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 Friday (March 3), and at the Twisp Valley Grange from 2-3:30 p.m. on Saturday (March 4). The events are free; donations are welcome. For information, visit https://www.shafermuseum.org.
Building science group
The Methow Valley Building Science group’s next meeting will be on Thursday (March 2) at the Liberty Bell High School shop, starting at 5:30 p.m. The speaker will be architect Tony Case, who will discuss wall assemblies. The group is a discussion forum for builders and architects/designers interested in energy efficiency and sustainability. For information, email email@example.com
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. Visit https://www.ncwlibraries.org/locations/twisp-public-library for information.
First Tuesday: Predator-Prey Project
The Methow Conservancy’s next First Tuesday event (March 7) will be “Washington State Predator-Prey Project,” at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Join a presentation by several researchers from the Washington State Predator-Prey Project. The presenters will share about how wildfires, human activity, and the return of wolves are shaping our local ecosystem. Zoom registration is available at https://methowconservancy.org/news/category/events.
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.
There will be several guest speakers. The event 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 also be available. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com., or visit www.methowwatershed.com.
Health concerns in the county
Methow At Home hosts a free online presentation, “Leading Public Health Concerns in Okanogan County,” with Dr. James Wallace, on March 9 from 4-5 p.m. Wallace is a physician with Family Health Centers. Register at methowathome.org.
• Test your trivia memory on Thursdays with Ryan D at Twisp River Tap House, from 6-9 p.m. Entry fee is $5, come solo or join a team.
• Methow At Home hosts pub-style team trivia on March 8 from 3-5 p.m. at the Winthrop home of Nancy Aadland. Free; register at methowathome.org.
Social media workshop
TwispWorks will host a free workshop on using basic social media tools on Thursday (March 2), from 5-6:30 p.m. in the YourSpace meeting room. The workshop will be conducted by Jamie Petitto, marketing director for the Twisp Chamber of Commerce. For information or to pre-submit a question, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Okanogan Land Trust hosts “Spring Forward,” a free event celebrating the arrival of spring, on March 11 from noon-4p.m. at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket. Enjoy an afternoon of family fun brought including food, music, beverages, dessert auction, raffle and door prizes. For information, email email@example.com.
Recreation and wildlife
Join the Methow Conservancy, Home Range Wildlife Research and Conservation Northwest for a free presentation on wildlife-recreation dynamics in Washington, on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Twisp River Tap House. Learn about how to recreate with wildlife in mind. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Full details available online at https://methowconservancy.org/news/category/events.
Food Pantry hours
The Okanogan Food Pantry has reduced its days of operation. The food pantry will no longer be open on Mondays due to the lack of volunteers available to support operations during day-time hours, two days a week. Tuesday hours of operation will remain the same, from 9 a.m. 2:30 p.m.