Just Bee-Cause

Feel like doing some spring cleaning? Have any valuable stuff you are willing to part with to support the Methow Valley Community Center? Bring it to the center from 1 – 4 p.m. on Friday (May  2) and then come back later for the Bee-Cause Repurpose Exposition, a free event that also features chili, and maybe go home with something else of value. The exposition will be from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 997-2926.

Bike rodeos scheduled in May, June

The first of two free Methow Valley Bike Rodeos will be on May 17 from 10 a.m. – noon at TwispWorks.

The rodeos are intended for riders 5 to 12 years old, but all are welcome. Participants will complete a series of balance and agility stations and finish with a group ride led by a public safety official. All participants will receive a prize at the end of the group ride.

Bicycle mechanics will offer safety inspections and volunteers will check the fit of safety helmets. Bike helmets are required and will be available by donation for those who do not have one.

The second Bike Rodeo will be on June 14 from 10 a.m. – noon at Pearrygin Lake State Park’s east boat launch parking lot. Both rodeos are sponsored by Pearrygin Lake State Park, Aero Methow Rescue Service, Okanogan County Fire District 6, the Twisp Police Department, the Winthrop Marshal’s Office, Winthrop Kiwanis, Methow Cycle and Sport, and Hank’s Harvest Foods.

A permission form signed by a parent or guardian is required to participate. For more information, call 996-2227.

MCS students attend convention

Four students from The Master’s Christian School in Twisp recently attended the A.C.E. Regional Student Convention at George Fox University, Newberg, Ore. Jesse Tissell, Mattea De’Rushe’, Janie McMillan, and Courtney Smith participated in a range of events including athletics, arts, drama, musical, knowledge bowl, Bibles bowl and photography. McMillan earned three first-place medals and one third-place medal in photography events; Tissell earned a first-place medal in physical fitness and a sixth-place medal in photography; De’Rushe’ came in seventh in chess; and Smith came in seventh in photography.