First Friday at the Museum
Friday, March 3, 10am-8pm
The 38th annual Regional High School Art Show opens today. This popular exhibit highlights the best work of art students from throughout North Central Washington. The show is juried, with top winners in several categories advancing to competition in Olympia. The art show is cosponsored by North Central Educational Service District and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Admission is free all day on the first Friday of every month, and hours are extended to 8pm with light refreshments offered after 5:00. The exhibit continues through May 6, with the exception of “best of show” pieces sent to Olympia.
Environmental Film: A River Between Us
Tuesday, March 7: 7pm
“A River Between Us” documents the largest river restoration project in American history. Nearly 300 miles in length, flowing from southern Oregon to northern California, the vast communities of the Klamath River have been feuding over its water for generations, and as a result, bad blood has polluted their river and their relationships equally.
Local actor Brian Higgins will read Horton Hears a Who (by Dr. Seuss). Fun and surprises for all ages!
Awards Ceremony for Regional High School Art Show
Saturday, March 11: 1-3pm
A representative from the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction will hand out awards to students whose work in this annual art show has been selected as best in their media. The reception is free.
Environmental Film: The Bluebird Man
Tuesday, March 7: 7pm
Al Larson was one of the first citizen scientists to take up the North American Bluebird Society call to action in 1978. Since then, the 91-year-old has developed a string of 300 nest boxes in the remote Owyhee Mountains on the Oregon/Idaho border. The film captures the dedication of this conservationist as he monitors every stage of the breeding process from nest building to egg laying, hatching, and finally the fledging of the bluebird chicks. While celebrating the success of this remarkable man, the film addresses the struggle to inspire the next generation of citizen scientists.
Sponsored by North Central Washington Audubon Society, the film is part of the Wenatchee Valley Environmental Film Series. A $5 donation is requested. Series sponsors are The Trust for Public Land, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and Wenatchee River Institute. A no-host bar and small snacks are available.
A Different Kind of Story Time
Saturday, March 25: 11-11:30am
Local actor Christy Shearer will read Enzo the Wonder Fish (by Cathy Wilcox). Fun and surprises for all ages!