Mansfield celebrates Playday

The Mansfield Chamber hosted its annual Playday event June 7-10. People from all over Douglas County and beyond came to enjoy this year's event.
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Aviation Day at Pangborn on June 16

WENATCHEE — Pangborn Memorial Airport will host Aviation Day 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16. The festivities will include aircraft displays, kids activities, helicopter rides, Miss Veedol, food, drawings, a photo booth and more. Free tours of the Historic Flight Foundation’s DC3 will also take place. For more information, visit flywenatchee.com.
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Hoyer and Allis perform at Pybus

WENATCHEE — Markus Hoyer and Vince Allis will perform for the next Friday night music event at Pybus Market from 7 to 9 p.m. June 15. Hoyer and Allis play a variety of musical styles with influences ranging from jazz and blues to hip-hop, R&B, soul and folk. They perform a mix of covers and original material with an emphasis on improvised instrumental solos. For more information,...
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Bluegrass festival comes to Cashmere

CASHMERE — The 16th annual Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival will bring some of genre’s most diverse performers to the Chelan County Expo Center in Cashmere June 15-17. The lineup includes Flatt Lonesome, Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, the Special Consensus, the Kody Norris Show, Old Growth Quartet and Rusty Hinges Bluegrass. Main stage shows begin at 4:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The...
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Arts fest looks for inspiration to get moving

TWISP — Attention artists, inventors, dancers and performers! It’s time to get into gear and submit creative proposals for installations and performances at this years Methow Arts Festival happening from 11:30 to 4 p.m. July 4 at Twisp River Park. Deadline for proposals is June 1. The bike-themed festival is seeking creative expression inspired by the bicycle and biking that can be performed...
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New exhibitions open at Confluence Gallery

TWISP — Confluence opened its group exhibit “Snk’lip Nc’aps: Coyote Winked” in the main gallery and Kalindi Kunis’ “Inflorescence” in the community gallery during a joint reception May 26. “Snk’lip Nc’aps: Coyote Winked” arrived at Confluence in partnership with the Methow Valley Interpretive Center. The educational exhibit was put together by guest curator Roberta Haines,...
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Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical

Mansfield does have a community theatre, and has had one for quite some time. It has always been a part of Mansfield Playday, a community celebration held on the second Saturday of June each year.
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Reverend Peyton to perform at Numerica PAC June 1

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will perform at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee on June 1 at 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass meets classic rock in this blues-based band that features low-key drums, heavy bass, washboard percussions and soulful vocals with just a dash of southern twang. The band hails from Brown County, Indiana and is composed of the trio Reverend J. Peyton on guitar...
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Local poets are eligible for Yakima writing contest

NCW — The Yakima Coffeehouse Poets have begun accepting entries for its 23rd annual juried poetry contest. Poets from across North Central Washington are eligible. Entries should include 3-5 original poems — previously published works are OK — and a cover sheet with contact details. Contest winners will be included in the organization’s annual poetry chapbook and will be invited to...
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Audience taken back in time

Except when we are taking U.S. History in high school or college, we may rarely consider that just 100 years ago those who were convinced that women should be given the right to vote were engaged in an intense debate with those who felt that such a step would be against nature, God and the integrity of the nation.
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