Conservancy event at Barn
The Methow Conservancy hosts its annual Conservation Awards and “Four Thoughts” presentation in the Winthrop Barn on Tuesday (Dec. 6), at 7 p.m. Doors open for the free event at 6:30 p.m.
Four community members — Don Portman, Katie Leuthauser, Randy Lewis and Eric Wittenbach — will talk about their connections to the Methow Valley and share their thoughts on the theme “What the Methow Means to Me.” Their pre-recorded talks will be projected on a large screen. They will also be in attendance and available to answer questions. Beer and wine will be available for purchase; the popcorn is free.
For more information, visit: methowconservancy.org/news/entry/fourthoughts22, or email email@example.com.
Housing Trust annual meeting
The Methow Housing Trust will conduct its annual membership meeting on Thursday (Dec. 1), from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the community room at the Winthrop Library. For information, visit https://methowhousingtrust.org.
Comment on grizzlies
The public is invited to submit comments on the grizzly recovery planning process for the North Cascades, recently announced by the National Park Service and U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service. For information or to submit comments, go to the project website: parkplanning.nps.gov/NCEGrizzly. Virtual public meetings about the process are scheduled for Thursday (Dec. 1) at noon and Friday (Dec. 2) at 7 p.m. Information on how to join the meetings is available at the project website.
The Methow Valley Amateur Radio Club (MVARC) is hosting a pancake feed at the Twisp American Legion Building on Saturday (Dec. 3), from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Suggested donation is $10. For information, email MethowValleyHams@gmail.com.
The club meets every third Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Twisp American Legion building, 626 Bridge St. The next meeting is Dec. 17. Anyone interested in ham radio may attend. You do not have to be a ham operator.
Bevis at Land Trust event
Methow Valley wildlife biologist and musician Ken Bevis will be the presenter at The Okanogan Land Trust’s next “OkaKnowledgy” series, on Tuesday (Dec. 6) at the PUD auditorium, 1331 Second Ave. N. in Okanogan. The free event begins at 5:30 p.m.
Bevis, a wildlife biologist with the Washington Department of Natural Resources, will talk about the role of “Dead Wood in the Environment.” For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘My Story’ at Twisp Library
The Twisp library hosts its popular “My Story” program on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. There will be four storytellers at the free event: Kyle Erickson, Dave Rodriguez, Tom Ackley and John Lindsey. Refreshments will be provided by the Twisp Library Friends. For information, call (509) 997‑4681.
Natural history class
The Methow Natural Journal is offering a six-session class, “Earth & Sky, Flora & Fauna: Natural History of the Methow,” to be held Wednesday evenings at The Cove II in Twisp on the first two Wednesdays in December and then continued in January. The program will include a hands-on lab session. The sessions are taught by local naturalist Dana Visalli. Cost is $0-$80. For more information and to enroll, email email@example.com. Space is limited.
Visalli is also presenting a six-week online version of the same program, hosted by Methow At Home, starting Dec. 9 and continuing on Dec. 16, 23 and 30, and Jan. 6 and 13. The free sessions will be from 9 – 10:15 p.m. on those dates. Register at methowathome.org.