WAEF seeks apple art entries
WASHINGTON — The Washington Apple Education Foundation is currently accepting entries for its 2011 Year of the Apple art contest. All Washington students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade during the 2010-11 school year may participate. Winners will receive cash prizes. Entries are due by Aug. 1; find complete rules and entry forms at waef.org or call 663-7713.
Local artist wins awards
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Wenatchee artist Doug Miller was one of 60 artists featured at the 30th annual Western Heritage Art Show in March. Miller’s oil painting, “Hay Buffet,” was awarded the Artist’s Choice and People’s Choice Awards at the show. He has been working as a professional artist for 30 years.
Awards Gala and Silent Auction 6 p.m. Saturday; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; $25 advance, $35 at door; store.wvmcc.org 888-6240
Wenatchee Valley Museum puts on its annual evening of fundraising, including a silent auction, live music by the Glenn Isaacson Jazz Trio, hors d’oeuvres, wine and other beverages. The gala also features presentation of this year’s Wenatchee Valley Living Treasure Award to Ruth Allan. Proceeds benefit the museum’s permanent exhibit renovation.
Kids Arts Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; $5, free kids 3 and under; www.wvmcc.org 888-6240
Kids of all ages may take part in WVMCC’s Kids Arts Day, which includes marionette crafting, costume and sculpture design, and painting. All materials are provided. At 1 p.m., the Ugandan Orphan’s Choir gives a one-hour performance at the museum, featuring African folk songs and selections in English.
Entiat Kite Festival 1 to 5 p.m. April 17; Kiwanis Park; free 784-5101, 784-0680
Catch some air with handmade paper kites at the Entiat Chamber of Commerce’s first Kite Festival. Materials are available for all ages to construct, decorate and fly their own kites. Prizes go out to the best decorated kites of the day. The festival also features food and music.
Gregg Olsen, “Closer Than Blood” Presentation 7 p.m. Friday; Leavenworth Library, 700 Highway 2; free; signing 1 p.m. Saturday; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Seattle native Olsen discusses and signs his latest thriller in Leavenworth. “Closer Than Blood” tells the story of a killer on the loose. Olsen also signs his true crime book, “Twisted Faith.” He is the author of eight nonfiction stories and five novels.
Nicole Kellar Munoz, “Eat Right for Life” and “Quick Fix Healthy Mix” Demonstration 7 p.m. April 15; Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St.; free; signing 1 p.m. April 16; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Portland, Ore., author Munoz demonstrates how to easily prepare healthy foods from home at Barn Beach Reserve. The following day, she signs “Eat Right for Life” and “Quick Fix Healthy Mix,” both books she co-authored.
“Writing the Young Adult Novel” workshop 10 a.m. April 16; Kristall’s Restaurant, 280 Highway 2; $28 548-1451
Young adult author Suzanne Selfors shares her professional knowledge in a workshop at Kristall’s. Learn tips on writing for young adult readers, including genre choice and Selfors’ own success stories. The workshop fee includes lunch and a copy of the author’s newest novel, “Mad Love.”