Builders, architects invited
The next meeting of Methow Valley Building Science, an informal gathering of local builders, architects and designers, is set for Thursday (April 13), at 5:30 p.m. at the Methow Housing Trust office in the Mountain Annex office building. Jeremy Newman will moderate a discussion on energy-efficient roof assemblies. All builders, designers and energy nerds are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Medicinal plants workshop
Micheal “Skeeter” Pilarski offers a workshop on “Medicinal Plants in Agroforestry, Permaculture and Ecosystem Restoration” on Saturday (April 15) starting from the Methow Valley Interpretive Center in Twisp at 10 a.m. Cost for the daylong workshop, which includes a lecture and a field trip up Twisp River Road, is $60. Visit www.friendsofthetreesbotanicals.com for more information, or visit skeeter.eventbrite.com.
The Mazama Community Club will host an evening of games on Tuesday, April 18, starting at 7 p.m. Bring a Scrabble board or other games. All levels of play are welcome. No RSVP is necessary.
Also coming up soon is the club’s annual cleanup dah on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m.-noon. Bring work gloves, rakes, pruners, tools, etc. Visit https://mazamacommunityclub.org for information.
At the Winthrop library
• Family Storytime, Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. This program is aimed at preschool-aged children, but all are welcome.
• “Beginning Sewing: Burrito Pillowcase,” on Tuesday, April 18, 4:30-7 p.m. Learn the basics of sewing while making a “burrito pillowcase.” Space is limited and registration is required online, or by calling (509) 996-2685.
‘Winter’s Tale’ screened
The Methow Valley Interpretive Center hosts Wenatchi-Methow Tribal Elder Randy Lewis for a showing of “The Winter’s Tale” — a film created by North Central Washington film students — on Thursday, April 20, at the Winthrop Barn. The film combines animation, storytelling, oral history, and geological forces. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the film starts at 7 p.m. A suggested donation of $15 goes to support the Interpretive Center. The event is open to all ages. More information and a trailer of “The Winter’s Tale” can be found at www.methowvalleyinterpretivecenter.com.
Housing Trust open house
The Methow Housing Trust hosts an open house at its Cascade Meadows development in Winthrop on Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The development is accessible by the Cascade Condominiums road across from the Confluence Health clinic on Highway 20.
The free open house is an opportunity to tour a completed Methow Housing Trust home in the Cascade Meadows (South) neighborhood and learn about the Housing Trust’s programs. There will be a “Why Buy a MHT Home?” information session at noon.
For information, visit http://methowhousingtrust.org.
At THE Twisp library
Upcoming free events at the Twisp library:
• Wednesday, April 12, 6 p.m., “My Story,” true stories told by your friends and neighbors. Refreshments provided by the Twisp Library Friends.
• Wednesday, May 10, 6 p.m., “From My Travel Journals,” similar to our “My Story” program except that these stories will be all travel-related. Refreshments provided by the Twisp Library Friends.
Methow At Home hosts “Let’s Talk About Medical Screening Tests,” a free online presentation by physician’s assistant Emily Buckingham of Twisp, on Tuesday, April 19, from 10-11 a.m. Buckingham who will talk about which medical screeners are right for you. Register at methowathome.org.
Earth Day celebration
Methow Recycles’ second annual Earth Day Celebration, a fundraiser that will feature live music from Ken Bevis and friends, the Riverside Blues Band and The Full Uplift, readings by Confluence Poets, dancing, a Repair Cafe, upcycled crafts and costumes, a kids’ parade, vendors and more will again be staged on Saturday, April 22, from 1-6 p.m. at the John Doran Ranch north of Twisp.
Tickets are $25; kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or in person at Methow Recycles. All proceeds will go to support Methow Recycles’ programs.
Learn about resources on a variety of topics like worm composting, stream bank restoration, land management, and waste reduction from organizations around the county who help us to be good stewards of the land. Local meat and vegetable vendors and food trucks will be on hand, as well as other Methow made products.
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Chipping and vegetation drive
The Okanogan Conservation District, Clean Air Methow, Resilient Methow, Town of Twisp, Fire Adapted Methow Valley, and Okanogan Solid Waste are sponsoring a free chipping and vegetation drive for all valley residents on Friday, April 28, from 10 a.m-3 p.m. at the Twisp Transfer Station. The drive will again be offered on Wednesday, May 3, and Friday, May 5, also from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.
Bring your yard waste and woody debris to help avert outdoor burning. Allowed are all natural vegetation; branches and woody debris up to 4 inches in diameter and 3 feet in length; pine needles and cones, weeds, leaves and grass clippings, and plant trimmings. Not allowed are garbage of any kind, lumber or treated wood, homegrown fruit, construction debris or plastics.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.