April 18 Spring Trashion Show, Twisp April 19 Senior service fair and open house, Omak Senior Center April 20-21 Spring Fair Home and Garden Show; Okanogan County Fairgrounds; www.okanoganfair.org April 20-22 Liberty Bell Junior High School “Mark Twain;” Merc Playhouse; www.mercplayhouse.org April 21 Spring Conservation Fair, Ferry County 4-H Extension April 21 “Robin Doggett, Laura Gunnip and Karel Renard - Beyond the Surface;” opening reception 4-8 p.m. April 21; www.confluencegallery.com April 21 Obo Addy and Okropong; Winthrop Barn 7-10 p.m.; www.methowarts.org April 21 Okanogan County Commandos football vs. Pierce County; Okanogan High School field, Okanogan; www.okanogancountycommandos.com April 21 Mark Whitelaw Memorial Bull-a-rama; Leith Ranch, Nespelem; 509-634-4395 April 21 Wine, Women and Purses, benefit for the Support Center; RockWall Cellars, Omak; 509-8260201, 509-826-3221 or 888-826-3221 April 21-22 Northwest Gun Show; Okanogan County Fairgrounds; www.okanoganfair.org April 21-22 Tonasket Junior Rodeo; Tonasket; www.ctjra.org April 21-23 Ogle Chapman Golf Tournament; Oroville Golf Course; http://orovillewashington.com April 21-May 26 Color: Exhibit by Jessica Dietz; Mr. J’s Barber Shop; 509-997-0523 April 21-June 9 Print Exhibit; Confluence Gallery; local print artists Robin Doggett, Laura Gunnip and Karel Renard April 22 Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club; Omak Stampede Arena April 25 Afroman rapper; Twisp River Pub April 26-28 Archery Shoot at Loup Loup Ski Bowl; 509-322-5581 April 26-June 4 Balsam Root: The Color of Spring; Winthrop Gallery; reception 5-7 p.m. May 5; www.winthropgallery.com April 27-28 Reader’s Theater: These Shining Lives; Merc Playhouse; www.mercplayhouse.org April 27-29 Nespelem Junior Rodeo; Nespelem; www.ctjra.org April 27-28 Benefit Flea Market for Community Cultural Center; Tonasket; www.cccoftonasket.org April 27-29 Methow Valley Backcountry Horsemen Spring Ride; Beaver Creek Campground, Methow Valley; www.mvbch.com April 28 Vintage Faire; Okanogan County Fairgrounds, Okanogan; email@example.com, 509-429-7915 April 28 Electric City Earth Day April 28 Comedy dinner show for CAN-AM races; Oroville Eagles; 509-485-2039 April 28 “Bustin’ Out” Spring Trashion Show 7 p.m.; Confluence Gallery; www.confluencegallery.com April 28 Opening day of fishing; www.omakchronicle.com or www.wdfw.wa.gov April 28 CAN AM fundraiser; Oroville Eagles; http://orovillewashington.com April 28-29 Conconully Trout Derby; 509-8263374 or www.conconully.com April 28 Stonerose Fossil Center membership
dig; Republic; 509-775-2295 or www.stonerosefossil.org April 28 Everett Merritt Memorial Race; Eagle Track Raceway, Republic April 29 Molly Filer Flute Recital; Merc Playhouse; www.mercplayhouse.org
May 2012 May 2 Malo Grange Community Yard Sale; Malo; 509-775-8997. May 2-Sept. 15 Oroville Depot Museum open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Oroville; www.borderlandshistory.org or 509-476-2570 or 509-476-2476 May 2-Oct. 31 Stonerose Interpretive Center open; Republic; 509-775-2295 or www.stonerosefossil.org May 4-13 “South Pacific,” Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus spring musical; Omak Performing Arts Center; www.ovocinfo.com May 5 Consignment auction; Tonasket Rodeo Grounds; 509-486-4386 May 5 Okanogan Valley Farmers Market opens; Legion Park, Okanogan May 5 Oroville Farmers Market opens; park next to library, Oroville May 5-6 Keller Junior Rodeo and Bull-a-rama; Keller; www.ctjra.org, 509-634-4316 or 509-833-4700 May 6 Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club; Omak Stampede Arena May 7-11 Ride to Rendezvous Backcountry Horsemen of Washington trail ride; Methow Valley; 509-997-1080 or www.woga.org May 10 Stampede national anthem tryouts; Omak Stampede Arena May 10-13 