Confluence hosts community discussion about death
Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp will host “Conversations About Death,” an open discussion forum to coincide with its current exhibit “The Big Sleep: Conversations on Finality,” on Wednesday (Oct. 29) from 5-8 p.m. The free event will feature experts in the field of death and dying including Heidi Ruth Dittrich, a death midwife and retired University of Washington professor, and Kelly Edwards, a professor of bioethics and humanities at the UW School of Medicine. A list of possible topics will be available at the event to help stimulate conversations. For more information, call 997-2787.
Auditions for children’s theater
The Missoula Children’s Theatre is back again this year, and will hold auditions for local students to take part in its performances of Robin Hood. Auditions will be on Nov. 10 from 12:40 to 2:40 p.m. in the Methow Valley Elementary School gym. All students in grades K-12 are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions.
Performances of Robin Hood will be on Nov. 15 at the school, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults; kids under 5 will be admitted for free. Clients of The Cove, the Methow Valley Senior Center and Room One can get free tickets at those locations. For more information, call 997-4004.
Dance lessons for kids
The Merc Playhouse in Twisp is offering dance classes for kids 3-5 years old, taught by choreographer Missi Smith, on Wednesdays from 3:30-4 p.m. through Dec. 17. Cost is $50 for a 10-class punch card. Kids will learn the fundamentals of dance and learn about rhythm, movement and body awareness. For more information, call 997-7529,
Cascadia to stage guitar concert
Cascadia launches its 2014-15 concert series on Nov. 15 with a guitar concert featuring Terry Hunt, Rico Stover and Dave Weidig at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Other local guitarists will also play. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, and $5 for students 18 and under. For more information, call 997-0222.