Lower Valley meeting
Okanogan County Commissioner Andy Hover has scheduled a public meeting to get community feedback on land use issues in the Lower Methow Valley on Thursday (Aug. 18), at 7 p.m. The meeting, which will include a question-and-answer session, will be in the Methow Community Center in the town of Methow, at the south end of Main Street.
Stephanie Palmer, director of the Okanogan County Planning and Development Department, will be present at the meeting to answer questions about the Citizens Advisory Committee. Deadline for membership application submission is Sept.15.
Grand opening for new station
Okanogan County Fire District 6 invites the public to a dedication and grand opening ceremony for the district’s new fire station and regional training center in Winthrop on Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at 11 a.m. The station is at 33 Horizon Flat Road. Tours of the new station will be available and there will be a lunch after the ceremony. RSVP at email@example.com so organizers will know how many attendees to expect.
Repair Café in Twisp
Methow Recycles’ next Repair Café will be on Saturday (Aug. 20) at Dwight Filer’s shop at the far end of the Methow Valley Farmers Market, next to the vehicle licensing office.
Free repairs will be available from 10 a.m. – noon for a variety of items including bicycles, electrical devices, small appliances, backpacks and more, along with sewing and mending and tool sharpening.
There is no limit to the number of items you can bring, nor do you need to make an appointment. Just show up and volunteer fixers will do their best to repair your stuff. Items must be small enough to carry; and must not be leaking fluids or be hazardous in any way. You must stay with your item during its repair.
For more information, visit http://methowrecycles.org/index.php/repair-it.
WSU Okanogan Extension is offering a free Master Gardener clinic at the Twisp Valley Grange, 344 W. Second Ave., Twisp, on Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. – noon. For information, call (509) 422‑7245 or visit Okanogan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Labor Day book sale
The Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp is getting ready for its Labor Day weekend book sale to benefit the Twisp library, and is collecting donated books now. Bring gently used books, DVDs and CDs to the gym entrance of the community center and leave them outside the door. The sale will be on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 8:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for information, call (509) 449‑2594.
TwispWorks’ ‘Fourth Friday’
TwispWorks’ “Fourth Friday” event on Aug. 26 will feature open artists’ studios from 4 – 7 p.m.; a live demonstration on video game development by Masha Falkov from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; live music by local band Danville from 7 – 9 p.m.; lawn games; a scavenger hunt; and information tables for Room One and Aero Methow Rescue Service.
Sept. 23’s “Fourth Friday” event will include open studios from 4 – 7 p.m.; a live demonstration on indigo dying at Culler Studio from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; a photo exhibit by Wil Chandler at the Pavilion from 6:30 – 8 p.m.; a scavenger hunt; and information tables for Room One and Aero Methow Rescue Service.
For information, visit twispworks.org.
Bike ride with Ted
Methow At Home hosts a free bike ride with Ted Young on Thursday (Aug. 18), starting at 9 a.m. from the Winthrop Town Trailhead. Route to be determined. E-bikes welcome. Register at methowathome.com.
Rodeo Queen tryouts
The Methow Valley Horsemen will conduct tryouts for the 2023 Methow Valley Rodeo Queen, which will be held on Monday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day) at 10 a.m. at the Rodeo Grounds off Twin Lakes Road in Winthrop.
The potential queen must have her own horse and trailer. The young woman selected will represent the Methow Valley for one year, starting Oct. 1, 2022, traveling to multiple rodeos, parades and luncheons.
Interested candidates can simply come to the tryouts on Labor Day. If you have questions, call Lynn Clark at (360) 318‑6358 or Dennis Gardner at (509) 846‑9880.