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September 2012 Month of September Art Show at Tonasket Visitors and Business Resource Center featuring David Kliegman, Gary Garner, Al Biggs, Tom Deebach and John Eskelson; www.tvbrc.org Sept. 1-2 Methow Valley Rodeo; Winthrop; 509996-3869 or www.winthropwashington.com Sept. 1-30 Laser Light Show, 8:30 p.m.; Grand Coulee Dam; www.grandcouleedam.org or 509-6339265 Sept. 2 Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club; Omak Stampede Arena Sept. 3 Tonasket Demolition Derby; Tonasket Rodeo Grounds south of town Sept. 3-4 North Valley Community Health Foundation garage sale at Triangle Park; Tonasket; 509-486-3110 Ext. 394 Sept. 3-4 Jazzy Blues at the View; Tonasket; www.musicattheview.com Sept. 5 Husky Car and Truck Museum drawing for 1980 Fiat; Ferry County Fair, Republic Sept. 5-Oct. 8 Featured Artists Linda Harvey, Dennis Kirkland and Linda and Larry McWhirter; Winthrop Gallery; reception Sept. 8; www.winthropgallery.com Sept. 6-9 Okanogan County Fair; Okanogan; www.okanoganfair.org or 509-422-1621 Sept. 6-9 Sunbanks Blues Festival; Banks Lake, Electric City; 800-822-7195 or www.sunbanksfestival.com Sept. 7-9 Winthrop Auto Rallye, Winthrop; www.winthropwashington.com Sept. 8 Eagle Track racing, Republic Sept. 10 Dollar Watch Cowboy Jamboree; Winthrop Barn; www.horsecrazycowgirlband.com Sept. 12 Harvest Market and Community Yard Sale ; Malo Grange, Malo Sept. 13 Winthrop Kiwanis Club Duck Race; Winthrop; 509-996-3631 Sept. 15 Harvest market and community yard sale; Malo Grange, Malo; 509-775-8997 Sept. 15 Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament; Bear Creek Golf Course, Winthrop; 888463-8469 Sept. 15 Omak Century Bike Event by Omak Kiwanis; 509-826-4706, 509-322-1855 Sept. 15 Grand Columbian Triathlon; Grand Coulee; 425-766-8787 or www.grandcolumbian.com Sept. 16 Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club; Omak Stampede Arena Sept. 16-17 Culture Contact in the Oakinacken narrative and re-enactment by Okanogan County Historical Society and Okanagan Historical Society; McLoughlin Canyon, www.tvbrc.org Sept. 17 Peace Festival; Tonasket Community Cultural Center, Tonasket; 509-486-1328 or www.cccoftonasket.org Sept. 15-16 Honky Tonk Petanque tournament, Republic; 509-680-7613 Sept. 21-22 Winthrop Barn Square Dance, dancers from around the Northwest; Winthrop Barn; 509-238-2020 or dpreedy@netzero.net Sept. 22 Grand Coulee Saturday Market ends Sept. 22-Nov. 3 Ortega, Winslow, Sullivan, Court; Confluence Gallery; sculptures featured by Tania Gonzalez Ortega, Jeff Winslow, Libby Eastman Sullivan and Rhys Court; reception 4-8 p.m. Sept. 22;


www.confluencegallery.com Sept. 25-26 Fall Mountain Bike Festival, Swan Lake Campground; 509-775-3305 Sept. 28-30 Fall Bike and Film Festival; Methow Valley; www.mvsta.com, www.bikethemethow.com or 509-996-3287 Sept. 29 Stew and Brew; Conconully; www.conconully.com Sept. 30 Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club; Omak Stampede Arena Sept. 30-Oct. 2 North Central Washington Quilt Shop Hop; Needlelyn Time, Omak

October 2012

www.tvbrc.org Oct. 31 Merchant Trick-or-Treat; Tonasket Oct. 31 Main Street Halloween Trick-or-Treat Parade, Brewster; www.brewsterchamber.org Oct. 31 Hallelujah Carnival; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan Oct. 31 Oroville Business Halloween Costume and Decoration Contest and community trick-or treat; Oroville; 509-476-3437

November 2012 Nov. 1 Holiday bazaars; Grand Coulee Dam area; 509-633-2321 or 509-633-0162 Nov. 5 Tonasket Community Cultural Center Benefit Auction; www.cccoftonasket.org Nov. 10 Methow Valley Sport Trails Association Sports Swap; Winthrop Barn, Winthrop; www.mvsta.com Nov. 10 Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club wine and cheese tasting and auction; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan Nov. 10-Dec. 29 Holiday Exhibit; Confluence Gallery; open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; www.confluencegallery.com Nov. 11 Veterans Day Celebration; Conconully; www.conconully.com Nov. 14 Back Country Horsemen Harvest Dance; Republic; 509-775-0462 Nov. 17 Twisp Christmas Bazaar; Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp Nov. 17 Holiday craft show; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan Nov. 22-Jan. TBA “Holiday Gift Show”; Winthrop Gallery; reception Nov. 24; www.winthropgallery.com Nov. 23 Holiday Lighting Ceremony; Conconully; www.conconully.com Nov. 24-25 Christmas at the End of the Road; Winthrop; www.winthropwashington.com Nov. 25 Community Thanksgiving Dinner; Eagles Aerie No. 68, Republic; 509-775-3927 Nov. 30 Get Lit in Okanogan – tree lighting; downtown Okanogan

Oct. 4 Annual Pie Auction and Chili Feed; Wauconda Hall Oct. 6 Harvest Fest; downtown Okanogan Oct. 6 Autumn Leaf Run; Okanogan; www.autumnleafrun.com Oct. 8 Carolyn Cruso folk, Americana and Celtic acoustic music; www.cccoftonasket.org Oct. 10 Hunters’ Breakfast with Max’s famous omelets; Wauconda Hall, Wauconda Oct. 11-Nov. 19 “Harvest” exhibit; reception and artwalk Oct. 13; Winthrop Gallery; www.winthropgallery.com Oct. 12-14 Okanogan Family Faire; barter fair site on Cayuse Mountain Road, Tonasket; www.okanoganfamilyfaire.net Oct. 13 Brandenburg Scholarship Crab Feed; Winthrop Barn, Winthrop Oct. 13 Opening Day Holiday Bazaar, opening of hunting season; Conconully; www.conconully.com Oct. 17-22 National Fossil Day celebration at Stonerose; 509-775-2295 Oct. 20 Taste of Two Valleys fundraiser for Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex Oct 21 Curlew Duck Derby; Curlew Civic Hall; 509-779-4716 Oct. 21-23 Okanogan Family Faire; www.okanoganfamilyfaire.net Oct. 24 Wauconda Halloween Potluck and Party; Wauconda Hall, Wauconda Oct. 25 Moonlight Madness; Grand Coulee Dam; www.grandcouleedam.org or 509-633-9265 Oct. 27 Backcountry Horsemen Harvest Dance and potluck, Wauconda Community Hall Oct. 27 Loup Loup Ski Bowl Ski Swap; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan Oct. 29 Halloween dance with live music by Hippies on Vacation; Community Cultural Center, Tonasket; www.cccoftonasket.org Oct. 31 Haunted House at Tonasket Visitors and Business Resource Center; The moon creates an eerie silhouette in October.

Ken Austin

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Profile for The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle newspaper


Your complete guide to visiting Okanogan Country, which includes Okanogan and Ferry counties in North-Central Washington.


Your complete guide to visiting Okanogan Country, which includes Okanogan and Ferry counties in North-Central Washington.