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April 9, 2014- Arts/Entertainment Briefs

New Fiber Fest celebrates yarns

OKANOGAN — A celebration of local yarns and the people who produce and work with them is planned May 17 at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail Road.

The free Okanogan Fiber Fest runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Bring your lawn chair and join a knitting or spinning circle, learn new fiber skills at a workshop, shop the local fiber products offered at the vendor area and enjoy local music,” organizers with the Okanogan Valley Fiber Association said.

Vendor booths will be available.

A special producer/vendor dinner and educational presentation will be at 5:30 p.m. May 16 in the training room at Big R, 1227 Koala Drive, Omak.

The association has a website, www.okfiberfest.org.

Trip benefit features magician

OKANOGAN — Magician Joe Black will perform at 7 p.m. Friday in a benefit for eighth-graders’ trip to Washington, D.C., this summer.

A taco feed is planned from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in the high school cafetorium, 244 S. Fifth Ave. A dessert auction will follow.

Admission will be charged.

— The Chronicle

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