Garfield perches in a snow-covered tree.
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A young skier tries his hand at a jump at Sitzmark Ski Hill.
December 2012 Dec. TBA Christmas on the Columbia; Brewster Dec. 1 Holiday Party; Confluence Gallery; www.confluencegallery.com Dec. 1 Christmas bazaar; Center Elementary, Coulee Dam Dec. 1 Oroville Christmas Tree lighting at Centennial Park at dusk Dec. 1 Christmas Elegance in the Coulee, wine and beer tasting, auction; Grand Coulee; 509-6333074 or www.grandcouleedam.org Dec. 1 Twisp Christmas Bazaar; Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp Dec. 1 Booster Club Christmas Bazaar; Republic Elementary School multi-purpose room, Republic Dec. 4 Winterfest and Caroling Contest; Tonasket; 509-486-4543 Dec. 8 Twilight Christmas Parade; Omak; www.omakchamber.com Dec. 8 Okanogan County Fair crab feed fundraiser; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan; www.okanoganfair.org Dec. 8 Santa Days, snowmobile parade and crafts; Conconully; 509-826-9050 or www.conconully.com Dec. 8 Reason for the Season Bazaar; Winthrop Barn, Winthrop
Brewster’s Columbia Cove becomes a winter scene.
Dec. 10 Community Holiday Potluck, white elephant gift exchange; Malo Grange, Malo; 509-7758997 Dec. 15 Christmas at the Confluence; Pateros Dec. 24 Community Christmas Dinner; Eagles Aerie No. 68, Republic; 509-775-3927
January 2013 January TBA Winterfest, Republic Jan. 12 Outhouse Races; Conconully; 509-8269050 or www.conconully.com Jan. 13 Family Fun Night at Malo Grange Jan. 19-20 Snow Dog Super Mush sled dog races; Conconully; www.conconully.com
February 2013 Feb. 2 Kiwanis Ground Hog Dinner; Tonasket Feb. 7 Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce installation and awards banquet; 1-800268-5332 or www.grandcouleedam.org Feb. 9 Lions Club Valentine Pancake Breakfast; Senior Center, Grand Coulee Feb. 16 Northwest Ice Fishing Festival; Sidley and Molson lakes, Molson; www.orovillewashington.com Feb. 16-17 Winthrop Showshoe Softball;
www.winthropwashington.com Feb. 21 Balde Eagle Day school programs by National Park Service, Lake Roosevelt; 509-633-9188
March 2013 March 1-3 Winthrop Balloon Roundup; www.winthropwashington.com March 8 Family Fun Night at Malo Grange March 9 Laura Love with Orville Johnson and Chris Leighton; Twisp River Pub; www.brownpapertickets.com March 10 Best for Women Fair; Okanogan March 10 Bite of the Methow; Winthrop Barn; 509996-2117 March 10 International Women’s Day Celebration; Confluence Gallery; www.confluencegallery.com March 17 The House Jacks; Winthrop Barn; www.methowarts.org Late March Kite Day; Oroville
April 2013 April TBA Okanogan County Spring Fair Home and Garden Show; Okanogan County Fairgrounds, Okanogan; www.okanogancountyfair.org or 509-422-1621
Okanogan Country Vacationland 2012-2013 – Page 17
Your complete guide to visiting Okanogan Country, which includes Okanogan and Ferry counties in North-Central Washington.