Lookout Mountain field trip
The Okanogan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) is sponsoring a free field trip to Lookout Mountain on June 12, to observe, learn about and enjoy native plants. The trip will be about 2½ miles round trip from the trailhead. Difficulty is moderate, with some steep and rocky trail sections. WNPS field trip guidelines, including COVID guidelines, will be observed. Limited to 10 participants. Email email@example.com for more information and to sign up.
Senior nutrition vouchers
Aging & Adult Care of Central Washington is again offering its Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program, through which each participating senior can receive two packets of vouchers worth $40 each to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and honey at participating farmers market and farm stores. Participants must be 60 or older, and their income must be below 185% of the federal poverty level. Voucher distribution in the Methow Valley will be on June 16 at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp, from 10 – 11 a.m. Vouchers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.aaccw.org.
Lookout Mountain field trip
Methow At Home sponsors a series of free events in the coming weeks. Register at methowathome.com.
- June 7, 9 – 10 a.m. on Zoom, “Top Things You Can Do to be More Prepared for Emergencies,” with Jen Schumacher of Aero Methow Rescue Service, who coordinated the Methow Ready program.
• June 16, 9 – 10 a.m. on Zoom, “Clean Air For All: Promoting Smoke-readiness in a Fire-adapted Ecosystem,” with Liz Walker, director of Clean Air Methow.
- June 15, 10 – 11 a.m. at Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp, “Organizing Your Neighborhood,” with Bill Moody and Alan Caswell.
- June 17, 9 – 11:30 a.m. via Zoom, “Suicide Prevention Training,” with Julie Rickard, a licensed psychologist and founder of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of North Central Washington.
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 Saturday (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.
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 email@example.com.
County fair registration
Livestock pre-registration for the Okanogan County Fair is available online. All sheep, pigs and steers need to be pre-registered by June 5. Go to the fair website, okanogancountyfair.com.
Kiesau fellowship presentations
A free event featuring recipients of Mary Kiesau Community Fellowship grants talking about their projects will be held at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp on June 25, starting at 7 p.m. To date, five awards of $1,000 each have been given to individuals working on a variety of compelling projects that highlight the intersection of art, education and stewardship of the environment.
Naturalist and photographer David Lukas will talk about his field work capturing local wildflowers in educational videos. Visiting multi-media artists Etsuko Ichikawa and Suze Woolf will talk about their upcoming residencies in the Methow that will allow them to expand on their projects spanning multiple locations. Local author, herbalist and educator Rosalee de la Foret will talk about her upcoming book, currently in the making. A copy of David Moskowitz’s newest book will also be available to view and purchase.