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.
Garage sale for Open Roads
A garage sale to benefit the Okanogan Open Roads Coalition will be held on Friday and Saturday (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.
Spring plant sale
Classroom in Bloom’s spring plant sale will be on May 18 from 9:30 a.m. – 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.
Beer and housing
The Old Schoolhouse Brewery Taproom in Twisp will release its new Home Brew on May 19 from 4 – 6 p.m. For every pint sold at the release, $1 will be donated to the Methow Housing Trust’s campaign to “Build Belonging.” For more information, visit https://methowhousingtrust.org.
Run or walk for The Cove
Liberty Bell High School sophomore Aksel Thomson has organized a community fun run and walk to help The Cove food bank.
The event, which includes a 5-kilometer race and the option to run or walk at leisure, is open to everyone. Instead of a registration fee, participants are asked to bring non-perishable food for the Cove. Businesses have donated prizes for winners.
The fun run/walk is Saturday, May 21, at the cross-country course at the high school. Registration is at 9 a.m.; the race starts at 10.
Repair Café coming up
The next Methow Recycles Repair Café — which offers free fixes for items in distress — will be on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. – noon in The Cove parking lot on Glover Street. Items must be small enough to carry and not leaking fluids, or be hazardous in any way. You must stay with your item while it is being repaired. Bring necessary parts to complete repairs. For more information, visit http://methowrecycles.org. Repair Cafés happen the third Saturday of the month. The next one will be on June 18.
Housing Trust block party
The Methow Housing Trust will celebrate its recently launched capital campaign to “Build Belonging” in the valley with a free block party at TwispWorks on Saturday, May 28, 4 – 7 p.m., including yard games, music, food and brews and information. For more information, visit http://methowhousingtrust.org/build-belonging.
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.
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.
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.
Circus in Brewster
The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will visit Brewster for two performances on June 4, with shows at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The circus will be at Sixth and Main. Culpepper & Merriweather is described as an “authentic one-ring, big-top circus” including “big cats,” aerialists, bareback horse riders, tightrope walkers, clowns and more. Watch the tent raising beginning at 9:30 a.m. The midway opens at 4 p.m. with games, activities and concessions. Advance ticket prices are $12 for adults, $7 for kids (2 – 12) and seniors (65 and older) at several retail locations in Brewster. Box office prices are $15 for adults and $8 for kids and seniors. For information, visit cmcircus.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.