Haunted house benefits fire victims
Washington state Department of Natural Resources firefighter Jessi Dowers will once again turn her family’s Pateros home into a haunted house for Halloween, this year with a Harry Potter theme, with proceeds going to Okanogan Long Term Recovery. The haunted house will be at 616 Riverside Drive, open from 7 – 9:30 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 31). Suggested donation is $5 for individuals or $15 for a family.
Community harvest dinner benefits TwispWorks
The Twisp River Pub will host a free community harvest dinner to benefit the TwispWorks Foundation on Sunday (Nov. 1), beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing until the food runs out. Donations will be accepted. The bar will be open for drinks. Volunteers and donations of garden produce for the dinner are welcomed.
Pub owner Aaron Studen said the event is also an end-of-the-season celebration to thank the community for its support. The pub will close for seven weeks on Tuesday (Nov. 2) for renovations and will re-open on Dec. 26.
For more information, call 997-6822.
A few things about snow
The Methow Conservancy’s First Tuesday program (Nov. 3) will be “Snow Science & the Art of Grooming,” at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Local snow scientists and expert groomers will be on hand. The free event, co-sponsored by Methow Trails, begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 996-2870.
Teddy’s legacy in Washington
The North Central Regional Library and Humanities Washington will host the presentation “Theodore Roosevelt: Wilderness Warrior in Washington State,” by Scott Woodward, next Thursday (Nov. 5) at the Twisp public library. The free event begins at 6 p.m.
In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt made a 17-city tour of Washington state, inspiring thousands of Washington residents on both sides of the Cascades. Woodward is a history buff and ardent fan of wildlife, nature, and Theodore Roosevelt. For 30 years he taught American history, anthropology and Washington state history in the Richland School District and for Columbia Basin College.
For more information, call (509) 663-1117 ext. 141.
What to do with that candy
If you have some unwanted, leftover and undisturbed Halloween candy left over, The Cove would be happy to accept it. The candy will be fashioned into wreaths to be distributed with the Neighbors Helping Neighbors food baskets. Drop candy off at the Liberty Bell High School office by Nov. 6, or at The Cove in Twisp.
Old Schoolhouse wins at Yakima
The Old Schoolhouse Brewery won first place and best of show for its Fresh Hop IPA at the Yakima Fresh Hop Brewfest on Oct. 3. Old Schoolhouse had finished in fourth place the previous four years.
Forty breweries were in attendance.
In the competition, fresh hops are picked and brewing begins within a few hours. The Old Schoolhouse brew team started brewing in the early morning while head brewer Kyle Koger collected hops in Yakima and then drove back to Winthrop to get them into the brew kettle, according to Old Schoolhouse co-owner Casey Ruud.
Nurtured Heart workshop
The Valley Teen Center will host a workshop on the Nurtured Heart Approach, a program to incorporate more joy into our lives, from 3 – 5 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Aero Methow Rescue Service in Twisp. The free event is open to adults and children ages 11 and older. The program will be facilitated by Valerie Potts, a Nurtured Heart Approach advanced trainer and licensed child and family therapist. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 996-3423.