The Washington State Broadband Office has partnered with the Okanogan County and Colville Confederated Tribes Broadband Action Team, the Economic Alliance, the Okanogan Public Utility District and the WSU Okanogan County Extension to host an “Internet For All Listening Session” on Thursday (May 11) from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Okanogan County PUD (1331 Second Ave. N., Okanogan). Bring your thoughts and ideas about internet service.
Scrabble in Mazama
The Mazama Community Club is hosting another Scrabble and Qwirkle night on Tuesday (May 16) at 7 p.m. All levels of play are welcome. Tea and decaf coffee will be available. No need to RSVP.
‘Cultural Futures’ information
Inspire Washington will host a free “Cultural Futures” event on Thursday (May 11) from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Winthrop library.
According to its website, Inspire Washington “aims to build a broad and powerful statewide coalition to champion advocacy and resource development for Washington’s cultural sector,” with a mission of “increasing access to science, heritage, and arts programming through advocacy, resource development, education, and coalition building.”
At the Winthrop event, Inspire Washington representatives will talk about funding sources and advocacy opportunities for local cultural programs. There will be a review of the recent legislative session, and new funding programs and grant possibilities.
For more information, visit https://inspirewashington.org/events/cultural-futures.
Open house at Bluebird Grain Farms
Bluebird Grain Farms hosts a free open house and granary tour at its facilities on Highway 20 between Winthrop and Twisp on Saturday (May 13), from noon-3 p.m. The granary and farm tour is from 2-3 p.m.; RSVP for the tour at https://bluebirdgrainfarms.com; or email email@example.com; or call (509) 996-3526.
Meditation and sound bath
“Sound Bath and Meditation for Moms” will be offered by Tania Gonzalez Ortega on Sunday (May 14) from 7-8 p.m. at Head and Heart in Winthrop. Participate in a guided meditation and sound bath journey. Cost is $12 with a class card; $14 for drop-ins. Bring a pillow and a blanket. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare your neighborhood
Methow At Home offers a free “Map Your Neighborhood” workshop focused on natural disaster preparation on Tuesday (May 16) from 1-3 p.m. at The Cove 2 in Twisp. The session will be led by Jessica Farmer, who has worked with the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group since 2014. Register at methowathome.org.
Spring Plant Sale
Classroom in Bloom’s Spring Plant Sale will be on Thursday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the Methow Valley School District campus. Fifth grade and high school horticulture students will sell flowers and plants they have grown, as a fundraiser for the school garden. For more information, visit www.classroominbloom.org/new-events.
Repair Café coming up
Methow Recycles’ next Repair Café will be on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m.-noon at The Cove in Twisp. Bring repairable items and whatever is needed to fix them. Items must be small enough to be carried and must not be leaking fluids or be hazardous in any way. Be prepared to stay with your items. Clothing can be repaired but not altered. For information, visit www.methowrecycles.org.
TwispWorks is hosting its first Methow Valley Nonprofit Olympics on Wednesday, May 24, from 4-6 p.m. The event is open to staff (or top two volunteers if there is no staff) of all Methow Valley nonprofit organizations. Games will be loosely based on favorite yard games or Olympic events and may or may not include nonprofit-related jargon and tasks. Not all events will be physical. RSVP is required: email email@example.com to RSVP and for more details.
Mental Health Color Walk
Okanogan Behavioral Health Care in collaboration with FYRE (the Foundation for Youth Resilience and Engagement) will host the third annual Mental Health Month Color Walk on Saturday, May 20, staring at 9:30 a.m. from the Omak Eastside Park Fitness Trail. The free event includes a low-impact stroll or walk around the Fitness Trail. More information, including registration, can be found at www.okbhc.org/colorwalk.
Methow At Home hosts a free online program on “Wildfire Preparedness at Home,” on Thursday, May 25, from 9-10 a.m. Eli Loftis of the Okanogan Conservation District will discuss the district’s risk assessment service and how to gauge your own property to know if you are a good candidate for an assessment and possible cost-sharing opportunities. Register at methowathome.org.
Twisp Library book sale
The Twisp Library will host a Memorial Day weekend book sale at the Methow Valley Community Center on Friday, May 26, from 4-7 p.m., and Saturday, May 27, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Beginning Monday (May 15), bring your gently used books, DVDs and CDs to the community center gym. No old tech manuals or textbooks, please. For information, call (509) 449-2594.
Facilitator Tania Gonzalez Ortega offers a free demonstration of how Family Constellations work to bring healing and wholeness within an individual, on Saturday, May 27, at the Methow Valley Wellness Center, 105 Norfolk Road, Winthrop, from 3-5 p.m. By donation. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.