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The Shanty Tavern is hosting Wendy McDowell and her band at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 19. McDowell is a touring folkrock musician who recently moved to the area and this will be her first performance in North Bend.
The Sno-Valley Senior Center is hosting an art show from 2-6 p.m. Friday, March 25. The show will feature a large selection of homemade quilts, paintings and unique needlework made entirely by local seniors.
From 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 1, local award-winning author Carol Morrison and her theologian husband, Ed Morrison, will offer a workshop titled "Writing Your Spiritual Journey" at Isadora's Cafe in Snoqualmie.
Catch a great meal at the Mount Si Fish and Game Club's annual Steelhead Dinner starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children under age 12.
The Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater will be holding auditions for its summer musical "Camelot" on April 3 and 4. Be prepared with a song and a one-minute monologue.
Greetings once again Valley Arts Crossroads readers. Spring is here and new growth begins to bud. New projects are beginning to bloom in our fair Valley, culturally speaking.
Bob Pajer of Snoqualmie will be performing a solo piano recital at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Sherman Clay, Steinway Pianos in Bellevue. The program will include pieces by Bach, Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy. All proceeds will be donated to the Snoqualmie library to purchase classical music CDs.
Pajer is a full-time private piano teacher and a performing pianist in a number of venues throughout the Seattle area, including the Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club and the Salish Lodge & Spa. He is also available for special events such as weddings, parties and other occasions.
* For information, call (425) 396-5414 or visit www.PianoSolosSeattle.com. Sherman Clay, Steinway Pianos is located at 1000 Bellevue Way N.E.
Greetings, Valley Arts Crossroads readers. Paul Sills' Story Theatre opens in May at the Unity Theater.
Join Dance All Night for an evening of dancing at the Snoqualmie Center for the Performing Arts from 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4. A free introductory rumba class will be held before the dance from 8-8:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per couple or $8 for singles.
* For additional information, call Lupe Finch at (425) 785-6483 or visit www.danceallnight.net.
The Snoqualmie Center for the Performing Arts is located behind the Snoqualmie Railroad Depot at 38601 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie.
The Yoga Barn in Fall City invites folks to experience the benefits of yoga at no charge from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4.
Snoqualmie Valley Arts Live (SVAL) is now accepting season ticket orders for the 2005-06 series that opens on Sunday, Oct. 23, with back-by-popular-demand Wylie & the Wild West.
Sue Beauvais is a board member of the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater and an enthusiastic supporter of the arts. Comments may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or in care of the Valley Record.
Gary Schwartz of North Bend's Unity Theater offers Theater Games for Young Actors through the S.T.A.R.S. Summer Program at 1546 Boalch Ave. N.W. in North Bend.
Greetings Crossroads readers. May was a busy month. I directed and put on a play, went to an art opening and a concert and have not had a chance to catch you up on what's happening art-wise in the Valley.
School is about to start and summer's nearing the end. This summer has been loaded with so many things to see and do, arts-wise.
U.S. Bank employee Cynthia Johnson has been honored with a U.S. Bank Five Star Volunteer Award for exceptional volunteer service.
Last year around this time, the offices of Encompass (then called Children's Services of Sno-Valley) were flooded with donated food, decorative items and fun extras. So were the meeting rooms and the hallways.
Caley George, right, helps a customer at Pro Ski Service in North Bend. The store has seen a boom in business due to the early snowfall. "We basically got positively overwhelmed with the positive response from the local population," said owner Martin Volken. "I suspect that some of this has to do with the rather frustrating winter of last year." Restaurants have also seen an increase in business this season. North Bend Bar and Grill owner Keith Mickle said his business has had stronger weekends "with the snow and the Christmas-tree hunters."
As part of an environmental education program, the Snoqualmie Foothills Branch of the Mountaineers will be offering two different lecture series during January through March of 2006.
By day he is a high-school teacher with the Bellevue School District; she works for the city of Seattle.