Get your fix at Repair Café
Methow Recycles’ next Repair Café will be on Saturday (Feb. 18) from 10 a.m. – noon at The Cove in Twisp. Bring repairable items and whatever is needed to fix them. Items must be small enough to be carried and must not be leaking fluids or be hazardous in any way. Be prepared to stay with your items. Clothing can be repaired but not altered. For information, visit www.methowrecycles.org.
Methow At Home hosts a gathering to chat with its new executive director, Salyna Gracie, at The Confluence: Art in Twisp on Feb. 21, from 10 – 11:30. Gracie will also talk about her art installation “Murmurations,” on display in the “Hiraeth” exhibit. Register at methowathome.org.
Methow At Home offers a free online class, “Healthy Indian Cooking: Chole and Coconut Chutney,” with Teresa Mitchell of Mountain Masala, on Feb. 22 from 4 – 5 p.m. Register at methowvalleyhome.org.
School retirees meet
The Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association meets at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at Community Presbyterian Church of Omak, 9 Birch St. S., Omak. Refreshments provided. Program to be announced. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living with wildfire
Two public meetings about how to live safely with wildfire, presented by the Okanogan Conservation District and state Department of Natural Resources, will be held on Feb. 25: at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp from 9 a.m. – noon; and at the Pateros Brewster Community Resource Center in Pateros from 2 – 5 p.m.
According to provided information, the events will be “community-centered meetings where participants’ needs will lead the discussion and conclusions for this work.” The meetings will be facilitated by Ray Ledgerwood. For information, visit https://www.okanogancd.org.
Food and farm biz mixer
TwispWorks hosts a Methow Valley Farm and Food Business Mixer on Feb. 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Twisp Valley Grange. The free event is a potluck. Attendees will learn about the local food economy, and explore potential business relationships. There will be a panel discussion including a farmer, a restaurant owner, and a produce buyer who will each share their respective experiences working in the local food economy. Beverages, plates and utensils will be provided. RSVP or send questions to email@example.com.
All about Carlton
The Shafer Museum presents “Our Methow Home: Carlton,” one of a series of short histories of the valley’s communities, at The Local Church in Carlton from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on March 3, and at the Twisp Valley Grange from 2 – 3:30 p.m. on March 4. The events are free; donations are welcome. For information, visit https://www.shafermuseum.org.
Twisp library events
The Twisp library is hosting two public events in early March:
• “The Northern Lights,” on March 3 at 6 p.m. Learn about how can get involved in aurora research with Dr. Elizabeth MacDonald, a space physicist with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
• “Antisemitism: Patterns and Paths to Prejudice,” on March 8 at 6 p.m., with a talk by valley resident Midge Conner, who has a BA in Near Eastern Studies/Hebrew from the University of Washington, and an MA in Jewish History/Holocaust from Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion, in Cincinnati.
Visit https://www.ncwlibraries.org/locations/twisp-public-library for information.
The Okanogan Conservation District, Methow Watershed Council and Resilient Methow are teaming up to present “Drought Planning: Water Resilience in the Methow,” a public meeting to advance the local conversation around water quality and quantity in the valley, on March 9 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the Winthrop library.
Guest speakers will address the topic of drought from the physical, practical and legal aspects as well as what can be done to plan and prepare. Discussion points include, what are the major issues around water quality and quantity in our communities; and what are local agencies and community groups doing about these issues?
A Zoom link will be available. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or visit www.methowwatershed.com.