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WENATCHEE - Where can you stand in the shadow of a hydro turbine, look for a Geocache, hug 42 kinds of trees, enjoy Mama D’s peanut brittle, visit a museum, and get eye-to-eye with a sockeye? Rocky Reach Dam, of course, and we can’t wait to welcome you for another great season of fun, exploration and education.

 The dam will open to the public for its 55th season at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1. The Visitor Center offers free tours of the powerhouse along with the Museum of the Columbia, plus art displays, a theater and fish viewing.

In 2015, Rocky Reach Dam hosted more than 71,000 visitors and welcomed almost 650 tour groups.

Events planned for this year include:

  • May 21 – River Ramble – A hands-on program for all ages offering a full range of events to experience Native American culture
  • June 29 through Aug. 10 (Wednesdays) – Summer Science classes for 6th -8th graders
  • Sept. 8 – Lady of the Lake Info-Cruise – Chelan PUD staff will talk lake level, habitat, snowpack and fish as we cruise out to Manson Bay and back. Reservations required by calling (509) 663-7522.
  • Sept. 10 – Senior Damboree – A fun day of activity and information, focused on senior adults
  • Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 – Hard-hat tours at the Lake Chelan Powerhouse – reservations required by calling (509) 663-7522
  • Oct. 30 – Harvest Roundup

Guests will enjoy new playground equipment in the Rocky Reach Park this spring. The playground has been modernized with improved toys for all ages, taking better advantage of the park space. It’s also ADA accessible. New equipment includes an enclosed slide, swings, and various climbing equipment. Stop by, check out the new play area, and join us in April for our ribbon cutting ceremony once the finishing touches are complete. Watch our Facebook page for details.

Always popular is the award-winning D3 Tour – a GPS-assisted scavenger hunt where visitors can find the hidden treasures of hydropower on the Columbia River. Anyone who finds all the geocaches at Rocky Reach will get a stamp on a D3 passport and a prize. To complete the challenge and receive a unique patch, “cachers” must fill their passport by finishing the geocache courses at all three dams, including Chief Joseph Dam, near Bridgeport, and Grand Coulee Dam, near Coulee Dam, on the upper Columbia River in Washington State.

Guests need to be sure and sample Mama D’s Kitchen at Rocky Reach. Run by local foodie and baker-extraordinaire, Gina Dugger, guests are welcome from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays with extended hours and weekends April - September. Dugger offers breakfast, lunch and a variety of local canned and baked goods, including gluten-free options.

Other things to do and see at Rocky Reach Visitor Center:

Reserve park shelters for birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries and family reunions at no cost. The grounds are open until 6 p.m. daily, until May 1, when park hours extend to 9 p.m. Guests can reserve Rocky Reach park shelters by calling (509) 663-7522.

Chelan County PUD welcomes visitors to tour the exhibits and the Museum of the Columbia at their leisure. Staff is on hand to answer questions and provide in-depth tours. To schedule a tour, visit our website, or contact Christina Detering, at (509) 663-7522.

The Visitor Center will be open March 1, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily, through Oct. 31. Rocky Reach Dam is located 7 miles north of Wenatchee on Highway 97A. Click for directions.

For questions about the Visitor Center, contact Debbie Gallaher, Visitor Services Department manager, at (509) 661-4960.

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Boeing 300x200One of France’s most popular plays, this fast-paced 1960s romp is just the ticket to kick off a big year for Music Theatre of Wenatchee, which includes the return of the MTW Apple Blossom show, Mary Poppins, to the Numerica PAC.
 
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, hilarious "Boeing Boeing" is a farce, focussed on Bernard, an American who’s devised a foolproof plan for keeping his love life in Paris exciting. He has three flight attendant fiancées and a bedroom for each. What could go wrong? Everything! 

Eventually, Bernard and his American friend are left desperately seeking an emergency exit as his fiancées all come in for a landing at the same time.
 
The "Boeing Boeing" cast includes both MTW veterans and new faces, and director John Mausser says energy is "sky high," as Kevin McKee, Matthew Pippin, T.J. Farrell, Tiffany Mausser, Tess Davison and Becca Chambers surge headlong into hilarious hijinks.

Dates & times: Jan. 14-16 and 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 23.

Place: Riverside Theatre, 233 B N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee

Admission: Tickets at www.NumericaPAC.org or at (509) 663-ARTS • $15 regular admission • $12 for MTW members for Thursday performances

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littlemermaid350Bring the whole family and go Under the Sea with StageKids as they present Disney's classic tale of a young mermaid and her adventures to find love on land.

Now you can be part of Ariel's world when Stage​ ​Kids W​A​, in partnership with the Numerica Performing Arts Center, and presenting sponsor, McQuaig and Welk, PLLC, present the musical, "The Little Mermaid Jr.," running Dec. 3-5​.​

Princess Ariel spots a human and falls in love. But not just any human -- a prince! The mermaid strikes a deal with a wicked sea-witch and leaves her ocean home for dry land.

Armed with a “dinglehopper” hairbrush, and with the help of her feathered and finned friends, Ariel follows her heart to win over the dashing Prince Eric.

The one-year-old youth theater program, Stage​ ​Kids W​A​, presents the musical version of the childhood story, based upon the 1989 animated Disney film. A youth cast of 52 actors from 19 local schools, will don more than 500 costume pieces to re-create the beloved tale.

