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.
Watershed planning meeting
OMAK – The Okanogan Watershed Planning Unit meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the banquet room at the Koala Street Grill in Omak. For more information contact Bob Clark or Shawn Norwest at (509) 422-0855.
Homework Clinic and Bible class
OROVILLE – City of Gold Baptist Church is providing after school homework help and a short Bible lesson every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon beginning at 3:15 p.m. Pastor Isenberger and Mrs. Isenberger have both worked as educators for 15 years and hold Masters in education. Call Pastor Isenberger at 476-3955 for more information. (Se Habla Espanol).
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.
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.
Booster Club Auction
OROVILLE – The Oroville Booster Club Auction is being held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the American Legion Hall. Doors open to begin silent bidding at 6 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 7 p.m. This is an adult only event. If you have items you would like to donate or if you have any questions call 476-3638 or 485-3532.
OMAK – Parent to Parent and the Family Support Team would like to invite anyone with a developmental disability and those who support them to a Halloween Social on Oct. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare. For more information call Gracie at (509) 826-8496.
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 an invitation or invite another 4-H member call WSU Extension office at (509) 422-7245.
Think Pink Bazaar
OMAK – The 4th 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.
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.
OMAK – Reverend Jeff Ecklund will return to Okanogan’s New Life Centre to preach Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Accompanied by his wife, Robie, the couple uses music to minister and were members of Servant’s Heart band while living in the Okanogan area. The public is invited to attend and enjoy an open house from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
OKANOGAN – Due to a conflict in schedules it has been necessary to reschedule the October Board of Health meeting. The October Board of Health meeting will now meet on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Public Services Building, 1234 S second, Okanogan.
Oil painting class
RIVERSIDE – Okangoan County Artist Association (OCAA) will host an oil painting class by Western artist, Robert Walton, on Oct. 17, 18 and 19 at Mt. Olive Grange Hall in Riverside. Supplies needed may be purchased from OCAA at the time of the class. The cost is $120 for all three days. To sign up contact Doris Hubbard at (509) 422-5836 or Lynnes Welch at (509) 826-2900.
Teen Karaoke night
TONASKET – Teen Karaoke Night is being held on Friday, Oct. 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket. Admission is $1 for teens and by donation for adults. Call (509) 486-1328 for more information.
Food Handlers Class
TONASKET – A food handler class is being offered in Tonasket on Monday, Oct. 29 at the Tonasket Eagles at 10 a.m. Arrive 15 minutes early to pay the $10 fee (have exact change or a check made payable to Okanogan County Public Health). Read the food handler book before attending. For more information call Wendell Harris at (509) 422-7388.
CURLEW – The Annual Duck Derby is being held on Saturday, Oct. 20. Sponsor a duck for a buck! Ducks hit the water at 12 p.m. If your duck crosses the finish line first you could win big money. Call (509) 779-4716 for more information.
Fire Commissioners meeting
TONASKET – The Fire Commissioners of Okanogan Fire District 16 in Aeneas Valley will hold a supplemental public budget hearing on Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. at the new Tonasket Fire Hall. Call Sam Wright at (509) 486-4800 for more information.
OROVILLE – REMAX Lake and Country along with Taber’s Taste of Summer will host a free pumpkin picking day Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21 and again on Oct. 27 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Taber’s Taste of Summer, Hwy 97 two miles from Canadian Border. Enjoy free pumpkins, hot dogs and beverages. For more information call Cindy DeVon at (509) 476-4444.
CONCONULLY – Conconully Community United Methodist Church will host its annual Opening Day holiday bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items include apparel, accessories, toys and items for the home.
Flu Shot Clinic
OROVILLE – A Flu Shot Clinic is being held Oct. 17 and Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Valley Family Medicine, Oroville. Call (509) 476-3631 to book an appointment.
Habitat Chapter meeting
ELLISFORDE – The regular meeting of the North Okanogan Habitat for Humanity chapter will be held Oct. 16 at the Church of the Brethren in Ellisforde. For more information call Joan Smith at (509) 486-2372.
Bingo in Curlew
CURLEW – Bingo with cash prizes will be held at the Curlew Civic Club on Friday, Oct. 19. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Call (509) 779-4716 for more information.
Board of members meeting
OMAK – Caribou Trail Professional Services Group L.L.C. will have a board of members meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. in room C/D FMB at Mid Valley Hospital.