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.
Methow Recycles’ monthly Repair Café will be on Saturday (Oct. 15) at Dwight Filer’s workshop, 201 Johnson St. Twisp, from 9 a.m. – noon. Live music will be provided by the Snowberry Trio. Repairs are free, and no appointment is necessary. Items must be small enough to carry, and not be leaking an hazardous fluids. For information, email email@example.com.
Harvest Fest at Methow Recycles
Methow Recycles in Twisp hosts a Harvest Fest Event on Sunday (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 topics from worm composting to food preservation (canning, dehydrating, freezing), and there will be a sale at the ReMake Center. Also, enter the raffle for a worm composter bin.
Live music will be provided by Kris Borgias. Food and drinks will be available to purchase from Mountain Meals. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 997‑0520.
Family and Teacher group meets
The Family and Teacher Association Methow Valley (FTA), a recently formed nonprofit that is promoting what it calls “a local twist on the traditional PTA,” will have its inaugural meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Methow Valley Elementary School, starting at 5:30 p.m. Families and staff are welcome.
According to its website, “FTA strives to ensure that collaborative bonds between the community and the Methow Valley School District continue to strengthen. All while ensuring a positive trajectory in a challenging time. We are here to support students, teachers, staff, and families, helping to provide ALL our children with a safe and civil learning environment while offering respectful solutions to issues.”
For more information, visit https://ftamv.org.
Home Range anniversary fundraiser
Home Range Wildlife Research is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 20, with a party and fundraiser at Meza in Winthrop from 5 – 8 p.m. Home Range founders will give a presentation at 6 p.m. about projects conducted during the first year, including a black bear community science project, a field course for young biologists, wildlife and recreation coexistence work, and the launch of research exploring the effects of wildfire on lynx in the North Cascades. The evening will include a silent auction until 7:30 p.m. To learn more about or support Home Range Wildlife Research, go to www.homerange.org/donate.
Jamie’s Place celebration
Jamie’s Place hosts a celebration and fundraiser, “Past, Present and Future,” on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Winthrop Barn, starting at 5 p.m. Doors open at 4: 30 p.m. The event includes dinner. Tickets are $35, and can be purchased online or at the door. For information visit https://jamiesplace.org.
The Methow Conservancy’s “First Tuesday” program on Nov. 1 will be “Masons, Miners, and Thieves — The Real Lives of America’s Bees,” presented by Paige Embry, author of “Our Native Bees.” The free event, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn, is described as “a window into the fascinating world of native bees.” For more information, visit https://methowconservancy.org/news/category/events.
Parent to Parent meeting
All about bees
Okanogan County Parent to Parent presents a meet-and-greet for special needs families on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. noon at the Winthrop library. The events include resources, refreshments, prizes, cotton candy, and activities for kids.
Bluebird celebrates new facility
Bluebird Grain Farms will host a celebration of its new facility on Highway 20 at the intersection with Twin Lakes Road on Saturday, Nov. 19. The facility will be open for drop-ins, tours, snacks, demonstrations, drinks, and shopping from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. There will be walk-through tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. RSVP for a tour by visiting https://bluebirdgrainfarms.com.
Get ready for Madness
It’s not too soon to think about Christmas if you would like to be a vendor as part of Twisp’s annual holiday shopping and celebration known as Mistletoe Madness. The event is scheduled for Dec. 9 from 3 – 7 p.m. on Glover Street and the TwispWorks campus. For information, visit http://twispwa.com/mistletoe-madness.
Businesses throughout Twisp will offer discounts, drawings, cookies, cider and adult beverages. The Winter Market will showcase a variety of artists, makers and crafters. Carolers will stroll the streets, and students with Cascadia Music will perform at The Confluence. Horse-and-carriage rides will also be offered. And of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance. The day ends with ugly sweater raffles at the Branding Iron, OSB Taproom and Twisp River Tap House.
Spirits of Conservation 2022
Learn how conservation easements work, who chooses to place an easement and why at “Spirits of Conservation 2022,” hosted by the Okanogan Land Trust on Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in a free Zoom presentation. Hear from landowners who have worked with the land trust to place easements on their properties. To register go to www.okanoganlandtrust.org/spirits2022.