Twisp River Tap House schedules concert
The Twisp River Tap House has a concert scheduled for this week. Too Slim and the Taildraggers are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 30. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Upcoming music, events at Twispworks
Upcoming concerts include The Marcus Duke Project on from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23. The jazz concert includes Marcus Duke on keyboards, Jason Russell on drums, Dave Nolet on bass, vocals and guitar and George Schneider on flute. The event is free thanks to the support of ArtsWA and the Fogt Family Foundation.
TwispWorks is also hosting a Community Altar Building event from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 through Nov. 4. The YourSpace location on the TwispWorks campus will be open for celebrations of life over death, including prayer, conversations, stories, candle-lighting and more.
“A small, intimate, and open circle will take place each evening in the Lookout building located in the southeast corner of the Native Plant Garden also on the TwispWorks campus,” according to TwispWorks. “Each evening the conversation within the circle will discuss a different theme on death.”
Redman book discussion
Methow At Home will host a free Zoom presentation, a book discussion with local author Eric Redman, on Oct. 6 from 9-10:30 a.m. Redman will discuss his book, “Bones of Hilo,” which is available at local libraries, bookstores and online. The book is described as “a riveting mystery novel set in the Methow Valley and Hawaii.” Half the royalties will go to the Makuakane Endowed Scholarship for students of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo. Redman, who splits his time between Hawaii and the Methow Valley, previously authored the nonfiction best-seller “The Dance of Legislation.” Visit methowathome.org to register, and find more information at https://ericredmanwriting.com/about.
‘CoronAnthology’ in October
The Merc Playhouse will stage its first live production in nearly two years when it presents “CoronAnthology: The year we held our breath,” on Oct. 14-17. Visit www.mercplayhouse.org for additional information, or call 997-7529.
Poetry Out Loud returns
Liberty Bell High School’s annual Poetry Out Loud competition has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 6, at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp, starting at 6 p.m. At least 12 students from Liberty Bell and the Independent Learning Center are expected to participate after advancing from competition in their classes.
The competition returns to The Merc after it was staged virtually last year, with participants making videotapes of their recitations. Last year’s winner was then-freshman Leki Albright. She advanced from regional competition to the state finals.
Previous winners were Cymone Van Marter (2019 and 2018), Mackenzie Woodworth (2017), Mia Stratman (2016), Lillian Cooley (2015), Claire Waichler (2014), Liam Daily (2013) and the late Tom Zbyszewski (2012).
Poetry Out Loud is a national program to encourage appreciation of poetry. Students memorize and recite two poems and are judged on their memorization skills, as well as their confidence, projection and poise.
State Poet Laureate visit canceled
A visit from poet Rena Priest, the sixth Washington State Poet Laureate, which was scheduled for Oct. 12, has been canceled. The event will be rescheduled at a later date.