Due to the restrictions currently in place due to COVID-19, Pybus University courses for the spring 2021 series will be provided virtually. All classes are free and open to the public.

WENATCHEE — Actors will be dressing as formative and influential women from Wenatchee’s past at a Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center program next Thursday. The virtual People of Our Past event is a continuation of the museum’s series on women’s suffrage, celebrating the female voice.

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Write on the River is taking local entries of short and nonfiction work for its annual writing competition. The 2021 Write on the River Writing Competition opened Dec. 15 and will be taking submissions until Feb. 15, according to a WOTR news release.

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Numerica Festival of Trees Director Allie Jordan works on one of five grand trees on the stage of the Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee on Tuesday. This year's Festival of Trees begins Nov. 30 and ends with an annual Gala Dec. 5.

Online bidding for wreaths, miniature and classic trees begins Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.

The holiday spirit is alive and well, despite COVID-19. If holiday lighting displays are part of your tradition, or something you’ve decided to jump into this year, we want to share your electric artwork in our annual Holiday Lights Map.

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center closed to the public on Nov. 17, but its retail spaces are now open by appointment. These appointment-based spaces include the gift shop and the 90th Anniversary Women Painters of Washington art gallery, according to a museum news…

GEORGE — Organizers have canceled next month’s George, WA Bluegrass Festival due to the state’s crowd-size regulations. The annual free festival, hosted by the George Community Hall, usually brings in roughly 250-300 attendees, said event director Debby Kooy.

North Central Regional Library (NCRL) will host bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo on Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. as part of the NCRL Virtual Reads summer series. This event is cosponsored by Confluence Health, the Community Foundation of North Central Washington and the Icicle Fund. Partners include the …

The wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center will host a virtual olive oil tasting event Thursday evening as a part of its “Made in Wenatchee” class series. D'Olivo shop owner Bruce Hosfeld will lead the flavor journey.

Keep it virtual or take an evening trip outside to catch one of roughly two dozen artists performing in the Wenatchee Valley this week. Events include an open mic for guitar soloists, the jazzy Vincent Allis and Rhia Foster and a few classical concert performances.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made life more stressful for many people. To cope with these challenges, Wenatchee artist Kathy Durrant paints rocks. She does not paint just for herself; she paints for everyone, writing encouraging quotes on rocks and then hiding them around town.

WENATCHEE — Write on the River is hosting a 3-hour virtual masterclass Saturday led by guest speaker Scott Driscoll about voice, narrative distance and physic distance. Driscoll is a creative writing professor at the University of Washington and has published multiple written works.

WENATCHEE — Fourth of July festivities may look a bit different as events adapt for social distancing, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate without the crowds.

The Two Rivers Art Gallery opened its doors back up on June 17 and is welcoming guests back in. The gallery asks visitors to practice social distancing and are offering face masks at the door for a $1 donation.

Write on the River will hosting a webinar Saturday that offers interviewing tips for both fiction and nonfiction writers. The online event — Asking Better Questions: Interviewing for Writers — is aimed at helping writers “get better answers,” according to a WOTR news release.

North Central Regional Library will host an NCRL Reads Virtual Author Series for adults this summer featuring Noé Alvarez, Kristin Hannah, Blake Crouch and Peter Heller.

Local photographer Reed Carlson will teach a virtual nature photography workshop hosted by the Wenatchee River Institute on June 4. As a part of the class, Carlson will give photography challenges that students can complete over the weekend, according to a WRI press release.

Two Rivers Art Gallery is inviting local artists to participate in a backyard paint-out on June 20. The contest is a part of its annual Plein Air Paint Out, an event focused on capturing the role landscape plays in the Wenatchee Valley.

LEAVENWORTH — Icicle Creek Center for the Arts is premiering its Locals Only Series with a trio of short films starting at 7 p.m. March 27.

The final Black Box Concert of the 2019-20 season on Friday will feature Seattle’s Deep Sea Diver. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in downtown Wenatchee.