News Briefs, week of January 15, 2020
Members of the public are invited to be transported to the Scottish Highlands this weekend.
The Quincy Valley Allied Arts and Quincy High School Music Boosters are hosting the first ever, “Bagpipe Bash,” on Jan. 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., according to a news release. It is located at the Heritage Barn, 415 F St., Quincy.
The event will feature a three-course dinner, dessert dash, a live Celtic band from the Tri-Cities with performers, 30-item silent auction and more, according to a news release.
Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at Martin Morris Insurance or by calling 509-398-1949.
The funds will be used to support the Quincy High School Choral Department.
Library lines up activities
Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S., 787-2359, offers programs at no charge, including the following:
Jan. 15, WeDo Lego Robotics, 3:30-5 p.m.; working with iPads and Legos.
Jan. 15, Adult Computer/Device Tech Help at Quincy Senior Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Jan. 16, Preschool Storytime & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 16, Bilingual Storytime with Clare, 4 p.m.
Jan. 18, Fun Coding with Ozobots, 2-3 p.m.
Jan. 20, CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY.
Jan. 21, Minecraft, 3:30-5 p.m.; space limited & sign-up ahead of time required.
Grilled ham and cheese sandwich, tomato soup and a shortbread cookie
Dinner prices are $10 for members and $11 for nonmembers. Lunch is $5 for members, $6 for nonmembers, with a $1 charge for to-go orders.
Jan. 15, Lunch: Grilled ham and cheese sandwich, tomato soup and a shortbread cookie, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 15, Bridge, 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 15, Chat & stitch, 1 p.m.
Jan. 15, 4-H tech comp. Help, 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 16, Sail class, 2 p.m.
Jan. 16, Dinner & games: Beef pot roast with gravy, roasted potatoes, veggies, rolls, green salad and apples crisp with caramel sauce, 6 p.m.
Jan. 20, Lunch: Deli wrap, green salad and oatmeal raisin cookie, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 20, Line dancing, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Jan. 20, TOPS, 4 p.m.
Jan. 20, Coffee social, 10 a.m.
Jan. 20, Lunch: Waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon and fruit, 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 20, Sail class, 2 p.m.
Ecology Youth Corps program looks toward spring cleaning
Ecology Youth Corps in Moses Lake would like to hire a person to supervise litter crews. The job would require someone to supervise teens and young adults as they pick up litter on the state’s roads and highways. The job pays $17.54-$20.18 an hour, Mondays through Thursdays, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. from April 1 to Oct. 29. Interested candidates can learn more and apply now at ecology.wa.gov/EYC.
City prepares more activities
For more information on Quincy Recreation Department activities, call 509-787-3523, ext. 9, or go to www.quincywashington.us. Upcoming activities include the following:
On the first and third Fridays of the month, Teen Nights are held at the Quincy Activity Center. The event is free and goes from 6:30-10 p.m.
Family STEM Nights are on the first Thursday of the month through May 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Author chat on elements of the novel
Write On The River presents a chat on “The Essence of Story” at its Saturday, Jan. 18, “Writers Meeting Writers” meeting from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Career novelist Kay Kenyon will discuss the basic building blocks of stories — concept, character, and plot —- and how to optimize them. This bi-monthly event is free to non-members for the first two meetings. It is held at the Wenatchee Library. For more information: writeontheriver.org.
Live Music held at George
On the third Friday of every month the Third Friday Slow Jam event is held at the George Community Hall. The George Community Hall presents the CoffeeHouse with The WEAVILS on Jan. 25, 2020. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, kids 12 and under are free. Refreshments will be provided by the Georgettes.