Lake Chelan Valley Events, Things to do, Meetings September 21 - October 20

Lake Chelan Valley Events, Things to do, Meetings

Chelan Valley Hope: Sept. 21-22, 26-29
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. 21-24, 27-Oct. 1
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. 21-22, 26
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: Sept. 21, 24
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. 21-23, 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. 21-23, 26-28
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. 21: Wieners & Sauerkraut, Roasted Red Potatoes, Spring Salad, Apple Celery Salad, Dessert; Sept. 22: French Dip, Potato Salad, Green Salad, Peaches, Dessert; Sept. 23: Teriyaki Beef on Rice, Oriental Vegetables, Asian Coleslaw, Pineapple, Egg Roll, Dessert: Sept. 26: Chicken Pot Pie, Cottage Cheese, Garden Salad, Fruit Tray, Dessert; Sept. 27: Cheeseburger Deluxe, Potato Salad, Pickled Beets, Orange Quarters, Dessert;  Sept. 28:, Cordon Bleu Casserole, Pasta, Key West Veggies, Greek Salad, Mixed Melons, WW Roll, Dessert

Thursday Farmers Market: Sept. 22
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

Arbor Day celebration: Sept. 23
CHELAN - The City of Chelan has been named Tree City USA for the 15th year by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. The City of Chelan will be holding its Arbor Day celebration on Friday, September 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Don Morse Park, located at 619 West Manson Highway, Chelan. They will be hosting a free hot dog barbeque with a presentation by the Cascadia Conservation District. One hundred and fifty White Spruce seedlings will be given away to inspire people to plant, celebrate and nurture trees. For more information, Kim Fogle at 509-682-8023.

Upper Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races: Sept. 24-25
MANSON - Stage 4 of the Upper Columbia Cup ‘Chase the Grapes’ with eight classes of hydroplanes racing, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25 in Manson Bay. Trophies will be awarded after the points are tallied. Stage 1 was held in Chelan in April, Stage 2 in Pateros in August and Stage 3 in Brewster earlier this month.

VFW #6853 Post Coffee/Donuts: Sept. 23
CHELAN - Every Friday VFW Post #6853, located at 427 S. Bradley Street is open 9-11 a.m. for donuts and coffee and conversation. Veterans are invited to join them every Friday.

Glass recycle: Sept. 24
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. 24, 27, Oct. 1
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.)

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 City Council vacancy:
Deadline to apply Sept. 27
The City of Chelan has an upcoming vacancy for City Council Position No. 5 due to a change of residence. Interested City residents are encouraged to apply. Eligibility requirements include: Resident (full-time) within the city limits of Chelan for at least one year and registered voter of at least 18 years of age with voting ability in the City of Chelan. You must Include your city street address for verification purposes. Post Office Box addresses will not be considered. Interviews will be held at the October 4, City Council Workshop beginning at 4 p.m. The successful candidate will be appointed at this meeting and must be prepared to participate in the budget workshop immediately following. To be considered, a letter of interest is requested stating your background, qualifications, and why you are interested in becoming a City Councilmember. Please submit your letter to the address below by 5 p.m. on September 27. Letters received after this date will not be considered: Peri Gallucci, City Clerk, City of Chelan, PO Box 1669, Chelan, WA 98816,

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.”

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:,

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,

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.

Family and friends Support Group:
Oct. 17
          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:

Chronic Disease Support Group:
Oct. 20
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 have opened 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.

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