Events at Trail’s End
Trail’s End Bookstore hosts two events this week:
• On Saturday (Dec. 5), science fiction author Michael Allen Sales will read from his popular book Jump Reactor from 4 – 7 p.m.
• On Sunday (Dec. 6), the bookstore stages its annual sale to support public school libraries in the Methow Valley. Everything in the store will be 10 percent off, and 10 percent of the day’s proceeds will go to the Liberty Bell High School and Methow Valley Elementary School libraries.
For more information, call 996‑2345.
Artful weekend at Confluence
Confluence Gallery in Twisp will host an “Artful Holiday Weekend” on Dec.12 – 13, featuring Sip and Shop, artist vendor trunk shows and live music. Local artists will be represented all weekend, including Phil Millam of Dog Paw Knives, Mike Jolley of JR Leather, silver and gemstone jewelry by Jillian Lukiwski of Noisy Plume, and original hemp clothing by Betsy Cassell of Intertwined Designs.
On Saturday, trunk shows will be on display from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Sip and Shop will be from 4 – 8 p.m. with snacks and live music by Kris Borgias. On Sunday, work by trunk show artists will be on display all day (noon-4 p.m.). All the events are free. For more information, call 997‑2787.
Cascadia Holiday Concert
The annual Cascadia Holiday Concert will be presented on Dec. 15 and 16 at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation.
The concert will feature the Cascadia Chorale directed by Dana Stromberger, and the Pipestone Orchestra conducted by Tara Kaiyala Weaver. For more information, call 997‑0222.
OVOC holiday concert coming
The Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus present their annual holiday concert on Dec. 13 at the Omak Performing Arts Center. The concert begins at 3 p.m.
Chorus selections will include “The Coventry Carol,” Mozart’s “Fa La La,” “Gloria” by Haydn, and “A Carol in Winter.”
Orchestra selections include “Christmas at the Movies,” Mozart’s “German Dance, K.605/3,” “Scottish Fantasy,” “O Holy Night,” and a suite of Christmas carols.
The combined groups will perform “Little Drummer Boy” and a holiday-season medley.
Jonathan McBride is the choral director and Don Pearce is the orchestra director.
Tickets are $8 for students, $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens. Kids under 12 are admitted free.
For more information, visit www.ovocinfo.com.