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Posted on Apr 4, 2019

News briefs, week of April 3, 2019

Trout derby returns
The 9th annual Trout Fishing Derby at Burke Lake is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, weather permitting. Registration for adults is $30 and can be done online or at Quincy Hardware & Lumber, Hooked on Toys in Wenatchee, or Sportsman’s Warehouse in East Wenatchee. For more information, go to

George hall hosts band
The George Coffeehouse’s final show of the season will feature The Saddle Rockers at 7 p.m., April 6, at the George Community Hall. Admission is $5, but children under 12 are free. There will be a hat-pass for the band, and refreshments will be provided by the Georgettes.
The hall will also host the First Friday Jam on Friday, April 5, beginning at 6 p.m. with a potluck. All musical skill levels are welcome.

Members of the Quincy High School Drama Club, including, from the left, Paige Lubach, Hunter Clark and Taggart Hodges, delighted audiences in three shows on March 21, 22 and 23. “Little Shop of Horrors” was QHS choir director Kylie Youngren’s first time directing a musical.

Quincy library offers activities
Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S., 787-2359, offers programs at no charge, including the following.
April 3, Carlos Gil presents Humanities Washington “From Mexican to Mexican-American: A Family Immigration Story,” 6 p.m. Geared toward adults and teens.
April 4, Knights of Veritas, 11 a.m. Knights will demonstrate cutting with a sword, how to put on medieval armor and more. Geared for children.
April 4, Minecraft Session 3-5 p.m.; sign-up required ahead of time.
April 5, Movie Day 1-3 p.m., a newly released movie
April 6, Building with Legos and Straw Building Set 1-3 p.m
April 8, Minecraft Session, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; sign-up required ahead of time.
April 9, Coding with Sphero Robotic Balls, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
April 10, ATLAS, At the Library After School, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
April 11, Preschool Story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
April 11, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
April 12, A live stream with Tara Westover, author of “Educated,” 7-8 p.m.; Library closes at 6 p.m., but will open the back door at 6:30 p.m., event will be shown in the multi-purpose room via live stream from Wenatchee.
April 13, Fun with Games, 1-3 p.m.

Senior Center: Serving turkey bacon sandwich
Last week’s game winners at Quincy Senior Center were: pinochle – Nick Todd and Bill DeLeeuw; bridge – Susan Romano and Pam Toevs; and dominoes – Mark Owens and Larry Kniveton.
Wednesday’s meal is turkey bacon ranch sandwich, green salad, potato chips and lemon pound cake. Thursday is beef enchiladas, Mexican rice, green salad and tres leche cake. Monday is chicken noodle soup, bread sticks, green salad and oatmeal raisin cookie. Tuesday is waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage links and fruit, or soup from Monday.
Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $10 for members and $11 for nonmembers.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is $5 for members, $6 for nonmembers, with a $1 charge for to-go orders. Senior citizens may have lunches delivered Monday through Wednesday inside Quincy city limits for an additional $2; call 787-3231.

Geology group sets meeting
Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 S. Mission, Wenatchee.
Richard Waitt, a research geologist, will talk about his book “In the Path of Destruction – Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens.” The book portrays Mount St. Helens’ May 18, 1980, eruption through first-person stories of people caught in, racing from, or witnessing the blast. Included are tales of the pre-eruption crisis period, the explosion and the eruption’s effects on landscape, structures, people and wildlife.
The program is free and open to the public.