Here’s a round up of halloween- and harvest-related events in the Methow Valley this weekend. A calendar with summaries is listed first. Below that, we’ve rounded up information from our news briefs to give further information about some events:
Friday, Oct. 30,
DANCE PARTY/COSTUME CONTEST: “Nightmare on Glover Street” dance party and costume contest, with proceeds going to Room One, at 24HR Mart, 112 N. Glover St., Twisp. $5 suggested donation. (425) 923-6655. 7pm
LIVE RADIO SHOW/GOTHIC MELODRAMA: Diabolical Elixir, or Choose Your Poison, at The Merc Playhouse, Twisp. $15 adults; $5 for 18 and under. 997-7529. 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 31
FIREFIGHTER BENEFIT: Methow Eagles sponsors a benefit for the firefighters who died or were injured in the Twisp River Fire, at Eagles Aerie in Twisp, with dinner, auctions, live music and Halloween costume contest. $10. 997-8133. 5pm
TRUNK OR TREAT, TWISP: Candy, games, train rides, hot cider, warm fire and more for kids, at Community Covenant Church, 710 Highway 20 N., Twisp. Free. 997-0595. 5-6:30pm
TRUNK OR TREAT, WINTHROP: Candy and community in front of Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe, Winthrop. Free. 997-9292. 5-7pm
TRICK-OR-TREAT ON BURGAR STREET: Burgar Street in Twisp will be closed for trick-or-treating. Free. 997-4081. 5-10pm
FALL CARNIVAL: Free dinner from 6-8pm, fall carnival from 6:30-8pm at Cascade Bible Church, 1119 S. Highway 20, Twisp. Free. 997-8312. 6-8pm
HAUNTED HOUSE BENEFIT: Harry Potter-themed haunted house at 616 Riverside Drive, Pateros, to benefit fire recovery efforts. By donation. (805) 625-1031. 7-9:30pm
LIVE RADIO SHOW/GOTHIC MELODRAMA: Diabolical Elixir, or Choose Your Poison, at The Merc Playhouse, Twisp. $15 adults; $5 for 18 and under. 997-7529. 9pm
HALLOWEEN AND MUSIC: Shakedonia with Dave Berg, at Twisp River Pub. $5. 997-6822. 9pm
Sunday, Nov. 1
COMMUNITY HARVEST DINNER: Dinner buffet at Twisp River Pub to benefit the TwispWorks foundation. Donations accepted. 997-6822. 5pm
Eagles host memorial benefit for firefighters
The Methow Eagles will host a memorial benefit for the three firefighters who died in the Twisp River Fire on Aug. 19, and for injured firefighter Daniel Lyon, on Oct. 31 at the Eagles Aerie in Twisp. The event costs $10 and includes a lasagna dinner, baked goods auction, live auction of donated items, live music and a Halloween costume contest with prizes. Dinner begins at 5 p.m.
All proceeds will be donated in memory of fallen firefighters Tom Zbyszewski, Andrew Zajac and Richard Wheeler, as well as Lyon, who is recovering from severe burns. The money will be donated to the Milton Police Department, The Wildland Firefighter Foundation, The Merc Playhouse and Aero Methow Rescue Service.
For more information, call 997-8133.
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 Hallo-ween, 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.
Fall back on Sunday for Daylight Saving Time
And last, but not least, don’t forget to be clockwise on Sunday. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday (Nov. 1), by which time you should have all your timepieces — digital, analog, electric, battery-dependent, self-winding or solar-powered — set back one hour. Most electronic devices such as computers, tablets and cell phones will re-set automatically. Daylight Saving Time will resume in March 2016, at which time you can “spring ahead” again.
What to do with that extra candy
If you have some unwanted, leftover and undistributed Halloween candy, 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.
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