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.
OROVILLE – The Annual Meeting of the “new and improved” Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Old Oroville Depot. Society members as well as others in the Borderlands’ community are encouraged to attend. For more information call 509-486-1590.
Annual Benefit Auction
SITZMARK – Sitzmark Ski Club will hold its Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Eagles in Tonasket. The Silent Auction and raffles will start at 6 p.m. and the live auction will start at 7 p.m. A prime rib dinner will be served at 6 p.m. for $15 per person. This is Sitzmark Ski Area’s biggest fundraiser of the year and everyone is invited to join in the fun filled evening with good food, a friendly crowd and great items to bid on.
Family Movie Night
TONASKET – Tonasket Elementary Family Fun Night, Literacy Night and Book Fair is being held on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All students need to be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free for children and families. Free popcorn and soda will be served. This event is sponsored by the Tonasket Elementary School ASB, Tonasket Americorp, II Sisters and Wal-Mart. Donations will be taken for Habitat for Humanity.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan Valley Farmers Market will hold their Thanksgiving Market on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Okanogan Grange Hall, 305 Tyee St. There will be lots of vegetables, Christmas gift items and Holiday baked goods. Biscuits and gravy, chili, chilidogs and locally roasted coffee will be served. For more information call Stephanie at 826-1259. All vending spots are filled at this time.
Gun Club Meeting
OROVILLE – There will be an Oroville Gun Club meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Gun Club. Call 476-2241 for more information.
Thanksgiving at Linda’s
OROVILLE – Linda’s Bakery, 712 14th Ave., will have a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This dinner is open to the public and donations are always welcome.
Free Turkey Dinner
CHESAW – The Chesaw Community Bible Church will sponsor a free turkey dinner (with all the trimmings) on Thursday, Nov. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Chesaw Community Building.
OROVILLE – The Oroville American Legion Auxiliary is serving breakfast every Sunday morning from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 314, 14th St. (Oroville). The public is welcome and invited to attend.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Eagles are having a free Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 22; everyone is welcome to attend.
TONASKET – Friday, Nov. 16 is Turkey Bingo at the Tonasket Eagles starting at 7 p.m. Bingo is open to the public.
Sea Cadet Program
OKANOGAN – Sea Cadet, much like ROTC, will give you leadership skills without going into the service. Get training and skills on the job. A meeting will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Okanogan Armory beginning at 7 p.m. For more information call (509) 826-1571 or (509) 588-6115.
TONASKET – Developmental screenings will be provided at no cost for children from birth to six years of age for children living in the Tonasket School District. To obtain more information contact Brenda at the Tonasket Elementary School (509) 486-4933.
Child Find Notice
TONASKET – If you have any concerns regarding your child’s development or success in school (from birth to 21 years) please call your local school for additional information or referral. Your call will be referred to appropriate staff to answer your questions. Tonasket School District, 35 DO Hwy 20 E., Tonasket. (509) 486-4933.
Authentic Thai Cooking
TONASKET – On Sunday, Nov. 18 the Community Cultural Center is offering a class in Authentic Thai cooking, taught by Ruay Murray, a Thai native who now makes Tonasket her home. The class will be taught from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $20, which includes the cost of ingredients. Pre-registration is required, call (509) 486-1328.
OROVILLE – Missoula Children’s Theater along with Oroville students (K-12) will perform the play Robin Hood on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Oroville High School Commons. Cost is $4 adults/ $2 students. This event is sponsored by the Oroville Booster Club.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Hall, Shop and Police Department office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. Customers with a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday collection day will be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Wellness Series Exercise Class
OKANOGAN – Parent to Parent and the Family Support Team would like to invite anyone with a developmental disability and those who support them to a five week Wellness Series Exercise Class starting Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare and Medical Clinic. For additional information contact Gracie at (509) 826-8496.
OKANOGAN – The Board of Okanogan County Commissioners will close the Okanogan County Courthouse complex in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23. The Courthouse will resume regular business hours on Monday, Nov. 26.
TONASKET – The regular meeting of the North Okanogan Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren in Ellisforde. For more information call Joan Smith at 486-2372.
Brownie Troops in Omak
OMAK – Brownie Troops in the Omak area are looking for girls age six through eight who want to discover fun and friendship of Girl Scouting. Registration is $10 per year and scholarships are available. For more information call Lisa at (800) 827-9478 ext. 244 or (509) 834-9785 or visit www.gsewni.org.
Christmas Activities and Holiday Lighting
CHELAN – The Christmas activities and holiday light ceremony will take place on Friday, Nov. 23 in downtown Chelan. Santa will make an entrance at the Ruby Theatre at 2 p.m. The lighting ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m. at the community Christmas tree. Carols are sung as the crowd walks to Riverwalk Park for a fireworks display at 6:15 p.m. Contact (509) 682-9425 for further information. This event is sponsored by the Historic Downtown Chelan Association.
Habitat thrift store opening
CHELAN – A “soft opening” of Habitat’s new thrift store will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1. Winter store hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Donations will be accepted on a limited basis starting Tuesday, Nov. 20. Donors are asked to call the store manager, Lynn at 682-7088 or 687-3879 for further information and delivery instructions.
Habitat store dedication
CHELAN – Lake Chelan Valley Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the dedication and grand opening of their new thrift store on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend and tour the new building located at 518 E. Woodin Avenue. The new Habitat thrift store building was funded by the generous donation of the late Margaret Freer. Habitat’s new store will provide space for an extended assortment of merchandise Habitat will also host the Lake Chelan Food Bank in the lower level of the new building.