Interpretive Center opens its season

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center in Twisp opens its season on Saturday (April 12) by celebrating the works of local poet and artisan Ron McLean, with special guest Hank Cramer. The free event begins at 3 p.m.; the center’s doors open at noon. For more information, call 997-0620.


Student films at LBHS

Original works by Liberty Bell High School video production students will be shown at a film festival next Wednesday (April 16) at the high school gym. The free event begins at 6 p.m.


Poetry reading

In honor of Poetry Month (April), Methow Asylum for Writers will host a Poetry Read-Out at Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop on April 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants can bring their own poems to read or read from the works of a favorite poet. For more information, email


Classical guitar at The Merc

Guitarist Paul Grove will present a recital including several masterpieces of Spanish classical guitar on April 24 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The free event begins at 7 p.m. Short discussions will precede each work, and a reception will follow the concert. For more information, call (509) 429-7769.


Revisit the ’60s at the Barn

Local musicians including Wayne Mendro, Egon Steinebach, Megan Sullivan, Fred Cooley, Gregg Hardy, Gudron Brunot, Ken Bevis, Emele Clothier, Frank Vander Wall, Ben Gilmore, Joe Marver, Buz Brose and Jennifer Epps are scheduled to perform at a 1960s-themed party at the Winthrop Barn on April 26. There will be prizes for the best- and worst-dressed partiers. Entrance is by donation, with proceeds to benefit the Winthrop Auditorium Association. For more information, call Lauralee Northcott at 996-2404.