State Sen. Brad Hawkins will hold his fifth annual 12th District “listening tour” on Sept. 14 – 15, via the Zoom platform or phone.
“It is very helpful for me to hear directly from constituents, which is why I started conducting annual listening tours,” Hawkins said in a press release. “Because of the ongoing challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and the governor’s recent mask mandate, I’ve decided to use a virtual approach again for this year’s listening tour.”
The meetings will take place by Zoom videoconferencing or as traditional conference phone calls. They will be scheduled approximately 20 minutes apart to accommodate as many groups as possible. Meetings each day will begin at 8 a.m. and the last one will end at 5 p.m.
Those who are interested in scheduling an appointment to meet with Hawkins should contact his office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 688‑8951. Hawkins’ staff will provide technology details for Zoom or phone meetings with him.
Cider Squeeze canceled
The Methow Conservancy’s annual Cider Squeeze at the Sabold ranch near Winthrop has once again been canceled for this year because of COVID concerns. The Conservancy intends to bring the event back in 2022.
All about Methow At Home
Methow At Home hosts a “living room chat” on the Zoom platform on Sept. 16, from 4 – 5 p.m., for those thinking about becoming a member of or volunteering to help the organization. Learn about all of Methow At Home’s programs. Register at methowathome.org.
Valley residents win at NCW Fair
Two Twisp 4-H participants took prizes at the North Central Washington Fair in Waterville last weekend.
James McMillan, of Twisp, won grand champion in creative arts in the junior category, and Kara McMillan, also of Twisp, took grand and reserve champion prizes in the intermediate creative arts category.
Kara McMillan also took grand and reserve champion prizes in the intermediate clothing construction category. She also won the reserve champion prize in the intermediate sheep fitting and showing category.
James McMillan and Kara McMillion also each took first place in the open class Lads and Ladies Lead Class.
Autumn in the Methow
The North Cascades Institute and Methow Valley-based naturalist David Lukas present a day of outdoor exploration, “Autumn Adaptations in the Methow Valley,” on Saturday (Sept. 11).
Lukas will talk about the ways that birds, fish, insects, mammals and plants prepare for their significant journey from the glorious days of autumn into the depths of winter.
Lukas is a professional naturalist and author. He has led thousands of nature walks, classes and talks, and written extensively about the natural world. To learn more, visit www.lukasguides.com.
The event will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., in Mazama. Cost is $110; scholarships and discounts are available. Sign up at https://ncascades.org/signup/programs/autumn-adaptations-in-the-methow-valley. For information, email email@example.com or call (360) 854‑2599.