Holiday jazz at Pybus

WENATCHEE — The Cashmere High School Jazz Band and the Apollo Club will present “A Jazzy Classy Christmas” from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Pybus Market. There is no cost to attend the family-friendly concert. For more information, visit pybuspublicmarket.org.
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Natural decision: Benefits of real Christmas trees

CLE ELUM — With the holiday season here, many Washingtonians have an important decision to make: Should they buy a real or artificial Christmas tree?
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Stay secure, spend within means this holiday season

SEATTLE — Don't let the holiday cheer turn into misery.
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Federated Church holiday bazaar on Dec. 2

By Suzanne Robinson Empire Press Correspondent The Waterville Federated Church Guild will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the church, located at 224 W. Ash St. Each year the bazaar provides a great opportunity to Christmas shop, find unique gifts and special items, or just enjoy the lunch and cookie bar. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. with a choice of of soup or...
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Preschool cooperative to hold Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 3

WATERVILLE — Breakfast with Santa, the annual Waterville Cooperative Preschool fundraiser, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the North Central Washington Fairgrounds Community Hall. The annual breakfast is a beloved community event enjoyed by people of all ages. Volunteers will be serving breakfast casserole, biscuits and gravy, bacon, maple bars, fruit and yogurt. Coffee, juice and...
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Santa arrives at Pybus

WENATCHEE — Santa Claus will take to the skies for a grand arrival at Pybus Public Market on Dec. 3. Old Saint Nick will make his entrance in the south parking lot of Pybus in a red helicopter at 1 p.m. and will then pose for free photos until 3 p.m. inside the concourse. He will also be available for photos at Pybus from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, 22 and 23. Treats will be given. For...
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YWCA hosts Holiday Giving Tree program

WENATCHEE — YWCA NCW is again hosting its annual Holiday Giving Tree program. The public is invited to visit the YWCA Store, 231 N. Wenatchee Ave., and select an “ornament tag” for a gift for a woman or child. The deadline for gift drop off is Dec. 14. Ornament tags should be attached to gifts that are left unwrapped. The gifts will be given to residents of YWCA’s emergency,...
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Preschool cooperative to hold Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 3

WATERVILLE — Breakfast with Santa, the annual fundraiser of the Waterville Cooperative Preschool, will be held Dec. 3 at the North Central Washington Fairgrounds Community Hall. The breakfast begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Admission at the door is $7 per person or $25 for a family of four. Children ages 5 and younger are free. The breakfast is a beloved community event enjoyed by people...
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Christmas tree lighting will be held Nov. 30

This year’s Town of Waterville Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the North Cascades Bank parking lot on Locust Street.
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AAA’s Soap for Hope drive under way

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee AAA office is collecting donations to benefit Serve Wenatchee Valley and SAGE Emergency Shelter for the 10th annual Soap for Hope donation drive going on now through the end of the year. Donations of new, full- and sample-size toiletry items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and lotion; as well as toothbrushes, combs and razors can be dropped...
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