Cultural center plans several events
TONASKET – Several events are planned this month at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.
A rummage sale to benefit the center will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 16-17. Proceeds go toward remodeling the front of the building.
A drumming circle is planned Friday by the Okanogan County Hand Drummers Group.
May 18 brings a 2 p.m. concert by the Mood Swings, a three-person group that performs music from the 1940s to 1970s.
Admission will be charged. Proceeds benefit the center.
A free community meal will be offered from 2-3:30 p.m. May 25 at the center. It is free to those who need it; donations will be accepted.
Girls Night Out, featuring music, dancing, clothing and book exchanges, massage and other pampering items, will be at 5:30 p.m. May 30. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., followed by entertainment at 7 p.m.
Music, organic living highlighted at fair
TONASKET — Music at The View will present the Spring Green Music Festival and Organic Living Fair on Memorial Day weekend.
The event runs from 7 p.m. Friday, May 23, through Sunday, May 25, at Howell Canyon Estate, 185 Howell Canyon Road.
It features a variety of rock, jazz, folk, classic rock, blues rock, reggae and other music.
Performers include Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method, Vaughn Jensen Band, Tuck Foster and the Mossrites, Jesse Weston Trio, Dimestore Prophets, Michelle Taylor and the Blues Junkies, Bobby Holland and the Breadline, Run from Cover, Jack Rothwell Band and Pamela Thomas Martin.
Admission will be charged. Camping is available.
A beer and wine garden, food vendors, drum circles, naturopathic physician checkups, medical evaluations and hiking are also featured.
The event benefits the American Lung Association in honor of Andrea Miller-Vowels, who died in 2004 of asthma at age 20.
Doll and craft show set for Saturday
OMAK – A doll and craft show and sale is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Courtyard Downtown, 28 N. Main St.
Vendors will set up Friday evening, Okanogan Valley Doll Club member Marjie McClellan said.
The club will provide vendors with Friday dinner, snacks and lunch on Saturday, she said.
Visitors can browse the dolls and crafts, with many items offered for sale.
Doll appraisals will be available, and repairs can be arranged by appointment.
“We do a lot of refurbishing,” McClellan said. The club can help people with doll wigs and missing body parts.
Club membership is small, at five, but they “keep plugging away,” McClellan said.
Festival features Canadian musicians
OSOYOOS, B.C. — A new music festival is planned June 27 to July on the town’s beaches.
Desertlive features a lineup of Canadian indie, rock and blues artists.
The concert area will be fenced off and open to anyone. Wristbands will be available for those wishing to visit beer gardens at the main entrance.
Performers will include Yukon Blonde, Shawn Hook, Redeye Empire, No Sinner, Tasman Jude, Earthbound, Poppa Dawg, Ari Neufeld, Kansas-Lee, Jory Kinjo, Devon Coyote, Matt Stanley and the Decoys.
Drama camps planned in Twisp
TWISP – Youth drama camps are planned July 7-11 and Aug. 4-8 at the Merc Playhouse, 101 S. Glover St.
A fee will be charged. Camp hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
The camps are for children age 8 and older, and focus on performance. Training will be offered in acting, singing and dancing.
Participants will build and design set pieces and costumes.
Registration is through the Merc Playhouse.
Tonasket plans Art in the Park event
TONASKET — The town’s first Art in the Park is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 as part of the Founders Day celebration.
Various local artists will offer handcrafted items such as stained glass, woodworking, paintings, stone work and more.
Vendor information is available from Tonasket Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.
Car club offers show, swap meet
OMAK – The Friendly OK Car Club’s annual swap meet and car show will be Friday through Sunday in East Side Park.
The swap meet runs all three days; the car show is Saturday only.
Set-up for the swap meet will be at 8 a.m. Friday, member Starr Golleher said.
Car parts, tools, crafts and toys will be offered.
The event runs all day, and includes food vendors, club member Paul Yarnell said.
Registration for the car show starts at 8 a.m. Saturday. A fee will be charged.
Several new trophies and a new category have been added, including president’s choice, Marv Morton Memorial best engine, best interior, best paint, best original or restoration and best street rod. The new category is for youth age 18 and younger.
A photo of the people’s choice award will go on next year’s dash plaques.
All prizes are based on spectator voting, which runs from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Seventeen classes are planned, encompassing all ages of cars, plus hot rods, muscle cars, unfinished projects, rat rods and special interest vehicles, including motorcycles, tractors, tanks and “anything with wheels,” Yarnell said.
The show usually draws 80-110 vehicles, he said. Owners do not have to stay with their cars all day.
Valve cover races will be at 2 p.m.
Golleher said more picnic tables will be placed in the show area so people can sit down and rest.
Awards will be given at 4 p.m. at the tennis courts.
A raffle for a mini-trike is planned. The group will give proceeds to a local child safety program.
Also planned are a silent auction, drawings and a live DJ.
No banquet is planned this year.
The swap meet continues Sunday from morning until vendors pack up and leave, Yarnell said.
Cascadia celebrates Music Days
TWISP — Cascadia’s Music Days Celebration will be May 17-18 at Methow Valley Community Center, 201 Methow Valley Highway.
The event features evening performances by the Pipestone Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Youth Orchestra, and afternoon student recitals. Admission will be charged to the 7 p.m. May 17 concert; admission to the 1 p.m. recital session is free.
Pipestone Orchestra, directed by Tara Kaiyala Weaver, presents a program that includes the first movement from Symphony No. 1 by Carl Maria von Weber. The Pipestone Youth Orchestra will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Concerto in E minor by Charles Avison and Slavonic Dance by A. Dvorak.
Two guitar students will perform.
Weaver will perform the first movement of the Violin Concerto in D Major by Beethoven. Don Pearce of the Okanogan Valley Orchestra will be the guest conductor.
The event’s finale will be the Pipestone Jazz Ensemble, led by trombonist Mike Harvey and including “Mission Impossible,” which he arranged for the jazz group, along with both the Pipestone adult and youth orchestras.
Sunday’s recitals allow Pipestone School of Music students to display their talents on stringed instruments, guitar, piano and flute.