Library puzzle booklet for kids
Friends of the Winthrop Public Library (FOWL) has created an activity and puzzle booklet for elementary school-age children to help them learn about libraries, library history and the new Winthrop library that is currently under construction.
The booklet will be distributed to Methow Valley Elementary School children, home-schooled children, and will also be available at the Winthrop and Twisp libraries.
The booklet also highlights a raffle. Kids can buy a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to win a book for themselves and a favorite teacher or librarian. FOWL will draw a winner every Monday until May 9 from entries at both libraries.
More information and extra raffle tickets will be posted at the Winthrop and Twisp libraries.
LBHS to stage ‘The Laramie Project’
Live theater will make a long-awaited return to the Methow Valley in May when the Liberty Bell High School Drama Company presents “The Laramie Project” on the outdoor TwispWorks Pavilion.
The will be staged May 19 – 22, at 7 p.m. each day, and at 2 p.m. on May 23. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $5 for those 18 and younger. Purchase tickets in advance at www.mercplayhouse.org.
Attendees will be encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair and plan to sit with members of their own household. Audience members must wear masks and will be socially distanced.
“The Laramie Project” is a 2000 play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project. It chronicles the reaction to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. The play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theater company with inhabitants of the town, company members’ own journal entries, and published news reports.
The play is rated PG-13 for language and some “disturbing imagery,” according to information provided by the high school.
Cherrington Scholarship winners
Cascadia Music has announced the winners of the 2021 Cherrington Memorial Scholarship.
The competition was again virtual this year. Eight students submitted applications and videos of their chosen pieces and were scored by scholarship judges Murray Sampson, Marcy Stamper and John Trottier.
• First place, Kellen Miles, “Prelude in D Minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach.
• Second place, Sophia Baraibar.
• Third place, Ilo Curtis.
The Christine Cherrington Memorial Scholarship Fund provides both needs-based scholarships and merit awards for students of music.
To celebrate National Poetry Month, Confluence Poets will present a free, online poetry reading session at 6:30 p.m. on April 23.
Anyone who wants to participate by reading a favorite poem, or one they have written, can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit poets.org to find poems or advice on how to write a poem.
The event, available on the Zoom platform, is cosponsored by Confluence Gallery & Art Center. The Zoom meeting ID is 827‑95556016, pass code 489240.
Historical visions of snow
The Shafer Historical Museum is displaying 18 photos from its collections from the 1900s to 1930s that typify what wintertime was like for residents of Methow Valley towns, through April at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp.
Suggested donation is $5. Children 18 and younger can view the exhibit for free. Please wear masks when viewing the photos.
Photographs can also be viewed at the Shafer’s website, www.shafermuseum.org.
Congressional Art Competition
Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) has announced the start of the annual Central Washington Congressional Art Competition, inviting all high school students in the 4th Congressional District to participate. The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol, and this year’s winner will receive two airline tickets to visit Washington, D.C. and attend a reception hosted by the Congressional Institute. All artwork must be submitted to one of Newhouse’s district offices by April 30. For more information, visit https://newhouse.house.gov/services/art-competition.