Eat and shop in Mazama
Bring your appetite and shopper’s sharp eye to the Mazama Community Club’s pancake breakfast and flea market on May 23 from 8 a.m.-noon.
Cost of the breakfast is $6, or free for children 5 and under. For information about the breakfast or to volunteer as a helper, call 996-7897. If you want to set up a table at the flea market, the cost is $10. Call 996-2860 for more information.
USFS offices close for a day
Most local Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offices will be closed on May 27 to accommodate training for front desk receptionists. The Wenatchee River Ranger District office in Leavenworth will be the only office open to the public that day, the U.S. Forest Service said in a press release.
The Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management will host a flood and fire preparedness meeting on May 27 from 10 a.m.-noon in the county commissioners’ hearing room in Okanogan. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 997-7206.
Be a weather spotter
The National Weather Service in Spokane is seeking volunteers to act as weather spotters, and a training course will be offered on May 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Aero Methow Rescue Service in Twisp. The course is free. To register, call (509) 422-7206 or do it online at www.okangandem.org.
No prescribed burns planned
The U.S. Forest Service said earlier this week that it has no immediate plans for prescribed burning in the Methow Valley. Forest Service patrols are continuing to check out the areas burned in the Edelweiss and Rendezvous Pass areas recently. “We will continue patrols as needed, including on weekends, until we can declare the units out (cold, no heat, no smoke),” the Forest Service said in a press release.