Women’s panel at Confluence

In conjunction with International Women’s Day and its current exhibit examining the role of women in art, Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp will hold a panel discussion on Saturday (March 29) featuring women in a diverse range of careers.

Panel members scheduled to appear are Greer Maier, scientist; Sam Thrasher, farmer; Ashley Thrasher, firefighter; Penny Smith, hospice nurse; Kelly Edwards, academic; Anna Tolin, defense attorney; Sarah Brown, full-time mother; Margot Page, author; and Laura Love, musician

The open-ended, informal discussion is intended to help people understand what the panelists have experienced in their work and lives. The discussion will also give the audience insights into what has inspired these women, as well as how others can be inspired to pursue the life and work they want, encompassing roles that are considered traditional for women and those seen as less traditional. Exhibit co-curators Nicole Ringgold and Joanne Marracci will help guide the discussion.

The free event begins 6 p.m. A small donation will be requested for refreshments. For more information, call 997-2787.

The accompanying art exhibit runs through April 19.


Film about Edward Curtis

The seminal historic photography of Washington state’s own Edward Curtis will be the subject of a movie to be shown Sunday (March 30) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Coming To Light: Edward Curtis and the North American Indians, sponsored by the Methow Valley Interpretive Center, begins at 7 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, call 997-4904.

Curtis rose from obscurity to become the most famous photographer of his time, and created an enormous body of work based on his explorations of Native American tribes. Coming to Light tells the dramatic story of his life, the creation of his monumental work, and his changing views of the people he set out to document.


Native hunters in Yellowstone

A photographic show and discussion — “Buffalo Bridge: Keeping Traditions Alive with Native Hunters in Yellowstone’s Buffalo Country” — by Katie Russell and Gilles Gemberling will be presented Wednesday (April 2) at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center in Twisp. The free event begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (509) 449-1290.


day-hiking-pAll about day hikes

“Day Hiking in Eastern Washington” will be the subject of a slideshow presented by regional trail guide and author Rich Landers, based on his new co-authored book, at the Methow Conservancy’s First Tuesday 
event April 1, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Twisp River Pub. The free presentation will focus on some of the hikes covered in the new guidebook as well as tips on dealing with issues ranging from lightning to bears. The Trail’s End Bookstore will have copies of Lander’s books for sale. The pub opens at 6 p.m. for drinks and a $10 buffet dinner.
 For more information, call 996-2870.


Puppeteers at libraries

The North Central Regional Library puppeteers will be at the Twisp and Winthrop libraries on April 3. The free appearances begin at 1:30 p.m. in Twisp and at 3:30 p.m. in Winthrop.


Native plant sale is back

Bareroot native plants including ponderosa pine, serviceberry, mock orange and many other species will be on sale April 5 at the annual Okanogan Conservation District Native Plant Sale. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the county fairgrounds in Okanogan, and early shopping is advised — the 2013 sale sold out in less than an hour. For more information, call (509) 422-0855 ext. 100. A species list is available on the district website at www.okanogancd.org/plant-sale.