Open house at Pacific Biodiversity
The Pacific Biodiversity Institute will host an open house on Friday (Nov. 7) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in its office at 517 Lufkin Lane, Winthrop. Visitors can meet institute staff members and learn about current projects. For more information, call 996-2490.
Meet transit general manager
Kelly Scalf, the new general manager of Okanogan County Transit Authority, will be at the Methow Valley Senior Center on Friday (Nov. 7) from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and at the Methow Valley Community Center from 1–3:30 p.m. to talk about bus routes and other topics related to the new transit system. For more information, call (509) 557-6177.
Join a ‘seed mob’
Want to help reseed some fire-impacted areas with native seeds? The Methow Conservancy is sponsoring a “seed mob” field trip on Saturday (Nov. 8) beginning at 9 a.m. at the Winthrop Barn parking lot. RSVP at email@example.com or call 996-2780. No experience is required. Come dressed to be outside and bring gloves, a bag or small backpack to hold seed, a rake if you have one and food and water for the morning. Kids and families welcome. More “seed mobs” will be scheduled in the spring.
Flora, fauna adapting to fire
The local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society will host a program on plant and animal adaptations to fire on Monday (Nov. 10) at the Twisp River Pub. The free event begins at 6 p.m. and will feature local botanist Dana Visalli. For more information, call 997-9011.
Tonasket market moves inside
The Tonasket Farmers Market is moving indoors to the Community Cultural Center starting Thursday (Nov. 6) and will continue on Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and Dec. 18 from 2 – 6 p.m. each day. For more information, call (509) 486-1199.
Spinners and Weavers sale
The Methow Valley Spinners and Weavers Guild hosts its annual show and sale on Nov. 21 and 22 at 137 Old Twisp Highway. The free event will be from 2 – 6:30 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday. Offerings will include towels, blankets, rugs, scarves and more, all hand-woven by guild members. For more information, call 997-5666.
Parent support seminar
The Love and Logic Parent Seminar, a research-based support program for parents or guardians of students at Methow Valley Elementary School or Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School, will be offered in six free sessions beginning Nov. 17 at the elementary school library. The other sessions are on Nov. 18 and 24, and Dec. 1, 8 and 15. All of them are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Register at www.methow.org by Monday (Nov. 10). For more information, call Hannah Sands at the elementary school, 996-2186; or Amy Faxon at the high school, 996-2215. The seminar is presented by the school district’s Student and Family Support Team.