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Open house features live music, book signing

WENATCHEE — Encouraging Words will have its annual open house featuring music by Christ Center from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 17 at the store, 529 S. Wenatchee Ave.

Party features cookie decorating, caroling

WENATCHEE — King’s Orchard Church of Christ will host a cookie decorating party beginning at 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at the church, 1610 Orchard Ave.

Christmas service planned for Dec. 18

EAST WENATCHEE — The East Wenatchee Community of Christ will hold a candlelight Christmas service and brunch at 9:45 a.m. Dec. 18 at the church, 690 N. Baker Ave.

Fundraiser planned to benefit local families

WENATCHEE — Aut-to Mocha and WestSide High School will hold a Pulido/Delp family benefit day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the school, 1510 Ninth St.

Decades later, birth moms begin to heal

MINNEAPOLIS — Louise Gardner is thankful to her father for his compassion. Molly Hursh is thankful that her son, at 50, “is so open and loving.” Karen Gillespie is thankful that she can “put a light on for other people.”
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Gifting 101: Score big with these do’s and don’ts

The average person spent upward of $800 on holiday gifts last year, according to the National Retail Federation. And if you shell out that much cash, you want the recipients of your gifts to be happy.
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Orthodox Christians lay foundation for a Wenatchee home

After receiving notice on April 1 to vacate our downtown rental property, the energized and determined Orthodox Christian community of the Wenatchee Valley is now completing plans to settle into its permanent home at 1915 N. Western Ave.

Whitehead to perform Christmas ministry Sunday

WENATCHEE — Singer and speaker Marcia Whitehead will perform “Wrappings,” a one-woman Christmas ministry, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Calvary Crossroads Church, 1301 Maple St.

Study group to discuss Buddhist wisdom teaching

EAST WENATCHEE — The HUMUH Buddhist Center will hold a Satsang spiritual study group Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1550 Sunset Highway.
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Wenatchee Mom Blog | The importance of learning a second language

Each Tuesday afternoon, my kiddos and some of their friends are met at the bus stop by Morgan Fraser, their Spanish teacher. Each week Morgan takes time out of her busy life to walk this crew down to our house where they will spend the next hour learning the basics of the Spanish alphabet, reviewing their numbers and learning playground-ready words like “costume,” “candy” and “black cat.”

Seminar includes three teaching sessions

EAST WENATCHEE — Kingdom Embassy Church will hold its Kingdom Principles Seminar from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 181 1st St. SE.