Museum director awarded for service
WENATCHEE — Director of the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center Brenda Abney received the Washington Art Education Association’s 2009 Distinguished Service Award in Tacoma on Oct. 9. Nominated by Wenatchee High School art teacher Don Collins, Abney was honored for her work in the arts in and outside of the museum, including showcasing work by art students for the Regional High School Art Show. For more information, call 888-6245 or visit wvmcc.org.
Warren Carlson, “Upper Skykomish Valley” Presentation 7 p.m. Friday; Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St.; free
Signing 1 p.m. Saturday; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Author and University of Washington journalism graduate Carlson shares the history of the Skykomish valley. His book, “Upper Skykomish Valley,” describes how technology and transportation transformed the area, including its mining history and the construction of the Great Northern Railway.