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.
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.
4-H Achievement Night
OMAK – The Okanogan County 2006/2007 4-H Achievement Night Program is being held on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. at 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.
Halloween Costume Party
TONASKET – Everyone is invited to a fun-filled Halloween Costume Party at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket on Saturday, Oct. 27. Enjoy kids games, prizes and more from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A dance will follow with Reed, John and Friends performing. A dinner will also be served. All proceeds to benefit the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave., Tonasket. Call (509) 486-1328 for admission prices and more information.
Fire Commissioner Meeting
TONASKET – The Fire Commissioners of Okanogan Fire District No. 16 in Aeneas Valley will hold their next meeting on Monday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Tonasket Fire Hall. The public is invited to attend; call Sam Wright at (509) 486-4800 for more information.
OMAK – The residents of Apple Meadows with Havillah Road Printing & Graphics, Ulrich Drug, Hometown Pizza, Valley Lanes, Heatstroke, The Breadline Caf&#233;, Mary Lisenbey, KFC/Taco Bell, Wal-Mart, Safeway, Caso’s Country Foods and the Omak Police Department will sponsor a Safe Trick-or-Treat for children 0 – 12 years old on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Apple Meadows at (509) 826-1196 for more information
Meet & Greet
OKANOGAN – Meet and greet the Okanogan City Council and Mayor, Michael Blake, to celebrate 100 years of community pride in recognition of Okanogan’s Centennial at City Hall on Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy birthday cake, beverages and a drawing for a centennial quilt.
Halloween Dance & Costume Party
OKANOGAN – Parent to Parent and the Family Support Team invite anyone with a developmental disability and those who support them to a Halloween Dance and Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare, 1007 Koala Dr., from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy DJ music, costume contest, door prizes, refreshments and a pumpkin or gourd decorating contest. Call (509) 826-8496 for more information.
TONASKET – Bobbie Jo Vergon will be donating 4 ft. of hair to “Locks of Love” on Nov. 3, 2007 at the Tonasket Eagles. A raffle will be held to see who gets the honor of shaving her hair; tickets will cost just $5 each. A dinner and auction will also be held the same evening and all proceeds will benefit “Locks of Love”. For more information call (509) 422-1295.
Relay For Life
OKANOGAN – The American Cancer Society of Okanogan Relay for Life will hold 2nd Annual Kick-Off Party on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Okanogan High School auditorium. All are invited to attend and teams will receive discounted registration on this night. For more information contact Charleen Groomes at (509) 422-4006.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Booster Club Dinner Auction is being held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Yo Yo’s Restaurant. Tickets are $18.50 per person. Seating is limited so get your ticket today at Yo Yo’s, the Liquor Store, Sheila’s Shoppe or by calling Deanna at 485-3532. Enjoy a delicious meal, great entertainment and a worthy cause.
First Aid/ CPR Class
OROVILLE – First Aid and CPR classes will be held on Nov. 5, 7 and 8, 2007 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Oroville Grade School library. Bring a pillow the first night. For more information call Ben Hylton at (509) 223-3412, leave message.
OROVILLE – The Lake Osoyoos Association, in Oroville, will hold a membership meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at The Depot in Oroville to elect officers and hear Mark Peterschmidt, of the Washington Department of Ecology, talk about water testing on Lake Osoyoos. Membership is $25 per family or $15 per person. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 476-3437.
CHESAW – Knob Hill Home Economics Club of Chesaw is holding their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Browse goods from homemade items to jewelry and dried flowers. Vendors are welcome, however, we cannot permit outside food and beverages. The Country Kitchen will be open for food, drinks and baked goods. Tables are available for $10. Contact Marianne Knight at 485-2103 or Vera Stockwell at 485-3068.
OMAK – Okanogan County School Retirees Association (OCSRA) will meet at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 at the Koala Grill in Omak. This meeting will be followed by an on-site tour of the Omak School remodel.
OCCAC Board Meeting
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Community Action Council (OCCAC) Board of Directors will hold their regular board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 5:15 p.m. at Community Action, 424 S. 2nd, Okanogan. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
OROVILLE – The Oroville United Methodist women will have their annual Christmas Bazaar and Spaghetti lunch on Saturday, Nov. 3. Doors for the bazaar open at 10 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. Lunch will be served featuring “Ralph’s Famous Spaghetti” from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 9th and Fir St.