Annual art display reopens
LEAVENWORTH — Village Art in the Park returns for its 2011 run at Front Street Park on Friday. The annual public market features displays of artwork for sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekend through Oct. 16. Sales help benefit Art in the Park’s scholarship program, which includes the Art Enrichment Fund, awarding money toward a local school’s art program each year. For more information, call 548-5809 or visit villageartinthepark.org.
Serve Wenatchee Valley Art Auction 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; McDee’s Art Center, 30 N. Chelan Ave.; free; servewenatchee.org 663-4673
A variety of artwork is on display at McDee’s all day Friday for a Serve Wenatchee Valley fundraiser. Local artists auction off their pieces with half of all proceeds benefitting the non-profit group.
Susan Wingate, author Workshop 10 a.m. Saturday; Kristall’s Restaurant, 280 Highway 2; $26; signing 3 p.m. Saturday; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Mystery author Wingate brings her book and some publishing knowledge to Leavenworth. Her workshop, “Start Building Your Author Platform in Today’s E-World,” explains how to use social networking and other online tools to get published. Admission fee includes lunch and a copy of her latest book, “Easy as Pie at Bobby’s Diner.” It is the second in the four-part “Bobby’s Diner” series. Protagonist Georgette has a falling out with an old friend after she gets a little too flirtatious with her new love interest, only to discover the friend has gone missing and her man has a dangerous past. Wingate’s original “Bobby’s Diner” was a finalist in the 2010 International Book Awards and the 2009 National and Next Generation Indie book awards. She signs copies of the novel at A Book for All Seasons after the workshop.
Jewelry Trunk Show and Sale 4 to 8 p.m. May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7; Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St.; free 548-0181
Local jewelry artists display their creations at Barn Beach Reserve for Mother’s Day weekend. View work by Siri Healy, Rita Picker, Jan Cook Mack and Jennifer Hutzel. A portion of all sales will be donated to Barn Beach Reserve.
Michele Longo Eder, “Salt in Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman’s Wife” Discussion 7 p.m. May 6; Leavenworth Library, 700 Highway 2; free; signing 1 p.m. May 7; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Oregon attorney Michele Longo Eder appears in Leavenworth with her book, “Salt in Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman’s Wife.” Married for 20 years to a commercial fisherman, Eder kept a journal to record her family’s experiences, including explanations about the fishing industry, how it impacts a family and personal details of the loss of her son. “Salt in Our Blood” won a WILLA Literary Award in 2009.