Colorama Festival and Pro West Rodeo; Grand Coulee; www.grandcouleedam.org May 11-13 Friendly OK Car Club show and swap meet; East Side Park, Omak; http://clubs.hemmings.com/ clubsites/friendlyok/events.html May 11-13 Winthrop 49ers Days; Winthrop; www.winthropwashington.com May 11-13 High school rodeo; Omak Stampede Arena May 12 Over the Dam Run; Grand Coulee; www.trifreaks.com/overthedamrun.aspx May 12 Sunflower Relay and Marathon; Methow Valley; www.mvsta.com or 509-996-3287 May 12 Western dance; Winthrop Barn; www.winthropbarn.com 0r 509-996-2117 May 12 Okanogan County Commandos football vs. Columbia Basin; Okanogan High School field, Okanogan; www.okanogancountycommandos.com May 12 May Festival; Oroville; 509-560-0473 or firstname.lastname@example.org May 12 Oroville Chamber of Commerce barbecue; Oroville High School; http://orovillewashington.com May 12 Race of Champions; Eagle Track Raceway, Republic May 12 Ten Tiny Dances; Methow Valley Community Center; www.methowarts.org May 12 Trippin’ With the Triploids fishing derby, Lake Rufus Woods behind Chief Joseph Dam May 12 “Planting the Seeds of Change,” benefit for the Support Center; 388 Omak River Road, Omak May 17-20 Sunbanks Blues Festival; Banks Lake; www.sunbanksfestival.com,
www.grandcouleedam.org or 800-822-7195 May 17-21 Medieval event; Okanogan County Fairgrounds north end; www.okanogan fair.org May 18-19 Relay for Life, American Cancer Society fundraiser; Okanogan High School track May 18-June 3 “A Hilarious Comedy: I Hate Hamlet;” Merc Playhouse; www.mercplayhouse.org May 19 Columbia HOGS Run for the Border, Wenatchee to Oroville; http://orovillewashington.com May 19 Methow Valley Naturalists plant walk; Methow Valley; 509-997-2870 May 19 Tonasket Farmers Market opens May 19-20 Okanogan County Junior Rodeo; Omak Stampede Arena; www.ctjra.org May 22 T-Town Sk8 ThrowDown at B3 Skate Park, Tonasket; www.tvbrc.org May 24-27 Spring Naturalists’ Retreat; Methow Valley; 509-2870 or www.methowconservancy.org May 25 Sunflower Festival; Paschal Sherman Indian School, Omak; www.psischiefs.org May 26 “Voice in the Wilderness” USO-type talent show by Vietnam Veteran Wives; noon to 3 p.m.; Ferry County Mountain Veteran Center; 509-775-2096 May 26 Mazama Fun Run; Mazama; www.mvsta.com or 509-996-3287 May 26 Canadian Appreciation Day, with sprint car racing; Eagle Track Raceway, Republic May 26 Arrow Lakes Memorial Day Powwow; Powwow Arbor, Inchelium May 26-27 Archery shoot at Loup Loup Ski Bowl; 509-322-5581. May 26-27 Methow Valley Rodeo; Winthrop; 509996-3869 or www.winthropwashington.com May 26-27 Conconully Arts and Crafts Fair; 509826-4308 or www.conconully.com May 26-28 Washington State BASS Tournament; Banks Lake, Electric City; 509-633-2671 May 26-31 Laser Light Show, 10 p.m.; Grand Coulee Dam; www.grandcouleedam.org or 509-633-9265 May 26-Sept. 3 Husky Antique Car and Truck Museum, open every Friday through Sunday plus Monday holidays; Republic; 509-775-3304 May 27 Winthrop Farmers’ Market opens May 27-28 Republic Volunteer Firemen pancake feed, Republic Fire Hall May 28 J-Minus dance and dinner; Community Cultural Center, Tonasket; www.tvbrc.org Memorial Day weekend Wine Release Celebration; RockWall Cellars, Omak; www.rockwallcellars.com Memorial Day to Labor Day Tours of Chief Joseph Dam, ID required; Chief Joseph Dam, Bridgeport; www.nws.usace.army.mil/PublicMenu/Menu.cfm?sitena me=cjdam&pagename=mainpage Memorial Day to Labor Day Okanogan County Historical Society museums open (Conconully, Okanogan, Molson, Old Molson, Shafer in Winthrop); www.okanoganhistory.org Shauneen Range
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Okanogan Country Vacationland 2012-2013 – Page 5
Your complete guide to visiting Okanogan Country, which includes Okanogan and Ferry counties in North-Central Washington.