If thinking about the Winthrop Kiwanis club’s annual Bite of the Methow whets your appetite, mark your calendar now for the March 18 event at the Winthrop Barn.

The Bite will once again feature a mouth-watering array of foods freshly prepared by the valley’s best chefs and providers. There will also be silent and live auctions to help raise funds for the community projects that Kiwanis supports.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any Kiwanis member, or at Windermere Real Estate in Twisp and the Tenderfoot in Winthrop.

Doors open at 3 p.m. and food is served at 5 p.m.

Taking part this year are Hank’s Harvest Foods, Winthrop Evergreen IGA, Freestone Inn, Sun Mountain Lodge, Rocking Horse Bakery, Bluebird Grain Farms, Stew Dietz Catering, Sunflower Catering, Oliver’s Kitchen, Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Kind Grinds Espresso and Deli, Hog Heaven Barbecue Catering, Liberty Bell High School Key Club, TOPS, Twisp River Grange, the Twisp Police Department and Blue Star Coffee Roasters.

Last year, more than $30,000 was raised to support community projects that Kiwanis helps fund. Additionally, more than $6,000 was raised for the annual Fund a Dream project. The money was used to buy roller skates for the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink.