Pressure canner tests


OKANOGAN – WSU Okanogan County Extension will offer a free pressure canner testing session Saturday, Aug. 6 at Lee Frank Mercantile, 324 S. Whitcomb Ave. in Tonasket from 10 a.m. to noon. Canners may also be tested throughout the year at the Extension office in the Okanogan courthouse room 101.
Contact Okanogan Extension at (509) 422-7245 for more information.
COLVILLE – A free pressure canner testing session will be held Friday, Aug. 12 at the WSU Stevens County Extension office at 986 S. Main in Colville. Regular testing can determine whether pressure canners are functioning properly and help users preserve food safely.
Contact Adena Sabins at (509) 684-2588 for more information.




Call to musical arms


REPUBLIC – The New Old Time Chautauqua needs marching band members of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities. It would be great if you can read sheet music and are willing to throw it down, have fun and march thru town and down to the school at high noon Saturday, August 6. It doesn’t matter if you are a sixth grader in band now or played in the pep band 50 years ago (Carol Bowe, this means you) and still want to play.
Moisten those reeds, nimble your fingers and dust off that ol’ sax, tuba, trumpet or glockenspiel and request the sheet music online from Eben Sprinsock at ebenss@comcast.net or Rusty Summy at rustysummy@yahoo.com or 775-8988.
It will be a musically wacky good time and the more the merrier. Plus you all may drown out Rusty’s attempt at the trombone! Anyone have an extra one? This will be a great occasion to dress up, be silly and show your community spirit.




Photo editing workshop


REPUBLIC – Teens are invited to attend a “Mobile Makerspace” at the Republic Library Thursday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Students will learn to use computer to edit photos.




Republic football


REPUBLIC – A Republic High School football parent and player meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. at Republic High School. Practice starts Wednesday, Aug. 17; questions may be directed to Coach Wilson at 775-3597.




Science on Wheels


CURLEW – Pacific Science Center’s Science on Wheels program comes to Curlew Thursday, July 28 at 3 p.m. to present one of two hands-on science activities.
In “Food Detectives,” students are encouraged to get their blood flowing and hearts pumping! They will flex their muscles as they use a stethoscope to listen to the beat of their hearts, and increase endurance and stretch knowledge as they set future fitness goals.
In “Cells R Us,” students use microscopes to distinguish between various cells and learn about their specialized functions.
REPUBLIC – Pacific Science Center’s Science on Wheels program will also visit the Republic Library (see program description above) on Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m.