Book fair at elementary school

Methow Valley Elementary School will partner with the Public School Funding Alliance to host a Scholastic Book Fair beginning Monday (Jan. 27). The fair will be open in the library through Jan. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Community members are invited to attend.

On Jan. 30 a special Family Night event is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will include a taco dinner prepared by Principal Brian Patrick and staff members.

The Book Fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including children’s classics, award-winning titles, new releases and adult bestsellers. Funds raised will help purchase new books and other educational materials for the school library. Book Fair customers may also help build classroom libraries by purchasing books for teachers from the Classroom Wish List display.

For more information contact the school at 996-2186.

Slide show about Turkey

Nick and Patti Ahlfs will show slides of their trip to Turkey as part of the Methow Valley Community Center Armchair Travel Series on Feb. 12, beginning at 7 p.m. in the community center basement. Admission is by donation. For information, call 997-2926.

The scoop on trash at First Tuesday

“Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Recycling & Trash” is the topic of the Methow Conservancy’s First Tuesday program on Feb. 4, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Twisp River Pub. The free event will feature Betsy Cushman and Susan Ernsdorff from Methow Recycles, and WasteWise’s Casey Bouchard, who will talk about what happens to the Methow Valley’s waste stream. The pub opens at 6 p.m. for drinks and a $10 buffet dinner. For more information, call 996-2870 or email