Memorial for Hardesty
On Friday (March 25) at 4 p.m., the American Legion Post 143 is hosting a chili tasting contest in memory of Terry Hardesty at the Legion Hall in Twisp. Cost is $10; all proceeds will be donated to defer funeral expenses. Members of the Legion, members of the public, and all friends of the Linda and Terry Hardesty are welcome to attend.
Room One groundbreaking
Room One in Twisp will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new space it is developing for its client services on April 2 from 10 a.m. – noon. Coffee will be provided by Blue Star and pastries by Jupiter. According to a Room One press release, a private foundation provided the infrastructure grant for the much-needed expansion. For more information, email or call 997‑2050.
Studded tire reminder
A reminder from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT): studded tires must be removed by the end of the day on Thursday, March 31. Failure to remove studded tires by the deadline could result in a fine of $136, starting April 1. Studded tires are legal in Washington from Nov. 1 to March 31. State law gives WSDOT the authority to extend the deadline when circumstances call for it, most commonly when a forecast indicates widespread snow and ice. Currently, there are no forecasted statewide conditions that would call for an extension of the deadline.
Free showing of ‘Matthew’
Part 2 of the movie “Matthew” (the life story of the apostle) will have a free screening at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday (March 26) at Cascade Bible Church, 1119 S. Methow Valley Highway, Twisp. The movie appeals to all ages. Call 996‑2709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tool Sale at Community Center
The Methow Valley Community Center hosts its third annual April Tools Sale on April 2 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the center’s parking lot.
It is not just for tools, but also for furniture, equipment, collectables and anything that is usable. No junk please. Sellers and vendors can book a table or more. To reserve tables, get more information or offer to volunteer, call Kirsten Ostlie at 997‑2926.
To support the Community Center by donating useful items, bring them to the gym on Friday, April 1, from 3 – 6 pm. If you need help unloading, call 997‑2926.
“This is recycling at its best and a great way to find out what your friends or neighbors had hiding in their basement or attic,” according to a press release from the center.
Methow At Home programs
Methow At Home is offering a number of free, online programs coming up, register at methowathome. org.
- “Let’s Talk About End of Life Ceremonies” with Kate Wallace Johnson, on March 31, 9 – 10 a.m.
- “Being Your Own Health Advocate” with Betsy Weiss and Justin Porter on April 5, 4 – 5 p.m.
Prayers for peace
Methow Valley United Methodist Church, 193B Old Twisp Highway, welcomes everyone to join in praying for peace in Ukraine and around the world on Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m. For more information, call 997‑7779.
Summer garden camps
Registration is now open for Classroom in Bloom’s summer garden camps, which will be offered in five four-day sessions in June and July. Most of the camps are for ages 6 – 10 and will be from 9 a.m.p-3p.m. daily. Dates are June 27 – 30 (for 5- to 7-year-olds); July 5 – 8 (Tuesday through Friday); July 11 – 14; July 18 – 21; and July 25 – 28. Cost is $240 per camp; scholarships are available. Visit email@example.com.
Earth Day Festival
Methow Recycles hosts its first Earth Day Festival, and celebrates 20 years of reducing waste, on Saturday, April 23, from 3 – 8 p.m. at the Doran Ranch near Twisp.
The fundraising event will feature live music from Emily McVicker, Riverside Blues Band, Ken Bevis, slam poetry, dancing, a Repair Café from 4 – 6 p.m., upcycled art, a kids’ parade, many local vendors and more. Saskatoon Kitchens will team up with the Fork food truck to provide delicious food options; a beer tent will feature local beer and wine and a special cocktail.
Tickets are $25; kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or in person at Methow Recycles. All proceeds will go to support Methow Recycles’ programs.
Little Star Spring Fling
Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 22, date of Little Star School’s 40th birthday Spring Fling, at Mack Lloyd Park in Winthrop from 2 – 5 p.m. with live music, food and drinks, activities for children and alumni, and a fundraising challenge. More details to come.