Old Growth - Cashmere Community Concerts
April 18, 2015 7:30pm
After many years honing their powerful harmony vocals around Pacific Northwest campfires, Dale Adkins, Don Share and Joe Wilmhoff have decided to take their repertoire of soulful acoustic music to the stage. The unique vocal connection between these three singers is the centerpiece of Old Growth. The band features an eclectic repertoire of traditional and original music with deep roots in bluegrass, country, and folk.
Location: Cashmere Riverside Center
Address: 201 Riverside Dr, Cashmere, WA 98815
Leavenworth Earth Day Community Fair
April 19, 2015 Noon to 4 pm
Here's just some of the things we already have lined up for the Fair!
• Lots of fun and educational booths
• Hands-on activities for kids and adults
• Food booths including: Good Mood Food, Smokin' Joe's BBQ, Los Comparos
• Snack foods including: Home Fires Bakery, Kettle Korn, and Papa Z's Donuts
• Music by Holly Blue & Friends and Recycled Rhythms
• A Silent Auction where you can bid on a wide variety of items from local businesses, organizations and individuals
The theme will be, “If Every Day were Earth Day . . . . .” We intend to explore applying various sustainability practices to daily living rather then the day or week of the Earth Day Celebration. Our goal is to create a family-friendly event educating around this theme of sustainability.
A portion of the auction proceeds this year will be earmarked for Wenatchee River Institute’s: Youth Education Field Day Program, Summer Camp, and Community Garden, for Upper Valley MEND’s Community Cupboards Veggie Voucher and Swim Lesson Voucher programs, and new this year, and Earth Day Fair College Scholarship Fund.
The Fair is put on by the Leavenworth Earth Day Fair Committee. We are an independent group of volunteers. The Fair is sponsored by Chelan County PUD, Link Transit, Cashmere Valley Bank, Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, and KOHO Radio.
Location: Lions Club Park (next to the swimming pool)
Address: 696 US Hwy 2, Leavenworth, Washington 98826
Dry season ahead: Community preparedness forum
April 21, 2015 4:30 p.m.
This summer is predicted to be one of the driest on record, with snowpack levels low enough to prompt Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a drought emergency last month for three at-risk regions, including the Entiat and Wenatchee river basins.
Cascade Medical Center wants to help the community prepare. We organized a panel of community leaders to talk about the upcoming drought and fire season 4:30 p.m. April 21 at the Chumstick Grange Hall, 621 Front St.
Here’s what you can learn:
-- The state of our water supply: Joel Walinski, Leavenworth City Administrator
-- More about the drought declaration and potential impacts: Mike Kaputa, Chelan County Department of Natural Resources; Tom Tebb, Department of Ecology
-- A preview of the upcoming fire season: Kelly O’Brien, Chelan County Fire District 3
-- How to stay healthy when the air becomes smoky: Mary Small, Chelan-Douglas Health District
-- How Cascade Medical is preparing for emergencies: Greg Horton, Director of Facilities
The forum is free and open to the public. The Board of Commissioners meeting will follow the discussion at 6 p.m.
Location: Chumstick Grange Hall
Address: 621 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826
April 21, 2015 7:00 pm
Mother Nature’s Child explores nature’s powerful role in children’s health and development through the experience of toddlers, children in middle childhood and adolescents.
Location: Wenatchee Valley Museum
Address: 127 S Mission, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Icicle Canyon Cleanup
April 25, 2015 10:00 AM
The Leavenworth Mountain Association will be organizing the annual Icicle Canyon Cleanup on Saturday, April 25th, 2015. All those who enjoy the awe inspiring area are encouraged to attend and help keep the area pristine. Volunteers may pick up trash/recycling bags and gloves between 10am and 12pm at the Forest Land Parking Lot which is located 5.7 miles up the Icicle Road. Be prepared for any and all types of weather.
In addition to the clean up, there will be opportunities for some to participate in improvement projects in the area with the help of the USFS. At last year’s event volunteers helped to install a permanent informational kiosk and build a pit toilet. This year we'll be working on trail delineation in the Forest Land bouldering area.
At 1pm there will be a BBQ volunteer lunch provided as well as some prizes for those who found interesting, odd or large discarded items. SCARPA and 5.10 will also be onsite to demo the latest climbing shoes for those that want to have some fun after the event.
All are welcome so make sure to bring your family or friends along too. What a great way to give back to an area we all love and enjoy!
Location: Forest Land Parking Lot
Address: Icicle Road, mile 5.7 , Leavenworth, WA 98826
Music @ the Mountain - Our cure for cabin fever.
April 28, 2015 6-8 pm
Fourth Tuesday of each month! The Skiffs, comprised of husband and wife duo, Darik and Katie Peet from Wenatchee, Washington, will be performing their own brand of traditional country music which they call "Skiffabilly." According to Darik, "Our music is energetic yet nostalgic with overtones of truthful foot stompin' innocence." They play classic country and radio rock favorites as well to keep audiences singing along. Gourmet pizza, pulled pork sliders, BBQ wings, salads, desserts and beer and wine will be served as well. Free admission!
