9/11 anniversary display Through Sept. 16; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children 888-6240
Following the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, the Wenatchee Valley Museum displayed four large panels with photographs of the destruction. Commemorating 10 years since the event, the museum exhibits the panels with signatures from Wenatchee Valley community members, as well as a new panel depicting the site in its current state. On Sunday afternoon, the museum opens this exhibit for free admission following the 1 p.m. Patriot Ceremony in Centennial Park.
Lisa Bradshaw, “Big Shoes: A Young Widowed Mother’s Memoir” 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; Hastings Books Music and Video, 315 Ninth St.; free 663-7881
On a 10-day tour through Washington, Oregon and California, Lisa Bradshaw stops into Wenatchee to sign her book and discuss her mission in the Don’t Wait Project, a non-profit organization that encourages people to follow their dreams. “Big Shoes: A Young Widowed Mother’s Memoir” tells of Bradshaw’s struggle with her husband’s mysterious illness and, ultimately, his death. Her Don’t Wait mission is to increase awareness about the organ donor registry so dying people may have a second chance at life. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Wenatchee’s Liquor Wars” 2 p.m. Thursday; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; $5 adults, $4 seniors 888-6240
Historian and writer Rod Molzahn presents a slide show at the museum about local conflict about liquor sales in early 20th century and the effects prohibition had on the Wenatchee Valley. Molzahn has three CDs telling true history of the Wenatchee Valley which are available for sale in the museum gift shop.
“Modeling the Human Figure in Clay” 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 17 and 24; Cashmere Senior Center, 120 Cottage Ave.; $75 782-2415
Artist Martha Flores leads a three-day workshop on sculpting the human form. The class fee includes all materials.
Steve Duno, “Last Dog on the Hill” Presentation 7 p.m. today; Leavenworth Library, 700 Highway 2; free; signing 1 p.m. Saturday; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Seattle dog whisperer Steve Duno shares his book, “Last Dog on the Hill,” in Leavenworth. A true story about his beloved canine companion, Lou, the story won the 2011 IBA Award for Best Pet Book. His signing on Sept. 10 is part of the bookstore’s monthly book buzz. Other authors signing during the event are Michael Archer, Bernadette Pajers, Jeanne Matthews, Linda Lindsay and Jane Johnson.
2011 Icicle Arts Festival Today through Sunday; Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, 7375 Icicle Road; free; iciclearts.org 548-2278
Recycled artwork by residents of Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties goes up on the grounds of the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort as part of the 2011 Icicle Arts Festival. The festival gets underway today — with an opening reception for the art show at 5 p.m. — and continues through Sunday. This year’s submissions are by: Sally Bauer, Dan Brown, Ed Callahan, Gracie Camp, Blanca Castillo, Vicki Cibicki, Jennifer Hutzel, Rebecca Justus, Andrew David Kleine, Catey Luna, Skylar Martinez, Amy Massey, Charlotte Massey, Linda Mortensen, Rita Picker, Daniel T. Riordan, Marv Speer, Nathan Tremlin, Louise Trew, Brodie Ward, Ry Ward, Mandi Wickline, Amber Zimmerman and Teri Zimmerman.
On the Icicle Arts Festival schedule:
5 p.m. Artwalk and opening reception for Recycled Art Show and Icicle Prize
7 p.m. Judges’ panel discussion
7 p.m. 2010 Icicle Prize Winners Songwriting Showcase, Canyon Wren Recital Hall, $15 advance, $18 at door
Noon “Project Throwaway,” recycled fashion workshop, Barn Beach Reserve, $20
3:30 p.m. “Working With Decorative Sheet Metal,” Barn Beach Reserve, free
4 p.m. “Trash to Fash” runway show, Canyon Wren Recital Hall, $15 advance, $18 at door
Lucy Shaw, poetry Lecture 2 p.m., reading and dessert 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17; Grünewald Guild, 19003 River Road; lecture $50, reading $15; grunewaldguild.com 763-3693
Poet Lucy Shaw spends a day sharing her work and knowledge at the Grünewald Guild. The afternoon lecture highlights how the author translates observations of her surroundings into her work; the evening reading includes a dessert. Shaw is the author of 10 volumes of poetry. Her work has also appeared in anthologies and books of nonfiction prose. Email email@example.com or call the venue with accommodation and meal preferences.
Jeanne McElvaney, “Spirit Unbroken: Abby’s Story” Discussion 1 p.m. Sunday; A Shot of Gratitude, 312 E. Woodin Ave.; free 470-4663
Chelan native Jeanne McElvaney shares her story of strength and spirit at venues throughout town. Set in Chelan, “Spirit Unbroken” is about a girl’s efforts to overcome a past of sexual abuse.
“Gang of 20” Reception 7 p.m. Saturday; Soap Lake Art Museum, 410 Main Ave. E.; free 855-5131
Regional artists display 20 portraits made from recycled materials for SLAM’s latest exhibit. The reception includes live music by the Smooth Doggies. “Gang of 20” remains up through Sept. 24.
Artists include: Lucilla Anderson, Braden Blake, Brent Blake, Kathleen Downing, Dee Dee Flores, Don Garrett, Tamara Greeno Grant, Scott Hagel, Freya Hart, Braden Hourgan, Rhoda King, Laura Mayer, Don Nutt, Jim Owen, Kathleen Parr, Juan Reyes, Judy Rice, Jan Shaw, Carolann Swartz, Nico Vieu, Amber Wiegand, Matt Woo