Fine Arts festival refurbished
CHELAN — The Lake Chelan Fine Arts Festival returns this year with some new features. Preceding the Aug. 20-22 event, a Gallery Gala Preview Party takes place 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Campbell’s Resort Park Room with a first look at the juried art gallery. The $25 admission price includes a no-host bar, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and an awards announcement. Artists from the Northwest are showcased during the festival at Riverwalk Park, including a special venue that features Chelan and Manson students and artists. Enjoy a salmon barbecue from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21; dinners are $20 per person to benefit the Chelan Rotary Scholarship Fund. The “Art By the Foot” silent auction makes its third annual appearance this year. Attend the artists reception at 5:30 p.m. July 29 at Allisons of Manson for a preview of what will be up for auction. Pieces remain there until Aug. 20. For more information, call 682-3503 or visit lakechelanartscouncil.com.
Candice Reed, “Thank You for Firing Me!: How to Catch the Next Wave of Success After You Lose Your Job” 6:30 p.m. today; Leavenworth Library, 700 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Reed leads a discussion at the library about the benefits of losing your job and how to get back on your feet. She co-authored “Thank You for Firing Me!,” a guide for the recently unemployed on new industries, freelancing, independent contracting and Internet marketing.
Indu Sundaresan, “Shadow Princess” Presentation 7 p.m. July 16; Leavenworth Library, 700 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Born and raised in India, Northwest author Sundaresan completes her “Taj Mahal” trilogy with “Shadow Princess.” The book series began in 2002 with “The Twentieth Wife,” followed by “The Feast of Roses” in 2003. Each novel details the struggles of Indian women in history to influence their culture. Set in the 17th century, “Shadow Princess” is about an Indian woman born into wealth who tries to find independent happiness.