Nursing program information
Wenatchee Valley College is offering a fast-track program this summer in the Methow Valley for those interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant. An informational meeting will be held Tuesday (March 17) at 6:30 p.m. at Liberty Bell High School. For more information, call (509) 341-4190.
Carlton Complex and weather
“Conflagration to Transformation,” a program about weather and its relationship to the Carlton Complex Fire, will be presented March 19 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The event, sponsored by the Methow Valley Interpretive Center, will feature presenters Bill Moody, a wildlands fire specialist; Leslie Michel from the Okanogan Conservation District; and Katherine Rowden from the National Weather Service. Suggested donation is $10. The event begins at 7 p.m.
More about Methow At Home
A forum on the Methow At Home program will be hosted on March 31 by the Twisp River Pub, beginning at 7 p.m. An optional buffet dinner begins at 6 p.m.; cost is $10. The free program will be introduced by Raleigh Bowden and include a presentation by Sheila Brandenburg of Jamie’s Place, who will discuss the current options for aging in the Methow. Glenn Schmekel, executive director of The Cove, will discuss holes in resources for aging in the Methow. Kate Wallace Johnson will talk about the Methow at Home survey and plans for the future. For more information, call 996-5844.
Sexual assault program
The Support Center, the Community Sexual Assault Program in Okanogan County, is hosting a meeting on March 30 to discuss services and other needs. The free event is from 1–4 p.m. at the Support Center office, 613 First Ave. S. in Okanogan. For more information, call (509) 826-3221.
Bird and flowers
After-work wildflower rambles and early bird birding strolls will be led by Mary Kiesau, the Methow Conservancy’s educational programs director, beginning March 20 in various valley locations. The events are free but registration is required by emailing email@example.com or calling 996-2870.
On March 20, the birding walk will be from 8-9:30 a.m.; the flower walk will be from 4–6 p.m. Other birding strolls will be on April 3 from 8–9:30 a.m. and April 22 from 8–9:30 a.m. Wildflower rambles will be on March 26 from 4–6 p.m.; April 10 from 4–6 p.m.; and April 22 from 4–6 p.m.
Get your brick
There is still time to order a brick in the community garden at the Methow Valley Community Center. Learn more at http://thatsmybrick.com/mvmg. Forms are also available in the center office. For more information, call 997-2926.
The Okanogan County School Retirees Association is seeking applicants for its $1,000 scholarship. The applicant must be of at least a college junior standing from Okanogan County and committed to a career in an educational field. Visit www.okanogancsra.com or call (509) 422-2954.
Financials for nonprofits
A workshop on financial practices for nonprofits will be held on April 8 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Aero Methow Rescue Service in Twisp. The event is hosted by The Nonprofit Practices Institute (a partnership of the Community Foundation of NCW and the Icicle Fund) and will be facilitated by Nancy Bacon, director of learning for Washington Nonprofits. Online registration is required with a fee of $15 and includes lunch. To learn more and register, visit www.cfncw.org/npi.