Metal drive this weekend
Bring your unwanted metal junk to the annual Methow Recycles metal drive on Saturday and Sunday (May 2 and 3) at Cascade Concrete, on Horizon Flats Road in Winthrop, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. each day. Old metal appliances, motorized equipment, wire, cable, pipe, chain, scrap steel and iron, and non-ferrous metals such as copper pipe, aluminum doors and windows (without glass), irrigation pipe and metal roofing can all be dropped off. There is no charge. Sales of the recycled metal will benefit Methow Recycles. For more information, call 996-2696 or visit www.methowrecycles.org.
Free seeds for fire victims
The Carlton Complex Assistance Network is sponsoring a seed giveaway and swap on Saturday (May 2) from 9 a.m.–noon at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Residents affected by last summer’s wildfires can pick up seeds for free; others are encouraged to bring seeds to exchange. For more information, visit CCANRelief.org.
All about our snakes
The Methow Conservancy’s First Tuesday program (May 5) will feature local biologists John Rohrer of the U.S. Forest Service and Scott Fitkin of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife talking about the Methow’s snakes — and will bring some live specimens with them. The free event is at the Twisp Valley Grange and begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 996-2870.
Basket weaving postponed
The Methow Valley Interpretive Center’s class on weaving pine needle baskets, scheduled to begin Friday (May 1), has been postponed to June 5. For more information, call 997-4904.
Bevis wins Wildlife Society award
Methow Valley resident Ken Bevis, a fish and wildlife biologist with the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR), has received the Wildlife Society’s Partnership Award, which recognizes outstanding accomplishment in building effective partnerships. Bevis was cited for his work with Firewise and the Forest Health Cost Share program. According to a DNR press release, Bevis “has been able to show that creating a defensible space around homes, improving the health of a landowner’s forest, as well as creating valuable wildlife habitat, can all be mutually accomplished at the same time.”
Talking to teens about sexuality
Parents are invited to attend “Facts, Feelings and Values: Talking to Your Teen About Sexuality,” which will be presented on May 11 and 12 by Room One with Tracy Flynn leading the sessions. Parents of fifth- and sixth-graders can attend on May 11 at 6 p.m. in the Methow Valley Elementary School Library. Parents of seventh- and eighth-graders can attend on May 12 at 6 p.m. in the Liberty Bell High School Library. No RSVP is necessary, however, the deadline to sign up for child care is May 6. Call 997-2050.