Reddington won an award for this work, “Now it’s a Horse Race.” Photo courtesy Ginger Reddington

Reddington won an award for this work, “Now it’s a Horse Race.” Photo courtesy Ginger Reddington

Reddington wins awards in equine art contest

Local mixed-media artist Ginger Reddington won two awards in the Equine Art 2014 contest for her mixed-media work entitled “Now It’s A Horse Race.” Reddington’s art, along with two other award winners, will be featured on the poster for next year’s contest. She also won the first-place award for a painting in the acrylic medium.

The contest, now in its 15th year, is sponsored by the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation, the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association, and the Emerald Downs racetrack. Art entered in the contest had to capture the essence of “the horse and a whole lot more.”

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Twelfth Night staged at Merc

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night continues this week at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday (Aug. 7 – 10). Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for those 18 and younger. Thursday is pay-what-you-can night. The western-themed production is directed by Ki Gottberg. For more information, call 997-7529.

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Musical worship in Omak

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Omak presents Holden Evening Prayer at 5 p.m. on Sunday (Aug. 10). The musical setting of a traditional evening worship service was written in 1986 by composer Marty Haugen when he was musician in residence at Holden Village, a spiritual renewal center on the Glacier Peak Wilderness boundary, above Lake Chelan. Participating musicians at the free event will include Steve Warn, cantor; Maren Noyes, acoustic bass; and Mary Koch, piano. For more information, call (509) 322-0177.

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Powwow coming to Twisp

The Heart of the Methow Powwow returns on Aug. 16 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center in Twisp, offering children’s crafts, storytelling, demonstrations, Native American art, drumming and dancing. The free event concludes with a community potluck dinner at 5 p.m., featuring salmon, venison, corn, fry bread and a raffle. For information, call 997-4904.

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Join the follies

The Fabulous Fall Follies, a fundraising event last seen in 2008, returns on Sept. 20 at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Organizers are looking for “interesting and outrageous” acts including singers, dancers, comedians, jugglers, musicians and “off-the-wall” presentations. The follies begin at 7 p.m. and proceeds benefit the community center. If you are interested in participating, call Kelly Donoghue at 997-0341.