Scary tales at bookstore

What’s Halloween without scary stories?

Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop will help set the Halloween mood with a reading of scary stories on Thursday (Oct. 31) from 4-6 p.m.

Two high school students will be reading scary tales – “but not too scary” – to entertain trick-or-treaters, said bookstore manager Chris Janikowski.

The bookstore will have a vat of “fizzy witches brew” for thirsty kids, as well as plenty of candy, Janikowski said.


Auditions for Wizard of Oz

The Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus will conduct auditions for its spring musical, The Wizard of Oz, on Nov. 16 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center, 20 S. Cedar St., Omak. The show will be performed May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11, 2014.

Auditions will be an all-day event with vocal auditions in the morning, followed by dance and script readings in the afternoon. All auditioners will be asked to sing a short selection of their choosing but people interested in lead parts should prepare a 30 to 60 second rendition of that character’s signature song. An accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals will begin in late February. For more information, email or


Cascadia offers music scholarships

Cascadia is once again offering scholarships in memory of Christine Cherrington for music students of any age and ability, based on commitment to furthering musical study and financial need.

Private music teachers can recommend their students for the audition, and applicants can pick up the scholarship application form from their teachers or at the Cascadia office, room 9 in the Methow Valley Community Center.

Applications can also be mailed or emailed to applicants by calling 997-0222 or 997-9344 and leaving your name and mailing or email address.

The application deadline is Nov. 8. Completed application forms can be returned by mail to Cascadia, PO Box 1013, Twisp WA 98856 or delivered to the Cascadia office. Upon approval, applicants will be notified of their audition time, which will be held on Nov. 17 beginning at 4 p.m.

For information call 997-0222 or 997-9344. To learn more about Cascadia go to