Conservancy in Seattle
The Methow Conservancy will host its annual meet-and-mingle gathering in Seattle on Oct. 21 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave. N.W. Wildlife ecologist Bill Gaines will talk about his research into the lives of bears, wolverines, wolves and cougars. For information, call 996‑2870.
All about snow and grooming
“Snow Science and the Art of Grooming,” will be the topic of the Methow Conservancy’s first Tuesday program on Nov. 3 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The free event begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 996‑2870.
Disability resource fair
The Okanogan County Disability Awareness & Resource Fair will be on Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare, 1007 Koala Drive, Omak. It will include 30 social service or community agencies providing information on resources, breakout sessions on disability awareness, a free sponsored lunch, numerous prize drawings and the Employer of the Year Award. For more information, call (509) 826‑7575.
Learn about Roosevelt’s legacy
“Theodore Roosevelt: Wilderness Warrior in Washington State” will be presented by Humanities Northwest on Nov. 5 at the Twisp Library. The free event begins at 6 p.m.
President Roosevelt visited Washington state in 1903 as part of a nationwide tour. Through a presentation that combines music, anthropology and history, Scott Woodward will explore how the formation of refuges, parks and monuments resulted from the particular leadership methods used by President Roosevelt and his personal mission to preserve natural resources. For more information, visit www.humanities.org.
Join the seed mob
The Methow Conservancy will replicate last year’s successful “seed mob” event to help restore burned areas on Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. – 1p.m. All ages are welcome. Participants will meet at the Winthrop Barn. RSVP to Sarah Brooks at email@example.com or call 996‑2870.
End of life discussion
The Unitarian Universalist church and the Lookout Coalition are sponsoring a free community forum and panel discussion on End of Life Choices on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Methow Valley Inn in Twisp. Frontier Home Health and Hospice, The Lookout Coalition and Compassion and Choices of Washington will participate. For more information, call (207) 299‑0230.
Coats for kids
Students in the Methow Valley School District are in need of new or gently used winter clothing for the months ahead. Donated items will be given to students who do not have warm enough clothing to safely play outside or get to school on a cold winter day. Items are needed in all sizes, from child through adult, including coats, winter boots, gloves and/or monetary donations. To donate or request assistance, contact Melinda Boonstra, youth and family social worker, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 420‑7857.