Kindergarten information

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 Thursday (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.

Democratic caucus

Democrats in the Twisp and Winthrop precincts will caucus on Saturday (March 26) at the Liberty Bell High School cafeteria beginning at 10 a.m., to help select the Democratic presidential nominee. Pre-register and see an animated illustration of what to expect at www.WA-Democrats.org. Voting is limited to persons 17 years of age who will be eligible to vote on or before Nov. 8, 2016, and to registered voters who consider themselves Democrats. For more information, call 996‑7897.

Trek talk

Louise Stevens will talk about her 10-day hike through France, Switzerland and Italy — and show photos — on Friday (March 25) at the Mazama Community Club. The free event begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 996‑8086.

Nisbet returns to the Methow

Photo courtesy of Jack Nisbet Jack Nisbet will discuss the 1872 earthquake on Sunday, March 27.

Photo courtesy of Jack Nisbet

Jack Nisbet will discuss the 1872 earthquake on Sunday, March 27.

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 Sunday (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.

Nurtured Heart workshop

A free Nurtured Heart Play workshop will be offered on Friday (March 25) at the Bunk House (Valley Teen Center) on the TwispWorks campus, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The workshop, intended for children 11 and older and adults, will focus on learning playful, noncompetitive games based on the Nurtured Heart approach. Free snacks and drinks will be available. RSVP at mvalleyteencenterstaff@gmail.com or valerielpotts@gmail.com, or call 996‑3423.

Horse rescue fundraiser

A fundraising dinner to support Trusting Spirit Horse Rescue and Suzan Davis “Hay Fund” will be held Tuesday (March 29) at Logan’s Steakhouse in Twisp, beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $15, which includes a pasta dinner and entertainment by TR Stewart. For more information, call (509) 279‑8717.

Big Burn discussion

Twisp Public Library will host a discussion of Tim Egan’s The Big Burn on March 31. The free event begins at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 997‑4681.

Co-op membership meeting in April

The 77th annual membership meeting of the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative will be on April 18 at the Winthrop Barn. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Discussion topics will include elections to open board positions, proposed changes to by-laws, and an update on electric and propane operations. The first 100 members to register will receive a package of six energy-efficient light bulbs, a power strip and two shower heads. The American Legion Auxiliary 123 will serve pie after the meeting. For more information, call 996‑2228.

Easter egg hunt coming

The annual Twisp Valley Grange Easter egg hunt — delayed because of the snowpack at Pearrygin Lake State Park — will be on April 23 at the Twisp Town Park. The free event, co-sponsored by Ulrich’s Pharmacy and Winthrop Kiwanis, will feature a barbecue, prizes and pictures with Easter Bunny. The fun begins at 11:45 a.m. For more information, call 997‑0771.

Workshop for nonprofits

The Nonprofit Practices Institute will host “The Ultimate Grants Toolkit” — an interactive workshop to guide nonprofit organizations through the grant writing process. — on April 14 at Aero Methow Service in Twisp. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is $15 and includes lunch.

The institute is a partnership of the Community Foundation of NCW and the Icicle Fund.

The workshop is designed for both new and seasoned grant writers, covering mission-centered grant-seeking, planning, research, and methods for writing a winning proposal. Participants will receive a comprehensive toolkit and reference guide containing all the topics covered during the workshop.

For more information on the workshop and to register, visit www.cfncw.org and click on “Nonprofit Practices Institute.”