The New Old Time Chautauqua (NOTC), a traveling vaudeville troupe that will make a stop in the Methow Valley on June 22 – 23, is planning two activity-packed days of entertainment and participation.
Festivities include a potluck at Pearrygin Lake State Park on Friday, and a fun-filled parade and workshop series in Twisp on Saturday.
The event will culminate with a show at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp on June 23, starting at 7 p.m. Expect jugglers, magicians, folk singers, trapeze artists, tap dancers, hula-hoopists and a 30-piece band at the stage show. For more information, visit www.chautauqua.org.
Port Townsend-based NOTC will tour north central Washington, focusing on connecting communities in conjunction with local state parks.
Here’s a look at the schedule:
• Friday, June 22: Workshops, entertainers and a potluck at Pearrygin Lake State Park. Bring a favorite dish and meet the troupe.
• Saturday, June 23: A parade will begin at the Methow Valley Community Center, proceed to TwispWorks and then head up Glover Street, beginning at noon. Expect a marching band, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more.
• Saturday, June 23: Workshops on the TwispWorks campus, for activities such as rope making with Indian hemp, wool-spinning, basket-weaving, aerial arts and juggling. The workshops, which are free, are from 1-4 p.m.
• Saturday, June 23: A “main stage show” at the Methow Valley Community Center beginning at 7 p.m., featuring jugglers, magicians, folk singers, trapeze artists, tap dancers, hula-hoopists and a 30-piece band. There will be a cost, which is yet to be determined.
For information, visit chautauquatwisp.com.