Those looking to get a head start on their Mother’s Day presents can take home a virtual earring workshop hosted by the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center come Saturday.

Wenatchee film producer Jeff Ostenson will be sharing what drives him to make films at a virtual event hosted by the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.

SPOKANE — Thanks to COVID-19, many of us have woken up each day for the last year feeling like Bill Murray in the movie “Groundhog Day.” But Groundhog Day, during which a groundhog predicts the coming weather, is officially celebrated next Tuesday.

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.

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 …