Economic Alliance workshops
The Economic Alliance’s Small Business Resource & Technology Center is offering a series of free online workshops in November. Call ( 509) 826-5107 for more information, email email@example.com, or visit https://economic-alliance.com.
• Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., “Create your own Etsy Shop.” Etsy is a popular platform for people who may be looking to add an online channel to a current business, or for a small outfit that’s not quite ready for a physical store front. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/204133648237.
• Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., “Facebook for your business.” This workshop will cover everything from advice on creating your brand, how to make a visually appealing page, how to create engaging content, Facebook marketing intro, and ads on Facebook. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/204190367887.
• Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-noon, “Social Media 101.” This workshop will cover some useful statistics, determining who your customer is — and which social media platforms could be the best for your business. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/204200528277.
Black bear presentation
The Methow Conservancy offers a live, virtual presentation, “Black Bears in the Methow Valley,” featuring Scott Fitkin and Dave Moskowitz, on Nov. 23 from 7-8:30 p.m., on the Zoom platform. Cost is $25; scholarships are available. Proceeds will help support the Methow Bear Aware Project. Fitkin is the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Okanogan District Biologist. Moskowitz is a wildlife educator, author and photographer. They will use their collective experience to provide an in-depth look at black bear biology, behavior and sign in the valley. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details.
Veterans Day lunch
The Methow Valley Senior Citizens Association will sponsor a free lunch for all veterans on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, in the gym at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. The program begins at 11 a.m. with presentation of colors by the American Legion Auxiliary. Lunch will follow at noon. Veterans may bring a guest.
New hours at Twisp library
The Twisp library is changing its operating hours, and adding additional hours for library user. New hours are Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday. For information call 997-4681, email email@example.com or visit www.ncwlibraries.org/locations/twisp-public-library.
Methow At Home Event
On Nov. 11, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Jan Kittleson will teach viewers how to make a fruit galette on Zoom.
A list of supplies and necessary prep will be sent to those who sign up for the class. To register go to https://methowathome.clubexpress.com.
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.
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.