Community Harvest Potluck this weekend
TwispWorks and the Methow Valley Interpretive Center host the fourth annual Community Harvest Potluck on Sunday (Sept. 28), from 4 p.m. until dark.
The family-friendly event celebrates the harvest and the hard work of the valley’s farmers and food producers with lawn games, live music and fun for all. Organizers recommend bringing a chair and blanket, as well as a main dish, side dish, dessert or beverage to share.
Potluck organizers would appreciate hearing what dishes people are planning to bring to the dinner. RSVP by going to the TwispWorks website, www.twispworks.org. Find the listing for fourth annual Community Harvest Potluck and click on “CLICK HERE TO TELL US WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING!”
Fire district open house
Okanogan County Fire District 6 will host an open house at the Winthrop fire station on Oct. 4 to provide the public with an opportunity to meet individuals and agencies that helped contain the Carlton Complex and Rising Eagle Road fires. The free event is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Winthrop station is at 223 Englar St. For more information, call 997-2981.
Invited agencies include the U.S. Forest Service, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the National Guard, the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, the Twisp and Winthrop police departments, Aero Methow Rescue Service, Okanogan County Dispatch, the American Red Cross and Air Attack firefighting personnel.
All about lampreys
Biologist John Crandall will talk about the Pacific lamprey and its role in the local environment at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center in Twisp on Sunday (Sept. 28). The free event begins at 3 p.m. For more information, call 997-4904.
Ham radio study sessions
Free study sessions for people seeking an amateur radio license will be offered every Tuesday beginning Oct. 7 through Dec. 9 at Calvary Baptist Church in Twisp. The sessions are from 4 – 6 p.m. For more information, call (253) 939-9728.
Recognition dinner for nonprofit boards
Board members of local nonprofits are invited to the Community Foundation of North Central Washington’s annual recognition dinner on Oct. 1 at Sun Mountain Lodge. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner is complimentary for board members of nonprofit charitable organizations in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties. Spouses or partners who are not board members are welcome to attend but are subject to a fee. Online registration is required at www.cfncw.org/boardcelebrationdinners. For more information, call (509) 663-7716.
Community conversations about child care
Valley residents are invited to share their concerns about how the Methow’s child care needs are being met, at one of two community conversation sessions scheduled for Oct. 7 and 8 in Winthrop and Twisp.
The Twisp meeting will be at the Methow Valley Senior Center on Oct. 7; the Winthrop meeting will be at the Winthrop Barn on Oct. 8. Both meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be provided, as will child care.
An RSVP is required for dinner and child care at email@example.com, or call 996-2018. The meetings are sponsored by the Early Childhood Education and Childcare Initiative.
Native plants sale
The Washington Native Plant Society will offer a selection of native plants at the Methow Valley Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-noon on Oct. 4. Prices of the plants will vary. For more information, call 996-2889.