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.
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).
Oil painting class
RIVERSIDE – Okanogan 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flu Shot Clinic
OROVILLE – A Flu Shot Clinic is being held Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Valley Family Medicine, Oroville. Call (509) 476-3631 to book an appointment.
Okanogan Democrats meeting
OKANOGAN – The monthly meeting of the Okanogan Democrats will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. at the home of Okanogan County Democratic Chair, Jackie Bradley (240 Crestview Dr., Okanogan). All Democrats and guests are welcome to attend a lunch prior to the meeting at Jackie’s house beginning at 12 p.m. There is a special training session at 10 a.m. for those interested in learning how to use the new on-line voter file called VoteBuilder; this session will be held at the Okanogan County Courthouse.
OROVILLE – Dance at the Depot, 12th and Ironwood, on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with music from Keller Lighthouse. Admission is $7 and refreshments are by donation.
TONASKET – There is a new after school program at the Tonasket Community Center on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy free pizza and pop and art classes. Call (509) 486-1328 for more information.
Community Listening Session
TONASKET – A member of Senator Patty Murray’s staff will be at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave., to conduct a “Community Listening Session” on Monday, Oct. 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call (509) 486-1328 for more information.
TONASKET – The Okanogan Conservation District, the Department of Natural Resources and the Methow Forest Owners’ Cooperative will be presenting Firewise Training on Monday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tonasket High School Commons. This workshop is offered to anyone wishing to learn to assess the wildfire survivability of their home and surroundings. For more information call Laura Clark at (509) 422-0855 ext. 5.
Main Street Trick-or-Treat
OROVILLE – Trick-or-Treating on Main Street in Oroville will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The route will start at Ethyl’s and end at Prince’s. Participating businesses will have “Trick-or-Treat Here” signs.
Flu & Pneumonia shots
OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Public Health will be offering flu & pneumonia shots for adults age 19 and older on Oct. 25, 30, 31 and Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flu shots are $25 and pneumonia shots are $30; for those who are eligible Medicare will be billed. Okanogan County Public Health is located at 1234 S. 2nd in Okanogan. Call (509) 422-7140 for more information.
OROVILLE – An Open House at the Oroville Depot is being held on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come see the new additions as well as updates on projects. Homemade pie and coffee will be on hand to sustain the bold explorers of the Oroville Depot!
OKANOGAN – The Annul Meeting of the Okanogan County Local Emergency Planning Committee is being held on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon in the County Commissioner’s hearing room. This meeting is to coordinate responses to all emergencies in the county, big and small.
4-H Achievement Night
OMAK – The Okanogan County 2006/2007 4-H Achievement Night Program is being held on Saturday, Oct. 27 6:30 p.m. in the Union Hall in Omak (across from the feed store). The 4-H program will be honoring all currently enrolled 4-H members and leaders for all their work during the year. A family dance hosted by the Triple Crown Team 4-H Club, as a fundraiser, will follow immediately after the achievement ceremonies.
OMAK – Wenatchee Valley College Omak Associated students will be sponsoring the film “SICKO” beginning Oct. 19 and playing one week at the Mirage Theater in Omak. The film is a 2007 documentary that investigates the American Health care system, focusing on its for-profit health insurance and pharmaceutical industry. Students with a current WVC ASB card will be admitted free of charge.
OROVILLE – The Oroville High School Music Department will put on their first concert of the year on Monday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in the high school commons. The high school choir, jazz band and junior high bands will perform.