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Posted on Jan 17, 2019

News briefs, week of Jan. 17, 2019

Memory Lane to play in George
The George, Washington, CoffeeHouse will feature the band Memory Lane at 7 p.m., Jan. 26, at the George Community Hall, 403 W Montmorency Blvd. in George.
Admission at the door is $5, and children 12 and under are admitted free. There will be a hat-pass for the band. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Local project seeks yarn
The Hat Project is in need of yarn. If you have yarn you would like to donate, please contact Bonnie Kniveton at 787-3912.
The Hat Project needs yarn that is washable and dryable. No baby yarn please!

Seniors: Serving pork chops
Last week’s winners were: pinochle – Carol Simpson and Bonita Vordahl; Rummikub – Larry Kniveton and Pam Barrow; bridge – Bea Weinand and Barb Kennedy; and dominoes – Vaughn Vordahl and Susan Lacy.
Thursday’s dinner is smothered pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, green salad, bread sticks and chocolate sheet cake. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday’s dinner is white chicken chili, cole slaw, bread sticks and oatmeal raisin cookie. Tuesday is dollar-size pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit or soup from Monday. Wednesday is grilled cheese and ham sandwich, tomato soup and sugar cookie with icing. Thursday, Jan. 24, is beef pot roast, roasted potatoes and carrots, corn, green salad, French rolls and apple crisp.
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.
Weekly activities include Monday – TOPS at 4 p.m.; Tuesday – coffee hour at 10 a.m. and SAIL class at 2 p.m.; Wednesday – bridge at 12:30 p.m., Chat and Stitch at 1 p.m.; Thursday – SAIL class at 2 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by games at 6:30 p.m.
The center is open to all seniors 50 years and older, membership is $20 a year or $200 for lifetime. The office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Quincy library has more activities this month
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, 787-2359, offers programs at no charge.
Jan. 17, Preschool Storytime & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 17, Bilingual Storytime with Deb, 4 p.m.
Jan. 18, Kids Bingo, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Jan. 19, STEM kits, 1-3 p.m.
Jan 21, the library is closed for the holiday.
Jan. 22, Minecraft, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; space is limited; signup ahead of time is required.
Jan. 23, SLIME STEM activity, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Jan. 24, Preschool Storytime & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 24, Bilingual Storytime with Deb, 4 p.m.
Jan. 25, Origami for Kids, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Jan. 26, Movie Day, 1-3 p.m.

Poetry journal open to submissions
A new print journal, “The Shrub-Steppe Poetry Journal,” featuring local poets and their work is targeted for publication in May 2019 and is accepting submissions. The deadline is March 15.
Writers must live in a Central Washington county: Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Yakima, Benton or Klickitat. Writers may send one to three original, unpublished poems (one poem per page, five pages maximum) to: Shrub-Steppe Poetry Journal, ATTN: Susan Sampson, P.O. Box 238, Malaga, WA, 98828. Include a cover letter with name, mailing address, phone number, email address, poem title(s) and brief bio.
Electronic submissions may be sent to Susan Blair, Editor, at sfblair61@gmail.com, with “Shrub-Steppe Poetry Journal” in the subject line and poems in .doc format attachment.
A $10 donation is suggested to defray costs, and contributors will receive a copy of the journal. Checks should be made out to Shrub-Steppe Poetry. For more information, send email to sfblair61@gmail.com.