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Posted on Apr 1, 2016

Community Bulletin: March 31

Community asked to join in Patriot Pick-Up
Quincy Valley School is inviting the public to join students and staff for their annual Patriot Pick-Up day on Friday.
Patriot Pick-Up is a QVS effort to keep the greater Quincy community litter-free. The day teaches students the importance of volunteering while accomplishing something for the community, a press release from QVS states.
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the school, 1804 13th Ave. S.W., to be broken into groups that then will go out into the community. The event is expected to end at about 11:30 a.m.

Book-It Theatre returns to libraries
The North Central Regional Library will present children’s programs at several of its branch libraries, including Quincy and George, during the upcoming spring break from school.
Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will bring literature to life with its performance of “A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin.”
The theater group was founded 26 years ago as a group of artists adapting short stories and touring the Northwest to promote reading.
The “Splash of Red” tour tells the story of Horace Pippin, an African American painter born in Pennsylvania in 1888. While fighting in WWI, he was shot and left unable to use his painting arm. After the war, he worked tirelessly to restore the use of the arm and, after many years, was able to paint again.
Local performances are 3:30 p.m. on Monday at the George Public Library and at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the Quincy Public Library.

Seniors: Come for dinner Thursday
The Quincy Senior Center is serving up teriyaki chicken at Thursday’s weekly dinner.
The dinner starts at 6 p.m. and is followed by games at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $7 a person. Also on the menu are rice pilaf, Caesar salad, broccoli and poke cake.
Bridge winners were Lorain Greenwalt and Carole Richardson. Pinochle winners were Wilma DeLeeuw and Ike Needens. Dominoes winners were Mark Owens and Susan Lacy. Rummikub winners were Pamela Barrow and Glenn Barrow.

Public invited to QJHS college fair
There will be a college fair at Quincy Junior High on April 14 that’s open to the community.
The event is 5 to 7:40 p.m. A catered dinner from Tijuana’s will be served 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Dinner will be followed by local keynote speakers. Break-out sessions will give attendees the chance to learn about how to get money for college and talk to college representatives. Several college representatives will be on hand.
The event is sponsored by the Quincy Junior High and Gear Up. If you want more information, call principal Scott Ramsey at 787-04435 or any member of the Gear Up Team at 289-1183.

Mended Hearts group to meet on Monday
WENATCHEE – Greater Wenatchee Mended Hearts Chapter 91, which serves families and patients in Grant, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, meets on Monday at Central Washington Hospital.
The meeting,11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will be in conference rooms F and G on the hospital’s ground floor. The public is invited to come and learn about “The Dash Diet: Living a Low Sodium Diet,” by Carla Ruhs, clinical dietician at the hospital. For more information, call 679-8181 or email

Submarine vets to throw birthday ball
RICHLAND – The U.S. Submarine Veterans of Central and Eastern Washington will throw a ball celebrating the 116th birthday of the U.S. submarine force.
The ball is April 9 in Richland. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is followed by dinner. Submarine veterans in Central and Eastern Washington and their family members are invited to attend.
Call Mark Briggs at 480-8245 for registration information.

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