Garden Salad, Watermelon, WW Roll, Oatmeal Cookies; August 31: Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, Caesar Salad, Peaches, Garlic Bread, Dessert.

Thursday Farmers Market: August 25
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: August 26
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: August 27
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: August 27, 30, Sept. 3
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

Pateros Hydro Classic: August 27-28

PATEROS – The Pateros Hydro Classic, the second stage of the four-event Upper Columbia Cup “Chase the Grapes” Shootout is coming to Lake Pateros on Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28. The inaugural four-race Tacoma Inboard Racing Association (TIRA) hydro event opened with the Norm Evans Apple Cup Regatta on Lake Chelan on April 30-May 1, will be at Pateros later this month, debut in Brewster on Sept. 10-11, and conclude at Manson on Sept. 24-25.Race events promoter George Pearson is organizing a potluck Dinner on Main Street with live music from 5-10 p.m., Saturday, August 27.

Town Hall on Chelan Valley’s Housing Crisis: August 30
All Manson and Chelan community members are encouraged to attend
CHELAN – Chelan Valley Housing Trust (CVHT) is hosting a Town Hall to discuss valley-wide housing solutions on August 30, at 5 p.m. in the Chelan Senior Center located at 534 E. Trow Avenue. The goal of this event is to bring real results to the lives of many that have been affected by the housing crisis. “We know the problem, many of us are experiencing it. It’s time to talk about how to jump into action” says Rachael Goldie, Executive Director of the trust. CVHT has recruited representatives from the Chelan City Council, City of Chelan Planning Department, the Chelan County Commissioners, the Wenatchee Housing Authority, Habitat for Humanity, Chelan Valley Hope, the Lake Chelan School District, local realtors and landlords to talk about their solutions now and in the future and how the community can help take action. “Together we can stabilize the future of this economy by investing in attainable housing”, says Yola Heermann, Outreach Coordinator of the trust. All Manson and Chelan community members are encouraged to attend. Snacks and beverages will be provided. CVHT requests a solutions-based respectful discussion by speakers and attendees. For more information or to donate visit www.chelanvalleyhousing .org
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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