The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth is speaking its own language with the unveiling of a new tongue-in-cheek dictionary called “Der Wördbook,” along with the chance for lucky wordsmiths to win a free vacation package by submitting their own “DerWörds.”

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This week: Prepare for fall with an early morning bird walk and the classic and not-so-classic music from a couple of trios. Don’t give up on summer too soon, though. Take advantage of one more movie under the stars opportunity and a benefit concert for dogs.

The NCW Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. The $7 admission is good for both days and it might take that long to see the 494 quilts on display and check out the classes, demonstrations, merchant mall and artisan market.

Heather Dappen, left, gives Ellen Smith a paint brush with yellow paint as they help to create a mural at the Collapse Contemporary Art Gallery at 115 S. Wenatchee Ave. on Tuesday.

Dappen who took a Wenatchee Valley College class on creating murals, and Smith, an art teacher at Wenatchee High School, volunteered to create and paint the mural at the gallery opened last March and owned by the Yenney family.

Chad Yenney said they designed it Monday night and will finish painting on Wednesday. It covers over small tiles that were painted brown.

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One of the extraordinary aspects of the redevelopment of Kiwanis Methow Park is the high level of public engagement that has been part of the effort at every step of the way. That’s a tribute to both the city of Wenatchee and the lead partner in this project, The Trust for Public Land.