Location: Mountain Springs Lodge
Address: 19115 Chiwawa Loop Road, Plain, Washington 98826
Firewise Landscaping Around Your Home: Making Your Property Fire-Adaptive
April 28, 2015 6:00pm-7:30pm
We live in the midst of a fire-dominant landscape. The choices we make regarding our landscaping and plant selection can greatly influence the vulnerability of our homes to fire. This class will cover the basics of fire wise landscaping including plant selection and setting up defensible spaces. A portion of the class time will be set aside to evaluate the home-owners current landscape and pinpoint areas for improvement. Resources on cost-share programs will also be provided.
Part of Wenatchee River Institute's "Growing Smarter" Garden Series. $5 WRI members, $10 non-members, online registration at www.wenatcheeriverinstitute.org. Proceeds benefit the E. Lorene Young Community Garden.
Location: Wenatchee River Institute at Barn Beach Reserve
Address: 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826
Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse Group in Leavenworth
May 01, 2015 - May 22, 2015 Fridays in May 10am - 12:30pm
Do you want a more vibrantly healthy body in just two weeks?
Does your body not work the way it used to?
Are you exhausted at the end of your day and wish you had more energy?
Do you find it difficult to get past 3pm without using sugar or caffeine as a pick-me-up?
Have you changed your diet because you can’t digest certain foods well, such as dairy or gluten?
Do you experience gas, bloating or constipation?
Do you struggle with Candida or other chronic condition?
Do you have high blood pressure or cholesterol and want to bring it back to normal WITHOUT the use of prescription drugs?
This is a 4 week series in which cleansing lasts 14 days. This is NOT a fast, and the main meals during cleansing are kitchari, a healing, delicious spiced dish made from split mung beans and basmati rice. There are a variety of other foods you can choose from during the cleansing period, as well. Besides diet, the Ayurvedic approach also incorporates self-care, yoga and pranayama (breath work) techniques that support the body’s cleansing process.
The weekly cleanse classes are designed to:
• Guide you through the cleansing process in an informed, safe and effective way
• Provide a supportive and nurturing environment
• Offer a deeper understanding of your unique body
You come away from the series with a transformed relationship to your food and your body, able to make wise food and lifestyle choices for long-term health. Unlike modern cleansing methods, the focus is to release stress so that the body can release toxins.
This cleanse is designed to help you:
Teach your body to metabolize fat for fuel and release excess weight
Experience strong, clear energy all day (no more 3pm energy crashes!)
Improve mental clarity (say goodbye to foggy brain)
Erase irritability and experience positive, loving thoughts
Strengthen digestion and experience regular elimination (no more gas, bloating or constipation!)
Learn how your body is unique and how you can bring it back into balance on the rare occassion something is off-kilter
Identify hidden food sensitivities that have been making you tired and foggy - and understand why you have them
Soothe and repair the intestinal tract so you can enjoy hard-to-digest foods again
Sleep through the night and wake up refreshed!
Dates: Friday in May - 1, 8, 15 and 22
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Investment: $139 + cost of herbs (optional)
Location: Evolve Local Yoga
Address: 11779 Highway 2, Suite 107, Leavenworth, WA 98816
Wenatchee Friends of the Library Apple Blossom Booksale
May 02, 2015 9 am - 4 pm
Wenatchee Friends of the library would like to invite our community to our annual Apple Blossom book sale. This year, we have moved our book sale to Pybus Public Market where we can display a larger selection of books and parking is more abundant. Books, videos and DVDs will be sold at prices ranging from 25 cents to $2.00. All proceeds benefit the Wenatchee Public Library and the children's summer reading program. Join us! Saturday, May 2, 2015. 9 am - 4 pm at Pybus Public Market!
Location: Pybus Public Market
Address: , Wenatchee, WA
The Four Freshmen
May 02, 2015 7:30 PM
To many music enthusiasts, The Four Freshmen need no introduction. Starting as college students in 1948, the young group won fame with their renditions of “Graduation Day,” “Poinciana,” “Day by Day” and “It’s a Blue World.” Stan Kenton played a major role in advancing the early career of The Four Freshmen, and their unique sound strongly influenced other vocal groups, such as Manhattan Transfer, Take 6 and the Beach Boys. Now, more than 65 years later, the names and faces have changed a few times, but the harmony and legendary sound of The Four Freshmen continue to fascinate audiences worldwide
Today’s Four Freshmen ensemble is considered by many to be the greatest jazz vocal group of all time. The current quartet consists of highly educated, musically diverse young men who provide their own accompaniment. They not only preserve The Freshmen sound, they enhance it with their youth, vitality and talent, giving new treatments to the Great American Songbook. They continue to tour with sold-out audiences, sharing their unique brand of magnetism, stage presence and approach to The Four Freshmen standards.
The Four Freshmen: four parts harmony, a twist of elegance, with a splash of swing, and a whole lot of fun! As the Wall Street Journal exclaims, “Long live The Four Freshmen. May they never graduate!”
Location: Numerica Performing Arts Center
Address: 123 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801