Gary Krist, lecture 7 p.m. Wednesday; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; free, donations accepted; wvmcc.org 888-6240
Commemorating the centennial of the Great Northern Railway’s Wellington Disaster, author Krist presents a slide show and discussion at the museum. He later signs copies of his book, “The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America’s Deadliest Avalanche.” Also, in remembrance of the tragic event, the museum opens a special exhibit featuring photographs and memorabilia from its collection. The pieces go on display one hour before Krist’s presentation, and remain through April 24. Admission to the exhibit is free March 5 as part of Wenatchee’s First Friday events.
Kit Bakke, “Miss Alcott’s E-mail: Yours for Reforms of All Kinds” Presentation 7 p.m. March 5; Leavenworth Library, 700 Highway 2; free
Workshop 10 a.m. March 6; Kristall’s Restaurant, 280 Highway 2; $38
Signing 3 p.m. March 6; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Bakke’s debut book is a biography in the form of an e-mail exchange between the author and Louisa May Alcott. It addresses revolutionary movements in history through essays about Alcott, and her own past experience with the Weather Underground and other activist groups. Bakke’s book is included in the cost of the workshop at Kristall’s, which also comes with a lunch. In the workshop, Bakke offers techniques and tips on taking down oral histories, including preparing for interviews, conducting interviews, and how to put them into writing.
“Fragments of Color” exhibit Reception 4 p.m. Saturday; Confluence Gallery, 104 Glover St.; free 997-2787
Confluence Gallery’s mixed media exhibit includes quilts by Fiber Optix quiltmakers, blown glass from Twisp River Glass’ Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli, and a working fabric arts studio hosted by Jayne Schrock and Kaye Verner. It opens Saturday and continues through April 10.