OVOC presents fall concert

The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus (OVOC) presents its fall season premiere concert on Sunday (Oct. 20) at 3 p.m. in the Omak Performing Arts Center, 20 S. Cedar St., Omak. The orchestra, under the direction of Don Pearce, will feature Symphony No. 9 in E Minor by Antonin Dvorak as well as other masterful selections. The chorus, under the direction of Jonathan McBride, will feature highlights from Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta HMS Pinafore, Mendelssohn’s Lerchengesang (The Lark’s Song), and other great numbers.

Prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for youths, and children 12 and under free. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.

On Oct. 25, OVOC offers its Rocky Horror Picture Show fundraiser. The movie will be shown at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center with doors opening at 6 p.m. Audience participation is encouraged. The cost is $10 per person or two for $15.

For more information about either event, call (509) 322-0261 or email ovocinfo@gmail.com.

Artists of Okanogan will present the works of local artists before the OVOC concert, beginning at 1 p.m.


Make your own journal

Learn how to design and bind a handmade personal journal at a workshop offered by Laura Gunnip at Door No. 3 in Twisp on Tuesday (Oct. 22). The workshop costs $45 and will run from 5-8 p.m. in Door No. 3’s studio in the Methow Valley Community Center. For more information or to register, call 997-2044 or email doorno3twisp@gmail.com.


Himalayan photo exhibit

“Taking Refuge,” a photography exhibit by local resident Ken Libby documenting his three trips to the Himalayas from 1997-2012, will open on Nov. 9 at The Studio in Twisp and will run through January 2014. Libby uses high-speed black and white film, with the images printed on metal. An opening-day reception will be held from 4-8 p.m. For more information, call 997-0211.