Summer social at Shafer
The Shafer Museum in Winthrop hosts a “summer social” for friends and members on Sunday (June 25) from 2-4 p.m., with ice cream, lemonade and music by Hank Cramer. Join the museum or renew your membership. Visit www.shafermuseum.org for information.
Peace Corp alumni meeting
There will be a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) gathering on Sunday (June 25), at 4 p.m. For more information about the location and the event, call (509) 997-0818; RSVP is desired. All RPCVs and families are invited. Bring a dish to share, beverages, and a chair.
Susans of the valley, unite!
Are you a Susan, Suzie, Suzanne, Sue, or a variation? The second “annual” Susan Party will be held 10 years after the first “annual” Susan Party, on Tuesday, June 27, at 5 p.m., in Winthrop. All variations (first, last, middle or nickname) are invited. It’s a potluck, so bring an appetizer, dessert, drinks, dishes and silverware. For more information about the event and location, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 919-1876. According to organizer Susan Snover, 26 Susans attended the first party 10 years ago, and she is aware of more than 40 now.
Salmon Bake in Pateros
The Pateros Booster Club is sponsoring a Salmon Bake in the town park on Saturday (June 24), starting at noon. Meals are $15 and include salmon, salad, water and rolls from Sweet River Bakery. There will also be several native cultural presentations about bead work, basket weaving, the salmon hatchery and salmon conservation.
Friends of the Winthrop Public Library (FOWL, the library staff and Methow Press organized a month-long program of activities in June to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the library’s opening, as well as the opening of the new outdoor library.
The final event is on Tuesday (June 27): two NCW Libraries author readings featuring artist and author Erik Brooks sharing share some examples of his work (4-5 p.m., for kids); and Sarah Conover reading from her newly published memoir detailing the story of her family’s disappearance while sailing in the Bermuda Triangle in 1958, (6-7 p.m., for adults), community room.
For more information, visit www.winthroplibraryfriends.org/events.
At the Twisp library:
• June 27 — “Connect the Dots,” 1 p.m. Join author/illustrator Erik Brooks to “connect the dots” between the love of making art and all of the different ways we can communicate with words and pictures. Free.
• July 19 — My Story, 6 p.m. An evening of short, true stories told by your friends and neighbors Refreshments provided by the Twisp Library Friends. Free.
At the Winthrop library:
• Family Storytime, June 19, and July 13, 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m.
• Teen Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m., activities and snacks exclusively for kids aged 12-18.
• Open Makerspace, July 14, 21 and 28, noon-5 p.m. All ages welcome, but kids under age 7 may need adult help.
• July 18-29, during library open hours, create complex scenes with LEGO pieces. Builders will have all week to work on their scenes; completed scenes will be submitted for display at the library.
Nicholas Fitzmaurice of Mazama, and Joshua Dinham and Sam Neitlich of Winthrop, have all graduated from Montana State University. Emerson Worrell of Winthrop has graduated from Colorado College.
‘First Tuesday’ moves to July 11
Because of the Fourth of July holiday, the Methow Conservancy’s “First Tuesday” event has been moved to July 11. It will be a visit to the McFarland Creek Lamb Ranch starting at 7 p.m., where participants will learn about Katie Haven and Bill Tackman’s lamb and fiber operation. The event is free and open to the public. Contact email@example.com for information, or visit https://methowconservancy.org/news/category/events.