Repair Café returns
The Repair Café makes its return from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday (March 27) at Methow Recycles in Twisp. The event is free. Volunteer fixers will help sharpen tools such as pruning shears, axes, kitchen knives and chainsaws and will try to make repairs to wooden items such as chairs, barstools and tool handles. Only tool sharpening and wood fixes will be available at this Repair Café.
Limit is two items per person, and items must be small enough to be easily carried. Bring any parts you may need to complete the repair. Participants must be COVID safe by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.
RSVPs are available, but not required, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studded tire deadline
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reminds drivers that state law requires all studded tires to be removed by the end of the day Wednesday, March 31. Starting at midnight on Thursday, April 1, drivers with studded tires face a $136 fine.
Studded tires damage pavement, so removing them promptly after winter has passed helps preserve state roadways, according to a WSDOT press release.
WSDOT is not extending the studded tire deadline this year, but crews continue to monitor roads, passes and forecasts, and will work to quickly clear any late season snow or ice. Washington law applies to all drivers in the state, even visitors.
Methow At Home events
• April 1, 9 – 10:15 a.m., “Gardening in the Methow” with local naturalist Dana Visalli.
• April 1, 4 – 5 p.m. Advance Care Planning with Elizabeth Weiss.
• April 6, 9 a.m., Human composting, an ecological death care option.
• April 7, 11 a.m. Book Group with Jane Hill.
Register for all events at methowathome.org.
Classroom in Bloom plant sale
Classroom in Bloom will again be conducting its spring plant sale online this year, with pickup scheduled from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on May 15. The organization’s online store will be open soon, offering vegetable and flower starts for purchase, some seeds and Classroom in Bloom gear. All funds raised will go towards school garden education programs.
Masks and social distancing will be enforced on pickup day, but you’ll be free to browse around the garden. Visit www.classroominbloom.org/new-events for information about the sale.