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Posted on Jul 31, 2015

Community Bulletin: July 30

AppleSox raffle to benefit female veterans
At Sunday’s Wenatchee AppleSox game, watch for a 50/50 raffle fundraiser that benefits the Wenatchee Chapter of the Washington Female Veterans.
The $1 tickets can be purchased when the gate opens at 5 p.m. Half the money raised will go to the winner and the rest goes to the Wenatchee Chapter of the WFV. The drawing will be done during the second or third inning; participants must be present to win.
The game is at 6:05 p.m. at the Wenatchee Valley College baseball field. More information about the organization is at

Seniors: Wraspir cooks up his last dinner
After nine years of feeding the community, Thursday is Clyde Wraspir’s last night to cook at the Quincy Senior Center. Please join the center in saying good-bye to Wraspir.
Dinner, which is $6 a person, is served at 6 p.m. Games follow at 6:30 p.m. On the menu is meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, Capri veggies, pea salad, rolls and cake.
Bridge winners were Barb Kennedy and Betty Mansfield. Dominoes winners were Elaine Elshoff and Dan Neumann. Pinochle winners were Lorain Greenwalt and Jo Kniep.

Leading expert to speak at Erratics Chapter
The Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 S. Mission Ave. in Wenatchee.
Guest speaker is Vic Baker, professor of planetary sciences and geosciences at the University of Arizona (Tucson). Earlier this month, Baker was the keynote speaker at an international geomorphology conference held in Barnaul, Siberia. He will talk on Aug. 11 about “Ice-Age Megaflooding in Eurasia,” a discussion that stems from that conference. With five decades of Ice Age Floods research, Baker is one of the leading experts on this subject – and he’s a great storyteller.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information on the Ice Age Floods Institute, go to

Registration underway for Knight Fright Ride
Registration is underway for the inaugural Knight Fright Ride, sponsored by the Wenatchee Valley College Alumni Association.
The costume-themed ride takes place Oct. 10 and offers a pair of options for cyclists – a 10-mile course and a 40-mile course. Both routes begin and end at Saddle Rock Brewery in downtown Wenatchee.
If you register before Aug. 17, the cost is $25 for the 10-mile ride or $40 for the 40-mile route. After Aug. 17, the registration fee increases by $5. There is an additional $5 fee if you register the day of the event. All WVC alumni receive a $5 discount. Riders will receive a water bottle and other prizes, including a single-beer discount at the post-race Saddle Rock beer garden. T-shirts will also be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Wenatchee Valley College scholarship fund.
To learn more, including registration information or how your business can be a Knight Fright Ride sponsor, contact WVC alumni relations coordinator Kacie Thrift at 682-6413.

More summer fun at local libraries
The Quincy and George public libraries are hosting a variety of actitivies for young readers this summer. The following events are planned:
Aug. 7: Comic-Con from 2 to 4 p.m. in Quincy. Transform yourself into a superhero and join in the fun. For teens.
Aug. 8: Games and building toys at 2 p.m. in Quincy.
Aug. 11: Comic-Con from 2 to 4 p.m. in George. Transform yourself into a superhero and join in the fun. For teens.