‘Nature of Night’ rescheduled
The Methow Conservancy’s program “The Nature of Night,” originally scheduled for Sept. 1, has been rescheduled for Wednesday (Sept. 9). The free event begins at 7 p.m. at Sun Mountain Lodge. David Ingram of Dark Skies Northwest, a chapter of the International Dark Sky Association, will discuss light pollution and its impacts. For more information, call 996‑2870.
Fundraiser at Twisp River Suites
Twisp River Suites will host a fundraiser for firefighters and fire victims on Sept. 10 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Attendance is by donation, which the hotel will match. Owner Joe Marver said a similar fundraiser last year raised nearly $13,000, which was distributed to The Cove, Room One, and Aero Methow Rescue Service. The event includes live music, appetizers and drinks. Reservations are required. Call 997‑0100.
Vintage wheels rolling into Winthrop
The Winthrop Vintage Wheels Show is back, bringing restored and antique cars, trucks, vans, bicycles, motorcycles, travel trailers and tractors to town on Sept. 12 for a day of strolling through history.
Historic cars and motorcycles take over Riverside Avenue; travel trailers will be showcased at Pine Near RV Park; antique tractors will be displayed at the Shafer Museum; and antique bicycles will be displayed at the Rocking Horse Bakery.
A parade of vintage cars begins at 11 a.m. Awards including best-in-show and people’s choice will be presented at 3 p.m.
Salmon bake, cultural celebration in Pateros
The Pateros/Brewster Community Resource Center will host a salmon bake and cultural celebration on Sept. 12 from noon – 6p.m. at Pateros Park and the Central Building. The event is a fundraiser for the resource center, and attendance is by donation. Salmon dinner will be available from 2 – 6 p.m.; bring your own plates and utensils. Other activities include music by Brittany Jean, a teepee set-up demonstration, a sturgeon nose canoe demonstration, basket weaving demonstration, children’s games, and a salmon fisheries presentation. For more information, call (509) 733‑1876 or (509) 670‑1381, or visit crcpb.org.
Award for Three Rivers Hospital
Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster was among five hospitals in the state to recently receive an award from the Washington State Department of Health for its encouragement and support of breastfeeding. The hospital has been honored in the past for its baby-friendly programs.
Extension office open
The WSU Okanogan County Extension office, temporarily closed during the recent fires, has re-opened and resumed regular business hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call (509) 422‑7245.