Open houses at Teen Center
The Valley Teen Center at TwispWorks is hosting two open house/orientation sessions to introduce 7th- and 8th-grade students to the program’s staff and volunteers. The events are on Tuesday (Jan. 27) and Feb. 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (509) 341-4279.
Pateros/Brewster Long Term Recovery meeting
The Pateros/Brewster Long Term Recovery Organization will host an informational meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 27) at the Pateros School library from 6-8 p.m. The public meeting is open to all local residents as well as Carlton Complex Fire survivors. Topics will include clarification and updates on land use and restoration, government, economic and business, volunteer coordination, mental and behavior health, schools, public safety. Volunteer sign-up opportunities will be available and case managers will be on hand to answer questions or to sign up fire survivors who have not done so. For more information, call Carlene Anders at (509) 733-0318.
Book fair at MV Elementary School
Methow Valley Elementary School will host the annual Scholastic Book Fair Jan. 26-29 during regular school hours. All community members are invited to attend “Book Fair: Under the Sea — Explore an Ocean of Books,” sponsored by the Public School Funding Alliance. A wide selection of books for sale will be available. Proceeds will benefit school classrooms and libraries. A special family night will be offered on Jan. 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., featuring a free taco dinner, reading, activities and more book shopping. For more information, call 996-2186.
Public meeting at Three Rivers Hospital
Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster will host a “town hall” meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 27). The hospital’s new strategic plan will be discussed and community members will be encouraged to ask questions or offer comments. The event will be in the Hillcrest Administration Building, 415 Hospital Way. For more information, call (509) 689-2086.
Native plant orders due soon
Pre-orders for the Okanogan Conservation District’s annual native plant sale are due by Jan. 30.
Plant information and order forms are available online at www.okanogancd.org/plant-sale or at the district office, 1251 S. Second Ave, Room 102 in Okanogan. Plants can be picked up on April 11 at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds. For more information, call (509) 422-0855 ext. 123.
Foundation extends scholarship deadline
The Community Foundation of NCW has extended its scholarship deadline to March 1. Over 90 scholarships are available to students in the North Central Washington region, each unique with its own set of criteria. Visit www.cfncw.org/scholarships to learn more and apply. For information, call (509) 663-7716.