CASHMERE — Write on the River's “Four Minutes of Fame” winter open mic event is Feb. 27 at Milepost 111, 407 Aplets Way in Cashmere. The gathering starts at 6:30 p.m. and readings begin at 7 p.m. Food and beverages will be available all evening.

WENATCHEE — The 19th annual Environmental Film and Speaker Series, sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and Hay Canyon Ranch, will be presented at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St., beginning Feb. 4.

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WENATCHEE — Registration is now open for Stage Kids WA youth theater classes. Stage Kids musical theater classes include drama, music and theater production subjects focused on skill-development, not performance. Classes are for any child wanting to explore performing arts.

WENATCHEE — Join Seattle-based soul punk band Down North 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 for an intimate black box concert experience that brings the audience and performer onto the same stage at the Numerica Performing Arts Center.

WENATCHEE — Carson Zehnder will play Sophie and Dawn McCormick will play Donna in “Mamma Mia!” this spring in the 2020 Apple Blossom Musical that is being directed by Paul and Kelly Atwood and produced by Jill Sheets.

This week: A theme of Ice and Fire is making a comeback, with or without George R. R. Martin. After all, winter is here, with a vengeance, just in time for Lake Chelan Winterfest and Leavenworth’s Bavarian Ice Fest. If those activities there aren’t enough to get you to brave the cold, consid…

CHELAN — The Lake Chelan Arts Council recently challenged local artists to create unique winter views for its new winter art exhibit, “Lake Chelan in Winter,” and submit work in various media such as drawings, photography, paintings, pottery and collage.

This week: As the enthusiasm for the New Year’s Resolutions start to become old hat, take time to shake it up, whether it’s a real “Thriller” in the form of a Michael Jackson impersonator, a funny play about the mafia or a not-so-happy opera that puts it all in perspective. It’s not as bad a…

Nature’s secret pantry offers highly sought and tasty wild ingredients for the table. Learn more about “The Wild Foods of Spring” from award-winning author, instructor and lecturer Langdon Cook from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wenatchee River Institute’s Red Barn, 347 Division St. in Leavenworth.

This week: The season is upon us, so those who want to ramp things up, you have plenty of opportunities to take in the sights and sounds. For those who want to step back and chill, those options are available, too. Your call. Either way, here’s wishing you a Merry, Merry Christmas!

December’s First Friday ArtWalk connects people, place and passion, whether it’s landscapes in oil or canvas, photographs, folk music, folk art or the sculptures made by more than 600 of the valley’s fifth-graders. For those looking to dive into the holiday spirit, look for an ugly sweater w…