Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite the community to the 34th Annual Holiday Wassail open house to be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the library.
This long-time community event will be joining forces this year with "I'm Dreaming of a White Salmon." Join others at the library any time throughout the afternoon for a variety of music, art, demonstrations by artisans, along with kids' crafts and activities.
The Friends of the Library will be offering a delicious array of sweet and savory refreshments along with their traditional hot Wassail punch to help launch your seasonal celebrations.
Artisans for this year's event include: Northwest Regional Spinning Association fiber artists demonstrating spinning, knitting and other fiber techniques; Marsha Holliston creating appliqued felt purses and sachets; and Stone Posie handcrafted jewelry by Heather Blem.
Children are invited to enjoy a hands-on experience with a variety of holiday crafts, activities and fun throughout the afternoon.
The Sprint/Baker Gallery show will feature local artist, Barbara Murphy and students from "Masterpieces School of Art" in White Salmon showing Impressions: Views of Nature in Acrylic & Pastels, an exhibit of works exploring their creative side in a variety of mediums.
The music lineup will kick off with the Old Time Fiddlers, Washington District #14 at 1:30 p.m. with Roger & Diane Gadway, Thelma Howard, Andre Lamoreaux, Diane Allen, Emily Krager, John Shultz and others.
It Takes Four harmony quartet will sing at 2:30 p.m. with: Kay Prat, lead; Nola Hardman, tenor; Rhonda Smith, base; and Dotty Nelson, baritone.
The Columbia High School flute quartet with Jen Jensen, Sarah Hawkins, Lindsey Conn and Alex Susser will perform at 3:00 p.m. The festive music finale of the afternoon will feature Diane Allen on piano and Andre Lamoreaux leading a holiday sing-along with a variety of seasonal standards.
Top off the day's festivities with the community tree-lighting downtown at 5 p.m.
For further information call the library, 493-1132.