Braver Angels events
Braver Angels. an organization working to bridge the political divide by teaching listening and speaking skills workshops, is offering two free online events this month, according to Janice Dickinson of Winthrop, who is chair for the organization’s Central/Eastern Washington alliance:
• “Skills for Bridging the Divide” on Saturday (Feb. 12), 3-5 p.m., a workshop on learning and practicing skills of listening and talking with someone who holds different political views.
• “A Debate, Braver Angels style, on the Question: Have Washington’s New Police Reform Laws made us more, or less safe?” Scheduled for Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m., including participation by Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley.
To sign up for the events, visit www.braverangelswa.org/events. For more information, email email@example.com.
All about owls
North Cascades Institute presents award-winning author and photographer Paul Bannick for an online speaking event, “A Year in the Life of North American Owls,” on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation. Cost is $10. Visit https://ncascades.org/signup/programs/owl-a-year-in-the-life-of-north-american-owls, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (360) 854-2599 for more information. The presentation will not be recorded or available for later viewing.
Free tax prep help
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is taking appointments for its free tax preparation and e-filing services in Okanogan County. Because of COVID precautions, traditional face-to-face preparation with a Tax-Aide counselor is being replaced with a low-contact approach.
Appointments for taxpayers living in Okanogan County can be requested by calling (508) 603-9614 and leaving a voicemail. Appointments can be made for either Omak or Tonasket sites. Assistance may also be requested through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide website www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide. The service will be offered through April 15. Tax-Aide is an all-volunteer organization whose tax counselors are trained and certified by the IRS.
Novie McCabe and Walker Hall, both Liberty Bell High School graduates from Winthrop, have been named to the fall 2021 dean’s list at the University of Utah.