MV Elementary School hosts book fair
Methow Valley Elementary School presents its annual Scholastic Book Fair on Jan. 25 – 28. Visit the school from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. to buy books from an affordable selection for every reading level. Proceeds will benefit school and classroom libraries. The event, “Feelin’ Groovy Book Fair: Peace-Love-Books,” is sponsored by the Public School Funding Alliance.
On Thursday (Jan. 28), a Family Night is planned from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. that includes a taco dinner for $3. For more information contact the school at 996‑2186.
Spagna at Conservancy event
Join Stehekin author Ana Maria Spagna for a reading and discussion of her newest book, Reclaimers, at the Methow Conservancy’s first Tuesday event on Feb. 2 at the Twisp River Pub. The free event begins at 7 p.m.; food will be available at 6 p.m. The book explores how residents of several West Coast communities reclaimed their heritage. For more information, call 996‑2870.
Warm up to Winterfest
Winterfest is back at TwispWorks. The community celebration on Feb. 6, co-sponsored by TwispWorks and the Spartan Art Project, will include a dance party featuring local musicians, and the works of Methow Valley artists. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 at the door. Scheduled to appear are the bluegrass band The Apostles, guitarist Matt Gentry, the Tamarack String Quartet, singer/songwriter Kevin Bevis, classical guitarist Terry Hunt, and the duo of Danbert Nobacon and Anna Dooley. The Welding Shop Dance Party will be hosted by DJ Travis Smith. Steve Ward will cater the event. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. For more information, call 997‑3300.
Education documentary at Liberty Bell
The Barnyard Cinema and Methow Valley School District will present an educational documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, at Liberty Bell High School on Feb. 3. The free event begins at 6 p.m., and a discussion will follow. The feature-length documentary, directed by Greg Whiteley, examines the history of education, revealing the growing shortcomings of our school model in today’s world.
Producer presents documentary on dying process
Trudy James, producer of the documentary film Speaking of Dying, will present the film on Feb. 18 at the Education Station at TwispWorks. The free event, co-sponsored by Methow At Home and the Lookout Coalition at Room One, begins at 4 p.m. Donations will be accepted. A question-and-answer session will follow the 30-minute film. The documentary is designed to encourage and support open, meaningful conversations about the dying process. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.methowathome.org.
Artisans’ market in March
An artisans’ market is being organized for the Methow Valley Community Center on March 12. The market is tentatively scheduled from 9 a.m. – noon, and will include food for purchase. If you are interested in participating, call 996‑3555.
Desserts for a cause
Local churches will sponsor “Dazzling Desserts,” a fundraiser for the Torre Fuerte Girls’ Home in Peru, on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m – 5:30 p.m, at the Masonic Hall on Highway 20 in Twisp. Homemade desserts will be available. For more information, call 997-2467.