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Posted on Feb 7, 2019

News briefs, week of Feb. 7, 2019

QVAA prepares showcase, asks for photos
Quincy Valley Allied Arts is preparing a 20th Anniversary Showcase to celebrate the 20 years of musicals performed by QVAA. The group is putting together picture boards of past shows and asks past participants and audience members to please 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. 22, 23, 28, and March 1, and a matinee at 2 p.m. on March 2, in the Quincy High School PAC. Tickets are $10, available at Martin Morris Agency or at the door.

City has fun activities
The Quincy Recreation Department provides activities for a range of interests and ages, including the following.
Valentines Day Card Making for Kids, 6:30-8 p.m., Feb. 12, at the Quincy Activity Center. The materials will be supplied; all ages welcome.
Rock Painting Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Activity Center. Supplies provided; all ages are welcome. Decorate rocks to be hidden in downtown Quincy for others to find and enjoy.
Family Game Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., March 7, at the Activity Center. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Days for Girls helpers needed
Days for Girls will be gathering at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the hospital conference room to begin sewing re-usable feminine hygiene products for girls and women in third-world countries. Last year, Days for Girls volunteers were able to send 100 kits to Haiti. We hope we will be able to make as many kits this year. We do need additional help. Please come armed with a sewing machine, scissors, rulers and cutting knife, iron, or whatever you have to help. For more information, contact Mandy Ottley at 509-760-1272.

Seniors: Serving baked chicken
Last week’s winners were: Rummikub – Larry Kniveton and Fay Burton; bridge – Bev McDonald and Jenny Hayes; and dominoes – Mark Owens and Susan Lacy.
Thursday’s dinner is caramelized baked chicken legs, vegetable fried rice, green salad, French rolls and oatmeal raisin cookie. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday’s dinner is beef chili, green salad, corn bread and chocolate chip cookie. Tuesday is dollar-size pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links and fruit, or soup from Monday. Wednesday is chicken salad sandwich, carrot raisin salad and lemon cookie with frosting. Thursday, Feb. 14, dinner is baked ham, baked potatoes with sour cream, glazed carrots, green salad, Parker House rolls and chocolate sheet cake.
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.

Quincy library plans activities
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, 787-2359, offers programs at no charge.
Feb. 7, Preschool Storytime & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 7, Bilingual Storytime with Deb, 4 p.m.
Feb. 8, Kids Bingo, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Feb. 9, WeDo Lego Robotics, 1-3 p.m.; working with iPads and Legos.
Feb. 11, Minecraft, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Space is limited; sign-up ahead of time is required.
Feb. 12, Rigamajig Large Scale Building, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Feb. 13, ATLAS: At The Library After School, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Feb. 14, Preschool Storytime & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 14, Bilingual Storytime with Deb, 4 p.m.
Feb. 15, Rigamajig Large Scale Building, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Feb. 16, Rigamajig Large Scale Building, 1-3 p.m.

Library to host philosopher
Philosopher David E. Smith will present the program “Civil Conversation in an Angry Age” at three North Central Regional Library branches this month, including in Ephrata. The presentation at the Ephrata Public Library will be at 1 p.m., Feb. 23.
Smith, a University of Washington professor, will take a look at those moments when civility breaks down and explore how we can have meaningful, respectful conversations on notoriously difficult topics like politics, religion, and morality. His talk is part of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.

Quincy grad to speak before mission service
Tony Martinez has been called to serve in the Mexico, Aguascalientes Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Martinez will leave Feb. 12 for the mission training center in Mexico City, Mexico.

Tony Martinez

Martinez, a Quincy high school graduate, is the son of Tony Martinez and Janice Flynn. You are invited to the sacrament meeting service at the church at 1101 Second Ave. SE, Quincy, at 10 a.m., Feb. 10, to hear Martinez speak.

Bunco fun at Senior Center
It’s Bunco time! 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 12, at the Quincy Senior Center, at a cost of $10. Everyone is welcome to join the fun. Prizes will be given.

Masquers puts on ‘The Humans’
The 2016 Tony Award winning play “The Humans” will be presented by Masquers Theater in Soap Lake starting Feb. 15. “The Humans” is for mature audiences.
Tickets are available at, or call the box office at 509-246-2611.

Summer Camp Fair returns at Pybus
More than 20 organizations will be on hand to provide information about summer programs in North Central Washington at Summer Camp Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at Pybus Market in Wenatchee.
Summer Camp Fair is sponsored by Icicle Creek Center for the Arts and Wenatchee Mom Blog. For more information, contact Mike Caemmerer at 509-548-6347.

Film to be shown at Quincy library
North Central Regional Library will show the film “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” in three of its library branches this month as part of its Beyond the Frame initiative, including in Quincy. The showing at the Quincy Public Library will be at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 26.
The film is based on the award-winning novel by Kent Nerbern and stars Lakota elder Dave Bald Eagle. The story follows a Lakota elder who gets a white author to go with him on a road trip through the Dakotas to open the author’s eyes to the elder’s experience and perspective on the world.
For the past several months, NCRL has partnered with other community organizations in an effort called Beyond the Frame to explore what it means to be Native American.