Local food banks
OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Jessica Lakey at 476-3817.
TONASKET – The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 300 S. Whitcomb Ave. Drop-offs can be made at Tonasket Tavern. For more information, call Jack Gavin at 486-2480 or Debby Curren at 486-2459.
OMAK – A free screening clinic will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Omak Medical Clinic, 916 Koala Dr., to help identify children in our area who can benefit from specialized care available at Shriners Hospitals for Children. All services provided at the clinics and at the Shriners hospitals are paid for by Shriners and public donations. For more information call (509) 624-2762 or 1-800-369-2762.
Pie Auction & Chili Feed
WAUCONDA – The Wauconda Hall Association will be holding their world famous Pie Auction and Chili Feed on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. The Call (509) 779-4081 for more information or visit http://waucondahistory.blogspot.com/.
Fall Book Sale
OROVILLE – The annual Fall Book Sale at the Oroville Library is on Friday, Oct. 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Paperbacks cost $0.25 and Hardcovers are $0.50. All proceeds benefit the library. Please drop used book donations to the library by Oct. 4.
Barter Faire Booth
TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center (CCC) would like to have a booth at the Family Barter Faire so will be selling raffle tickets for a quilt made by Jackie Chambers. Tickets cost $1. Also they will be selling tickets for the “50/ 50 split”. The winner will be drawn on Sunday at the Faire and will get 50 percent of the money taken in. For more information call River at (509) 486-1328.
Afternoon Coffee Break
OROVILLE – The Oroville Chapter of Royal Neighbors of America will present an “Afternoon Coffee Break” on Monday, Oct. 15 at the Oroville Senior Center at 1 p.m. Physical Therapist, Casandra Hart, will speak about Osteoporosis and what can be done to help prevent it. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given away. Call (509) 476-3882 for more information.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 3002 has rescheduled their Thursday Oct. 4 meeting to Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. For more information call (509) 486-0465.
OKANOGAN – The next meeting of the Okanogan County Genealogical Society is being held on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Wilson Research Center in Okanogan. A business meeting will be held as well along with a session on new websites of genealogical interest. For more information call (509) 422-3944.
4-H Alumni Celebration
OMAK – The 2007 4-H Alumni Auction and Memory Lane slideshow is being held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the North Omak School Gym from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Donated items will be auctioned off in both live and silent auctions to raise funds for Okanogan County 4-H Leaders Council projects. To receive and invitation or invite another 4-H member call WSU Extension office at (509) 422-7245.
Think Pink Bazaar
OMAK – The Fourth Annual Women’s Fair “Think Pink” Bazaar is being held on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Omak High School Multi-purpose room. Enjoy a variety of booths; last minute vendors may contact Melisa at (509) 733-1941.Sponsored by Blossom Ministries.
OROVILLE – Molson and Oroville Granges will sponsor a CPR class on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Oroville Grange Hall at 6 p.m. Cost is $45. RSVP to Nick at (509) 485-2337.
Historical Society Meeting
OROVILLE – The Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society will meet on Friday, Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Depot Museum. Discussion on Heritage Days, welcome signs, grants and centennial calendar will be held.
Planning Commission Meeting
TONASKET – The Tonasket Planning Commission will meet on Monday. Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Tonasket Council Chambers.
Molson Grange Harvest Supper
MOLSON – The annual booster night Harvest Supper is being held in at the Molson Grange Hall on Saturday, Oct. 20 with a potluck starting at 6:30 p.m. The Grange will provide meat, potatoes and gravy; all you need to bring is your favorite dish. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.