‘Doctrine of Recovery’ film
The Methow Valley Interpretive Center, Methow Valley Citizens Council, Room One and the Methow Conservancy are partnering to present “The Doctrine of Recovery,” a film by local filmmaker Leslee Goodman, on Monday (Oct. 10) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp.
The event, which is being presented on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, starts at 6 p.m. It will open with a Native prayer, include a short trailer from the Methow Valley Citizens Council’s “Living River” film series, then followed by the 75-minute “Doctrine of Recovery” film and a panel discussion.
Admission is by donation; $10 is suggested. Proceeds will benefit local Indigenous-led nonprofits. The film has been named an official selection of the Red Nation International Film Festival in Los Angeles this November.
The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hosts a Wildland Firefighter Olympics on Saturday (Oct. 8), from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. Registration starts at 10 a.m.
The free event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Wildland Firefighter Foundation, which provides help to the families of wildland firefighters who have lost their lives or are injured in the line of duty. The $15 entry fee and all funds received will be donated to the foundation. Team sponsorships are available for $30, $45 or $60.
Entries will consist of teams of three to compete in six events that test firefighting skills. Team members may come one agency or a combination of agencies. The event is open to any current and former firefighters from all agencies and companies. There will be prizes for the best team name and the top three teams.
To sign up or for more information, call (509) 563‑9188 or email email@example.com.
Wildfire Ready tours at Edelweiss
To get an up-close look at the wildfire readiness efforts in the Edelweiss community near Mazama, drop by the Edelweiss community pool on Cassal Road for self-guided tours and on-site presentations on Saturday (Oct. 8), beginning at 3 p.m.
The free event, organized by the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Okanogan Conservation District and the Edelweiss Firewise Community, looks at the community’s Wildfire Ready work to lower fire risk and improve resiliency. There will be food, live music by Ken Bevis, land tour stops, and a booth to sign up for a free Wildfire Ready Neighbors home assessment. Wildfire Ready consists of coalition of partnerships between the state Department of Natural Resources, fire districts, community groups and citizens.
For information, call Will Knowlton, the DNR’s community resilience coordinator for Ferry and Okanogan Counties, at (360) 972‑4272. Visit wildfireready.com for more details about the program.
All about fungi
The Methow Valley Interpretive Center in Twisp hosts a free, two-part talk-and-walk on “Fungi Explored: What Important Roles Fungi Play in our Everyday Ecosystems,” on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 7 and 8).
U.S. Forest Service botanist Helen Lau will do a presentation at the Interpretive Center at 6 p.m. on Friday, followed by a field trip the next morning, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Meet at the center at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday to carpool to a nearby forest with easy walking access. Pack all-weather gear and lunch. Donations are appreciated. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (509) 997‑0620 or visit www.methowvalleyinterpretivecenter.com.
The Methow Valley Photography Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in the meeting room at TwispWorks building A. For information, call (509) 997‑0970.
Methow At Home events
Methow At Home offers several free events this month. Register for all events at methowathome.org.
- Oct. 13, 20 and 27 from 3 – 4:30 p.m., at the Twisp Valley Grange, caring for your loved one with dementia, with Sheila Brandenburg, a palliative care and hospice-certified registered nurse.
- Oct. 13 from 9 – 10 a.m. online, “Parkinson’s Disease 101 — Information, Treatment, and Resources,” with Jennifer Gillick, Program Director at the Northwest Chapter of American Parkinson’s Disease Association.
- Oct. 26 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Winthrop library, an informational meeting about Methow At Home’s partnership with Silvernest, a homesharing platform. Pizza and prizes included.
Harvest Fest at Methow Recycles
Methow Recycles in Twisp hosts a Harvest Fest Event on Oct. 16 from 1 – 4 p.m., The free event offers family-friendly activities including face painting, marshmallow roasting, an upcycled Halloween costume booth, and scarecrow making.
There will be demonstrations every half hour from a local expert on a different topic from worm composting to food preservation, and there will be a sale at the ReMake Center.
Live music will be provided by Kris Borgias. Food and drinks will be available to purchase from Mountain Meals. For information, email email@example.com or call (509) 997‑0520.
Cheyan Budrow of Twisp has been named to the 2022 summer honor roll at Spokane Community College.
Winthrop Kiwanis meets every Tuesday at 7 a.m. in the Hen House at the Winthrop Barn. Light breakfast and coffee available for $5. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.