o        - OCCAC:
3/15: Basic money Management Class. “Bounce Back Class”: Every 3rd Thursday of the Month. From 2:30-4:30 PM.
-          Methow Valley News:
3/10: Woman’s Day Classes held at Room One in Twisp and Methow:  12 workshops, including Bellydancing, Nutrition, Breadmaking, Beekeeping and Horse Care. See Methow Valley News Site for details.

3/15: History of Fish & Fishing: Dennis Dauble presents the history of fish and fishing in North Central Washington and Columbia Basin. Twisp Valley Grange. (509) 888-7268. 6pm

-          CCC Tonasket:

March 2nd - Okanogan Highlands Alliance presents First Friday: “The Secret Life of Bats in the Okanogan Highlands and Beyond,” with Roger Christophersen. Doors open at 5pm, with a wholesome dinner prepared by the Community Cultural Center for $7. The talk will begin at 6:30. No admission charge.

March 11th – "Save the Similkameen!" Dinner, Music and Networking session on the potential PUD project of building Hydroelectric Generators at the Enloe Dam site. 1-7 pm. contact Joseph and Dorinda at 476-4072 for more info.

March 17th – 2nd Annual Health and Spirituality Faire (Click this link for printable schedule) – 9am-6pm – workshops, group conversations, vendors, drum circle, nutritious food and more! Contact Laura at 429-1260 or Julie at 486-1045 for more info.

March 25th – Free Community Dinner - 2-5 pm. All are welcome. For more info call Janet at 486-2061.

-          Winter Wellness 2012: [Weekly Events planned through March]

Free Classes held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 PM to 7:30 PM, alternating between East Omak Elementary and Omak High School Fitness Center.  For More information contact Haley McKee: Phone: 509.826.7630, Email:

WIC Mother to Mother Breastfeeding Support Group and Classes! You are invited to join our Okanogan Family Health Centers WIC breastfeeding support group. The WIC program welcomes pregnant and breastfeeding moms and their support person to meet others who plan to breastfeed or are currently breastfeeding. Classes to be held February 27th, March 26th & April 23rd @ 1:00pm in English and 3:00 pm in Spanish; in the South Annex building just south of the clinic, 726 - 1st Ave. S., Okanogan, in the Cascade room. Tonasket classes:  February 29th & March 28th at 1:00 pm in English and February 29th & March 28th at 3:00 pm in Spanish; located at the FHC Tonasket WIC office. For more information please contact Breastfeeding peer counselor Brooke Rueda @ 509-322-3195 or any WIC staff @ 509-422-7626. Other Classes will follow. No charge to attend. Please, adults and breastfeeding infants only.

FYI. Free Gym!  Omak High School Gym.  Open to the public!  Monday - Friday 3 to 6 pm and Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 am.  Weights, elliptical, treadmills, etc. 20 S. Cedar St., Omak.

"Living Well with Chronic Conditions" An FHC Chronic Conditions Support Group.  Presented in English. 6 workshop sessions are held each Monday, February 6th through March 12th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Family Health Centers South Annex building; 726 - 1st Ave. S., Okanogan. This group is open to all individuals, family members, friends or caregivers of people with long-term illness.  For more information and to register call Leilani Goudeau RN, BSN at 509-422-7602.

-          Okanogan Conservancy
Check out the plant sale brochure and order form here. There are several different native species available, including Ponderosa Pine, Quaking Aspen, Red Osier Dogwood, Mock Orange, and Woods Rose, to name a few.   
Orders will be available for pickup on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Okanogan County Fair Grounds, Horticulture Building. 
If you missed the January order deadline, we often have surplus plants at the sale, but cannot guarantee the species or quantities you are looking for unless you order ahead. Be sure to get on our mailing list for next year’s brochure mailing so you don't miss out!
Information on how to handle your plants once you receive them:


Thursday, March 08, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Manfisher Picnic in the Park Manfisher Ministries, one of our religious mission outreaches, serves a meal to the needy in Omak every third Sunday of the month. Today at 1:00pm Manfisher is hosting a community wide picnic in the park with hamburgers, hot dogs, and special music.

Friends of the Trees Plant Sale- Would make the beginnings of a great food forest. Plants for sale, and plants for trade. Contact via PO box to place your order, and fulfill payment and pick up your plants on the 16th of April.