Buy a brick, or two

The Methow Valley Community Center’s “That’s My Brick” campaign for its Memory and Community Garden will resume April 4, when orders will be taken. A donation pays for a customized personal brick that will be used in the garden. To learn more, visit www.thatsmybrick.com/mvmg. For more information, call 996‑3555. New bricks will be placed at end of April.

Naturalist rambles

The first of a series of “walk and talk” rambles with naturalist Mary Kiesau of the Methow Conservancy will be on Friday (March 18) from noon-2 p.m., at a location to be determined. Classes are free but space is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information, call 996‑2870 or email mary@methowconservancy.org. Other scheduled outings are on April 1 from 2 – 4 p.m.; and April 9 from 10 a.m. – noon.

Fruit trees in the Methow

Tess Hoke of YardFood and Kate Posey of Classroom in Bloom will offer the first session on an eight-week series on fruit trees, sponsored by the Methow Conservancy and Classroom in Bloom, on Saturday (March 19). The class is at the Classroom in Bloom site at the Methow Valley School District campus from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Cost is $10-$30 on a sliding scale. For more information, call 996‑2368 or email kate@classroominbloom.org.

Community potluck at the Barn

The Winthrop Barn’s annual membership potluck is on Monday (March 21) beginning at 6 p.m. The free event is open to the public. Bring a salad or dessert; the entree will be provided. There will also be music and door prizes. For more information, call 996‑2117.

Mothering group at Room One

A mothering group for expecting moms and mothers of babies up to 6 months old will begin April 8 and continue on Fridays for 12 weeks at Room One in Twisp. The free sessions will be from 10 a.m. – noon. The group will be facilitated by Lori Valentine and Savannah Miller,. For more information, call Room One at 997‑2050.

Methow At Home logo contest

Methow At Home, a nonprofit organization whose members have access to a variety of services that support living at home, is sponsoring a contest for a logo design to represent the organization.

Visit the website methowathome.org for more information about the logo contest and submission guidelines. Deadline for entries is April 20.

The contest is open to Methow Valley residents.

The prize for the winning entry is $100. The Methow At Home board of directors and coordinator will review the entries and select a winner.

All about kindergarten

Parents interested in learning about next fall’s kindergarten offerings at Methow Valley Elementary School can attend the Kindergarten Roundup at the school library on March 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Child care will be available. For more information, email kbill@methow.org or call 996‑2186.

Nisbet talks about the quake of 1872

Author and naturalist Jack Nisbet will present “The Restless Earth,” a discussion of the powerful earthquake that shook much of the Inland Northwest in 1872, at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp on March 27. The event is sponsored by the Methow Valley Interpretive Center.

Nisbet’s presentation is an attempt to piece together the story of the earthquake’s effect with oral accounts, written descriptions, and the latest scientific research.

Suggested donation is $12. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 997‑4904.

Disaster planning for animals

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office and Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management are sponsoring a free course on animal shelter management during disasters on April 2 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Sheriff’s Office conference room. To register, contact Deputy Dave Yarnell at dyarnell@co.okangoan.wa.us.

School retirees scholarship

The Okanogan County School Retirees Association is seeking applicants for its $1,000 scholarship. The applicant must be at least a college junior from Okanogan county who is committed to a career in an educational field. Find the application form at www.okanogancsra.com. For more information, call (509) 422‑2954, or email hedingtonhj@communitynet.org.