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.
MOLSON – Molson Grange will be having an open meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28. Potluck will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the guest speaker will be leaders and boys from our local Boy Scouts. Come join in for an evening of food and fun and learn more about our local scouts.
“55 Alive” Course
OROVILLE – A “55 Alive” safe driving course is being offered at the Oroville Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A fee of $10 is required for materials. Register with Pat at the Senior Center on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. Call (509) 476-3336 for more information.
TWISP – The Methow Valley Horseman’s Association will be holding a consignment auction on April 26 to raise funds in support of the rodeos. The auction will be held at the Winthrop Rodeo Grounds, beginning at 10 a.m. through the last bid. If you have something to put in the auction, call Mike Holm, no later than April 1 at (509) 997-7224 or by cell phone (509) 429-2042.
TONASKET – Tonasket Elementary School is having a Book Fest Extravaganza Feb. 25 through Feb. 29 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. daily on the grade school stage. Bring gently used books (no comics, textbooks or religious books) to the Elementary School the last week of February. Clean out your closets for the kids!
Youth Soccer Registration
OROVILLE – Oroville Youth Soccer Club Registration is now open online at www.ncwsoccer.com. If you are interested in volunteering at a coach or referee or have any questions about registration please contact Rachel Rawley at (509) 476-2694 or Tina Koepke at (509) 476-2777.
OKANOGAN – The North Cascades Chapter of the American Red Cross will be holding CPR and AED classes for the Professional Rescuer (healthcare) on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Barbara at (509) 422-3440 for more information.
Belly Dance into spring
OROVILLE – Shake off winter and fling yourself into spring! Join other women in the joy of dance. New sessions will begin on Thursday, March 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. behind the Oroville Episcopal Trinity Church on Fir and Central. For more information, contact Nashira at (509) 476-3219; also sign-up sheets are available at Evolution Health in both Oroville and Tonasket.
Swing Dance Class
TONASKET – Beginning Country Swing Dance classes will begin March 5 at the Community Cultural Center. Participants must have a partner; fee is $25 per couple. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Community Cultural Center is located at 411 S. Western Ave., Tonasket. Call (509) 476-2063 or (509) 486-2061 for more information.
WA Pilots Association meeting
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan/Ferry County Washington Pilots Association will meet on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Sun Valley Lounge in Okanogan. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner. Come anytime after 6 p.m. and you can sign up for the FAA Safety Wings program. Anyone with an interest in aviation is welcome to attend. For more information call Justin Smith (509) 775-3911, Bob Ulrich (509) 997-3853, Lola Orr (509) 486-4502 or Monica Oakes (509) 826-1384.
TONASKET – Registration for Tonasket Junior Baseball, ages 12 and under, will be March 8 at the Tonasket High School Commons from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can also obtain a registration form from the Tonasket Middle School or by calling Tom Cory at (509) 486-1646. Coaches and board members are needed as well.
MOLSON – Molson Grange is holding their annual Pancake Feed on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grange Hall in Molson.
NVCS March classes
OROVILLE – NVCS is offering March classes on: Back Yard Pest Control, Beginning Dowsing and Divining, GPS 101, Wine Grape Growing and Vaudeville-Alive and Well. You can view the catalog and enroll on line at wwww/northvalleycommunityschools.com, or call our office at 476-2011 and leave a message. Catalogs will be out in the stores, libraries and businesses.