Forest Service fee waiver
The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Washington and Oregon on Monday (Feb. 15), in honor of Presidents Day. The fee waiver includes many picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads and visitor centers. Fees for camping, cabin rentals or other permits still apply. Fees will continue to be charged at recreation sites operated by concessionaires unless the individual manager chooses to participate. Permits issued by Washington State Parks are still required for Sno-Parks.
Award for PBW Architects
The American Institute of Architects Spokane Chapter has honored PBW Architects with an AIA Merit Award and an AIA Sustainability Award for the design of Little Star Montessori School’s Galaxy Building in Winthrop, completed in 2018. The building houses infant and toddler programs as well as a multi-use space and administrative functions for the school.
Principal architect Margo Peterson-Aspholm, in the firm’s Winthrop office, led the design team. Contractor Jeff Brown, of AJ Brown Construction, was the builder.
‘Tools & Trunk’ sale
The Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp will host an outdoor “April Tools & Trunk” sale on April 3, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the center’s parking lot. The event is free for customers. For vendors, the prices are: 3-by-6 foot table, no car, $20; 20-by-20 foot space with vehicle, $50. Other size options may be available. Tools, collectables and vintage items are OK, but no junk, please. Set-up will be from 7 – 8:30 a.m. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 997‑2926 or email email@example.com.
The Twisp Valley Grange’s annual Valentine Fundraiser offers handmade gourmet chocolates, this year available only by pre-order. Quantities are limited. Orders will be accepted through Thursday (Feb. 11) or until the supply is sold out. To access the link to order (and for more information), go to either http://grange.com or the Grange’s Facebook page.
Teen Library Council
NCW Libraries is seeking applicants for a new Teen Library Council that will help develop programs and resources for teens across north central Washington. Youth in grades 8 – 12 who live in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant and Ferry counties are eligible to apply for the volunteer advisory board by Feb. 28. The council will meet once a month via Zoom during the school year. Find the application at www.ncwlibraries.org/tlc. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hottell’s history class
Bill Hottell’s 27th annual history class will be presented virtually via the Zoom platform on Wednesdays continuing through March 17. The sessions will be from 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Hottell’s topic for the series, offered for free to all participants, is “Black History in America.” The sessions will be recorded and available through Methow At Home YouTube videos for those who cannot attend at the regular times. To join the class, register at methowathome.org.