Fishtraps 2012 Wallowa County Reads program, centered around the book A River Runs Through It by John Maclean, has entered its final week.
A free screening of the movie, A River Runs Through It, directed by Robert Redford and starring Brad Pitt, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph.
Preceding the movie will be a short presentation about how the semi-autobiographical book was turned into the movie by Mike Allen, a retired Washington State University professor of sociology and film.
The River art exhibit will still be available for viewing at the Josephy Center through Feb. 16.
A Community Fishing Day on the Imnaha that was frozen out in January has been rescheduled to take place Friday, Feb. 8. The plan is for fisherfolk to bring along their poles and tackle, meet at the Imnaha Store and Tavern at 8 a.m. (before it opens) and carpool down to the lower Imnaha River.
According to program director Ben Hayes, the idea is to break into small groups and fish in different places. There will be a limited amount of tackle available for loan, but for the most part participants should bring their own.
Among those taking part will be Fishtrap writer-in-residence Cameron Scott and local fishers who have given fly-tying and casting instruction in local high school classes.
Those who dont want to fish, but would like to be part of the day are invited to join the fishermen and women in the tavern for a late lunch about 2 p.m. Friday to discuss the book and/or fishing.
The community read program will end with a potluck with the entre of rainbow trout provided by Fishtrap and a Battle of the Books-type game show in which teams will compete based on their knowledge of A River Runs Through It at Enterprise School multipurpose room. Hayes said that so far 10 to 15 three or four-person teams have signed up.
The potluck starts at 5:30 p.m., with the quiz show beginning about 7 p.m.
Tickets for the finale are $10 each at the Bookloft. Those who attend are asked to bring a potluck side dish or dessert to share. For questions or to sign up a team, contact Ben Hayes, email@example.com or 541-426-3623.
Its been going very well. A lot of people are reading the book, said Hayes about this years Wallowa County Reads, which kicked off Jan. 17. The events are very connected to the book and Wallowa County. Theres been good participation.