Kiwanis auction opens Friday
Winthrop Kiwanis, which again had to forego its annual fundraising event the Bite of the Methow as it did in 2020, will instead hold an online auction beginning Friday (June 4) and continuing through June 13.
Auction items will be available for pick-up during the “Bite is Back” picnic in Mack Lloyd Park in Winthrop on Saturday, June 19, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., just in time for Father’s Day on June 20. Kiwanis will also offer pulled pork sandwiches in the park. Purchase food tickets at the online auction site. There will also be music. The event is open to all.
The auction site is at http://winthropkiwanis.com. View auction items and register there. Register to bid by May 31 for a chance to win a $50 Amazon card.
All proceeds from the auction and Saturday food event will go directly to Kiwanis’ efforts help kids, seniors and the community of the Methow Valley.
Methow At Home events
Methow At Home is sponsoring several upcoming events. All are free and open to the public. Register at methowathome.org.
• June 3, tour of Master Gardner Dana Visalli’s farm, 293 E. County Road, 9-10 a.m. Limited to 12 participants.
• June 10, “Resources When Our Health Goes Sideways,” with Justin Porter and Jeanne DeBord, online from 4-5 p.m.
Blood Drive at Mid-Valley
Mid-Valley Hospital & Clinic in Omak will host a blood drive on Saturday (June 5) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., in the clinic parking lot, 529 Jasmine St. The drive will take place in a Vitalant mobile unit. Donors can make an appointment at mvhealth.org/blood-drive, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (509) 861-2500. Social distancing will be observed.
Methow Recycles is offering a Repair Café from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday (June 5), focused on tool sharpening and wood fixes. The free event is at 12 Airport Road in Twisp. There is no cost, but donations are welcome. Drop-ins are welcome, but those with reservations will be prioritized. Reservations will only be honored for the time slot you reserved. Email email@example.com to make a reservation. Other Repair Cafés: June 12, sewing/mending; June 19, electrical/mechanical fixes. Visit http://methowrecycles.org for more information.
Homestream Park work party
The Methow Conservancy and Methow Natives host a socially distanced work party at Homestream Park in Winthrop on June 10 from 9-11 a.m. Space is limited. Sign up at www.volunteermethow.org.
The following Liberty Bell High School students have been elected to leadership positions in the ASB: President Wyatt Albright; Vice President Riley Lidey; Secretary Stella Gitchos; Treasurer Payten Kaufman.
Cade Quigley of Twisp was awarded the Patricia J. Buster Research Scholarship at Colorado College’s recent Honors Convocation. Quigley is a member of the class of 2022.
The Methow Conservancy teams up with Wenatchee’s Wildfire project, the Okanogan Conservation District and Fire Adapted Methow Valley to offer a “Wildfire Walk” on June 15 from 1-3 p.m. Walk through a local forest with fire ecologist researchers Susan Prichard and Paul Hessburg, who will share insights on what it means to be living in and amidst an era of megafires. Registration for the free event is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited to 20 participants.
Grab-and-go meals for kids
The Methow Valley School District’s Summer Meals Program launches June 21, offering a free grab-and-go style sack breakfast/lunch, with milk, each weekday for children 18 years old and younger.
The lunches will be available Monday through Friday from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. through Aug. 13 at three locations: The Twisp Town Park (across from the Wagner Pool); the Winthrop Barn; and the Carlton General Store. The meals will not be available on Monday, July 5. For more information, call 996-9205.
Masks required at libraries
NCW Libraries, including the Twisp and Winthrop branches, are still requiring all visitors to wear a mask, including those fully vaccinated. for the time being.
“Our libraries serve a lot of families with young children and other vulnerable folks who can’t yet be vaccinated,” said Deputy Director Kim Neher. “Continuing to mask up ensures that libraries can be a safe, welcoming, and accessible place for every community member.”
NCW Libraries said it would await further state and federal guidance before easing the mask requirement. For information, visit http://ncwlibraries.org.