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Not your ordinary Christmas play

EAST WENATCHEE — Actors will bring to life a Christmas play Pastor Andrew Thompson has written about the social issue of student homelessness and ways that community members can get involved.

St. Luke’s to hold traditional Advent service

WENATCHEE — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will present a traditional candlelight Advent Service of Lessons and Carols at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 428 King St. The public is welcome.

Surviving a freshman’s first trip home

We’re coming up on one of the watershed moments of a college student’s freshman year — worse than the realization that the “freshman 15” is not an urban myth and more cringe-inducing than seeing a roommate in their underwear.

The right to bear crosses

As the battle between self-expression and rigid institutional conformity rages in the halls of our local schools, many think the First Amendment clearly states freedom for all.

Operation Christmas Child gifts collection week

EAST WENATCHEE — Residents of North Central Washington have been packing shoe box gifts for children in more than 100 countries, who suffer from natural disasters, war, terrorism, disease, famine, poverty and neglect.

Wenatchee Valley Youth Chess Tournament Sunday

WENATCHEE — Pybus Market will host the Wenatchee Valley Youth Chess Tournament from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Chess players in kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome to participate.

Bazaar Browsing

Holiday bazaars scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Churches host summit

EAST WENATCHEE — Apostle Jacques Ilunga and Pastor Josee Ilunga of Brussels, Belgium, will speak at the Priestly Warriors Summit conference, co-hosted by Open Door Church in Wenatchee and Kingdom Embassy Church in East Wenatchee next week.

Taizé evening service offered

WENATCHEE — A Taizé evening service, a time of silence, song, prayer and reflection, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Brethren-Baptist Church United, 535 Okanogan Ave. The service is sponsored by the communities of the Brethren-Baptist United Church and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and is open to the public.

Baskets sign-ups next week

WENATCHEE — Serve Wenatchee Valley is partnering with Grocery Outlet and T-Sales Wholesale to provide Thanksgiving baskets again this year.

Film to premiere at church

WENATCHEE — The documentary film, “Jesus, Son of God?” will premiere at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the sanctuary of the Wenatchee Free Methodist Church, 1601 Fifth St. An informal reception in room 501/502 will follow the showing.

Centenarians share secrets to a long life

BALTIMORE — As a young girl, Downing Jett Kay danced to music played on a Victrola and watched Model T’s drive through the streets of Baltimore.

A milestone event at Ingalls Creek Enrichment Center

Songs, stories and a strong sense of “dream-come-true” broke through Saturday’s drizzle as more than 50 friends and supporters of the Ingalls Creek Enrichment Center near Peshastin gathered to celebrate 25 years of bringing the community retreat facility to near completion.

Buddhist center to host spiritual study group

EAST WENATCHEE — The HUMUH Clear Mind Buddhist Life Science/Meditation Center of Oroville will host a Satsang spiritual study group at 4 p.m. Nov. 9 in the sanctuary of the Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1550 Sunset Highway.