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.
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.
Curbside chipping in Twisp
The Town of Twisp will again offer free curbside chipping next Monday and Tuesday (May 1 and 2), for town residents only.
Woody materials only, including branches no shorter than 2 feet and no larger than 6 inches in diameter. More than one pile is OK. No weeds, sod, roots, pine needles, leaves, waste, paper, garbage, plastic, metal, lumber or treated wood, please. Cut ends should be in the same direction, facing the street. Free chips will be available at Twisp Town Park after 2 p.m. on Monday. For information, call (509) 997-1311.
Plants and climate change
The Methow Conservancy’s First Tuesday (May 2) presentation next month will be “How Plants are Coping with Climate Change,” starting at 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.
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.
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.
TwispWorks hosts a free small business workshop, “Bookkeeping 101,” on Thursday, May 4, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the YourSpace building, with Talitha Parsons of Gingersnap Bookkeeping. Register at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6002280. To submit a question, email email@example.com.
Women in business
TwispWorks sponsors a social event for women business owners, entrepreneurs, and any women interested in starting a business on Sunday, May 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Meza restaurant in Winthrop. There will be a panel presentation about hiring, human resources, and employer best practices, after which there will be additional time for questions and further networking. RSVP for the free event at firstname.lastname@example.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 at the Winthrop home of Nancy Aadland, on Wednesday, May 3, from 3-5 p.m. Register at methowathome.org.
Healing and spirit talk
Peruvian healer Enzo M. Trosso Toranzo will give a spirit talk on curing diseases through natural herbs and spiritual awareness on May 9 at Wellspring, Room 7 in the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp, starting at 6 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. Toranzo has 29 years of herbal practice and offers a variety of consultations. For information, contact Randy S. Levine at (509) 997-7171.