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Posted on Dec 4, 2015

Community Bulletin: Dec. 3

Book-It Theatre to perform at libraries
Book-It Theatre returns to the Quincy Public Library next week to present a performance of “The Secret Garden,” by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
The free performance is 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The public is welcome.
The Book-It Theatre then will be at the George Public Library at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 9.
“The Secret Garden” is the story of spoiled Mary Lennox and how she finds her capacity to love and nurture. When her parents die of cholera in Colonial India, Mary must go live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire, England. Uncle Archibald Craven is a brooding, mysterious man who mostly leaves Mary to her own devices. Lonely and friendless, Mary chafes in her new situation until she discovers the key to an unkempt garden and, with the aid of a local boy, learns how to make it grow.

Christmas Bazaar is canceled
Because of a lack of vendors, the Christmas Bazaar at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center has been canceled.
The bazaar was planned for Saturday.
Organizers instead encourage the public to attend one of two bazaars happening in the Quincy Valley.
The Mountain View Elementary Christmas Bazaar is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the school. There will be Christmas carols from the kids, door prizes for attendees and holiday gifts for shoppers.
The Holiday in the Cave Christmas Bazaar is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Cave B Estate Winery, 348 Silica Road N.W. The free bazaar features handcrafted items, local vendors, wine specials and giveaways.

Ice Age group to gather on Tuesday
WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission in Wenatchee.
Guest speaker Dr. Wendy Bohrson, a Central Washington University Distinguished Professor of Geology, will discuss “How Volcanoes Work and Volcanism in the Pacific Northwest.” The program is free and open to the public.
For an overview of the Ice Age Floods and more information on the Ice Age Floods Institute, go to www.iafi.org or www.hugefloods.com.

Santa isn’t just here for the kids
Why do the kids get to have all the fun when it comes to photos with Santa?
The Quincy Animal Shelter is hosting a Santa Picture day for your four-legged kids (your two-legged kids are also welcome). There will be two chances at photos. Bring the family down for photos at the shelter, 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday at 213 6th Ave. N.E.
Shelter folks also will be at Del’s in Ephrata, noon to 2 p.m. on Dec. 5 at 1510 Basin St. S.W.
The shelter is asking for an $8 donation or a pet-product donation for the photos.

Holiday lighting contest returns
Get those holiday lights up before Dec. 13 if you want to participate in the Quincy Valley Lions’ Christmas lighting contest.
Judges will choose the top residential and commerical decorations that catch their eyes. To enter, send an email to mdcordova53@gmail.com. Email your name, address and phone number for judging.
The winner of the residential category will get a gift certificate to a local business. The winner of the commercial category will get a traveling trophy to brag about.

George hosts Marlin Handbell Ringers
The Marlin Handbell Ringers on Saturday will take to the stage at George Community Hall.
The annual and festive music event is a tradition for the George Community CoffeeHouse. It gets underway at 3 p.m.
Admission is $3 for anyone 12 and older.

Leave the holiday baking to St. Paul Lutheran Church
St. Paul Lutheran Church wants to do your cookie and candy making for you this Christmas season.
The church is having a holiday cookie and candy sale on Saturday. The sale is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 716 3rd Ave. S.E.
Photos with Santa also will be on sale 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All proceeds go to the church’s preschool program.

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