Trivia at the ciderhouse
Keep your mind active on Sunday afternoons by taking part in trivia competition at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse near Winthrop, which will host teams of up to five from 3–5 p.m., starting this weekend. Cost is $3 person. For more information, call (509) 341-4354 or email email@example.com.
Confluence exhibits ‘Fireworks’
Confluence Gallery’s next exhibit, titled “Fireworks,” opens June 6 with an artists’ reception from 4 – 8 p.m. The exhibit will continue through July 11. “Fireworks,” curated by Suzi Jennings, will highlight artists who work with fire in the process of creating their artwork, according to a Confluence press release. Works in glass, ceramic and metal will be featured. Each artist will contribute cups, tea bowls or drinking vessels for a “wall of cups” display. Also showing in the Loovre Gallery will be “In the Hot Seat,” a mother/daughter wildfire exhibit by Ginger and Donni Reddington. For more information, call 997-2787.
Rogers’ paintings displayed
Acrylic paintings by Anna Rogers, presented by Confluence Gallery, are on display at the Family Health Centers Dental Clinic in Twisp through Aug. 10. The exhibit is free and can be viewed during the clinic’s hours on Thursday and Friday. Rogers is a long-time Methow Valley resident who has shown her art in regional shows in Seattle and Bellevue, and national shows as far away as New York. For more information, call 997-2787.
Celebrating young writers
Methow Valley Elementary School’s annual Young Writers’ Celebration will include a free public event on June 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the school library. Students’ writing will be displayed, students will read original work aloud, and the winners of the fourth annual writing contest will be announced.
The Young Writers’ Celebration precedes the Young Writers’ Conference on June 5, a day-long series of workshops that engage students in writing activities, including attending seminars of their choice presented by adult writers, artists, storytellers, and actors from around the region, hearing inspirational speakers, and sharing their own writing. Poet Kelleigh McMillan, biologist Lisa Lindsay, songwriter Danbert Nobacon, and author Marian Exall are among the community members who will be offering workshops at the conference. Kenn Nesbitt, the 2013 National Children’s Poet Laureate, will provide the keynote address.
For more information, contact Methow Arts Alliance at 997-4004.
Westendorf’s students offer spring recital
Lynette Westendorf’s piano students will perform their annual spring recital on May 31 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The free concert begins at 1 p.m.
Liv Aspholm will perform the first movement of Mozart’s C Major Sonata; Ian DeLong will play the Bach Minuet in G and Morning Prayer by Tchaikovsky; Gretta Scholz will present Ballade in C minor by Burgmüller; and Travis Grialou will play an arrangement of the William Tell Overture.
Also performing will be Stella Scholz, Jori Grialou, Sydney Jones-Schuler, Sadie and William Halpin, Stella Gunnip-Hunter, Maggie Moore, Sage McFetridge and Damon Alumbaugh. Several of the students will be performing duets, as well. Refreshments will be served following the recital.