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A haunting part of our lives’: Timothy Egan discusses ‘The Big Burn’

WENATCHEE — For the past few months, our community has been invited to read and discuss together this season's Columbia River Reads selection — the 2009 best seller "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America.” Tonight, author Timothy Egan will speak about the book at the Numerica Performing Arts Center.

New book explores Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River songs

"Roll On, Columbia, Roll On" by Woody Guthrie is something like a regional anthem around here. This reporter has seen certain PUD-types stand and sing it before meals like a prayer. "Your power is turning our darkness to dawn. Roll on Columbia. Roll on." Amen.

Painting with friends: Wenatchee Watercolor Society exhibit opens Friday

WENATCHEE — Watercolor painting sometimes gets a bad rap. It has a reputation as a soft art form. Gentle. Non-threatening. The paintings are vulnerable to direct sunlight. Watercolor is, as described by an art critic for The Guardian, "primroses and birds' nests, hop farms and watermills, miles of dappled trees beneath mildly overcast skies."

April art: Your monthly First Friday guide

Spring is in the air and art is all around. The First Friday Art Walk is tomorrow evening and fresh artwork is blossoming at galleries, shops and cafes around town. Come check it out.