Three Methow Valley School District teachers are the recipients of North Central Education Foundation grants funded by various community organizations in the region: Jacob Wicken, Methow Valley Elementary School, for a health/social emotional behavior and wellness project; Kim Odell, Independent Learning Center, for a music/arts project; and Brooke DeVlieg, Methow Valley Elementary School, for STEAM (science, technology, engineering arts, mathematics) projects.
Christmas at the End of the Road
Winthrop’s annual Christmas at the End of the Road celebration is scheduled for Friday Nov. 26, and Saturday, Nov. 27.
The event includes shopping deals on Friday; and a 6-8 p.m. skating session with Santa at the Winthrop Rink.
Santa is expected to arrive in town Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and will be available for photos from 1-4 p.m. at Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe. Bring your own camera.
At 5 p.m., Winthrop’s Christmas lights will be lit, and at 6 p.m. there will be a fireworks show that can be viewed live or on Facebook. Food trucks and hot chocolate will be available all weekend. The event is organized by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://winthropwashington.com/events/christmas-festival. The Visitors Information Center next to Town Hall will be open both days.
Holiday pop-up market
A “Fall into the Holidays” pop-up market is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 20) at TwispWorks. The market will feature vendors including six artists, TwispWorks campus studios and Saskatoon Kitchens. Products featured include jewelry, photography, soap, leather goods and food.
Make some scones
Methow At Home presents local caterer Stew Dietz in a free Zoom presentation on how to make scones with toasted pecans and crystallized ginger on Dec. 2 from 10-11 a.m. Register at methowathome.org.
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. 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.
Methow Recycles now taking paint
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 on Saturday (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.