Mazama club cleanup
The Mazama Community Club’s annual cleanup day will be on Saturday (April 22), from 9 a.m.-noon. Bring work gloves, rakes, pruners, tools, etc. Visit https://mazamacommunityclub.org for information.
‘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.
All about chickens
The Twisp Valley Grange’s monthly “Potluck with a Purpose” will feature a short panel presentation by local experts on chickens, followed by a Q & A, on Wednesday, April 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring a potluck dish to share. Water, plates and utensils will be provided. All are welcome.
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 email@example.com.
School retirees meet
The Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association will hold a general meeting on Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m. at Community Presbyterian Church of Omak, 9 Birch St., S. Dr. Sue Kane, Director of STEM Initiatives and Strategic Partnerships at North Central ESD, will speak on STEM activities in Okanogan County. For information, call (509) 429-0292.
• 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 at the Winthrop home of Nancy Aadland, on Wednesday, May 3, from 3-5 p.m. Register at methowathome.org.
Swing dance lessons
Methow At Home hosts a four-session series of swing dance lessons, with Jeff and Tracie Powney, starting Friday, May 5, and continuing on May 12, 19 and 26. The lessons will be at the Twisp Valley Grange from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Cost for members is $20 for all the classes; $40 for nonmembers. Register at methowathome.org.
Native plants talk
Methow At Home offers a free discussion by Methow Natives owner Rob Crandall, “Let’s Talk About Native Plants and Their Implications,” on Tuesday, May 2, from 4-5 p.m. at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center in Twisp. Register at methowathome.org.