“​Working with this community of talented kids and their parents has been a joy,” says StageKids founder and show director, Michelle McCormick. “Together we've created a beautiful show and memories that will last a lifetime.”

Don't be the poor unfortunate soul to miss out on this one!

Tickets are available at www.numericapac.org — $15 for adults and $12 for children.

For more information, ​visit www.stagekidswa.org. Download high resolution images and video here.

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Regular Board Meeting
142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building, November 12th, 2015, 4:10pm

I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Deletions and Additions
IV. Public Comment/Questions
V. Approval of Minutes
a. Minutes of the October 8th, 2015 Regular Meeting
b. Minutes of the November 4th, 2015 Special Meeting
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Reports
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Director’s Report
b. Park Improvements
i. Downtown Waterfront Master Plan
ii. Willow Point
VIII. New Business
a. Parks Board Meeting Time
b. Parks Security Contract
c. Commercial Vendors
d. 2016 Budget
e. Levy Certification and Resolution
IX. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: December 10th, 2015 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building

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The Manson Parks and Recreation has open registrations for this year’s basketball season.

This program is for Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Sign ups can be completed at the Parks Office (142 Pedoi St.) or ONLINE (at mansonparks.com). Office hours are Monday through Friday 10am - 2pm.

LAST DAY FOR SIGN UPS WILL BE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th and the office will remain open until 6:00 p.m. to accommodate working parents.

Registration Fee is $15.00 (and $14.00 for an AAU card if you have not purchased one already, a total of $29.00).

Late sign ups (after November 10th) will not get a T-shirt.

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Special Board Meeting
Manson Grange, November 4th, 2015, 7:00pm
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. New Business
a. Public Forum: Downtown Manson Waterfront Improvements
IV. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: November 12th, 2015 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building

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wsdot logoFeedback vital to plan’s development; public invited to weigh in at any of scheduled meetings statewide

OLYMPIA – Thanks to a coordinated planning effort, the next 20 years of transportation statewide are beginning to take shape. Now, it’s the public’s turn to help influence the future of multimodal transportation in Washington state.

Released Wednesday, Oct. 21, by the Washington State Department of Transportation, the draft Washington State Public Transportation Plan aims to better integrate all modes of public transportation to meet the needs of Washington communities for the next two decades. In order to gather feedback, WSDOT invites individuals to learn about the plan and provide input online or attend any of the public meetings taking place across the state.

“All of our lives are better because of public transportation,” said State Transportation Assistant Secretary Amy Scarton. “Whether it’s rush-hour commuters in the city, students getting to school or seniors going to the doctor, public transportation helps connect people with their communities. This plan offers a blueprint for how our state’s communities and transportation providers will work together to adapt to our changing world and better meet the needs of the people and businesses in those communities.”

The future of Washington’s transportation system—which includes buses, light rail, ferries, and trails for bicycles and pedestrians—will be shaped through partnerships between communities, government agencies and service providers. This draft plan, developed by WSDOT along with transportation agencies and service providers throughout the state, takes another step in defining these new partnerships.

About the plan

The Washington State Public Transportation Plan aims to improve transportation for everyone. It provides a framework for the next generation of efficient, effective public transportation. The plan also brings state and local organizations together to support economic and job growth, clean air and water, and thriving communities through public transportation.

Get involved

WSDOT and its partners are assembling an extensive list of opportunities for Washingtonians to help shape the plan. The meeting itinerary will ultimately include stops in several cities and towns in most counties across the state. These in-person events are designed in part to encourage the public and stakeholders to engage and provide feedback on the plan, and WSDOT will work to ensure that feedback influences the final plan. WSDOT will accept comments about the plan until Jan. 4, 2016.

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Join us for a Public Forum
November 4th, 2015
Grange Hall, Manson
7:00pm
PUBLIC FORUM

Manson Parks has been working with our local architect, Larry Hibbard in planning Downtown Manson Waterfront and Park Improvements. We would like to show you what has been discussed and need to hear from you and get your input!

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Regular Board Meeting
142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building, October 8th, 2015, 4:10pm
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Deletions and Additions
IV. Public Comment/Questions
V. Approval of Minutes
a. Minutes of the September 10th, 2015 Regular Meeting
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Reports
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Public Access Areas
b. Boat Club
c. Director’s Report
d. Park Improvements
VIII. New Business
a. Commercial Vendors
b. 2016 Budget
IX. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: November 12th, 2015 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building

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The North Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has the honor of inviting you to Join us for our 15th Annual Scholarship Banquet to gather funds for the scholarships that are given to local students annually.

On Friday June 19th from 5pm to 9pm at the Senior Center on 1312 Maple St. in Wenatchee WA.

There will be dinner, drinks and live entertainment from Mariachi "Estrellas De Oro". And a silent auction.

For more information , regarding Sponsorship or Tickets please call Lorena at 670-8575 …. Area 509 670—8575
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La Camara Hispana de Comercio de Norte Central Washington, le invita a su decimo quinta Cena de Gala para reunir fondos para becas que se daran a estudiantes locales.

El evento sera este Viernes 19 de Junio de 5pm a 9pm en el Senior Center del 1312 Calle Maple St. en Wenatchee, WA

Habra cena, bebidas y entretenimiento en vivo con “Mariachi Estrellas de Oro” ademas de una subasta en silencio. Para informacion de patrocinios, boletos o mesas llamar a Lorena 670 –8575 area 509 670-8575.

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