All about bees

Biologist Don Rolfs will discuss “Native Bees of Washington State” in a free presentation at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket on Friday (April 1). The event, sponsored by Okanogan Highlands, begins at 6:30 p.m. A dinner benefiting the Cultural Center begins at 5:15 p.m. Cost is $7.50 for members, $8.50 for non-members. For more information, call (509) 476‑2432 or email julie@okanoganhighlands.org.

Trees for fire victims

The Washington Community Tree Recovery Campaign — a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation, the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association, the Okanogan Conservation District and the Methow Conservancy — will distribute 8,300 free trees to residents in Okanogan County who were affected by wildfires in 2014 and 2015.

The event is on Saturday (April 2) at TwispWorks from 10:30 a.m. – noon. For more information, call (402) 473‑9563. Trees will also be distributed in Okanogan on Saturday at the Rawson’s store from 11 a.m. – noon; on April 29 at Memorial Park in Pateros from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.; and on April 30 at Triangle Park in Tonasket from 10 a.m. – noon.

Update on apple maggots

Dan McCarthy, Okanogan County Pest Board agent, will provide “An Update on Apple Maggot — 2016” at 2 p.m. on Sunday (April 3) at the Twisp Valley Grange. The presentation is sponsored by Okanogan County Master Gardeners and is free and open to the public. For information call (509) 422‑7245.

Big Burn discussions

The Winthrop library hosts a discussion of Tim Egan’s best-selling book The Big Burn on April 21 at 4:30 p.m. Carolyn Sullivan will lead the talk. Hot drinks and cookies will be served. For more information, call 996‑2685. The Twisp library will host a discussion of the book on Thursday (March 31) at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 997‑4681.

Puppet show for kids

The North Central Regional Library Puppeteers will perform at the Twisp library on April 7 at 4 p.m. The puppeteers will introduce a new robot puppet and bring back perennial favorites Hairy and Scary, the professor, and Randy the big orange lion. The program is geared toward elementary-aged children. For more information, call 997‑4681.

Mothering group starts up

A mothering group for expecting moms and mothers of babies up to 6 months old will begin April 8 and continue 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.

Garage sale at TwispWorks

TwispWorks is doing some spring cleaning and will offer all kinds of items at a garage sale on April 9 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Twisp campus. For more information, call 997‑3300.

Metal drive coming

It’s time to start thinking about getting rid of your metal junk at the Methow Recycles metal drive on April 30 and May 1 at Cascade Concrete on Horizon Flats Road in Winthrop. The event will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day. Participation is by donation. For more in formation, call 997‑0520 or email betsy@methowrecycles.org.

Get a brick

The Methow Valley Community Center’s “That’s My Brick” campaign for its Memory and Community Garden resumes in early April. 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.