Inspire Washington discussion
Inspire Washington will share its findings from the statewide Cultural Futures tour, reveal the first draft of its agenda for the upcoming Legislative session, and facilitate a brainstorming and work group discussion for the culture sector within North Central Washington on Thursday (Sept. 8) at Methow Arts in Twisp. The free event begins at 5:30 p.m. For information, email email@example.com.
Photo Club meets
The Methow Valley Photo Club will meet in the meeting room at Twisp Works Building A, on Thursday (Sept. 8) at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
Grant application help
Inspire Washington staff will be available to offer free help with applications for Working Washington 5 grants on Friday (Sept. 9) at the Rocking Horse Bakery in Winthrop, from 9 a.m. – noon. The Washington State Legislature has allocated a new round of grant funding for small businesses affected by the pandemic, and $70 million was appropriated by the Legislature for the next round of Working Washington Grants, Round 5: 60% is identified for the arts, heritage, and science sectors, including those that operate live entertainment venues, and 40% is identified for most other sectors, including hospitality, fitness and personal services. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classroom in Bloom hosts its annual Garden Party on Sunday (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.
Methow At Home hosts a free online presentation on “Public Transportation Options and TranGO’s Future,” with Transportation Manager Brett Timm, on Sept. 13 from 9 – 10 a.m. Timm will talk about public transportation options for the elderly, expanding use and strengthening support. A Q & A will follow. To register, visit methowathome.org.
The history of ice
The Methow Valley Interpretive Center in Twisp hosts “Vanishing Ice on Planet Earth,” a presentation by professor Dr. Bob Carson, on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. Carson will discuss previous ice ages, how and why ice has vanished from our planet, and what may be in store for the future. Visit www.methowvalleyinterpretivecenter.com for information.
The Methow Conservancy is offering a number of events in September:
- “Plant Responses to Climate Change,” a field trip with ecologist Dr. Nathalie Chardon on Sept. 21 – 22. Learn about how plants are responding to climate change in our home mountain range, and help Chardon finish up her field research in the Cascades. Day one at Maple Pass, day two in Mazama. RSVP required; participants can join for one or both days. Email email@example.com for details.
- “Wildlife Tracking with David Moskowitz,” a full weekend of wildlife tracking on Sept. 23 – 24. Open to all skill levels and will follow Cybertracker Track and Sign Certification framework. Cost is $250 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.
- The 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.
Library seeks teen council members
NCW Libraries is seeking teens to serve on its five-county Teen Library Council, which gives youth in grades eight through 12 living in Chelan, Douglas, Grant Okanogan and Ferry counties an opportunity to directly impact the services the library offers for teens. Find out more and apply at http://ncwlibraries.org/tlc. The application deadline is Sept. 16.