’49er Days Junior Royalty
Interested in being part of the Junior Royalty for the annual Winthrop ’49er Days celebration in May? Students in grades 9 – 12 are invited to apply. Those selected must be able to take part in the event, which is May 12 – 14. Pick up an application at Liberty Bell High School or the Independent Learning Center, and return it by the Feb. 14 deadline. For information, contact Marva Mountjoy at (509) 429‑7218.
7th District town hall
The state’s 7th Legislative District representatives will conduct a telephone town hall meeting on Monday (Feb. 13) from 6 – 7 p.m. to discuss the current legislative session.
Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy, Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, and Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, will talk about legislation they are sponsoring as well as their priorities for the legislative session. They will also take questions.
An automated call will go out a few minutes before the event to landlines in the district. If you do not have a land line, or you want to make sure you can participate, call (509) 476‑8976 on Feb. 13 from 5:45 p.m. all the way through the program. At any time during the event, listeners can press the star sign on their telephone keypads to ask a question.
A five-class series on mindfulness meditation begins Thursday (Feb. 9) and continues on Thursdays through March 9 at The Cove 2 in Twisp, from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Learn tools to help you find calm under pressure, lessen anxiety, manage your stress, and feel more connected. Sliding fee scale; free to Cove clients. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mindfulmethow.com for more information.
On Sunday (Feb. 12), the Methow Seed Collective and Classroom in Bloom will host a seed-saving workshop and seed exchange at the Twisp Valley Grange from 2 – 5 p.m., free and open to the public. There will be information about saving seeds as well as a seed exchange. Bring leftover seed packets if you have them. Visit www.mvseedcollective.com for information.
Sunny M Ranch info sessions
The Methow Conservancy has scheduled two public information sessions to explain the details of its plan to purchase 1,200 acres of the Sunny M Ranch from the Haub family, and the fundraising effort related to the purchase. There will be a question-and-answer session after each presentation. The in-person meetings are:
• Friday, Feb. 10, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Twisp Valley Grange, with live music by The Apostles, light snacks and a no-host bar.
• Sunday, Feb. 12, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn, with light snacks.
A Zoom session will also be scheduled.
For information, visit https://methowconservancy.org/sunnym/events.
On virtual fencing
The Okanogan Land Trust offers a free presentation on virtual fencing by Jay Kehne on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Okanogan PUD auditorium (1331 Second Ave. N., Okanogan). Kehne will discuss his initiative to introduce virtual fencing in north central Washington. Virtual fencing has the potential to replace untold miles of wire fencing that divides the landscape and presents a hazard to wildlife. He is Sagelands Program Lead for Conservation Northwest. For information, email email@example.com or call (509) 557‑6306.