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Posted on Feb 21, 2019

News briefs, week of Feb. 21, 2019

Blood drive planned for Tuesday
There will be a Red Cross Blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Feb. 26, at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center.

Seniors: Serving beef pot roast
Last week’s winners at Quincy Senior Center were: Rummikub – Larry Kniveton and Bonnie Kniveton; bridge – Carol Michael and Peggy Emtman; and dominoes – Mark Owens and Susan Lacy.
Thursday’s dinner at the center is beef pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, roasted vegetables, French rolls and chocolate chip cookie. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday’s dinner is chicken soup, carrot raisin salad, French rolls and peanut butter cookie. Tuesday is scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, bacon and fruit or soup from Monday. Wednesday is chicken salad sandwich and cold corn salad. Thursday, Feb. 28, is spaghetti, green beans, green salad, bread sticks and carrot cake.

City prepares fun activities
The Quincy Recreation Department provides activities for a range of interests and ages, including the following.
Family Game Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., March 7, at the Activity Center. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Trout derby returns
The 9th annual Trout Fishing Derby at Burke Lake is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 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

Masquers sets auditions
Auditions for the next Masquers Theater production, “I Hate Shakespeare,” will be Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Masquers Theater in Soap Lake.
Director Pat Rosman and assistant director Kat Stahl hope for a minimum of seven actors but would like to cast 14, give or take a few cheerleaders and zombies.
Rehearsals will start the first week of March, four nights a week. The production begins April 12 and runs through April 28 on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday matinees for a total of nine performances.
For more information, call Kathleen Stahl at 509-607-4815 and leave a message.

Library continues regular activities
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, 787-2359, offers programs at no charge.
Feb. 21, Preschool Storytime & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 21, Bilingual Storytime with Deb, 4 p.m.
Feb. 22, Sphero Robotic Ball, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; space is limited.
Feb. 23, Keva Planks & Mazes, 1-3 p.m.
Feb. 25, Minecraft, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; space is limited and sign-up ahead of time is required.
Feb. 26, Beyond the Frame: “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” film screening, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (geared toward teens and adults)
Feb. 27, Slime STEM activity, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (limit 30 children)
Feb. 28, Preschool Storytime & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 28, Bilingual Storytime with Deb, 4 p.m.

QVAA prepares showcase, asks for photos
Quincy Valley Allied Arts is preparing a 20th Anniversary Showcase and putting together picture boards of past shows and asks past participants and audience members to share with QVAA any photos they might have from past performances so QVAA can share them during events. Contact Sherri Kooy at 509-787-5620 to share photos.
The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28, and March 1;, and a matinee at 2 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. on March 2. Tickets are $10, available at Martin Morris Agency or at the door.

Concert association presents musician
Central Basin Community Concert Association will present a show featuring Rob Verdi, with Saxsational, playing the saxophone, and the Ephrata High School concert and jazz bands. The concert is at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Wallenstien Theater.

Sportsmen show features rattlesnakes
The 2019 Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee on Feb. 22, 23 and 24 will feature a live rattlesnake show and a new outdoor cooking camp.
General admission is $9 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12.