The Christmas in Washington 2019 Christmas Concert Series is bringing Celtic music and Irish step-dancing to Leavenworth, Chelan and Omak this December, part of an eight-concert series featuring separate performances by The Geoffrey Castle Celtic Band and The Gothard Sisters.

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…

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WENATCHEE — Get into the Christmas spirit with a Handel’s Messiah sing-along that also boosts Serve Wenatchee Valley’s efforts to raise $50,000 to help local families.

LEAVENWORTH — Wacky Christmas characters from Tuna, Texas, crazy commercials, Christmas songs and music from the valley’s best musicians will be presented in four performances during the holiday season at Icicle Creek Center for the Art’s Canyon Wren Recital Hall.

CASHMERE — The Chelan County Fair is looking for a theme for the 2020 fair, reaching out to its Facebook followers for ideas. The deadline is Thursday. The winner will be announced Friday and receive a family pass and two carnival wristbands. Send ideas via Facebook or call the fair office a…

This week: Regenerate your creativity and caring spirit — sign up for an art class or two, share your prose, check out a documentary or go have a great time listening to some fun music and take in a little culture, just because you can.

This week: Halloween has arrived! Finally. Here are a couple more ideas for the big night with opportunities for good deeds, and then get ready to work off all that trick-or-treat bounty or imbibing with music, drama, discussion and a field trip.

Serendipity sometimes plays a magical role in life — a fact that that Lena Paige knows as well as anyone. The North Central Washington native once spent seven years singing in Nashville before giving up on her dream of recording the country and western songs she and her mother have spent the…