Naturalists’ Study Hike 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Mission Ridge Ski and Snowboard Resort; $20 suggested donation 888-6240
Retired wildlife biologist Heather A. Wallis Murphy leads a hike at Mission Ridge to observe plants, landscapes and wildlife. Participants will learn how to sketch and journal their observations. Orientation takes place 8 a.m. at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St., and groups will carpool to the hike site. After the trip, hikers may view Murphy’s current museum exhibit, “The Naturalist’s Eye.” Enrollment is limited to 12 people, so register ahead at the number above.
Wenatchee Print Exhibition 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday; North Wenatchee Gallery, 2107 N. Duncan Drive, Suite 802; free 264-7024
See prints by regional artists at North Wenatchee Gallery’s annual exhibit. A printmaking demonstration takes place at 2 p.m., followed by an artist reception at 5 p.m. Artists include: April Richardson of Seattle; Robin Doggett and Karel Renard of Twisp; and Michael McClun, Teresa Rae and Pat Rodgers of Wenatchee. McClun is a longtime Wenatchee High School art instructor.
John Soennichsen, “Bretz’s Flood: A Rebel Geologist and Our Channeled Scablands” Presentation 7 p.m. Aug. 20; Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St.; free
Signing 1 p.m. Aug. 21; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Cheney-based writer Soennichsen explores the legacy of J Harlen Bretz, the maverick scientist whose theory of titanic floods that sculpted the Northwest Scablands was scoffed at for decades until proven by aerial research. Soennichsen discusses and signs his book at two events sponsored by A Book for All Seasons.
Art Presentation 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Las Brisas Conference and Art Center, 223 Daisy St.; free 246-6259
Guest speakers Libby Sullivan and Russ Hepler present for the Art Guild of the Soap Lake Area’s monthly meeting. Ephrata artist Sullivan creates mixed media collages. Hepler is an abstract expressionist painter from Wenatchee. Refreshments are served during the presentation.
“A Reader’s Evening” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19; Methow Valley Inn courtyard, 234 E. Second Ave.; free 997-2787
Writers share stories and poetry about gardening, farming and nature at the inn as part of Confluence Gallery’s Garden Art Exhibit. Drinks and brown bag dinners are available for sale during the event.
Western Art Show and Sale 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday; RockWall Cellars, 110 Nichols Road; free 826-0201
Three artists put work on display at RockWall Cellars. Bullfighter Rowdy Barry shares watercolors and pastels, alongside sculptures by Jeff Wolf and Ted Moomaw. Artists are present for receptions from 2 to 5 p.m. today and Saturday.