Wings ’n Wishes celebrates the holiday season

Scenes from the 2018 Wings ‘n Wishes Christmas celebration held Dec. 6 at East Wenatchee City Hall. All photos by Empire Press Correspondent Darlene Paterson   Two reindeer graze near East Wenatchee City Hall. (Empire Press photo/Darlene Paterson) Volunteers prepare to serve s’mores. (Empire Press photo/Darlene Paterson)
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Christmas with the Columbia Chorale

WENATCHEE — The Columbia Chorale will celebrate the season with “Christmas Around the World,” a special evening of holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Experience the season from four different continents with the sounds of Christmas in Europe, Africa, South America, and North America. The Columbia Vocal Ensemble will also perform. Tickets are...
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Las Posadas observance at the PAC

WENATCHEE — Las Posadas, a Mexican holiday tradition, will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Las Posadas (translated in English as “the inns”), is a nine-day observance based on the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph and their search of a safe place, or “inn,” to stay before the birth of Jesus. From December 16-24 each year, friends, families and...
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Fun run includes annual toy drive

WENATCHEE — Worx Gym will sponsor a 5K Ugly Christmas Sweater Run/Walk at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 beginning at Pybus Public Market. Participation is free with a $15 cash donation or a new toy of the same value for the Les Schwab Community Toy Drive. Pictures will be available with Santa. For more information, contact Katie High at 663-4965 or 884-4965, or email katieh@yourworkoutrx.com.
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Masonic Lodge to host free Christmas dinner

WENATCHEE — Riverside-Jett Masonic Lodge No. 112 will host its annual Robert Dickson Memorial Christmas Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Wenatchee Masonic Center, 811 N. Chelan Ave. The dinner is free and open to the public. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade dressing, a vegetable and dessert. The dinner is in memory of Past Master Robert Dickson who...
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Holiday movies at the PAC

WENATCHEE — The Numerica Performing Arts Center will present a trio of classic holiday films for its “Movies on the Big Screen” series in December. First up is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” on Dec 16. The 1946 movie tells the story of an angel sent from heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never...
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Nostalgic radio returns for another holiday show

WENATCHEE — Old-time radio returns to the Numerica Performing Arts Center for another holiday show. Local performers will present “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge” in a 1940s-style radio hour in front of a live studio audience at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 as it is broadcast live on KOHO 101 FM. Must be 5 years or older to attend. From the live sponsor spots, to the use of...
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Waterville holiday season begins

Though the thermometer dipped below 20 degrees, Waterville residents still turned out in good numbers Dec. 6 for the town’s annual tree lighting ceremony in the North Cascades Bank parking lot.
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Wings ’n Wishes attracts hundreds

A large crowd gathered at East Wenatchee City Hall on Dec. 6 to usher in the Christmas season at the annual Wings 'n Wishes holiday event. Cold temperatures did not hinder parents, children and community members as they waited for Santa.
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Breakfast with Santa a success

There was a great turnout for Waterville’s Preschool’s annual fundraiser, Breakfast with Santa, on Dec. 2 at the NCW Fair Community Hall. The event supports the preschool’s budget and helps to keep tuition low for families.
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