Business of biochar
C6 Forest to Farm will host a community Zoom meeting on the evolving business of biochar and the plan to establish self-supporting local biochar production, on Thursday (May 5), at 7 p.m. Visit C6’s website for the Zoom link: http://C6F2F.org.
Methow At Home offers free online volunteer training in the MedMate Program, with Betsy Weiss, on May 10 from 4 – 5 p.m. A MedMate provides support formulating questions and setting goals for a medical visit and ensures the member has the information they need going into a visit. They support the member during a visit through taking notes and if invited by the member, might ask clarifying questions. Register at https://methowathome.clubexpress.com.
Legion hosts breakfast
American Legion Post No. 0143 will host a community breakfast on Saturday, May 14, starting at 9 a.m. at the Legion Hall in Twisp. Join Legion members for pancakes, coffee and camaraderie. Open to all members of the community. A donation for entry is suggested.
Spring plant sale
Classroom in Bloom’s spring plant sale will be on May 18 from 9:30 a.n.-6 p.m. at the Methow Valley School District campus. Vegetable and flower starts will be available, and student-led booths will be open until noon. Limited online sales will be available. For more information, visit www.classroominbloom.org or email email@example.com.
Little Star Spring Fling
Little Star School will host its Spring Fling, a 40th anniversary celebration and fundraiser, on May 22 from 2 – 5 p.m. at Mack Lloyd Park in Winthrop. Admission is free. The day will include live music by The Family Dog, a raffle, photo displays, food by Saskatoon Kitchens and Taco Bahia, a beer garden by Old Schoolhouse Brewery, family activities, and performances by Little Star students.
Little Star hopes to raise $40,000 in donations, which will be matched by an anonymous donor.
For information, visit https://littlestarschool.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 996‑2801.
Join Annabelle Acosta, Fire Adapted Methow Valley’s program assistant, and Abby Ludeman, Methow at Home’s preparedness coordinator, for a free two-part class series on journaling about nature and fire preparedness. The first session, via Zoom, is on May 20 at 10 a.m. The second session, on May 27, will be in the field starting at 10 a.m. from the Meadowlark Trailhead in Winthrop, adjacent to the Sullivan Cemetery. Register for either or both at methowathome.org.
Garage sale for Open Roads
A garage sale to benefit the Okanogan Open Roads Coalition will be held on May 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Malott Improvement Club in Malott. For information on how to donate money or items, call Lorah Super at (425) 308‑3851 or Ruth Hall at (509) 429‑4503.
Mental Health Month Color Walk
Join the 2022 Mental Health Month Color Walk on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eastside Park Fitness Trail on Omak Avenue in Omak, a free, family-friendly event with a variety of activities scheduled. To register, visit http://mvhealth.org/colorwalk.
Grass and willow workshop
The Okanogan chapter of the Native Plant Society and the Methow Naturalist are sponsoring a two-day workshop on how to identify grasses and willows, taught by local botanist Dana Visalli, on June 18 and 19. Cost is $75. Class size will be limited; register with Dana at email@example.com.
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. – 3 p.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WVC graduation ceremonies
Wenatchee Valley College announced it will host both graduation ceremonies in-person this June. The Wenatchee campus ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at the Wenatchee Apple Bowl Stadium. The Omak campus ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at the Omak Performing Arts Center. This year’s graduation ceremonies will be ticketed. Each graduate will receive 5 tickets for family, friends or guests to attend ceremony. A nurses pinning for both campuses will be held Friday, June 17 at 1 p.m. The location is to be announced. For information, visit https://wvc.edu/students/resources/graduation.