Scrabble in Mazama
Will it be all vowels or all consonants, the arrays of tiles we hate to see? More likely it will be some playable combination at the Mazama Community Club’s free Scrabble night on Tuesday, March 21, starting a 7 p.m. Bring a board if you have one. All levels of play are welcome, as are other games you might like to bring. For more information, visit http://mazamacommunityclub.com.
Classroom in Bloom summer camps
Registration opens Monday, March 20, for Classroom in Bloom’s four summer camps, which focus on the great outdoors, studying pollinators, eating fresh food and learning about nature. The camps, for kids ages 6-11, are from July 10-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Classroom in Bloom site on the Methow Valley School District campus. Cost is $240 per camp, lunch and transportation provided. Scholarships are available. For information, visit www.classroominbloom.org/new-events/2023/2/9/summer-garden-camps.
Other kids’ summer camps
Registration for several other Methow Valley summer camps for kids begins Monday, March 20. Organizations hosting camps include Bush School, Coral Farms, Homerange Wildlife Research, Little Star School, Methow Recycles, Methow Valley Riding Unlimited, Red Umbrella Designs and Pipestone Music School. To learn more about the various summer camp programs or for more information about how to register your child, visit littlestarschool.org/summer-camps.
Adam Lavender, co-owner of the Groovy Veggie Farm, will talk about creating closed-loop farming systems and soil health at a the monthly “potluck with a purpose” event on Wednesday, March 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Twisp Valley Grange. Bring a potluck dish to share. Beverages, plates and utensils will be provided.
April Tools Sale
The Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp is hosting its fourth annual April Tools Sale on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in the center’s parking lot. It’s not just for tools, but also furniture, equipment, collectables, and anything that is usable (but no junk). Sellers and vendors can book a table or more. Or, if you’d like to support the Community Center by donating useful items, bring them to the gym on Friday, March 31, between noon-5 p.m. Call (509) 997-2926 to make arrangements or get more information.
Facilitator Tania Gonzalez Ortega offers a free demonstration of how Family Constellations work to bring healing and wholeness within an individual by addressing disruptions within a family tree or ancestral lineage usually caused by trauma, on Saturday, April 1, at the Methow Valley Wellness Center, 105 Norfolk Road, Winthrop, from 4-6 p.m. For information, email email@example.com.
Upcoming First Tuesday presentations by the Methow Conservancy:
• April 4, “Karelian Bear Dogs,” 7 p.m. at Winthrop Barn. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife bear and cougar specialist Rich Beausoleil will talk about how Karelian Bear Dogs help manage human-carnivore conflicts, and why partnerships with local communities are essential to protect carnivores. Information is available at https://methowconservancy.org/news/category/events.
• May 2, “Plant Ecology, 7 p.m. via Zoom. Plant ecologist Dr. Nathalie Chardon will talk about the results of her recent field work in the North Cascades and the effort to understand how plant communities might respond to climate change. Zoom registration is available at https://methowconservancy.org/news/category/events.
For information about all events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.