Methow Arts pumpkin contest
Methow Arts is hosting a pumpkin carving contest from Thursday (Oct. 28) through Saturday (Oct. 30) at 9 a.m. Up to three pumpkins can be entered.
Prizes range from $25 to $150 with different categories for kids and adults. Winners will be announced at noon, Saturday (Oct. 30). For more information, go to http://www.methowarts.org/.
Burgar Street trick-or-treat on for Sunday
The annual Burgar Street trick-or-treat event is on for Sunday, Oct. 31.) The street will be blocked to vehicle traffic starting at 5 p.m., and a costume contest will take place at 7 p.m.
Poetry at Confluence
Confluence Poets host a Day of the Dead poetry reading, “Remembrance: Lifting the Veil,” on Thursday (Oct. 28) at 7 p.m. at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp. Featured readers include Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Christine Kendall, Merry Maxwell, Greg Wright and Cindy Williams Gutierrez. Proof of vaccination is required and masks must be worn throughout the reading. Seating is limited to 30. Register to reserve a free ticket at https://remembrance.bpt.me. You are welcome to bring a brief remembrance of your own to share.
Missoula Children’s Theatre coming to the Methow
Missoula Children’s Theatre will once again bring the stage to children in the Methow Valley, but in a different format this year.
Methow Arts has brought the Missoula Children’s Theatre to the Methow Valley for the past 30 years. Past performances include “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and “Blackbeard the Pirate.”
COVID-19 restrictions won’t allow the group to do its traditional musical theater production, but instead, Methow Arts is bringing Missoula Children’s Theatre staff to the area to do a series of workshops.
The workshops will be offered the week of Nov. 8 and will include topics such as “Acting 101,” “Improv,” “Creative Dramatics,” “Mime” and others.
Workshops are offered to first- through sixth-grade students in the Methow Valley School District, including the REACH program. Space is limited and registration is required. The program is free to participating students and is funded by Methow Arts, the Public School Funding Alliance, Winthrop Kiwanis, the Chewuch Inn and other sponsors.
For more information, go to www.methowarts.org/methow-arts-presents-missoula-childrens-theatre-workshops/.
Methow Recycles to begin accepting paint in November
Methow Recycles staff are going through training for their newest program — paint recycling. The center will accept house paint, primers, stain, sealers and clear coatings, but no spray cans or solvents can be accepted.
The program will not accept items labeled for industrial or agricultural use, and paint must be in its original container (no larger than 5 gallons) and secured with a lid.
Methow Recycles next repair café is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 20 in the parking lot of The Cove in Twisp, across from the Twisp Post Office. For more information about the events, email email@example.com.
Items must be small enough to be carried, not leaking fluids and not hazardous in any way. Please bring parts needed to complete the repair. Attendees should wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.
In other recycling news, Methow Recycles’ Take it or Leave it tent will be open for the last time before winter on Nov. 13.
NCW Libraries is partnering with Humanities Washington to offer the live, virtual program, “Diamonds in the Rough: The Gentrification of Rural Washington,” on Nov. 2. The free program will be at 7 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Jennifer Sherman, professor of sociology at Washington State University, will discuss the glaring and hidden effects of rapid change in Washington’s rural communities. Register at www.ncwlibraries.org. A Zoom link will be sent by email.
Housing Trust annual meeting
The Methow Housing Trust annual membership meeting will be held via the Zoom platform on Nov. 11 from 5-6 p.m. Hear updates from board, staff and partners on current and future plans. There will also be a panel discussion with members from the Housing Solutions Network, a team of community leaders from the Methow Housing Trust, Room One, TwispWorks, the Methow Conservancy and the Methow Valley Citizens Council who have been exploring housing solutions in other communities that may work here in the Methow Valley. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link.