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 Saturday (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 email@example.com, or call 996‑3423.
Community Club annual meeting in Mazama
The Mazama Community Club hosts its annual fall meeting and potluck on Saturday (Nov. 14) from 5:30 – 7:30. The event is free, and the club will provide coffee, tea and cocoa. Bring a dish to share. For more information, call 996‑2755.
A history of the United States
Local naturalist Dana Visalli is offering a short course (eight classes) based on historian Howard Zinn’s well-known book, A People’s History of the United States, in Twisp beginning in December and continuing into January.). Visalli said the course will focus on the struggle for human rights and human dignity rather than for power and wealth. The program will include power-point presentations, videos and group discussions. The first two programs will address the ecological history of North America and the large population of indigenous people that inhabited this land for nearly 15,000 years prior to the arrival of Europeans. Cost is on a sliding scale, $0-$80. Call Visalli at 997‑9011 to enroll or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hazardous materials meeting
A meeting of the Okanogan County Local Emergency Planning Committee to discuss hazardous materials is scheduled for Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. – noon in the Okanogan County Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 123 Fifth Ave. N., Okanogan.
Anyone with comments or concerns is invited to attend. The meeting is especially intended for elected officials, Washington State Patrol, utilities representatives, fire departments, emergency medical services, law enforcement officers, public health officials, school districts, public works directors and other community leaders.
Health care forum on Nov. 18
Methow Valley physicians will discuss health care needs and the overall status of health care policies at a community forum on Nov. 18 at the Mazama Community Club. The free event begins at 6:30 p.m. The forum is being organized by Dr. Ann Diamond and Dr. Mike Tuggy of The Country Clinic in Winthrop, and other local physicians have also been invited. Diamond and Tuggy said they are interested in hearing public feedback about health care issues. For more information, call 996-8180.
Hottell’s history class is back
If you’re planning to take part in local historian Bill Hottell’s annual classes, mark March 2, 2016, on your calendar. That’s when a series of four sessions on the history of the British Empire begins, continuing on consecutive Wednesdays through the end of the month. The classes are from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Methow Valley United Methodist Church. Cost is $25. There currently is not a trip planned in association with the classes. For more information, call 997‑6655.