Civic building opening Delayed
The new Twisp Civic Building and regional communications center was expected to be open to the public on Wednesday (Oct. 19), but that has now been delayed to at least Monday, Oct. 24, town officials said.
The change is due to a delay in the arrival of paving materials for the street and sidewalk construction outside the building.
A grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the new building will be on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The free event includes tours, live music and food. The building is at the intersection of Glover Street and Third Avenue.Glover Street and Third Avenue.
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.
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.
Homesharing information session
Methow At Home will host an informational meeting on Oct. 26 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Winthrop library to provide information about the local organization’s partnership with Silvernest, a homesharing platform.
Methow At Home received funds from Jamie’s Place to partner with Silvernest through a “Game Changer” grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.
Denver-based Silvernest is an online service that pairs hosts with home seekers, “giving baby boomers, empty nesters and others a modern-day housing alternative,” according to a press release.
“The program aims to provide Methow At Home members and elders in the community with the financial assistance needed to remain in their homes, as well as help around the house and social connections,” according to the release.
“In collaboration with Silvernest, we hope to make it as easy as possible for members to find compatible housemates and continue to successfully age by their own design,” said Deirdre Cassidy, Methow At Home’s Program Manager.
Methow At Home members can visit info.silvernest.com/methow to find matches based on location, compatibility and other factors, according to the release.
Pizza and prizes included at the informational event. For information and to register, visit methowathome.org.
All about bees
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.