Neighborhood leader training for disaster preparedness
MethowReady, a project of the Methow Valley Long Term Recovery Organization, is offering two more sessions of neighborhood leader preparedness training for dealing with natural disasters, on Oct. 14 and Oct. 27.
The free training sessions will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Aero Methow Rescue Service in Twisp. Pizza and dessert will be provided.
The workshops are based on the Map Your Neighborhood program, designed to help families and neighborhoods prepare for disasters.
Register at (509) 449-5590 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual dinners for nonprofit board members
The Community Foundation of NCW is now taking reservations for the sixth annual Nonprofit Board Celebration Dinners. The events are open to volunteer board members serving nonprofits in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties. The dinners will be on Oct. 14 at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee, and Oct. 15 at Sun Mountain Lodge. Both dinners begin at 5:30 p.m. and include a presentation by Nancy Long, executive director of 501 Commons.
Online reservations are required along with a $75 refundable deposit to reserve a seat. The deposit is returned at the event. Attendees are welcome to bring a guest who does not serve on a board for a $75 non-refundable fee.
Reserve online before Oct. 9 at www.cfncw.org.
Wildfire summit in Wenatchee
A “Wildfires and Us Summit” will be held on Nov. 9 at the Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee to discuss a regional approach to reducing the risks of wildfire loss. The free event will be from 4 – 8 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. For more information, call (509) 679-2043.
Gift drive for veterans begins
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 120 will begin planning its annual Christmas gift drive for the Spokane VA Medical Center and Spokane Veterans Home at its monthly meeting on Monday (Oct. 5) at noon in the Winthrop Barn.
Every fall, the club shops at local businesses for gift items for veterans and their families that will be wrapped and shipped in time for Christmas. Auxiliary members will drop off flyers about the program at Winthrop and Twisp businesses and begin shopping later this month, according to auxiliary member Janet Verkuyl.
The auxiliary also welcomes contributions of new, unbreakable gifts or homemade items, Verkuyl said.
For more information, contact Verkuyl at 996-3522 or auxiliary president Gail Surette at 996-2154.
History of Washington fruit
“Ripe for the Telling: Surprising Stories of Washington Fruit” will be presented by the Methow Conservancy on Wednesday (Oct. 7) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The free event begins at 7 p.m. Learn about the messy and juicy history of Washington’s produce business. The program is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington. For more information, call 996-2870.
Flea market at The Barn
A flea market and vintage sale will be held on Oct. 17 at the Winthrop Barn from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is free. Vendors pay $10-$12 for a table. For more information, call 996-2188.