COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD for week beginning March 27, 2008

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.

Open House

OROVILLE – City of Gold Baptist Church is having an Open House Wednesday, March 26 through Saturday, March 29 with a guest preacher each night beginning at 6 p.m. Childcare is provided. City of Gold Baptist is located at 1420 Main Street, between the Oroville Pharmacy and the Gazette-Tribune. For more information call (509) 476-3955.

Kite Day

OROVILLE – Kite Day is part of the celebration of Oroville’s Centennial Days. The first 70 children will receive a free kite. Every child is encouraged to bring their own kite. This event is sponsored by Royal Neighbors of America and the people of Oroville, for the children of Oroville. It will be held at Clark Field on Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Bring the family! There are even kites available for the tots. For more information call Ray at (509) 476-3955.

Disaster Service Class

OKANOGAN – The North Cascades Chapter of the American Red Cross will be hosting the disaster services class ‘Serving People with Disabilities in Times of Disaster’ on Saturday, March 29 for anyone interested. Call (509) 422-3440 for more information.

Spring Bazaar

OROVILLE – A Spring Bazaar, sponsored by Blossom Ministries, is being held on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oroville High School Commons. Admission is free, but a Food Drive donation is encouraged. Last minute vendors may contact Melisa Turner at (509) 773-1941.

Pancake Feed

MOLSON – There will be a Pancake Feed at the Molson Grange Hall on Sunday, March 30 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

English Tea

TONASKET – “Afternoon English Tea” is being held on Saturday, April 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Shannon’s Café, 626 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket. Cost is $15 per person. This is the 3rd annual event – wear your Easter hat and enjoy a delightful afternoon. Proceeds will go to missions “near and far”. Call Shannon’s Café, Peg Oakes (509) 826-4520 or Helen Casey (509) 486-2066 to reserve your ticket as seating is limited.

Solid Waste Advisory meeting

OKANOGAN – A Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Monday, April 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will meet in the Health Department Conference room at the Public Services Building, 1234 2nd Ave., S., Okanogan.

Adoption Fundraiser

TONASKET – A fundraiser will be held on Sunday, March 30 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Havillah at 4 p.m. to help raise funds for Keith and Chanon Kistler, of Tonasket, who are in the process of adopting a little girl from Liberia. A potluck supper will be served afterwards. For more information call Ella Kunkel at (509) 826-7077.

Bird Watching Tour

SINLAHEKIN – On April 12 there will be a waterfowl bird watching tour in the Sinlahekin Wildlife area. Dale Swedberg will identify different kinds of waterfowl migrating and resident in the area. The tour will start at 7 a.m. and cost is $12. To register contact North Valley Community School at (509) 476-2011 or online at

Fire Commissioners meeting

AENEAS VALLEY – The Fire Commissioners of Okanogan Fire District #16 in Aeneas Valley will hold their next meeting on Friday, March 28 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at 48 Cape LaBelle Road. The public is invited to attend. Call Sam Wright at (509) 486-4800 for more information.

Scholastic Book Fair

TONASKET – Tonasket Elementary School is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair on March 24 through March 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (509) 486-4933 for more information.

First Aid/CPR Class

OROVILLE – First Aid and CPR Class will be held April 7 – 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Oroville Elementary School library. Bring a pillow the first night. For information, call Ben Hylton at (509) 223-3412, leave message.

Bingo in Curlew

CURLEW – The Curlew Civic Club will host Bingo on Friday, April 4 at the Curlew Civil Hall. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m. There will be cash prizes and refreshments will be available. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, grandparents or legal guardian.