Lake Chelan Valley Events, Things to do, Meetings September 14 - October 13

Chelan Valley Hope: Sept. 14-15, 19-22
CHELAN - Chelan Valley Hope is open Monday thru Thursday,  9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.  Come visit Terri’s Pantry. It offers non-food items to those in need. You can choose between items such as: shampoo and conditioner, laundry soap, toothpaste & toothbrushes, toilet paper, diapers, feminine hygiene items, dish soap, dog or cat food, and more. Pantry donations are welcome and can be left during business hours. CVH is located at 417 S. Bradley Street. They provide social 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: Sept. 14-17, 20-24
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: Sept. 14-15, 19
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.

Sen. Hawkins’ ‘listening tour’ Sept. 14-16
CHELAN — Sen. Brad Hawkins will hold his sixth annual 12th District “listening tour” this week. It began with stops in Cashmere and Leavenworth on Tuesday.  He will hold meetings in Wenatchee on Sept. 14-15 before concluding the Chelan County part of the tour with appointments in Chelan on Sept. 16. The meetings will be scheduled approximately 20 minutes apart to accommodate as many groups as possible. The first meeting each day will begin at 8 a.m. and the last will end at 5 p.m. All meetings are by appointment. Those interested in meeting with Hawkins should contact his office at or 360-688-8951. Hawkins’ staff will provide the necessary technical details to constituents who prefer to meet via Zoom or by phone.

Farmers Market: Sept. 14, 17
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:  Sept. 14-16, Oct. 1
Latex paint now being accepted
WENATCHEE - Drop-off Saturday is Oct. 1 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: Sept. 14-21
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: Sept. 14: Chinese Almond Chicken, Steamed Rice, Asian Coleslaw, Garlic Bread, Dessert; Sept. 15: Ham Sandwich, Corn Chowder, Pea Salad, Waldorf Salad, Dessert; Sept. 16: Fish & Chips, Coleslaw, Garlic Bread, Berries over Ice Cream; Sept. 19: Mac & Cheese with Bacon, Peas & Carrots, Green Salad, Tropical Fruit, Dessert: Sept. 20: Fall Medley Veggie Soup, Cottage Cheese, Sliced Tomatoes, Assorted Melons, WW Roll, Dessert; Sept. 21: Wieners & Sauerkraut, Roasted Red Potatoes, Spring Salad, Apple Celery Salad, Dessert.

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.

Thursday Farmers Market: Sept. 15
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. 16
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. 17
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. 17, 20, 24
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

Cascadia Conservation District: Sept. 16
Wenatchee - The Cascadia Conservation District Regular Board meeting will be an in person and call-in / Zoom meeting, held on Friday, September 16, 1:30 p.m.  If you wish to attend in person, please call the office as space is limited.  More information, instructions will be available on their web site at or by calling the District office at 509-436-1601.

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:

First Aid, CPR & AED Course: Sept. 24
CHELAN - The next First Aid, CPR and AED course will be held Sept. 24, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., in the Lake Chelan Health Hospital Boardroom at 503 E. Highland Ave. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins. The skills checks are held the 4th Saturday of every month. If you cannot attend your skills check, please call 509-682-6120.

Chelan Teen Center Open House: Sept. 25
CHELAN - Thrive Chelan Valley will hold an open for the Thrive Teen Center on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2-4 p.m., located in the basement of the Lake Chelan United Methodist Church, at the corner of Johnson Avenue and Emerson. Look for balloons and signs. Come see the updated bathrooms, new (donated) furniture, homework help desks with computers, crafting section, Foosball, pool tables, Air Hockey, etc; board games, movies and XBox; and the food pantry for teens. If you have teens, or know some teens, or you’re just curious about the space and possibly volunteering you are invited to come to the open house. Drinks and snacks will be provided.  
More information:,

Candidate forum: Sept. 28
MANSON - The Manson Community Council is hosting a Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m. in the North Shore Bible Church’s Sower’s Hall.  
Candidates in the Chelan County Sheriff’s race and those in the District 2 Chelan County Commissioner race, replacing Bob Bugert, will be attending. Each of the two candidates will be asked the same six questions.  The forum is being funded by the non-partisan group “Residents Coalition of Chelan County.”

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group: Oct. 11
            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: Oct. 13
MANSON - The Mobile Food Pantry will be at North Shore Bible Church on Thursday, Oct. 13, 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.

NCW Libraries 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.

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 positiv e 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.

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