Dance classes

Dance classes for young children will be offered Monday afternoons at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp starting Sept. 9.

The classes, taught by Missi Smith, will be for preschool (ages 3 and 4) on Mondays from 4-4:30 p.m. and cost $50 for 10 classes; and pre-kindergarten classes (ages 5 and 6) will be held Mondays from 4:45-5:30 p.m. and cost $75 for 10 classes.

Registration forms are available online at For more information, call 997-7529.


McClure artwork at Door No. 3

Door No. 3, at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp, will feature the work of Olympia artist Nikki McClure beginning Sept. 6 and continuing through Oct. 2, with an opening reception on Sept. 6 from 6-8 p.m.

McClure, a Washington State Book Award winner and a presenter at the Mazama Book Festival on Sept. 8, will show illustrations from books and pieces from her most recent 2013 calendar.

For more information call 997-2044 or visit Beginning Sept. 7, Door No. 3 will be open Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thursdays noon-7 p.m.


Advice for artists

Artist Trust At Large is offering a free presentation, featuring speaker Amanda Jackson Mott of Twisp, on how Washington state artists of all disciplines can utilize Artist Trust’s essential resources, grants, career training and tips, and exhibition and performance opportunities.

The event is on Sept. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center, 411 Western Ave., in Tonasket. A potluck dinner will follow. For more information or to RSVP, email or phone (509) 341-4413.


Luc and more at Pearrygin Lake

Colombian, Irish and Methow Valley music will be featured at Pearrygin Lake State Park on Sept. 15 when the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk Arts in the Parks Program returns for its annual local event.

The free show will run from 1-5 p.m. and the lineup includes Diego Coy Música Colombiana, traditional music of Colombia; An Dochas performing Irish traditional music with a contemporary twist; and the Methow’s own Luc and the Lovingtons. Refreshments provided by Room One will be available. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the event.


Ukrainian group to visit valley

Ukraine comes to the Methow Valley in the form of the musical group DakhaBrakha, which will perform at the Winthrop Barn at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 in an appearance sponsored by Methow Arts.

DakhaBrakha, making its first tour of the United States, formed in 2004 at the avant-garde DAKH Theatre for Contemporary Arts in Kyiv.

Prices are $25 for reserved adult seats and $10 for reserved student seats; $17 for advance general seating; $20 for adult general seating at door; and $5 for children. Tickets are available at, Twisp Daily Business, Riverside Printing in Winthrop, and the Methow Arts office in Twisp.

Methow Arts provides free tickets to clients of the Cove, Room One and the Methow Valley Senior Center. For more information, email, call 997-4004 or visit