News briefs, week of Nov. 15, 2018
City Recreation Department offers fun activities
For more information about these and other Quincy Recreation Department activities, call 787-3523, ext. 259. Register at www.qtownrec.us or at the Activity Center.
Nov. 15, Domino Rally Night, free.
Nov. 21, Ice Skating Trip, 12:15 to 4 p.m. $10
Nov. 29 Youth Paint Night, 6:30 p.m., $15
Dec. 11 Adult Paint Night, 6:30 p.m., $15
Newspaper office will close for holiday
The offices of The Quincy Valley Post-Register will be closed on Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving and on Friday, Nov. 23. The Post-Register will open again Monday, Nov. 19.
Seniors: Serving pork roast
Last week’s winners were: pinochle – Nick Todd and Carol Michael; Rummikub – Larry Kniveton and Bonnie Kniveton; bridge – Peggy Emtman and Barb Kennedy; and dominoes – Vaughn Vordahl and Elaine Elshoff.
Thursday is pork roast, apple sauce, green beans, green salad, Parker House rolls and brownies with ice cream. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday is BLTs, sweet potato fries or potato chips and sugar cookie with frosting. Tuesday is baked potato and bacon soup, French roll and chocolate chip cookie. Wednesday is grilled ham and cheese sandwich, tomato soup and snickerdoodle cookie. The Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, for Thanksgiving.
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 Thursday 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.
Police raise money with facial hair
The Quincy Police Department announced that it is participating in a fundraiser that has some officers growing facial hair. Officers were allowed to skip shaving during November if they donated $100 for Shriners Hospitals for Children.
To donate, go to https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/give/158250/?utm_source=spokane-bing&msclkid=d79c94c7b07f1b9243b8cf224fcaedde#!/donation/checkout.
Nominations open for agriculture award
The AgriBusiness Council of Greater Spokane Inc., in partnership with Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum, will recognize one individual, business or organization that has demonstrated a significant contribution to agriculture in the Inland Northwest with the Excellence in Agriculture award.
The nomination form can be found on www.agshow.org. Nominations must be received no later than Dec. 1.
When considering an individual, business or organization for the Excellence in Agriculture, the selection committee will consider four criteria: Innovation in Agriculture, Economic and Environmental Stewardship Contribution to Agriculture, Positive Impact on Agriculture and Industry Awareness and Outreach.
For more information, contact Melisa Paul at 509-321-3633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quincy library has activities
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, 787-2359, offers programs at no charge.
Nov. 15, Preschool Storytime & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 15, Bilingual Storytime with Deb, 4 p.m.
Nov. 17, “Falling in Love with Poetry,” presented by Judith Adams and Humanities Washington, 1-2 p.m.
Nov. 17, “Astronomy for Everyone” (ages 8 and up) family friendly presentation by astronomer Kevin Manning, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Nov. 19, Shrink Art Crafts, 3:30-5 p.m.
Nov. 20, Minecraft, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; space is limited; sign up ahead of time is required.
Nov. 21, ATLAS, At The Library After School, 1-2:30 p.m.
Nov. 22-23, closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 24, Surprise Saturday, 1-3 p.m.