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. For information, visit twispworks.org.
Library flagpole dedication
There will be a flagpole dedication at the Winthrop library on Sept. 3 at 10 a.m., honoring veterans who contributed to the project. Following the flagpole event, the library and Friends of the Winthrop Library will host a “watch party” streaming the National Book Festival from the Library of Congress in the community rooms. Harry Grant, who led the organizational effort for the dedication, will be on hand, and local student Olive Frady will sing the national anthem. The flagpole installation includes a plaque commemorating the military service of all veterans.
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 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For information, call (509) 449‑2594.
All about bird-banding
The Methow Conservancy’s First Tuesday program on Sept. 6. features wildlife biologist Julie Hovis presenting “A Bird in the Hand: An Introduction to Banding Birds.” The free event begins at 7 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn.
Hovis, who lives in Winthrop, has a B.S. in natural resources management from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in wildlife biology from the University of Florida. She has been a nongame wildlife biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and an endangered species biologist at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.
For information, email bridger@MethowConservancy.org or visit methowconservancy.org.
Fundraiser brunch at TwispWorks
TwispWorks hosts a fundraising event — “Backstage Pass, a Progressive Brunch” — on Sunday, Sept. 11, starting with a reception at 10:30 a.m. followed by the brunch and program at 11 a.m.
The event is an opportunity to go “backstage” for a close-up look at some of TwispWorks’ partners including the Methow Valley Jewelers Collective, the Western Washington University Sustainability Pathways Program, eqpd and Sunflower Catering. Food will be provided by Saskatoon Kitchens.
Tickets are $75. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://twispworks.org/backstagepass or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/552‑6972. RSVP by Aug. 28.
Classroom in Bloom hosts its annual Garden Party on Sept. 11 at the Methow Valley School District campus, featuring a silent auction, live music, a local harvest dinner including pizza, salad hors d’oeuvre and desserts. The event begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25. Babysitting will be available with advanced reservation. For information, visit www.classroominbloom.org/fall-garden-party.
Some things to put on your calendar. More information will be available closer to the events.
- Methow Valley Labor Day Rodeo, Sept. 3 – 4, 1 p.m. each day. For information, visit http://www.methowvalleyrodeo.com.
- Winthrop Kiwanis Duck Days, Sept. 4 at Mack Lloyd Park, noon; Sept. 5, Duck Race, noon. For information, visit https://winthropkiwanis.com/2022-duck-days.
- Winthrop Vintage Wheels Show, Sept. 17, parade at 11 a.m. For information, visit https://winthropwashington.com/events.
- The Methow Conservancy’s traditional Cider Squeeze returns on Sept. 25 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Sabold residence on Bean Road off of Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road. The event is free and no RSVP is necessary. Take a turn cranking the historic apple press. Bring your own containers and lids if you have them.
- Coming Home Celebration at Homestream Park in Winthrop, Oct. 2, 11 a.m-2 p-.m., to honor the returning salmon.